Editor's Choice - Our Favorite GE Major Appliances Ice Makers

1. GE Major Appliances OPAL01GEPKT GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker, Stainless Steel Wrap ...

User Ratings: 82 5

GE Major Appliances OPAL01GEPKT First Impressions

"All there is to it!"

I tried to store it in the freezer but it just does work. It is very easy to use once you set it up. I'm didn't guve the product five stars because I haven't had it long enough. My Husband purchased this while our current ice maker was working perfectly fine. Only time will tell how long it will last running 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. This is a good choice for skipping the run to the grocery store for a bag of ice. The ice cubes are rounded corners and small.

  • GE Major Appliances OPAL01GEPKT GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker, Stainless Steel Wrap with Gray Accents & LED Lighting
  • Made of stainless steel and plastic | With its elegant design, the Opal will wow your guests before they even try the delicious ice it makes
  • Product dimensions – 13.43” W x 16.5” H x 17.5” D | Weight – 47 lbs. | Ice production – 24 lbs. per day | Bin capacity – 3 lbs. at a time
  • This ice maker may make sounds that are not familiar, most of these sounds are normal | Loud noises should reduce significantly after ending a stage
  • The Opal is Bluetooth equipped, so you can set up your ice making schedule from the convenience of your phone using the free GE Profile Opal app | It senses when the bin is full of ice, so it won’t overfill
  • No water hookup required, just plug it into any 120v grounded (standard) electrical outlet and fill the reservoir with water | As ice melts, the water returns to the reservoir, where it will simply be made back into more ice
  • Side Tank - Produce approximately 3X more ice with a side tank that easily attaches to the ice maker
  • Automatic/Smart Refills - Always have ice at the ready with an ice maker that automatically powers on when ice is running low
  • Three Pounds of Capacity - Always have all the ice you need with an ice maker that has three pounds (2.5 quarts) of capacity
  • Part Number: Opal01
  • Item Weight: 47 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 13.43 x 16.5 inches
  • Color: Stainless Steel Wrap with Gray Accents & LED Lighting
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GE Major Appliances OPAL01GEPKT
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GE Major Appliances OPAL01GEPKT Final Thoughts

"First I must say."

There is an illuminated, round, touch sensitive, button on front. I am using vinegar and it works fine. I am mu, munching on them right now. Thats about the jist of what separates this one from our old one. It has way of making small or large Ice. You can buy much less expensive, counter top, ice makers. I like the fact that it cleans itself.

Overall Score
4.6


(5544 Points)

Peoples Choice - Other Highly Rated GE Major Appliances Ice Makers

2. GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker & First Build OpalCleaningKit01 Opal Cleaning Kit, Gre...

User Ratings: 89

GE Major Appliances First Impressions

"New favorite thing."

It comes in a very protective shipping box with custom molded foam inside. The squeal would disappear during or slightly after the defrost cycle. Because it's so easy to setup, don't be tempted to start making ice until you read. I've only had for 24 hours but so far it's awesome and makes ice quick! It's pretty exciting to have a gadget like this. There is an illuminated, round, touch sensitive, button on front. That is, if you aren't using it the minute it gets made.

  • GE Profile Opal | Countertop Nugget Ice Maker & First Build OpalCleaningKit01 Opal Cleaning Kit, Green
  • COUNTERTOP SIZE: With it’s elegant design, the Opal will wow your guests before they even try the delicious ice it makes. Measures at 15. 5 x 14.25 x 17. 2 inches. The perfect size for any countertop in your home.
  • QUICK & POWERFUL: Within only 20 minutes, you’ll be enjoying soft, crunchy ice, just like the ice you love from your favorite restaurant. The Opal produces 24 lbs. of ice per day, and the bin holds 3 lbs. at a time.
  • SMART: The Opal is Bluetooth equipped, so you can set up your ice making schedule from the convenience of your phone using the free GE Profile Opal app. It senses when the bin is full of ice, so it won’t overfill.
  • PORTABLE: No water hookup required, just plug it into any 120v grounded (standard) electrical outlet and fill the reservoir with water. As ice melts, the water returns to the reservoir, where it will simply be made back into more ice.
  • Specially designed for the Opal Nugget Ice Maker
  • Regular use keeps your nugget ice tasting fresh
  • Kit includes everything you need to clean your Opal Nugget Ice Maker
  • Includes 2 bottles of cleaning solution
  • Product Dimensions: 17.5 x 13.43 x 16.5 inches
  • Color: Stainless Steel Wrap with Gray Accents & LED Lighting
  • Editor's Impressions Of The GE Major Appliances
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GE Major Appliances Final Thoughts

"Another good buy!"

