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I am an iceaholic as one could say. I have always loved to just eat ice all day long. Having an electric ice maker sure beats waiting for ice cube trays to freeze and it is also very cost effective than buying pounds of ice at the store. The Hammacher Schlemmer Tabletop Ice Maker generates conical-shaped ice cubes of 12 and produces 1.8lbs of ice per hour. Each batch takes approximately 10 minutes.
Making ice could not be more simpler. Fill the 1.32-gallon reservoir which is under the ice bin, select from small to large cubes, turn the unit on and if you want to set a timer you can from 1/2 hour to 18-hour continuous operation. The unit will shut off automatically when the bin is full, and any melt water is filtered and re-used for the next production. In addition, an audible alert will notify you when the water tank is empty. This ice maker is very portable as it has two side handles which makes it easy for carrying. Additionally, it has digital controls with soft touch buttons that make it easy to manipulate the controls.
Most the time when my ice bin is full I will just turn my unit off and turn it back on when I need to re-fill with ice. If you get an ice bucket in the freezer you can save more time and always have ice available. The unit is decent size and fits nicely on a table I have in the kitchen. If you do not have a lot of counter space, you can always put it on a cart that has wheels so you can move it easier. The stainless steel design makes it match perfectly with any color scheme you may have. The unit also has a clean button to clean the ice maker. It is recommended to empty the water reservoir daily to prevent any buildup. On the side of the unit there is a plug that you can remove to drain the water in the reservoir.
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