Hoshizaki believes that the supersized cubes produced by its IM-65NE-LM are the largest machine-made ice cubes in the world.
Measuring a 48 x 48 x 58mm, the cubes can be served in typically a highball or rocks glass.
The manufacturer believes the ice cubes create visual impact, melt very slowly for good cooling power with little dilution, and achieve an effect that can only be replicated by hand sawing or chiselling a block of ice.
The IM-65NE-LM is designed with hygiene as a priority and utilises a closed cell ice making system that has an automatic rinse and flush cycle.
This means that, after every new batch of ice, the water reservoir will drain, rinse and then refill with fresh water.
Each cube is made individually by a dedicated jet spray to ensure ice quality.
The storage bin has high density foam injected insulation to slow down the ice melting, while a gasket on the insulated door is designed to ensure a tight fit to prevent particles entering the storage bin that could contaminate the ice.
The IM-65NE-LM produces approximately 40kgs ice per 24 hours and has a storage capacity of 26kgs.