Author: Jerry Wilson

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Magic Chef Portable Ice Maker Reviews

There are several reasons why you would want to purchase a portable ice maker. The most common reason is to have ice available to you whenever you want it. Dinner, supper or relaxing after work is always better when you have an ice cold beverage by your side. Ice makers come in so many different sizes, weights, colors and range from a lot of different prices that it’s hard to know which ice maker is best for your needs. We have actually put together a complete buyers guide to lead you through the choice. One of the most popular portable…

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We have all seen the effects of overheating during the summer months. The solution is making sure that you drink plenty of liquids, and what better way to cool down during those hot summer days than with a refreshing cold beverage filled with wonderful clean ice? Having ice on hand to help lower our cool temperature is a great way to enjoy those hot days. The Avalon Bay portable ice maker is the perfect solution for always having ice close by and making sure that you survive the dog days of summer. This countertop ice maker is available in metallic…

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Have you ever cooked some children, eaten until you were full, and then put the excess in the fridge? Days later, you realize that the chicken is still in the fridge and wonder if it is still good to eat. Maybe this is why you’re on this article right now. Your question is, how long does cooked chicken last in the fridge? Related Post: Using Baking Soda in Your Fridge: All You Need To Know Preheated chicken can be used for a whole bunch of great meals. Use preheated children for making chicken tacos or a nice sandwich, or use…

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Cleaning a Fridge with Baking Soda

If you are cut from the same cloth as me, then you’ll remember your mom putting a box of baking soda into the fridge to freshen it up. It was always there, almost like fridges couldn’t function properly unless they were placed inside. At least, that’s what I thought as a child. I never really knew why or how it all worked – I just believed it was there for a really important mission – top secret. If you have ever purchased a used fridge from a local reseller store or a classified website, then you know what I’m saying.…

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You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream! Most people love ice cream! An ice cream maker is an excellent addition to any business and necessary for any restaurant, cafe, or bakery. I recently tested the VEVOR Commercial Soft Ice Cream Machine to see if it’s a fit for a small business or even if it makes sense for your home. I always thought having a soft-serve ice cream bar at my house would be cool. With VEVOR, that’s now a reality. In this review, we want to break down the PROS and CONS of owning a VEVOR…

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Freezer Tips and Tricks to Save us Time and Money

Most people have a freezer in their home. Most of us do not realize that our freezer is a great resource that can help us save time and money. I’ve have put together some great freezer tricks and tips to help you do just that. I think we can all agree that we all want to be better prepared while saving money. These tricks and tips are very practical and simple to implement. Let’s get started. NO MORE CLINGY PLASTIC WRAP Plastic wrap that clings is annoying. It’s hard to find the end of the wrap which makes it very…

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The Best Pellet Ice Maker Home

The other day I purchased the very popular Opal Nugget Ice Maker or pellet ice maker. I wanted to enjoy nugget ice at home and looked over my options coming to the conclusion that the Opal Nugget Ice Maker was the best choice. In this article, I wanted to walk you through my research, and why I believe I made the best choice for making pellet ice at home. Note: Pellet ice, nugget ice, pebble ice, hospital ice, and sonic ice are the same kind of ice. MY SEARCH FOR THE BEST PELLET ICE MAKER FOR MY HOME There are…

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When you’re on your boat in the middle of the lake, it’s crucial to have a quality cooler that keeps your beverages cold to stay hydrated. Finding room for a cooler on your boat can be a difficult task. This is why purchasing a cooler and seat together is a fantastic idea. To solve two problems with one excellent product, having a cooler with a soft cushion is a great idea for boaters. Having an extra seat is a luxury you’ll be glad you had, and these seats are excellent coolers which are both practical and a space saver. Here…

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Everyone loves having ice available. No one wants to fill up ice trays and wait for a hundred years (okay, maybe not that long) for their ice to be ready. When Floridian John Gorrie, M.D., invented the first-ever ice machine in 1845, he probably would have never dreamed how far his invention would go. Now, you always see ice makers when you go to a restaurant, bar, or hotel, or stop in for some fast food. Ice makers are now a part of our everyday life. Below are reasons why owning an ice maker in your home makes sense. Most…

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Now that you have selected your drink of choice, don’t waste it by using second-grade ice. Ice Maker Geeks has done their homework and we’ve created for you a list of the best whiskey or cocktail ice molds on the market today. Choosing that perfect ice mold is not an easy task. There are so many variables that you need to consider before pulling the trigger, and making that purchase. Size, density, price, how fast the ice melts, are just a few of the features you want to be aware of before you choose an ice mold. There are so…

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Portable ice makers are beneficial to our life. There are lots of reasons why people would purchase a portable ice maker. They are perfect to take you on that exciting camping trip, or use it aboard your RV, your boat, bring it along with you to parties or any family gatherings. Even everyday mealtimes will better having ice available to you whenever you want it. One of the bestsellers on Amazon under the portable ice maker category is the hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker. This powerful ice maker produces delicious bullet-shaped ice in minutes, and is portable enough to bring with…

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Best Ice Maker with a Built-in Water Cooler

