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GE Profile™ Opal™ Nugget Ice Maker

Model # OPAL01GEPKT

 4.7 out of 5 (1232 Reviews)

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Nugget Ice

Enjoy chewable ice made from compacted ice flakes, perfect for cocktails, sodas and other refreshing beverages


Chewable Texture

Instead of the traditional hard cubes, enjoy soft nuggets of ice that retain flavors and are easy to chew


Side Tank

Produce approximately 3X more ice with a side tank that easily attaches to the ice maker


Quick Start

Start enjoying nugget ice less than 20 minutes after initial startup


One Pound Per Hour

Count on up to 24 pounds of ice per day, thanks to an ice maker that produces one pound of ice per hour


Automatic/Smart Refills

Always have ice at the ready with an ice maker that automatically powers on when ice is running low


Three Pounds of Capacity

Always have all the ice you need with an ice maker that has three pounds (2.5 quarts) of capacity


Portable Design

Easily move your ice maker as needed, thanks to a portable, compact countertop design that plugs into any electrical outlet


Built-In Bluetooth Connectivity

Schedule fresh ice, monitor your ice maker's status and order accessories, all through the app on your smartphone

Features:

  • Nugget Ice
  • Chewable Texture
  • Side Tank
  • Quick Start
  • One Pound Per Hour
  • Automatic/Smart Refills
  • Three Pounds of Capacity
  • Portable Design
  • Built-In Bluetooth Connectivity
CAPACITY
Daily Ice Production 24.0
Storage Bin Capacity 3.0
APPEARANCE
Installation Free-Standing
Color Appearance Stainless Steel
WARRANTY
Parts Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
Labor Warranty Limited 1-year entire appliance
POWER / RATINGS
Volts/Hertz/Amps 120V AC; 60 Hz; 2.5 A
ECONOMICAL / QUIET
Quiet Package 39 dBA
ACCESSORIES
Opal Filter Capable Compatible with taste and odor filter, 3 month life
WEIGHTS & DIMENSIONS
Net Weight 47.0
Side Air Clearances 3.0
Overall Depth 15.5
Top Air Clearances 0.0
Back Air Clearances 3.0
Overall Width 10.5
Overall Height 16.5
Approximate Shipping Weight 55.0
FEATURES
UV Water Treatment Yes
Type Countertop - Indoor
Normal - Ice Rate @ 60F water @ 70F ambient 1 pound/ hour
Start Up - Time to 1st Ice @ 60F water @70F ambient 15 minutes
Nugget Crush Force (After 3 hours) <10 lbs
Ice Scoop Yes
Fully Flushable For cleaning cycle
Control Type Electronic
Nugget Crush Force (New) <25 lbs
Drip Tray Included
Product Type Ice Maker
Ice Bin Pull out drawer
Triple wall clear plastic drawer front
Ice Type Nugget ice
Fully Drainable No trapped water
Side Tank 3x water capacity

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4.7

out of 5 (1232 Reviews)

92% of reviewers recommend this product.

No clue how I haven't had this sooner.

Submitted by Ccubed3 - Best ice machine ever! Our fridge ice machine has been broken for more than a year (defrosting issues). Finally we decided to get this GE machine. Makes better ice than any fridge I've ever owned. Plus the chip size ice is perfect for my toddler to have in water. Makes drinking water for her much easier than large blocks of ice. Can definitely see this being very convenient for ice packs too. The ice is delicious. Very straight forward installation instructions. Additionally, gorgeous at night.
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Easy and AMAZING

Submitted by JEM JAX - GE has made quality for years and now they have this amazing ice machine!! In 15 minutes you have ice!! Easy to clean, easy to use, one push button! Thank you GE for making an affordable chunky ice machine!! YAY!! 
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Easy set up

Submitted by Jinnieb - Just set up my nugget ice maker today. Set up is easy, just remember to be gentle with the tubing or else water will go everywhere. It's not as loud as I thought it would be. So far it's making ice like a champ.
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Really great product! Meets our need perfectly.

Submitted by DJGeorge - We have a water softener so we only use ice made with water from the reverse osmosis filter. This ice maker offers a bigger water reservoir and more ice capacity than the nugget ice maker that we used previously. This one also automates the cleaning / descaling cycles (using bleach / vinegar). This ice maker is a very much a closed system so not sure how to know when cleaning is needed. Really well made and the ice it makes is really nice.
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Very slow!!

Submitted by RKN108 - The ice looks good, but 45 minutes in and there are about 2 cups! How much electricity am I going to spend on this?
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Best product and worth every penny.

Submitted by Ice chips - Great way to cool off in the summer. It's a fantastic ice maker and just ideal for parties. I love this product!
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Ez setup

Submitted by Jamie2243 - Set was easy Tom no time at all had the ice I love in 15 minutes
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Perfect Ice!!!

Submitted by alumbarger - I've wanted one of these for years and I finally did it. And it does not disappoint. Perfect ice. Quick and easy installation. Sleek profile on the counter. I love this thing!
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Fantastic.

