Ice Types

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Selecting the type of ice for your specific application is important to both your customer's satisfaction and your bottom line.

There are three basic types of ice: cube, flake, and nugget or compressed nugget. Each ice type has different properties — hardness, clarity, and liquid displacement, for example — and applications for which it is best suited. The production process for each ice type differs considerably, resulting in significantly different utility consumption and life-cycle costs for the icemaking equipment.

Click on an ice type below for a description of each ice type and an explanation of how it is made. Considerations such as utility costs and application suitability are provided.