Sometimes you can’t have everything that you want in one simple product. Most of the time, you have to purchase different units, which take up more room than you’re willing to give up. If you have a smaller kitchen or don’t want your countertop filled with unnecessary appliances, then a combo unit is the best fit for you. A great way to have room for a countertop ice maker and a water dispenser is by bringing these two necessary appliances together into one super unit – the 2 in 1 ice maker and water dispenser is a great idea, and…

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Starting the Keto diet felt like diving into uncharted waters. There were sugary temptations everywhere I looked, and I was hunting for something to satisfy my sweet tooth without breaking my carb bank. Enter Ice Chips Candy. These little wonders were a game-changer. They’re sweetened with xylitol, so they’re easy on my teeth, and the variety of flavors? They were absolute lifesavers for those moments when I missed my old sugary snacks. Going Keto has made me super conscious of what I munch on. And these candies? They get it. I’ve started carrying a tin everywhere because you never know…

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Instant Cold Packs

From the sidelines of sports events to emergency kits in homes and cars, instant ice packs have become an indispensable tool for quick cold therapy. These convenient packs offer immediate relief without needing prior refrigeration, making them a top choice for immediate situations. Whether you’ve encountered a minor injury during a trek or need to alleviate a sprain at a soccer match, these packs are there for you. But one question often arises: how long can these instant ice packs retain their coldness? In this article, we’ll uncover the mechanics behind these packs, their ingredients, and, crucially, their duration of…

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Hotels are great. amiright? You get to kick your shoes off and enjoy time away from home. Grab some ice and chill that drink, or throw some ice in your glass and enjoy a relaxing evening. One of the questions that we get a lot about ice and traveling is why hotels have ice buckets. A hotel provides ice buckets to their guests because they have one ice machine in a central location. Guests are asked to go to the ice machine fill up their bucket and then return the ice to their room. The ice bucket is used to…

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Nugget ice is excellent. I should know; I use it every day. To be honest, I didn’t know how excellent nugget ice was until I purchased my first nugget ice maker in 2018, the original Opal Nugget Ice Maker. We always have a nugget ice maker on our kitchen counter all summer. Whether it’s me or my kids, we’re always filling our glass with nugget ice. There is nothing that can beat that chewable goodness that absorbs all of the flavor of your beverage. If you don’t know what nugget ice is, take a trip to a Sonic Drive-Thru or…

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Do you enjoy going to your office and spending time there? It’s not that fun to spend your day cooped up in a small room with people you don’t like. Okay! Okay! Maybe you like them, but it’s still not fun to be trapped in an office. Everyone who’s at the office will need to take a break and unwind at one point in the day. Making offices hip and cool is one method people often use to get the people in their office to relax more at work. This actually helps people to be more productive. Just ask Google,…

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BEAMNOVA Commercial Ice Maker Review

This post is an honest review of the BEAMNOVA commercial ice maker. My review will help you make an informed decision before making this purchase for your home or business. Reasons to Buy the Beamnova Commercial Ice Maker The BEAMNOVA commercial ice maker isn’t anything special. It has a simple design, produces clear ice, and is made in China. It’s a similar commercial ice maker to VEVOR, Costway, Euhomy, and Joy Pebble. If you’re looking for a cheap commercial ice maker, then Beamnova is a good choice. This ice maker is perfect for any occasion where a portable ice maker…

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Euhomy Countertop Clear Ice Maker Review

Portable ice makers are fantastic. I love my portable ice maker, and I wouldn’t know what do if it all of a sudden it stopped making ice.I’m just saying that our mealtimes wouldn’t be the same.The good news for people who have a portable ice maker that has stopped making ice is that they are not complicated to understand. Understanding your ice maker is where troubleshooting begins. Table of Contents HOW PORTABLE ICE MAKERS WORKMY PORTABLE ICE MAKER WON’T POWER ONIS IT GETTING POWER AND/OR TURNED ON?MY PORTABLE ICE MAKER WON’T MAKE ICEMAKE SURE THAT YOUR ICE MAKER IS GETTING WATERMAKE…

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When it comes to portable ice makers, it’s hard to find that perfect one. Each ice maker has its own unique features and benefits. The Frigidaire EFIC103 separates itself from the pack for two specific reasons: When choosing an ice maker, it all comes down to where you’ll be using the unit, and how much ice (on average) you’re going to need. If you need ice to supply your restaurant or deli, then I would suggest that you purchase a commercial ice maker. The small commercial ice makers that are available on the market today work very well and produce…

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Clean Mold in A Portable Ice Maker

In my quest for culinary perfection, I always believed my kitchen was immaculate, a sanctuary free from the usual contaminants that plague most households. But one day, a chilling surprise awaited me – mold had made its home in my beloved portable ice maker. This discovery kickstarted an unexpected journey into the world of mold, its dangers, and how to eradicate it. Getting to Know Mold Before tackling the problem, understanding mold was crucial. Mold is more than just an unsightly blemish; it’s a living organism, a fungus that exists virtually everywhere, indoors and outdoors. When mold spores land on…

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