I’ll Clean The Ice Machine…. Tomorrow

Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

Some of the most overlooked items in the kitchen are the spaces in the ice machine that we cannot see. Bacteria in an ice machine can cause the production of a biofilm. In turn, that biofilm causes visible mold. Even in the cold section of the ice machine, bacteria can survive. That bacterial can secrete

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Lean, Green Manitowoc Machines Get 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

Monday, April 14th, 2014

We have good news for all of you environmentally-conscious restaurateurs: Manitowoc Foodservice was recently named by the EPA as 2014 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year and given the Sustained Excellence Award. Yes indeed, one of our very favorite ice machine manufacturers has been recognized for its continuing concern for the environment and dedication to

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What Makes Manitowoc Ice Machines Green?

Monday, July 15th, 2013

If you’ve been following What’s Cooking, you already know that we here at ShortOrder love Manitowoc ice machines. As a maker of top-of-the-line restaurant equipment, Manitowoc understands what it means to produce a quality product that functions optimally in any restaurant. Manitowoc is also dedicated to keeping its Manitowoc ice machines and equipment friendly to

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Manitowoc: Ice Machines With Great Spirit

Thursday, July 12th, 2012

Manitowoc, a city in eastern Wisconsin on Lake Michigan, gets its name from the Native American word meaning home of the Great Spirit. And it is with great spirit that the people that manufacture Manitowoc Ice Machines have embraced cutting edge technology and conservation since their beginnings in 1964. And with the Indigo series, Manitowoc Ice

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Hey Good Lookin’!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2012

Is there anything better looking than an ice machine full of fresh cold ice when the customers are lining up outside your door? They say beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Well, when the beholder is the owner of a successful restaurant like yours, sometimes the “sight for sore eyes” takes the boxy

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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: Essential Ingredients

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

Let’s talk about ice. It’s perhaps the most essential, yet overlooked ingredient for making the perfect cold beverage. Ice perserves the flavor of your favorite hors d ‘oeuvres, and keeps those delicious salads crisp. However, the production of this ingredient doesn’t just happen via magic or Mother Nature’s whim. No, for the ingredient of all

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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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Manitowoc Ice Machines: No Tech Support Necessary

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011

Manitowoc Ice Machines will probably never spark a technological revolution. You can’t ask it questions, expect it to upload photos to Facebook or play music. Yet, you can take heart in the comfort that you also won’t have needed to memorize a phone number for tech support or upgrade contracts every few months like today’s

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Maintenance is a Breeze With Manitowoc Ice Machines

Friday, April 1st, 2011

When you’re on the market for new restaurant equipment, especially high-quality, top-flight equipment from trusted manufacturers like Manitowoc ice machines, you know you’re going to be making an investment into your restaurant’s future success.  You may be spending a decent chunk of change, but you know that money will pay dividends down the road, when

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Manitowoc Ice Machine SY-1404A-208-1

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

The Manitowoc Ice Machine SY-1404A-208-1 is well-known as a truly excellent, high-volume model.  Capable of manufacturing 1160 pounds of full-dice ice cubes in a 24-hour period, the SY-1404A-208-1 is ideal for commercial kitchens that emphasize high-volume output, such as kitchens in hotels, convention centers, or larger restaurants.  With that kind of output, you’ll be able to

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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: Easy To Clean

Friday, October 29th, 2010

The purchase of restaurant equipment is a huge investment, particularly when you select high quality, brand name equipment such as Manitowoc ice machines. But what you may pay for in dollars (and at ShortOrder we guarantee to offer the best prices available anywhere on all of our products) comes back to your food service kitchen

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: A Written Roundup

Monday, October 18th, 2010

If you’re a regular reader of this space, you’ll know that we’re big fans of Manitowoc ice machines.  Huge fans, in fact.  Fans to the point that our fingers will occasionally go numb from typing up love letters to the incredible durability and efficiency of Manitowoc ice machines in this very blog.  Well, either our

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Worth It

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Manitowoc ice machines are highly praised products, especially around these parts.  If you’ve been around here for any length of time, you have most likely noticed that.  There’s a host of reasons for our allegiance to these wonderful pieces of equipment. We at Short Order are a purveyor of the finest in restaurant equipment, and

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Restaurant Equipment: Short Order on ResellerRatings!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

We’re proud to announce that you, the consumer, may now review how we at Short Order sell our restaurant equipment at ResellerRatings.com!  Simply visit our review page to see how our customers rated and reviewed our products and services.  Are you a customer and would like to weigh in on how we’re doing/how we did? 

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: Yet More Favorites

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Our love for Manitowoc Ice Machines continues ever onward this week, with this new spotlight on a few additional models that we have yet to acknowledge. And the last thing we want is for these cool (literally) S-Series machines to go without recognition. We’ve just been busy testing and enjoying all the other dozens of

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Manitowoc Ice Machines: A Spotlight

Thursday, July 15th, 2010

There’s a good chance that, if you know anything about this blogger, that you know he is a huge fan of Manitowoc ice machines, to the point of excitedly indicating the presence of a Manitowoc Ice Machine SD-0302A at a Mexican restaurant to his breakfast partner (the riveting details of said breakfast can be found here). 

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Fit Frying?

