Icemaker technology

How do these machines produce ice cubes in bulk to keep our drinks cool?

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Icemakers are essentially a conveyor belt of ice cubes made for instant use. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes for different purposes, but almost all use the method of freezing water in a mould and then heating it slightly so the ice cubes slide out with ease. Here we look at how a conventional icemaker built into a domestic fridge-freezer works, like the one pictured below.

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