Submitted by DHHS - The icemaker is a blessing for all the workers in the office. Whether it is used to chill a soda or just to crunch, it is worth the money spent on the product.
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Quick and efficient

Submitted by Neena44 - This ice machine makes the perfect sized nuggets that are easy to chew on. I love the Extra water reservoir on the side because then I can get more ice usage out of it without having to fill up the bucket under the ice compartment. My friend has the one without the reservoir and has to constantly refill her bucket to make more ice.
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Best Ice Maker

Submitted by Opal fan - Purchase Opal Nugget Ice Maker last year. Where I live our tap water is very bad. We don't drink the water or use the ice maker in our GE side x side. So I started looking for a ice maker that didn't hook up to a water line. When I saw the FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker and start reading that it doesn't hook up to a water line and it makes nugget size ice I was sold. I placed my order through GE and received my order in two days. I also live in Kentucky. My husband and I love the Nugget ice. The machine starts making ice in about fifteen minutes. When the ice container is full it will hold ice all day. Ice that melts is recycled. Putting the app on my smart phone to control my Opal was easy and now I can turn the unit on or off and check to see if water needs to be added. I have taken my Opal Ice Maker to my sons house where other people have seen it and they loved the nugget ice. Now they are ordering one for their home. I highly recommend the FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker to anyone who loves eating ice or enjoy having ice in their drinks.
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Great Product

Submitted by Barbara Edwards - My son's bought this for me for my birthday one of my son's got this for his birthday this summer so they surprise me with the ice maker for mine. I love it, it makes great ice.
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Nugget just like restaurants!

Submitted by Deek33 - If you love ice then those maker is a must. Makes nugget just like restaurants. It can be operated from your cell phone. Low maintenance and doesn't take up a lot of space.
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Awesome!

Submitted by Chinadoll1234 - I love sonic ice and it's great not having to buy it anymore.
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Excellent

Submitted by Lcrawford77 - Works perfect, tons of ice to share for drinks or snack! Love it
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Wow, nice Ice.

Submitted by Cappy the camper - The product is well made and at 48 lbs a little on the heavy side for a so called portable ice maker, but for us, it's staying in the camper! That's what we bought it for. By the time we are leveled and setup it's already producing ice for the drinks. The extra water reservoir on the side makes an easy all weekend production of ice also so your not always filling the unit.
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Great Ice Maker!!!

Submitted by THPanda - Fast and easy to use ice maker, love the cleaning features (very important), modern design and quite.
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Fantastic ice

Submitted by Isla0607 - Love the ice. Makes it fast. We are a family of ice crunchers.
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We love it!

Submitted by Beth 1180 - We love it! It's just like Sonic Ice. We run it all day long several times a week and have more than enough ice for my husband and I. We have iced drinks all day long.
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Love it!

Submitted by BLGH - The best! My favorite ice maker! It's quick and makes great ice!!
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The Amazing Ice

Submitted by LoiLove - I love the sleek look of it and the capacity for ice is wonderful! I was afraid it wouldn't produce the amount I'd need, but with the extra water tank I'm never out of ice! It brings a little fancy to all our beverages.
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Ice is just a awesome as built in ice makers!

Submitted by JJ T - I Love my nugget ice maker!! Easy to use and makes fantastic ice.
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I call my ice machine heaven

Submitted by A little bit of heaven - This ice maker is the best thing since sliced bread. My two bosses have them. One of them even owns two! She gave me mine for my birthday and it is the gift that keeps on giving. It is AMAZING
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Exactly what I wanted

Submitted by jimabcde - The nugget ice makers cost about double the bullet type but this ice is exactly what I wanted and the quickness with which it makes ice is awesome. I'm really enjoying my ice maker so far.
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Love the ice!

Submitted by Al from Virginia - So easy, such good ice, ice is perfect size! Good quality appliance too, and looks so nice. Very happy with is purchase!
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Makes the best ice!!

Submitted by The prefect ice - I love this product! It quickly makes ice that is perfect!
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Best ice EVER!

Submitted by TLCice - I had a First Build Opal & it died after 2 1/2 years. I was so bummed as I had become quite addicted to the ice. Hubby decided to replace it with the new GE Opal & I'm very pleased. Just hope it stays alive longer than my first one!!! GREAT NUGGET ICE!!
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The perfect size ice!

Submitted by BoBella - The ice size is great; not super tiny but not obnoxiously large either. Keeps beverages cold and for constant ice chewers, it's light on your teeth. Have already recommended it to two friends and family members
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really great ice maker but terrible instructions

Submitted by ddan77777 - This ice maker is bright and shiny, and makes great novel-shaped ice cube nuggets, better than the type my refrigerator produces. What could be wrong? It's not really the lofty price (> $500) or the operating noise, it's the lousy INSTRUCTIONS, confusing & overly complicated. Sure, I went on YouTube, but even that didn't help that much. There is an "ice" switch & a "cleaning" switch on the back. It comes with a "Side Tank." GE decided, for some reason, to write separate instructions about how to use the Side Tank, even though the ice maker automatically includes the Side Tank. Turning this thing off is like a computer, you don't just pull out the plug, you have to do a couple of steps beforehand. Should you let this machine run 24 hours a day (wastes energy, runs up your electrical bill, makes noise) or can you "pause" it? The instructions, strangely, don't tell you. The 20-page instruction manual is confusing (e.g., description about display ring colors around the button), contain mistakes, and it's really difficult to find how to correctly turn "on" and "off" the ice maker (the 4-page "QuickStart Guide" is just as bad). GE really needs to redo the paperwork, how hard can it really be to use a machine that makes ice cubes: you pour in water, flip a switch, and then wait. Conclusion: 5-star rating for the machine as an ice maker (once you figure out how to run it), 2-star rating for "user friendliness" and customer service (btw, I found it curious that virtually none of the numerous online reviews I read seemed to mention the crazy instructions).
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Love It!

