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The Three Types of Ice Condensers

If you have been looking to outfit your business with an ice machine, you may find that finding the appliance that is right for you, to be not as straightforward as you thought. Different businesses in varying industries have needs that are subject to their capacity, Read More…

Should I Buy An Ice Machine For My Business?

For those in the food industry, there can be no doubt that having a steady supply of fresh ice is as crucial as having tables for your customers to sit at or plates to eat off. The point is, that ice is an absolute necessity, Read More…

Selecting the right Ice Machine for your Business

If you run a restaurant, pub, club or watering hole, you’re probably already aware of the importance of having a steady supply of ice in your establishment. Warm drinks and a lack of icy cocktails and deserts will do nothing for the satisfaction of your patrons, Read More…

Ice Based Treats for your next Summer Party

Your next summer party, whether it’s for a birthday or just a get together, needs something a little bit different to mix things up; and fortunately, finding unique ideas that would be loved by all your guests is not as difficult a task as you would imagine. Read More…

Icey Facts

Ice is not something that generally crosses our minds unless of course it’s a hot summer’s day or you just need an ice pack for an injury or for that perfect cocktail. Ice is ice? It’s all them same, It’s just water frozen in a solid state, right?
Well yes and no. Read More…

Ice Bath Dos and Don’ts

An ice bath is one the most effective ways of rapidly healing sore muscles after that big running competition. When
you immerse your body in a tub full of ice, the swelling in the muscles goes down and your body is able to reduce the amount of lactic acid in your body, which is produced during intense workouts. Read More…

Thawing The Ice Machine History

These days it’s very rare to go to any place and not find an ice machine, whether it’s a restaurant, a bar or a 5 star hotel, ice machines are everywhere, but have you ever been just a little curious as to where and when these fantastic machine where invented? Read More…

Defusing The Myth That Chewing Ice Is Bad For Your Health

We’ve all heard it time and time again from our mothers, aunties’ grandmothers, etc… “Don’t chew ice you’ll get sick”. It is widely believed that chewing ice can damage your gastrointestinal tract or give you stomach cancer, well you’ll be glad to know that it’s a myth which has been perpetuated over time. Read More…

Why Flake Ice Is Used For Fish

Flake ice is a loose term used to describe types of ice which consist of irregular shaped pieces. These pieces can vary in size from very small; almost snow like particles up to fairly large pieces of ice 50mm across and in thickness of up to 10mm. Read More…

Ice Machines

Here at Scotsman Ice Machine we manufacture in five different ice machines.  There is variety of affordable ice-making machines since 1950. We are the largest manufactures in the world; we also have the best service agents over a hundred countries and over a million of Scots man ice makers. Read More…

The Benefits Of Having An Ice Machine At Home

Ice machines in the home have become quite an essential appliance, as more and more people prefer entertaining at home. Having a Scotsmans Home Ice System in the comfort of your own home will eliminate the constant need to run to the garage every time you need more than those two trays of ice cubes tucked away in the back of your freezer. Read More…

The importance of hygiene and sanitation when making ice

With regards to your personal ice maker, you are always required to handle it with care.

Remember: If your hands aren’t clean and you scoop out ice with your dirty hands, Read More…

Ice Makers: Draining and Ice Production Rates

With such a large variety of different ice shapes, ice maker manufacturers, applications and models, it’s important to know the fundamentals, in order to choose an ice maker that suit your specific needs. Read More…

The 5 Different Types Of Ice

Full Cube Ice, Best ice for: Mixed drinks, soft drinks, bagged ice and ice dispensers. Ice makers that produce this type of ice are best for: Read More…

The Convenience Of Having An Ice Machine In Your Home

Summer is around the corner and every South African knows how hot and almost unbearable some of our summer days can be. Summer is the time for swimming, braaing, watching the game with your mates and just having an overall good time. Read More…

The Role That Ice Plays In A Refreshing Drink

What is a cocktail without ice in it? I mean ice makes a drink tastes good and it is refreshing. Now that spring is around the corner it is going to get really hot and we are going to need something to cool us down. Ice drinks are different and the most common ice drinks are cocktails. Ice cocktails are trending and there are different and tasty cocktails that have been created. Ice in a cocktail not only chills the drink but also makes it more tasty and delicious. Read More…

The Unique Ways Of Making Ice

We often wonder how ice is produced in large quantities and how it is able to stay cold for long. There are methods and machines that are being used to produce ice. Ice is used to cool different foods, products as well as in different drinks that are fleshing especially in hot summer days. Read More…

Ice Can Be Used For Cooling Different Products

Ice is used for cooling drinks and other products. Ice manufacturing has interesting methods and principles that are beneficiary and profitable for certain businesses. Ice manufacturing is one of the most proactive businesses because ice is a product that is in demand and it is used for different reasons. Read More…

Domestic Ice Machines In The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Imagine having an ice machine in the comfort of your home, now that is awesome and you do not have to stress about having to go to the shops to buy ice. Domestic ice machines are also convenient for when you are hosting cocktail parties or events. You do not have to stress about running out of ice to make more refreshing drinks for your guests. Read More…

Are you enjoying your drinks at the right temperature?

