Best Portable Ice Maker Machines (Review)

Ice cubes can make different beverages more enjoyable, especially in hot summer days, so a portable ice maker can be a very useful and convenient machine to supply you with endless supply of ice cubes. Portable ice maker machines can make a batch of ice as fast as 6 minutes, if you throw a party your guests certainly will appreciate the never ending supply of ice cubes.

Things to consider: Ice quality, shape and size; price; quality; functionality; reliability; size and weight – those are the main factors in my evaluation of rating for each portable ice maker machine.

I have done a huge research to help you choose the best portable ice maker machine for you out of 20 different machines. Read the full article here:

#1 Vremi Countertop Ice Maker

Vremi Countertop Ice Maker

Vremi Countertop Ice Maker makes 9 bullet shaped ice cubes each weighing 8 grams every 8-10 minutes and is capable of making up to 26 lbs of ice in 24 hours. The ice is of smaller size which will nicely fit through bottle openings, the quality of it is quite good as well. The machine is moderately loud. Vremi Countertop Ice Maker has 1.5 lbs removable ice bucket and also comes with ice scoop. Ice cubes do melt in the bucket, however the machine is well insulated and ice lasts in the bucket for hours. When the bucket is full the machine will automatically stop making ice and will signal that it’s full with a warning light. The water from melted ice go into the 0.58 gallon reservoir to be reused. The Vremi Countertop Ice Maker is pretty compact and measures at 9.5 x 12 x 13.5 inches.

Vremi Countertop Ice Maker is packaged very securely to prevent the damage but is also easy to unpack. When you first set it up you have to leave it for 24 hours for coolant to settle in.

Overall this is a great portable ice maker machine that makes lovely ice cubes quickly. It seems to be well built and reasonably sturdy, doesn’t use much electricity and is very efficient. It’s not the best performing ice maker, but considering its low pricing it offers best value for money!

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 23.6 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1.5 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.58 gallons
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 12 x 13.5 inches

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#2 Sentern Portable Electric Clear Ice Maker

Sentern Portable Electric Clear Ice Maker

Sentern portable ice maker can make ice cubes in 3 different sizes by adjusting cooling time: small (15 minutes), medium (20 minutes) and large (25 minutes), the difference between sizes is considerable which is not always the case with ice maker machines. It makes actual cube shape ice cubes instead of bullet shaped ones like most other ice makers. Sentern Ice Maker can make up to 48 lbs of ice in 24 hours, which is very impressive. Ice is dense and crystal-clear (if you use distilled water) – the quality of ice cubes is very nice indeed. However the ice cubes do not separate as easily as you might want.

Sentern portable ice maker is relatively quiet and doesn’t make much noise. It has a large ice bucket with a capacity of 2.4 pounds and the capacity of water reservoir is 0.58 gallons. Ice bucket is not a freezer so ice cubes do melt in it but since they are dense they melt slowly. Sentern portable ice maker is ETL certified & FDA approved, its dimensions are 11.2” x 14.4” x 13.8”.

Overall this Sentern machine is a great portable ice maker, it makes a really nice ice that’s very dense and melts slowly. The biggest disadvantage of it is probably its price – it’s more expensive than most other ice makers but you definitely can feel why you pay extra. Some less expensive ice makers will be good enough for most, so this might not be the best bang for your buck, but if you enjoy good ice that tastes great then paying extra might be worth it.

Overall it might be more expensive than some ice makers but it is also better than them. Only reason this isn’t ranked #1 is because for most consumers benefits probably won’t be worth the extra pricing over Vremi Portable Ice Maker.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 48lbs
  • Cube size options: 3
  • Ice storage capacity: 2.4 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.58 gallons
  • Dimensions: 11.2 x 14.4 x 13.8 inches
  • ETL Certified & FDA Approved

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#3 FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker

FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker

FirstBuild nugget ice maker makes amazingly delicious nugget ice. Although it’s much more expensive than your ordinary ice maker machines it’s pretty cheap for nugget ice maker as similar machines tend to cost thousands of dollars.

Why is nugget ice so special? At first glance nugget ice might seem nearly identical to crushed ice but that’s not the case. Nugget ice is like compressed ice flakes, it is wonderfully light and airy which is just so satisfying to chew on, it doesn’t hurt your teeth and feels like chewing on a cloud. Nugget ice melts slower than crushed ice.

