Bring People Together With Ice.
Whether you’re keeping drinks cool at a family party or keeping food at a safe temperature in a restaurant environment, ice is foundational to bringing lots of people together. At Cool Breeze Ice Machines, we’re proud to offer a collection of all kinds of ice machines, so you can find the perfect kind to match your needs and the space in your kitchen. Check out our online collection now to choose between undercounter, countertop, residential, and commercial-grade ice maker appliances and ice bins!
We offer a wide variety of ice machines:
- Residential Ice Makers
- Restaurant Ice Machines
- Undercounter Ice Makers
- Air-Cooled Ice Machines
- Ice Bins
- Crushed Ice Machines
- Industrial Ice Making Machines
- Bar Ice Makers
Why Ice Machines Are Essential
Conventional logic has long considered ice maker machines an unnecessary luxury. No longer! With today’s technology and streamlined designs, ice maker appliances have become essential for bars, restaurants and businesses in the hospitality industry, and a valuable asset for homeowners that love to entertain guests.
At Cool Breeze Ice Machines, we’re proud to offer the latest and greatest models from Manitowoc, one of the top ice maker manufacturers in the world. We only offer high-quality ice maker appliances we would use ourselves, and with a wide selection of models for commercial and residential use, we're sure you’ll be able to find a model of the perfect size and type for your needs. Read on to learn what makes ice machines so important for hosting a great party and operating a successful bar or restaurant.
Ice maker machines require a constant supply of water, so it’s fundamental to your success that you choose a model that is compatible with your home or business’ existing plumbing fixtures. Buying an incompatible or mismatched ice maker machine opens you up to a number of risks, including undersized ice cubes and leaky inlet valves. If you buy an ice maker machine that’s incompatible with your restaurant’s plumbing, you also run the risk of failing your next health inspection if they notice the error.
It’s also important to keep in mind that you’ll need to place whatever ice maker machine you select near a floor drain so it can collect any excess water the machine may exude. If you don’t have a floor drain in your home or establishment and need to learn how to connect a drain to your plumbing infrastructure, contact your city’s utilities department or check the building codes for your region.
Ice Machine Type
Choosing the right type of ice maker machine is less important for domestic users, as your main concerns when choosing a residential ice maker for at-home use are its size, production capacity, and plumbing compatibility. However, for restaurants, choosing the right kind of ice maker is crucial for ensuring you have enough ice to meet your needs during busy shifts. There are three primary types of ice maker machines: modular, undercounter, and countertop.
Modular Ice Maker Machines
Modular ice makers, which are also known as ice machine heads, are a type of ice maker machine that’s designed to be placed on top of an ice bin, which are sold separately. Most models of modular ice machines can produce between 250 and 1,000 pounds of ice per day, and are a common choice for large cafeterias and businesses that package ice for retail sale. We’re proud to offer several types of Manitowoc modular ice maker machines at Cool Breeze Ice Machines, including several air-cooled models. We also offer several models of high-quality ice storage bins of various capacities!
Undercounter Ice Maker Machines
Undercounter ice maker machines are a popular type of ice maker that combine an ice machine head with a built-in storage bin to form one convenient, compact machine. Most undercounter ice maker machines are designed to fit under standard 40-inch counters, and the average model produces around 350 pounds of ice per day. As a result of their convenient size and production capacity, undercounter ice machines are often the best choice for restaurants, bars, and hotels.
At Cool Breeze Ice Machines we offer a diverse array of Manitowoc undercounter ice machines with different production and storage capacities. Our best models can produce nearly 300 pounds of ice per day and store up to 120 pounds at once!
Countertop Ice Maker Machines
Countertop ice maker machines are smaller ice machines that are designed to fit on countertops. They’re perfect for domestic use and for smaller businesses that don’t have the floor space available for an undercounter ice maker machine or an ice storage bin. Most countertop ice makers also dispense water and feature built-in ice storage bins. The best countertop ice maker machine models can produce up to 400 pounds of ice a day. They’re an ideal choice for coffee shops, diners, and bars, establishments that typically don’t have much floor space available.
What Kind of Ice Is Best For You?
There are several different types of ice cubes, but for the sake of practicality, we’ll only be discussing the types of ice produced by the Manitowoc ice maker machines we offer here at Cool Breeze Ice Machines.
Full ice cubes are the classic ice cube everyone thinks of when they think of ice. It’s used in retail sales, in soft drinks and mixed drinks, and in most ice dispensers. Full cubes come in a pleasing uniform shape and provide maximum cooling, getting you and your customers the most bang for their buck.
Half cubes are half the size of full cubes and can be used in a wide variety of applications. They melt slightly more quickly than full cubes and also provide the maximum cooling possible.
Nugget ice are small, soft, bite-sized pieces of ice that melt quickly, are easy to chew, and absorb the flavors of whatever drink they’re placed in. They’re perfect for bars and restaurants, particularly at businesses that serve a lot of blended drinks, as nugget ice blends the best of any type of ice short of flake ice (the snow-like kind of ice that snow cones are made of).
Gourmet ice is a unique, solid kind of ice that’s typically octagonally or cylindrically shaped. Gourmet ice is known for keeping drinks cool without watering them down. Due to their unique, ornate shape, gourmet ice is most often used at upscale restaurants and bars to enhance the appearance of their high-end drinks.
Browse Our Ice Maker Machine Collection
Now that you know all the factors to consider when choosing an ice maker machine, it’s time to pick the perfect model for your home and business and start enjoying all the benefits that an ice maker provides. Browse the Cool Breeze Ice Machines collection now to find the best ice maker machine for you!