There is nothing worse than running out of ice during a party and being forced to come up with creative solutions to keep your cooler or drinks cool. Even worse is having to ask one of your guests to pick up a bag of ice for you (we all have been there). Avoid getting into this predicament by being a more proactive host and investing in either a portable icemaker or built-in icemaker.
Not all icemakers are the same and therefore not all ice is created equal. There are many questions to ask yourself before making the plunge and purchasing your icemaker. Do you want full cubes or half cubes – or both? How much ice do you need? Should you buy a portable or under-counter icemaker? No need to sweat it – Danby and Silhouette Appliances is here to help.
One thing to look at when shopping for these icemakers is the storage capacity and icemaker’s production capacity. Ice production capacity is the amount of ice the appliance is able to produce during a 24 hour period with optimal conditions. Ice storage capacity is the maximum amount of ice it can store at any given time
What to know about portable icemakers?
Perfect for cottages, RVs, home kitchens and home bars, portable icemakers are a great way to keep you and your guests well supplied with cold and refreshing drinks. Portable ice maker range in size and capacity and finding one that suits your needs is easy. Danby’s portable ice makers can turn out as much as 25 lbs (12 kg) of ice in a 24 hour period and can store up to 2 lbs (1kg) of ice at any time.
What to know about built-in or under-counter icemakers?
Ensuring you have plenty of ice on hand is easy with a built-in icemaker. Under-counter or built-in icemakers requires a water line connection that is not as to install as its portable counterpart however, these types of icemakers are able to produce up to double the capacity of a portable icemakers.
Worried about losing cabinet space with a built-in icemaker? There is no need to sacrifice precious cabinet space for Silhouette’s Mosel, an elegant under-counter ice maker. Measuring in at a slim 15”, this unit is the narrow enough to fit in tight interior spaces and won’t obstruct any entertaining areas. Producing up to 32 lbs. of ice daily, this unit will never leave you high and dry in the ice department.
It will be only a matter of time before the sweltering heat of summer arrives and those patio drinks will be in your hands before you know it. Keeping your drinks cool and refreshing is easy with Danby’s and Silhouette Appliance’s ice making units. Get prepared now by investing in one of these party accessories
How much ice should you supply per guest? Check out this online ice estiamtor tool.
Note: This blog originally was posted on the Danby blog