A few weeks back, on the hottest day of the summer, my icemaker stopped working. It was certainly not essential. I put a few ice cube trays in the freezer and went back to work. As the days wore on, I realized that I really like my icemaker. It’s a luxury for sure, but it’s something I’d come to depend on. I enjoyed the tiny clink of ice being made and deposited into the freezer ice drawer.