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Frigidaire Freestanding icemaker $129.99 after $70 OFF reg, price $199.99 (same price @ Amazon)

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[Best Buy] Frigidaire Freestanding icemaker $129.99 after $70 OFF reg, price $199.99 (same price @ Amazon)

Regular price: $199.99
Special price: $129.99
Savingd: $70

Freestanding ice maker produces up to 26lb. of ice in just 24 hours
LED control panel lets you adjust settings and options for easy operation
Integrated bin stores up to 1.5lb. of ice so it's ready to use when you need it
Large see-through window allows you to check on ice levels at a glance
Compact design sits right on your countertop with no water hookup required
Black cabinet enhances the aesthetic of any kitchen
Dimensions: Width: 24.13cm; height: 32.77cm; depth: 24.13cm

Best Buy link: https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/product/fr ... k/15309499

Amazon.ca link: https://www.amazon.ca/Frigidaire-EFIC11 ... B07J1YVSNQ
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I feel like I've seen this at costco in-store for $99 regular price. I remember buying it for a family member
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esq05 wrote: I feel like I've seen this at costco in-store for $99 regular price. I remember buying it for a family member
Yup I got one as a gift from Costco - $99
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I was told it only stores the ice for about 1.5 hours.
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bryan35 wrote: I was told it only stores the ice for about 1.5 hours.
does your fridge stores the milk for 1.5 hours? Isn't this refrigerated? I may be wrong
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DoorCrasher wrote: does your fridge stores the milk for 1.5 hours? Isn't this refrigerated? I may be wrong
The ice bucket portion isn’t refrigerated, so the ice starts to melt within a few minutes but the water then is made into a ice again in a continuous cycle. It’s quick enough that you won’t notice it when it’s nearly filled.

I’ve got a in-freezer ice maker, but waiting for a sale on a GE Opal ice maker.
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to those who actually downvoted for ''not a good price'' since I am on the market for an ice maker, would you please where I can actually find a reliable unit at a lower price? The one Costco have in stock is $199.99 https://www.costco.ca/frigidaire-extra- ... 92014.html

The cheaper one have bad reviews https://www.costco.ca/koolatron-automat ... 08369.html
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Kenneth wrote: The ice bucket portion isn’t refrigerated, so the ice starts to melt within a few minutes but the water then is made into a ice again in a continuous cycle. It’s quick enough that you won’t notice it when it’s nearly filled.

I’ve got a in-freezer ice maker, but waiting for a sale on a GE Opal ice maker.
Thanks for your input. I guess that the bucket is insulated, and once it is filled with ice it stays cold enough to prevent the ice to melt?
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DoorCrasher wrote: to those who actually downvoted for ''not a good price'' since I am on the market for an ice maker, would you please where I can actually find a reliable unit at a lower price? The one Costco have in stock is $199.99 https://www.costco.ca/frigidaire-extra- ... 92014.html

The cheaper one have bad reviews https://www.costco.ca/koolatron-automat ... 08369.html
If you're anywhere near Guelph check out the Danby Outlet.
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Costco has an ice maker now for $99. Not sure if it's Kitchen Aid or This.
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Most of these are the same.. with a different brand name slapped on. I have one that looks identical to this, can't remember the brand.. will update later. I bought it at Shoppers on clearance for $49.

Walmart has a RCA for $119 that looks the same...
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rca-stainl ... 0198030168

Ron.
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Kenneth wrote: The ice bucket portion isn’t refrigerated, so the ice starts to melt within a few minutes but the water then is made into a ice again in a continuous cycle. It’s quick enough that you won’t notice it when it’s nearly filled.

I’ve got a in-freezer ice maker, but waiting for a sale on a GE Opal ice maker.
I didn't know about the GE. Thanks for the tip. I'm going to go research now....
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newfbc wrote: Most of these are the same.. with a different brand name slapped on. I have one that looks identical to this, can't remember the brand.. will update later. I bought it at Shoppers on clearance for $49.

Walmart has a RCA for $119 that looks the same...
https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/rca-stainl ... 0198030168

Ron.
Ron is exactly right. I've had a Salton ice maker for 10+ years that looks and works exactly the same.

@DoorCrasher, what's your intended use? As others said, the ice won't last very long in the bucket portion. If you're having a party where ice is constantly being used, it's great. But if you're leaving it running and only going to get ice a few times throughout the night, you'll just have a bunch of wet, half-melted ice cubes.

I'll usually let it run and every few batches, I'll scoop out the ice, put it in a ziploc bag and throw it in the freezer.
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The Costco one in-store is a Frigidaire as well. Got one a couple of months ago and bought one as an Xmas gift just last week.
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DoorCrasher wrote: Thanks for your input. I guess that the bucket is insulated, and once it is filled with ice it stays cold enough to prevent the ice to melt?
As long as you making ice, the bucket should be fine but there is no compressor to keep the entire thing frozen. This is actually a good thing. This ice maker can make ice cubs within a few minutes and you can reload water and continue to make them. With the ones with the compressor to keep that bucket full of ice, the compressor will turn on and off constantly (and is of course louder) which, based on reviews I had read, break down very quickly.
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esq05 wrote: As long as you making ice, the bucket should be fine but there is no compressor to keep the entire thing frozen. This is actually a good thing. This ice maker can make ice cubs within a few minutes and you can reload water and continue to make them. With the ones with the compressor to keep that bucket full of ice, the compressor will turn on and off constantly (and is of course louder) which, based on reviews I had read, break down very quickly.
I think that the Frigidaire one in OP is more energy efficient than one with a refrigerated bucketm and I also guess that it is easier to pick up cubes one by one in a not refrigerated bucket. In a refrigerated one I think that cubes would all stick together, making it a huge ice cube
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Kenneth wrote: The ice bucket portion isn’t refrigerated, so the ice starts to melt within a few minutes but the water then is made into a ice again in a continuous cycle. It’s quick enough that you won’t notice it when it’s nearly filled.

I’ve got a in-freezer ice maker, but waiting for a sale on a GE Opal ice maker.
I'm waiting for this as well but haven't seen it on sale. I wonder what the difference is between the Firstbuild and GE model? https://firstbuild.com/products/opal/
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shadow_cruiser wrote: I'm waiting for this as well but haven't seen it on sale. I wonder what the difference is between the Firstbuild and GE model? https://firstbuild.com/products/opal/
Don’t quote me on this because I’m not 100% sure: but a GE engineer created the device in his spare time. With him doing the design he formed partnership with FirstBuild (a GE subsidiary), they brought the device to market via Indiegogo. After the initial deliveries through FirstBuild, GE took over and marketed the device through there branding and distribution. The units themselves are nearly identical.

Lowest price I’ve seen was $400 USD on Amazon.com recently, but they weren’t shipping North and land borders were still closed.
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I picked up the exact same one from Home Depot in the summer for $90 as a Special Buy because our fridge's icemaker is not functioning. The ice cubes are hollow and start to melt very soon after they are released to the bucket so if you want to save them you'll have to put them in a ziploc bag right away ... or they start turning to wet ice and then water in minutes.

I use it for "emergency" when I need a lot of ice quickly. It's better to make ice cubes from trays and bag them if you're not pressed for time. I would not pay more than $100 for it.

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