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  • Holds approximately 25 lb. of ice
  • Features an ergonomic handle for comfort
  • Non-nesting design and "Ice Only" disclaimer help prevent cross-contamination
  • Constructed of durable polycarbonate
  • Angled top surface prevents spills and encourages controlled pouring
  • Rear hanging hook lets you hang it upside down for sanitary drying
  • Durable handle can support large loads of ice
UPC Code: 086876200386
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Rubbermaid Manufacturing Process

Rubbermaid Manufacturing Process

RCP, better known as Rubbermaid Commercial Products, has been designing and manufacturing the most effective and durable janitorial and sanitation products since 1968. From trash containers to a mop bucket that reduces splashing, durability and productivity have worked as key ingredients in the innovation behind the products designed. We're heading to Rubbermaid's headquarters in Huntersville North Carolina to meet the team behind the world's toughest cleaning products. "When I think about quality I think about it from our consumer's perspective, and when you just see the name Rubbermaid, what initially pops in their mind is the word durability." "We have a storied history of innovative product design. In 1974, our CP came up with the first resin mop bucket. At that time, the advantages of that over the traditional metal bucket were that it's a lot lighter, and it's a lot more maneuverable when you push it across the floor. So we put a lot of time up front in simulating how we're going to ensure the product quality before the design is even finished, so we do it in our computer-aided design simulation tools. We're also taking our product, go evaluate it in the test lab, make sure it meets all the standards, and then we get approval by quality to go into production." So what is it about this innovative designs that keeps RCP at the top of the industry? "We're always trying to find ways to test our extreme durability. So recently my team came up with this crazy idea to drop a 4000 pound car on top of a Brute container, just to see how indestructible it actually is. And of course there was some crushing, but no denting, and literally just popped it back into its original shape." Now that we've had a taste of the imagination behind these superhero products, it's time to see what they're made of. Welcome to Winchester Virginia, the original birthplace of Rubbermaid Commercial Products, home to RCP's manufacturing and distribution, along with several other locations spread all over the US, totaling a whopping 3.9 million square feet of manufacturing space. "So in this facility we've broken it down into several different product families. Two product families that I'm really excited about are the Brute and the WaveBrake. The Brute, we make several different sized containers; these are cans that you probably have at your house or your neighbor has at their house that they put their garbage in, so let's go have some fun and let's go take a look at the process in person. Right now we're going to meet Bill Cherrier. Bill is my engineering manager for this facility. He's going to take you through the rest of the process on how the Brute is manufactured here at the facility. Bill, she's all yours." "Alright, thank you very much. Welcome to the Brute cell. Let's go take a look at the injection process and see how the Brutes are made. So each year we go through about a 130 million pounds of resin. It's delivered here by rail car, pumped into outside silos, and a pumping system conveys it to the machines, like the ones behind me. So an injection machine has two halves: an injection half that has the screw and barrel; resin comes in in a pelletized form, it goes in, it gets pushed forward through the screw that's inside the barrel, it melts, and on this machine, there's a mold in the clamp half that has two halves. It fills that void between the two - that's the shape of a 44 gallon Brute - it cools, and when it's ready and solid, it opens up here; one comes out every 49 seconds or so." "For our 50th anniversary we actually held a contest to find the oldest Brute that's still out there in the field in use. Within two weeks we had hundreds of entries and we actually found the winner, and it was somebody that had had the Brute container that's still in use from 1968, so 49 years and still going strong." "It is amazing that we sell 2.8 million of these a year because they are virtually indestructible. They go through a variety of testing, taken to the extremes of environment. And we test it literally by freezing these things at -20 degrees Fahrenheit and dropping them from a height of 6 feet one hundred times. We also lift them 5000 times by the handles with a weight full of water, and we put weight inside of them and we drag them on a piece of sandpaper for 10 miles or so just to show that they don't wear out as you drag it to the end of your driveway each morning. So here we are at our distribution facility in Winchester and behind me you see bustling activity, shipping millions of dollars of products each day to customers around the world. You name it, you can find our products in airports, hotels, and your kitchen as well." "I was in a hotel recently, and saw a 95 pound housekeeper, and she had a Rubbermaid Commercial Products hospitality cart, and it really hit me that what we're doing can make a difference. On a daily basis she's pushing over 350 pounds of supplies, 7-8 hours a day, and I think about the improvements that we've made to that cart, you know, even in the last two years, and to us, if we've done that right, we've done our job." "We really want to make the users of our products lives easier and safer, from mop buckets that you'll see in a school cafeteria to cleaning carts that you'll see in a hotel, to Brute trash cans that you'll see on a construction site, and so when we build products, and we innovate, and we think about those products and how they're going to be used, we design that into our products." "We're also very proud of the fact that we're making so much of this product here in the United States which provides to the local economy and also to the economy throughout the United States." Looking to keep your commercial space clean with a variety of innovative, durable products? Head over to rubbermaidcommercial.com.

