When selecting a new Scotsman commercial ice machine, it is important to understand the types of ice that are available. Full-cube ice, often referred to as "full dice ice” is ideal for cocktails, bagged ice, hotel ice dispensers and salad bars. Half-cube ice, also called "half dice ice" is great for iced coffee, soft drinks, blended drinks and therapeutic use. Flake ice is compose of slivers of ice and is easily mounded around products for even cooling. Flake ice is a great choice for blended cocktails, meat and seafood displays, ice wraps, produce displays and salad bars. Nugget ice, sometimes called "Sonic ice" is chewy and soft. Nugget ice is fantastic for displacing liquid or blending, and is ideal for blended drinks, carbonated drinks, health care settings and smoothies.