Model # IMC-491DC

Internet #205939394

Whynter 49 lb. Portable Ice Maker in Stainless Steel with Water Connection


49 lb. Portable Ice Maker in Stainless Steel with Water Connection

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Product Overview

The Whynter IMC-491DC Portable Ice Maker is a premium stainless steel countertop ice maker for use in your kitchen, home bar or office. In addition to quickly and efficiently making perfectly bullet-shaped ice cubes, the Whynter IMC-491DC Portable Ice Maker can produce up to 49 lbs. of ice per day. You are also able to control and monitor the ice production on the LED display and soft-touch panel. Always looking to make our appliances just a little better, we have added optional direct water feed function to this ice maker. The direct connection allows you the convenience of having a continuous supply of ice without have to refill the water drawer. Simply connect the unit to a water main using the water hose that is included with the unit and the unit will draw water for ice making as needed. The Whynter IMC-491DC can also be filled manually by simply filling the 5 l reservoir with water, choose a preferred ice size and watch your portable ice maker make your first batch in as little as 10 - 15 minutes.

  • Stainless steel cabinet
  • Freestanding installation (side venting)
  • Makes 49 lbs. of bullet-shaped ice cubes in 24 hours
  • 12 ice cubes every 10 to 15 minutes
  • 5 l manual water reservoir
  • Stores up to 2.7 lbs. of ice
  • No drain required - water from melted ice cubes is filtered and re-used
  • Easy to use control panel
  • 12 ft. water line connection included
  • 3 ice sizes to choose from (small, medium, or large)
  • Auto shut-off when ice bin is full
  • Ice scoop and ice bin included
  • 2 side handles for portability
  • 0.5 hour - 18 hour on/off timer
  • Digital controls with soft-touch buttons
  • Self-cleaning mode for easy maintenance
  • Side mounted drain
  • High efficiency CFC-free compressor
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Customer Questions & Answers

How much clearance does the flip up lid need?

I would like to use this ice maker inside a lower cabinet. I want to make sure i have the room under the cabinet to flip the lid of the ice maker up and retrieve ice.
Asked by: jhm5172
The lid is a good 10". So, it might not work in a cabinet. You can add a slider. That would work.
Answered by: Chickenmom
Date published: 2015-11-07

how much is this

how much is this
Asked by: gvv
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Answered by: THDSupport
Date published: 2017-01-07

Where can I find online the manual for this ice maker?

Asked by: llc
Yes, on or on the product detail page
Answered by: JohnDeerer
Date published: 2017-03-26

So I'm a Lil confused,does this ice maker have the hook up to have direct water going into make ice,or do u have to fill

Asked by: Shauna
This ice maker has a fill option as well as an option to connect a hose for direct connection to a water source.
Answered by: CommunityAnswer
Date published: 2016-10-21
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Customer Reviews

49 lb. Portable Ice Maker in Stainless Steel with Water Connection is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 8.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Icemaker Was exactly what I needed. Serves the purpose of way it was bought
Date published: 2017-02-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I am very disappointed in this ice maker. If... I am very disappointed in this ice maker. If the ice is not removed from the basket soon after it makes, it melts. I assumed from the advertisement that it would make and hold 49 pounds until used. It will not serve the purpose that I bought it for.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Consumer Icemaker does not perform as advertised. Very unhappy with it
Date published: 2017-02-07
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mostly Satisfied I rated quality as average because the covering for the buttons to operate the machine does not stay on very well. Now the machine is not responding to the selection when punching the buttons. The product is a simple setup and easy to use. I would only recommend it if the button plate was made to stay on bettter.
Date published: 2016-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Does the job I have had this unit for a few months now. It works well and quickly. The only issue is that the machine needs constant filling. There is a good sized water reserve, but as soon as the unit reaches below this predetermined point, it stops making ice. It's minor, just an inconvenience considering the remaining water left to be used is still better than a 2/3 of the reserve in the holding area. So, a few times a day, I have to add about 2 cups of water to keep ice being produced. The unit can be hooked up to a water line, so that would eliminate that issue. I am on a well, so I prefer bottled water. It is a large unit. Larger than I thought when I purchased it. If I put it all the way back on my counter and under the cabinets, I cannot open the lid. I placed it on a dish towel, so I can easily slide it back and forth. The towel seems to work well with the sliding back and forth. All in all, it is a good unit. Produces a good amount of ice in a short period of time. If you have a water line, it will do wonderfully for you. If not and you have to add water, it is a minor inconvenience.
Date published: 2015-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE IT Bought a GE frig in February. Ice maker in it a joke. With this, I bag extra ICE. Small enough to take with us to the campground where we have ac hookup.
Date published: 2015-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from My confidence has melted too!! I feel bad for leaving such a vague and poor rating for what I had hoped would be a good product. This product was NOT purchased for commercial use in any way. I hate to say it, but the ice maker in my fridge works better. The compact nature is great and the fact that you can have a dedicated water line is remarkable. My problem is that the machine seems to reset itself or turn off automatically. There needs to be a constant monitoring of the machine or the ice melts or stops making it all together. Even though the price is under $300, I would still hope for better performance.
Date published: 2016-03-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works great! Works great! My only complaint is you have to watch it close, keep the ice bin emptied and add water OFTEN! Love the different sizes of cubes. The small ones fit perfectly into a water or soda bottle.
Date published: 2016-03-29
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