Let’s face it, buying residential ice makers can be a pain. You have to weigh the pros and cons of each different machine until you come to a decision on which one is best suited for you and your family. There are many different makers on the market today; therefore, you need to do your homework to make sure that you are getting the best residential ice maker available. Here are some things that you will want to consider when shopping for your residential maker:
Research, reviews and gathered information for you: Having conducted research on the different ice manufacturers, reviewed several different models, and came up with some questions for you to ask the makers, you now have brainstormed some questions for the best ice maker in the next year. What are people saying about their particular brands? What type of ice are they best suited for? Do consumers like these types of ice cold drinks best?
Look at the control panel and power supply: Look at the control panel and the power supply. What do you like about your manufacturer’s control panel? Does it have the number of blades you need to run your system? How easy is it to get the water to the ice bin?
Check the ice maker’s durability rating: How long do you think your manufacturer will last you before you have to replace it? Is the device dishwasher safe? Are the parts easy to clean and maintain? Have you ever replaced the ice bins before? The manufacturer of your ice maker should be able to answer these types of questions before you buy the machine.
The best units come from stainless steel: A stainless steel unit will be able to hold up against the harshest cleaning. A stainless steel ice cube maker will also be easier to clean in case tiny particles of debris end up in the freezing unit and freezes. How much does it cost? How much will the unit cost you to run this unit? How long will it take to freeze just one glass of water using this unit?
How many amps do you need: An electric unit might have less amp power than some others but what will you do with it? Will you have enough water to freeze one glass of water per day? If so, this is the best thing to look at. The fewer amps the unit has the better it will work for you and your family.