When shopping for a commercial ice maker, the three important features to consider are the condenser, the type of ice it produces and how much ice it can produce. The condenser is basically how the ice machine freezes water into ice. Ice machines can use air-cooled, water-cooled or remotely-cooled condensers, but air-cooled ice makers are typically the most popular and cheapest to operate in the long term. The three major types of ice produced by commercial ice makers are cube, flake and nugget. Cube ice can come in either half or full-cube varieties and is the most popular choice for most foodservice establishments. Lastly, we recommend you consult our ice machine buying guide to find out how much ice you need your commercial ice maker to produce each day, or you can call one of our Personal Account Managers at the number above for more detailed help.