There seems to be a common misconception about that all alcoholic beverages are best served chilled. In fact this is certainly not the case. Setting aside all of those wonderfully hot drinks like Gluhwein and Irish-coffee, you would be surprised just how many of the drinks we enjoy, are done so at the wrong temperatures. But we still love our drinks cold, right! So to make sure that we keep doing what we enjoy doing right, here are a few drinks that are best served as cold as they can be, the kind of cold which comes from having an ice machine around, and which should be left out in the sun (so to speak). Read More…

You’re probably drinking your beer or wine the wrong way

Many people around the world come home after a long day at work and find themselves enjoying their private time sipping on their favourite sundowner. You might even be sipping on a beer or a glass of wine right now, which could mean that you’ve been wondering about the temperature of the beverage in your grip. Read More…

 Six Helpful Ice Hacks

Ice plays a large role in many culinary creations. From cocktails to puddings, the kitchen is usually where you would find uses for ice. There are, however, many more uses for this substance that most people are not aware of. We will discuss these (and how to ensure that you have a constant supply of ice through the use of an ice making machine) below. Read More…

 Cocktails Served are best on Ice

Well, it’s the start of winter and we’re all wondering how to keep our spirits warm; but certainly not the ones we drink. There are so many amazing cocktails out there but I think we can all agree, just about all of the best ones are served on ice. So if you were looking to keep it cool this winter with a new cocktail, try one of these deliciously crisp beverages to put some frost on your breath this winter. Read More…

What are Commercial Ice Machines?

A Commercial Ice Machine is a piece of food service equipment that creates ice for a food service atmosphere as well as but not limited to cafeterias, restaurants, motels and hotels, medical and healthcare facilities, convenience stores and supermarkets. Read More…

Choosing the correct size Ice Machine

First of all, no two businesses are alike and ice usage is hardly steady even within the same business.  Use this article as a guideline to assist you.  You know your industry better than anyone.  Better to blunder on the side of caution and constantly have ice on hand. Read More…

How Does Air and Water Temperature Affect Your Ice Machine?

Once you have an understanding of your average daily ice production necessities, you will have to select a machine that can keep up with that requirement. When seeking out the manufacturer’s requirement sheet you will see an estimated number of pounds of ice produced every 24 hours.  Many times the production rate will be delivered for ideal conditions of 24 for the surrounding air and for the inbound water supply. Read More…

How Much Space do you Require for your Ice Machine?

Ice Machine Heads

Cuber Heads are factory-made in standard widths of 22″, 30″, and 48″. Ice storage bins and ice distributors are intended to be the same standard breadths to easily accommodate the standard ice machine heads. Read More…

Water Filtration: Will Your Ice Machine Require This?

A water filtration system, either fitted in the water supply line to the ice machine or built into the ice machine itself, will eradicate mineral sediment such as lime and calcium and avert scale formation.  The water filter also keeps out vermin and other bacteria such as gunk fungus, eradicates odour, and creates a tasteless ice that will not change the flavour of beverages. With correct water filtration, you can remain assured that the ice you are providing to your customers or guests is pure and free from any contamination that might alter the taste of their drink or make them sick. Read More…

The Cleaning of your Ice Machine

After buying your new ice machine, you will of course want to make the most out of your new application. Products with longer life probabilities are usually favored in every business and correct care should be taken to make the most of the life of your machine and to continue to deliver clean, odourless, clear, taste-free ice. This article will point out to you what you can do to keep your ice machine performing well. Read More…

The Difference between Air Cooled and Water Cooled Ice Machines

After you conclude the style of ice you need for your food service business as well as the equipment outline, you will need to choose what type of condenser your equipment will use. Read More…

Commercial Ice Makers: The Different Types

Ice Machine Configurations: The Different Styles
Style of the Ice

All commercial ice machines essentially create ice in the same way. Though, different types of ice are made differently.  There are 3 basic types of ice, with some variation on those ice styles: Cube Ice, Flake Ice, and Nugget-style Ice. When choosing your ice machine, consider what style of ice you are looking for. Different types of ice are more suitable for specific applications. Read More…