Never run out of ice again! I have an ice maker in my refrigerator and always emptied the ice bins several hours before the party to make enough to get the party started. I always had to run out and get extra bags of ice and they just melt all over… skip the mess and the hassle and get yourselves a portable ice maker. They are small enough to put on a bar or counter, make three sizes of ice cubes, make ice in ten minutes stores 2.5 pounds of ice at a time all from a 1.2 gallon water reservoir. This power-house mini ice machine makes up to 35 lbs of ice a day! It’s not cheep at over $200, but if you are a “professional” entertainer (like me), you won’t want to be without one!