It just gets really hard and stuck together. My last one was a trooper and I hope this one is too. I've had this ice maker for several months now, and it continues to work perfectly. I go through a ton of ice during the summer. It also includes a 1 year warranty by GE when you register the product. When the box arrived I was so excited. They literally sell bags of their ice and we bought ice there for years.

Overall Score
4.8


(13 Points)

3. COOL LIFE Ice Maker Machine Cubes Compressor Portable Countertop Ice Maker With Scoop and Basket Per...

User Ratings: 66 10

COOLLIFE First Impressions

"I'm very happy!"

I have had a magic chef ice maker for the last 5 or 6 years. Each batch makes about a dozen cubes of ice or so, under 10 minutes. You need to understand how these work. Because it's so easy to setup, don't be tempted to start making ice until you read. But we love it and I don't regret buying it. I would say it holds at least 3 times what our old one held. The setup instructions were straightforward and easy to follow.

  • COOL LIFE Ice Maker Machine Cubes Compressor Portable Countertop Ice Maker With Scoop and Basket Perfect for Parties Mixed Drinks (SILVER)
  • Highly Efficient Ice Production - Countertop ice maker with scoop, Make up to 26.5 lb of small or large bullet-shaped ice cubes per day and efficiently make 9 ice in as little as 6 minutes
  • Portable and Compact Design - Coollife ice cube maker size is 9.5"x 14" x 13" , perfect for home parties, RVs, camping vacations and boat trips
  • Intelligent LED Light Indicator Applied Indicator light- Lets you know when the ice basket is full and when you need to add more water, and the users can see through the transparent window for process monitoring and ice level checking.
  • Little Noise - Our ice maker is equipped with the most advanced refrigeration technology, including a quiet compressor which takes care of the cooling so that you can enjoy a fresh batch of ice without bearing too much noise.
  • Recycling and Waste-free - Any unused ice will melt back into the reservoir and be recycled into fresh water with waste-free. If the ice making machine have any problem, We provide one year warranty and 30 day return policy
  • Part Number: 222-574ZBKC12A01
  • Item Weight: 19.27 pounds
  • Color: SILVER
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOLLIFE
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COOLLIFE Final Thoughts

"It's how they all work."

They literally sell bags of their ice and we bought ice there for years. Decided to try this ice maker and we love it! I run a portable ice maker on my bar almost constantly. I actually had a commercial sized unit that had a hard waterline and plumbed drain. Because it's so easy to setup, don't be tempted to start making ice until you read. Only time will tell how long it will last running 12 hours a day, 7 days a week. It has a cleaning function and I definitely recommend this ice maker!

Overall Score
4.2


(78 Points)

4. Prime Home Portable Ice Machine for Countertop - Ice Maker Great for Mixed Drinks & Parties - Electr...

User Ratings: 71 8

Prime Home Direct R-134A First Impressions

"I use in bedroom."

My biggest issue is that my fridge cannot keep up with the ice demands. We had to unplug it every night so that it wasn't waking everyone up. Here's what I have experienced with it. Friends and family all like to take a cup home. The ice cubes are dome shaped and you can select 2 different sizes. It had a good run and hadn't been shut off in nearly 3 years. Ice dumps every 7 minutes, fills quickly and does everything I need it to do.

  • Prime Home Portable Ice Machine for Countertop - Ice Maker Great for Mixed Drinks & Parties - Electric Ice Making Machine with Ice Scoop and Basket
  • PERFECT ICE IN 8 MINUTES - Our portable ice maker works fast, making chewable, bullet-shaped ice-cubes in just 8 minutes—and up to 26 lbs of ice in 24 hrs. Perfect for mixed drinks or small water bottle openings. Perfect clear ice cube maker!
  • COMPACT & PORTABLE - Measuring only 9.5 x 12.9 x 14 inches, this ice maker can go anywhere. Does not require water hookup, it’s an ideal choice for barbeques, outdoor parties, or basement bars. It’s flexible, light and easy to store, you can bring it anywhere. Portable and cute nugget ice maker! Makes a great gift!
  • SMART FEATURES - Automatically prevents overflow with warning lights and an automatic shut-off when the ice basket is full. Alerts you if water needs to be refilled. No installation required!
  • QUIET & ENERGY EFFICIENT - Electric ice maker is designed to be quiet; Runs on 120 watts with a silent cooling function. 2.2-liter water reservoir sits below ice basket, allowing you to reuse water from melted ice to make new ice.
  • COMES WITH BASKET and ICE SCOOP - Removable ice bucket and a plastic scoop so you have everything you need for any adventures. Modern and durable stainless steel finish, fits perfectly on any bar, kitchen counter, or tabletop. Use or store your ice after making for later use! Perfect for mini bars for home.
  • Manufacture: Prime Home Direct
  • Part Number: 20
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight: 18.85 pounds
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Prime Home Direct R-134A
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Prime Home Direct R-134A Final Thoughts

"Of ice per day."

