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Ice Machine Basics That You Should Know

By Maxx Johnson

A commercial ice machine is used in many different places of business. Ice machines are used in office buildings, restaurants, country clubs, golf courses, schools and the list goes on and on. Commercial ice machines, such as Manitowoc, are used everywhere you look and they are very important to the success for many different businesses. This being said, if you are in charge of choosing and purchasing a commercial ice machine, obviously, you will need to make sure you buy a reliable unit as well as one that is properly sized.

What should you look for in a industrial ice machine? First you need to consider the area you will place the commercial ice machine. You need to figure out how large or how small you will need your ice making machine to be and how many pounds of ice will it needs to produce. This may depend on what type of building the ice machine will be used in. For example, if it is a busy restaurant or cafeteria, your ice machine should probably choose one that is on the larger side. However, if it is a commercial ice machine in a mid-sized or smaller office, you choice will be of a smaller sort.

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Next you need to figure out what your commercial ice machine will be used for. Will it be simply for the employees in a office? Will it provide ice for a golf course beverage cart or a dining room salad bar? If your machine is going to be for a small number of people, you may be able to use a countertop ice machine. If your ice making machine is going to provide ice for a large volume, then you will need more of a commercial unit. You will need to figure out these statics. After you have this all figured out, you can decide what kind of ice machine that will fulfill your needs.

Ice cube machines come with the choice of all different types of services. Many times when you look at an ice machine you are seeing more than just an ice machine. Many times you are seeing an ice machine as well as an ice bin. The actual ice machine is a box that sits on top of the ice bin. These are actually two separate pieces. The ice bin sits on the bottom and is where the ice resides once it is made. With this type of commercial ice machine you can simply lift up the lid and scoop what you need out. This type is best for the larger scale commercial businesses, golf courses or country clubs.

Another decision that you will need to make is what shape of ice do you want your machine to provide? For instance, some make chipped ice for personal beverages, while other machines make larger cubes. The machines that make smaller, chips of ice are better for offices or business hallways. Additional aspects to consider for your commercial ice maker are cooling systems and how well the ice is chilled. Also you may consider filters as some ice machines tend to absorb smells more easily than others machines do.

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Ice Cream Maker Buyer’s Guide

By James Brown

A lot of people like ice cream. Almost any one, of all ages, from a five year old toddler to a 75 year old grandma enjoy this desert’s cold, soft and rich flavor which just melts in the mouth as soon as the tongue touches it. And on a hot and sunny summer day, you will likely go scrambling to the nearest sundae shop to get yourself a cone to cool and refresh yourself.

With rising prices and inflation, it is not surprising that this tasty desert can be quite expensive for a number of people. Getting a scoop or two a day may might very well burn a hole in your wallet. That is why there are a lot of people who have opted to get themselves their very own ice cream maker at home. Another reason may be there is a specific flavor that you have in mind that the stores and makers have not yet thought of. Maybe it is time you fulfill that fantasy and make your very own tasty concoction. Or perhaps, you simply want to have a maker handy so that you can make your favorite dessert right then and there in the comforts of your home. This affords you the luxury of eating your sweet delight in minutes without having to go and travel to the shop and getting yourself basked in the heat of the midday sun.

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Choosing an ice cream maker however is not easy as reading your ABC’s. There are a lot of factors that you should consider. Like any investment, to get the most out of your money’s worth, you must make sure that you are getting a great deal of value with your purchase. Here are a few tips that can guide you in making that ice cream maker decision purchase.

In planning to make ice cream, you should have a quantity in mind. How much would you want to make in one setting? Most ice cream maker models can produce around 0.7 liter per set while there are some which allow more than 1.1 liters. You might want to choose the latter if you have a big household especially with lots of ice cream craving kids.

If you are looking for convenience in an ice cream maker then you should opt for one with a built in freezer. This way you can make cold and cream deserts any time and on any day. However, these types of makers are more expensive than their pre-freezing bowl counterparts. The latter variety may come at a cheaper price but there is more waiting time involved. Pre-freeze models means that you have to make advance planning in making your ice cream because the bowl has to spend an ample amount of time in your freezer before you can start. If you should choose to purchase this type of maker, you need to consider if the bowl would fit your freezer and if the freezer has enough space to accommodate such a bowl.

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Baking Tips 5 Lessons Learned In Mom’s Kitchen

By Jill Seader

1. Good baking requires patience. If you try to rush it, you will end up with a mess. A good cake, pie, cookie, the list goes on and on, cannot be rushed. Things tend to turn out half-baked (yes, literally) or so badly that they are not edible. People tend to frown at you when serve them burnt cookies. (Hey, at least I tried.)

