Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful weekend! My husband installed a new gadget in our Butler’s Panty yesterday! Come check out our new Scotsman Ice Machine!
We’ve been in our house for about 2 ½ years now. Ever since we moved in we’ve wanted an ice machine. Recently we bought a new refrigerator (since our other one died) and we love it, except the freezer doesn’t make much ice. So when we entertain, we are forever running out of ice. One of our first projects when we moved in was remodeling the existing Butler’s Pantry. Wisely we left a space for an ice machine and this weekend it finally happened!
This is the spot (on the right) were we left an opening for the ice maker. During the remodel, we had our electrician install an outlet in this space. My husband measured the dimensions of the ice machine we wanted ahead of time so we’d know how large to make the opening.
The main criteria for an ice machine for us, was the kind of cube it produces. My husband and I are not fans of the crescent shaped cubes because they tend to get caught in the curve of a glass and whatever you are drinking spills on you. The crushed ice made by some ice makers melts too quickly. And the machines that make the small square cubes don’t seem to work for very long in our past experience. The Scotsman ice machine makes “gourmet ice cubes” which look like a rounded cylinder-shaped cubes with a dent on each end. For us, it’s all about the shape of the ice cubes! This is why we chose this particular machine.
In order to install the machine, my husband had to drill a hole through the tile and the floor to access the water and drain lines below. Luckily the space below the floor is located in my unfinished Treasure Room so it was easily accessible. Once he tapped into the lines it was as simple as plugging in the machine and sliding it into place. Because my husband is not a plumber by trade, it did take him several hours to install the machine. The directions were good and my husband did a great job!
This machine is the Scotsman CU50GA Undercounter Ice Maker and retails for about $1,800. The dimensions are approximately 15 inches wide by 34 ½ inches tall. And here is how it looks installed! Our refrigerator, washer, dryer and warming drawer are all located in this same space so the stainless steel look of all of the appliances unifies the Pantry.
And here are the first ice cubes as shown by the installer. (aka my husband, Brad.)
So, now the ice machine is pumping out the ice like crazy! It’s been about 24 hours since we hooked up the ice machine and it seems to be working beautifully. And just in time for the holidays! Yay!!
Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope I can get my act together and work on a few projects around here and share them with you! Have a great day! xoxo Dell