Sonic Ice GEMU090 Pearl Ice Machine



This under counter ice maker is ideal for small-space applications such as suites for entertainment venues, break rooms, offices and cafés, and is approved for outdoor use. Our small self-contained machines feature our consumer favorite – chewable Pearl Ice®. Enjoy quiet operation and easy installation with a simple 115 volt plug-in design.

Pearl Ice® — The Consumer Favorite

You could call this “The People’s Ice.” A great addition to any fountain drink, smoothie or beverage, our proprietary Pearl Ice is soft, longer-lasting and chewable. Is it any wonder people love it? 

Pearl Ice dispenses smoothly, blends quickly and displaces liquid better than any other ice. Increased profits and higher customer satisfaction make this the perfect ice for restaurants, convenience stores and healthcare applications.

The Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 has enjoyed immense popularity over the past few years, but this ice maker did not reach the pinnacle of its notoriety until Scotsman Ice Systems retired their NU130 from operation. The NU130 was easily Scotsman’s most popular undercounter ice maker, creating the popular nugget ice that was once strictly available at fast food chains like Sonic Drive-in and Zaxby’s, among others. Scotsman however, decided to retire the NU130 from its production line and turned their focus to a residential-grade undercounter ice maker - the Brilliance Series. With that change, the GEMU090 from Ice-O-Matic quickly became the most sought after undercounter nugget ice maker for both commercial and residential applications. It’s not all bad news for Scotsman though, since Ice-O-Matic is a subsidiary of Scotsman Industries.

Despite the GEMU090’s listing as a commercial ice maker, it is well-equipped to operate in a residential environment. The GEMU090 requires simply a 115-volt wall outlet as a power source, and a floor drain to purge itself of excess water. If a floor drain is not readily available, you can add a pump kit that will help remove any excessive ice melt from the unit. The aforementioned size is also much smaller than that of a typical undercounter commercial ice maker. Like many commercial appliances, the GEMU090 is constructed entirely of stainless steel. Stainless steel is favorable due to its durability, and sleek, stylish aesthetic appeal. This allows the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090 to fit in amongst modern appliances of a residential kitchen. Unlike other undercounter ice makers however, the GEMU090 does not have the ability to be fixed with an overlay kit.

A commercial undercounter ice maker like Ice-O-Matic's GEMU090 provides an additional benefit in terms of warranty as well. Most residential ice makers offer a one year warranty, because they are not constructed as soundly as commercial ice makers. The GEMU090 is covered by a two year warranty on the entire unit. Scotsman’s residential Brilliance nugget ice maker is covered by a more limited, one year warranty, and in terms of price, the GEMU090 is nearly $1,000.00 less expensive (compare the GEMU090 at $1,989.99 at IceMachinesPlus to the SCN60PA1SS at $2,956.99 at Amazon). While these ice makers produce and store identical amounts of ice, the GEMU090 costs much less, is more durable and better constructed, and is covered by twice the warranty. Despite the “commercial” tag, Ice-O-Matic’s GEMU090 is a far better fit for those that desire an in ice maker in their home.

For more information about the Ice-O-Matic GEMU090, do not hesitate to give us a call. If you are looking for an ice machine for your business, or a smaller, residential unit, our Tri-Point Refrigeration, Inc. are here to assist.