Improve Your Drinks With Clear Ice Cubes From An Ice Machine

Clear and clean ice from an ice machine

The next time you visit one of the best restaurants or bars in West Michigan, take a look at the ice they serve you. Is it cloudy in the middle, or crystal clear? The best places serve crystal clear ice cubes made from an ice machine.

Bekins offers a wide variety of ice machines for your home. Which one is best for you? It depends on what kind of ice shape you prefer.

We carry ice machines that offer a variety of shapes including:

  • Cubes
  • Bullets
  • and Nuggets

WHY USE AN ICE MACHINE IN YOUR HOME?

The Bekins Way

Our business model is simple. We want you to be so thrilled with your purchase and experience that you not only come back, but also recommend us to others. Makes sense doesn’t it?

Many refrigerators and freezers produce ice with a cloudy center. The center becomes cloudy because the ice traps impurities from the air while it freezes.

While the ice is forming, a fan is circulating air in your freezer, which contains odors from your leftovers and other impurities, and bounds it right to the ice. If you think it’s not a big deal, we encourage you to try a test. Fill your glass with cloudy ice, then let it thaw. When it melts, drink it and tell us how it tastes. Remember, you are adding that water to your favorite drink:

  • water
  • soda
  • single malt scotch
  • or any other drink

Ice Machines, like those from Scotsman and Sub-Zero, spray water into an upside down mold so only the purest water freezes and all other impurities are washed out into the drain. They also produce ice quickly and store a lot, which comes in handy when you are hosting a party.

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TEST ICE MACHINES IN OUR SHOWROOM

Try out a Scotsman or Sub-Zero Ice Machine and many more in our state-of-the-art, interactive showrooms.

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Stainless Steel Thermador appliances modernize Ada home

Stainless Steel Thermador Appliances in Ada

When homeowners in Ada commissioned Nugent Builders Inc  to remodel their home, they collaborated with interior designer Kaci Brander at Refined Design. Kaci described the kitchen as very “dark and heavy.” With the help of stainless steel Thermador appliances from Bekins, the homeowners were able to update the kitchen.

Adding glass and lighting under the off-white cabinets was the first step towards brightening the space, however, the homeowners still enjoy a rustic look with darker elements. To please the homeowners, they added texture on the floors along with barnwood beams and a fun backsplash.

Stainless Steel Thermador Appliances in Ada
Stainless Steel Thermador Appliances in Ada
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You can see this home, 4280 Trail East Ct. in Ada, during this spring’s Parade of Homes. The event is sponsored by the HBA of Greater Grand Rapids. The event runs from May 25-June 9. However, this remodeled home will only be open to the public on June 8 and June 9 from 1pm-9pm.

Pay $12 for tickets at the home, or pay $10 if you purchase in advance at the Home Builders Association of Greater Grand Rapids office, or participating Lake Michigan Credit Union branches in Grand Rapids.

WHY STAINLESS STEEL THERMADOR APPLIANCES?

When we asked why she chose stainless steel appliances from Thermador, Kaci did not hold back.

“They are just the best,” she said. “They look the best. They are the sleekest. They had something that fit the overall design, all of the functions the homeowners really wanted and it just seemed to be the best fit for what we were looking for here.”

Kaci said it started with finding the right fit for their refrigerator space, then they designed the rest of the kitchen around it.

Bekins Appliance Professional Bill Schnug helped them choose column refrigeration from Thermador.

“The columns allowed the customer more flexibility,” Schnug said. “They could choose the incremental size to best meet their needs. Since the columns are designed to sit flush with the cabinetry, they also create a sleek, uniform appearance. In cases where space is limited, many customers are opting to maximize their fresh food storage by going as wide as they can with a refrigerator column then adding a freezer drawer under the counter, in an island or in the pantry area.

Schnug says Thermador’s ThermaFresh system helps preserve food through precise management of temperature and humidity.

Stainless Steel Thermador Appliances

NOT ALL STAINLESS

The Thermador dishwasher comes with a custom-panel option, so the dishwasher actually blends in with the rest of kitchen cabinetry.

“It’s probably one of the biggest things that I look for actually,” Kaci said. “I feel like appliances can really mess up the overall feel and design of the kitchen. So when you find something that has the look that a person wants and the function, then it’s kind of the best of both worlds.”

WHY REFINED DESIGN CHOSE BEKINS

“I like the customer service,” Brander said. “I like the quality of products. They are always super helpful when we have a question. They accommodate us when it comes to install and tweaking anything. It’s construction, so when something comes up and a fridge needs to be shimmed a little bit or leveled, then you guys are always on it.  My clients are really happy and that makes me happy.”

SEE AND TEST STAINLESS STEEL THERMADOR APPLIANCES IN OUR SHOWROOMS

Stainless Steel thermador Appliances