History

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Since 1952, Ice-O-Matic has worked tirelessly on developing, enhancing and perfecting the way ice is made. Founder Dave Smith's mission was to offer the best ice machines in the business with a single-minded focus on top-quality ice. To this day, Ice-O-Matic is dedicated to providing simple, reliable and easy-to-use commercial ice machines.

1952 

Mile High Equipment Co. is founded in Denver by Dave Smith.

1965 

Ice-O-Matic displays a booth at the NRA show. 

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1970 

The first Ice-O-Matic cube ice machine is introduced. 

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1978 

Ice-O-Matic headquarters moves to its current location near I-70 and Havana St. 

1982 

Ice-O-Matic becomes the first manufacturer to integrate the latest Harvest Assist technology, a simple control that speeds the ice-making process and overpowers scale buildup to ensure consistent, reliable performance.

1983 

Ice-O-Matic joins Welbit Corporation.

1986 

Under-counter cube machines, the most popular type of ice maker in the world, are launched.  

1999 

Welbit becomes Enodis and the ICE Series is introduced.

2007 

Ice-O-Matic launches the wildly popular Pearl Ice machines. 

History 3  

2008 

Ice-O-Matic is the first to introduce AgION Antimicrobial Compound, an inorganic compound that helps promote greater food safety.

2009 

Warburg Pincus acquires Enodis Ice Group and renames it Scotsman Industries, Inc.

2012  

The ALI Group, a leading global designer, manufacturer, marketer and servicer of a broad line of commercial and institutional foodservice equipment, acquired Scotsman Industries from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus. 

History 4  

2013 

Ice-O-Matic introduces it’s first exclusive line of sub-100 lbs of ice/day under-counter cubers, the HIS line of machines.

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We suggest you choose a full or grande cube ice machine.
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We suggest you choose a Pearl Ice machine.
Use the Machine Size Calculator below to find the right machine for you, or click here to view all Pearls.

We suggest you choose a half cube ice machine.
Use the Machine Size Calculator below to find the right machine for you, or click here to view all cubers.

We suggest you choose a full or grande cube ice machine.
Use the Machine Size Calculator below to find the right machine for you, or click here to view all cubers.

We suggest you choose a half cube ice machine.
Use the Machine Size Calculator below to find the right machine for you, or click here to view all cubers.

We suggest you choose a half cube ice machine.
Use the Machine Size Calculator below to find the right machine for you, or click here to view all cubers.

We suggest you choose a full or grande cube ice machine.
Use the Machine Size Calculator below to find the right machine for you, or click here to view all cubers.

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Around the Tech Cooler

Water Filter Replacement

Machine Installation

Cleaning Fluid Types

Keeping Your Ice Clean

Q:

How often do I need to replace my water filter?

A:

Your water filter should be replaced every 6 months to maintain ice quality and protect the evaporator from performance-robbing buildup. As an added bonus, when you purchase an Ice-O-Matic water filter with your cuber and replace it every 6 months, you are eligible for a 7-year parts and labor warranty - the longest warranty in the industry.

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From The Expert:

Joe Wylie

Technical Service Advisor

Q:

Can my plumber install my ice machine?

A:

While it's possible, we recommend hiring a professional, factory-authorized service technician. Getting help from someone who understands installation requirements, such as maximizing airflow and reducing ambient temperatures in and around the machine, is the best bet to ensuring your new ice machine runs at capacity at all times.

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From The Expert:

Bob Bowyer

Assistant Technical Service Manager

Q:

What type of cleaners can I use on my ice machine?

A:

Different types of cleaning fluids should be used on various parts of your machine. To clean your bin, a mild cleanser applied with a soft cloth will do the job (just remember to rinse after you're done!). For the evaporator, we recommend first using a nickel-safe cleaner then an EPA-approved sanitizer. Lastly, to make sure your air filter is running as efficiently as possible, simply use a clean brush to wipe off any dust that may have gathered. You can also check out our YouTube video for even more cleaning tips.

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From The Expert:

Luis Cardenas

Field Service Manager

Q:

How do I make sure my customers are getting the cleanest ice possible?

A:

It's easy to ensure your ice is as clean as possible with a few simple steps.
1. Fully clean your ice machine every six months.
2. Use a proper ice scooper to help prevent your employee's hands from touching and contaminating the ice.
3. Don't ever keep the lid open for an extended period of time.
4. Never use the ice bin as a freezer for food and beverages.

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From The Expert:

David O'Dell

Field Service Manager