Using the best machines possible is something every consumer wants, and this website should help you find the perfect ice maker for your home or business. Commercial ice makers are essential in nearly every restaurant business today, so we have created a quick overview of the pros and cons of each restaurant ice machine.
Before you buy an Ice Maker for yourself be sure to ask yourself what you will be using it for. If you are only going to use it as a home ice cube maker, than you will want to look at our Counter Top Ice Maker Guide, but if you are looking for something to transport around check out our Portable Ice Maker Guide. Additionally if you run a business that requires ice you will need an industrial ice maker. These ice makers can also be referred to as commercial ice makers, and produce ice at an extremely fast rate. Some commercial ice makers can produce ice at a rate of 100 to 800 pounds per day, so these could be perfect for any restaurant or business.
Top 8 Best Commercial Ice Makers
|Ice Maker Name||Ice Per Day||Type of Ice Cube||Requires Filtered Water|
|SPT IM-600US Ice Maker||50 lbs||Cubed||Yes|
|EdgeStar Clear Ice Maker||50 lbs||Cubed Sheets||Yes|
|Orien FS-55IM||44 lbs||3/4" Size Cube||Yes|
|Orien Clear Ice Maker||260 lbs||Cubed||Yes|
|Manitowoc UD-0310A||304 lbs||7/8" Size Cube||Yes|
|Eurodib TB1405A||308 lbs||Pellet Ice||Yes|
|Ice-O-Matic Ice Maker||238 lbs||Half or Full Size Cube||Yes|
|Maxx Ice MIM600||700 lbs||Cubed||Yes|
The SPT IM-600US is a great machine for people who value quality clear ice cubes, because it runs off of purified water. This is great for ice cubes, because they taste better, look better, and are free of unwanted bacteria. Another reason this commercial ice maker is liked so well is because, it produces 50 lbs of ice a day, and stores up to 25 lbs at once.
The EdgeStar Clear Ice Maker is very similar to the previous machine. It have the same production rate of 50 lbs and storage rate of 25 lbs as the previous machine. However, the machine’s quieter and produces nearly the same amount of ice. The machine has a very aesthetic stainless steal wrap, and even comes with digitalized controls.
The Orien FS-55IM is the highest quality ice maker that one could buy if they are looking for durability. If you don’t care about appearances or unimportant features, then this is the machine for you. The FS produces 44 lbs of ice per day and hold 25 lbs. It also comes with automatic overflow protection, so it knows when to stop making ice.
Orien also produces this machine for anyone requiring a massive amount of ice. This machine produces 260 lbs of ice a day, and stores up to 260 lbs at once. While this is an extreme amount of ice, it can only make one ice cube size.
The UD-0310A is Manitowoc’s most popular ice popular. It earned that title because it can produce over 300 lbs of ice a day! This makes this one of most powerful ice makers on the market right now. Free shipping is also offered if you buy now.
Just like the previous machine, the Eurodib TB1405A can produce over 300 lbs of ice per day. The different between this and most other commercial ice makers is that this machine make pellet style ice. While most commercial ice makers can only make square ice cubes, this only makes pellet ice.
While Ice-O-Matic typically specializes in home ice makers, they also have a few commercial machines like this one. This machine only has options for 1 type of ice cube. However, if you contact the manufacturer amazon buys from before you order they will let you choose between a full ice cube or half ice cube machine. Once you pick one you can’t ever switch to the other ice cube size, so be careful on your choice!
Finally, we have the MIM600 by Maxx Ice. This commercial ice maker produces up to 700 lbs of ice per day. Furthermore, the machine automatically cleans itself. This is widely regarded as the best commercial ice maker on the market right now.