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Old 01-16-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Portable ice makers

What are the pros and cons of a portable ice maker. Do they work well are they worth the hassle or just buy your ice at the store for your cooler?
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:42 PM   #2
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I was thinking of buying one, until I read the reviews. There were more Cons than Pros. Think I'll keep using store bought.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:51 PM   #3
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The ice is not that great, it is on the soft side. It melts very fast in your drink.
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Old 01-16-2013, 08:59 PM   #4
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Man, I love ours. Always ice on tap, always cooler full. Pour a little bourbon on some ice it'll melt fast anyway. Some campgrounds don't have good ice anyway, we always have it now.
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I love ours as well, I take it and put it in the freezer before putting it in a cooler or drink. I use reverse osmosis water from the grocery store and it is good ice. I wouldnt be with out mine. We very seldom have to buy ice, it paid for itself in a matter of no time. But the best part is its convenient and you dont have to go to town if the campgrounds doesnt have ice.
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I love ours as well, I take it and put it in the freezer before putting it in a cooler or drink. I use reverse osmosis water from the grocery store and it is good ice. I wouldnt be with out mine. We very seldom have to buy ice, it paid for itself in a matter of no time. But the best part is its convenient and you dont have to go to town if the campgrounds doesnt have ice.
I couldn't agree more! We bought one last year and love it. I have not had any problems with th unit. I would, also, put the ice in the freezer before using it to make it more solid, but for the cooler, I make the ice and dump it straight in. Well worth the $$$.
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Old 01-16-2013, 11:21 PM   #7
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Portable ice makers

We love ours! Picked an Emerson up last year and it's been a blessing. The kids especially love having fresh ice around. One interesting thing we found out is that it'll reset whenever the air kicks in while running on the genny. The 110V drops just low enough that the ice maker shuts off and resets and has to be turned on again. What's the solution? An APC UPS of course! I picked up a APC 550VA uninterruptible power supply and plug the ice maker into it whenever we're running our Yamaha 3000iSEB. Problem solved.
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I'm old school. We seem to have more freezer space than we need and just buy the store bought. A bag goes a long way since our beverages are cooled from the outdoor fridge.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:41 AM   #9
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We have a full size refrigerator with an ice maker, so we always have ice. It's probably much cheaper to buy an ice maker than a new 36BHDS.
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I haven't had to buy ice in 3 years and that has more than paid for the ice maker
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