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Old 02-20-2015, 12:15 PM   #1
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Anyone use a portable icemaker?

I'm thinking about purchasing a portable icemaker to use in the RV. Does anyone out there use one? If so, how do you like it.

My usage would be to make cubes to transfer to the freezer for later use. Since the cubes come out slightly wet, I'm afraid they would freeze into one solid clump and be useless for drinks. Does anyone have that problem?

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Old 02-20-2015, 12:22 PM   #2
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I have one that I use at home. I hold the basket up and let it drain before I put it in. Each time I add more, I break up what is already in the bin. If you are using a cooler, I keep an ice pick handy.

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Old 02-20-2015, 12:32 PM   #3
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I mix drinks about as fast as the ice maker makes them! And I'm alright with that.

We like our portable ice maker.
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Old 02-20-2015, 12:33 PM   #4
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I use a RCA Branded one bought at Walmart for $90 CDN. Salon branded ones and also Dometic branded units are much more, sam unit. Seen the Dometic for $200 CDN
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:00 PM   #5
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We use the one below. Works well. Not a commercial machine, but for drinks and small travel coolers works great. If you get one be sure to follow the "Let stand upright for at least 1 hr before turning on" This allows the coolant and oil to settle. One note. Some models have exhaust fan on right and some on left side of unit. Depending on where you plan to sit it, this may make a difference as you need to leave some room on the exhaust side.

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Old 02-20-2015, 01:04 PM   #6
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I have an Edgestar portable ice maker

Every spring at the shop I fire it up and make up and put in a freezer about 20 bags of ice and replenish as needed. That way there's ice ready when it's needed.

When were going to be gone more than a couple of days I load it up and take along.

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Old 02-20-2015, 01:13 PM   #7
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Our would make a 20lb bag full daily, used it till I burned it up and no I'm not a alcoholic. Yea my story and sticking to it. Worth every penny. Loved it, loved it! NewAir AI-100R 28-Pound Portable Icemaker, Red: Appliances
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:20 PM   #8
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We've used an Emerson we bought from Target for years. Wouldn't leave home without it. As you say the cubes are a little wet, but break apart easily. Sure beats buying bags of ice at around $3 a pop.
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Old 02-20-2015, 01:28 PM   #9
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I mix drinks about as fast as the ice maker makes them! And I'm alright with that.

We like our portable ice maker.
You should like YOURS He wore ours out at Amana! Ordered a replacement that was delivered to our house before we made it Home! Sure did miss the Icemaker the rest of the trip,but NOT HIM!! Youroo!!
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We keep one in the pass-through on our wildcat. It runs from sunup to sundown and if we don't take the ice cubes out they just melt and recycle. The reason the cubes are a little wet is because it is an icemaker and not an ice maker/freezer.

If they clump up once put in a Ziploc bag all you need to do is drop the bag your counter and the cubes will separate. Our model is said to be able to make up to 34 pounds of cubes per day.

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