In any home or 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 following ice usage guide will help 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 need.

Industry Ice Use Approximate Daily
Ice Usage
Foodservice Restaurant 1.5 lbs. per person
Cocktail 3 lbs. per person/seat
Water Glass 4 oz. per 10 oz. glass
Fast Food 5 oz. per 7-10 oz. drink
8 oz. per 12-16 oz. drink
12 oz. per 18-24 oz. drink
Lodging Guest Ice 5 lbs. per room
Restaurant 1.5 lbs. per person/seat
Cocktail 3 lbs. per person/seat
Catering 1 lb. per person
Healthcare Patient Ice 10 lbs. per patient
Cafeteria 1 lb. per person
Convenience Store Beverage 6 oz. per 12 oz. drink
10 oz. per 20 oz. drink
16 oz. per 32 oz. drink
Cold Plate 50% more ice per day
Packaged Ice Lbs. per bag x bags sold per day
Beverage Service Drinks 40% ice per drink x number of drinks served on peak day

Additional Information

For clients who require ice machine sales and ice machine services, we provide a complete and comprehensive maintenance program. Whether your need be residential, commercial restaurants, hotels, cafeterias, schools or hospitals, our staff is trained to provide complete ice maker, ice machine and ice purification services.

We are a twenty-four hour response ice machine sales, service and maintenance business. We specialize in restaurant repairs, polo barn (polo wraps) machine maintenance and our clients include general industrial service organizations. Our Ice Machine service coverage area includes, Palm Beach County, Florida including but not limited to: West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Loxahatchee, Wellington, Jupiter, Singer Island, Riviera Beach, North Palm Beach, Royal Palm Beach and downtown Palm Beach.

Should you have questions about a new ice machine works or need information on purification systems, sales and installations, please do not hesitate to contact us. At Conner's Cold Services, we look forward to establishing long-term relationships with clients who need a full line of ice machine sales and services. UV Ice information.

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