Ice is a Food – Treat it as Such…

With summer upon us it’s even more crucial for serving and keeping every beverage the right temperature when sipped outdoors in hot weather.

This article by Restaurant News talks about the importance of maintaining ice. We would like to add the following:

Ice is food, treat it accordingly. It is too easy to overlook the cleaning of your ice machine because it cannot usually be done by a restaurant employee. That being said it is very common to hear about molds and yeasts forming in ice machines because they are airborne and don’t get cleaned properly.

When talking about using ice for blended drinks the temperature of the ice will change the finished product just as much as the shape will. If your ice has been slacking out for a long period of time it will cause your blended drink to be diluted…..

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