FirstBuild Opal Nugget Ice Maker makes batch of nugget ice every 20 minutes at a rate of 1 pound of ice per hour. You can only use potable water with mineral hardness of no more than 12 gpg (205 ppm). It has a sensor that will stop making nugget ice when the ice bucket is full, the capacity of ice bucket is 3 pounds so it takes around 3 hours to fill it up completely. The ice slowly melts in the ice bucket and if it melts to the point where there is considerable free space the machine will start making ice again. With dimensions of 15.5 x 10.5 x 17.2 inches it’s pretty compact for nugget ice maker.

Although large majority of FirstBuild Opal nugget ice maker owners are more than satisfied with it, there are relatively many consumers who have reported it breaking after few weeks/months of use. Although it’s unlikely, considering all the reports there is still a chance of running into reliability issues that you should be aware of.

FirstBuild Opal nugget ice maker is a bit expensive but it does make amazing nugget ice. Some consumers complaining about reliability is a bit worrisome but most experience no problems. Overall it’s worth the money if you love nugget ice.

Details:

  • Nugget ice maker
  • 24 hour production capability: 24lbs
  • Weight: 44 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 3 lbs
  • Dimensions: 15.5 x 10.5 x 17.2 inches

 

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#4 AICOK Portable Ice Maker

AICOK Portable Ice Maker

AICOK Portable Ice Maker makes 9 bullet shaped ice cubes every 7-10 minutes and is capable of making up to 26 pounds of ice within 24 hours. It makes great chewable ice that’s pretty dense but it does start to melt pretty much right after it’s made because the bucket isn’t well insulated. You can choose between 3 different ice cube sizes: small, medium and large, however the difference between sizes isn’t big. AICOK ice maker operates relatively quietly. The water reservoir capacity is mediocre 0.575 gallons and the ice basket capacity is decent 1.8 lbs, once the basket is full the machine shuts off automatically. AICOK ice maker has a nice blue LED screen that’s easy to read and shows you all the information you might want to know including warnings about water shortage and ice bucket being full. Dimensions of this ice maker are 14.2 x 9.8 x 12.9 inches.

AICOK Portable Ice Maker has nice stainless steel exterior that looks good and feels expensive. It also features thick foam layer that insulates external heat that significantly slows down the melting process of ice cubes in the ice basket and improves energy efficiency. AICOK ice maker machine is ETL approved (ETL stands for Electrical Testing Laboratories and was started by Thomas Edison back in 1896 to test the safety of electrical appliances. Products that are ETL approved have been tested in ETL laboratories and meet all applicable standards for safety published by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories).

It has 2-year warranty and 30-day return policy from “Aicok” and comes with BPA-free ice scoop.

Overall this is a great ice maker at affordable pricing.

 

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26lbs
  • Weight: 23.6 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1.8lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.575 gallons
  • Dimensions: 14.2 x 9.8 x 12.9 inches
  • ETL approved
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x Ice Maker
    • 1 x Silicone cap
    • 1 x Manual
    • 1 x Ice scoop
    • 1 x Warranty card

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#5 hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine

hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine

hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine makes 9 cylinder shaped ice cubes every 6-8 minutes. The machine offers an option of making ice cubes in 2 different sizes, small sized ice cubes are small enough to fit through bottle openings while the larger ones are perfect for drinks in glass. The ice it makes is nice, chewable and bullet shaped. This hOmeLabs ice maker does make some noise but it’s not super loud like some others. It is capable of making 26 lbs of ice in 24 hours, total of 1.5 lbs of ice fits in it’s basket, once it’s full the ice maker machine will turn off automatically. The basket is not a freezer so the ice cubes melt in it – not too quickly but the basket could be more insulated. The capacity of water reservoir is 0.58 gallons – that’s where the water from melting ice cubes go to be reused. hOmeLabs portable ice maker machine is quite compact – it measures at just 9.5″ x 12.9″ x 14″.

This is a very good ice maker but some are a bit better.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 19.4 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1.5 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.58 gallons
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 12.9 x 14 inches

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#6 Igloo ICEB26BK 26-Pound Ice Maker

Igloo ICEB26BK 26-Pound Ice Maker

Igloo ICEB26BK portable ice maker makes 9 cylinder shaped ice cubes every 7 minutes and is capable of making up to 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours. The ice it makes is soft enough to chew on but not crumble, however they tend to freeze together as the ice cubes machine makes are a bit wet. The machine is capable of making 2 different size ice cubes: small and large. Water reservoir capacity is 0.75 gallons and ice basket capacity – 2 pounds. Dimensions of Igloo ICEB26BK portable ice maker are 9.6 x 14.7 x 12.4 inches.

