Do you enjoy going to the office? It’s not that fun to spend yours hours coped up in a small room with people you don’t like. Okay! Okay! Maybe you do like them, but it’s still not fun to be trapped in an office. Everyone that’s in an office will need to take a break and unwind at one point in the day.
Making offices hip and cool is one method that people are using to try to get people to relax more at the office.
Office work is a grind and feeling trapped in an office is just as bad. So how can you make office life less of a drag? We have have an idea, what about a portable ice maker?
ADD A PORTABLE ICE MAKER TO YOUR OFFICE LUNCHROOM
I know what you’re thinking, why would I want to do that? You’d be surprised what an ice maker can do to help your employees or fellow co-workers. Remember that a happy office is a productive office.
In this article, I’m going to give you 5 reasons why your office break-room needs a portable ice maker.
COOL DOWN AND RELAX
Nothing is more relaxing than a refreshing drink on those hot summers days. Now, I’m not talking about that kind of a drink (depending on how bad your office job really is). Offices can easily become stuffy and warm, and an ice maker is a perfect way for people to cool down.
Offer up a healthy drink like tomato juice or pure fruit juices. Not only are these refreshing juices excellent to cool you down they also help get those creative juices flowing. A healthy office is a productive office.
Hey, I have an idea! Why not create refreshing cups of ice coffee on those hot summer days. Coffee is good for stimulating the mind, but it’s also better cold on hot days.
Most people find that they work better sipping a hot cup of coffee or sipping a refreshing cold drink. With a portable ice maker in the lunchroom, you’re offering excellent health choices that are sure to boost the morale of any company.
HELP FIGHT OFF STRESS
A popular and proven step in coping with stress is to chew on ice.
I’m not making this up. Some people claim that a desire to chew ice is an iron deficiency. In a study that was recently conducted, ice chewing was said to increase alertness in people with iron deficiency anemia. Compulsive ice chewing can be harmful, but it also can be relaxing if done in a balanced way.
Ice crewing has grown in popularity over the years. There are forums on the internet that only talk about the art of ice chewing.
A lot people stay away from chewing ice because it can be very hard on your teeth.
That’s why portable ice makers are excellent for chewing ice – the ice is dense and soft.
For even softer ice choose a nugget or sonic ice maker. You can purchase the Opal Nugget ice maker for your office lunchroom which will give you those excellent small ice pellets without the professional installation and the big bill.
PORTABLE ICE MAKERS ARE SMALL BUT STILL WORK HARD
Portable ice makers are compact and fit nicely in small spaces. Most office lunchrooms are tight for space and don’t have room for a commercial ice maker.
These lightweight machines are easy to transport. Most portable ice makers weigh under 20 pounds.
Though these machines are light and compact, they still produce a lot of ice. The average portable ice maker will produce 26-28 pounds of ice each day. This is usually great for offices with 1-5 people. Larger units can provide up to 48 pounds of ice each day. Most portable ice makers will make the first batch of ice in less than 10 minutes.
What does this mean?
It means that you don’t have to sit through your entire lunch break waiting for ice.
If you are looking for a larger ice maker than I would suggest getting a smaller professional ice maker.
PORTABLE ICE MAKERS ARE CHEAP AND FREE TO INSTALL
Most businesses don’t have the room or budget to install a commerical ice maker. This is why a portable unit is the best way to go. Most portable ice makers cost less than $250, and they don’t cost a dime to install.
You just plug the ice maker into the outlet and fill it up with water! That’s all there is to it. You will have to take some time and clean it a couple times of month – but cleaning a portable ice maker is pretty easy to do.
You probably won’t get the budget to install that large commercial ice maker unit, but a compact portable ice maker stands a better chance fitting in the budget and your office.
Because the price of portable ice makers are so low, you may even want to collect money from employees and purchase one without the help of the office budget. I do recommend that every office find the money to get a portable ice maker because of the benefit it brings to the office – we love our portable ice maker.
GREAT FOR OFFICE PARTIES
Office parties will never be the same with a portable ice maker. Use an ice maker to cool down cans of pop or mix together virgin cocktails – office parties always rock when you have ice.
Now, it’s true that you could go out and buy a bag of ice, but with all the other benefits of owning a portable ice maker for your office – why not just purchase it and use it all year round.
WHAT I NOTICED WHEN WE ADDED AN ICE MAKER TO OUR OFFICE LUNCHROOM
What did I notice when we added an ice maker to our office? It was being used all of the time.
Some people were using it for making ice coffee, and others were using the ice maker for cooling their pop. We used the ice for injuries and entertainment – but it was constantly being used all of the time.
Check out our full list of excellent portable ice makers that will make boring offices – really cool.