Let's face it: Ice makers can be high maintenance. We are no stranger to the day-before-a-dinner-party panic for a new ice maker or service call.
The Frog Pad is here to help. Not only do we sell just about any brand of ice maker, we want to make sure we extend the life of your ice maker. Below are some frequently asked questions we get from customers regarding their new or existing ice makers.
AVAILABLE SIZES & COLORS
SIZE: Ice makers come in 15" and 18" widths, depending on the brand. KitchenAid offers 15" & 18"wide ice makers. Scotsman offers 15" wide only.
COLOR: While most people choose the original stainless steel panel, other front panel colors are available [black, red], or you can have your cabinet maker create a custom panel using the specifications found on the specific product website.
INDOOR & OUTDOOR USE
Both KitchenAid and Scotsman offer outdoor-friendly ice maker models. The weather-resistant design includes welded stainless steel construction, which is one reason they are UL approved for outdoor use. KitchenAid has one model [Stainless Steel, 18", KUIO18NNZS] approved for outdoor use, and Scotsman has 2 models [Stainless Steel, 15", SCC50, Stainless Steel or Panel Ready Nugget, 15", SCN60] approved for outdoor use.
SONIC [NUGGET] ICE
If you've been to Sonic Drive In and ordered any sort of iced drink, you know about the magic of Sonic ice. Believe it or not, there's even a Sonic Ice Lovers Facebook Page! Luckily, Scotsman makes it possible to have Sonic ice in your own home, and they call it Brilliance Nugget Ice. As mentioned above, their Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine is approved for indoor and outdoor use, is offered with a stainless steel or panel ready front, and comes in 15" width. Inquire below for pricing!
Get the most life out of your ice maker by maintaining it on your own. Every 6 months, we recommend vacuuming the grill on the bottom [kick] of the ice maker, to ensure the least amount of dust and particles get behind the machine. As well, clean the inside of your ice maker using an ice machine cleaner. We sell our favorite cleaner by Whirlpool. One bottle should last 2-3 cleanings. Inquire below if you'd like to purchase from us. Or take advantage of our web only offer: Buy a new ice maker from us, leave us a review on Facebook or Houzz, and receive a FREE bottle of ice maker cleaner!