Many people love to chew ice to the point that, sometimes they even go to the supermarket to buy bags of ice. It is a behavior that people from other countries cannot understand. Couldn’t they make frozen ice cubes? Every home has a freezer!
Interestingly, this is why countertop ice maker is becoming more and more popular in recent years. To produce ice cubes in the freezer is quite inconvenient, and some people believe that it is not hygienic because the ice tray is placed together with other food. High-end refrigerators that are integrated with ice makers also have shortcomings, they must be connected to water taps, which brings another issue, the risk of water leakage and more severely, damage to the kitchen floor.
Comparatively, a countertop ice maker is convenient to use. No need to connect to a water tap so you don’t worry about leakage, etc. Not to mention that it makes ice quickly, and there are different types of ice to choose from.
However, when you look around the market looking for an ice maker, you only have two options, GE, and non-GE ice makers. Then I noticed the gevi nugget ice maker. I must say, at first glance, the Get a nugget ice maker it was not as well designed as GE opal, however, if you compare it to other ice makers, you will agree that Gevi looks better.
The Gevi ice machine uses a stainless steel housing with an oblique translucent cover and a self-explanatory control panel. Personally, I like the stainless steel housing, it looks cool. The control panel is simple and straightforward, it has 2 buttons “On/Off”, “Clean” and 4 indicators “Doing”, “Cleaning”, “Add Water”, and “Full” which are easy to use, children and older people can learn to use them. However, it is unfortunate that a smart touch board is not provided.
Compared to the GE opal, I prefer to remove the lid to get ice cubes. The oblique lid is easier for me to get the ice. And for the color options, there is blue and white. It fits well in my kitchen. And you can put it in the RV or the office pantry too.
They produce ice
When I was waiting for the ice machine to freeze, the opening of 10 minutes or more was slow to drop the ice. This seems to be a common problem with nugget ice makers. However, after that, the ice cube dropping speed is becoming faster, so I can enjoy fresh, soft and chewy sonic ice cubes. There is no problem with the speed of ice production. It can produce 29 pounds of ice in 24 hours. This is really convenient because I no longer have to run to the store for half an hour or more to buy sonic ice.
If you look closely at the ice nugget, the transparency of the ice is high. And nugget ice is softer than ice cubes because it is made of ice flakes that freeze together. Ice cubes are formed directly from the condensation of water and are therefore difficult to chew.
I put the sonic ice one by one in the glass and poured the drink. The ice is well mixed with the drink. And the ice has absorbed the taste of the drink and is particularly refreshing to chew.
Dual filling modes
There are 2 ways to refill the water for the ice machine. The first is the use of a water connection for a constant water supply. The other is to manually fill 2.8L of water into the water reservoir. I add water manually and it’s not a hassle for me.
A smart IC chip in the infrared sensor controls the ice making process. In order to avoid unnecessary making of ice, there are sensors near the top of the ice basket (shaped as a hole), which detect the opening and closing of the lid and trigger the production of ice. You can use your mobile phone camera to take pictures of the holes, and you will see the infrared sensor. Make sure your ice machine is turned on.
If the ice basket is full or the water reservoir is out of water, ice production will stop. As far as I know, this feature is to save energy and prevent you from forgetting to turn off the ice machine at night when you go to sleep or go out.
A thick layer of insulation
The ice machine is designed with a thick insulation layer to reduce melting. I look at the official website, it says that about 70% of the ice will remain for 12 hours at 80 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, if you turn off the power, the water from the melted snow will flow into the water reservoir. When you turn the power back on, the water in the reservoir will continue to form more ice. I suggest if you want to keep the ice longer, please transfer it to the freezer for storage. After all, ice machines are not refrigerators.
Easy to clean
Compared to my experience, every time I need to clean the ice cube trays before making clean ice cubes. Until now, I have an ice machine with a cleaning function. And I don’t have to clean the ice cube trays anymore.
It is easy to clean. You can see a cleanup button from the control panel. Then wait for the ice machine to clean for you. It is also quite easy to drain, with drainage pipes.
However, according to my experience, there are some “unfavorable” factors:
When I turn off the ice machine, I hear the operating sound of the compressor and the hum of the fan. Especially when there is a little snow in the snow basket, the impact sound of snow falling into the snow basket will be more obvious, but after the snow is half full, the sound is not it will be obvious. It is a little noisy.
This is because the ice needs the compressor to work for freezing, the compressor needs to work, so there is noise during operation. And the heat dissipation also needs a fan, so there is the sound of the fan. It is acceptable under normal circumstances. However, if you are very sensitive to sound, make sure you can accept this level of sound before you buy. For this matter, I read the comments of GE opal, and there is the same phenomenon, which seems to be a technical problem.
And the sonic ice maker is heavy for me. It takes some effort to walk from the door to the inside of the house. It is about 39.9Lbs. However, this also reflects that it is a solid machine.
Also, the user manual said that it needs to be cleaned when it is used for the first time, but I did not find the ice machine clean in the package. This means I need to buy the cleaner separately.
The last point, when I look at the price of the machine that makes pellet ice, I feel it is expensive at first sight. However, for the long-term benefit, an ice maker can be used for a long time. It will be useful in any subsequent part. And I can get pellet ice whenever I want an iced drink.
How to get the best deal on a Gevi nugget ice maker?
Gevi/Amazon home seems to be the best place to buy Gevi nugget ice maker. When you receive the package from Gevi, it is included Gevi Countertop Nugget Ice Maker x1, Ice Basket x1, Ice Scoop x1, and User Manual x1. I can install the ice machine quickly.
Technical support is available for the purchase of Gevi snow machines and warranty through the office or the authorized channel.
To conclude, Gevi sonic ice maker is a good choice, with value and quality both reflected in its price tag. However, it depends on you whether this device will be your final purchase decision or not. We hope the above information helps you if you are considering buying a snow machine.