New Care & Cleaning Bundle Pack for Marvel Clear Ice Machines

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ATTN: Marvel Clear Ice Machine Owners
SPECIAL OFFER

Get free shipping when you stock up on a 2-year supply of clear ice machine cleaner.

Thank you for choosing Marvel – you’ll be satisfied with its quiet operation, crystal-clear ice quality, eco-saving features and reliable performance in the years to come.

Your new Marvel Clear Ice Machine is programmed with manufacturer-recommended cleaning reminders. To ensure maximum performance and ice quality, you should clean your clear ice machine once every six months, or more frequently depending on your usage and water quality.

To get you started, we’d like to extend a special offer to you for free shipping on the Marvel Care & Cleaning Bundle Pack, to complete your two-year supply of cleaner and keep your clear ice machine in optimum condition.

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TO ORDER, call (800) 223-3900. Reference Promo Code “BUNDLE4”.

*Direct-to-consumer program subject to change without notice. Applies to the Marvel Professional Clear Ice Machines (MP15CLS, MP15CLP, MP15CPS, MP15CPP), Marvel Clear Ice Machines (ML15CLS, ML15CLP, ML15CPS, ML15CPP), Marvel Low Profile Clear Ice Machines (MA15CLS, MA15CLP, MA15CPS, MA15CPP) and Marvel Outdoor Clear Ice Machines (3OiMT).  Order by part # S41013789-Bundle 4. 

Buying Guide: Undercounter Refrigerator Appliances

5 Important Attributes to Consider Before Buying an Undercounter Appliance

Undercounter refrigeration is not merely a box to keep things cold nor is it a commodity item decided on a simple matter of price. Today’s options provide varying degrees of cooling performance, storage configurations, styles and finishes. And, undercounter options have expanded to beverage centers, wine cellars, freezers, ice machines and beer dispensers to offer even more diverse preservation capabilities for your home. To make sure you’re getting the right mix of quality, function and value in your next undercounter purchase, start with this buyers guide for an educated shopping experience.

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Manufacturers like Marvel Refrigeration continue to develop new undercounter categories aimed to offer flexible preservation solutions to homeowners. Shown here: Marvel Professional Dual Zone Wine Cellar and Marvel Professional Beverage Center with MaxStore Bin.

1. Temperature Stability

We all know the measure of a good refrigerator is how well it cools, but are you aware that several undercounter brands’ cabinet temperature can fluctuate by as much as 10 to 15 degrees?

As discussed in the Outdoor Refrigerator Buying Guide, there is a distinct difference in cooling technologies across the industry.  Low-grade static cold plate cooling creates disparities in air distribution, creating an uneven temperature stratification effect.  In other words, the top compartment might be 15 degrees warmer than the bottom and other areas might cause items to frost.  Dynamic forced air actively recirculates cold air throughout the cabinet from top to bottom and is an upgrade worth investing in, especially if you plan to store wine and delicate foods.

Additionally, some models are designed with extended off-cycles before cycling back on to cool again. This is essentially an engineering workaround for poor thermal cabinet design as an effort to improve energy efficiency, but ultimately it translates to erratic temperature swings.

Minimizing temperature variance is critical to the shelf life of the contents you’re storing.  A stable preservation environment contributes to improved food quality (including flavor and nutrition), longer-lasting freshness and ultimately less food waste.

BUYER TIP

Choose an undercounter refrigerator with forced air circulation, like Dynamic Cooling Technology from Marvel.  smarter-hv-cooling-icon

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Marvel Refrigeration engineered the internal storage compartment to enhance air flow for a precisely even cabinet temperature and greater cooling efficiency. Shown here: Marvel Professional Undercounter Freezer and Marvel Professional Undercounter Refrigerator.

2. Cooldown Time

Surprisingly, few homeowners consider this aspect when shopping for an undercounter refrigerator and it’s an attribute that can impact your lifestyle the most. Rapid cooldown is a necessary convenience for today’s fast-paced lifestyles, and particularly important when stocking your undercounter refrigerator full of room-temperature cases of beverages for a party later than night. Nothing takes the refreshing zest out of a carbonated beverage like serving it lukewarm.

Additionally, rapid temperature pull-down prevents bacteria growth in your perishables for safer food consumption.

The better the cold air circulation (i.e. forced air cooling), the faster contents will be cooled to your desired set temperature.

