Cubelet ice comes in the form of small pieces of ice cubes that are soft and chewable. It is just one of the few types of ice able to retain the flavor of drinks so that customers can basically get more out of their glass, increasing perceived value and improving the overall experience.
The chewability of the cubelet also opens up to healthcare applications, as it can provide an easier, more comfortable way for patients who have difficulty swallowing liquid to keep hydrated.
Cubelet ice makers come in various styles and configurations. For high-capacity kitchens, schools, and healthcare centers, larger cubelet ice machine heads can help you keep up with the demand, with a production capacity of 600 all the way to 2,000 lbs of ice per day. Modular ice machines don't come with built-in storage as undercounter units do. This gives you the freedom to choose an ice bin of your choice to suit your production best.
Cubelet ice makers can be air-cooled or water-cooled. Whichever you choose ultimately comes down to your facility and your specific needs.
Air-cooled units are generally much easier to install and they are much less expensive to operate. The key to maximize the ice production per 24 hours for this type of cubelet ice machine is proper ventilation. Extra space or clearance around the unit is required to give it breathing room. Ambient temperatures need to be cooler as well, as air-cooled machines release hot air into the room.
Water-cooled cubelet ice makers will require water lines and can incur additional water costs. If you are in a location with hot climates or a facility where ventilation just isn't easy to achieve, this type of cubelet ice maker will be perfect as it won't add to the heat in the kitchen.
Our cubelet ice makers come from Manitowoc Ice and Hoshizaki, which are two of the most notable names in ice making equipment today. These products are made with durable stainless steel and are packed with features that take the burden and the guesswork out of the production.
If you're not sure which cubelet ice maker is best for your business, don't hesitate to contact us. CKitchen has a team of friendly foodservice consultants dedicated to providing excellent customer service and assistance before, during, and after your purchase.