Air cooled ice machines are the most common type of ice machine in the food service industry. Air cooled ice machines utilizes an internal fan to move ambient air across an internal condenser which removes heat from the refrigerant that is cycling through the system. The hot air is then discharged out an opposite side from the air intake, or top of the ice machine. Air cooled ice makers are the most common type of ice maker in the food service industry. Air cooled ice machines are designed to perform optimally at or below 90°F.