If you run a restaurant, bar, or any other establishment that serves food and/or beverage, a commercial ice maker is absolutely necessary. Undercounter ice makers are the most recommended choice for any space-saving application.
The main benefit is that they move ice production and storage from your prep and service area to underneath the counter, effectively preserving essential workspace. This is especially important if your space is limited and valuable, because you can still produce large volumes of fresh ice, even in tiny commercial kitchens. Undercounter ice machines are also hidden or concealed by your countertop, and provide constant ease of access for employees.
Since there are so many factors that play a role in choosing the perfect undercounter ice machine, you can’t just settle for any one. And with so many unique styles and models on the market, it can be extremely overwhelming to know which one is best for your specific needs. Luckily, Commercial Ice Makers offers the very best undercounter ice makers on the market, from top brands like Scotsman, Manitowoc, and Hoshizaki — and we’re here to help make your shopping and decision-making experience so much easier!
Undercounter ice makers are available with three different types of condensers: Air-cooled, which uses air circulation to maintain the necessary cool working temperatures; Water-cooled, which uses water to maintain functioning temperatures; and Remote, which uses the same technology as air-cooled, but allows the condenser to be separate from the machine.
Additionally, you can choose an ice machine based on the type, shape, or size ice it makes. The most popular types/shapes to choose from for undercounter ice makers are: Large gourmet cube, which offers the slowest melt times with 100% water-to-ice ratio (ideal for specialty drinks, whiskey, scotch, and other high-end cocktails); Full cube, also known as “full dice” ice, which melts slowly, keeping beverages cool for longer (ideal for hotel ice dispensers and salad bars); Half cube, also known as “half dice” ice, which are smaller and faster-melting than other cubed ice (ideal for blended and soft drinks); Flake, which is soft and fast-melting, but aesthetically pleasing for display and packaging purposes (commonly used for snow cones, and for keeping foods chilled in a buffet/salad bar display); Nugget, which is small, soft, chewable ice that blends easily and cools quickly, but displaces more liquid than cubed ice (best used in blended and carbonated drinks, and in healthcare settings).
Commercial Ice Makers is proud to offer our customers a wide variety of undercounter ice machines, and we are always available to help you decide which style is best suited to your specific needs. All of our units are sure to deliver you fresh and clean ice, in a variety of shapes and sizes, depending on the model you choose. With an undercounter ice maker from CommercialIceMakers.com, you can rest assured that you’re receiving a well-designed, high-performing product that will continue to provide reliable service for years to come.