Category: Ice Makers

July 16, 2021 by Chris Rice 0 Comments

Enjoy Unlimited Ice with this Stainless Steel Ice Maker

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15 Inch Ice Maker | THOR Kitchen

Heatwaves are taking over the country and show very little signs of slowing down. The summer sun is beaming and everyone is looking for ways to cool off. A swim in the ocean or the pool can offer a quick cool down on a hot day. As well as an icy-cold beverage. But, lets’ face it, with the relentlessly high temperatures, it seems next to impossible to k

eep drinks cool. 

This is when adding ice – a lot of ice – to your drinks can make the biggest difference. Of course, that’s not the only reason why having a surplus of ice may come in handy. Let’s talk about all you can do with it.

A Modern Stainless Steel Ice Maker

ice maker with blue led light

Produces 50 lbs. of Ice Per Day

Thor Kitchen’s model number TIM1501 is a 15-inch built-in icemaker that brings you the power and performance of a professional icemaker but at an affordable price. Designed in timeless and durable stainless steel, it is the perfect addition to your appliance suite. Not only is the outside classy and stylish, but so is the interior thanks to its modern blue LED light. 

This unit is designed to be installed as a built-in appliance or as a freestanding option – and the specs on this icemaker are awesome. You will find a built-in pump for easy installation and a drain pump, too.

In addition to automatic defrost and automatic shut off. Perhaps the best part is that it has the EnergyStar seal of approval.

This stainless steel ice maker is great for parties, barbecues, filling coolers for a day at the beach, for everyday life, and so much more. You will never be without ice – and will never have to find room in your freezer for a bag of ice from the store again. 

An Unlimited Supply of Ice

Imagine never having to leave your home for ice again or trying to find a place to store it. Never having to pop the ice out of an ice tray (and wonder who else’s hands have touched that ice). And never having to give up space in your freezer for an automatic ice maker — while hoping that there is enough to go around.  

This THOR Kitchen stainless steel ice maker can make up to 50lbs of ice every 24 hours. And the large capacity bin can store up to 25bs of ice. That’s a lot of ice! Unless you need an unusually large amount of ice all at once, there is very little chance that you will ever run out of ice again. 

Just in case there are days when ice just isn’t a big deal, you don’t have to worry about your bin overflowing. It has an automatic shut-off valve to prevent that from happening. Instead, it will just keep your ice bin full and ready for you when you need it. 

You can also rest easy knowing that this ice machine comes with an ice scoop so you never have to worry about hands touching your ice again. 

The Perfect Look for Your Kitchen

When you have your kitchen designed just the way you want it, it is difficult to bring in a new appliance that may throw off the look. However, with the stainless steel finish, you will find out that with this automatic ice maker, you won’t have to worry. It will blend in with the rest of your appliances as if they all came from the same appliance suite. 

It will make your ice machine look the part and act the part in the kitchen with its sturdy, professional handle. Combine this stunning look with the benefits of unlimited ice and you’ve got yourself a wonderful addition.

Low Maintenence, Energy-Saving Design

It does not make sense to bring in a new appliance to your home that will benefit your life while also making it more difficult. For instance, if you want the perk of unlimited ice, there is a good chance you don’t want to have to deal with higher utility costs, manually defrosting the unit regularly, and so forth. 

You have a life to live and entertaining to do. The last thing you need to worry about is taking care of your ice machine! THOR Kitchen’s pro-style ice maker makes life easier with the true benefits of unlimited ice without the hassle. 

The automatic defrost system keeps your ice maker working healthily – without any buildup of ice – so that you never have to worry about unplugging it and manually defrosting the machine. Just plug it in and take advantage of it! It’s that low maintenance. 

Not to mention that this stainless steel ice maker is Energy Star and UL certified. That means it has gone through testing and has proven itself to run efficiently. As a result, you will save money on your utility bills while running it while also being kind to the planet and reducing your carbon footprint. So, if you are needing a reason to celebrate (you know, since you have plenty of ice), this is it. 

Be the Difference

Sometimes you need to step out and be the difference — show your friends that there is a better way. Many people may not even think to add an ice machine to their kitchen or residential wet bar. It may be something that seems like a difficult addition or maybe others just don’t realize they exist. Whatever the reason, you can be the one to show your friends that a built-in ice maker can be both easy to install and beneficial in so many ways. 

Need ice for a party? You’ve got it. 

Trying to cool down the neighborhood kids with smoothies? You’ve got it. 

Need to pack a cooler for a family picnic? You’ve got it. 

