A self contained ice machine includes an integrated storage bin whereas a modular unit requires an additional storage bin of your choice, and is sold separately.
A dice cuber makes regular square ice cubes and a gourmet cuber makes larger round, bell shaped ice.
Here the water drainage point is no longer required to be at floor level or in the immediate vicinity of the ice machine.
The drainage water is pumped out instead of relying on gravity flow. The ice machine can be placed up to 15m away from and up to 1.5m below the actual drainage point.
A power supply point rated for your particular unit, a 3/4 inch water supply point (standard washing machine hose size) and a low level drainage point (except for ice machines with PWD - progressive water discharge).