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Ice Machine Size Guide

The right ice machine will make a big difference to operating any business. It’s an important decision to get right, as an ice machine that’s too small will leave you with no ice when you need it most, and one that’s too large will be inefficient and expensive to run.

You are usually the best judge of how much ice you need. Nobody knows your business like you do and every business is different. There are many variables that determine the best size ice maker for you including ice storage capacity, peak usage, holiday/seasonal patronage changes and projected business growth, just to name a few.

In our experience, here are some ice maker production sizes that we commonly recommend to businesses. Note that this is a general guide only and individual requirements may vary.

  • Domestic and small office 20-35kg
  • Large office 35-75kg
  • Small cafes and restaurants 35-50kg
  • Medium cafes and restaurants 40-75kg
  • Large cafes and restaurants 75-150kg
  • Pubs/Clubs -Behind bar (second machine) 50-100kg
  • Pubs/Clubs – Back of house (primary machine) 200-300kg
  • Nightclubs – 400-800kg
  • Seafood outlets – 500-1000kg
  • Manufacturing – 1000-10000kg

What Type of Ice Do I Need?

There are many different types of ice. Ice cubes can vary greatly in shape and size, which in turn affects their longevity and optimal use. So what makes one ice type more suitable than the next? Learn more about the different ice types and their uses here.

Still confused? With an ice machine specialist here to assist at every stage, we can assess all factors impacting on your needs. Best Ice Machines has the knowledge, skills and experience to help you make the right choice. Contact us or call us now on 1300 237 842 for help.