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Opal Nugget Ice makes pounds of crunchy pellets in hoursA few hours is all it takes the Opal Nugget Ice to provide plenty of chewable ice at home.
[MUSIC] Are you addicted to nugget ice, the kind of chewable, crunchy ice you can only get in restaurants? Guess what? You're in luck. This is the Opal nugget ice maker, which makes that kind of ice right at home. It also works quickly. It basically makes one pound of ice in one hour and has a three pound capacity. So you'll be able to fill this machine up with nugget ice in about three hours or less. It's portable, too, and it doesn't have a water line. So all you have to do is just plug it in, pour in water, and wait. It also has an app, but I question whether we actually need an app, because it doesn't really do a whole lot and you can use it just fine without it. You also have to clean this machine pretty regularly because the water just sits in there and is reused as the ice melts And if you don't drain the water periodically, you'll basically be using the same water over and over again, and that's kind of yucky. The biggest drawback is the price. For $450, you really have to want that nugget ice, to get a hold of this machine. In a nutshell the Opal Nugget Ice Maker will definitely make nugget ice right at home and plenty of it. You just have to pay a decent chunk of money to get it. [BLANK_AUDIO]