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Nostalgia Electrics RIC-100 Retro Series Automatic Ice Maker, Red

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  • Countertop appliance makes up to 26 pounds of ice per day
  • Portable, retro styling; holds up to a gallon of water at a time
  • Produces first batch in 6 to 15 minutes; drops 9 cubes per cycle
  • Choose from 3 different cube sizes; ice scooper included
  • Measures 11-1/2 by 11-4/5 by 14-1/4 inches; 90-day limited warranty
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Product Details

Color: Red
  • Product Dimensions: 11.5 x 11.8 x 14.2 inches ; 26.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 35 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B0017KE7T2
  • Item model number: RIC-100
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,125 in Appliances (See Top 100 in Appliances)
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Product Description

Color: Red

The Nostalgia Electrics RIC100 Retro Series Ice Maker is a stylish, portable ice maker designed for counter top use to complement any kitchen, home bar or office. This ice machine can produce up to 26 pounds of ice per day and can hold up to one gallon of water. Just plug the unit in, fill the reservoir with water, choose your ice size and watch it go to work! The first batch is ready in as little as 15 minutes. Originally designed for household use, this ice machine can also be used indoors and outdoors in places such as family rooms, club houses or patios putting it in a league all of its own.


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Customer Reviews

Nostalgia could get the parts from Helman's suppliers.
Ken H
I would recommend it for anyone without an ice maker in their refrigerator, for an tv or bar.
Mellissia
I LOVE this machine, however, it stopped working after a year.
pcjammer

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By DJF on July 16, 2009
Color Name: Red
First let me say that I loved this ice maker. It was the only source of ice in my home and I used it several times a week over the last 10 months. Around the holidays and in the summer it was used almost daily. It was loud as some other reviewers indicated, but something you can get used to. It made the amount of ice as described in the online descriptions. The color attracted me to this unit, as well as the price. It was cheaper than some of the other units I had been reviewing for purchase. This machine was exactly what I expected.
Recently, it stopped working. The unit won't power on consistently. When it finally does power on, the ice tray is malfunctioning due to a crack running up the side. I contacted the manufacturer, but because it was out of the 90 or 180 day warranty period there was nothing they could do except to recommend a local appliance repair shop. I don't recommend this model or this manufacturer. The manufacturers' user guide for this ice maker touts this as an ice maker to last for years of use. Well, that has not been my experience. I think the price of this unit is too much to spend for something that breaks in less than a year.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Camilla Ferraz on September 6, 2009
Color Name: Red
Seems that many of us had common problems.
I had this machine for less then a year and it stopped working, the ice tray broke and the motor will not turn on. The manufacturer will not do anything because it was out of warranty. They would not even do anything else to help me. I feel that this product is not worth the money and I would not recommend it to anyone.
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16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By MGA on November 26, 2009
Color Name: Red
I've used this ice maker every day for most of 2 years. I know its out of warranty, but when an ice cube got stuck under the tray, it cracked up the side. I'm willing to buy a new ice tray, but can't get any help to do so. I'm getting told that there are no parts available for it. So because a 2 dollar plastic part broke, I'm out $200. Up till now, I've had no problems with this ice maker, but if you need help later on, don't expect much. My initial review was 1 star, but it should be 4 stars for product and 1 star for product/customer service. What good is any product without some kind of customer service? Your not going to buy a car if the tires that come on it are not replaceable and when worn out, you have to buy another car, are you? $20,000 or $200. It does not matter.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Easily Frustrated on January 11, 2010
Color Name: Red
I've been through two so far and neither has worked brand new out-of-the-box! Since I'm sick of returning them (and Sears only had a couple left on their shelves), I spoke to "Al" in customer service at The Helman Group, Ltd in Oxnard, CA. He said to bring it back to Sears for a refund (not a replacement) because there were a lot of problems with them and the line was discontinued for that reason.

While I appreciate his honesty, it's obvious that there was a design or production problem but, since they'd already been sold to the retailer, it wasn't Helman's problem! Great!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By T Martin on June 22, 2009
Color Name: Red
I promptly returned this. It took forever to make ice, was extremely loud, and after running it constantly from 5:30 am to 1 pm, still only had about 6 pounds of ice. Much better off driving to the store and paying $2 for 5 lb bag. Probably used that much in electricity trying to make it with this machine!!!!!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Stanley E. King on September 22, 2009
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
I purchased the Nostalgia Electrics ice maker to avoid multiple ice trays until my ice maker is connected. It takes approx 3 3/4 quarts of water and makes as much ice in each batch as 4-6 ice trays in only a little over two hours. Easy to empty and fill, the only draw back is the ice is still "wet" and needs to be freed up shortly after freezing to remain loose. An excellent purchase.
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13 of 17 people found the following review helpful By blueangel on July 5, 2009
Color Name: Red
I WAS GIVEN THIS PRODUCT AS A CHRISTMAS GIFT AND USED IT FOR THE FIRST TIME YESTERDAY (JULY 4TH) FOR OUR PARTY. IT IS TRUE THAT IT IS NOT THE FASTEST ICE MAKER, BUT THIS THING WILL CONTINUALLY CHUG OUT ICE CUBES ALL DAY LONG. I LIKED THAT I COULD COLLECT THEM OR LET MY GUESTS COME AND SCOOP OUT THEIR OWN ICE. THIS REALLY WAS A HIT AT THE PARTY AND EVERYONE THOUGHT THAT IT WAS A VERY ATTRACTIVE APPLIANCE. IT ALSO HAS SOME FEATURES THAT I REALLY LIKE. I LIKE HOW THE ICE MACHINE WILL STOP MAKING CUBES WHEN THE BIN IS FULL, SO THAT IT DOES NOT OVERFLOW OR BACKUP AND CAUSE PROBLEMS. I ALSO LIKE THAT WHEN YOU DO EMPTY THE ICE COMPARTMENT IT STARTS MAKING CUBES AGAIN ON ITS OWN. I ALSO LIKE THE FACT THAT YOU CAN CHOOSE THE SIZE ICE CUBES THAT YOU WOULD LIKE (SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE). THIS MACHINE DOES NOT PRODUCE ICE LIKE A PROFESSIONAL ICE MAKER, BUT I FOUND IT VERY USEFUL AND RELIABLE FOR PRODUCING A STEADY AMOUNT OF ICE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE DAY AND WOULD DEFINATELY RECOMMEND IT!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By drpsp on November 19, 2009
Color Name: Red Verified Purchase
This written when the machine was new: While some reviewers seem to have had some negative issues with this machine, I've had none but positive. It's attractive, fits nicely on the countertop, easy to access and clean, and, best of all, makes lots of ice very reliably. I found no problem with start-up: took it out of the shipping package, swabbed it out with some baking soda and water, poured in water, and turned it on. Got ice fast! Ice isn't cubes but, being rounded, fits better in the glass. Machine keeps a constant supply available until water runs out. Then I simply open the top-sided lid, pour in a gallon of spring water, and within minutes have all the ice I want or need. I can hear the ice dropping into the well as it's made, but this does not annoy: it merely reassures me that the next time I want to dip into it, I'll find ice and plenty of it. I heartily recommend this little item.
News Bulletin 20 Jan 2010: as some others have said here, the machine stopped working today. I fiddled with its guts, to no avail. In November, I gave it 5 stars. For the time it worked, I'd still give it 5 stars. But now that it decided on its own to die, I'll arbitrarily give it 2 stars. Buy the machine if you want a few glorious months of great ice. If you want something else, buy some other machine.
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