There is nothing you can’t cool down when you have all the benefits of an ice machine in your home. THOR Kitchen’s durable and professional stainless steel design with blue LED interior gives you a modern addition that is built to stand the test of time. 

So, what are you waiting for? Before your family melts away from the summer heat, invest in this 15-inch ice maker with 50lbs of ice a day!

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March 10, 2020 by Thor Kitchen 0 Comments

The Benefits of an Ice Maker at Home

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An ice maker is a kitchen appliance dedicated to making a large amount of ice in the comfort of your own home. This prevents you from having to stock up on ice for parties and special occasions you host at home.

In this article, we’re exploring the benefits of having an ice maker at home.

The Benefits of an Ice Maker

There are some things in life that you need. Then, there are other things that you know just wouldn’t make much of an impact if you had them. Of course, then there are those things that you never even knew you needed – until you had them!

Most things in life can fall into one of these categories.

So, where would an at-home ice maker fall for you? And, no, we aren’t referring to that delightful automatic ice maker in your freezer. Instead, we are referring to the stand-alone, mass-producing ice machine.

No matter how you answered that question, you should know this: an at-home ice maker truly is one of those appliances that you never knew you needed until you had it – thanks to all these benefits.

Convenience at its Best

We are a society of instant gratification. When we want something, we want it now. Standing in your kitchen with glass in hand, you want ice – and you want ice now. You don’t want to have to wait for your freezer’s automatic ice maker to drop another load. You don’t want to wait for the water in the ice cube tray to freeze. And, you surely don’t want to hop in the car and head to your local convenience store to purchase a bag of ice, right?

With an at-home ice maker, you won’t ever have to drink a warm beverage – or wait patiently for ice again. Rather, having ice becomes a convenience. In your home, ice is something that is just always there – something you can count on.

Easy to Use

Yes, you have options when it comes to having ice in your kitchen. You can use the automatic ice maker in your freezer, assuming you have one. Or, you can use the old-fashioned method of filling ice trays with water and then freezing them. Or, you can purchase a bag of ice and stash it in your freezer.

But, what if we told you that having an at-home ice maker could be a simple solution to your needs? You don’t need to worry about making your own ice or buying ice. And, you surely don’t have to worry about those bulky portable ice makers that take up counter space and have a terrible effect on the aesthetics in your kitchen.

This ice maker is installed in your kitchen, much like a refrigerator, dishwasher, or range would be – except smaller, of course – and it is always there, automatically taking care of your ice needs.

The best part is its ease of use. This ice machine does not require you to take any extra steps to use. It will do its magic and always have a ready supply of ice for you whenever you need it. No extra work on your part!

Cleanliness and Good Hygiene

Take a moment to think about how stuffed your refrigerator and freezer are. How many times do you access these each day? How many items do you keep in there that you wouldn’t want to just open and eat? For instance, do you purchase and freeze raw meat?

The automatic ice makers that are located within your refrigerator and freezer combo almost always come with an open bin to store your ice. Sure, it provides you convenient access to the ice. But, think about this – how many times have you looked inside that ice bin? Have you ever dumped all the ice out to see what is sitting near the bottom of your ice bin? There is a good chance you will find unwanted debris – often of unknown sources – accumulated in the bottom with all your ice. So, besides the fact that you could be getting ice that is conveniently stored next to all of your raw meat and other grocery items that have been handled by unknown people in the grocery store, you are also dropping things into your open ice bin, whether you realize it or not.

Here’s the difference – with an at-home ice machine, you don’t have to worry about what gets stored around your ice or what you may find frozen within it. Instead, you have a safe, secured bin full of ice – and a ice scoop to get some out when you need it. Remember, you won’t access this ice machine except when you want ice. This means you will find it is a much more sanitary option.

Be Hospitable – and Offer an Ice-Cold Beverage

If you are big on social gatherings, then you know the importance of having enough ice. There is nothing more frustrating ice maker having to serve your guests’ a semi-cold drink in an attempt to ration the ice you do have – or leaving your guests to run out and purchase ice.

With an ice maker at home, you will never have to worry about this again. You will always have ice readily available for your guests.  Their drinks will always be ice cold and they will be thankful and in awe of your handy machine.

So, you can go on – be hospitable and no longer worry about your ice!

Thor Kitchen’s Under-counter Ice Maker

Now that you see the importance and delight these at-home ice makers can bring, you may be wondering where you can find one that will give you all these perks and more, right? Well, Thor Kitchen offers a 15-inch under-counter ice maker that will always have pounds upon pounds of ice readily available for you.

