Gevi Household Nugget Ice Maker with Thick Insulation | Portable Self Cleaning Pellet Ice Machine | Quietly Making Max 29Lb/Day | Stainless Steel…
Specification: Gevi Household Nugget Ice Maker with Thick Insulation | Portable Self Cleaning Pellet Ice Machine | Quietly Making Max 29Lb/Day | Stainless Steel…
5 reviews for Gevi Household Nugget Ice Maker with Thick Insulation | Portable Self Cleaning Pellet Ice Machine | Quietly Making Max 29Lb/Day | Stainless Steel…
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Julie M. –
Our ice maker broke in our refrigerator. We used to have a countertop bullet ice maker but when this went on sale during Prime days I knew it was time to buy one. I have always wants one. Easy to use. Keeps the ice overnight in the machine. When I wake up, there is ice for the day. The noise when making is not too bad. Easy to clean and empty the water if I need to clean the bottom out. Definitely worth the purchase. The ice is better than restaurant ice. It is so soft to chew but doesn’t melt super fast. A cup of ice will last all day and night in my Yeti type cup with water or other beverage.
While I did have some issues with my first one of these (pump was not working correctly, so it kept shutting off after making only a tiny bit of ice), and the Amazon return process was a bit of a hassle, the replacement I ordered has been installed and working for several days now, and I’m really pleased with the output of ice. We go through ice pretty quickly in our house (~2 bags of Sonic ice a week), and this machine is not only keeping up with demand, but also making enough ice that we have been able to dump a couple of trays’ worth into a container in the freezer as a backup. Since I had issues with my first one, I got to mess around with the cleaning cycle and draining process quite a bit, as well removing and replacing the reservoir filter. Overall, I’m pleased with how easy to use this machine is, and barring any additional issues with the new one, it seems like it should be fairly low-maintenance over the long term.
I managed to buy my replacement ice maker on Prime Day, and ended up saving another ~$40, so I guess that helped offset the inconvenience of having to repack the malfunctioning one and go through the return process. Honestly though, I’d have been happier if the first one had just worked properly. If not for the issues with the first one, I’d have given it five stars.
Chef Bill –
Better than the GE opal icemaker that only lasted two years.
Now for folders closure, only received this on Thursday of this week. Do not have a lot of experience with this icemaker other than to say, it arrived on time, big dent in the left side, but otherwise in good condition and working.
This was easy to unboxed no assembly required, and after sitting for two hours was able to turn it on and make ice in about 20 minutes. Fall basket in about three hours.
Ice is pretty much identical to the GE opal, except maybe this is a little bit harder, but makes a swell cocktail.
Since I’ve only had it for a couple of days, cannot rave too much about it with such a little amount of experience, but it does seem to make ice faster than the GE. You can tell that the ice bin is insulated, and it does keep the ice frozen overnight a lot better than the GE. The access door actually has a double pane of plastic for insulation which helps a lot.
Even though this comes with a connecting line probably about 6 feet, I probably am still going to do it manually because it’s so easy to take the ben out and fill it with water.
A word of caution, if you have purchased the GE Opal, I would certainly recommend going to the website and purchasing the five-year extended warranty I think it’s $99. I did this not trusting this new machine, and I’m glad I did because the GE operated for about a year and a half before it died. That’s a lot of dollars for a year and a half of ice. warranty was through Allstate, took me five days, from my report to receiving a check in the mail, could not be more pleased.
I have only had this a few days but love it so far! I opted for this machine instead of the Opal Because that one had some questionable reviews as far as customer service was concerned. This was a bit cheaper too. It is super easy to use and clean. I don’t love the white and would prefer if it were black or stainless to match my other appliances, but that was not available. It makes ice regularly and the ice is the kind of ice that kind of compresses with a good bite to it when you bite into it. I do wish it held more water but it is easy enough to fill. To fill, you just pull the ice basket out and add water to the fill line. Easy peasy! It does make noise but it is pretty quiet and I seldom notice, kind of a very low hum. My favorite thing to use with the ice is iced coffee. I fill my cup with ice, add my coffee , creamer and cinnamon and nutmeg and stir. It is instantly cold and delicious. Also, when I make fresh iced tea, I start by adding sugar to my pitcher, then some water and slosh it around to dissolve. Then, I add tons of the ice and pour my hot tea over the ice, top with water and it is so good! If you aren’t doing your sweet tea this way, try it, it does make a difference in how sweet it tastes and the flavor. Having a farm, we work outside a lot and I can see where we will get so much use out of this ice maker. Also, once you’ve taken some of the ice out, if you push the ice to the front of the machine it will make even more because the sensors think there is less ice than when it is all in the basket evenly. Enjoy!
Leah Ivy –
We have been using our ice machine about 3 weeks. So far we love it. I did purchase the Amazon appliance warranty with it just in case because some reviews made me nervous. I researched the nugget machines a lot before I decided to try this one.
My negative is this-we researched how to split the water line from the fridge to the machine and add the filter. We were ready to hook it up that way when it came in. However, the machine was about an inch too tall to fit on my counter because it hit my top cabinets and kept the door from opening. I didn’t measure so probably my fault. I’m not sure if our cabinets are standard or what but I do suggest measuring the space you have in mind first. We had to move it to the bar and are filling it manually. The noise is a little more noticeable but it’s out in the open. It isn’t unbearable but you definitely know when it’s running.
My positive-it is easy to use. My 6 year old fills it and can help herself to ice whenever. The ice is great and we are loving the machine overall. We’re hoping it holds up to daily use because we are definitely hooked on the good ice now!