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Owning a portable ice maker is excellent and it’s practical for every kitchen. There are so many cool things that can be accomplished because you own a portable ice machine. My family purchased a portable ice maker a long time ago, and we use it all the time. Actually, we use it everyday. It sits on the floor in our dining room during the summer months, and downstairs in our laundry room during the colder months. Don’t misunderstand me; we use our ice maker all year, but not as much in the winter. There are a few reasons why I decided…

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Harvest Right Black Friday Sale

The Harvest Right Freeze Dryer is one of the most intelligent freeze dryer units you will ever find on the market. It is fully automated and does everything entirely on its own the moment you lock up its plexiglass door and press start. Related: What’s the difference between a Freeze Dryer and Dehydration? Related: Why Are Freeze Dryers So Expensive? It will alert you the moment its sensors detect that your food has been completely dried. There are many methods of food preservation. Heck, the number of freeze dryer brands on the market is also steadily increasing. However, you are…

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Euhomy Ice Maker Review

There are so many reasons why you should consider purchasing a portable ice maker for your home. Portable ice makers produce 20-50 lbs of ice each day which gives you more than enough to supply yourself and family with cold, refreshing ice. A freezer ice make, that’s built into your fridge, will only produce 5-10 lbs of ice each day. The Euhomy Ice Maker is a great countertop ice maker that will fit nicely in your home, and if you’re considering buying an ice maker – this is a great choice. In this post, I’m going to review the Euhomy…

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NewAir AI-215R Review

If you are looking for a premium portable ice maker that has a large output of ice, then you’re going to love the ice maker we selected to review. We call it the BIG RED! The NewAir AI-215R is a perfect ice maker for parties, family gatherings, weddings, and so many other occasions. Related: The top portable ice makers with reviews and a buyers guide. Enjoy the advantages of fresh ice whenever you want it with its elegant red design. It’s built with premium materials, it’s easy to use and it’s one of the largest ice producers in our portable…

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When looking for a commercial ice maker for your business or home, consider purchasing the hOmeLabs Freestanding Commercial Ice Maker. There are several reasons why this commercial ice maker should be considered, and that is the purpose of this post. Before we begin breaking down the features of this commercial ice maker, I want to help you determine how much ice you’re going to need for your home or business. How Much Ice Will Need? Before purchasing a commercial ice maker, you need to determine how much ice you’re going to need. Below is a chart taken from webstaurantstore.com, which describes how…

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best water filter for commercial ice maker

If you are looking to produce more than 50 pounds of ice each day then I would suggest that you purchase a commercial ice maker. Commercial ice makers are designed to produce large quantities of ice, but they are also larger units that take up a lot of real estate. If you are looking for an ice maker that fits nicely into your home, then I would suggest that you invest in a portable ice maker. You can read my full review on a portable ice maker here. Keeping a commercial ice maker clean and the water filter up-to-date is…

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Best Nugget Ice Makers Reviewed

Nugget Ice is fantastic! That soft, chewable ice that soaks in the flavor of your delicious beverage is the best ice available. Nugget ice is so much better for your teeth because you don’t have to crunch it and chop down on it. It just slowly falls about in your mouth. It’s so soft that it takes no effect at all to bite. Nugget ice is also perfect for hospitals, nursing homes, or any health care business because it doesn’t pose a significant choking threat to health patients as regular ice. Nugget ice is often called hospital ice, sonic ice, or nugget…

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best portable ice makers under 100

There are so many different types of countertop Ice Makers on the market today that it’s hard to know which one is the best and which one will do what you need it to do. Not all portable ice makers are created equal – that’s for sure. Related: Euhomy Ice Maker Review Spending a lot of money on an ice maker maybe not the best option for you. There are times when a $100 portable ice maker will do the trick. In this article, we are going to take a look at some cheap portable ice makers. These portable ice…

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types of commercial ice makers

[wpsm_toplist] Commercial ice makers are ice makers that produce high quantities of ice in a short period of time. Restaurants, bars, hotels, and other establishments depend on a high-quality ice maker each day to serve their customers. Yet, finding the best commercial ice maker for your business can be stressful and difficult, with all the options available on the market. I’ve researched the web for all the information you need about commercial ice makers to find my readers the best ice maker to provide excellent quality ice for their business or home. Related: The Best Ice Maker for Ice Baths…

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Have you ever noticed when you get ice from your favorite restaurant that their ice is clear, but the ice from your ice cube tray is cloudy and murky? Why is it when we make ice from home it doesn’t have that same elegant look as restaurant ice? When you’re making drinks for friends and family, using clear ice is a great way to raise your game. There is just something cool (no pun intended) about clear ice that cannot be explained. There is more to clear ice than just looking elegant in your glass, it’s a better quality ice…

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I assume because you’re reading this post that you are interested in knowing if you should take the leap and purchase an ice cream maker for your home. You weighed all the pros and cons in your mind, but you’re still not convinced whether or not you should purchase one. So many questions, right? Will you actually use it? Are they just a fad? Are ice cream makers worth it? This article is going to walk you through the buying process and give you some peace of mind to whether or not you should invest in an ice cream maker. …

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Is bagged Ice Safe to Eat?

