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Opal Nugget Ice Maker

Fresh ice in 15 minutes? And it’s delicately crushed? Yes please! As unyielding foodies and fanciful home mixologists, we can fully appreciate Opal Nugget Ice Maker, a cool new countertop appliance from GE’s crowd-sourced think tank FirstBuild.

Here’s a quick look at why we can’t get enough…and if you haven’t checked out Opal already, be sure to come by Fresh STORY to give it a go!


To produce perfectly crushed ice at home or outdoors in just 15 minutes.


Ice flakes are scraped from Opal’s stainless steel cylinder, pushed through a round hole and compacted into softly chewable ice nuggets. It’s equipped with a sensor so it knows when to start and stop making ice, and it works without a water line (just fill the reservoir), so you can take it to your next picnic.


Opal is the upshot of GE’s crowd-sourcing platform, FirstBuild, where engineers and enthusiasts around the world can work together to create new innovative products!