2. You do not have to always follow the recipe. I have started to learn to cook and bake by feel and taste more than by following a recipe. If you do not like one thing that is in the recipe but you do like everything else that is in it, take out the thing you do not like. I tend to add more of things I like into a recipe (chocolate) and take out things I don’t (not chocolate). I have been known to add double the amount of chocolate chips to a cookie recipe and omit the nuts entirely. (Really, who needs all those nuts getting in the way of a good chocolate chip cookie!)

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3. The devil is in the details. Little things like adding ingredients in the proper order can make all the difference. I have learned from very painful experience that putting the ingredients in the wrong way can easily ruin a baking recipe. The baking powder has to go in before you put it in the oven. (Who knew?)

4. It does not have to be complicated to taste good. Some of the best baking recipes that my mom ever made were ones that had five ingredients or less. If you are like me and do not have the patience to squeeze a million tiny dots onto a cake in order to make pretty frosting, it is nice to know that I can make something that is simpler and still tastes good. (Anyone have a recipe for dipable (yes, I just made up that word) frosting? Lets skip that whole thing of having to frost the cake entirely.)

5. Always mix in some love. I am convinced that this is why store bought sweets never taste as good as homemade ones. Machines do not know how to inject this special ingredient. All baking recipes at the very minimum need at least one cup of love to be any good at all.

I wish you all happy baking with lots of love baked in!

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One Industries: Exclusive Monster Energy Apparel Offroad Racer!

By Mike McGrath

One Industries has an amazing collection of Motocross Helmets with stunning colors and interesting designs. These Motocross Helmets have all been through rigorous testing procedures to ensure high quality standards in the most extreme riding.

Best Motocross Helmets for all needs

One Industries has an impressive collection of Motocross Helmets and other offroad gear designed for men, women as well as kids. Every one of these Motocross Helmets is of a high quality and standard and comes in interesting color choices. These Motocross Helmets come in colors like white, red, black, blue, pink, purple, bronze, silver, chrome as well as several others. Some of the most popular varieties amongst their line up of Motocross Helmets are the Kombat, Trooper as well as other varieties. These varieties of Motocross Helmets come in 07 and 08 formats.

Offroad gear and interesting Motocross Accessories

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One Industries is not just famous for its range of stunning Motocross Helmets but also for its range of high quality Motocross Accessories. These types of offroad gear consist of decals, crossbar pads, offroad gear bags, hard goods, Motorcycle Helmets accessories as well as various novelty and gift items. The range of Motocross Graphics like decals stickers have front, rear fender decals, fork guard decals etc. These Motocross Accessories come in interesting colors such as blue, red, green, white, yellow, black, orange, grey and many more! Even One Industries’ range of offroad gear bags is very impressive and includes colors like black, earthtone, navy, army green, chocolate brown etc. for a classy and sophisticated finish. In terms of dirt bike parts like crossbar pads One Industries has an interesting collection. Their crossbar pads come in unique colors like silver, black, yellow, blue, green, pink and other colors. The range of hard goods and other Motocross Accessories include items like front and rear fenders in brilliant green color.

Motocross Helmets accessories

One Industries has a varied collection of Motocross Helmets accessories like visors which are available in flat white, flame white, pink, purple, racing red, matte black and many other interesting choices.

Extensive collection of Offroad Apparel like socks!

One Industries has a impressive range of Offroad Apparel such as socks. These are available for kids as well as adults and feature interesting colors. These also come in sizes such as small, medium and extra large. These Offroad Apparel socks are available in black and red colors and come in sizes from 6 to 14. Made of fine quality fiber these Offroad Apparel socks are meant to absorb sweat while ensuring better ventilation and air circulation so that your feet remain comfortable even in the most rigorous riding conditions!

Motocross Boots of very high quality

One Industries has a fine range of Motocross Boots made of Italian leather. Each of these Motocross Boots have been designed keeping in mind a high quality finish and exterior. These Motocross Boots have also undergone rigorous testing procedures in order to retain their durability and functionality even in the most extreme offroad racing action! For example the black colored Motocross Boots from One Industries are made of Italian leather. The interiors of these Motocross Boots contain a reinforced malleolus area which offers better protection. The PU ankle protector and heat guard inside made of suede and the steel toe caps, PU shin plates all add up to the protection and functionality of these classic Motocross Boots. In addition, each of these Motocross Boots has 4 PU adjustable buckles and an injected sole with the Oxtar mono compound which assures a higher performance in the offroad racing segment. The SS Performance range of Motocross Boots are simply outstanding as their design and ergonomics are meant to ensure a smoother, tougher ride without feeling the jerky movements or injuries.

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