At Ice Machine Solutions, we want you to have the right machine for your needs. This simple ice usage calculator is designed to help you choose a suitable ice machine for your production needs.

When determining your ice requirements simply select the appropriate industry and use the ‘CUBE AND FLAKE ICE USAGE GUIDE’ below to select the correct machine to suit your needs.

Be sure to contact Ice Machine Solutions or call us on 1800 027 362 for further information and assistance before purchasing your ice maker.

Food And Beverage Industry

Application Ice Type Approx. Usage per Day
Restaurant / Cafe Flaked or Cube 500-700gm per person/seat
Bar / Cocktails Cube or Flake 1-1.3kg per person/seat
Function / Catering Cube or flake 400-459gm per person
Fast Food Beverages
285ml (10oz) cup / glass 45/17 Cube or flake 142 grams per cup / glass
340ml (12oz) cup/ glass Cube or flake 170 grams per cup / glass
454ml (16oz) cup/ glass Cube or flake 227 grams per cup / glass
680ml (24oz) cup/ glass Cube or flake 340 grams per cup / glass

Ice for Hospitals, Clinics, Nursing Homes

Application Ice Type Approx. Usage per Day
Hospital Flaked or Cube 4.5kg per bed
Nursing home Cube or Flake 2.5kg per bed

Ice for Fresh Food Display and Preservation

Application Ice Type Approx. Usage per Day
Seafood / Fresh Food display Flaked or Cube 40-50kg of ice per square metre@100mm deep
Salad Bar Cube or Flake 2kg per 1kg of produce

Other

Application Ice Type Approx. Usage per Day
Bagged Ice Cube # kg per bag x # bags per day
Construction site/ mining Cube 3-6kg per person
Water glass Cube or flake 120gm per 285ml cup/glass 120g per 285ml glass
Guest Ice Cube 2kg per room