- Energy Efficiency
Sunpentown IM-150US Undercounter Ice Maker
Sunpentown is a well-known producer of freestanding and counter-attached ice makers. Their machines are consistently of high quality, and while they don’t typically have thousands of frills like some other big-brand machines, they always do what they’re supposed to do with great efficiency and at high speed. The Sunpentown IM-150US Undercounter Ice Maker is no exception to that rule. Some customers weren’t too happy with its bulk, but most considered it an all-round great machine that should be considered by anyone in the market for a reliable undercounter ice maker.
Advantages Of an Undercounter Ice Maker
Ice makers can be divided into a few broad classes. Two of the most relevant to people searching for an ice maker for home are portable, or countertop, ice makers, which make up to 30lbs of ice and can be placed on your desk or kitchen counter; and freestanding, or undercounter, ice makers, which are either set up independently of any other devices (freestanding) or attached to a counter (undercounter). These machines are usually able to produce more ice, but this is not always the case. They do typically produce much faster, however.
The IM-150S is an undercounter machine, but doesn’t produce the 30lbs+ of ice that some undercounter machines do. It caps at 12lbs per day, but this particular machine produces very quickly. The removable bin can hold up to 6lbs of ice at a time, alowing you to take out just about as much as you could imagine needing at any one point in time without having to dig with an ice scoop until you can fill up your cooler. Some users complained about insufficient ice production, but most of these complaints stem from the fact that the customers didn’t pay attention to the 12lbs capacity of the ice maker. If you need more than this, it’s obviously a bad idea not to buy a larger capacity machine. If, however, you just need a personal supply, the IM-150S should be more than sufficient.
The Sunpentown IM-150US Undercounter Ice Maker is a highly efficient machine. It is energy efficient, for one, receiving an Energy Star certification for its good electrical draw to production ratio, and its ice production helps increase the machine’s cost-effectiveness by reducing the amount of back-and-forth driving you’ll have to do from the house to the gas station or grocery store. Most customers were very pleased with this fact of the IM-150S’s operation.
Undercounter machines aren’t for everyone, since professional installation is typically required, and they’re immobile once installed. This particular machine produces 12lbs of ice, as opposed to the 28lbs that some portable machines at similar prices can produce. However, the convenience of a quiet machine attached to the counter or kitchen island is something that many people are on the lookout for. For those people, there are few better chocies than the Sunpentown IM-150US Undercounter Ice Maker. It is highly efficient, produces quite a bit of ice, and does so quickly, making it one of the better deals on the market.