The High-Tech Kitchen Item Costco Shoppers Are Running To Buy

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Whether it's Costco's rotisserie chicken, the massive bags of brownie brittle, or a few packs of Kirkland bacon, fans of the wholesaler know that certain Costo foods have extremely strong followings. But the fellowship of followers is sometimes led in a different direction, one that doesn't scream "crunch" or "cook" so much as "freeze" and "drink." One item that recently hit Costco shelves — and that has people on social media very excited — is a Frigidaire countertop ice maker. Costco fan account @costcobuys shared a clip of the compact appliance on Instagram and shoppers are freaking out in the comments.

According to the post, the Frigidaire countertop self-cleaning ice maker is available now at their Costco location for $89.99. The original poster raves in the video that she loves the bullet-shaped ice the appliance produces, lifting the cover of the machine to show off the tiny nuggets. Here's what you need to know about the countertop ice maker now at Costco, and why some Instagram fans can't wait to try it out.

The countertop ice maker has hundreds of rave reviews

While the Frigidaire self-cleaning countertop ice maker is newly back at Costco, it's also available at other retailers, where it's received a lot of praise from hundreds (and even thousands) of reviewers. On Amazon, where it retails for $108, it's so popular that it's currently sold out. More than 2,200 people have given it an average 4.5-star rating. Many like that, as the name states, it's self-cleaning and that it can make up to 26 pounds of ice in a day. Plus, it's small enough that it doesn't take up precious counter space. "This may be the best thing I have bought this year," one person raved, while another said, "Now I can make ice whenever I want, as much as I want."

The blogger behind Shopping with Dave also has positive things to say about the Frigidaire ice maker from Costco. "I like the ice that it produces and am a fan of the simple and elegant functionality," they wrote, recommending it for use by one or two people given its smaller size. Of course, not everyone spoke fondly of the ice maker. On Instagram, a user called it "the worst purchase I've ever made," and another expressed little faith in the item, writing, "All those countertop ice makers stop working properly or outright break after a year. Always have problems." However, a lot of customers have expressed satisfaction.