Hello sunshine! Who’s ready for SUMMER??! :) Remember our pantry makeover? Well today I am so, so excited to tell you about one of our favorite new features of the pantry! :)
Are you as OBSESSED with Sonic Ice as I am?? :) You know that ultra soft, totally munchable, perfect little nuggets of goodness type of ice?? :)
What *do* you call that kind of ice anyway? :)
Scotsman Ice Systems calls it nugget ice, and they should know… They are the inventor of the original chewable ice! Previously this coveted type of ice was only available in restaurants with huge commercial ice machines. But Scotsman has now developed a residential ice machine so fans of their signature nugget ice can have it right in their own homes! It makes authentic nugget ice using the same process as the larger commercial machines.
Soo, you may have seen this little stainless steel thing peeking around the corner in my pantry makeover reveal… :)
It is a Scotsman Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine (Model SCN60) and I have been virtually jumping for joy since the day it arrived!
It makes NUGGET ice!! :)
Hello beautiful, crunchable nugget ice!
The Scotsman Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine comes with several different options. We were able to hook ours up right where the sink was in the old laundry room, so it worked out just right for water and plumbing. But the model we got also has a built-in internal drain pump that you could use if you don’t have a nearby floor drain.
I like having ours tucked away in the pantry, but you can also install these ice machines in a kitchen cabinet and use your own custom cabinet door panel to blend right in. You’d never even know it was there! :) You can see an example of this in Sara’s kitchen makeover on Our Best Bites.
And I love that it’s right by the pantry door, so you don’t have to go all the way in the pantry to get ice! You can also even swap which way the door opens, so we put our door on to open up to the kitchen so we could just reach in and grab some ice. :)
Bring on the SUMMER! :) Scotsman has a super cute site dedicated to nugget ice lovers. Use their Nugget Ice Locator to find restaurants in your area that serve nugget ice! :) There’s even an app you can download for finding nugget ice on the go, lol! :)
Are you a nugget ice fan?? :) Here’s a handy “pin-able” image to bookmark this post for later! :) And here are some facts about Scotsman Brilliance Nugget ice machines:
- Scotsman Brilliance Nugget ice machines produce over 80 pounds of ice per day. Production capacity is always important, particularly when you are entertaining several guests!
- Energy and water efficient: Brilliance Nugget ice machines use 40% less energy and over 50% less water than other stand-alone, dedicated ice machines.
- Outdoor-approved models are available to equip your open-air entertaining area, whether on the deck or by the pool.
You can use the Locate a Dealer feature on the Scotsman-Ice.com website to find one of these babies near you! :) But if you don’t find anything, do a Google search and see if there’s a high-end appliance store in your area. The Scotsman site didn’t find anything for me, but I called a local appliance store and they actually had them in stock!! :)
Here’s a link to the exact model we got.
Thanks so much for looking! Here’s to summer! :)
Disclosure: I am a huge, huge fan of nugget ice and have always wanted my very own nugget ice machine. When I realized Scotsman made a residential model, I reached out to them to see if they would be interested partnering with us for a review. They said yes. I fainted. And then I didn’t stop jumping up and down for about 3 weeks straight. Thank you so much to Scotsman for generously providing us with an ice machine for our new pantry!