This is not a problem for us and the clumps are easily broken up with a knife. This is a good choice for skipping the run to the grocery store for a bag of ice. I would say it holds at least 3 times what our old one held. I am very pleased with this ice maker. Maintenance is weekly descaling with vinegar or a product GE makes for that purpose. You need to run the cleaning cycle before first use but it's easy to do. When the box arrived I was so excited.

Overall Score
4.4


(861 Points)

5. Whynter IMC-270MS Compact Ice Maker, 27-Pound, Metallic Silver

User Ratings: 69 11

Whynter IMC-270MS First Impressions

"It is not a refrigerator."

The user guide provides good, clear instructions for this. Even with the price, I have to give this 5 out of 5. I will try and post an update in a few months. I actually had a commercial sized unit that had a hard waterline and plumbed drain. This time, the unit started to make ice within 15 minutes. It is soft enough to chew and hard enough not to water down pop or vodka. We had to unplug it every night so that it wasn't waking everyone up.

  • Whynter IMC-270MS Compact Ice Maker, 27-Pound, Metallic Silver
  • Makes up to 27 pounds of ice per day
  • Two different ice cube sizes
  • Produces ice in an average of 10 minutes
  • Water Reservoir Capacity: 2.2 L
  • Maximum Storage Capacity: 1.5 lbs.
  • Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H):14.10 x 9.50 x 12.90 Inches
  • Part Number: IMC-270MS
  • Item Weight: 19 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 14.1 x 13 inches
  • Color: Metallic Silver
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Whynter IMC-270MS
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Whynter IMC-270MS Final Thoughts

"Its super easy to use."

It's quite attractive with crystal clear plastic and a brushed, stainless steel skin. But of course I had to refill it with water several times. It's not difficult though to take an ice pick to it and it breaks apart easily. Let me do a cliffs notes then ill elaborate. Each batch makes about a dozen cubes of ice or so, under 10 minutes. This bad boy allows you to quickly spin up some new icy cube thingies. I've only found one very small issue with the machine overall.

Overall Score
4.3


(127 Points)

6. Countertop Ice Maker Water Dispenser - 1.8 Liter Kitchen Ice Machine, 2 Type of Ice Easy-Touch Butto...

User Ratings: 46 19

NutriChef PICEM75.6 First Impressions

"He loves it."

There are 10 batches of ice per cycle, with each batch taking between 9-10 minutes. Maybe twice the size of a rice cooker. Straight out of the bin it is the perfect soft ice. By far the best ice maker we have ever owned. This repeated consistently for about 3 cycles. Instead, it makes the ice, which falls into a clear, plastic, ice drawer. Decided to try this ice maker and we love it!

  • Countertop Ice Maker Water Dispenser - 1.8 Liter Kitchen Ice Machine, 2 Type of Ice Easy-Touch Buttons, Get Ice in 9 Minutes, Produces 33 lbs Ice in 24 Hours, Water Cooler - NutriChef PICEM75.6
  • CREATES 2 CUBE SIZES: The NutriChef Ice Maker allows you to choose 2 different sized ice cubes, small and large. High powered freezing element allows for quick ice making with the ability to connect to a water pipeline for direct water tapping
  • SIMPLE OPERATION: Simply plug it in and add water for instant ice-making ability. Press the button and enjoy ice cubes in as little as 9 minutes! Its ultra quiet operation gives you the convenience of a commercial ice maker without the noise
  • MAKES 33 LBS OF ICE: Makes up to 33 lbs. of ice per day, perfect for refilling ice buckets. Choose between the 2 different ice cube sizes. Large ice is enough for restocking coolers and small is enough for drinks, desserts, and other refreshments
  • COUNTERTOP PLACEMENT: Place the icemaker on your tabletop, countertop or other sturdy service. You can take this portable ice machine to the pool, on a boat or anywhere you need ice cubes fast. A 4.6 feet power cord included
  • 1.8L CAPACITY: Ice cubes fed by a built-in water reservoir that holds up to 1.8L of water with 600g ice storage capacity. Additional features include front panel button control center, stain-resistant housing and LED digital display indication
  • Manufacture: NutriChef
  • Item Weight: 6.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 17 x 13 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The NutriChef PICEM75.6
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NutriChef PICEM75.6 Final Thoughts

"Problem solved!"

