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    With apologies... Portable Ice Maker Question-gctid393460

    I know that the topic of the portable ice maker has been talked about here before, but can you guys tell me what is the best portable ice maker to buy? I need to order one today, and I am looking for some feedback.

    Thanks!

    #2
    we got an ice maker last yr from home despot......cost was silly at just about 120 bucks....makes ice in 15 min....I tapped a 120vac circuit from the cockpit fridge and ran a box to the opposite side of the cockpit to power the icebox...

    now ...here's the clincher....most of those ice makers are made by the same company and just put different names on them.....I saw one for 199 at someplace and it was the exact same thing I had cept a different name...same shape..color...same controls.......

    http://www.homedepot.com/Appliances/...kuId=202832972

    this is the unit I got...but they are asking quite a bit more since last yr..

    :arr ar

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      #3
      I got this one at the beginning of last summer. http://www.compactappliance.com/Kold...efault,pd.html

      The footprint is perfect to sit in the corner behind the dinette. Keeps me and the admiral in drink ice. Would have liked a bigger one but no where to put it.

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        #4
        In case you don't get many quick replies, here's the result of a search using This should cover mostof the discussions here.

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          #5
          Brad 3055 wrote:
          I got this one at the beginning of last summer. http://www.compactappliance.com/Kold...efault,pd.html

          The footprint is perfect to sit in the corner behind the dinette. Keeps me and the admiral in drink ice. Would have liked a bigger one but no where to put it.
          I have the same unit brad does, I bought it because I saw it on his boat and it was a perfect fit. So far its great, we love it. When we fill the ice we put it in the freezer right away, lots of spare ice now

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            #6
            whiskywizard wrote:
            In case you don't get many quick replies, here's the result of a search using portable icemaker site:baylinerownersclub.org[/URL] > This should cover mostof the discussions here.
            NO! I SUPPOSE IT WASN'T SO HARD

            Thanks guys - that Koldfront one looks to be the right size. I appreciate the link.

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              #7
              wfarr wrote:
              NO! I SUPPOSE IT WASN'T SO HARD

              Thanks guys - that Koldfront one looks to be the right size. I appreciate the link.
              price is pretty right also

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                #8
                Ordered! :d

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                  #9
                  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Luma-Comfort...item5d33f8fcd2

                  I love the one I have, but clear ice lasts longer
                  Tally and Vicki
                  "Wickus" Meridian 341
                  MMSI 338014939

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                    #10
                    Agreed on the clear/hard ice. The soft ice is extremely ineffective and waters down your drinks too fast.

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                      #11
                      Nah, I put that ice in the freezer and I have no issues with fast melting. If I take it right out of the machine, its not as good as regular ice but I have no issues with it really. Your not drinking fast enough

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                        #12
                        Your not drinking fast enough
                        That's not what my head tells me the next morning.

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                          #13
                          wfarr wrote:
                          NO! I SUPPOSE IT WASN'T SO HARD

                          Thanks guys - that Koldfront one looks to be the right size. I appreciate the link.
                          The Koldfront is a good unit, but it is essentially the same as the one seapuppy posted. Seapuppy is right, most of the units in this size range are made by the same company and for the most part have the same specs. The Koldfront is cosmetically different but I can see from the pics the interior looks like mine.

                          They will generate about 1lb/hour of ice. They will hold 1.5 lbs which means you need a place to dump the ice if you need more than a pound or two. Ours works well, my only complaint is that it's not exactly a small unit. It looks small but it's a decent size. Its great when you are away from the dock on the hook and you need ice for the margarita maker.

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                            #14
                            I have a Safari DP Motorhome and U-Line Ice-Makers came in them as standard equipment. Mine is a Model B-95. I am also a poster in a couple of Safari Yahoo Websites. And as somebody posted, the cheapies at either Lowes or Homeless Despot are really Expensive U-Lines under the covers. One member's U-Line compressor went TU and he bought a cheap one at Lowes for around $100. Took the compressor out of the cheapie and installed it in the U-Line. He only had to modified one of the mounting rails a 1/4 of and inch. Works great and beats the tar out of a brand new U-Line at $1,400.

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                              #15
                              I have the same Magic Chef as sold by Home Depot, except called an Emerson that I bought at Target. It's $150 at Target vs $200 at Home Depot.

                              I've had to replace it twice now, these units have a known issue with at least one sensor that causes problems. Fortunately Target is great about returns.

                              It was a great novelty for a while, but I realize it was a poor investment now... I can really only see it being extremely useful if you spend a lot of time away from land. Even with our fridge's built-in ice maker and the portable, it's easier to buy $5 of bag ice to fill the cooler for the weekend than managing the ice maker's ice making.

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