Great for a backup ice maker.
I bought a new Whirlpool refrigerator with their new design ice maker located in the door. My old Whirlpool produced enough ice that we never ran out, even after using it to fill a small cooler for drinks. Turns out the new ice maker is smaller than the old models, with much reduced ice output; completely inadequate even for our two person household. I bought this NewAir to make up for the shortcomings of the Whirlpool.
I found that I need to run the NewAir about once a week to fill up the in-door container of the Whirlpool, to meet our modest ice usage. I use the large cube setting which produces cubes about every eleven minutes. It produces enough ice to fill the in-door ice bucket in just a few hours.
I wasn't sure I wanted the red, but the color has grown on me. The NewAir is compact, and it looks nice, sitting on the counter right next to our refrigerator. I just plug it in once a week to replenish our ice, to be dispensed through the refrigerator door, then unplug and dump any remaining water in our kitchen sink. Works great. I just have to break up the ice after a few minutes, because it's a bit wet when I dump it into the refrigerator ice bin.
I read reviews on many different portable ice makers and most of them seemed to have rather high failure rates. The NewAir seemed to have pretty good reliability, so that was a major factor in choosing it. I've had mine over a month, and so far it works fine.