I believe I have read in one of your post that you are buying a CC 5er? Will the residential refererator have ice maker as standard on the units. So this should make all of the ice you will every need.
2016 34RL CC; 2008 Ram Mega Cab 2500HD, 6.7L, 68RFE 6 speed, 4X4, Smarty S67
We freeze gallon milk jugs. When you need crushed ice, take a hammer to it on all sides to break up the ice block. Beat on the edge away from the handle and it will open up. Keep breaking the ice over the ice chest and pour out the ice as it breaks up. Best thing in the world to chill whatever you are trying to chill. Good way to work out frustrations too! Lol!
i like to freeze plastic juice bottles (quart size) that are rectangular. filled with salt water. its not usable for anything else, but freezes colder than regular water. need a deep freeze really to get them solid in a reasonable time