Top 5 Ice Makers

There are plenty of ice makers on the market, but here are the top 5 our customers rave about: 1. EdgeStar Portable Stainless Steel Ice Maker (IP210SS) This unit is beloved and has been a top seller for us since it was introduced. It makes ice quickly, and its compact size allows you to … [Read more...]

Ice Cube Shapes

Nugget Commonly referred to as "Sonic Ice", this ice is well known for its soft and chewable texture and its ability to retain the flavor of any beverage it’s mixed with. Nugget ice is great for any foodservice establishment because it cools drinks rapidly and for a longer period … [Read more...]

5 Tips for Installing Your Undercounter Ice Maker

The next step after purchasing your undercounter ice maker is installing the unit in your home or place of business. Although it is strongly suggested that you not only have a licensed plumber install your unit but that you also follow the installation instructions stated in your owner’s … [Read more...]

Ice Usage Requirements

When deciding which ice machine will be best for your needs it is important to consider the application of the ice produced and determine the amount of ice needed. It is important to consider your ice demand during both high and low seasons, ensuring that you are never with a surplus of unusable ice … [Read more...]

Ice Makers: A Basic Overview

With such a large abundance of different ice types, ice maker manufacturers, applications and models, it is important to know the basics, so you can choose an ice maker that will best meet your needs. Commercial units are most commonly used in bars, restaurants, hospitals, supermarkets and … [Read more...]

Freezer Ice Makers vs. Portable Ice Makers

There is always a great need for ice, but many people only become keenly aware of this fact when there is no ice available. Ice serves as the backbone for every great drink, and no party, barbeque, or venture out onto the water is complete without the presence of ice. When most people think of … [Read more...]

5 Must-Haves for Outfitting Your Outdoor Space

Whether it’s a small patio or large deck, having an outdoor entertaining space can easily translate into a spring and summer full of fun. All you need is some warm weather and a group of family and friends and you’ve got a recipe for success. If you really want to take your outdoor gatherings up a … [Read more...]

6 Things You Should Know About Portable Ice Makers

The idea of a portable ice maker is a fairly new one, but they have changed the way many families make ice for a number of reasons. There are many advantages to owning one, and there are some misconceptions as well. If you’re looking for an alternative ice solution, you should educate yourself on … [Read more...]

BUYER’S GUIDE: Portable Ice Makers

If you’re looking for a new way to have refreshing ice whenever and wherever you need it, we suggest investing in a portable ice maker. Not sure if portable is the way to go? Or not sure which unit is right for you? Not to worry, here’s everything you’ve ever wanted to know about these alternative … [Read more...]

FAQs: Portable Ice Makers

Portable ice makers are a fantastic option for compact living spaces, such as apartments, boats and RVs. They are also a great alternative to buying bagged ice or dealing with troublesome ice trays. Whether portable ice makers are a novel idea to you or one you’ve been contemplating for a while, you … [Read more...]

FAQs: Built-In / Undercounter Ice Makers

Here at CompactAppliance, we know ice makers. We also know that as you look for that perfect match, you may have a few questions. We’re hoping to answer those questions even before you know what to ask. Here are the most frequently asked questions we receive for undercounter ice makers, as … [Read more...]

4 Key Appliances for Outdoor Entertaining

When it comes to outdoor entertaining, the key to a successful party is creating an oasis for you and your guests. Understanding the important elements that will complete your event is crucial. If you plan to entertain outdoors in the summer, it means lots of heat. To ensure your guests do not … [Read more...]