Louisville, Kentucky, USA
GE Appliances presents the GE Profile Opal Ice Dispenser, a sleek countertop ice machine that features built-in water filtration, an intuitive backlit user interface, a 15-minute turnaround time for the first batch of crunchable nugget ice, and smart home connectivity that allows users to control the machine from their smartphones.
For its smart and intuitive design, GE Profile Opal Ice Dispenser has recently been awarded a 2022 Good Design Award by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies.
The ice maker makes 1.6 pounds of fresh ice every hour and has a large capacity bin that holds up to 2 pounds of ice.
With the ability to produce up to 38 pounds of ice a day, you’ll never run out of ice for a party.
The water filtration system ensures constant pure ice and a recirculating system automatically refills the bin when ice is running low.
Aesthetically, the dispenser’s streamlined backlit user interface delivers intuitive operation in a minimally modern style that’s easy to clean.
No other countertop consumer nugget ice dispenser on the market brings together WiFi and smart home capabilities with customizable light settings and rigorous performance in a compact 15.5” wide footprint.
When connected to a smart home device, users can use voice recognition to turn on the machine, schedule ice-making, and set or dim its LED lighting.
The SmartHQ™ app monitors device status, enables users to schedule fresh ice, updates the software automatically, and enables voice control capabilities through Alexa and Google.
Its backlit intuitive display features capacitive touch buttons to dispense, illuminated by accent lighting when dispensing ice.
A built-in water filtration system creates fresh, purified water without the need for extra countertop appliances.
Ice is dispensed conveniently from the front, freeing hosts from scooping from a traditional ice bin and keeping the interior hygienic and clean.
The quietest on the market and designed to minimize operating noise, the dispenser eliminates the sound of mechanisms and pumps turning on and off.
When connected to a smart home device, the Opal lets people schedule ice-making for certain times of the day – a functionality that makes life a little simpler for the user.
Skip the scrubbing thanks to an advanced, self-cleaning system that keeps your ice maker mold and mildew free when paired with the Opal Cleaning Kit, and built-in UV light eliminates bacteria growth.
A side water tank increases ice production by up to three times over standard rates from a built-in reservoir, reducing the need for frequent water refills during high demand.
Project: GE Profile Opal Nugget Ice Dispenser
Designers: GE Appliances Industrial Design
Design Team: Lauren Platts, Jacob Tasker, and Emily Wise
Manufacturer: GE Appliances