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Old 06-20-2018, 04:00 PM   #1
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Portable Ice Maker

I have been eyeing the portable icemakers for a year or so. CW has them for $129 with Wally World at $99 or $89 and Lowes normally has them for $99.

I pulled the trigger and bought one this AM. Was in Lowes to get a part to fix the GF's toilet and passed an aisle display that had the Fridgidaire brand for $79. With military discount that ends up being $71.

Getting it acclimated at the moment but will be using it for real this afternoon in the garage. Will evenutally rotate it between RV and garage. I figure it'll pay for itself before the summer is over (maybe even this heat wave - Heat Index is currently 106F and climbing).

As the girls at the Ice House Bar in Singapore would say "Stay Cool My Friend."
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Old 06-20-2018, 04:35 PM   #2
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I had been talking about wanting one and the DW bought me one for Christmas. I love it and use the heck out of it............
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Old 06-20-2018, 05:17 PM   #3
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I'm on my third one. Eventually they become so inefficient at making ice that you just have to replace them. I got 3 years out of the first, two out of the second and just bought my third from Wally World on sale. Still beats hauling ice.
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Old 07-24-2018, 01:22 PM   #4
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I saw some about a year ago at home depot for 59.00
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:16 PM   #5
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any one got links or recommend one over another? i was thinking of getting one since our 31E fridge dosent have one.
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Old 07-24-2018, 02:41 PM   #6
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I find bigger is better. I have had two over the last 15 years. A gallon of water fill make about 8 lbs of ice. If the water is added it will take about 1 hour before any usable ice is available. I think the 48 lb of ice in 24 hours is about the right size for an ice maker. That is 2 lbs per hour which is a basket full. The ice maker runs nicely off the 1000 watt inverter while on the road.
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Old 07-24-2018, 03:44 PM   #7
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I'm also on my third one, they eventually quit working. I don't guess they're made for running up and down the highway. They are a lot easier than schlepping to the store for ice.
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Old 07-24-2018, 04:09 PM   #8
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Portable ice cube makers?
I've got a couple of them...

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