Anyone else NOT use their icemaker?
I just got to wondering whether I'm the only holdout left who doesn't hook up the refrigerator icemaker. Many, many years ago, we got our first refrigerator with icemaker, and the ice was terrible tasting---something about the frost-free affecting the taste, I was told. So when we got our next refrigerator, with icemaker, we just never hooked it up. Fast forward to today, and we are planning to replace the refrigerator (22 y/o) before it gives out on us. When we do, we dont plan to hook up the icemaker---not because we think the ice will taste bad, but because it seems to be the #1 cause of repairs for refrigerators and we don't want the bother or expense.
So, much like people who decide not to have a DW and don't miss it, we figure we won't miss what we've never had.
I do have a related question: Is it possible to remove the icemaker from the freezer portion of the refrigerator and reclaim that area for storage in the freezer? I once read that you can get a ''kit'' of some sort to do this, but I've never seen any such kit anywhere.