How to Install A Portable Ice Maker Properly?
Just the other day I was doing some research on the best portable ice makers on the market today, and I came across this particular question by a buyer: “How to Install A Portable Ice Maker?”
As you’d expect, different people gave out different opinions on how to fix this appliance. And from the look of things, it was evident that this buyer didn’t get a satisfactory answer.
You might also be asking yourself the same question, especially if it’s your first time using these units.
Allow me to walk you through the details on installing your new unit in any place…
How exactly do you install a portable ice maker?
I’ll answer this question with another question- do you need to install the portable ice maker?
Bearing in mind that it’s called a stand-alone, portable ice maker, it means that you can use just anywhere, provided there’s an electric outlet.
You can use it in your kitchen, RV, bar, restaurant, boat, and so on.
And because you can use it all these places, it means you don’t have to install it permanently anywhere.
Yes, a portable ice maker is unlike the under counter ice maker:
It does not require any connection to a water line. They’re simple, compact machines that are meant to be moved from one place to another. They’re intended for use the moment they hit your doorstep, without any installation procedures- unlike the larger, under counter models that require permanent installation.
How to start using your portable ice maker device
This is what I’d just call the “installation” of your ice maker- starting to use it the moment you receive it which is relatively simple:
1. Place your unit on a countertop or anywhere near an electric socket and plug it into power it. Nearly all ice makers operate on a standard electrical outlet that’s 120V and come with the three-prong plug that you simply drive into the socket.
2. Next, make the necessary ice production settings. That is, set the size of ice cubes you wish to generate from your machine. Most of these machines offer you three sizes to pick from, namely: small, medium, and large. Making these settings is incredibly easy due to the well-illustrated, straightforward control panel with easy touch buttons.
3. Now lift the ice bin f your unit and fill its reservoir with water. The units have such a high reservoir capacity that they can hold up to a gallon of water.
4. Afterward, press the on button and wait for approximately 6 minutes. After the period is up, ice cubes of your set size will be produced in the ice tray until all the water in the reservoir is used up. After which the machine’s sensor will alert the device to shut off automatically.
I hope this post answers your question on how to install a portable ice maker.
As you’ve just seen, a portable ice maker is just that- portable- and does not require any serious installation. No water lines connections are needed. No hiring of professionals to install your unit. Just follow our simple guide on how to start using your machine and you’re ready to start producing ice from the word go!