Commercial Ice Maker Buyer’s Guide


Commercial ice makers, also known as industrial ice makers, are extremely high powered ice makers which produce the highest quality ice at the fastest rate possible. These ice makers use a water line to automatically pump water into the machine. This is handy because the machine produces so much ice, that manually refilling would be nearly impossible. Customers who buy a commercial ice maker should expect quality ice at an extremely fast rate.

Della Commercial Ice Maker

These commercial ice makers are typically used in businesses, and are higher in cost. As a customer you want to be sure that your money doesn’t go to waste, so I recommend you to buy at least a 2 year protection on your ice maker. While you will probably never need to use the protection, it is always best to be safe when spending this much money. As a result, amazon has provided both a 2-year and a 4-year protection to make shopping as easy as possible.

Also, be sure to check whether or not installation by a plumber is required. Some machines have optional installation, but in these cases it is best to still go through a licensed plumber. Now you are probably asking yourself, which commercial ice maker is the best?


Top 8 Best Commercial Ice Makers

Ice Maker NameIce Per DayType of Ice CubeRequires Filtered Water 
SPT IM-600US Ice Maker50 lbsCubedYes
EdgeStar Clear Ice Maker50 lbsCubed SheetsYes
Orien FS-55IM44 lbs3/4" Size CubeYes
Orien Clear Ice Maker260 lbsCubedYes
Manitowoc UD-0310A304 lbs7/8" Size CubeYes
Eurodib TB1405A308 lbsPellet IceYes
Ice-O-Matic Ice Maker238 lbsHalf or Full Size CubeYes
Maxx Ice MIM600700 lbsCubedYes

SPT IM-600US Ice Maker

SPT IM-600US Ice Maker

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.


EdgeStar Clear Ice Maker

EdgeStar Clear Ice Maker

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.


Orien FS-55IM

Orien FS-55IM

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 Clear Ice Maker

Orien Clear Ice Maker

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.


Manitowoc UD-0310A

Manitowoc UD-0310A

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.


Eurodib TB1405A Ice Maker with Bin

Eurodib TB1405A Ice Maker with BinJust 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.


Ice-O-Matic Ice Maker

Ice-O-Matic Ice Maker

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!


Maxx Ice MIM600

Maxx Ice MIM600

Finally, we have the MIM600 by Maxx Ice. This machine 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.