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Thread: counter top ice maker

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    I have no experience with standalone ice makers. Our ice maker is in the freezer of our fridge and it's great. 7 years and still problem free. We opted not to get the dispenser for water and ice on the fridge door, as we know nobody that has a working dispenser. Which tells me, they have a high failure rate and it's too costly to repair. On-line reviews indicated the dispensers were nothing but trouble.

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    I bought an ice machine as I hate lugging nags if ice home, especially in the summer. But I also used to hate filling up the stupid ice trays that came with our refrigerator. Iíve never had an in-door ice maker. So - I discover d silicon ice cube makers. I have them in a regular cube size, and also ones in the giant size which I really love. Itís easy to pushing he bit timid each cube and it eventually pops out - the big ones can be a little difficult but I call it my exercise😁😁😁😁. I also have the ones that make long skinny ďcubesĒ that fit into three water bottles. Fun if I actually remember to use them. I truly hated the old time ones where you had to pull up a lever in the middle. It was really hard to do! But back to the ice machine, I used it a few times with bottled water, but the cubes were kind if small and it was a pain to use. I think I may donate mine and get another kitchen appliance I will actually use!!!

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    I have a 24' Kenmore side by side refrigerator/freezer with ice/water dispenser in the door that was purchased in 1995/96. Never had a problem and I always have as much ice as I need. I Hate ice trays. My daughter has had 2 (maybe 3) refrigerators in the last 20 years and not one of them made enough ice. She had a counter top ice maker - don't know where it is now.
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    We have two portable ice makers. We keep one in our trailer and one at our cabin. We love them. They immediately start making ice. You do have to empty the bin tray. The ice will melt if left in. These do not freeze ice, they just make the cubes. You still have to store them in your freezer. We put the ice in zip locks bags. Works great!

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    We’ve had an ice maker in our fridge for years. Never had a problem with out first fridge. Our second fridge is totally different. We have had the ice maker repaired twice. Our service guy said fixing ice makers is what he does all day every day. I would go to trays but DH likes the ice maker ice.

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    When I had the pizza parlor, our ice machine (commercial) would require cleaning about twice a year. The repairman said it was the yeast used in the pizza crusts. I have one in the fridge (household) and I rarely make bread with yeast. I've not had a problem with it. Occasionally the ice starts looking old and I just dump it all i the sink and start over.

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    I love ice, but hate the taste of icemaker ice. I buy a small bag of ice once every couple of weeks.
    Someimes I drop the bag a the floor to break it up.
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    My Sister,has one and it is Awesome we all love it she has had her's for like 8yrs.it's still going strong

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    I live alone in a ver small apartment with a no-ice-maker refrigerator. It suits me because, though I love ice and all my drinks are iced, I have always hated the flavor and shape of refrigerator ice maker ice. Ewww!

    Using bottled water,, I make my ice a cube at a time in these little round storage containers that hold about 3 oz. They are a good size for my glass, they pop out of the container easily, I only need one in a drink that's already chilled. I make up about 6-7 at night before I go to bed, setting them on the top door shelf in the freezer. Sometimes I refill during the day, but often there are a couple left at the end of the day anyway. The bottled water freezes clear -- I use reverse osmosis filtered water -- and I think that makes it taste better. Kroger Drinking Water, Aquafina, and Desani are all RO filtered. Check the labels.

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    My friend's kids bought her a counter ice maker because she didn't have a maker in her freezer. She loves it, and so do I. LOL She makes it all day. and puts in ziplock bags. When she rec'd it for her birthday we were like two kids with a new toy.
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