Imagine you’ve just been through surgery, lying in a hospital bed. What you really want now is some soothing ice to hydrate you and help with pain management. You dont’t want large ice cubes that hurt to swallow. You need some soft, chewable, melt in your mouth ice cubes. Chewblet and nugget ice are both forms of compressed flake ice. This ice is made by scraping ice flakes from the inside of a refrigerated stainless steel cylinder. Ice flakes are then extruded through a round hole, compacting them into soft chewable nuggets.
Compressed flake ice is perfect for use in hospitals and aged care facilities. Laboratories, medical research and rehab centres can benefit from using this type of ice too. Chewblet Ice and nugget ice are perfect ice for:

  • Hydration
  • Moulding ice packs
  • Cooling patients quickly without bruising
  • Transporting organs
  • Relieving pain, swelling and inflammation
  • Assisting in muscle recovery
  • Maintaining samples at desired temperatures
  • Holding test tubes and lab vials securely
  • Ice baths

Chewblet and nugget ice types are produced by two leading ice maker brands, Follett and Manitowoc. Learn more about our range of Follett chewblet ice machines, ice dispensers and storage bins here. You can choose from Manitowoc’s extensive range of nugget machines, ice dispensers and storage bins here. Confused and need help? Call Best Ice machines on 1300 237 842 (1300 BESTICE) for a friendly chat about your needs. We’re here to help.