Last summer the ice maker went out on our fridge my hubby said he would get it fixed by this summer. Well it did not happen due to other more important problems. Instead of complaining I bought this portable ice maker. it should make a great addition to the bar we are planning on adding to our family room eventually. We found that the ice maker does make good ice but we also learned that we need to start making lots of ice hours prior to the event in order to have plenty on hand. My son and I have been using the ice maker everyday since and not only has it been providing enough ice for us to enjoy our cold drinks all day long .