Thursday, July 21, 2016

GE Opal Countertop Ice Maker

From time to time major appliance brands come up with new cutting edge products that can be used when camping.  This week GE through their new venture called “First Build” rolled out their new counter top ice making machine for your home called the “Opal”.  But this ice making machine is small enough to fit in your RV or trailer camper. You can even pack it in tent camping gear and take it along as long as your camp site has electrical power or you have a generator. I am not sure if a solar power generator can generate enough current to power the Opal.  I hope some early adapter will purchase one and try it out using solar power. 

From the Opal website: “Opal makes the chewable, crunchable, flavor-saving nugget ice you love. Estimated Delivery Late Fall 2016.
Portability/Design: Compact countertop design plugs into any electrical outlet;
Speed/Efficiency: 15 minutes to first nugget Produces 1 lb. of ice per hour.
Capacity: Holds up to 2.5 quarts (3 lbs.)

Click HERE for the Opal web site where you can pre-order.

If it had not been for the CNN Money article today, I would not have known about “First Build” or the “Opal”.  Click HERE for the CNN Money article.  First Build sound like a great GE venture.  I am sure there will be many outdoor recreation enthusiast who will become members and submit ideas for cutting edge outdoor recreation appliances.

Until next time, be safe in the sun and have a great day in the great outdoors.


  1. Some people have small fridge with a very small ice making compartment, so again there's no enough provision to make a decent quantity of ice cubes. You better have a quite small and light heavy, residential ice maker which is a portable unit. You can use it in the kitchen although the space is small.
    Save money using ice machine

  2. Good one. Even we've decided to bring Ice cube machine in Sub continent. Is this a good one to go for?

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