The Ice-O-Matic ICEU226HW undercounter ice maker produces 232 pounds of of Half Cube ice every 24 hours, under optimal temperature conditions of 70 degrees air and 50 degrees water. This Ice-O-Matic model produces their half size cube ice with dimensions of 3/8 inches x 7/8 inches x 7/8 inches. Half Cube ice is ideal for retail beverages. More of the smaller cube can fit in a glass, so there is less beverage per retail serving. Half cubes also work well for blended beverages since the smaller cube is less likely to get jammed beneath the blades of the blender and burn out the motor.
The Ice-O-Matic ICEU226HW has a water-cooled condenser and a self-contained storage bin with a capacity of up to 74 pounds of ice. The all-in-one ice maker would work well in a business location that needs ice in a convenient location but does not need a huge amount of ice each day.
The undercounter ice machine is 24.5 inches wide, with a height of 39 inches, so the Ice-O-Matic ICEU226HW can be installed anywhere there are two incoming water lines (one for making ice and one for cooling the condenser), a water drain for all the waste water used to cool the condenser, and the required 208-230 volt electrical power. Since the water-cooled condenser utilizes less electricity, the Ice-O-Matic ICEU226HW only consumes 6.6 kWh per 100 pounds of ice produced. The Ice-O-Matic ICEU226HW also has an ice Harvest-Assist feature that clears the ice from the evaporator for fast, consistent ice production and a shorter ice-making cycle.
As with any water-cooled ice machine, there is no need for any air vents, so there is no need for extra clearance on the sides of the unit. A water-cooled ice machine also keeps the surrounding area cooler since there is no vented hot air. However, the Ice-O-Matic ICEU226HW does use a significantly higher volume of water, since water is used for making the ice AND for cooling the condenser. The ICEU226HW requires a drain (either a floor gravity drain or a drain pump), since approximately 167 additional gallons of water per 100 pounds of ice produced is flushed from the machine.