Do you have a large family that uses a lot of ice? Or, love to entertain and tired of carrying home large bags of ice? The solution to your problems may just be an “under counter ice maker”. Designed to fit under your countertop like a dishwasher, it can be worked right into your kitchen design. If having a constant supply of ice sounds like a good choice for your home, here are some things to review before making your purchase.
First and foremost, determine the location for your ice maker. This will allow you to purchase the correct size for the space available. Remember that access to a water line and 110V-120V 3-prong outlet is needed.
Capacity of the ice maker is related to the size of the ice maker. A smaller space means a machine with a smaller capacity. However, an ice maker with a high production rate will allow the machine to remake ice faster. Different types of ice machines make different shapes of ice (i.e., nugget or pearl ice, cube ice, crescent ice, or gourmet). Built in water filters are another feature to be considered, along with whether or not the machine comes with a warranty.
Installation is another consideration. An experienced DIYer might be able to manage the installation. However, there are several complicated aspects to be considered, so having a professional handle it might be worth the additional cost. Proper installation ensures your ice maker works at its best and alleviates leak concerns that can damage cabinets and flooring.
Having an under counter ice maker means you’re less likely to run out of ice right when you need it — an important asset to your family on a daily basis, and when entertaining. You’ll be able to sit back, relax, and never worry about having enough ice on hand.
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