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🗓  Dec 17th, 2020 

How to Get the Most out of your Ice Machine during Parties and Holidays


Having an ice machine can come in handy when hosting parties or holiday gatherings. No one likes being the ice errand person at a major event, which is why many people invest in an ice machine, to begin with. Ice machines come in handy when you have a large group of people to serve, which is why it is important to keep your ice machine in tip-top shape. 

Ice machines can make ice every 12-20 minutes, making party preparations pretty quick and easy. On average, they can produce 20-60 pounds of ice daily, and some high-end ice machines can produce up to 300 pounds of ice daily. Either way, having an ice maker means you won't be sending someone out for ice for a while. With proper maintenance, your ice machine will be a reliable resource for all your major events. Some ice makers even have smart features such as a timer, saving you money on your energy bills in the future. 

Having to plan out how much ice you need for an event can be stressful. A good rule of thumb is that if you are hosting a party with around 20 guests, you will need around 40-60 pounds of ice, depending on whether your party is indoors or outdoors. Rather than spending the money on 40 pounds of ice for your parties, investing in an ice machine could end up saving you money in the future. 

To ensure that your ice machine is in tip-top shape, make sure you are using a water filter to improve your ice quality. Having a water filter will also help avoid repairs and help your appliance last longer. It is also important to keep your ice machine clean. Not keeping your machine clean could result in small, cloudy, or soft ice. Lastly, it is important to keep your ice maker in controlled or moderate temperatures. 

If you are in need of an ice machine repair, contact Pro Appliance Repair to have your ice machine working for the holidays!