MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
TikTok Is Seriously Torn Over Costco's Sonic-esque 'Pebble Ice' Maker
By Arianna Endicott
Pebble ice goes by many different names, according to Robust Kitchen, as it is also called nugget ice, pellet ice, Sonic ice (after the fast-food chain), or chewable ice. You might find yourself researching ice machines to make your own at home (via Food Network), and while one TikTok user found a great deal on a device at Costco, some commenters are less than thrilled with it.
TikTok user @costcoguide says that they found "the best deal" at Costco, with the GE Opal 2.0 Nugget Ice Maker being sold for $270.98, saying, "it makes this tiny little pebble ice." One commenter wrote, "I have it, and it's the best thing ever," while another commented, "Sadly, prepare yourself for constant struggles with this machine. There's a reason they're trying to offload them."
The reduced price at Costco might be worth the chance, even if it requires some additional upkeep. While some were disappointed, others stated that it would work fine when properly taken care of, commenting, "Make sure you wash it regularly with cycles with bleach in them, then cycles with vinegar, then plain water. Love my machine, but it's a lot of upkeep."