Sizing Your Ice Machine


  • Does the existing ice maker meet peak usage during the hottest part of the year?
  • What are the various locations or stations in the establishment that will need ice?
  • Will they be serviced from one or more multiple ice makers?
  • Planning for future growth? Consider building in 20% additional capacity on new instillation.

FOOD SERVICE

 

Restaurant

1.5 lbs per person

Cocktail

3 lbs per person/seat

Salad Bar

40 lbs per cubic foot

Quick Service

5 oz. per 7- to 10-oz. drink

8 oz. per 12- to 16-oz. drink

12 oz. per 18- to 24-oz. drink

LODGING

 

Guest Ice

5 lbs per room

Restaurant

1.5 lbs per person

Cocktail

3 lbs per person/seat

Catering

1 lb. per person

HEALTHCARE

 

Patient Ice

10 lbs per bed

Cafeteria

1 lb. per person

CONVIENCE 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 usage per day

Package Ice

Weight per bag x number of bags

sold per day