4 Recommended Ice Machines for your Commercial Kitchen

If serving ice cold drinks is a big part of your bar, hotel, café or restaurant business, then you need a dedicated ice machine in your kitchen or serving area. 

There are many options to consider when choosing an ice machine, such as size and capacity of the machine, size and type of ice cube, as well as speed of ice-making.  There are other factors you need to take into account as well, such as access to power, access to water and the drainage available. 

There are two main types of ice makers, the first one is the self-contained ice machine, which makes and stores ice, and the second is the modular ice machine, which only makes ice and requires separate storage. 

You also need to think about the type of ice your business needs to serve.  There are 5 standard types of ice available in the Brema range: 

  • Large, Rounded Cube (13g, 18g, 33g or 42g) — the most common option
  • High Production Fast Cube 7g — second most common option, perfect for peak ice demand
  • Pebbles — Small, chewable pieces of ice that are very popular in bars and cafes
  • Granular Ice Flakes — Commonly used for chilling foods in a buffet, also for restaurants, supermarkets and used in cocktails
  • Flat Sub-Zero Flakes – very slow to melt. Perfect for fish shops, food transporters and primary producers 

Caterlink [CK1] only offers the best quality commercial self-contained ice machines available with a range of capacities to meet your busy needs – storing 4kg, 9kg, 16kg and 25kg. 

Brema Ice Machines

Brema is the world-wide market leader, and has been designing and making ice machines since 1985.  Their commercial ice machines are highly recommended for their outstanding reliability and ease of use, cleaning and maintenance. 

They offer hospital-grade stainless steel, internal storage bins and they close flush with their disappearing doors. 

Here are 4 great options if you are looking for a self-contained ice machine: 

Brema CB 184A Ice Cube Maker with Internal Storage Bin

This is a great little ice maker, with the ability to make up to 22kg of 13g cubes in 24 hours and holds 4kg.  You can place it on the benchtop, under the counter, or leave it free-standing. 

BREMA CB184A ICE MACHINE

 

Product Features

  • 21kg production per 24 hours
  • 4kg storage capacity
  • Produces crystalline 13g cubes
  • Hospital grade stainless steel outer
  • Fully insulated internal storage bin
  • Disappearing door
  • Electromechanical operation 
  • Stainless steel spray arm

 

Brema - CB249A Self-Contained Ice Cube Machine

This machine offer slightly more capacity, producing 28kg of 13g, 18g, 33g or 42g cubes in 24 hours and holding 9kg.  It will need to be placed under the counter and is perfect for cafes, restaurants, hotels, bars and nightclubs. 

BREMA CB249A ICE MACHINE

Product Features

  • 28kg production per 24 hours
  • 9kg storage capacity
  • Produces crystalline 13g cubes
  • Production rated at 21°C air and 15°C water
  • Hospital grade stainless steel outer
  • Fully insulated internal storage bin
  • Disappearing door
  • Electromechanical operation
  • Stainless steel spray arm 

 

Brema - CB316A Self-Contained Ice Cube Machine

This larger machine offers great capacity, producing 33kg of 13g, 18g, 33g or 42g of crystalline ice cubes in 24 hours and holds up to 16kg of ice.  This ice machine will also need to be placed under the counter and is great option for hotels, bars, nightclubs, cafes and restaurants. 

BREMA CB316A ICE MACHINE

Product Features

  • 33kg production per 24 hours
  • 16kg storage capacity
  • Produces crystalline 13g cubes
  • Production rated at 21°C air and 15°C water
  • Hospital grade stainless steel outer
  • Fully insulated internal storage bin
  • Disappearing door
  • Electromechanical operation
  • Stainless steel spray arm

 

Brema CB425A Ice Cube Maker with Internal Storage Bin 

If you operate in a busy hospitality environment and are looking for even more capacity to get you through peak periods, the Brema CB425A produces 46kg of a range of cube sizes in 24 hours and stores 25kg of ice.  Cube sizes include 13g, 18g, 33g and 42g. 

BREMA CB425A ICE MACHINE

Product Features

  • 46kg production per 24 hours
  • 25kg storage capacity
  • Produces crystalline 13g cubes
  • Hospital grade stainless steel outer
  • Fully insulated internal storage bin
  • Disappearing door
  • Electromechanical operation 
  • Stainless steel spray arm  

To see the full range of Caterlink’s commercial ice machines please click here.

With over thirty years in the industry, Caterlink has established itself as one of Australia’s leading commercial kitchen contractors. Come visit our showroom or take a look at our extensive product range available online.  Contact us here and let us know how we can help you today.


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