KBice Self Dispensing Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
KBice FDFM1JA01 Ice Maker is the first self dispensing countertop nugget ice machine on the market and it is designed for home use, rather than in commercial settings. It has the modern and efficient R600 refrigerant that is friendly to the environment, with also all the BPA-free parts on the ice maker itself.
KBice Ice Maker weighs 40 pounds measures just 12W x 16D x 17.5H inches and with its compact and space saving design you can put it on your counter at home or office permanently. The glossy black parts are solid plastic and it has a metallic silver front section. The ice making capacity on this modern unit is 24 pounds per 24 hours and it will give you tasty ice nuggets whenever you want. You will get crunchy and soft ice nuggets of restaurant quality within just half an hour.
There is no plumbing or water connection needed with this portable ice maker, as you just fill the water reservoir for ice making. You can plug it into any standard 120V US power outlet. It doesn’t make a lot of noise during the operation with a noise level of 52 decibels- quieter than the competing brand ice makers like Opal. The compressor type ice maker needs proper ventilation and adequate clearance or half an inch on the right and top, 2 inches at the rear and the left.
The self-cleaning function will keep the interior clean and this will help it run properly consistently. For getting better performance from the machine and ice with better taste and texture you are recommended to use distilled or bottled water. If you will use tap water, make sure the hardness level is less than 100 PPM. Too much calcium in some parts of the country will affect the performance of the machine. And you will find yourself cleaning it more often. If the hardness level of water is more than 200 PPM the machine can’t make any ice.
The cover on the water tank is removed by pulling the right and left side at the same time towards you. You need to put water till the Max Water Fill and put back the cover on. No ice scoop is included in the box because of the design of the machine- the ice is simply dropped through the dispenser into your glass or cup. There are two water ports inserts for the funnel that is found in the water reservoir. It is a very robust and durable ice maker that is very easy to set up and operate with the instructions included in the package. It is not particularly cheap but you’ll find that it is well worth the price tag.