This type of machine does not only makes ice on a large scale in a short period of time, but they also help save a lot of money.
If you are looking for purchasing an undercounter ice maker, here is our review of one of the best products available in the market – the SPT IM-600US Stainless Steel Under-Counter Ice Maker.
With a sleek design and a high ice production capacity, the SPT IM-600US Stainless Steel Under-Counter Ice Maker ice maker is bound to attract those who want a premium look.
If you wish to purchase a mid-range undercounter ice maker, then this is the ideal choice.
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The SPT ice maker has a black cabinet that is fitted with a stylish stainless steel door. You can see an SPT badge attached near the bottom of the door. The full length stainless steel handle makes it easy to open and close the door. It is also possible for you to adjust the door to your opening preference.
This machine is very compact, with a height of 32.8 inches, width of 14.6 inches and a depth of 25 inches. The SPT IM-600US comes with a front exhaust fan and is primarily designed to be used as an undercounter ice maker. However, it can also be used for freestanding applications. A professional plumber is required for the installation of this unit.
You can install the unit yourself if there is already an existing floor drain for the gravity drain hose. An important thing to understand is that if the services of a plumber are not availed for installing the ice machine, then the warranty may not be valid.
This unit can produce up to 50 lbs of ice a day, and is able to hold up to 25 lbs of ice inside the machine. It produces square shaped , clear, gourmet ice cubes which are about 3/4 inches in size.
Depending on the room and water temperatures, an operating cycle can take anywhere between 14 to 40 minutes to produce ice. The ice that is produced by the machine falls into the ice bin and you may want to use an ice scoop to break the big sheet of ice into smaller cubes.
The control box of the unit features Clean, Adjust and Mode buttons along with three indicator lights – two of the lights indicate the phase of the ice making process and remaining one lets you know when the ice bin is full.
Overall, SPT IM-600US Stainless Steel Under-Counter Ice Maker is a great product.
Despite being a bit noisy, its sleek design, this undercounter ice maker ice production capabilities and affordability makes it well suited for home use as well as light commercial purposes.
One of the features that many people find unsatisfactory about the SPT IM-600US is that these computerized controls are placed at the back of the unit, which makes them inaccessible when used as an undercounter unit.
Another drawback is the noise level, which is rated 50 to 60 db, which means that its quite noisy.