With so many great products on the market, shopping for a commercial ice maker for your large kitchen establishment can be extremely overwhelming — especially if this is your first time! One of the main components you have to consider when choosing the best ice maker for you is the type of ice you want or need your ice machine to produce. There are three main types: cubed ice, flake ice, and nugget ice. Furthermore, cubed ice comes in three different sizes: large gourmet, full dice, and half dice.
Half-dice ice makers are one of the most common types of ice makers because half dice or half cube ice is perfect for so many things: mixed drinks, soft drinks, bagging, frozen cocktails, or for dispensing at drink stations. Half dice ice cubes are essentially smaller versions of full dice or full cube ice, so they be more easily packed into glasses and other drink containers. They still offer a high ice to water ratio, which means quick cooling in beverages, without watering down the liquid surrounding it.
At CommercialIceMakers.com, you can find a wide range of half-dice ice makers, categorized by either production rate (ranging from 50 pounds of ice per day to over 2000 pounds of ice per day) or type of cooling (air cooled, water cooled, or remote cooled). Air cooled ice machines are the most common and most cost effective, because they do not require extra water to function; however, they are a bit more limited in terms of installation space because they must accommodate for the air intake module and discharge areas. Water cooled ice machines are recommended in environments where the temperature is generally greater than 80 degrees Fahrenheit, because they’re less likely to become over taxed. Remote cooled ice machines are actually air cooled, but they feature long refrigerator lines, eliminating much of the noise and heat of the unit by allowing it to operate outside or in another room. You can also choose from ice machine and bin combo units, or ice machine heads only. Many of the half-dice ice machines we offer are Energy Star certified, making them ideal if energy efficiency is highly important to you.
Half-dice ice machines are manufactured by a variety of top name brands, including Manitowoc, Scotsman, and Hoshizaki. Specific popular products we offer at CommercialIceMakers.com include the Manitowoc IY-1176C QuietQube Ice Maker, the Scotsman C0630SW-32 Prodigy Plus Ice Maker, and the Hoshizaki KM-151BWH Ice Maker With Bin.
Browse our full collection of half-dice ice machines to find exactly what you need for your business. To complement your ice machine, take a look at the other ice making products we have available, including ice bins, water filters, replacement cartridges, and remote condenser units. Shopping at CommercialIceMakers.com will secure the lowest prices on high quality full-dice ice makers and accessories. If you have any questions or need help financing your half-dice ice machine, contact us today!