This is more like the first EdgeStar portable ice maker I purchased about 5+ years ago. That one was wonderful & we just loved it, so I had no hesitation in purchasing this one. The last one's fan (which had hard plastic blades) finally wore out & made a terrible noise. So I returned to Overstock & looked up EdgeStar again. We didn't care for the fact that this one was a little more difficult to tell that it needed water. The first one just had a red light that would come on when water should be added. But this machine made plenty of ice for us & at first we were very pleased with it. Then, about a week after having it, a loud noise started occuring during operation. It sounds a lot like the noise our old ice maker made before the fan went out. Since it has gotten louder over the past few days, I regretfully will be returning it. I'm extremely disappointed as I had looked forward to at least another five years of using this wonderful machine.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description; made plenty of ice!