|Item Weight||44 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||15.5 x 10.5 x 17.2 inches|
|Item model number||Opal01|
|Installation Type||Counter Top|
|Form Factor||Stand Alone|
|Color||Stainless Steel Wrap with Black Accents|
|Door Material Type||Plastic|
|Included Components||Opal Icemaker, Ice Bin, Ice Scoop, and Drip Tray|
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Opal Nugget Ice Maker
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- Affordability - Quality and elegance at a more affordable price point.Operating Temperature Range F-55 to 90
- Speed and Efficiency - 15 minutes to first nugget, produces 1 lb an hour and the bin holds 3 lbs
- Portability - Compact countertop design plugs into any electrical outlet at home and can come with you to your next camping or tail gaiting extravaganza
- Bluetooth - Schedule your ice making schedule from the convenience of the FirstBuild app
- Water quality - use potable water only, 12 gpg (205 ppm) or less mineral hardness
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|Item Dimensions||15.5 x 10.5 x 17.25 in||12.9 x 9.5 x 14 in||14 x 12 x 15 in||18.7 x 18.4 x 14.9 in||17 x 13 x 16 in||15.2 x 17.7 x 25.1 in|
You may also know this as "the good ice". Opal makes the chewable, crunchable, flavor-saving nugget ice you love. The Opal is an affordable nugget ice maker for your home. Opal only does one thing: make chewable, craveable nugget ice. But it does a really good job at that one thing. Opal is an ice maker designed for the enthusiasts: people who drop by their favorite restaurant on the weekend to pick up a bag of that special soft ice or have googled “nugget ice maker for home” only to find that home nugget ice makers start at $2000 - $3000.
From the manufacturer
Opal Nugget Ice Maker
The ice maker that’s designed for your life
With a broad range of features, it's not hard to see why FirstBuild made this product easy to use and convenient to enjoy. Opal is smart enough to know when to start and stop making ice. It’s equipped with a sensor that will identify the fill level of the bucket to turn the ice maker on and off. Just like in any cooler, ice will slowly melt within the air-insulated bucket. Opal will automatically turn on to make sure that the bucket is refilling with ice.
Quality and elegance at a more affordable price point.
Compact countertop design plugs into any electrical outlet.
15 minutes to make the first nugget.
Produces up to 1 lb of ice per hour.
Holds up to 2.5 quarts (3 lbs) of ice.
Not intended for commercial use.
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1) I judge all restaurant ice as inferior. Didn't even get a refill because my ice in my yeti was better than that crap they were selling...
2) I have been walking around randomly saying "Nugget Ice" and smiling...
3) Scared to post on my social media, because I know people will hate me even more for my awesome life
4) My daughter woke me up this morning and first thing she said was "the ice is full"... A warm glow of happiness washed over my body...
5) I quit drinking beer because it doesn't go with nugget ice.
This is is easily the coolest thing since they figured out how to freeze water into small nuggets to make it enjoyable to eat...
So, upfront the build quality on this thing is amazingly good. Solid steel, clear plexiglass multi-layered to keep the cold in, spinning lights, UV lights to keep germs off, night lights... and it is BT connected too! This machine is not small nor is it light weight. This stands at about 16"(40cm) tall, which fits nicely on a counter but still under cabinets above in a standard home. It has lines in the back to make it easy and quick to empty the water out for cleaning purposes and what not as well, so they thought of everything. It also comes with a very nice little plastic catch basin for any water that falls when you open the front from condensation.
Let's get the meat of this thing, what we all care about. It makes sonic ice. It is not 100% exactly like Sonic's, this is more like pellets, but it has the same mouth feel and chew of Sonic's ice. It is not clear, mostly white even with filtered water, which is to be expected on how it is made. If you want Sonic ice, this is the only thing sub $1500 that does it. Lastly the smaller ice like this easily outlasts normal cubes and the larger sphere ice by nearly a 2x margin in my "testing" (ie drinking liquor side by side) so far, and that was always how it was in the past with real Sonic ice. It spits out ice pretty quickly as well, with ice coming out within 5-10 minutes and will hold up to 3 lbs in the bin, which also lasts hours before melting.
So on to some things people might be concerned about. It IS loud. It has a massive fan compared to other counter top ice makers and it is quite loud. When it is in the defrost mode it makes loud squeaking sounds, enough that my GF thought it was broken. It is about as loud as a Full size gaming computer, but it is not excessively loud. I do not hear it in the next room. If I had it in my bedroom it would probably be a hair too loud to comfortably sleep to as white noise. I mention this because this could be a deal breaker for some. For me, it is quite manageable and not an issue. The app (android) to control it seems somewhat buggy as well. On mine the night light switch in the app does quite literally nothing at all. Scheduling is pretty simple but they did not say if selecting the times turns it on, or off (for the record I think selecting them turns them ON). Range on it is pretty good, I am currently a floor above it and a room over and it still picks up the Opal.
The built in light notifications leave a little to be desired however as they use the same light colors and motions for multiple things. Slow falling white means defrosting whereas faster falling white means making ice, a little confusing. Blue means needs water, yellows are the cleaning cycles. It looks great, the lights are very ascetically pleasing for sure though.
Lastly, it has full cleaning cycles, something SORELY missing from "lesser" models and brands out there. They want you to clean it with bleach and water, fill 'er up, turn on the cleaning cycle, come back when it is done. Empty it, run another cleaning cycle with normal water.. and done. So simple.
I just got mine, so I cannot speak for it's longevity, but I grabbed a 3 yr warranty add-on just to be sure. If the build quality have anything to say about it, it should last past that warranty though, so I have high hopes.
In the end, this is a very expensive machine to just make ice. If you are a hard lover of Sonic or "chewy ice" and have the money to spend, this is a wonderful machine and I love the ice it makes!
Instructions were accurate and easy to follow. Once cleaned and sterilized it began making ice just fine strongly recommend this product to anyone.
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