Do you think refrigerator ice makers are a bit too much? Take up too much space, break down too much, cost too much, make too much ice?
Why do all of the refrigerators come with an ice maker? It is nice to have cold water and it is nice to have a tray of ice cubes, but if you need an ice machine why would you mix it up with a refrigerator? Buy a separate ice machine if you need that much ice. Probably the number 1 problem of a refrigerator is the ice machine. Get rid of the ice, add cold water and ice trays of different shapes and sizes, cut the cost of refrigerators and throw in a rebate on an ice machine. American Whirlpool could take over the market.
- JoeLv 62 months agoFavorite Answer
I couldn't agree more. I never hooked up my ice maker for that very reason. I had ice trays but ow I just buy a bag of spring water ice for 2 bucks. It lasts for months.
- robertoLv 62 months ago
analogous it is to passenger aviation, boeing and the rest are meticulous in materials and assembly of the engines,,wires harnesses back ups for backups,fire safety,the frame,stress tolerances and durability of the skin.
everything else that the crew needs for passenger services,,food refrigeration,beverages,entertainment,, flight crews for years work with constant failure and problems with everything no about the planes' structure and flight systems,,, ditto with the nice looking burnished steel tough looking 1100 dollar refriges,, except the basic insides often kick the bucket a year after the warranty goes 402,,freezer parts are plasticplasticplastic,,plastic washers screws
- STEVEN FLv 72 months ago
NO, they are not too much. Not all refrigerators have them, but most buyers WANT them, so they won't be going away anytime soon.
- M JohnsonLv 62 months ago
Whoah, what a rant. The ice maker is remove-able. Chill out. Some folks in Texas and Florida and Arizona like ice.
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- CLv 72 months ago
I suppose it depends on your expectations, priorities and usage. A lot of people seem very attached to the idea of unlimited ice cubes on demand so they're happy to pay for that and live with the knowledge that the ice cube maker is the weakest part of the fridge unit. As it happens, I agree with you because the only thing I ever put ice in is a G&T. Ice in drinks is just not the norm where I live so an ice maker is really just an under used space-waster, but as I said, it depends on the individual's expectations. I think a large part of the appeal really is the fact that it's built into the fridge, it's more Star Trek than a separate ice making machine. I wouldn't buy one and would be very annoyed if it were hard to source a fridge without one (luckily manufacturers know their markets) but I've grown out of judging people for doing things differently as long as it doesn't harm others.
- DroopyLv 52 months ago
Isn't that what the freezer is for? I wouldn't have a fridge with out a ice maker. Hell my back up fridge I've turned the whole freeze into a ice bin.Source(s): My House
- Anonymous2 months ago
Nope, not too much at all. Nice to have ice available.
- Karen LLv 72 months ago
They don't all come with icemakers. Mine doesn't have one. In fact, in 42 years of owning refrigerators, I've never had one with an icemaker.
- SnowFlakeLv 72 months ago
I love my ice maker.
- Anonymous2 months ago
I love my ice maker and as long as no one shoves **** into the sensor bar and dislocates it, which they catch **** for doing, it never fails.