Ice Usage

At Ice Machines Online, 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 Machines Online 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/square m @ 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
    20g per 285ml glass
  • Guest Ice
  • Cube
  • 2kg per room

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