Submitted by Monkster21 - We are extremely happy with this ice maker. Makes perfect ice.
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The good ice!

Submitted by Pokie1998 - Totally in love with our ice machine! Was unsure about investing so much into just ice but we have no regrets. Cleaning it is definitely a chore but worth it. Would definitely recommend.
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Love this machine

Submitted by Rcaughman - The Opal fits perfectly on the couter top next to my fridge. It is easy to refil and clean. I love that it is portable so I can take it with me the next time I move.
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Perfect size ice

Submitted by NayNay88 - Makes perfect size ice. Cleaning is a bit of a plain but worth it.
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Makes the best ice we've ever had!

Submitted by Spookysmom - We love Opal. This is our 2nd Opal. My husband has a problem with his vocal cords and wats I e all the time. We bought the first one 12-4-15 and used everyday it til it finally quit working. This new one is just as fantastic as the other(maybe better since it has the side tank. Fantastic product!!
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Love this ice maker

Submitted by tbirky24 - I have been looking for a decent pellet ice maker for a while. This one is awesome. It creates ice pellets very quickly. I like the added water reservoir so you don't have to worry about adding water all the time. It is compact enough to sit on counter without taking up too much room. I highly recommend this ice maker.
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Second Opal in as Many Years

Submitted by kfclark1962 - We are addicted to nugget ice, so when our old Opal Gen One broke down and could not be repaired, we were devastated. We decided we could not live without a new one so we bought a replacement and are very pleased with the newer version. The side reservoir is a great addition we did not have in the past. Overall we are happy with our purchase.
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Perfect size!

Submitted by Connor1997 - We love our ice maker! It makes the perfect size ice and takes up minimal space on our counter!
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Great Ice

Submitted by ATLFamily - I bought this as a gift for my husband's birthday. He loves it so much! Hopefully, it will last us a long time.
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Enough Ice for the Heat Wave!!

Submitted by Butcher Family - We live in a valley that has had a drought for several years. When we purchased our new refrigerator and freezer, we noticed that the new ice maker was in the door and not the main body of the appliance. We did not consider that we would run out of ice on days that exceeded 100 degrees Fahrenheit. We bought this external ice maker and we LOVE it!! It's a great solution if you live in really hot temperatures.
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Simple and efficient

Submitted by Gabrielle2017 - So easy to install and start using! We love having the ice ready at our fingertips
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Great Ice Maker

Submitted by Pete0719 - This ice maker is the only one that makes ice the way my wife likes it. And, it works very well. With the side tank, maintaining it is easy. Only refill about once a week.
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Favorite Ice At Home

Submitted by LV_Rose - I love, love, love this ice maker. It makes the perfect nugget ice that tastes so much better the purchased ice. It's reasonably priced and so convenient. As much ice as we consume in the summer, it will pay for itself in a short amount of time. The icemaker does tend to make strange noises, but quality of ice far outweighs the sounds.
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This one is not good.

Submitted by Monrags - The last one I had for almost 3 years and it did great. This one is having problems.
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Great addition to my kitchen

Submitted by sabman1998 - Love this pellet ice machine, it is fairly quiet and makes ice quickly
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Sonic replacement ice

Submitted by RickyharrisTT - My wife loves it and she's an ice addict. We would visit Sonic every 2 days to get a bag of ice. No need for that anymore. I had to return my ice maker to get a replacement and I'm hoping no problems with this one. The first one would get really hot and then sometimes would not turn off.
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Just what I expected and wanted. Love it

Submitted by Mamaw72 - So far it works perfect. It creates a large amount of ice quickly. The ice is soft and chewable. It will make about 3 gallon bags of ice per gallon of water.
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Breaks all the time!

Submitted by Scotty O - Horrible reliability! I spend more time trying to get it to work than it does making ice. It was a LOT of money and I do not recommend you waste you money on this product.
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Awesome Product

Submitted by Dar69ohio - I absolutely love my countertop ice maker. I didn't have to beg my husband to hook up the ice maker in my refrigerator. Having the best ice and being so convenient. Thanks for an amazing product!!
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FABULOUS ADDITION TO OUR KITCHEN!

Submitted by BusyMomofFive - I was very hesitant to spend this much money on an ice-maker, but it was worth every dime. We love the ice that it makes and it looks great sitting on our counter. We are thrilled with this product and would highly recommend it!
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Opal Ice maker

Submitted by LTdog - LOVE THIS MACHINE!!!! I've been waiting for it for a VERY LONG TIME and I am Not Disappointed!!!!!
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