Originally Posted by GeeSag
What Brand of Portable Ice Maker do you recommend?
I am looking for feedback from persons who have used portable ice makers as to what brands/model have they enjoyed.
My intent is one sized optimally for two people, so bigger is not better.
And in the fun of banter that this forum excites, what are feedback comments from those that "would never Own one!"
Funny story. I was in the Marines all last decade got out 2011. Went to Iraq and Afghan more times then I can count. In 2008 when I was there I was sick of being at these remote places with out anything cold to drink. So I bought a cheap Magic Chef Ice Maker model. In terms of size small ones make a surprisingly large amount of ice...like 10-20 pounds a day if you tend to it.
Let me tell you for the 50 guys at the FOB (Foward Operating Base) I was at this magical machine was like god had come down to the Earth. It was in continuous never ending use. Thing lasted for years. I looked like a idiot hand carrying this thing when we had to move around. Who cares though I had a magical ice machine in the land that time forgot!
Anyhow Magic Chef is not particularly known to be the greatest brand but mine worked for many years of harsh never ending abuse.
Some of the positives is its very fast from when you pour the water in the reservoir to when ice is being made.
The biggest negative I would say is once in a while you need to take it apart. It works very simply but the pump, housing that shuttle's water inside needs to be cleaned out. After like a year of use i had nothing to do took mine apart and there was scum everywhere.