Wow, I am so glad I convinced my husband to spend $150 more to purchase a real ice maker instead of the portable bullet ice maker. This thing makes ice and keeps it frozen; you don't have to empty it to the freezer and it eliminates water drippings from the ice maker to the refrigerator. The water line eliminates frequent trips to refill the water. Not sure how long it is going to last but even if its life is just two years, I am willing to purchase this unit again.
We have an RO water filter system under the sink (the 10 gallon water tank is on the other side of the wall). Having this system really eliminate the need for a plumber, even though EdgeStar advises of this need. We have the filter water line to the faucet by the sink, the refrigerator (does not make ice quick enough) and now to the miniature ice maker. Although it makes only 12#s a day, that is adequate for us. To add a water line for the ice maker, I bought the Union Tee at Home Depot. I watched the installation of the ice maker on YouTube. Except that this is a new model (maybe), the plastic nut fastener was on the 1/4 " waterline, it is now metal and in the small plastic bag which contains the many screws for the door handle. Had I installed the door handle first, I would have found the metal nut fastener and not wasting a trip to Home Depot. Now I have an extra nut fastener. The manual does not show any part sketches or diagrams. EdgeStar does not want you to install this thing because if the floor floods, you are going to blame the company. I am not a plumber and YouTube is my best friend. Just type in EdgeStar Ice Maker and he (in this case) appears. Yep, he advises you to seek help from a plumber, I chose to ignore his advice and glad to save $250 for 15 minuted worth of non-grease elbow. I probably need to increase the pressure for the reserve water tank. If you don't have the RO water filter, well, you should (great tea, coffee, bread etc.) In the mean time, call the plumber and fork over a few Benjamins. Or you can swipe the water line from the refrigerator and plug it into your new ice maker. I put the ice maker by the water tank, under the counter. If not, I have to figure out a way to hide the water line.
I love the new ice maker. It is much more quiet than the portable bullet ice maker. AND It is lighter.