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Rubbermaid FG9F5300TBLUE Specs
Length 10 1/2 Inches
Width 13 1/4 Inches
Height 22 Inches
Color Blue
Dishwasher Safe Yes
Ice Storage Capacity 5.5 gal.
Material Plastic

Polycarbonate
NSF Listed Yes
Shape Rectangle
Type Ice Buckets

Rubbermaid FG9F5300TBLUE Details

Safely and easily transport up to 25 lb. of ice with the Rubbermaid FG9F5300TBLUE ProServe ice tote! With a capacity of 5.5 gallons, this bucket is perfect for restaurants, cafes, bars, and catering services. Featuring an ergonomic handle for comfort and a sturdy, square design, this bucket takes the hassle and struggle out of keeping your drink station stocked with ice. Plus, the angled top opening helps prevent spills when filling and acts as a spout for enhanced control when pouring ice.

This tote is constructed of tinted blue polycarbonate for long-lasting durability throughout your heavy-duty use. With the words "Ice Only" printed on the outside, this ice tote notifies workers of its application to help prevent cross-contamination in the kitchen. Its non-nesting design ensures safe and sanitary storage so, you'll no longer have to worry about contaminants collecting between your totes!

Overall Dimensions:
Length: 13 1/4"
Width: 10 1/2"
Height: 22"
Capacity: 5.5 gallon (25 lb. of ice)

Attention CA Residents: Prop 65 Warning

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • Dishwasher Safe

    Dishwasher Safe

    This item can safely be cleaned in a commercial dishwasher.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Rubbermaid FG9F5300TBLUE ProServe 5.5 Gallon Ice Tote

    4.3 stars from 9 reviews

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    pricier side for ice tote but i find the quality is really good. and the design of the bucket works great for dumping. i am glad i spent extra for this
    We were using 5 gallon pail's before and we bought one of these and the handle itself is a nice comfortable grab along with the bottom of the bucket there is a nice little bit to be able to hold it to dump your ice into your buckets I would highly recommend this
    This ice bucket has been one of favorites over the years. The rubber on the metal handle makes it easy to carry without hurting your hand. The bottom also has a place for your hand, making it easy to dump.
    These ice buckets are an absolute joke. They crack very easly under normal use even with utmost care. Not designed to last at all. A 5 gallon plastic bucket works a 100 times better ( not a chemical bucket of course and a one that's been cleaned extremely well ). AVOID THIS ITEM!!!!
    Thank you for your review! We are sad to hear that these ice totes did not suit. For a more heavy duty ice bucket, try this Carlisle 6 Gal Ice Transport Bucket.
    Great design and very good price, however not as durable as it should be, have been through three of these because of cracking with just normal use!!
    Thank you for your review! We’re sorry to hear that these ice totes cracked under normal use. New totes have been sent to replace the defective ones.
    This is a great ice tote. our ice machine is down stairs and the ladies have no trouble bring it up. We just love WEBstaurant Store. They are always so helpful and easy to deal with.. Thank you..
    This is a great ice bucket. You can't go wrong with Rubbermaid. This site has the best prices for items such as these too. I'll keep buying from webstaurantstore.com.
    This ice bucket is sure to last! Great quality and large capacity! Good for hulling ice up and down stairs! Design is perfect for fitting right in!
    This ice bucket was cheaper than the alternative and we love it. I have had the other kinds in the past and the handles broke off of them. This one is still in tact!

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