To be more specific, here are a few of the features of this ice machine:

  • 50 lbs of ice production each day
  • 25 lbs of ice storage capacity
  • Cube-shaped ice
  • Automatic Ice Level Control/Shutoff
  • Removable Basket
  • White LED interior light for energy efficiency
  • Reversible Door, allowing for right or left swing

This ice maker comes in beautiful, shiny stainless steel that fits nearly any kitchen design style – and will look uniform with other stainless steel appliances.


If you want an appliance that will impact your life in ways you didn’t even know you needed, invest in an at-home ice maker. You’ll be glad you did.

Looking for an Ice Machine for Home?

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Whether you’re hosting a party or live in a warm climate and enjoy ice-cold beverages daily, an ice maker will ensure you never run out of ice.

There are a few options to consider when shopping for an ice maker, so we thought we could help.

Here’s how to find the best ice machine for home.

An Ice Machine for Home

Do you love your drinks icy cold? Do you love to munch on ice? Do you have a busy, social household? Whatever your reason, if you find that your house just goes through the ice faster than your ice maker can freeze it, then maybe you ought to consider investing in a freestanding ice machine.

Picture it: You just walk in from an afternoon run in the middle of July. And, you are hot and thirsty. For the last three miles, all you’ve been thinking about was getting back home to a large glass of ice cold ice water. Except, well, when you open the freezer, the ice bucket is completely empty.

What if this scenario never had to happen again?

The Benefits of Having an Ice Machine

If you are trying to decide whether or not you should purchase an ice machine for your kitchen, then it is imperative that you learn the benefits of having one.

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First and foremost, you will never run out of ice. Your ice machine will work to give you plenty of the frozen stuff as you use it. This is especially handy when you are hosting a family dinner, party, or another social gathering.

You will no longer have to find space for big bags of ice. Everyone knows that an ice maker cannot keep up with a large crowd. That is why you can find huge bags of ice in the grocery store, gas stations, and convenience stores. But how many times have you had to try to find a place to store the ice once you receive it? Most freezers aren’t exactly giving of their space. And, if you have food in your freezer like most people do, finding a space big enough for the ice is a challenge.

Having an ice machine is a more economical choice. You will not need to be spending money on bags of ice – and wasting the leftovers since it takes up space.

Free up your freezer space because you will no longer need an automatic icemaker. Instead, you can use the space for food storage.

Ice machines fit nice and discreet underneath the countertop. This means they are out of the way, causing no disruption in the kitchen.

Whenever you are having a get-together, ice always seems to be a necessity, but an afterthought. Many times, it isn’t until guests arrive that you think oh no! I forgot to get ice! If you had an ice machine, you would no longer need to worry about forgetting this key item. This will free up your mind to focus on the things that are most important. And, that’s perhaps, the greatest benefit of having an ice machine.

Finding the Right Model for You

When you decide to purchase your ice machine, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration.

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Where will you install the ice machine? Be sure you know the depth and width of the space you have available so that you find an ice machine that will fit your dimensions. If you are remodeling or just building your kitchen, then choose your ice machine and design the cabinetry around it.

Know how much ice you will need and how often.

You don’t want your ice machine to stand out like a sore thumb. Therefore, be sure to find one that has the same type of finish as the rest of your appliances. This will allow your kitchen to flow without any hiccups.

Buying an ice machine is no different than buying a major appliance. You need to make sure the sizing and appearance fit your kitchen. You also need to consider that it will require access to water and a drain, so keep that in mind in your quest.

15-Inch Built-In Ice Machine by Thor Kitchen

15 inch ice maker undercounter

Thor Kitchen offers a 15-inch undercounter ice maker that has a great look and level of production. Just take a look at these features:

– Ice Production per Day: 50lbs
– Ice Storage Capacity: 26.5lbs
– Ice Shape: Cube
– Automatic Ice Level Control/Shutoff
– Removable Basket
– White LED Interior Light
– Reversible Door, allowing you use a left or right swing – whichever is best for the flow of your kitchen.

This stainless steel ice machine is a perfect addition to kitchens that are already decked out in stainless steel appliances. It is the sleek design will nicely fit under counter and add to your décor.


Some people go crazy over ice. So much so that they have a preference in its shape. The choice may be crushed ice, pellet ice, shaved ice, cubed ice, crescent ice, and others. Some crunch the ice, others let it melt in their drink. But, know that adding something as simple as an ice machine in your home can bring such enjoyment and convenience. Take time to find the right fit for your needs and preferences.

Say goodbye to the days of bringing in bags of ice and say hello to the easy and convenient life with an under-counter ice machine.

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