Gourmet Ice Machine
Of the four major types of ice, gourmet ice is the clearest and the most solid. This makes it a good choice for premium drinks like top shelf liquors. Compared to other types of ice, it does require more water and electricity to make, which means these machines cost more to operate. All of these models come as self-contained units. On a self-contained model, both the bin and head are in the same compact unit. The smaller size means lower production, so the capacity range is limited to 30-149 pounds of ice per day. To find out how much ice your machine needs to produce, please view our ice machine buyer's guide.