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BUYER TIP

Select a model with a proven cooldown rate.  For example, Marvel’s rapid cooldown is tested to be up to three times faster than other models.cooldown

3. Energy-Saving Features, Efficiency and Operating Costs

Energy consumption remains a hot-button topic, as consumers seek ways to reduce annual household expenses and their overall carbon footprint, without taking shortcuts on features and performance.

Fortunately for homeowners, the Department of Energy enforced more stringent energy regulations on the appliance industry in 2014. Michigan-based manufacturer Marvel Refrigeration welcomed the changing regulations as an opportunity to retool its entire undercounter line, and now offers the largest collection of ENERGY STAR® rated undercounter appliances.  In fact, many of its models exceed the EPA ENERGY STAR® requirements – in some cases by 30%!

Look for additional energy-saving options, such as integrated controls with Eco mode, Vacation mode and Delay Start. And, there are features that prevent energy loss, too, like Close Door Assist to automatically bring the door to a gentle close and alarms to alert you of energy-compromising issues.

Another measure of thermal efficiency is the model’s cabinet and door insulation, as it’s the most effective protection from external heat transfer and cold air loss and affects overall efficiency. Marvel discovered a way to design its models with well-placed dense insulation that does not compromise internal storage volume.

BUYER TIP

Be sure to read the product’s Energy Guide for projected annual energy costs, and look for the ENERGY STAR® mark.

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4. Capacity and Storage Flexibility

Review storage options and interior capacity of models at the footprint size you need.  Ask yourself, will this model suit my storage needs now and in the future? Can it fit extra-large platters and pizza boxes? Can it accommodate tall items? Does it offer optional wine storage?  Is there a clear rollout bin to store loose items or produce?

Pick a model able to store the items you use most often. For example, Marvel offers models with convertible shelving that allows you to store any configuration of food, beverages and even wine bottles.

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BUYER TIP

Insist on versatile storage solutions like cantilevered shelving and convertible shelving that can adapt to fit your lifestyle as it changes.

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5. Fit and Finish

Manufacturers offer undercounter models in a variety of aesthetics, including solid and glass-framed doors in stainless steel, black, custom panel-ready and other finishes. If you prefer a truly built-in look, you’ll want a panel-ready model with a soft-close integrated hinge to seamlessly blend with your cabinetry.

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BUYER TIP

Explore finish options with timeless appeal, and consider the fully integrated look of overlay panels.

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Marvel unveils innovative clear ice machine technology with illumination effect and new energy-saving options

New undercounter clear ice machines are a perfect match for top-shelf libations

Greenville, Mich. (September 1, 2016) – Luxury appliance manufacturer Marvel Refrigeration released its new collection of Marvel Clear Ice Machines with Illuminice Lighting and new energy-saving features to conserve up to 25% water and electricity.

Still the quietest and the clearest, Marvel engineered its new clear ice models with design and performance attributes that align with the company’s national consumer research. This resulted in greater operating efficiency, flexible functionality, improved service reliability and a bold aesthetic like no other.  Vivid waterproof LED lighting illuminates clear ice from below, and models are available with sapphire blue or arctic white Illuminice Lighting. And, ice production is now up to 39 pounds of clear ice daily, the equivalent of nearly five convenience-store bags of ice.

Please note: Ice scoop holders shown in video are no longer included.

“We’re poised to change the way purists and cocktail connoisseurs enjoy fine spirits and beverages,” says brand manager Leah Kalemba.  “Ice quality is a critical component in the composition of a drink, especially with rare, ultra-premium scotch or bourbon. Dilution affects flavor, and the purer the ice, the better a drink tastes as ice melts. Marvel clear ice is unrivaled in clarity, and this new line will certainly elevate the home entertaining experience.”

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Pictured: Marvel Professional Single Zone Wine Cellar paired with the new Marvel Professional Clear Ice Machine with Sapphire Illuminice Lighting (Please note: Ice scoop holders shown in video are no longer included.)

Marvel employs a fractional freezing process to create high-density, slow-melting ice with pristine purity, much like a fine chocolatier tempers chocolate to a solid state for the best quality and flavor. Other clear ice machine brands reuse water run-off with inconsistent and sometimes cloudy results.

Marvel Engineering Director Jim Holland took the physics of ice melting into great consideration when developing the new line, “The ice shape is optimized to provide maximum cool down with minimum dilution. This was accomplished by utilizing a 3/4″ cube to maximize the density of ice in the glass to cool the drink quicker, which minimizes melt.”

