7 Reasons A Countertop Ice Maker Makes Sense

April 13, 2015

Bottled water and coffee are staples in any office. A report by Mintel found that iced coffee is becoming more prevalent with younger drinkers. In fact, ready-to-drink iced coffee introductions in the U.S. grew by 78 between 2012 and 2013.

For most offices, however, getting clean, uncontaminated ice for coffee or other beverages becomes a big to-do. Germs are spread when an ice cube tray is used from the freezer and there is always the dilemma of running out of ice.

Here are seven reasons why a countertop ice maker and water dispenser solves several office break room issues. 

  1. Less bacteria: The biggest issue with ice from trays is that there’s never enough and people put their hands in the tray to scoop.  With a touchless ice and water dispenser, your client is avoiding picking up other people’s germs.
  2. Convenience: A touchless system also means that your clients don’t have to juggle to get ice and water while holding their salad bowls or hamburgers.  No levers mean one less thing.
  3. Taste: The water tastes better.  Some of your client’s water is less than perfect, for whatever reason. Filtered water means that many of the impurities that make water taste foul are removed.
  4. Contract: Once the financing period is over, your client owns the machine and can still get fresh water as long as the machine is maintained.  You gain the benefits because there’s always the possibility of a fresh water service contract.
  5. Time: Your office client shouldn’t need to move a 40-pound water jug himself or herself. Nor should they lose work time trying to do so.  
  6. Environment: Unlimited water means that no extra bottles need to be ordered.
  7. Just In Case: Ice will always be available in case there are accidents or other mishaps.

Not only does the countertop nugget ice dispenser make sense, but it works well with other vending options that you might wish to introduce to the office. Place a coffee dispensing system with an ice and water dispenser and you’ve delivered the ultimate one-two punch for office beverages.


Mark Masterson is from IceMachinesPlus.com with over 10 years of experience in the restaurant and bar industry. With an extensive background and entertaining writing style Mark is focused on providing quality information and advice to managers and contractors about the best practices on choosing the right type of ice machine.