Square Ice Cubes: A Classic Choice

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Square Ice - Easy Ice

Clear and Slow Melting.
The Perfect Cube for High-End Spirits.

Square ice is a classic that can transform the customer experience at your business in a single step. This ice type adds sophistication to any drink! From vodka on the rocks and glasses of Scotch whiskey to a simple iced coffee, there are tons of beverages that go great with a slow-melting square cube.

If you want to serve square ice, you need a high-quality square ice cube maker. And you can get one for an affordable monthly rate through our all-inclusive ice machine subscription.

Why Square Ice Cubes?

Whether you're running a high-class restaurant or a small cocktail bar, you can't put a price on quality. Durable, old-fashioned square ice cubes are a flexible option that can elevate any drink. However, there are a few specific cases where this form of ice stands out as the best. Let's take a look below!

How Square Ice Shines at the Bar

Upscale bars and cocktail lounges like slow-melting square ice for clientele with discerning palates. Square ice features the most classic ice shape that elevates the presentation of any drink. These cubes are particularly stunning in glasses of scotch and fine whiskey.

Square ice machines produce 1” x 1” x 1” ¼" cubes that stay crystal clear and don’t water down drinks as fast as smaller cubes. Their shape creates dazzling light patterns in darker whiskeys and rums. Each cube stacks nicely in high ball cocktails, ensuring drinks stay cold from the bottom to the top of the glass.

Where Classic Design Meets High-Volume

The signature “rhomboid” shape of Manitowoc’s Regular Cube maintains the slow melting properties of traditional square ice cubes, with a unique twist. Manitowoc’s series of Regular Cube ice makers produce 7/8” x 7/8” x 7/8” cubes and can produce as much as 1800 lbs. of ice every 24-hours. These machines are ideal for high volume bars that specialize in top shelf spirits and cocktails.

7/8"W x 7/8"H x 7/8" full Manitowoc ice cub

Top-Quality Design for Extended Reliability

Both Hoshizaki and Manitowoc ice makers use easy-to-clean evaporator plates that turn the cleanest water into crystal-clear cubes. With biannual preventive maintenance that we offer at no extra cost through our subscription, square ice makers stay at peak performance and continue producing ice years beyond their average lifespan.

Square Ice Cube FAQs

How can I make clear ice cubes?

If you want your ice cubes to have crystal clarity, you'll need a high-quality ice machine and good maintenance to keep the machine in good order. Purchase an ice machine from the Ice Experts and trust us with your maintenance, and you'll never have to buy a bag of ice again.

What's the best ice mold for square cubes?

The best ice molds are flexible, silicone models that you can bend and twist to pop out ice easily. Rigid ice trays also work well, but are somewhat less convenient and easy to use.

Should I use silicone molds, a plastic ice tray, or an ice machine?

If you don't need a high quantity of ice, go ahead and pop a silicone mold or an ice tray into your freezer. But when you find that your ice storage and production can't keep up anymore, it's time to upgrade to an ice machine.

Key Specifics:

Ice Type Square Ice / Regular Ice
Brand Hoshizaki/Manitowoc
Shape Square (Hoshizaki)
Rhomboid (Manitowoc)
Available Models Hoshizaki: IM-200 IM-500
Manitowoc: IRT-0500 IRF-0620 IRF-0900 IRT-1900
Width Hoshizaki Square Cube: 1”
Manitowoc Regular Cube: 1 1/8”
Depth Hoshizaki Square Cube: 1 ¼"
Manitowoc Regular Cube: 1 1/8”
Height Hoshizaki Square Cube: 1”
Manitowoc Regular Cube: 7/8”

Technical Documents

Manitowoc IceHoshizaki Ice
7/8"W x 7/8"H x 7/8" full Manitowoc ice cub

Get Square Ice for the Right Price. Call the Ice Experts!

If you need to produce high quantities of clear ice that preserves flavor, you need the Ice Experts. Our ice machine maintenance subscriptions will keep your ice machine running at peak performance for years to come.

Get the best value out of your ice machine with a little help from the Ice Experts.