Other new features include multi-function Marvel Intuit Integrated Controls with intelligent settings and alarms to optimize production rates and ensure ice quality. A full-featured delayed start prevents wasteful water use and Eco Ice mode moderates ice production to a conservative rate to save 25% on utility bills.

And while it’s already the quietest clear ice machine brand, Marvel further improved sound suppression to make this new line of clear ice machines quieter than most dishwashers.

Finish options include stainless steel, black and overlay. Low profile, ADA height models are also available for universal design applications and areas with limited space or thick flooring.

For more information on the new Marvel Clear Ice Machines with Illuminice, call (800) 223-3900 or contact your local dealer.

About Marvel Refrigeration

The benchmark for unrivaled craftsmanship, performance and design, Marvel Refrigeration offers a robust line of innovative food preservation and refrigeration solutions for home and outdoor, and is also the leading choice of world-class sports and entertainment venues, hotels, hospitals and medical facilities and other premium commercial installations across America.  Marvel products are engineered, hand-built, tested and inspected against stringent quality standards in the Marvel Refrigeration manufacturing facility based in Greenville, Michigan.

Marvel Refrigeration is a North American group of The Middleby Corporation, a leading worldwide manufacturer of equipment for the residential kitchen, commercial food service and food processing industries. Marvel Refrigeration employs nearly 200 Michigan workers.  More information about all Marvel Refrigeration products, including Marvel Scientific can be found at marvelrefrigeration.com.

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Leah Kalemba
lkalemba@middlebyresidential.com
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Avocado Salad Recipe

A Nourishing Summertime Superfood Dish

256657Avocado: what a funny-looking fruit with dimpled-green skin and such abundant versatility in fresh and filling raw food recipes. Incredibly popular for its superfood properties, creamy texture and delicious flavor, avocados are bursting with 20 nutrient varieties and heart-healthy fats, and loaded with fiber, antioxidants and more potassium than bananas. According to the Journal of Nutrition, adding avocado to salad can increase your antioxidant absorption up to 15-fold!

All the more reason to try this hearty avocado salad, loaded with nutrition and dynamic flavor.

PRESERVATION TIP: Store avocados in your Marvel Refrigerator to retain freshness for up to a week.

Marvel’s Dynamic Cooling Technology precisely chills food at an even temperature, effectively halting the ripening process and preventing that unsightly (and very distasteful) browning. Want your avocado to ripen faster?  Leave them on your counter, or place in a brown paper bag to speed up the process.

Avocado Salad Recipe

Recipe Credit: Allrecipes.com

Ingredients

  • 2 avocados, pitted and diced
  • 1 sweet onion, finely diced (Vidalia or Walla Walla sweet onions recommended)
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 large ripe tomato, chopped
  • 1/4 fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, gently toss avocados, onion, bell pepper, tomato, cilantro and lime juice until evenly coated.
  2. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. HINT: Keep avocado pits to store with leftover avocado salad to prevent browning.
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Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

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An Easy Breakfast Idea Loaded with Nutritional Benefits

Simplify your morning routine without skipping that all-important first meal of the day – just let your refrigerator do most of the work!

Overnight oats are becoming a popular breakfast option for several reasons: it’s a one-dish meal that’s easy to make, delicious and packed with energy-sustaining nutritional benefits.

Why It’s the Healthier Choice

These raw, soaked oats are the cooler side of oatmeal, and a healthy upgrade from its breakfast counterpart. Overnight soaking acts much like a long cooking process, breaking down starches and phytic acid, making the meal easier for your body to digest and absorb. And, it’s higher in resistant starches which can help control insulin levels.

With a little preparation the night before, you’ll have a hearty and healthy breakfast ready to eat the next morning to satiate your hunger and satisfy those taste buds. It’s a perfect grab-and-go treat for picnics, too!

Here’s the recipe for this meal mashup, a wise way to start your day off right.

Peanut Butter Overnight Oats

Recipe Credit: Minimalist Baker

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup almond milk (unsweetened recommended)
  • 3/4 T chia seeds
  • 2 T peanut butter (or almond butter)
  • 1 T maple syrup (or other sweetener substitutes:honey, agave, coconut sugar, brown sugar, stevia)
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
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  • 1 T flaxseed meal
  • Coconut flakes
  • Dark chocolate chips
  • Sliced fresh fruit (ex: banana, strawberries, raspberries)
  • Granola

Instructions

  1. Combine almond milk, chia, peanut butter and maple syrup in a sealable jar or bowl and stir to blend flavors.
  2. Stir in oats until covered in mixture.
  3. Cover with lid (or plastic wrap) and leave in your Marvel Refrigerator to set overnight (or for a minimum of 4 hours).
  4. When you're ready to dig in, feel free to toss on a few bonus toppings, like extra fruit.
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Rhubarb Spritzer

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An Effervescent Spring Cocktail

Today we’re taking a closer look at rhubarb, those vibrant ruby stalks that brighten your local farmers’ market stands around early spring.  Or, if you’re lucky, in your home or community garden.

