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Filters, We Don’t Need No Stinking Filters

Dirt and sediment in the water can lead to an undesirable taste in the ice produced by your ice machine.  Hard and unfiltered water have a multitude of minerals that can positively and negatively influence the taste of ice. These additional minerals also build up in your ice machine leading to scale and bacterial growth, and also create unsanitary conditions.
An ice machine with scale build up has to use additional energy and run longer periods to produce the ice that it made prior. As the production efficiency decreases, an increase in the occurrence of failure occurs. A failed compressor is a timely and costly repair that takes the machine offline, as well as taking time away from the person maintaining the equipment. The increase in the electric bill and then the repair adds up to a large cost associated with not using filtration on your ice machine. It is true that an ice machine does not need a water filter to do its job. It will still make ice and can have a great taste depending on the water source. If, however, you don’t have great water but still want to enjoy crystal clear ice and a machine that won’t be out for repairs, the proper filtration can solve that problem. The best filter that money can buy is the Everpure i2000 (EV9612-22). It offers submicron level filtration to capture viruses and bacteria that may be in your water. The carbon helps to clear up any off taste and leave you with great tasting water to make your ice. The addition of scale inhibitor provides the necessary protection against scale buildup without adversely affecting taste. If you are noticing cloudy ice or a bad smell coming from your ice, try utilizing a water filter into the maintenance of your machine and see the benefits. For more info, call us at 800-942-7873 or ask us a question below.

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Things to Remember When Doing the ALS Bucket Challenge

1. Your safety is important:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

2. You don’t have to stand on a bucket to do the ice bucket challenge:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

3. Also…don’t involve horses:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

4. Don’t do it on a slippery dock…ice water is cold, but the lake is colder:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

5. Remember, some buckets are heavy:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

6. Really heavy:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

7. Seriously, just use a small bucket:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

8. Ice cubes or crushed ice is ideal….NOT A BLOCK OF ICE:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

9. Sometimes wearing a helmet is a good idea:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

10. Make sure you use stable furniture to stand on:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

11. Don’t use friends with butterfinger:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

12. Friends with butterfingers should be banned from the ice bucket challenge:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

13. Even if you’re not doing it you may get wet:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

14. Always watch your step:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

15. Know your own strength:

21 Reasons Why The Ice Bucket Challenge Needs To End Right Now

16. And MOST importantly…FILTER YOUR ICE WATER!!!

The ice bucket challenge has made a huge impact on raising awareness and money for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease. Millions, all over the world, are dumping buckets of ice water on their heads, so wouldn’t it make sense to use clean, filtered ice water? Everpure’s Insurice i2000 Single System (EV9324-01) is ideal for filtering your ice machine, giving you clean, pure ice to use.
  • New and improved Micro-Pure II media inhibits the growth of bacteria
  • NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53
  • Reduces chlorine taste and odor and other offensive contaminants
  • Precoat submicron technology reduces dirt and particles as small as 1/2 micron in size and reduces possible health contaminants such as cysts
So remember these tips when doing the ALS ice bucket challenge and use filtered ice water! For more info on how to get your buckets of ice water to be pure and clean, call us at 800-942-7873 or click the link below to ask us a question.

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Perfect Your Ice!!

Cocktails and mixed drinks would be no where without ice. Think about it – this is the one ingredient universal to almost every cocktail made (with the obvious exception of hot drinks and a few cocktails like the Champagne Cocktail). Ice not only chills drinks, but as it melts or is shaken it becomes a part of the mix and because of this, the frozen water deserves more than a little attention.

Basic science says that ice is water in a solid form and given that, it only stands to reason that cleaner water produces cleaner ice, which will add water to your cocktails in the end.

So, let’s perfect your ice!

Everpure’s Insurice Series is ideal for perfecting your ice. Not only does it filter your water giving you great quality ice, but it also maintains your ice machine equipment. That’s important when 70% of all restaurant service calls are water related. This line of filters by Everpure reduces:

  • Abrasion and clogging
  • Scale buildup and corrosion
  • Harmful cysts and other contaminants
  • Off-tastes and odors
  • Particles that result in cloudy ice

It also provides great benefits:

  • Best quality ice possible
  • Less equipment downtime
  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Lower total cost of ownership
  • Satisfied customers and increased profits

New and improved Micro-Pure II media with AgION antimicrobrial protection inhibits any potential bacterial growth. Each cartridge reduces dirt particles up to 1/2 micron in size. That means harmful contaminants, such as asbestos fibers, Cryptosporidium, and Giardia cysts won’t be hanging around in your ice. The Insurice family is NSF Certified under NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53. The i2000 (P/N#9612-27) has a gallon capacity of 9,000 gallons (34,068L). Service flow rate is maximum 1.67gpm (6.3Lpm). And the i4000 (P/N#9612-37) has a gallon capacity of 12,000 gallons (45,425L). Service flow rate is maximum 1.67gpm (6.3Lpm). So if you’re looking to perfect your cocktails, start by perfecting your ice. It will make a delicious difference you and your customers will LOVE! See below for a yummy cocktail recipe!! For more information on which Insurice system would be best for you, call 800-942-7873.  

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How Often Do I Change My Water Filter?

One of the most common questions we hear from our customers is in regards to how frequently a water filter cartridge should be changed. Whether it’s a standard sediment or carbon filter, every customer has one key priority in mind: How Long Will I Have Dependably Clean, Great Tasting Water? In other words, how can I be sure that my filter is still reducing the impurities that can impact the flavor of my water? Our standard answer: It depends. The frequency of filter changes depends upon your water quality and your water usage. For example, if there are a lot of sediment particulates in your water, then you will have to change your filters more frequently than someone with little to no sediment. If you are a large restaurant consuming large amounts of water a minute or a hospital with large ice machines, then your usage will demand more frequent filter changes. Having said that, we suggest replacement schedules that are generally as follows: Everpure High Flow CRS Quad MC2 System The most common Everpure Filtration System, mainly seen in the back of the house of restaurants should be changed every 6 months, or every 36,000 gallons. The EC210 prefilter, to the left of the MC2 filters, should be changed more frequently to extend the life of the MC2 filters. We recommend every 3-4 months.       Insurice Triple PF i4000(2) System w/ 20″ Prefilter For water filtration on ice machines, sometimes it can be difficult knowing when to change the filters, especially if you see no difference in the ice. But even if the ice is fine, deep inside the machine inches of scale can be forming and ruining your machine. That’s why it is important to keep a filter change out schedule. We recommend every 6 months or however many gallons are specified on the water filters. For the system pictured to the left, the Insurice Triple PF i4000(2), change those filters every 36,000 gallons of use. Again, changing the prefilter will give your primary cartridges longer life. You should also replace your water filters whenever you notice a decline in performance, whether it is a drop in flow rate and/or pressure, or an unusual taste in the water. You should also, per the CDC, replace your water filter after any boil water advisory alert is lifted in your area. Remember: taste and odor may tip you off to the presence of chlorine in your water, but most contaminants are tasteless and odorless. For the benefit of our customers, we have set-up automatic electronic reminders that are sent when we see that their filters are due to be replaced, based on order history.  We can even set-up Auto-Ship for customers that know they will need water filters by a certain date, but may not remember to place an order. If you have a water filter or filter model not included in the list above, and have a question regarding how often you should replace your filter, I invite you to submit a question below or call our team at 1-800-942-7873. Click here to ask us a question!