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Old 01-31-2015, 07:08 PM   #1
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Our gadget this year is a counter top ice maker. Life just got better!
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:18 PM   #2
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Nice. I have been thinking of removing my larger ice maker on the aft deck and putting in a refrigerator instead. Would love something like this. Who makes it? How long does it take to make ice?
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:31 PM   #3
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Dometic. I had two glasses of ice in 15 minutes! $165.00.
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Greetings,
That's expensive ice...How many amps does it draw and where is the water supply?
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:52 PM   #5
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2 amps while releasing ice from the mold, 1/2 amp while making ice. Water is from a built in reservoir.
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Old 01-31-2015, 07:59 PM   #6
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12 or 110?
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Mr. BC. Thanks.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:10 PM   #8
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:32 PM   #9
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Last time I looked Welcome had a couple used ones for sale. Not sure what brand they were.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:44 PM   #10
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WalMart has them for about $120.00.
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Old 01-31-2015, 10:19 PM   #11
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Bought one a few years ago from Walmart for $139. Brand is Magic Chef. Great unit. 3 sizes of "cubes" and it's fast.
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Old 02-01-2015, 12:39 AM   #12
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Think I'll buy one and try again. We purchased ours from Best Buy 3-4 years ago and had two in a row leak all over our countertop so opted for a refund. Aside from that we loved it.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:03 AM   #13
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My B-in-law just put the Walmart version on his sailboat. He thinks its the greatest thing since he discovered sliced bread.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:28 AM   #14
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They are good if you have unlimited power as in running the genny alot. We bought a Dometic and tried it, but took it back. Our 1000 watt inverter would not run it. It made ice great if the genny was on but we try to live mostly without it.
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Mine runs fine on the inverter. But the cheap plastic scoop that was suppose to move the ice broke. Still use it sometimes, but must remember to scoop the ice by hand. The ice has a lot of air in it, so it melts FAST! It's quick to make some ice for a Sundowner.
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What most do not take into account is the actual temperature of ice itself and the cooling effects delivered.

Do these ice makers make "warm" ice or "cold" ice? I noted in a post that the ice from these units melts quickly... embedded aeration was mentioned and could assist in the fast melt... but, even more so...factor of machine producing too "warm" ice enables quick melt too.

BIG difference in melt times between "warm" ice that is just below the 32 d/f freezing point, say + 30 d/f ice... as compared to "cold" ice that is well below freezing, say - 10 d/f ice.

BTU to alter BTU is basically linear. Colder the ice... longer, more efficient (faster) the cooling process per cube. "Cold" Ice = less ice used to accomplish desired temperature = more drinks per ice making sequence. Of course, colder the ice made = more electric energy needed and maybe longer spans between cube delivery!

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When we use ours it runs all night on the inverter with minimal effect on our batteries. Last night we went to dinner with dock friends. I ordered a Long Island Iced Tea. Then asked if they use warm ice or cold ice. We were all asked to leave at once.
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When we use ours it runs all night on the inverter with minimal effect on our batteries. Last night we went to dinner with dock friends. I ordered a Long Island Iced Tea. Then asked if they use warm ice or cold ice. We were all asked to leave at once.
You should have simply requested warm ice - Long Island mix tastes better not too cold!
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LOL!!!

If someone's interested, here's one for about $175 delivered to your door. Looks like a great appliance for a boat.

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That's the one!
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