This portable ice maker earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it was the most efficient at producing ice. Yielding 1"-long conical-shaped ice cubes in batches of 12, The Best model’s 1.8 lbs.-per-hour ice output was 80% more efficient than other models that could only manage a 1 lb.-per-hour output. The Best model also produced its first batch of clear, well-formed cubes in just under 10 minutes. Its easy-to-use, drain-free operation simply requires filling its 1.32-gallon reservoir with water, selecting from small to large ice cube sizes, and setting the timer for 1/2-hour to 18-hour continuous operation. It shuts off automatically when the easily removable 2 3/4-lb. capacity bin is full, and any meltwater is filtered and re-used for the next batch. An audible alert notifies you when the water tank is empty. Two side handles provide easy portability. Stainless steel construction provides easy cleaning. Plugs into AC. 15" L x 1 7 1/4' W x 17" H. (38 lbs.)
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(28 of 28 customers found this review helpful)
So nice to always have enough ice!
from Taylorsville, NC
I purchased this ice maker to replace the icemaker in my Samsung refrigerator/freezer which had to be serviced/replaced at least twice a year and never kept up with our ice needs! I AM THRILLED SO FAR WITH THIS ICE MAKER! The stainless compliments my kitchen and other stainless appliances. It is easy to fill with water and makes good size ice cubes (3 sizes available, but I prefer the large) in just a matter of a few minutes. I was afraid the noise factor would be a problem, but just after a few hours we barely even notice it. We let it run until the ice bin is full and then dump it into the ice bin in our freezer and make more. We find that we only have to use it about 2 days a week to keep up with our ice needs. It is easy to drain and has a cleaning cycle which keeps the ice fresh and tasty. I did a lot of research on other counter top ice makers before this purchase and found that most reviews said that the ice makers would die right after the 90 day full warranties expired. I purchased this ice maker from Hammacher Schlemmer despite it's higher price (from other models available online) because of it's efficiency rating, large ice storage capacity, and the Lifetime Guarantee that they offer. I emailed customer service with a question about the guarantee and had a response in less than 30 min! This icemaker is larger than I had anticipated and takes up a lot of counter space in my small kitchen, but I plan to place it on a rolling cart so it can be moved out of the way when not in use or when all counter space is needed. Since I can easily lift it - with it's strong, convenient handles - to be drained in the sink, I can use it anywhere there is an electrical plug. I see it being used often on the lakefront deck when we have company! I would not hesitate to recommend this ice maker to anyone, but suggest that the instructions in the enclosed manual be followed exactly! It sure worked for me!!
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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(15 of 15 customers found this review helpful)
Great for making ice.
from Duck Creek Village, UT
It's great for making lots of ice but wish it kept the ice frozen as well. If the ice isn't used right away it starts melting back into the reservoir.
(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)
from Las Cruces, NM
We gave this ice maker as a gift to our daughter and son-inlaw and absolutely love it!. They say they don't have to buy the usual bag of ice every other day. It does make plenty of ice and they installed it in their garage and just bring the ice into dheir icebox of their fridge wheneve they need more ice.It does work great.Just one observation: IN the owner'manual instructions,the advise to wash/clean it before use is written at the end of the cleaning instructions.They missed this and consequentely the first loads of ice had a strong taste of plastic. Once they realized the cause, every thing was fine after the cleaning with vinegar solution. Maybe this advise should be put at the very start as FIRST STEP in the HOW TO START INSTRUCTIONS?
(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)
Great Ice Machine!
By Lainie the Musician
from Columbia, MD
While waiting week after week for my fridge to be repaired, I tired of buying bags of ice. I saw this ice machine advertised in an email, bought it and have been enjoying lots of ice in my drinks and smoothies. Ice is made quickly and easily. Pour in your filtered water, choose the cube size, set the timer and within 15 minutes you have your first tray of ice. I love this machine. Wish I had had it long ago.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
Just as advertised
By Dave the camper
from Austintown, Ohio
Lifetime warranty, makes ice very fast and very easy to use!
(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)
We don't have to buy "ice" anymore!
from Houston, TX
We have had to buy ice EVERYDAY forever, and now we don't have to anymore. Wonderful product. Easy to use. Use it everyday & keep abundance of ice needed for each day. Perfect addition to any kitchen. Very quiet. Easy to clean. We highly recommend this product to any size household.
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
It's too good to be true, But it is!!
from Nashville, TN
This ice machine is better than I could have ever expected. It almost produces more ice than I can keep up with. I bag the ice as soon as it fills up and then I keep a steady supply in my ice box. I only have to restock my ice supply using this great machine, every three days or so. I like to chew the ice but when I was buying it from the store, it was really too hard and I couldn't chew the ice very comfortably but the ice this machine makes is soft and even after freezing the ice, it might start out a little hard but once it sits for a few minutes, it becomes soft again and easy to chew. Ice chewing (aka - pagophagia) is just what I like to do and it beats the soft drink addiction I had. Now I drink more water and this machine will ensure I always have the perfect ice for my pagophagia issue. I really love this ice machine and will recommend it to all my friends.
(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)
This thing is great
from omaha ne
Don't need an ice maker in the freezer now
(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
By The Cook
from Menifee, California
I use this product daily since my refrigerator ice maker stopped working. Excellent substitute in volume and quickness. Makes sounds but not really an issue, as long as you know about them.It is large and takes up a lot of space with poor drain plug location.
(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
So far so good
from Bloomington, IL
Bought this from HS because of the lifetime warranty. I had purchased a smaller model of a different brand and it quit working after the first day. This unit so far is doing great. As others have mentioned, the ice is a bit soft so you should be prepared to put it in your freezer soon after it's made. This unit is big, like really big. Make sure you've got a good place to put it. Finally, the display is not so good. When you touch it, it lights up, but the light goes out quickly and it's next to impossible to see what's on the display if not in direct light. All in all though, seems like a well built model that will last. At the rate we used to purchase ice, this will pay for itself in less than 2 years.
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