I am married to an ice conneisour. We buy bags of ice at sonic. We will probably get this. Why you ask? Because the equivalent machine costs 5k. Yup. If you want small crunchy ice, you can buy big honking machines that make it. For $5000 bucks. My wife still wants one, but understands that price is ridiculous. But $500 bucks is a good price to put on the wife’s happiness.