There's a lot about the cube ice to love, but for many proprietors, it is how slowly it melts. It stays in the drink longer, which significantly reduces ice consumption. With this, your supply lasts longer, ultimately saving you money on production costs.
Operators rely on the mighty cube ice to convert their soft drinks and cocktails into refreshing, ice-cold goodness.
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The best commercial cube ice machines for you
Cube ice machines come with a variety of configurations based on size of the ice cube and the production capacity every 24 hours.
There are at least three sizes of ice cubes: regular size (roughly 1.125 inches by 1.125 inches by .875 inches), full dice (roughly .875 inches by .875 inches) and half dice (half the size of full). The size, of course, comes with unique benefits. Choosing which size is best for your needs comes down to your specific applications.
When it comes to production capacity, cube ice machines have a wide range for you to select from. There are units that can supply 50 pounds of ice per day, but there are also high-performance units capable of delivering more than 2,000 pounds of ice daily.
Undercounter ice machines can make the most of a limited footprint in your facility. They double as ice bins, making them more convenient to use.
Modular ice machine heads are very popular in most applications. They are designed to pair with a storage bin that will be able to store and keep frozen the formed ice when not in use. These units are sometimes combined with ice dispensers, so they can be applied for self-service as well. Whether undercounter or modular, the task of getting ice will still involve the use of ice scoops, which generally have a dedicated place in the exterior of the storage bins.
Most cube ice machines are made with stainless steel so they don't easily succumb to corrosion, wear-and-tear, and heavy daily use. A high-quality water filter system is recommended to protect your ice from impurities that will lower the quality of the product AND your ice machine.
Air-cooled, water-cooled, or remote-cooled?
Commercial cube ice machines use different refrigeration systems to create the ice. One style might be better suited than the other based on your needs and your setup.
Air-cooled cube ice machines are the easiest to install in an existing building or facility. This type is usually more efficient and cost-effective. They will require ventilation, which means you will dedicate an extra few inches to provide a proper breathing room for the unit.
If you operate in a hot climate or in a facility where airborne contaminants are difficult to control, water-cooled cube ice machines are preferable. Remote-cooled units feature the condenser as an entirely separate component that you can install in a different location, commonly on the roof of a building, where heat and noise can be expelled without negatively affecting your facility.
CKitchen is a trusted distributor of some of the best and highest-rated cube ice machines in the business from reputed manufacturers like Manitowoc, Ice-O-Matic, Scotsman, Hoshizaki, AMPTO, Blue Air, and Maxx Cold. We are also knowledgeable in commercial ice machines, committed to helping you find the perfect unit that will help your business become more efficient and profitable.
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