With it's easy to clean stainless finish, DuraTechTM wins hands-down when compared to the industry standard Stainless 304. DuraTech exteriors are made up of a unique alloy combination providing aesthetic appeal with superior strength and durability.

Easy to Clean

DuraTech has a hard clear-coat layer on top of the aluminum alloy which reduces fingerprints and provides scratch protection. The clear-coat surface also makes it easier and faster to wipe clean. Stainless steel grain surfaces can trap contaminants and require additional effort to clean compared to DuraTech.

Cleaning Chemical Durability

DuraTech has been tested successfully according to ASTM D1308 (24 hour wet test) with stainless steel cleaners, chlorine bleach and other commonly available cleaners. The surface was also tested successfully with Manitowoc Cleaner& Sanitizer.

Looks Better Longer

Bins are typically kept longer than ice making heads. Bins used for 20+ years are not uncommon, but no matter how long they are used, they will continue to look good despite the environment.Superior Corrosion Resistance

Accelerated Salt Spray Testing

DuraTech Success Stories

Anyone who lives in the south knows heat and high humidity is just as hard on equipment as it is on people. When you add in the salty, steamy conditions of most seafood prep kitchens you have a challenging environment for kitchen equipment. In late 2007 Manitowoc® Ice began placing equipment constructed with the promising DuraTech material in key locations throughout southern Louisiana. Each unit was carefully monitored. By late 2008 it was clear that the new material was standing up to the harsh salt environment even better than expected.

Then came hurricane Gustav.

Before the storm, one particular unit was located in Plaquemines Parish. While not ideal under normal circumstances, the outside location for this machine was considered an intensive test of the DuraTech treatment, perhaps a little too "intensive." Gustav picked up the bin and dropped it in the nearby swamp where it remained submerged in salt water for four days.

After the search, rescue, and dry-out, the DuraTech surface looked like new! Because the insulating foam layer was exposed to the bayou flood water, foodservice regulations would call for the bin's retirement, but it was exciting to find that the metal exterior was not impacted. Since the introduction of the DuraTech bins and now IndigoTM Series panels too, we've had positive feedback as to how Manitowoc ice machines and storage bins look and hold up in the hostile environment of the Gulf Coast.

What’s Your Ice Type?

Manitowoc offers the largest variety of ice shapes in the widest range of production capacities. When deciding which ice machine to choose, there are two major factors to consider: which ice shape you need and how much ice you require per day.

Manitowoc offers Half Dice, Dice, Regular, Tubular, Nugget, Flake, Crushed and Gourmet ice in production capacities ranging from 53 lbs. (24 kg) to 3,300 lbs. (1,497 kg) of ice per day.

Half Dice

Hard, clear ice cube with unique “rhomboid” shape 3/8” x 1-1/8” x 7/8” (0.95 x 2.86 x 2.22 cm) in dimension, 96 cubes per pound of ice, maximum cooling with nearly 100% ice to water ratio.



Hard, clear ice cube with unique “rhomboid” shape 7/8” x 7/8” x 7/8” (2.22 x 2.22 x 2.22 cm) in dimension, 48 cubes per pound of ice, maximum cooling with nearly 100% ice to water ratio.


Hard, clear ice cube with unique “rhomboid” shape 1-1/8” x 1-1/8” x 7/8” (2.86 x 2.86 x 2.22 cm) in dimension, 32 cubes per pound of ice, maximum cooling with nearly 100% ice to water ratio.



Hard, clear, individual ice cube with unique octagon shape 1-3/8” x 1-3/8” (3.49 x 3.49 cm) in dimension, maximum cooling with nearly 100% ice to water ratio.



Easy to chew but hard enough to be dispensed without hand scooping, 3/8” (.95 cm) to 1/2” (1.27 cm) in width and length on average.


Large Gourmet

Crystal clear, large gourmet cubes weigh 60g each and stand a proud 2” tall by 1-1/2” wide.



Small, soft pieces of ice with a 73% ice to water ratio. Perfect for displaying products and hand scooping into drinks.



Small pieces of ice with a 100% ice to water ratio, dispensed by Servend’ s FLAV’R PIC ice beverage dispenser. Perfect for displaying products and hand scooping into drinks.


Take a Closer Look at our Ice Machines

Manitowoc Ice has an entire line of ice machines to match your restaurant needs. Cubed, nugget, and flake ice types available in modular, remote, and undercounter configurations.

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