Time to Buy a New Ice Machine? What to Look for

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Ice machines are one of the ‘grunts’ of the kitchen, constantly in use and long-suffering. It is easy to just keeping using yours until it breaks down and you have to buy a new one. But how do you deal with the sudden lack of ice? Is there a better way to handle the switch?

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Get Ready for Kickoff: The Necessary Restaurant Equipment for Football Season

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014

Football Season starts September 4th — is your restaurant ready? The football crowd has its own dynamic and its own wants and needs; if your restaurant equipment is not up to the demands they are going to place on it, you may be leaving money on the table. So what exactly do you need? Fryers

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Another Ice-O-Matic Ice Machine Joins the Energy Star Family

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

The folks at Ice-O-Matic, makers of marvelous ice machines and dispensers, have outdone themselves yet again on the energy efficiency front. The Ice-O-Matic brand already has plenty of ice machines that are Energy Star-approved, and has recently added another to the lineup: the ICEU226A. This space-saving, ice-making beauty saves as much or more energy than

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Choosing the Right Ice Machines for Your School

Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013

Ice machines are a vital component of any kitchen, be it in a large restaurant, a mom-and-pop diner, or a school cafeteria. Ice machines are used in schools to chill food in the serving line, as additions to soft drinks, and even in medical capacities. Athletic programs need ice to treat sports injuries, making ice

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Going Steady With Scotsman Ice Machines

Friday, July 6th, 2012

There’s something to be said for consistency. Your customers rely on it, and so do you. Consistency is what makes your dishes famous and your customers coming back for more. Consistency is what allows you to turn on the stove and expect the flame to ignite every time. While we tend to overlook the simplicity

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: A Cool Choice

Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

It is only spring and an unexpected heat wave is seizing your town with an unheard of fiery grip. The news media is touting it as “unheralded” and “record breaking.” As luck would have it all the other restaurant equipment has been working just fine, and now that blasted ice machine is on the fritz

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Admiring Ice Production

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Ice is pretty important. You can skate on it; build an igloo and cute little sculptures out of it. It’s not all that fun to drive on, or scrape off car windows, but that doesn’t diminish the fact that we need ice. In fact, try running your establishment for just one day without any ice

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Now Serving – Football special! Kegerator Review And Honey Chicken Wings

Thursday, September 15th, 2011

Greetings! Well, it’s September. School’s back in full swing, football has begun and Labor Day is gone. People have already begun the countdown to Christmas! Don’t worry, I’m not going there (102). I hope everyone has a fabulous September, one without earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires or record breaking temperatures. I think as a whole, the US

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Scotsman Counter Top Ice Makers: Ice Machines a Penguin Would Love

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011

Last week, Short Order extolled the virtues of the fabulous flake ice Scotsman Ice Machine C0322MA-1B. Today, we feature another extraordinary piece of restaurant equipment in the Scotsman ice machine category, a nugget icemaker, the Scotsman Ice Machine MDT6N90A-1H. This is an extremely reliable counter top ice machine even the emperor penguin would love to

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Ice, Ice Baby—from Scotsman Ice Machines, That Is

Monday, April 18th, 2011

You know how much we love our ice machines at Short Order. Well, we have another reason for extolling the virtues of our Scotsman Ice Machines. Besides the fact that they are resilient, of super quality and efficient, we just discovered a new occasion to cheer. On April 12th, Scotsman Ice Systems was recognized for

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Ice Machines: The Best of the Best

Wednesday, April 6th, 2011

Any regular readers of this blog (restaurateurs, restaurant equipment enthusiasts, manufacturer moguls, and the supremely bored but otherwise unaffiliated among you) would know that we love our ice machines.  It’s not hard to see why: After all, we here at Short Order provide only the finest restaurant equipment to our customers, and we’re in contact with

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Proudly Green

Friday, February 18th, 2011

Chances are, if you’re a regular follower of this blog, you know how much we appreciate the masterpieces of manufacturing that are Manitowoc ice machines.  There are a host of reasons for this appreciation.  They include, in an unordered and certainly incomplete list, their resiliency, their quality, their efficiency, and their excellent warranty (not that

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: A Real Deal

Thursday, December 9th, 2010

Manitowoc ice machines, are the best-selling ice machine in America, and with good reason.  Simply put, there’s no other ice machine manufacturer out there that comes close to maintaining the consistency across the board that Manitowoc offers.  As far as energy efficiency, craftsmanship, sanitation, and design are concerned, Manitowoc ice machines are without parallel.  That’s

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Flake Ice Your Holiday

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Here’s wishing everyone a white Christmas courtesy of Manitowoc ice machines.  After all, with their flake ice machine models, Manitowoc ice machines can crank out flaky, snowy ice with remarkable speed and efficiency, perfect for keeping food cool and fresh for displays.  Or, you know, for making snowballs (flake ice balls?) of remarkable density, texture,

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Recognized by EPA

Friday, March 19th, 2010

Manitowoc ice machines are highly regarded in the industry for being reliable, efficient and just generally outstanding. So it should come as no surprise to hear that Manitowoc was recently recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a 2010 Energy Star Partner of the Year. A joint program of the EPA and the

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Clearance Manitowoc Ice Machines

Tuesday, January 5th, 2010

Get ’em while you still can: Clearance Manitowoc ice machines currently available at ShortOrder.com offer huge savings. These units may be scratched and dented, but they are still in working condition — the price is just reduced to compensate for scratches and dents that happened from freight. Manitowoc produces quality restaurant equipment, and these ice

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Ice as a Food: Commercial Ice Machines in the Home

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

Lavender-infused cocktails, Croatian truffles, flatbread, bite-size desserts — and now it seems the latest in trendy food is… ice. Believe it or not, ice is considered a food by many frozen-water connoisseurs. According to a recent article in the New York Times, some people are so into ice as a food that they purchase commercial

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Manitowoc Blog Launches

Tuesday, August 12th, 2008

Manitowoc fans will be happy to hear that a Manitowoc blog has launched at ShortOrder.com. Now, when you come to browse our restaurant and commercial kitchen equipment, you’ll be able to read the latest about Manitowoc products, including Manitowoc ice machines. Check out the Manitowoc blog is at manitowoc.shortorder.com. Manitowoc and ShortOrder are Cookin’ Manitowoc

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