You may have seen ice makers in big box stores, but have you seen them in your kitchen?
An undercounter ice maker is a great investment for a home bar, a catering business, a hotel, a restaurant, a party, a wedding, a pool—or just a busy family.
The 10 best undercounter ice makers from top companies are listed above.
Why are undercounter ice makers so expensive?
Putting an undercounter ice maker in your home will save on the cost of buying bags of ice at the store.
It’s expensive because it costs money to stay ahead of technology. The freezer uses less energy than the traditional electric cooling system, and it is more efficient on water usage, which is one of its most valuable benefits. Other benefits of installing an undercounter icemaker are not having to buy bags of ice off of the shelves (which saves time), not having to keep a stockpile in your home or garage (saving space), having fresh-made cubes every time you need them (taste better), and never worry if they’ll be able to produce enough any given day for everyone’s needs (no worries).
How does an undercounter ice maker work?
An undercounter ice maker blasts frigid air into a vat of water inside a compact compressor unit. The cold water freezes into a solid sheet, or block, of ice that is then scraped by the blades on the freezer’s ceiling and lighted to the drop-down delivery chute.
How much water does an undercounter ice maker use?
The larger an undercounter ice maker, typically the more water it will use in a day. However, it also depends on what features are included like power, cubes per cycle, and other advanced options. Generally speaking, most undercounter icemakers use between 5-15 gallons each day.