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Ice-O-Matic (GEMU090) - 85 lb Self-Contained Nugget Ice Machine


Ship Weight 133 lbs.
24 Hour Yield 85 lbs.
Amps 5
Condenser Air
Dimensions (H x W x D) 33.38" x 14.88" x 22.75"
Ice Machine Type Undercounter
Ice Shape Nugget
Ice Storage Capacity 22 lbs.
Power Usage 10.7 kWh/100 lbs.
Voltage 115
Water Usage for Ice 12 gal/100 lbs

Manufacturer Spec Sheet

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Product Details

Would "Nugget” ice by any other name still taste as sweet? Actually, it wouldn’t taste like anything. The best ice has no flavor whatsoever – just pure and simple ice. And no matter whether you call it nugget, pearl, pellet or “sonic,” there’s something special about the soft and chewable texture of pearl ice that’s got nothing to do with the name. 

Perfect for smoothies, cool summer drinks, cocktails, carbonated beverages and more, the unique texture adds a decorative touch to any beverage and even displaces more liquid than cube ice. Ideal for smaller applications, the 85 lb Self-Contained Ice Machine (GEMU090) by Ice-O-Matic makes pure, nuggetl ice in a sleek, compact undercounter machine. 


  • A built in scoop holder on this machine prevents the spread of germs to ice.
  • No extra space? At only 15” wide, it’s powerful and petite enough to fit just about anywhere.
  • This machine operates so quietly – you can even install it in the front-of-the-house
  • Should something go wrong with your nugget ice machine, you’ll be covered by a two year parts and labor warranty

Customer Reviews

85 lb Self-Contained Nugget Ice Machine is rated 4.8182 out of 5 by 11.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sonic Ice in your own home!! This is a great ice machine. It started making ice before installation was even finished. Started making ice about 15 minutes after being plugged in and water connected. Its not very loud when making or dropping ice either. If you end up needing to add the pump because you can't gravity drain then it gets a little noisier but it really isn't too bad and the pump doesn't run all the time only when needed. The shipment arrived in less than a week via fedex freight. It was easy to hook up mostly because we already had an ice machine before and knew what we were doing. This is the classic "sonic" type ice, soft and chewable but also great for drinks. Some things I think that are lacking for this machine are no interior light, no hinge covers, and not feet covers for the bottom. Those are all cosmetic and in no way effect the wonderful ice making.
Date published: 2013-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love my ice machine I searched and searched and the best price for this machine was here. I would get rid of my oven before getting rid of this machine. I have had it for 7 months. No problems. I had to get a pump and it does run multiple times a day. Makes the best ice ever. I am the most hydrated person on the block.
Date published: 2014-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great ice maker I purchased this ice machine a month ago and love it. Easy installation, makes ice very quickly and the ice is Sonic-like, awesome. The FSW staff was very helpful and friendly. If you like Sonic's ice then this machine is the one to buy, enjoy.
Date published: 2015-08-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from problems Plastic wheel that distributes ice broke and machine froze up and quit operating. Ordered part from factory. Installed and waiting to see if everything operates ok. Part supplied at no cost but did not reimburse for tech labor. Waiting to see how machine operates before recommending this product to others.
Date published: 2014-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best ice. Ever. We are very satisfied so far with this ice machine. A bit pricey, but worth it for the soft ice. The Machine started producing ice within the first ten Or fifteen minutes and is very quiet. According to Ice O Matic this machine doesn't have a seven year evaporator warranty as advertised on some sites, even if their filters are used. That coverage is for commercial ice makers only. With all things considered, I would buy this machine again.
Date published: 2015-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Price! I purchased this machine a few weeks ago, and after many searches for the best price, Food Service Warehouse had the best price with excellent reviews. I received my Ice O Matic very quickly and it matched the description exactly. This ice machine makes the sonic style ice, which my whole family loves. Love this machine. Would recommend this ice maker to anyone in the market to purchase one.
Date published: 2014-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! I work for a contractor and we only buy this particular ice machine to install in commercial break rooms. Our customers always love it and we are very happy with it! Great purchase!
Date published: 2014-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from BEST WE HAVE EVER HAD This is the first ice machine that has ever worked 100%, BEST EVER.......small snow cone like ice. Other brands have too large of cubes to eat.
Date published: 2014-05-29
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Customer Questions

What size of ice this machine can produce

Asked by: Carnem
The Ice-O-Matic (GEMU090) - 85 lb Self-Contained Pearl Ice Machine produces pearl ice. Pearl ice is 1/2 inch by 3/8 inch in size.
Answered by: ShaneS
Date published: 2015-04-13

Can anyone tell me where to purchase the descaler for this ice machine?? I am having a difficult time finding it.

Asked by: Verla3516
For the Ice-O-Matic (GEMU090) - 85 lb Self-Contained Pearl Ice Machine we recommend using Ice-O-Matic's own descaler, the Ice-O-Matic (1011448-59) - 16 oz Ice Machine Concentrated Descaler Cleaner.
Answered by: ShaneS
Date published: 2015-01-12

Is there a similar machine for home use?  

Asked by: SteveA
For residential products comparable to the Ice-O-Matic (GEMU090) - 85 lb Self-Contained Pearl Ice Machine see our U-Line brand of residential, ice and refrigeration.
Answered by: MattE
Date published: 2015-01-09

Dou you hook this to a water line, or add water? Can you install in the garage?

Asked by: Janb
This unit must be hooked up to a cold water supply. Please see the spec sheet, downloadable from the product page, for further details. As for garage installation, if can certainly be installed in a commercial garage. However, if you're talking about a HOME garage, then know that this item is designed for commercial use only. The use of this item in a residential application would void the product warranty and most likely void your homeowner’s insurance.
Answered by: dawny
Date published: 2015-01-02

Does this include the drain pump or must it be purchased separately?

Asked by: janm
The Ice-O-Matic (GEMU090) - 85 lb Pearl Ice® Self-Contained Ice Machine does not have a built in pump. The Ice-O-Matic (KPU090) - Sump Pump would have to be purchased separately.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-11-06

Can I use a simple heat exchanger with this unit, if yes do I use a tube heat exchanger or a Plate heat exchanger and what size do I use?

Asked by: Consumer24
The Ice-O-Matic (GEMU090) - 85 lb Pearl Ice® Self-Contained Ice Machine is an air cooled self contained machine, no, you cannot use a heat exchanger with this unit.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-07-10
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