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Commercial Ice Machine Buying Guide: What Type of Ice Cubes Do I Need?

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Three questions for you: when you go shopping, do you just have a general idea of what you would like or what you need? Do you strongly dislike searching through 250 options to find the right product? When you get to the store and you see all of the options are you quickly overwhelmed? (seriously do I need a self-cleaning, self-timing, computer chip equipped toaster that tells me the density of the bread and the time in china? I just want something that works). If this is you then raise your hand….okay now put it down, I can’t see it anyway. But seriously there are a lot of options out there when you are looking to buy a commercial ice machine. And as frustrating as it is, there is not just one ice machine out there that will work for everyone. However, by answering a few common questions, and explaining some of the options, we will relieve a lot of that frustration and help you become an ice maker guru.

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.

15 Questions You Should Ask When Buying An Ice Machine

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If there is one thing I cannot comprehend, it is drinking lukewarm liquids. I enjoy hot liquid. I enjoy cold liquid. Unless I am to the point of death (or attempting not to offend a host who has just handed me a glass of lukewarm liquid), I refuse to drink lukewarm liquid.

FIRSTHAND - Food Trucks: Fad or Fortune?

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Food Trucks - love 'em or leave 'em, it's hard to ignore the fact that these small-op, mobile restaurants are trending in popularity, especially in hip cities like NYC, Chicago, Portland, Houston, and our own Louisville. Whether you're outfitting your own truck, buying second-hand, or having one customized, a food truck offers the opportunity to be your own boss and share your passion for great food literally at street level. But are food trucks just a flash in the pan? This interview gives a quick take from one chef and former food truck operator.

Try Before You Buy Only With Prima Supply

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Let's face it - big purchases can be intimidating. What if the size is not right? What if you're disappointed by the functionality? It can feel like a bit of a gamble. Prima's new program seeks to eliminate buyer's anxiety by allowing you to test out certain equipment products for free.

How to Choose a Fryer like a Boss (III)

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Some people may consider choosing how you will filter your fryer oil as a separate decision from choosing a fryer. But ignoring this question while fryer shopping may mean you miss out on your best options. Choose your fryer and filtration like a boss and ask yourself, "How Much Are Safety & Convenience Worth?"

How to Choose a Fryer like a Boss (II)

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Part of choosing a fryer like a boss is to remember that a little money invested in the right equipment now may save you loads in the long run. Don't make this decision blindly. For floor model commercial deep fryers, there are three main grades you should consider: economy, production, and high-efficiency.

How to Choose a Fryer like a Boss (I)

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Like everything else you do, you want to deliver fried fare with excellence. The first step, of course, is to choose a fryer. Over the next few blogs, we will engage three questions that will help you navigate the available options and choose a fryer like a boss.

Manitowoc NEO Ice Machines: 6 Reasons the Amish Might Disapprove

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This spring, a new challenge to the Amish way of life has arisen - Manitowoc’s new NEO undercounter ice makers. Here below are 6 reasons for concern. Even if you’re not Amish (and you’re probably not, since you’re online), you may want to ask - "Will the NEO ruin my soul?"

How Vulcan's Endurance Range Lives Long & Profits You

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Chefs and operators throughout the nation recognize Vulcan for providing top-quality, energy efficient commercial cooking equipment that consistently produces desired results.

8 Unique Ways to Save Time, Money, and Space with Stainless Steel Tables

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What does every restaurant owner desperately need more of? Time, money, and space, of course! Here is a brief list of ways you can increase productivity, save a little more room, and keep more of the money that you work hard to earn.

The Prima Mix: The Huber Experiment in Slow Motion Food

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This video is all about food (a mess of food, but one mess you won't have to clean up!).

Now that’s a Bright Idea: How Manitowoc is Conserving Energy and Putting Money Back in Your Pocket

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In today’s blog we’re going to see how Manitowoc Ice as a company is becoming more sustainable, along with looking at their increasing line of energy saving products.

Why the Manitowoc Indigo Series Ice Maker is Taking Over the Kitchen

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Manitowoc's I-Series include impressive technological advancements that provide continual updates and the smarts to figure out optimal production levels for daily use. In this blog post, we’ll look at these features in-depth and explore the many options of an Indigo Series Ice Machine.


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