I've had this ice maker for several months now, and it continues to work perfectly. I will try and post an update in a few months. The squeal would disappear during or slightly after the defrost cycle. I was pleased to see it does indeed have quite larger of a basket. I actually had a commercial sized unit that had a hard waterline and plumbed drain. I had not had a fridge that has ice maker growing up. It's not difficult though to take an ice pick to it and it breaks apart easily.

Overall Score
3.6


(31 Points)

7. Frigidaire EFIC102-RED Compact Making Machine, Large Portable Ice Maker, Red, Medium

User Ratings: 76 6

FRIGIDAIRE EFIC102-RED First Impressions

"Another good buy!"

This bad boy allows you to quickly spin up some new icy cube thingies. I actually had a commercial sized unit that had a hard waterline and plumbed drain. We are completely delighted with the quality of the ice. Our family always made ice in the ice tray as needed. Friends and family all like to take a cup home. It's pretty exciting to have a gadget like this. Also, you need to wash out the side, water tank before first use.

  • Frigidaire EFIC102-RED Compact Making Machine, Large Portable Ice Maker, Red, Medium
  • Frigidaire Red Ice Maker - Produce 26 Pounds of Ice Per Day - and Ice in as Little as 6 Minutes
  • Makes Ice in 2 Different Sizes
  • Counter Top Design, Easily Portable, and See-throught Design Allows you to Watch as the Ice is Being Made
  • Digital LED Control Panel for All Ice Making Controls
  • 2.3 Quart Water Reservoir Capacity, for Maximum Ice Making Production; Includes Ice Shovel
  • Pictured model produces clear ice cubes, unlike most ice makers that produce opaque cubes
  • Fast ice produces 9 cubes of ice every 7-15 minutes so you will always have a cold drink ready to go
  • Large see-through window allows you to see inside the ice maker without opening the lid
  • Part Number: EFIC102-RED
  • Item Weight: 18.76 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 15.3 x 15.3 x 11.7 inches
  • Color: Red
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FRIGIDAIRE EFIC102-RED
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FRIGIDAIRE EFIC102-RED Final Thoughts

"I love this thing."

The package contains a helpful measuring cup and an ice scoop. Locate the White fan in the upper left hand portion of the unit. Even with the price, I have to give this 5 out of 5. My biggest issue is that my fridge cannot keep up with the ice demands. It's quite attractive with crystal clear plastic and a brushed, stainless steel skin. You just pour water into the basin, choose your ice size, and hit start. Has 2 sizes of ice cube and then clean mode.

Overall Score
4.5


(3493 Points)

8. EdgeStar IB250SSOD 15 Inch Wide 20 Lbs. Built-In Outdoor Ice Maker with 25 Lbs. Daily Ice Production...

User Ratings: 58 16

EdgeStar First Impressions

"Excellent ice maker!"

Our family always made ice in the ice tray as needed. It also includes a 1 year warranty by GE when you register the product. The setup instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. Honestly, more of the manual is legal safety stuff. This bad boy allows you to quickly spin up some new icy cube thingies. I am very pleased with this ice maker. We are completely delighted with the quality of the ice.

  • EdgeStar IB250SSOD 15 Inch Wide 20 Lbs. Built-In Outdoor Ice Maker with 25 Lbs. Daily Ice Production - No Drain Required
  • 25 lbs. daily ice production; 20 lbs. ice storage capacity; Crescent-shaped ice provides longer lasting ice
  • This unit also operates as a freezer and will keep your ice frozen; No drain line required
  • Heavy duty stainless steel door and cabinet construction designed for outdoor use
  • Reversible door can be mounted in a left hinge or right hinge opening direction
  • Dimensions: 14.9" W x 20.06" D x 33.31" H; Includes ice scoop, water line, and removeable ice bin
  • Does not require a drain
  • Front venting
  • Has a reversible door.
  • Manufacture: EdgeStar
  • Part Number: IB250SSOD
  • Material: Stainless Steel
  • Item Weight: 71 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 20.06 x 14.88 x 33.31 inches
  • Color: Stainless Steel
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The EdgeStar
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EdgeStar Final Thoughts

"We love it!"

This repeated consistently for about 3 cycles. Looking over the mixed reviews, I debated buying this. The setup instructions were straightforward and easy to follow. So we are a family of 7 and it keeps up with us. Friends and family all like to take a cup home. It had a good run and hadn't been shut off in nearly 3 years. I like the texture of the ice it makes.