We have all done it. Used bagged ice for our beverages on those unbearably hot summer days. We may have done it without even thinking – should I do this? Is this ice good for me? In this article, we’re going to answer all those questions, and determine if bagged ice can safely go in your drinks. Is Bagged Ice Safe to Eat? Ice is food, and the International Packaged Ice Association regulates certain ice manufacturing companies to make sure that it’s safe to eat. This is a non-profit organization that represents ice producers in this country. It’s important when you…

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The Best Countertop Ice Makers With a Water Line

Portable ice makers are great, but they do have one downside. You always have to keep filling them with water. Sometimes you forget to fill the ice maker with water, and you open the lid to get some ice, and it’s empty! What a frustration! The best solution to this problem is to purchase an ice maker that has a built-in water line. This way, your ice maker will continually make ice because it pulls water from the water line. You never need to manually fill the water reservoir. In this article, we’re going to investigate countertop ice makers with…

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What's the Best Water to Use in a Portable Ice Maker?

How important is water to your portable ice maker? Well, it’s what your ice consists of. If you want good-tasting ice, then you need to make sure that you use the proper water. The best water for your portable ice maker begins with water that is safe to drink. If the water in your tap, fridge, or watercooler is safe to drink, then it should be suitable for your portable ice maker. But there is more than just choosing between water that’s good to drink and water that isn’t. We’re not just going for good water; we want to know…

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Can You Leave a Portable Ice Maker On?

I’v owned a portable ice maker for years now, and I use it every day. Portable ice makers are a great way of having ice for your friends and family without spending a lot of money.  I would say that the number one reason I decided to purchase a portable ice maker is because of the price. Even though Portable ice makers don’t cost as much as commercial or undercounter ice makers, you still made the initial investment and want it to last a long time. Often, we wonder if portable ice makers can be left on or do you…

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After a hard workout, athletes will take what they call an ice bath, cold-water immersion, or cold therapy. This is when they get into a tub of ice for a limited time. I know what you’re thinking – but they claim that this works well. Even though this practice is sometimes frowned on by some people, it’s widely accepted by others, and those that love it claim that it helps to heal and rejuvenate their body. There is some science behind it. In 2018, an article came out from the Harvard Business Review that asked 3,000 volunteers to take a…

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ice makers that keep ice frozen

Portable ice makers are not designed to keep ice frozen for an extended period. The cycle process creates the ice and when it melts, recycles the water to make more ice. For you to always have ice available, you are always running the ice cycle.What does this mean? It means your machine is always running. These portable ice makers are designed with insulated storage bins that store your ice and slows down the melting process.What if you wanted an ice maker that doesn’t just slow down the melting process but keeps your ice frozen? This would be an ice maker that…

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Using a fridge ice maker

We live in a great country that affords us the privilege of enjoying ice in so many places we go to each day. In this modern technological age, we can have ice makers even in our homes. There are not only different types of ice makers but also different types of ice that come from those ice makers. nugget or sonic icefull-cubed ice half-cubed ice clear or gourmet ice bullet-shaped icecrescent ice flake ice crushed ice This post isn’t about the different types of ice found in an ice maker. If you want to read more about the different kinds of ice, then you can…

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Are Portable Ice Makers Worth It

Almost five years ago was when my wife and I decided to go out and purchase a portable ice maker. It was a hot summer day, and I wanted to get an ice maker so that I could relax in the sun with a refreshing beverage in my hand. There are several types of ice makers that are available on the market, but a portable ice maker was the one that we decided to purchase. We weighted out all the options, scrolled over all the data, and decided to buy an ice maker that could produce 48 pounds of ice…

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Are you Eating bad Ice

You read it all over the internet. People insist that ice maker ice will make you sick and that you should stay clear of it. Media outlets have given us the perception that all hotel and restaurant ice is dirty and should be avoided like the plague. Is this true? Should you stay away from ice made by ice makers? Does ice go bad? Can ice make you sick? These are all questions that we set out to answer at Ice Maker Geeks. We investigate all of the ways ice could potentially make you sick and help you fix the…

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How Long Does a Mini Fridge Last?

Mini fridges are an excellent investment for your home or office. They are compact enough to stay out of your way, but useful enough that they’re definitely worth the investment. If you are looking to purchase a mini-refrigerator, then you’re probably wondering how long do mini-fridges last? That’s a valid question and one that is difficult to answer. All mini-fridges are not created equal. They differ in design, quality, and even size. It’s hard to put them all in one box and determine how long one unit will last compare to another one. How Long Do Mini Fridges Last? The…

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