If you're looking to up your entertainment space, you've got to add a built-in ice maker to your setup. These under-the-counter appliances create a large supply of ice so you've always got some on hand to chill your favorite drinks and cocktails. Here's a lineup of the best built-in ice makers of 2021 so you can choose the one that enhances your social life the best.
This Viking 5 Series ice maker is a freestanding machine that fits perfectly under your counter or next to your poolside bar. It creates restaurant-style nugget ice cubes that are soft, chewable, and perfect for keeping your soda ice cold. In a 24-hour period, this machine will produce up to 80 lbs. of ice and can store up to 26 lbs. at a time. The ice maker's Tru-Flush™ Design allows it to fit seamlessly beside cabinets that are 24-in. deep, and the stainless steel exterior is sleek and sophisticated. The ice maker's interior is equipped with an LED light, and the self-closing door ensures that the ice stays frozen for hours. Use the LED electronic control panel to check the machine's production status and be alerted of any maintenance needs as soon as they arise.
This Sapphire model is a built-in ice maker that fits perfectly under your countertops. It produces 75 lbs. of ice each day and has a storage capacity of 25 lbs. When your ice maker has reached capacity, it will shut off automatically until it needs to produce more ice. Additionally, you can utilize the ice maker's quiet mode so it only runs at certain times of the day. Grab the clear ice scoop from its storage hook and scoop 7/8-in. ice cubes out of the machine's stainless steel signature SAPPHIRE blue interior whenever you want. Full LED theater lighting makes it easy to see what you're doing, and the simple multifunction touch control helps you get the ice you want. This ENERGY STAR® Certified model is equipped with an integrated water filter system, so your ice cubes come out crystal clear and delicious every time. The self-closing right hinge can be reversed as needed, and with Zero Clearance Design, your ice maker will seamlessly fit into your kitchen space.
This XO indoor-outdoor gourmet ice maker is a great addition to your kitchen our outdoor space. It produces up to 65 lbs. of ice each day and can store up to 27 lbs. at a time. The fully automatic machine will ensure that you've always got ice on hand and it's so quiet, you'll forget the machine is even running. XO goes above and beyond and it's no surprise that it made our top three list of best built-in ice makers of 2021. The ice maker comes with a blue scoop that makes it easy to locate and two different handles, so you can choose the one that fits your decor best. This model is equipped with a reversible door and zero-clearance hinge, so you can make it work in any space. The fingerprint-resistant stainless steel exterior is easy to wipe clean, so your ice maker is always looking its best.
What should I look for in an ice maker?
Choose an ice maker that is the right size for your space. Consider the shape of ice cubes you'd like to have and the type of drainage needed for your ice maker. You'll also want to ensure that your electrical setup is correct for the ice maker you purchase.
How long do under counter ice makers last?
Ice makers usually last around four or five years, especially if it's used every day. Make sure you provide regular maintenance to your machine to prolong its life.