As you may have guessed, half-cube ice basically ice that is half the size of the traditional full-dice or full-size cubes. What you end up with a thinner piece of ice with the same solid build and excellent ice-to-water ratio.
Half-size cube ice doesn’t melt quickly and has excellent cooling abilities. This type of ice is very easy to work with and is highly versatile. Its applications truly transcend the industry and beyond. It is a go-to for cooling a litany of drinks but also preferred for ice dispensing and ice bagging.
So, it's no surprise that half-size cube machines are a staple in many facilities both foodservice and institutional. Undercounter styles are even more versatile, as they make the most of the space beneath your counter. Imagine clean, great-tasting half-size ice within quick reach, so you can fulfill drink orders left and right with impressive speed and efficiency that your customers will appreciate.
Undercounter half-size cube ice machines already come with a built-in storage bin, so they should be easy to integrate into an existing setup without having to move anything around.
Smaller units can produce as low as 50 lbs of ice per day, but larger versions can go all the way to 400 lbs. So even with a compact build, an undercounter half-size cube ice machine can infuse a lot of power to your operation from behind the counter.
The best undercounter half-size cube ice machines for you
Undercounter half-size cube ice machines are powered by an air-cooled condenser or a water-cooled condenser. Air-cooled undercounter units are great for those who want an uncomplicated installation process, especially in an existing setup. You just need adequate ventilation and you should be good to go.
Water-cooled undercounter half-dice cube ice machines are quieter during ice production and, in turn, do not disrupt the environment while in operation. They are also more conducive to operations in hot locations. Since they use additional water, expect additional water costs.
CKitchen is your best resource for premium but affordable undercounter half-size cube machines from top ice maker manufacturers such as Ice O Matic, Manitowoc, Hoshizaki, and many more.
We have an array of undercounter ice machines with energy-efficient features to meet Energy Star standards. This means you not only are able to support your operation; you also get to save money on energy costs and protect the environment. Many of these undercounter half size cube ice machines also have harvest-assist technology that further conserves energy while speeding up your service.
We at CKitchen are experts in commercial ice machines and would be more than happy to assist you in selecting the right unit for your needs.
From good to great: extend the life of your ice machine
When shopping for undercounter half-size cube ice machines, it is important that you also make careful considerations of how you can take care of it in the long run. The easiest way to protect such an important investment is through an efficient and top-of-the-line water filter system specifically designed to block impurities from reaching your water supply. Apart from the horrible taste, water that's teeming with contaminants can damage your equipment and even void your warranty.