Ice-O-Matic® Launches New ‘Grande’ Cuber at NAFEM 2015

Ice-O-Matic® Launches New ‘Grande’ Cuber at NAFEM 2015

New Line of Commercial Ice Machines In Response To Growing Demand For Larger Cubes That Melt Slower, Look Better

Ice-O-Matic announces the launch of the ICE0856GA and the 50 Hz ICE0855GA series of ice machines, also known as ‘The Grande Cuber.’ The new machines produce a Grande Cube that is more than twice the size of a standard, full-sized cube. The complete line of Grande cubers will be on display at The North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers Show (NAFEM) from February 19 through February 21 at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center.

“As consumers become more knowledgeable about cocktailing, they're demanding superior quality in every ingredient that goes into their glass — especially the ice. They’re asking for artisanal ice in a variety of shapes and sizes,” said Ice-O-Matic Executive Vice President Keith Kelly. “We introduced the grand cube to meet the growing need of fine dining establishments for larger cubes that melt slower, look better and pair nicely with top shelf beverages. Quite simply, the perfect cocktail starts with the perfect ice.”

Both machines provide unique features, including:

Up to 850 lbs. of ice production per day


Only 30" wide

Harvest Assist provides consistent ice production for the life of the ice maker while reducing

energy consumption and increasing capacity

Longest optional warranty in the industry

Pure Ice® exclusively by Ice-O-Matic. Built-in antimicrobial protection for the life of the ice

maker inhibits bacteria growth on ice maker surfaces. Ice-O-Matic's optional water filtration

system provides protection against unpleasant tastes, odors and scale formation

Durable, electroless nickel plating on all evaporator plates

Corrosion-resistant stainless steel chassis, durable stainless finish, and fingerprint-proof plastic

The new cubers’ ENERGY STAR rating means customers will receive the most efficient ice machines for their investment dollar. Nearly 40 percent of Ice-O-Matic's cube ice machines meet ENERGY STAR specifications for superior energy efficiency.

The machine is available as a ICE0856GA 60 Hz version and as a ICE0855GA 50 Hz version for international applications

“Ice-O-Matic’s goal is to be operators’ go-to solution for quality, energy efficiency and reliability for high-volume foodservice applications,” said Scott DeShetler, Director of Marketing for Ice-O-Matic. “We understand the needs of foodservice operators which is why new product development and creating solutions that help drive profitability are a top priority.”

The machines will be previewed for the first time in Ice-O-Matic booth #3015 in Hall C of the Anaheim Convention Center. They will also be featured in the What’s Hot! What’s Cool!® new product gallery in

The ICE0856GA and ICE0855GA are currently available for purchase.

For more information on Colorado-based Ice-O-Matic and its assortment of commercial ice machines and accessories, including ENERGY STAR-qualified products, visit Ice. Pure and Simple.TM


About Ice-O-Matic

Ice-O-Matic is a Denver, Colorado-based manufacturer and established global supplier of ice machines and the world’s largest producer of ice evaporators. With more than 60 years of expertise, Ice-O-Matic continues to expand its presence in international markets, providing reliable, energy- efficient, American made ice solutions including ice machines, storage bins and water dispensers. Ice. Pure and Simple.TM To browse its full line of commercial ice machines and accessories visit

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