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Portable Ice Maker Quick Guide -- All About Ice Makers
1. Why purchase a portable ice maker?
A portable ice maker is a delightful, gourmet item to show-off at your next get-together, not to mention saving you time, money, and effort! No more frantic runs to the store for ice in the middle of a party or wasting money on overpriced store ice either. A portable countertop ice maker gives you a quick, endless supply of ice and the freedom to enjoy the hottest day of the year or a lazy summer afternoon worry-free!
2. How does an ice maker function to my benefit?
One of the most beneficial features of a portable ice cube machine is that it produces ice quickly. Once plugged in, all you have to do is pour in water, set the ice maker to form the ice size you would like, and the ice-making cycle begins right away. This unit does not need special preparation, extra time for set up, or an adjustment period for the compressor to reach a specific temperature! With standard, built-in ice makers--attached to your refrigerator - it takes 30 minutes to an hour for one crop of ice, but with a portable ice maker, you will be delighted with the rapid ice cycles - at a fraction of the cost!
3. Is there anything else I should keep in mind after purchasing?
Do keep in mind that portable ice machines are not designed to store ice once it is made. If you need to store the ice (or build up a large reserve of ice) you should move it to a freezer until you are ready to use it. A portable ice maker, capable of producing up to 35 pounds of ice per day, you can easily make all of the perfectly-formed, refreshing ice you may need before an event. Your reputation as a fabulous host or hostess will be the talk of the neighborhood!
4. Should I take any extra measures before using my ice maker?
Yes, you should clean out your ice maker before using it for the first time. If you have a model with the self cleaning cycle, use a capful of vinegar or lemon juice with water before running the self cleaning feature. If you have a model that does not offer the self cleaning cycle, it is best to run your first few cycles with a capful of vinegar or lemon juice and water. Then, make sure that you empty the water reservoir and run a few cycles with clean water to take care of any plastic taste from manufacturing. This process can also be used from time to time to help keep your ice maker clean from impurities and help with calcium buildup caused by hard water.
While we offer a variety of portable ice maker sizes and designs, they all share a few common features. Some ice makers are available in stainless steel, while all come with a sleek, modern case, are a great addition to almost any decor, are simply operated and maintained, and function very efficiently. Our portable ice makers offer a unique, upscale look and reflect your good taste!
Air & Water, Inc. serves Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County. If you live in any of the following zip codes, please feel free to come see our products in person: 92834, 92835, 92836, 92837, 92838, 92840, 92841, 92842, 92843, 92844, and 92845.