By horticultural standards, it’s considered a vegetable, though by culinary application it takes on a sweeter side, often prepared like a fruit with sugar and aromatic spices. Ingested for thousands of years for medicinal benefits, rhubarb has evolved into what it is today: a key ingredient in desserts, jams and, yes, even beverages.

We have just the cocktail for you to try this spring to make the most of this tart edible while it’s at its freshest – a delicious, refreshing and simple-to-prepare Rhubarb Spritzer Spring Cocktail.

MIXOLOGY TIP: Serve over Marvel Clear Ice for the best clarity, purity and flavor.  

Rhubarb Spritzer Cocktail

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 oz. vodka
  • 1 oz. rhubarb simple syrup (see details below)
  • Prosecco (to taste)
  • Marvel Clear Ice
  • Mint or rosemary sprig (optional garnish)
    Rhubarb Simple Syrup:
  • 2 stalks chopped rhubarb
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup granulated sugar

Instructions

  1. First begin with the rhubarb simple syrup by combining chopped rhubarb with water and sugar in a small saucepan and placing over medium-low heat.
  2. Continue to stir as it cooks until the liquid reaches a syrupy consistency.
  3. Pour through a strainer to remove rhubarb and let cool.
  4. Next, fill a tumbler with Marvel Clear Ice.
  5. Stir in vodka and rhubarb simple syrup and top off with Prosecco.
  6. Garnish with a sprig of mint or rosemary, and enjoy! (MIXOLOGY TIP: To bring out the full flavor and aroma of your garnish, slap it between your hands before placing it in your drink.)
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Outdoor Refrigerator Buying Guide

7 Critical Features to Look For in an Outdoor Appliance

Outdoor kitchens demand a higher level of durability, reliability and performance from the appliances chosen for the strenuous job, and not all appliances rise to the call. You need a sentinel built to last, specifically designed to grapple with inclement weather and keep your food and beverages evenly cold without missing a beat – or straining your energy bill.

Here’s an expert guide of what to look for in an outdoor kitchen appliance and why quality matters just as much as its looks.

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1. DURABILITY

Is it certified for outdoor use?

Mother Nature is a fickle environment of fluctuating temperatures, intense UV exposure and ever-changing weather conditions. Therefore it is vital to confirm the appliance you’re buying is UL or CSA certified for outdoor use to endure elements like rain, corrosion, high humidity and temperatures. This makes all the difference between an outdoor refrigerator that lasts a few years and one that lasts for the long haul. And, most importantly, it protects you from risk of electrical shock from an indoor unit being improperly installed in an outdoor environment without the proper safety implements.

Marvel’s engineering director Jim Holland explains the distinction, “Marvel Outdoor appliances are tested against the rigorous demands of the UL 471 commercial product certification for power cord insulation, UV exposure and rain testing – the most difficult test to pass, but the most critical in regards to safety.”

Educated buyers can be assured that Marvel Outdoor models will perform even in high humidity environments and temperatures up to 115° F, in addition to its hard-earned certification for outdoor use. Each product is built with a durable stainless steel exterior to resist corrosion and commercial-grade power cord for safe performance in outdoor kitchens.

Buyer Tip: Look for outdoor-use disclaimers in warranty details to determine whether a model is truly intended for outdoor installation.

2. COOLING PERFORMANCE

Will it keep my perishables evenly cold without temperature swings?

Not all cooling systems are created equal. Let’s explain the differences between the cooling technologies available on the market.

Cold Plate vs. Forced Air

A cold plate is a frigid surface located in the refrigerator storage compartment that statically cools via natural convection through contact with the air. The major drawback of this method is that contents may obstruct cool air flow and colder air falls, creating temperature stratification inside the unit, meaning your food and beverages will not be cooled as evenly or effectively as forced air technologies.