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

June is here, and in Texas that means triple digit temperatures, brown grass, high electric bills, and oh yeah! Father’s Day! Happy Father’s Day to my dad, and all the dads out there. On a brighter note, the summer does mean busier times for restaurants and vacationing families. Do you notice an up-swing in the

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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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Ice Machines: A Restaurant Necessity

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Whether you’re running a bar, diner, coffee shop or restaurant, ice machines are must-have restaurant equipment. There’s no better way to efficiently produce a large amount of ice cubes in an affordable way. Buying bags of ice is expensive, and an employee must be tasked with going out and getting more every time the supply

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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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New Restaurant Equipment for the New Year

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

We’re just a couple of days away from ringin’ in the new year. With a new year comes new goals and resolutions, and some like to think of it as a way to start fresh. For restaurant owners, this may mean getting some new restaurant equipment. At ShortOrder.com, you’ll be able to find exactly what

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Manitowoc Ice Machines are Number One for a Reason

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

To anyone who’s owned Manitowoc ice machines, it should come as no surprise to learn that they’re the number-one selling ice machine in America. When it comes to energy-efficiency, durability, ease of serviceability, noise levels and sanitation, there’s just no beating Manitowoc ice machines. They’ve even recently been named Best in Class by Food Service

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Scratch and Dent Manitowoc Ice Machines

Monday, November 16th, 2009

From time to time, we offer scratch and dent Manitowoc ice machines. This means huge savings for restaurant owners in need of critical equipment that’s typically quite expensive (though, still a lot cheaper than buying bags of ice!). Manitowoc ice machines have a great reputation among those in the industry — they’re reliable, durable and

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Named Best in Class 2009

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009

Manitowoc ice machines are no stranger to awards and recognition. So recent news that they were named Best in Class 2009 — for the ninth year in a row! — by Food Service Equipment & Supplies magazine should come as no surprise. Based in a Wisconsin town of the same name, Manitowoc is known for

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Banquet Equipment for Successful Catering

Wednesday, August 19th, 2009

Banquet equipment is a must-have for successful catering. Keeping hot foods hot is essential — there’s nothing worse than a plate of cold food that’s meant to be warm, especially when guests are expecting to be wowed. Serve food fresh and hot with quality, dependable banquet equipment. We have what you need at ShortOrder.com — and it’s

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It’s Manitowoc Ice Machine Weather

Wednesday, March 25th, 2009

We don’t know about you, but we were thrilled to celebrate the first day of Spring last week. With warmer weather, blue skies and lots of sunny days to look forward to over the next several months, we couldn’t help but think that Manitowoc ice machine weather is here again! A Manitowoc ice machine is

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Restaurants and the Recession

Monday, March 9th, 2009

Lately, it seems newspapers and online media have had nothing but gloomy stories about the economy. Jobs cut, profits down — these are indeed stressful times for businesses. But an article recently from Forbes.com talks about how restaurants might prove to be more resilient than other consumer-dependent industries. The article pointed out how in a

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Make the Grade

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009

Manitowoc ice machines are quality, dependable pieces of restaurant equipment. Outstanding in performance and value, many Manitowoc ice machines have received the Editor’s Choice rating here at ShortOrder.com. Rating criteria for restaurant equipment is based on experience. Ratings are influenced by how well each item stacks up against the competition as well as how easy

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Manitowoc Ice Machine

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

Buying a Manitowoc ice machine means you’re getting the industry standard. Tough, dependable, efficient — those are all qualities of a Manitowoc ice machine. If you’re a restaurant owner, bar owner or commercial kitchen owner in need of ice for cooling, food prep or just drinks, a Manitowoc ice machine will help you get the

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Go Green

Friday, November 7th, 2008

Manitowoc ice machines are going green! Recently, the company has developed a range of energy-efficient Manitowoc ice machines. What’s even more notable is that they were manufactured using materials that cause the least damage to the environment. Manitowoc ice machines made with environmentally-friendly materials like water-based foam insulation. This material is used in both Manitowoc

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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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Ice Machine Slime: Is Your Ice Machine Dishing Slime?

Monday, June 9th, 2008

Ice Machine Slime Is An Important Maintenance Issue Ice machine owners may be getting slimed without knowing it. Ice machine slime is more than a funny-sounding phrase that evokes fond memories of watching Bill Murray in Ghostbusters at the matinee. For restaurant equipment owners, ice machine slime is a real health hazard that can run

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Manitowoc Ice Machines Set Record Earnings for 2007

Tuesday, February 12th, 2008

Manitowoc Earnings Break Records The Manitowoc Company earlier this month reported record-breaking first quarter net sales and earnings per share. Manitowoc’s first quarter net sales reached $1.1 billion, a 44 percent increase from 2006’s fourth quarter. And 2007’s fourth quarter net earnings per diluted share ($0.76) more than doubled 2006’s fourth quarter net earnings per

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Manitowoc ice machines: cold ice, hot machines

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Manitowoc ice machines are as reliable as the seasons Manitowoc ice machine weather has arrived. But it never left. As fall embraces us, bringing with it the chilly prospect of winter, we at Shortorder.com are still happy to have Manitowoc ice machines in our diverse selection of restaurant equipment. You see, the weather may be

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