Built-in ice makers are a great addition to any kitchen, wet bar, office break room, luxury suite, or small business. If you have a large family and your fridge/freezer ice maker can’t seem to keep up with demand, a built-in unit is perfect for you. Also, if you love to entertain family and friends, having an undercounter ice maker will ensure that you’ll never have to buy bagged ice from the convenient store ever again. Many office workers appreciate having ice on-hand in their break rooms to complement water coolers or other beverages consumed throughout the day. Designed to fit perfectly under the counter or be built-in flush-with-cabinetry, these ice makers are the perfect out-of-the-way convenience.
Undercounter ice makers come in a variety of widths, have different ice production capacities, and produce varying types of ice cubes. Small-scale undercounter units produce 12 to 45 lbs. of ice, while the larger-scale units produce over 80 lbs. of ice per day. Most built-in ice makers produce cubed ice, but others make gourmet ice, nugget or pearl ice, or clear ice. Some units are as slim as 15 inches, which is the perfect width for replacing an outdated trash compactor, while others are standard cabinetry widths. There are also many undercounter ice makers that are ADA compliant.
All built-in ice makers will need a water line and a drain of some sort, whether your use a gravity drain or a drain pump is based on the ice maker’s vicinity to the nearest drain.
Outdoor built-in ice makers are designed specifically for use in outdoor kitchens, bars, or garages. Their construction and design are meant to withstand the wear and tear of most elemental conditions. Like most appliances, built-in ice makers come in various colors and finishes, like black and stainless steel, which will match or complement your existing appliances or décor.