Undercounter Cube Ice Machines

Set Ascending Direction
Set Ascending Direction

Combine the power of an ice machine head and ice bin into one compact unit with an undercounter cube ice machine.

In a compact space, you may not have room for a full-sized ice maker. Undercounter cube ice machines solve this issue by creating fresh ice cubes in a small space. Cubes are the universal ice type for most beverages and a variety of other uses. These units fit under standard commercial countertops, saving kitchen space while allowing you to make and store ice just like with a traditional ice maker, but with a smaller yield. With the addition of a commercial undercounter ice maker, your company may reduce its space needs without compromising its production capacity. It's critical to get an efficient ice maker for your company. Burkett provides a variety of undercounter cube ice makers from leading commercial brands like Scotsman, Ice-O-Matic, and Manitowoc that will ensure you can produce the perfect ice for all of your business’ needs.

Frequently Asked Questions About Undercounter Cube Ice Machines

How do I know the production size I need for my cube ice machine?

How much ice a commercial ice maker can produce during a typical 24-hour cycle determines its capacity. Because ice makers typically last for ten years (when cared for properly), you should always consider prospective growth when estimating how much ice your company requires.

To determine your business’s ice requirements, you will need two pieces of information: business type and average customers per day.

  • Restaurant: 1.5 lbs. of ice per customer
  • Cocktail Bar: 3 lbs. of ice per customer
  • Salad Bar: 35 lbs. of ice per cubic foot
  • Hotel: 5 lbs. of ice per room
  • Healthcare: 10 lbs. of ice per patient
  • Cafeteria: 1 lb. of ice per customer

What other types of ice are there besides cubes?

ice types

  • Flake-style ice is a snow-like texture as opposed to individual pieces, making it easier to spread on a display or blend into drinks. This soft, packable ice is perfect for use in retail displays, buffet lines, and medical uses.
  • Nugget ice, also known as chewable ice or “Sonic Ice” is a bite-sized ice style with a high water content that is perfect for soft drinks, blended cocktails, and any other cold drink.
  • Gourmet ice is a unique style for high-end cocktails and beverages. This ice is typically cylindrical shaped, but some machines also make octagonal or spherical shaped ice. High-end bars and restaurants choose this ice style as it offers a fancier look and has a slower melting rate because of its large surface area. The large surface area is preferable for keeping the drink colder for longer periods of time while maintaining the beverage's flavor integrity.

Other Ice Machine Options

If you prefer your ice machine to sit on top the countertop for self-serve functionality as opposed to undercounter ones, check out our variety of Ice Machines with Dispensers. For higher production rates in larger spaces, we have a variety of options like ice machine heads, ice machine bins and dispensers, or ice machine and bin combos.