From classic cubes to specialized nugget ice, there is an ice machine for any operation. When shopping for a commercial ice maker, take the time to consider what type of machine would best suit your operation. Restaurants, bars, hotels and even medical clinics all have different requirements so when deciding think about factors like ice type, ice yield and storage.
Basic Ice Machines
Basic commercial ice machines include everything from self-contained under counter units, to individual modular units, to combination units where an ice head is paired with an appropriate bin. Consider the width and condenser type so you find the right machine for your business.
Other Ice Machine Products
Since the specific ice needs of every food service establishment can vary, so too does the dispensing and storage requirements. You can choose from a basic bin where ice has to be scooped, a dispenser that does it for you or a bagger that is designed for merchandising bags of ice.
Commercial Ice Machines FAQs
What is the right ice machine for my business?
It is really important to consider the style of ice you want when selecting an ice machine. Most commercial ice machines produce either cubes, nuggets, or flakes, with each style having advantages and disadvantages.
Modular or Self-Contained ice machines?
When purchasing a new commercial ice machine, it is important to choose the right modular or self-contained machine. Modular machines require the purchase of a separate bin while self-contained units do not. Both units have advantages and disadvantages that should be considered.
Air Cooled vs. Water Cooled?
There are some very basic differences between air-cooled and water-cooled ice machines. Cost and ambient temperature of room should be key considerations when making a purchasing decision.
How do I choose the right size machine?
There are many factors to consider when deciding on the size of your new commercial ice machine. Style of ice, location of machine, ventilation and consumption of ice all need to be taken into account before purchase.
What to consider when installing your machine?
Commercial ice machines work best when they are placed in an optimal location. Before installing your new ice machine you should consider space allotment, airflow, drainage, power and filter options.