KitchenAid is one of the most well respected names in the appliance industry. The company has been in business for over 80 years. They started with a kitchen mixer and have slowly become the largest appliance company in the world. KitchenAid products are high quality and high performance products that are built to last. One product that we often don’t think of is the Ice Maker. There are different styles of ice makers, there are the ice makers that are built into the refrigerators and there are the freestanding ice makers.
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a freestanding ice maker that you can use when you need it? For example, if you are having a pool party, graduation party or just a good old fashioned get together. These freestanding ice makers can easily fit into a garage, basement and even some kitchens. KitchenAid has a complete line of freestanding ice makers, but one of the premier ice makers is the KitchenAid 18 inch Freestanding Ice Maker. Let’s take a look and see what specifications and features this appliance has to offer. The KitchenAid 18 inch Freestanding Ice Maker has a 35-pound capacity with a lighted storage bin for easy viewing. This ice maker can produce up to 50 pounds of ice cubes in a span of 24 hours. This product produces ice cubes sizes in 3/4″ x 3/8″. If you are having a larger party then this ice maker can get the job done in as little as 24 hours.
This ice maker comes with an easy access drop down door with ice scoop included. This freestanding ice maker comes equipped with a door activated ice compartment SpillGuard. This will prevent any water from leaking out of the ice maker. There is an electronic clean cycle so there won’t be any mold or mildew forming. The only requirement for installation of this 18’ freestanding ice maker is that you will need a gravity drain system or a condensate pump. KitchenAid sells a condensate pump model 1901that is sold separately. This will help the water to be carried to the existing drain. You will also have to connect your ice maker to an existing water line. Ice Makers are not the plug in and go appliances that we wish they would be. There are some connections and pumps that have to be out into the place before you can use this appliance.
The specifications of the 18 inch Freestanding Ice Maker are the 50 pounds of ice capacity in as little as 24 hours. The storage capacity can hold about 35 pounds. This ice maker has a lighted bin and an ice cube scoop included. The depth of the ice maker is about 24-3/8″ and the depth less the door 21-1/2 “. There is a Full Year One Year Warranty on the Parts and the Labor. The electrical requirements for using this freestanding ice maker are 15 amps, 60 Hz and 115volts To install a grounded circuit is needed. The company has a recommendation that a time delay fuse or circuit breaker and separate circuits should be used. You should make sure that you could meet all of the requirements before installing this ice maker. These ice makers are good for poolside and outdoor events. The best part is that since they are not found within a refrigerator they can be unplugged and plugged in again when you need them. This way you can save on energy and water conservation.
Ice Makers are becoming more popular with homeowners and small businesses. If you are going to investment with a freestanding ice maker then the KitchenAid 18 inch Freestanding Ice Maker is one of the best. This ice maker has a large storage capacity and it can make 50 ice cubes in 24 hours. This will save you a lot of time by filling up ice tray after ice tray. Take a look at the KitchenAid 18” Ice Maker at your local Lowe’s Home Improvement Stores. You can see how the features work and if this ice maker is something that you need. There are other ice makers from KitchenAid and other companies if this ice maker is not what you are looking for. This ice maker costs about $1,498.00. You can shop around and see if you can get a great deal either online or in your local appliance stores.