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Old 01-11-2018, 06:26 PM
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Default Best portable "clear ice" ice maker?

Looking for a good quality, small ice maker. Want "clear ice". Medium to small cubes...good for chewing. Not the "Sonic" ice. It's good..but looking for a little larger, but clear ice cube. Looking for the perfect ice-tea cube that is chewable.

I've read a lot of reviews. Seems there can be many issues with ice makers. Cleaning is an issue. Some have ultraviolet light to help keep machine clean?

Some are noisy and some leak from condensation.

Most don't hold the ice, once it's made...slow melt and will recycle water into new cubes?

Anyone make a "clear ice" machine, medium to small cubes, cleans itself, keeps ice, in a small unit? Portable is fine... Doesn't have to be plumbed in..I'll add water. Or a small plumbed in unit. Small personal use.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:39 PM
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I don't have specific ice making experience but if "clear" is important I noticed much clearer ice and better tasting from my freezer when I converted by drinking water over to a Reverse Osmosis system 25 years ago.

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You don't need a fancy ice maker. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Clear-Ice
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You don't need a fancy ice maker. https://www.wikihow.com/Make-Clear-Ice
Serge...........notice that it mentioned "water purified by reverse osmosis."

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Serge...........notice that it mentioned "water purified by reverse osmosis."

Ron
Reverse Osmosis is good. I use the ZeroWater filters and have been for some years now. Tap water reading is about 287 to 310 so a TDS meter reading of 000 hence the name ZeroWater gets an A+ rating in my book. They are portable and affordable. https://www.zerowater.com/
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ZeroWater filter in action.

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Just remember the ZeroWater filters will cost you a small fortune if you use a lot of water.

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I have a Reverse Osmose system feeding my ice maker. Although pure water is needed for crystal clear ice, it isn’t enough. As the article points out, you also need to boil the water, not just to remove any bubbles as they state, but more importantly to remove the dissolved oxygen in the water.

I make my giant bourbon ice cubes this way - pain but it works great.
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Just remember the ZeroWater filters will cost you a small fortune if you use a lot of water.

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Not too bad, I use it to make coffee and drinking water. It lasts a good while.
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I have a Reverse Osmose system feeding my ice maker. Although pure water is needed for crystal clear ice, it isn’t enough. As the article points out, you also need to boil the water, not just to remove any bubbles as they state, but more importantly to remove the dissolved oxygen in the water.

I make my giant bourbon ice cubes this way - pain but it works great.
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