Forced air actively recirculates compartment air multiple times per cooling cycle, delivering more consistent cold air circulation throughout the cabinet. The best type of forced air cooling you can find is Marvel’s Dynamic Cooling Technology™, which offers the industry’s most precise temperature stability and rapid cooldown, in some cases even twice as fast as other outdoor refrigerator models.

Buyer Tip: Ask your dealer to explain the cooling technology of the models you’re considering and compare performance.

3. ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Will my utility bill go through the roof?

By nature of operating in often extreme outdoor conditions, efficiency becomes more difficult to maintain, nevertheless certain manufacturers have mastered the balance of cooling performance and energy consumption. For example, Marvel Outdoor Refrigerators cost on average less than $25 per year to operate, compared to their competitive counterparts that can cost upwards to 50% more to operate.

Buyer Tip: Reference product energy guides to compare annual energy costs among outdoor models of the same cubic feet capacity.

4. RELIABILITY

Will I have to service it often or replace it later?

Don’t let lower price models fool you – economy is best determined by longevity. Consider this math to compare models: amortize the total cost of an outdoor unit by its projected longevity and annual operating cost. If you need to service a lower quality unit more frequently – or worse yet, replace it – then you haven’t gained any savings overall. In fact, it can cost you more time, money and headaches.

Lower-priced refrigerators are often made from vinyl-cladded steel or a ferrous, stainless-steel look-alike susceptible to corrosion. The average outdoor refrigerator lasts 5 years, whereas a premium outdoor refrigerator is built to last as many as 10 years or more on account of its durable construction of high-quality materials, refrigeration technology and parts. Be sure to also explore warranty coverage, too.

Buyer Tip: Invest for the long-term, and you’ll be glad you did.

5. SIZE/CAPACITY

Does it offer the volume and depth to store larger items?

Did you know that not all outdoor models are capable of storing an extra-large pizza box? Marvel models are unique in that they have 20% more depth than competing models, which means you can store extra-large platters and pizza boxes for entertaining large crowds.

Got your eyes on an outdoor kegerator? Marvel Outdoor Beer Dispensers are the only outdoor keg cooler that can fit a half barrel – and mobile models are available to take the party with you wherever you go.

Buyer Tip: Measure (or bring) the largest item you anticipate storing to confirm it fits inside the outdoor model you want. You might be surprised at how your eye can trick you into thinking there’s more space than there actually is.

6. STORAGE VERSATILITY

Can it change with me as my storage needs change?

Think of the items you’ll want to store now, and also later. Inevitably, your storage needs will change over time, and you’ll need an outdoor refrigerator that adapts with you over time. Adjustable cantilever shelving is an important feature to customize the interior to your needs.

Certain outdoor kegerators, like Marvel Outdoor Beer Dispensers, feature stow-on-board shelves to convert the unit to a full refrigerator when you’re not storing kegs.

Buyer Tip: Have your dealer show you how to adapt the model to other storage configurations, so you can gauge its versatility.

7. ADDED SAFETY AND SECURITY

Does the door lock?

Look for outdoor appliances with security locks to ensure the safety of curious children and also protect inside contents.

Buyer Tip: Some manufacturers like Marvel Refrigeration offer door locks as a standard feature rather than an extra option with added cost.

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Incredible Outdoor Kitchen with Bar, Custom Fire Table and Fireplace with Flat Screen TV

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Designer Showcase: Decked Out Outdoor Kitchen Stocked with Marvel Twin Tap Beer Dispenser

This Charlotte outdoor kitchen went from modest to magnificent thanks to the talented team at Fine Edge Landscape Design, who expanded the outdoor living space to include a full granite top kitchen with bar amenities, including a Marvel Outdoor Twin Tap Beer Dispenser. A nearby custom fire table mirrors the granite top and stone base of the dining ledge and adds warmth and mood to the entertaining experience.

And if that wasn’t impressive enough, the team also constructed a massive stone fireplace wired during construction with electrical and audio/visual cables for a flat screen television, creating a cozier, more intimate version of a drive-in movie theater.

Featured Designer: Fine Edge Landscape Design
Style: Granite and Stone Outdoor Kitchen
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina

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Are You Ruining Cocktails by Using the Wrong Ice?

marvel-clear-ice-in-glass-macro-no-waterWhy bartenders say ice is the most important ingredient

Ice to a cocktail is what flame is to food – use it wisely, and the results can be phenomenal, use it incorrectly and you can completely alter the taste.

