Ice Machine Sizing

Every commercial kitchen is different and will require different amounts of ice. The right commercial ice machines will keep up with demand without creating an excess of ice, which may end up being wasted. The guide gives capacity estimates based on how ice is being used. This will help you calculate how many pounds of ice your machine needs to produce each day.

Food Service


Type

Amount

Usage

Restaurant

1.5 lbs Per Person

Bar/Cocktail

3 lbs Per Seat

Salad Bar

40 lbs Per Cubic Foot

Fast Food

5 oz Per 7-10 oz Drink
8 oz Per 12-16 oz Drink
  12 oz Per 18-24 oz Drink

Lodging


Type

Amount

Usage

Guest Ice

5 lbs Per Room

Restaurant

1.5 lbs Per Seat

Bar/Cocktail

3 lbs Per Seat

Catering

1 lb Per Person

Calculating Your Daily Ice Requirements

Commercial ice machine manufacturers rate their machines based on ice production for a 24 hour period. When calculating the amount of ice you need, factor in the following elements:


• The number of people you serve during the day
• The areas in your restaurant or establishment where ice is used
• The type of ice you need in every application


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