Choosing Your Best Ice Machine For Your Business

ICE, various shapes & size. But how they’re made with high production capacity?

Answer: Ice Making Machine

While researching, you can find many types and brands of ice machines out there. Most of them being used at the restaurant, hotel, cafe & more of F&B businesses. If you’re wondering which ice machine suits your business, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Configurations, styles, types, brands, from high-end to budget type of ice machine, it’s important to understand what is available to find the best ice machine to suit your business’ needs.

In this guide, we will help you to choose your best ice making machine option for your kitchen. Cheers.

The Shapes

You can found many types of ice shapes such as gourmet ice, dice ice, nugget ice, flake ice and scale ice. There are more types of ice shapes available out there such as pearl ice but let’s take these mentioned shapes as a guide.

Figure 1.1: From top left, Gourmet Ice, Scale Ice, Flake Ice, Nugget Ice, Dice Ice

Brands Around The World

There are quite a lot of ice machine brands around the world and some of them marked as high quality and performance such as Scotsman, Manitowoc, Ice-O-Matic, Luma Comfort and Maxx Ice [source]. There is a long timer ice machine manufacturer like Hoshizaki too. Let’s make an example of a brand from ice machine industry, Scotsman, which is the leading manufacturer of ice making machine. You can see the model examples as appeared in the the image below.


Scotsman offers the largest combined selection of equipment and ice shapes available. They’re manufactured for harsh and extreme environment which very suitable for your everyday business. The quality is guaranteed as for each of the ice machine has it’s own features and capabilities. Scotsman offers from small, medium to high production capacity of ice. They have all kind of ice shapes ranging from gourmet ice, dice ice etc..

Scotsman’s ice making machines have a top notch quality and mentioned a lot in F&B industries so you won’t regret it.

Here some honorable examples from Manitowoc, Ice-O-Matic and Hoshizaki brands:

Choose Your Shapes

Simple method on how to choose the ice shapes for your business, let’s first ask these questions to ourselves, what type of business are we running? What type of customers are we serving?

By referring your answer, you’ll literally get what ice shapes suitable for your business. In the previous explanations, you’ve already exposed with the images of what is each the individual ice type gonna look. Below are the explanations:

Dice Ice: Suitable for any kind of business. Any kind of customers. Dice ice type is the most people will choose if they have no idea what are the other shapes they gonna choose. This type of ice is considered versatile.

Gourmet Ice: Also the same as dice ice. Suitable for many type of business, it’s versatile.

Nugget Ice: Suitable for multiple uses and considered best for usage in fast food industries.

Flake Ice: Suitable for multiple applications such as fish displays, buffet displays, frozen drinks preparation as well as fast chilling of wine & champagne buckets.

Scales Ice: Suitable for industrial processes, for fish and sea-food display and perishable goods transportation, as well as to optimize dough temperature. Considered as the coldest form of ice.

Dice Ice

Take Note


You might need to consider how much the production capacity you’re gonna choose. The unit used to determine ice machine production capacity is maximum kg of daily production. In dice ice / cube ice, it’s usually from small production, 70kg/day and can achieve up to 900kg/day for high production. So you may need to consider nicely which one you really need for your business.

Ice Machine Dimension?

For this one you may need to take the measurement in the place you’re gonna put the ice machine to and ask the sales guy if the measurement you need available or not.

Ice Size?

Depends on your customer requirement. You might need to ask some of your customers which size of ice they like. I’m sure you’ll get the answer that you need.


There are some things that you need to consider when buying an ice machine other than previous mentioned points. Ice machine’s features, different models different features. So you need to take some time to brainstorm and do some research each of the models available, from the previous discussed points, we can narrow down the search so it’s not too much right?

Now you already know which models should you pick for your F&B business? You might need to know which supplier to contact. On C&N United, we have that, various types of ice machines and other refrigeration; and kitchen equipment for your business. We also can be your kitchen consultant.


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Digital Electric Oven? Maybe New For You! What Do They Do?

 There are many types of oven that exist in this world. People would just say “oven” in their normal daily-lives conversation. But you should know which type of oven they are talking about. Either electric, gas, built-in, double, microwave or brick oven, they are different. When those type of oven divided into few below them, the minor type can be shown as digital or analog.

What Is Digital Electric Oven?

Digital electric oven is a type of oven that is electronically using digital control as the interface instead of the ones that are using manual timer or analog buttons.

How Can Digital Electric Oven be Different from Other Ovens?

Depends on the type of oven, the digital electric ones can be really easy to control. Digital oven is very high accuracy unlike analog interface type of oven that people usually just set them in minutes while in digital you can set them in seconds timer too. That’s how accurate the digital type are.

Digital Electric Oven EKF 311 D UD

EKF 311 D UD oven is a 3-trays EKA branded oven selling in our company, CN United, that has direct steam feature as an option to a customization cooking with 10 levels controlled by digital panel. It can provide customers with ready meals or prepare quick deli recipes.

One of the main feature of this oven is it has a programmable delayed start feature that grants you ability to decide beforehand what time you want to cook for your dishes.

To save your kitchen space, this oven has stackable feature too. It installed with IPX3 type of water protection from spraying water.

Where Can I Find More Information About This Oven?

There many websites out there that provide the information about oven. But for this EKF 311 D UD oven, you can visit this page and you can find the information such as features and specifications there.

For more information about this product, email

Who we are? What we do?

Established in 1999, C&N United Corporation Sdn Bhd is one of the top kitchen equipment suppliers in Malaysia. Since the beginning, the corporation is committed to supply comprehensive range of high quality products of assorted price range, as well as imported brands from Taiwan, Italy and USA.

Our ‘all-in-one’ store brings convenience to our clients as they do not have to search for different equipment from different suppliers. C&N United provides refrigeration and bakery equipment to hotels, food preparation equipment and cutleries to restaurants, stainless steel utensils and packaging machine to laboratories and many other products under one roof.


What makes us different from the other is that we are the only supplier cum manufacturer in Malaysia. Our very own manufactory is located in Shah Alam, where our dedicated, highly skilled team design and fabricate various kitchen equipment, and provide consultation for customized requirements. Here, we also offer professional service and total solution for new setting up and remodeling of commercial kitchen, hypermarket and retail for customers.

As a one stop solution to all your needs in commercial kitchen and food services industry, C&N United is expanding the business to a whole new level. We will soon have our C&N Showroom in Australia and C&N physical office in China.