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

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Iceomatc_ICEU220HAThe 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 its counterpart ice machines of the same capacity. In addition to its superior energy-saving capabilities, the ICEU226A has a production rate of up to 251 pounds of ice per day, interior anti-microbial protection, and an anti-corrosion stainless steel exterior. No wonder Energy Star gave it the seal of approval. (more…)

Go ‘Beyond the Cube’ with Ice-O-Matic Portal for a New Experience

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

ice cubesAre you usually indifferent to which commercial ice machines you use at your restaurant? We understand that when shopping for new commercial kitchen appliances, your purchase is usually highly influenced by price and product quality; so what if there was a commercial ice machine company that went the extra mile to show you that it cares about the lives that its products touch? Would that determination to connect to you and your business change the way you felt about that brand and its machines?

Ice-O-Matic, an ice machine and ice dispenser manufacturer, wanted to provide restaurant management and owners something tangible that clearly showed its dedication to the restaurant industry. The result is the Beyond the Cube portal. When entering this portal, you can instantly see that the main purpose of it is to serve others, not itself.


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 those finely tuned pieces of machinery that we send out on a daily basis, so why wouldn’t we become a little attached to them?  Right?

Sounds right to us, anyway.

Okay, enough with the crazy talk.  It’s hard not to fall in love with machines as well-made and outright productive as the ice machines we stock.  These include Manitowoc ice machines, of course, which is one of our favorite products from one of our favorite manufacturers of restaurant equipment, ever.  There’s a few reasons for that.  First, Manitowoc is the industry leader in ice machine manufacturing.  That in itself might not sound like it means much, but think about this: Industry leaders are usually where they’re at because of their work ethic and the quality of their product.  Manitowoc and its products are obviously high quality and obviously the products of a rigorous work ethic.

However, Manitowoc doesn’t make the only products we care about.  Ice O Matic ice machinesHoshizaki ice machines, and Scotsman ice machines are all just as good as their Manitowoc counterparts.  We’re happy to offer them to our customers as well.

Now, we’re way into our ice machines, but that’s not the only thing we at Short Order happen to have in our inventory, and it’s certainly not the only thing that we’re proud to offer.  We’ve also got a range of other products perfect for warming, cooling, cooking, storing, prepping, serving, and more.  Check out our full selection of commercial kitchen-enabling wonderworks today!

Ice Machines

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

If you’ve been a follower of this space for any significant length of time (and by “significant,” we’d say, oh, a week), you’re likely to know that we have a bit of a thing for ice machines.  Yeah, it’s definitely a “thing,” now, having been upgraded from a “hankering” and having long since passed an “affinity.”  Our “thing” for ice machines hasn’t evolved into an “obsession” just yet—we’re not weird, after all!

Ahem.  At any rate, semi-regular followers of What’s Cooking are also likely to know that our ice machine “thing” is pretty focused on the wonderful world of Manitowoc ice machines in particular.  The reasons for this are pretty straightforward: Manitowoc ice machines are efficient, well-made, an excellent value, and the industry leaders.  Pretty straightforward, isn’t it?  However, you might be a bit more dedicated to our blog to know that our ice machines love is by no means exclusive to the Manitowoc brand.  Indeed, we’re fairly egalitarian when it comes to our appreciation of the ice machines we stock.  We just write about Manitowoc more than the other guys because we can get into a groove like that.

Here’s probably the best way we can put it: We choose to stock every piece of restaurant equipment that we offer.  Nobody’s slipping unwanted rice cookers into our warehouses when we’re not looking.  What’s more, we’re pretty discerning folks: When we choose the equipment we stock, we only choose the best.  That means, in addition to Manitowoc ice machines, we also offer Ice O Matic ice machines, Hoshizaki ice machines, and Scotsman ice machines.  We fully stand behind all of these products as exemplary, and bound to get the job done with efficiency and aplomb.  You might not associate a word like “aplomb” with an ice machine, but we certainly do.  You might change your mind after you give one of these masterful products a try.

Ice Machines: A Comparison

Monday, October 11th, 2010

When you’re looking for ice machines that can do it all, you know where to look.  (Actually, by “do it all,” we mean “make incredibly large quantities of ice in an efficient and rapid fashion,” but we think “do it all” has a nicer ring to it.)  We have a wide array of ice machines available from a variety of trusted manufacturers.  No matter what size your restaurant’s kitchen and overall capacity is, we have a product that will be able to adequately fit your needs.  From massive workhorses to compact models, we have something for everyone here at Short Order.

We carry models made exclusively by manufacturers we trust.  Two such manufacturers are Scotsman and Hoshizaki, both of whom make excellent products at reasonable rates.  However, we’re going to focus on two other ice machine makers today.  Those are Manitowoc and Ice O Matic.

Manitowoc Ice Machines

Manitowoc ice machines are the industry leaders, the gold standard, the flagship product—insert praise here.  Much ink has been spilled on their excellence, and with good reason.  Manitowoc products come with an excellent warranty and are worth every penny when it comes to dependability and efficiency.

Ice O Matic Ice Machines

While Manitowoc ice machines might get all the What’s Cooking love (or, at least, most of it), Ice O Matic ice machines are right up there in overall quality.  Whether you’re looking for full-dice or half-dice cubes (no small matter of consideration when dealing with ice aficionados such as ourselves), Ice O Matic products will deliver time and again.

Sometimes, however, you may not be looking for something to chill your drinks.  Sometimes you want something to fry your onion rings.  Other times you want something to melt your cheese.  The last thing we want to do is tell you what you need.  That’s why we have an extensive range of restaurant equipment for you to choose from.  We’re not pushy types over here!

Ice O Matic Ice Machines: An Overview

Friday, March 26th, 2010
Ice O Matic ice machines are well-built products that do their jobs well.  This manufacturer knows what they’re doing.  Their products come in an array of sizes and capacities, so there is sure to be one that will fit your needs.
As you know, we’ve been big proponents of Manitowoc ice machines in the past, and we still love them.  They, too, are fantastic products that are built to last and get the job done.  We just figured we’d spread the love a little bit.  After all, this isn’t the Manitowoc blog!  We cover it all here.
Below are a couple of products that we think stand out.

Ice O Matic ICEU150HA

The Ice O Matic ICEU150HA comes in a compact, 24-inch-wide undercounter design for more modest restaurant kitchens looking to save space as much as possible.  Its size belies its speedy ice production, however, which stands at 174 lbs (or 79 kg) of ice per day.

Ice O Matic ICE0250HT/CD40030

The Ice O Matic ICE0250HT is an all-in-one ice machine, head, and dispenser bin capable of producing 352 lbs of ice per day (which is no small potatoes).  The bin itself holds 180 lbs, which is perfect for stocking up during the lull between the lunch and dinner rushes.

Ice O Matic ICE0500HT

The Ice O Matic ICE0500HT, like many Ice O Matics, come with Harvest Assist and Pure Ice technologies.  Harvest Assist is a system that allows for more consistent, efficient ice production, while Pure Ice technology helps prohibit bacterial growth within the ice maker.  It also doesn’t hurt that this particular machine pumps out a whopping 586 lbs of ice in a 24-hour period.

Buy Restaurant Equipment with ShortOrder

No matter which ice machine (or manufacturer) you choose to go with, know that we here at ShortOrder have you covered with our low price guarantee on all restaurant equipment we sell.  We’re good guys!

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