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Is Buying an Ice Maker Worth It?

Is Buying an Ice Maker Worth It?

Is an ice maker worth having for your home? This guide can help you decide.

An ice maker can be helpful for many different functions. Whether you need ice to complete your cocktail or preserve your camping provisions, this appliance can come quite in handy. However, if you have an ice maker in your fridge and have limited space, you might wonder if buying an ice maker is worth it. Hopefully, this short guide will help you make a clear decision.

What Makes an Ice Maker Worth It?


Do you host regularly? Do you have large gatherings at your house? If so, you might find having an ice maker useful, whether it is to make liquors, keep punch fresh and cool, etc. If you find yourself not having enough ice nor enough space to store ice outside of your freezer’s ice maker bin and a cooler, you might benefit from a separate ice maker.


Do you go camping, hunting, fishing, or traveling regularly? Whether it’s a cross-country trip or a sports game, ice comes in handy for preserving drinks, food, game, and more. 


Does your family tend to consume a lot of ice? An additional ice maker could come in handy, especially if you have many people using ice frequently. 

Types of Ice Makers

You’ve determined an ice maker is worth it for your family. Congrats! Now let’s take a look at the types of ice makers out there.


An under-counter ice maker is a built-in ice maker. It usually is the same depth as the counter and is flush with the cabinetry from floor to countertop. This model can produce 20-50 pounds of ice.


A freestanding ice maker works the same way and can produce the same amount of ice as an under-counter model. Both need to connect to a water line, but a freestanding ice maker still has more options for placement.


A portable ice maker requires manually filling it with water to make ice. They may be smaller, but they can still produce 10-30 pounds of ice in one day. They are excellent for smaller kitchens or apartments.

Freezer Kit

A freezer kit is an ice maker to place inside a freezer that does not have an ice maker. If you need a new ice machine in your fridge, it is best to replace it with the original part via a professional like Landers Appliance.

Which Ice Maker Is Best for You?

No matter what kind of ice maker you choose, Landers Appliance can help you with any problems that might arise and any installation help you need. 

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