Nugget ice is the good ice
Nugget ice goes by many names: the most popular being "pellet ice" and "Sonic ice". Whatever you like to call it, one thing's for sure--nugget ice is a must-have for a wide variety of facilities.
Many consider nugget ice as "the best ice". It is popular in bars, restaurants, and any other establishment that serves drinks, but it also has therapeutic benefits.
Unlike other types of ice, it is soft, which makes it gentle enough for your blender in creating the tastiest smoothies and frozen drinks. The softness also contributes to its rapid cooling effect, which is why you can rely on nugget ice to help you whip up delicious and refreshing drinks fast.
Another advantage of nugget ice is its ability to absorb the flavors of the drink. So even though your customers have finished their glass, they can chew on the resulting flavored nugget ice that’s left and fully enjoy their drink. This ultimately lets you provide better value and improve the quality of the experience. With all that said, it is easy to see why nugget ice is the preferred choice of operators in carbonated drinks, liquor, blended cocktails, and many more.
The chewability of the nugget ice also opens up opportunities in healthcare. This soft, chewable ice offers a comfortable way for patients who have trouble swallowing liquid to stay hydrated. It is also great to use in cold compress because it follows or "hugs" wherever it is placed on.
Undercounter nugget ice makers for your business
Undercounter nugget ice machines offer the most convenient way to produce and serve nugget ice. These units can deliver full ice-making performance without taking up a lot of space. The production capacity of our undercounter nugget ice makers every 24 hours can range from 50 pounds of ice up to 400 lbs.
If you are looking to produce a steady amount of ice per day for all kinds of drinks, undercounter nugget ice makers, which may sometimes be referred to as sonic ice machines, will be an asset to your operation. With the compact design, facilities in need of supplemental ice supply or working with limited space can have fresh nugget ice close by at all times.
Unlike machines for ice cubes, nugget ice makers freeze water in a chilled stainless steel cylinder with an auger that rotates and scrapes off the formed ice from the walls of the cylinder and pushes it to the storage bin. A water filter is recommended to ensure that the water used in the ice production that will eventually form the chewable ice is clean and safe for consumption.
Undercounter nugget ice makers come with an in-built ice bin and are widely available with air-cooled condensers as well as water-cooled refrigeration systems.
CKitchen has an impressive selection of top-quality undercounter nugget ice makers from trusted brands like Scotsman Ice, AMPTO, and Hoshizaki. These brands are always at the forefront of innovation in the field of commercial ice production, incorporating advanced features like a smart user-friendly control panel for simple operation.
If you are looking for countertop ice makers or modular ice machine heads, you can also find an array of choices here on CKitchen.