Crescent Ice V Cube Ice

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Cube Ice VS Crescent Ice? What’s the difference?

Cube Ice

Cube Ice, putting it simply, is the ice we all know and love. Uniformed cubes are best for beverages of all types, making your drinks icy cold for longer without diluting your drinks.  Our 30mm cube will keep construction workers on site cooler for longer and is great for sporting clubs and it’s also perfect for bagging and reselling.

Crescent Ice

Crescent Ice is widely used in the fast food industry.  It’s the perfect shape for cylinder cups to maximise profits, but that’s where it ends.  It’s not ideal if you wish to give your customers the perfect cocktail or mixed drink.  Crescent ice is thin and will melt too quickly watering down drinks and not keeping drinks super chilled. Don’t saddle your customers with watery, diluted drinks just to shave a few more cents. The damage to your reputation in this competitive industry could be striking.


We can get you set-up with the latest and greatest in Ice Cubers here at Ice Machine Direct, and make sure you’re keeping up with the competition. Your Ice is Your Business. Let it speak a volume about your dedication to providing quality and the best taste. Crescent Ice can also be difficult to ensure the quality of due to the thin nature of the ice, meaning melting too quickly and uneven freezing are both strong possibilities. It’s also easier to leverage Cube Ice for other purposes, such as resale, since it retains shape and temperature for longer. You can boost your small business easily via onselling bags of ice, something that Crescent Ice Machines won’t help with.

Crescent Ice might be common in self-serve drink machines, but it’s unacceptable as an ice solution for cocktails or other products where taste and ice quality are of premium importance. Cube Ice retains shape better, melts far more evenly, and allows the beverage to retain purity and taste profile. Don’t compromise the quality of your food and drinks by picking up a lesser form of ice, go with a proven winner.

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Are Ice Machines Profitable?

Ice Bags - 5KG

The #1 Concern for any business owner looking to buy a premium Ice Machine

It’s a good question!

You might be asking ‘How can I ensure I get the most out of my new Ice machine?’

There’s a few ways of doing it, and we’re here to help!

Branding advantages

How can an Ice Machine help your bottom line? There’s the obvious factor of saving money on your Ice purchasing, or the stress of dealing with a smaller, non-commercial model of Ice Maker. But that’s not all. It’s amazing how well you can support your business via reselling high-quality Ice, providing an additional revenue stream and a way to improve your business’ visibility and foot traffic. You can easily get a set of  custom-printed Ice Bags that’ll make sure your product stands out, and which let you really distribute that Ice. You can build a reputation for your business as a provider of little conveniences like that, along with tying in to your existing food or hygiene offerings. We all know how much Australians love their food, add another element to your branding appeal today. We can show you how to properly answer “Are Ice Machines Profitable for my business” with a resounding yes.

Flexibility Benefits

An Ice Machine also endows your business with the benefit of flexibility. You’re the master of your own destiny when it comes to the availability of Ice, and how you can use it to reflect your quality standards. Imagine a world where we all bought Ice by the bag! There’d be no ability to give your cocktails, drinks and produce that extra quality touch. If we all had to stick to the standard cube ice, it’d be hard for anybody to stand out without access to the wider range of possibilities.

Our Ice Machines stand up on their own. If you’re looking to use a lot of ice, realise that it’s more affordable per-KG to own & operate your own Ice Machine, and make sure you always have access. Don’t make yourself a victim of the unexpected, have your own supply of  Ice in-house. You can also ensure that your own Ice Machine is kept up to the highest hygiene standards, stopping you from being liable for somebody else’s mishaps. Quality control of every aspect of your business is important for any diligent business owner, don’t put yourself at the mercy of a squeaky wheel.

Get in touch with the team here at Ice Machines Direct today to arrange a chat about how we can best set you up with a foolproof, profitable Ice Machine Solution!