Many people love and even obsess over nugget ice. This crunching, super-chewable ice — also known as pebble ice, pellet ice, chunk ice, Sonic ice, Chewblet ice, gem ice, and Pearl ice — is composed of frozen water and air joined together in perfect harmony to make it exceptionally munchable.
Commercial nugget ice makers are used primarily in bars, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, and any other business where beverages are the main drivers of sales. In addition to it being soft enough to chew, it blends perfectly into smoothies, and other frozen, blended drinks. The composition of nugget ice (mostly its nooks and crannies) offers a larger surface area than other types of ice, making it longer lasting. With a 90 percent ice to water ratio, nugget ice absorbs the flavors of the drink to create a refreshingly cold, sense-provoking beverage rather than diluting it.
Commercial Ice Makers offers a variety of commercial nugget ice makers at wholesale prices making it easy to locate and purchase the best ice maker for you. Whether you are looking for a unit to meet the constant ice demands of your customers, or looking to outfit your commercial kitchen with a useful and accessible machine, our extensive selection guarantees the right unit for you. Not only that, but we also provide the highest quality nugget ice machines in the industry, including brands such as Scotsman, Hoshizaki, and Manitowoc.
Before selecting your nugget ice maker, you will need to decide what type of cooling system you need: air cooled, water cooled, or remote cooled. Air cooled condensers use air circulation to maintain the necessary cool temperatures for the dispenser to function, while water cooled condensers use water. Air cooled is the most popular option because it’s both energy-efficient and cost-effective; however, it’s important to note that cool ambient temperatures (below 70°F) and good quality air circulation (at least 6” of clearance around their air intake and discharge areas) are needed for air cooled condensers to function optimally. Remote cooled condensers use the same technology as air cooled, but allow the condenser to be separate from the machine.
At CommercialIceMakers.com, you can choose from models that produce ice ranging from about 100 lbs of nugget ice to well over 2000 lbs of nugget ice, depending on your overall production needs. Units are also available with or without ice storage bins.
No matter your specific needs, volume, budget, or space requirements, Commercial Ice Makers can help you find the perfect nugget ice maker for your environment. Our top priority here at Commercial Ice Makers is to provide each of our customers with the best possible customer service, as well as high performing and dependable products. Shop our selection of Nugget Ice Makers for the guaranteed lowest prices and fast shipping. Don’t hesitate to speak with one of our certified food service consultants if you have any questions!