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What Type of Condensing Unit Do I Need?

What Type of Condensing Unit Do I Need

Last week we talked about how much ice you need and whether you should purchase an undercounter or modular unit. In this week’s segment, we’re going to discuss the three different types of condensing units available for ice makers and which one would work best for your place of business. At first, types of condensing units can seem irrelevant when you’re looking at ice machines. But it’s yet another important step to finding the right one for your business..

How Much Ice Do I Need?

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A couple of weeks ago we talked about the best type of ice for your business. Hopefully from that blog you were able to determine which type of ice best suited your situation. This week we shift our focus onto determining how much ice you will need and whether you should purchase an undercounter or a modular ice machine. For reference, we'll be following this flow chart.

7 Basics of Buying an Ice Machine

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In previous weeks, we’ve discussed the different types of condensing units and ice available, as well as how much ice you’ll need for your particular business. This week we wrap things up by answering 7 questions regarding ice machines.

Manitowoc Q-Series Ice Machines

Q-Series Ice Machine

Manitowoc is a leading competitor for ice makers in the restaurant industry. Year in and year out, Manitowoc produces award-winning, energy-efficient ice machines. The Q-series undercounter fits this description and is one of the most popular series Manitowoc produces. If you’re looking for an undercounter ice machine, you should definitely consider one from Manitowoc, and here’s why:

Four Wines from Tuscany


Wine is a delicacy enjoyed by many around the world, and a smart restaurant owner is one who stocks some good wine for their customers to enjoy.

Deck the Halls by Decking Out Your Kitchen

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It's Christmas Time

At Prima Supply, even though we’re primarily a restaurant equipment company, we do have some products that would make good Christmas gifts and would work very well in a residential setting. So let us help you with your Christmas shopping by suggesting the following items.

3 Local Restaurants Effectively Using Facebook

Good Facebook Pages

Facebook: Everyone's Doing It

Let’s face it: Facebook is here to stay, whether you like it or not. Nearly all who are reading this blog post right now have a Facebook page. It’s just one of those things that has become a part of our daily life, with businesses being no different.

Turbo Air Company Profile

Founded in 1997, Turbo Air is a newcomer within the refrigeration industry. As such, they recognize that the only way to gain the trust of the consumer is to produce both quality and innovative products. Turbo Air has therefore invested heavily into researching new technological developments for their refrigerators and freezers. As a result, their products boast of many features that other refrigeration brands lack.

True Company History

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Every story has a beginning. And the story for True Manufacturing begins in 1945, when Robert Trulaske, along with his father Frank and brother Art, decided to form a refrigeration company. At first, they produced their roll-top bottle coolers in their own garage. But, within a year, they moved their manufacturing site to a warehouse in downtown St.Louis.

Success and Expansion

Eventually, True products would catch the eye of some beverage companies like 7Up and Pepsi, helping True gain some recognition in the refrigeration industry. As the years continued to go by, True began investing in research and development and capital expansion, and, as a result, they would go from a small family-owned company to a worldwide leader in refrigeration.

A Brief History of Refrigeration

A Brief History of Refrigeration

Believe it or not, refrigeration is a very ancient practice. Early on, people realized that storing food in cool environments actually preserved it. Thus, ancient civilizations such as the Chinese, Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had techniques for storing food. One of the most common techniques shared between these groups was simply to put food in a cave or underground. The cool temperature of the cave or ground was just enough to lengthen the life of meats, fruits, and vegetables.