Nugget Ice. Pellet ice. Drive-in ice. Whatever you call it, you know it's "the good ice." Now that chewable ice is available from the convenience of your countertop with the Opal 2.0 Ice Maker. It is capable of producing up to 24 lbs. of ice in 24 hours and stores up to 3 lbs. of ice at one time. The Opal 2.0 Ice Maker has WiFi connection capability and comes with the side tank attachment for 3x more ice production.
Begin enjoying your first batch of ice in 20 minutes or less, with a pound of ice produced per hour
Opal Nugget Ice, The Good Ice
Serve up chewable, crunchable, craveable nugget ice that's ready sonic fast and retains its flavor, unlike traditional hard cubes. Refreshing pellet ice made from compacted ice flakes for the perfect cocktails, sodas and other beverages
24 Pounds of Ice Per Day
Never run out of nugget ice thanks to a large capacity ice maker that makes one pound of fresh ice per day and holds up to 48 ounces at a time
Built-in WiFi and Voice Control
Easily pair your ice maker’s built-in WiFi with the SmartHQ app to monitor device status and schedule fresh ice. Plus, receive automatic software updates that include the latest ice maker features and access voice control capabilities through Alexa and Google
Eliminate the need for an outside water source with an attached water supply for ice, which allows you to produce up to three times more ice and easily detaches for clean up
Batch Made Ice
Innovative design avoids clumping and leaks by recirculating ice melt to the water reservoir. You'll always have fresh ice on hand thanks to a smart, automatic ice maker that refills when your ice is running low
Fresh and Filtered Ice
Enjoy crisp, clean ice thanks to a cutting edge ice filtration system available for the lower water reservoir and compatible with the filter P4INKFILTER
LED Display Screen
Precision control is available at the touch of a screen thanks to an intuitive LED screen that illuminates when being used and darkens when at rest
Deep Cleaning Solutions
Skip the scrubbing thanks to an advanced, self-cleaning system that keeps your ice maker free of mold and mildew with a built in UV light that has the ability to limit bacteria
GE Profile Opal 2.0 24-lb. Portable Ice maker with Nugget Ice Production, Side Tank, and Built-in WiFi
A:AnswerHere are the major differences:
- The casing corners are now rounded
- The circle LED indicator has been replaced by "touch-sensitive" buttons on the front, as well as distinct word labels stating what the appliance is doing. This includes replacing the rear slider switch for cleaning with touch-button functionality in the front
- The plastic ice bin no longer has holes along the rear-bottom; a spring-loaded hole has been added that opens only when the bin is slid all the way into the appliance, thereby preventing drips when fully removing the bin
- Overall, the appliance does appear quieter, though that's more subjective
- Biggy: when draining the water while cleaning, it completely dumps in about 30 seconds. Previous units took minutes to do this.
I hope this helps!
A:AnswerThere are a couple of versions of the Opal out there. I just picked up the Opal 2.0 which is an improved version and seems to work quite well. One way you can differentiate the units is the 2.0 version has touch button sensors on the front for the power, light and cleaning cycle. If you are really concerned you can get the extended warranty through Best buy. Although I have not used the extended warranty on this unit I have used it on my Samsung refrigerator's ice maker and found the service to be quite good.
A:AnswerThough it is kind of a pain, cleaning it weekly like the manual recommends really keeps the motor running smoother and the fan more quiet. When ours starts making louder noise, a thorough cleaning quiets it down. The machine will also last much much longer by doing the cleaning regularly.