Overall Score
3.9


(49 Points)

9. Kealive Ice Maker Machine Countertop 40lbs/24H, Portable Compact Ice Maker Clear 24 Square Ice Cubes...

User Ratings: 75 4

kealive First Impressions

"He hates making ice."

There is an illuminated, round, touch sensitive, button on front. The lights surrounding the button tell you the status of the ice maker. I'm didn't guve the product five stars because I haven't had it long enough. That is, if you aren't using it the minute it gets made. I'm a major ice snob and this is very important to me. It has way of making small or large Ice. The package contains a helpful measuring cup and an ice scoop.

  • Kealive Ice Maker Machine Countertop 40lbs/24H, Portable Compact Ice Maker Clear 24 Square Ice Cubes Ready in 15 Minutes with 2.4lbs XL Storage Basket and Ice Scoop for Home Kitchen Bar Office
  • Fast and quantity ice making: This countertop ice cube maker will get the square ice cubes ready in just 15 minutes. It can produce 24pcs of clear crystal, square shaped ice cubes per cycle, store up 2.43 lbs of ice at a time and make up to 40 lbs in a day. Enough ice capacity and the quick cycle time ensures you’ll still have pretty good quantity for event when you have guests
  • Ice cubes of various thicknesses: Thick ice cubes have a longer service life than other machines that use frozen pin bullets. The resulting cube melts slowly, which means you need less ice. You can also adjust its thickness by pressing the timer "+" or "-" button on the control panel. The thicker the ice cube you choose, the longer it lasts. (Note that when you choose a longer ice-making time, the row of ice cubes may form a whole block, so that they cannot be split when falling)
  • Efficient and clear portable ice maker: Powered by 150 watts, the ice production is quiet and efficient. For those who produce large quantities of ice, this energy efficient ice machine will help you save on electricity bills. Meanwhile, in order to ensure that the ice cubes we produce are clear and clean enough, you can directly discharge the ice cubes that have not been used for a long time instead of secondary ice making
  • Simple electronic controls: Through its electronic LED screen, you can get notified when ice is ready or more water needs to be added. Once the ice basket is full, the machine automatically stops producing ice. No installation is required. All you need is to fill the required water level and plug it into a power source and leave the rest to the machine
  • Sturdy stainless steel ice maker: Stainless steel material used to construct the machine is durable which ensure years of extended use. Included in this package are a removable ice basket, and a scoop for filling your glass faster. 1-year after-sale service and 30-day return policy from "Kealive". Made of food-grade material just for your health and safety
  • Part Number: HZB-18F/SL
  • Item Weight: 26 pounds
  • Color: Stainless Steel
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The kealive
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kealive Final Thoughts

"Just my experiences."

Also, read the instructions on how to work the machine and how the machine works. I will certainly work it like a dog. The kids could not wait, like a good mom I let them have the first scoop. I wasn't thrilled at the expense, but it didn’t take me long to get on board. Not to worry ice started falling shortly after. This repeated consistently for about 3 cycles. It's compact and can fit on your counter, but I wouldn't say that it's small.

Overall Score
4.5


(97 Points)

10. Manitowoc MANITOWOC-K00339 Arctic Pure Ice Maker Filter Cartridge

User Ratings: 64

Manitowoc MANITOWOC-K00339 First Impressions

"It's expensive, though."

I run a portable ice maker on my bar almost constantly. It doesn't bother me enough to lower the rating. It circulates the pump for 6 minutes. There is an illuminated, round, touch sensitive, button on front. I spent a couple weeks looking at ice makers. But its a great looking piece that really brings class to the counter top. Looking over the mixed reviews, I debated buying this.

  • Manitowoc MANITOWOC-K00339 Arctic Pure Ice Maker Filter Cartridge
  • Manufacture: Manitowoc
  • Product Dimensions: 22.25 x 4.75 x 4.75 inches; 2.45 Pounds
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Manitowoc MANITOWOC-K00339
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Manitowoc MANITOWOC-K00339 Final Thoughts

"It's how they all work."

Locate the White fan in the upper left hand portion of the unit. It's compact and can fit on your counter, but I wouldn't say that it's small. I like the texture of the ice it makes. Straight out of the bin it is the perfect soft ice. This time, the unit started to make ice within 15 minutes. It holds much more ice, so I don't think i can discount points for the size. I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased this, but it actually works quite well.

Overall Score
4.5


(24 Points)

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