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Old 06-19-2013, 07:00 AM   #15
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We also have the Emerson. It is identical to the Magic Chef model shown in the OPs Walmart link. I think it is a generic model that several companies attach their name to. Anyway, we have had no problems with ours in the two years we have owned it. We purchased at Target also. Ours was sale priced at $119.00.
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We have a Wind Chaser brand portable ice maker - bought it from Camping World on sale in June 2007. It works very well. Before that we had a U-Line stainless steel one and that worked well for maybe 20 years on our boat and then later in our RV. When this one fails we'll replace it. In a couple of hours it puts out plenty of ice for our evening beverages.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:42 PM   #17
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Which you recommend? I see two...

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Ours cost $99 at our local WalMart. DH ordered it online "site to store" and picked it up at our local store.
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Old 06-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #18
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I bought this one- Compact Appliance has been great to deal with for me.

This unit really pumps the cubes out. As others have said it is NOT A FREEZER, only an ice maker- It tickles me how fast it will fill the hopper basket. I've had it for a year now.
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Old 06-19-2013, 06:44 PM   #19
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The one I have is an Emerson.
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Old 07-02-2013, 12:10 AM   #20
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We purchased an Emerson from Target. How so you folks transport your ice maker?

The packaging suggests to keep it to use it for transport, however I can't imagine the box and styrofoam holding up for very long.

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Old 07-02-2013, 07:07 AM   #21
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Just set it on the floor under way.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:06 AM   #22
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Since we are full timers I added an outlet in the closet and it sits in there. One of the doors is open when we are making ice in the afternoon for happy hour.
When we travel we don't have to do anything with it.
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Old 01-03-2017, 02:25 PM   #23
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We have both the small Dometic and the large one. The large one is going on 5 years old and slowing down. The small one is four years old and going strong . I have had to replace the rotating tray in the large one once .
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I was given one by someone who.. Well, long story but she replaced it with a smaller countertop model in her house.

They do make noise (Sound of ice falling off the forms into the tray) sounds a bit like someone knocking on the door.. but it's not enough to wake me up 20 feet away .. Works well.. Makes just enough ice for my needs at any given time ....

In these units the fresh water is below the ice, the ice compartment is NOT refrigerated, as the ice melts the melt drips down into the fresh water tank and is re-cycled till you take the ice out.

I have a very very large water mug (Two full quarts) and the unit I have will fill it with ice.. I think add a flavor powder (Crystal Light or the like) and fill with water from my PUR pitcher the rest of teh PUR goes in the ice maker and then I re-fill the PUR for next round.

Before that i used ice trays.. but they are messy

And before that the U-Line ice maker in the RV fridge but it .. Well, let's say I'm not ever going to replace that water line. I enjoy the increased freezer space too much.
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Have had one for a few years and surprised at how fast it will make ice. My only issue is they put out a fair amount of heat so in the summer months we now have a battle with the AC.
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We have had the Dometics both large and small for over five years. I had to replace the large tray at about four years. Use the large one at home and the small on the road. Love them both. Hit a camp ground plug it in and by the time I am done hooking up there's enough ice for an adult beverage
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Old 06-01-2017, 04:40 PM   #27
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We have an Edgestar bought thru amazon. We have had it two years now and it runs everyday. Runs great.
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We are getting ready to purchase one, but no way would I pay much over a hundred bucks for one, let alone order it online. We're going to get one at WalMart, don't care what brand; if it fails, we take it back.
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