It may seem hard to believe for some, but up until 1953, home ice makers were not available to the average person in America. Indeed, up until that point, if you wanted ice in your home, your options were to order ice from someone to be delivered (much the way that the milk man delivered milk) or to go to a corner store that had an ice machine (and those were not as common as they are today, not by any accounting). Having ice in the house, to say nothing of ice for use in drinking glasses, was a rarity, not something enjoyed by all.
Today, that is no longer the case. Most of us have at least some sort of ice machine in our house, a built-in ice maker for home, or, failing that, we can use an ice tray to make ice in our freezers. But for some of us, that just isn’t going to happen. Whether it is because you’re like many who just have too much stuff in your freezer (folks, there’s no reason to not clean out your freezer. Food goes bad in your freezer, too) or because you just have issues with the quality of your freezer’s ice maker, things happen. Luckily, there are ice makers that you can buy that are stand-alone units for producing ice, and today, we’ll be searching for the best ice maker you can get hold of.
Best Ice Maker – Comparison Table
So, before we go into too much detail, let us first take just a very general look at the information concerning these ice makers, for comparing them and seeing which one you might find to be in your best interest. Below, please find a table that will explain the various differences to you, and will help to guide you toward making the right choice for you and your ice needs.
|Name||Ice Production Per Day (Lbs)||Water Reservoir Size||Ice Sizes|
|RCA 26 Lbs Counter Top Ice Maker||26||2.3 Quarts||2|
|Igloo ICE103 Counter Top Ice Maker With Over-Sized Ice Bucket||26||>1 Gallon||3|
|Avalon Bay AB-ICE26S Portable Ice Maker||26||1 Gallon||2|
|Hamilton Beach Portable Ice Maker||25||~2 Quarts||2|
|NutriChef PICEM75 Countertop Ice Maker And Dispenser||33||1.8 Liters||2|
Now that you have a good basic understanding of the products that we will be looking into today, it is time to help you to pick out the best residential ice maker for you and for your needs and what you intend to use it for.