How Is Ice Made Commercially? How A Dedicated Ice Machine Is Different From Your Home Ice Maker
The process of making ice is a simple one. Grab a container, fill it with some water, and plop it in the freezer. In a few hours, you’ll have ice!
That’s all fine and good. In some cases, it gets the job done. That’s why we have ice trays! But what if you’re looking for more from your ice at home? What if you could have an unlimited amount of crystal clear gourmet ice whenever you want?
Enter commercial ice makers. These dedicated ice machines work differently than your home freezer and refrigerator appliance. Same principle, different application. It’s the difference between store-bought white bread and homemade sourdough. They’re both breads, but the quality and value between the two are drastically different.
So, let’s dive into what makes an ice maker commercial quality, how it’s different from your home ice maker, and whether or not you can have commercial-grade ice in your home for just a few dollars a day (spoilers: you can!).
What are commercial ice makers?
How is a commercial ice maker different from your home ice maker?
There are three factors that define why a commercial ice maker is different from the smaller ice maker inside your freezer: speed, volume, and quality.
Ice dispensers in residential refrigerators are popular for a reason: convenience. Almost every fridge on the market offers an ice dispenser, but that doesn’t mean that ice is top-notch. Here’s why:
- Residential refrigerators keep food and beverages at your desired temperature. But it’s not made to produce ice. Since it’s running at higher temperatures than ice makers, cloudy ice can form instead of the clear ice you expect from commercial machines.
- When’s the last time you enjoyed your ice cubes at home? There’s something really special about clear ice chips after sipping your favorite soda in your favorite local restaurant. You can bring that feeling home. Right now.
How can I bring commercial quality into my home?
Starting at just $4 a day, you can bring restaurant-quality ice home. This is the most cost-effective, simplest way to enjoy the best ice around. On top of quality ice, you’ll have access to the full suite of services from Memphis Ice: service calls, cleaning, emergency service, and preventive maintenance.
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