Overall Rating: 4.5/5
The demand for Ice Maker machines is on the rise in the last five years or so. Ice machines can produce a couple of pounds of ice every hour or so are great for home parties and office gatherings.
There are many brands and models to choose from, and we’ll now take a look at the EdgeStar IB120SS, which is one of our favorite ice makers so far. Why? Well, there many reasons and we’ll go through all of them in detail.
The EdgeStar IB120SS is a model that made the market back in 2008. Tens of thousands of units have been sold since then, and the user reviews are mostly positive because this model offers a great mix of value and performance. This is an ice maker that’s perfect for your home. The installation is simple and easy, and you don’t need to connect it to a drain. You can place the EdgeStar IB120SS in the basement bar, the kitchen, the garage, pretty much anywhere close to an electrical outlet.
The first thing most people notice about this ice maker is its looks. The attractive stainless steel front door makes it look classy in most kitchens.
It doesn’t require much space either, so you can easily find a place for it, buy you can also move it somewhere else without much trouble.
The standing height of the unit is 25 inches, perfect to fit under the counter and it is ADA compliant.
Now, let’s get down to the most important bit: the IB120SS can produce up to 12 lbs of crescent-shaped ice every day. Some users have installed this ice maker on their boats and RVs, which is awesome.
As we mentioned earlier, the installation is easy, and it only takes a couple of minutes. You can remove the 6 lbs ice reservoir for easier maneuvering. Once everything is in place, all you have to do is press the on/off button (which is the only button on the unit), and wait for the ice to appear. You can end the production process with the press of the button, or you can wait for the ice bin to fill up, and the machine will turn off automatically.
The ice maker also works as a freezer, so your ice won’t melt. You don’t need to connect it to a drain pipe, just plug it in and make all the cocktails you want.
One of our favorite features is the reversible door. You can decide which way it will swing so you can fit it in anywhere without having to worry about leaving enough space for the door to open.
Upon purchase, you will receive a quarter-inch wide 25-foot water line and an ice scoop for easier usage.
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When you compare the EdgeStar IB120SS with other models in the same price range, you’ll see that it produces more ice for half of the price. Most competitors charge double for their ice makers. The size and the weight of this model allow it to fit under any counter, but you can also install it in an RV motor home, or a small boat.
Furthermore, the IB120SS is made to be compliant with most decor. The redesigned water pump is reliable, and it can produce up to 12 pounds of ice every day. The 6lb ice bin allows you to store enough ice for a home or office party. You will always have perfect crescent shaped ice cubes to cool your drink down with.
Refrigerated ice storage that can hold up to 6 pounds of ice cubes
Doesn’t require a drain
Fits under any counter
Looks classy and elegant
Reversible door lets you choose the direction of the swing
Only 6 pounds of ice storage
The hose provided is not very good
The EgdeStar IB120SS is all you need to become the best cocktail barmen among your friends. It’s a great little ice maker that produces up to 12 pounds of ice every day, and it can hold 6 pounds in the ice bin.
Installing it is very easy and simple, there is no need for a drain connection. The design of this model allows it to fit in almost any kitchen, garage, or bar, without sticking out.
The reversible door can be set to swing in both directions. It’s the little things that make the biggest difference, and EdgeStar IB120SS is a product that’s made to last, and to be functional at the same time. We like it!