Approximate Foodservice Ice Cube Needs Per Day:
In any business, ice needs are rarely uniform. For example, more ice is needed in summer than in winter and on weekends than on weekdays. Size your Ice Machine and storage bin
to meet your peak needs.
Avoid sizing a new Ice Machine solely on the performance of your present equipment. The age and mechanical condition of your present Ice Machine may mislead you in determining the production capacity you need. Remember, surrounding air and incoming water temperatures affect the quantity of ice a machine produces. Determine what these temperatures will be during times of peak usage, then verify your selection from the machine's production chart. The Ice Usage Guide above will help you calculate your production requirements based on your peak needs. After calculating how much ice you expect to need, add 20% to accommodate future business growth. Taking the time to correctly size ice making equipment assures ample ice supply during peak periods.