This practice dates back to 1805 when Frederik Tudor (dubbed the Ice King) changed drinking culture as we know it by introducing the concept of adding ice to enhance beverages.  Having your drink served over “Tudor Ice” was considered a luxury.

And in the modern cocktail, this still remains true.  As a matter of fact, expert bartenders insist that ice is the most important ingredient in making a great cocktail – and choosing the right kind can make or break your drink.

“Ice plays a crucial role in cocktail making. Not only does it chill a drink, but it also releases water into the cocktail, binding the ingredients, smoothing out the flavor, and taking the edge off the base spirit,” explains Michael Dietsch, Cocktail Contributor of Serious Eats.

ICE PURITY & CLARITY AFFECTS TASTE

It goes without saying the purer the ice, the better a drink will taste as the ice melts. And, clarity is the best indicator for purity, as is the case with the Marvel Clear Ice Machine, considered the clearest, most pure ice available for residential use.

“Cloudiness in ice comes from water impurities and air bubbles. Your average home refrigerator ice maker freezes ice really fast, which also leads to cloudier, imperfect ice. Crystal-clear ice is created when you freeze very pure water very slowly,” says Jim Meehan, recent winner of the first-ever James Beard Award for Outstanding Bar Program.

The Science Behind the Purity of Marvel Clear Ice 

Much like a fine chocolatier slowly tempers chocolate to a solid state for the best quality and flavor, Marvel Clear Ice employs a fractional freezing process to create high-density, slow-melting ice with the ultimate clarity and purity. As water runs over the cold plate, pure water freezes first.  Minerals, sediments and other water contaminants are carried away into the water reservoir, giving you clear, impurity-free ice that cools your drinks without affecting the flavor.

Additionally, owning a dedicated ice maker like the Marvel Clear Ice Machine will ensure no freezer odors are imparted into the ice as it freezes, which can change the ice’s flavor.

ice-cube-handsTHE RIGHT SIZE ICE CAN PROVIDE MAXIMUM COOLNESS AND EVEN DILUTION

Marvel Engineering Director Jim Holland took the physics of ice melting into great consideration when he developed the Marvel Clear Ice Machine. What he created was the optimal shape for keeping beverages cooler, longer, without taking up too much room in your glass.

“The ice shape was optimized to provide maximum cool down with minimum dilution,” Jim adds. “This was accomplished by utilizing a 3/4” cube to maximize the density of ice in the glass to cool the drink quicker, which minimizes melt.”

Chad Solomon, a New York cocktail consultant, understands the significance of this, “As the clock ticks, it’s going to be a totally different drink based on the size and density of the ice.”

Jason Cott, partner at the popular Pouring Ribbons bar in New York City, also considers dilution a critical factor in the perfect cocktail: “It’s not just about bringing the temperature of the drink down to the correct level. It’s about adding the correct water content to each drink. The hidden ingredient in every cocktail recipe is water.”

We agree with San Francisco bartender Thad Vogler when he says, “Once you’ve used good ice, it’s really hard to go back.”

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Decadent Energy Bites

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If you love no bake cookies, then you’re going to go nuts over this healthier option that ditches the stick of butter and mounds of sugar and satisfies your craving for that chocolate-peanut buttery goodness.

These energy bites stay true to their name, giving you lots of sustaining energy, fiber and decadent flavor. This recipe is a favorite in our household, even among the kids, and anyone who tries these usually requests the recipe (or wants more)!

Tip: Make it easier to eat healthy in a hurry.

Create a snack station with Marvel Undercounter Refrigerated Drawers to keep nutrient-rich choices within arm’s reach, such as a batch of energy bites, sliced fruit, yogurt or hummus paired with vegetables.

It’s engineered with Dynamic Cooling Technology to offer the industry’s best temperature stability, which means your vegetables will keep their satisfying crunch, your fruit will retain its beautiful color and those healthy food options will stay fresh, longer.

 

Decadent Energy Bites

Yield: 20 - 25 energy bites

Recipe Credit: Gimme Some Oven

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup honey
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup ground flax seed
  • 2/3 cup sweetened coconut flakes (or your favorite protein powder)
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 cup old-fashioned oats

Instructions

  1. Stir all wet ingredients together in a medium bowl until thoroughly mixed.
  2. Add dry ingredients, saving the oats for last.
  3. Cover and let the batch chill in the refrigerator for a half hour (or less if you have a Marvel Refrigerator with Dynamic Cooling Technology).
  4. Once chilled, roll into bite-sized balls.
  5. Store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.
  6. Enjoy!
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