Commercial production of flake ice is very popular as it’s economical to make, can be easily automated and conveyed, and most importantly it’s energy efficient. Flake ice is usually extracted from temperature just below zero and can be used for a variety of commercial applications such as fisheries, laboratories, hospitality industry, and food services. Flake ice is great for merchandising presentation and product preservation as well- even large supermarkets utilize ice machines to supply flake ice for their meat and seafood sections.
Bar and restaurant patrons enjoy chewable ice, partly because it feels soft and crunchy. The growing popularity of pellet ice provides a reason for proprietors to use a commercial pellet ice machine, but the versatile cooler has many other applications.