Nugget ice is one of the most popular types of ice in the world, primarily because it’s so crunchy and chewable. Also known as pebble ice, pellet ice, chunk ice, Sonic ice, Chewblet ice, gem ice, and Pearl ice, nugget ice is composed of both frozen water and air, joined together in perfect harmony to make it exceptionally crunchable and munchable.
Commercial nugget ice makers are used in many bars, cafes, restaurants, convenience stores, and any other food service establishment where beverages are the main sales drivers. In addition to it being soft enough to chew on its own, it also blends perfectly into smoothies and other blended drinks. The unique composition of nugget ice, with all of its nooks and crannies, offers a larger surface area than other types of ice, making it slow melting and longer lasting. With a 90 percent ice to water ratio, nugget ice absorbs the flavors of the liquid that surrounds it to create a refreshingly cold beverage rather than diluting it and watering it down.
CommercialIceMakers.com offers a wide variety of nugget ice machines at wholesale prices, making it easy for you to locate and purchase the best ice maker for your operation. 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 you’ll find the perfect unit for your establishment. Rest assured knowing that we provide the highest quality nugget ice makers in the industry, including brands such as Scotsman, Hoshizaki, and Manitowoc.
Before selecting your nugget ice machine, you will need to decide on a type of cooling system: air-cooled, water-cooled, or remote-cooled. Air-cooled units use air circulation to maintain the necessary cool temperatures for the dispenser to function, while water-cooled units use water. Although air-cooled machines are energy-efficient and cost-effective, 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 them to function properly. Remote-cooled condensers use the same technology as air-cooled, but allow the condenser to be separate from the machine.
At CommercialIceMakers.com, the nugget ice makers are categorized by either type of cooling or production rate. You can find models that produce ice ranging from about 100 lbs of nugget ice to well over 2000 lbs of nugget ice. 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. Browse our full collection of nugget ice machines to find exactly what you need. Before leaving, take a look at the other ice making products we have available, including ice bins, water filters, replacement cartridges, and remote condenser units — all perfect for complementing your ice machine. Shopping at CommercialIceMakers.com will secure the lowest prices on high quality nugget ice makers and accessories. If you have any questions or need help financing your machine, contact us today!
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