The Best 5 Crushed Ice Maker Machines

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Nugget Ice from Nugget Ice Maker

Crushed ice maker machines are a popular choice in many industries. Nugget ice makers and flake ice makers produce a soft, chewable type of ice commonly used in:

  • Bars
  • Restaurants
  • Offices
  • Hospitals and clinics

At Easy Ice, our team of Ice Machine Experts has chosen a full lineup of the best crushed ice makers on the market. Under our commercial ice machine lease, we offer the best ice equipment for a low monthly cost. Business owners get the most reliable ice machines on the market for little to no capital upfront. We also include routine maintenance and cleaning to ensure ice makers are working in peak performance year-round.

Below are some of the top crushed ice makers selected by our experienced team. We offer all these models under our all-inclusive ice machine lease program.

Hoshizaki DCM-300BAH Crushed Ice Maker

Hoshizaki crushed ice makers produce a style of ice called cubelet ice. It is the same style of ice found in nugget ice makers.

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The Hoshizaki DCM-300BAH countertop ice dispenser is very popular in hospitals and physical therapy clinics because softer ice is easier to treat wounds with. Hospital ice makers that produce softer, chewable ice are used by doctors and nurses to hydrate patients who have difficulty swallowing liquid.

That’s not to say Hoshizaki DCM ice dispensers aren’t a popular choice in other industries! Countertop ice and water dispensers make for great office ice makers as well! Hoshizaki ice dispensers are common in office break rooms or waiting.

This dispenser is one of the most reliable countertop ice makers selected by our team of ice experts. Its stainless-steel exterior is easy to clean and stands up to daily bumps and impacts.

The DCM-300BAH-OS is a touchless ice dispenser designed for maximum safety and sanitary usage. This model uses a sensor to dispense ice, eliminating users’ need to press a button or lever. Users never have to touch the machine’s surface, which can result in accidental contamination of drinkware.

This model produces up to 321 lbs of ice a day.

Hoshizaki FD-650MAJ-C Cubelet Ice Machine

Are you looking for a high-volume crushed ice maker that meets a larger ice demand? The Hoshizaki FD-650MAJ-C produces up to 622 lbs of ice a day.

Businesses can install these Hoshizaki modular ice machines on top a soda fountain to dispense plenty of nugget ice for their customers.

This machine is a great option for quick-serve restaurants and soda shops.

The Hoshizaki FD-650 is a modular-style ice maker that requires a drink dispenser or bin to store the ice.

This model comes equipped with a stainless-steel auger and greaseless bearing system that maintains the machine’s efficiency and is easy to service.

Hoshizaki F-801MAJ Flake Ice Machine

If you run a high-volume seafood restaurant or seafood market and need crushed ice to make dazzling displays, the Hoshizaki F-801MAJ flake ice machine (sometimes called an ice chip maker) from Hoshizaki has you covered!

This model produces up to 751 lbs. of soft, flake ice per day.

Many oyster bars substitute flake ice for chilled rock salt because it keeps oysters on the plate and keeps them cool in the process.

Another version of this model, the Hoshizaki F-801MAJ-C, produces up to 690 lbs. of cubelet ice a day if you’re looking for a higher-volume nugget ice maker for your business.

Many creative bars and restaurants use nugget ice in specialty drinks like margaritas, mai tais, and frozen daiquiris. Nugget ice is easier on blenders than traditional crushed ice or square ice cubes. Their soft texture is easier on blender blades and takes considerably less time to crush down.

This modular-style ice machine must be installed on an ice bin. They are not compatible with soda fountains. However, businesses that need a large amount of flake or nugget ice will find it easier to scoop the ice by hand than transporting the ice in a small enough container that can fit underneath a dispenser.

Scotsman HID312A-1 Touchless Crushed Ice Dispenser

Scotsman is one of the leading manufacturers of ice machines in the US. They specialize in commercial ice makers of all sorts, but their touchless crushed ice machine offerings are where the company really shines.

The Scotsman HID312 produces up to 260 lbs of nugget ice a day and is perfect for countertop use.

Like the DCM-300BAH-OS, the HID-series dispenses ice directly into drinkware using a sensor. Users never have to press a button or lever to dispense ice. The HID series also comes with Antimicrobial AquaArmor with AgION™ molded into the unit to protect against harmful contaminants.

Scotsman HID540A-1 Touchless Cubelet Ice Dispenser

If you need a larger crushed ice maker for your business, the Scotsman HID540-1A produces up to 500 lbs of nugget ice a day. This a large amount for any self-contained ice dispenser, so the HID500 is an excellent choice for businesses looking for a high-volume touchless ice dispenser that won’t take up a ton of space.

Like the rest of the HID-series, the HID500 comes with a touchless interface to safely dispense ice. Ice stays sanitary and reduces the risk of accidental contamination.

Need Crushed Ice for your Business? Call the Ice Machine Experts!

The Ice Machine Experts and Easy Ice have experience choosing the best ice makers for any industry. Choosing the right-sized ice machine for your business is not as simple as it seems. Our team is ready to point you in the right direction, whether you need a crushed ice, square ice, or crescent ice machine.

Under our all-inclusive ice machine lease, you never have to worry about missing a maintenance or cleaning visit. We include two professional cleaning and maintenance visits on all our ice makers. If there is ever an issue with the machine, we will repair it at no additional cost.

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