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Old 10-10-2017, 11:24 PM   #31
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We use ice for gin over. Couple of cubes and we are good to go. So get 3 drinks each per tray. Usually only one drink, then switch to wine with dinner. Beer sometimes on hot afternoons.
I like a beer on a hot afternoon. Also on a cold, mild and medium hot day.
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Old 10-11-2017, 12:22 AM   #32
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We use ours for "sundowners" with our friends, dog likes to eat ice. We also make up large Tervis glasses of ice water to drink on during the day. We typically use about 3#-5# of ice a day. Buying the portable ice maker was a no brainer for us.

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I brew up fresh tea pretty often. So the first few glasses of "Sweet Tea" are freshly brewed but hot liquid. (concentrated)
Melts the ice for proper dilution, thus requiring a second dose of ice for drinking.

I usually make enough to last 2 days. So day 2 uses less ice.

Another bonus with the icemaker is the completely adjustable shape of the bag of ice. Far more efficient use of the smaller RV freezer size.
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Old 10-11-2017, 10:02 PM   #34
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Just bought one of those igloo Ice makers too from Walmart. Love It! Going to be a great addition. Only thing is I can't tell the difference between small and large Ice cubes. Maybe the Hole in the Ice Cube is smaller? Thought I saw saw two different size fingers in the machine.
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I'm betting size is determined by time the fingers are dipped into the water.

I think there is only one set of 9 fingers. Ice is formed by the fingers freezing the water that is surrounding them. SO the longer they stay cold and submerged, the more water that freezes and attaches to the cube. Pretty clever!
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Just bought one of those igloo Ice makers too from Walmart. Love It! Going to be a great addition. Only thing is I can't tell the difference between small and large Ice cubes. Maybe the Hole in the Ice Cube is smaller? Thought I saw saw two different size fingers in the machine.
Mine says not to use the small cube setting in warmer weather. The setting determines how long the fingers stay in the water. We run large all the time, it cycles about every 8 minutes or so.

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Old 10-12-2017, 07:03 AM   #37
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We run ours on the inverter on the way to the campsite so there is no wait time for ice when we arrive at our destination.
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I bought my first one from Home Depot. Worked about 3/4 times & then gave up. Took it back they gave me another & it lasted just about two years & gave up. As my home ice maker had failed it was used solid for over six months until the main fridge ice maker was fixed.
I installed a residential fridge in our MH so no more need for the little Igloo.
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