If you need Ice you need a Ice maker.No more trips for Ice.We have Heavily used ours,100% happy with its performace. Purchased at Menards. Heavy,tall,(lid hinges up,to fill with water and remove ice),and it (does NOT) keep ice frozen in the catch basket,you remove the ice and put it in the Rerigerator Freezer!! Best if used inside in A/C room,much better output. I had to build a bigger top for a cabinet in the trailer,because of Big footprint of the Ice machine. Youroo!!