All ice machines should be selected based on the capacity you need to produce, purpose of the ice, and desired appearance. Restaurants, pubs, clubs, bars and catering establishments which regularly serve cold and chilled drinks cannot afford to be without a commercial ice making machine. Ice cubes not only cool, but add to the overall look and presentation of the drink.
If you require a specific shape, ultra-clear, or harder slow-melting ice cube (preferred by many hotels, cocktail bars and high-end restaurants), choose a machine that sprays the water upwards into an upturned fast freezing ice mould which causes any sediment and impurities in the tap water escape the freezing process. This creates beautifully clear ice cubes that will also resist clumping together in ice buckets.
Ice crusher machines take the cubed ice and crush it into small chips - a component of many cocktails - and ice flakers are useful for displaying and chilling fresh food such as fish and seafood, so it retains its natural appearance and entice the customer at point of sale.