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Ice Types - Understanding the types

Understanding the different types of ice makers and styles of ice can improve customer experience, as well as improve profits. We have the ability to provide you with some of the finest and most reliable brands in the industry. Featuring the most reliable in the industry, Manitowoc®, Ice-O-Matic®, and Scotsman®, Hoshizaki®, ice machines, we are sure to have the right fit for you. 

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Please click on the image below to be taken to the appropriate style of ice machines!

Flake Ice

  • Used in various display cases for meat and seafood.
  • Soft and easy to chew.
  • Used for packing food and drinks for maximum cooling.
  • Can be used in blended drinks. 
  • Slow melting for longer lasting drinks.
  • Full cube, half cube, and regular cube available as standard sizes.

Cube Ice

  • Most common type of ice.
  • Used in many restaurants and commercially
  • Best use for cocktails and liquors.
  • Comes in many different sizes and shapes.
  • Many types of specialty shapes are available.

Nugget Ice

  • Soft and easy to chew.
  • Great for beverages and smoothies.
  • Keeps the cost of your drink syrup at a minimum, as it displaces more liquid.
  • Slow melting.
  • Stores well in insulated storage bins.
  • Long lasting attractive appearance.
  • Easy Handling.