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Is A Pebble Ice Machine Right For You? How To Enjoy Your Favorite Ice At Home


Not all ice is created equal. Some might even say certain kinds of ice are better than others. Count us as some of those people! One of our favorite types of ice to enjoy is pearl ice, also known as pebble ice, nugget ice, or even pellet ice. But for the sake of clarity, we’ll call it pearl ice for the rest of this blog. 

This is the ice you love from some of your favorite restaurants, like Sonic or Chick-Fil-A. It’s like its own food. Regular cubed ice from your refrigerator forms differently, resulting in a different texture and faster melting point. But pearl ice is more compact, absorbs liquid, and somehow still melts slower! It’s miracle ice. And that’s why it’s time you brought it home. 

You gotta have this chewable little ice. At Memphis Ice, we offer pearl ice machines for both residential and commercial use! So no matter what, you have options. 

There are a few questions to consider before you make an investment in a pearl ice machine. Let’s go over three.


Will this be your daily use machine?


That’s an important question to ask yourself. If you don’t plan to use a pearl ice machine throughout your typical week, then maybe it’s not right for you. 

But here’s the thing: this ice is so good that it’s worth becoming your daily machine. For the home, our pearl ice machines are faster and better than any refrigerator ice machine out there.

For commercial settings, such as restaurants or small businesses, a pearl ice machine is ready for the call: that’s why we offer several different sizes that fit your business. Click here to view more information about commercial pearl ice machines available at Memphis Ice.

Two more important factors to consider: How much ice can the machine hold and do you have the space? More ice means a bigger machine. And regardless of size, in most cases, the ice machine must be hooked up to a water line to produce pearl ice on demand.

These are important questions to ask yourself as you consider an ice machine. Our goal is to set you up with the ice machine that best fits your needs.


How much do you like “Sonic” ice?


Look at that ice machine you have now. If it’s not a pearl ice machine, you can’t enjoy that Sonic ice whenever you want. Investing in a pearl ice machine is like bringing the drive-through home. 

Do this:

  • Get off your couch
  • Walk to your kitchen
  • Scoop some pearl ice 

Instead of this:

  • Get off your couch
  • Grab your keys 
  • Drive to the nearest Sonic or Chick-Fil-A
  • Order your drink
  • Wait in a big line
  • Drive home

This is the kind of ice that changes how you enjoy your drinks. From a normal glass of water to treats to alcoholic beverages, pearl ice makes them better (especially in the warmer months). With a pearl ice machine, you can enjoy “Sonic ice” whenever you want.


Are pearl ice machines affordable?


One of the bummers about pearl ice is that you always need to go somewhere else to get it.

As we’ve outlined in the previous section, you no longer need to do that! But there are still a few factors to consider here.

Like price. Is a pearl ice machine worth the investment?

We’ve covered the value these machines bring: they’re reliable, improve your drinks, and offer a massive bump to convenience. But does that mean you need to shell out the cash upfront to enjoy pearl ice wherever you want? 

When it comes to purchasing appliances for your home or business, you get what you pay for, and that quality and convenience come at a premium. If you want to buy a pearl ice machine outright, you have that option. Let’s talk right now

However, if purchasing a machine isn’t the best choice for you, there is an alternative: renting a pearl ice machine. For as little as $4 a day, you can enjoy pearl ice anytime, anywhere. That’s up to 300 pounds of ice available every single day! And with that rental machine comes peace of mind.

With our rental program, you can enjoy these additional services:

  • Service calls
  • Cleanings
  • Upgrades 
  • Preventative maintenance

And if anything goes wrong, we have you covered. We’re quick on the repair turnaround. We’ll even bring you the ice you need. 

So to recap, a pearl ice machine provides value to your daily life, makes your drinks better, convenient, and affordable. That’s a pretty good setup if you ask us. 

Contact our team of service experts today. We’re here to answer any other questions you have!



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