- Aug 10, 2008
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I wanted to post a pic of our "newest baby" and to tell you all that so far it is working out perfectly. The table you see sits in our dining room, and previously I had just placed wine glasses and openers there. I got some old-fashioned glasses and set them out on a tray next to the ice maker. The guest fridge and water cooler is on the opposite side of the room.
The machine works really well, just as some of you had described to me. Fill up with water, hit "on" and away it goes, it takes it about 2 hours to make a full basket of ice. It is insulated so the ice stays whole for a few hours, then will start to gradually melt and as it does the melting water drains down through the basket and gets used to make new ice.
The ice in the basket at the bottom started to clump together a little bit but on one of my runs through the dining room to refill hot water for tea I just took the scoop and gently broke it up, it wasn't frozen solid together and broke up easily.
I had to laugh out loud, the very first check-in we had after starting it up last Friday came in, brought her suitcase in and went upstairs to check out our deck...she left her bedroom door open and I could see that she had a glass of ice water sitting on the nightstand...she was here a grand total of about 8 minutes! So clearly it's going to be popular. I'm going to need to get more glasses for when we are super full.