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Olivia MarcyIce-O-Matic

The Best Nugget Ice Machine: Ice-O-Matic Pearl Ice Machine


Everyone loves nugget ice! It’s the totally crave-worthy signature ice of fast food restaurants like Sonic and Chick-Fil-A that is loved for its chewable, pebble-like texture. Nugget ice goes by lots of different names—pebble, pearl, nugget, and even “Sonic ice.” But whatever name you choose to give it, nugget ice has gained popularity for its soft texture and ability to keep your drinks colder for longer. 

Ready to elevate your beverage experience through the magic of a quality nugget ice machine? Here’s our rundown of the best nugget ice machine for your business. 


Ice-O-Matic's Pearl Ice Machine


When it comes to nugget ice machines, Ice-O-Matic's Pearl Ice Machine takes the crown. Ice-O-Matic has made a name for itself in the commercial ice machine industry for its high-quality products, reliable equipment, and global sustainability efforts. It continues that tradition in the quality of its Pearl Ice machine (which is Ice-O-Matic’s proprietary name for nugget ice).

The Best Pearl Ice Machine Models


Whether you need a lot of nugget ice or just a little, Ice-O-Matic has the ice machine for you.

Modular Pearl Ice Machines

Modular ice machines are ideal for businesses, restaurants, and bars that require large quantities of ice. A modular ice machine dispenses ice into a separate ice bin for easy access. 

The Ice-O-Matic modular nugget ice machine is built to last with heavy duty stainless steel. It’s also easy to install with front and rear air flow, which means you don’t have to worry about side clearance with installation. We love that these reliable modular pearl ice machines are available in a variety of sizes and coolant types, and large units can produce up to 1,300 lbs of ice in 24 hours.


Undercounter Pearl Ice Machine

Undercounter ice machines are compact units designed for easy access under bar counters, coffee counters, and even in your home kitchen. Ice-O-Matic’s undercounter pearl ice machine produces up to 85 lbs of ice per 24 hours.

We love that it is one of the quietest nugget ice machines on the market, making it ideal for break rooms, offices, kitchens, and hotel suites. Another benefit to this machine is that it’s air cooled, which makes installation especially easy. 


Pearl Ice & Water Dispenser

This ice machine and water dispenser is the perfect two-in-one unit. Because it is so compact, this ice machine is ideal for office spaces, or self-service restaurants or cafeterias. This dispenser is small but mighty, capable of producing up to 270 lbs of ice per 24 hours. This is a particular favorite of many of our customers due to the touch-free dispensing that ensures sanitary ice and the space-saving design. 

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Memphis Ice Machine Company: Your Full-Service Distributor of Ice-O-Matic Nugget Ice Machines


Having the best nugget ice maker at your disposal can take your drinks (and snacks) to new heights. So, why settle for ordinary ice cubes when you can enjoy the chewable delight of nugget ice? Upgrade your ice game today with the Ice-O-Matic's Pearl Ice Machine and savor every crunch. 

At Memphis Ice, we’re proud to be the MidSouth’s full-service distributor of Ice-O-Matic. We stand by the quality and endurance of Ice-O-Matic, and we’re here to answer any questions you may have! Contact us today to learn more about our commercial nugget ice machines! 


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