Overall Igloo ICEB26BK is a decent ice maker.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 19.4 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 2 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.75 gallons
  • Dimensions: 9.6 x 14.7 x 12.4 inches

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#7-9 Frigidaire/Igloo EFIC101-WHITE Portable Ice Maker

Frigidaire/Igloo EFIC101-WHITE Portable Ice Maker

Frigidaire/Igloo EFIC101-WHITE produces 9 ice cubes every 7-10 minutes and is capable of making up to 26 lbs in 24 hours. It can make ice cubes in two different sizes: small and big, however I must note that machine performs better when producing big sized ice cubes. Manufacturer claims it makes 42 dB of noise however I suspect it’s actually louder. It’s not super loud but it’s far from quiet. The water reservoir is relatively large – 0.82 gallons. There is one slightly unpleasant aspect of this ice maker – the water pump keeps pumping even when the machine has ran out of water. The pump might break if you allow this to happen. Just like most portable ice makers this is also pretty compact – its dimensions are 13 x 9 x 13 inches.

On the amazon website the ice maker is advertised as “Frigidaire” product, however you might receive identical ice maker under “Igloo” brand.

Overall Frigidaire/Igloo EFIC101 is a decent ice maker.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 18.75 pounds
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.82 gallons
  • Dimensions: 13 x 9 x 13 inches

 

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#7-9 Costway Counter Top Ice Maker Machine

Costway Counter Top Ice Maker Machine

Costway Counter Top Ice Maker Machine is nearly identical to Frigidaire/Igloo EFIC101 above. It makes 9 ice cubes each weighing 7-9 grams every 6-13 minutes and is capable of making up to 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours. In the first few cycles the thickness and density of ice cubes is reduced. Capacity of the ice bucket is 1.5 lbs, it’s not well insulated so the ice starts to melt away right away. The water from melting ice cubes go straight to water reservoir to be reused, the capacity of water reservoir is 0.58 gallons. The machine will warn you with light indicator when the ice bucket is full or water reservoir empty. Dimensions of Costway Counter Top Ice Maker Machine are 9.5 x 14 x 12.9 inches.

Overall this is a decent ice maker.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 17.5 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1.5 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.58 gallons
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 14 x 12.9 inches
  • Package include:
    • 1 x black ice maker
    • 1 x Ice Scoop
    • 1 x User Manual

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#7-9 Northair HZB-12/SA Portable Ice Maker Machine

Northair HZB-12/SA Portable Ice Maker Machine

Northair HZB-12/SA Portable Ice Maker Machine is nearly identical to Costway and Frigidaire/Igloo EFIC101 above. It produces 9 bullet shaped ice cubes every 6-13 minutes and is capable of making up to 26 lbs of ice in 24 hours. The machine is capable of making ice cubes in two sizes: small and large, however in reality there is barely any difference between them. The capacity of ice bucket is 1.5 lbs, it’s not well insulated so in a warm room the freshly made ice cubes start to melt immediately. All of the water from melting goes straight into water tank to be reused, the capacity of water tank is 0.58 gallons. Dimensions of Northair HZB-12/SA ice maker are 9.5 x 14.1 x 12.9 inches.

Overall Northair HZB-12/SA is a decent ice maker.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 23.1 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1.5 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.58 gallons
  • Dimensions: 9.5 x 14.1 x 12.9 inches

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#10 Frigidaire EFIC452-SS Ice Maker

Frigidaire EFIC452-SS Ice Maker

Frigidaire EFIC452-SS makes 9 cubes of ice every 7-15 minutes and can make up to 40 pounds of ice in 24 hours. It makes solid, nice and clean ice that melts slowly and is nice to chew on. It can make ice cubes in two sizes, you can make heavier cubes by adding 3 minutes of operation time per cycle. Ice bucket is well insulated and ice cubes in it melt very slowly. It operates more quietly than most other ice makers. Frigidaire EFIC452-SS has a nice stainless steel finish, however some parts of it do feel cheap – for example ice bucket is made from plastic that feels fragile. When the ice bucket is full the machine automatically shuts off and if the ice cubes melt down enough to free up enough space it starts making ice again. The capacity of water reservoir is 0.575 gallons, the water from melting ice cubes in the basket goes there to be reused. Dimensions of it are 17 x 16 x 13.5 inches.

Reliability with Frigidaire EFIC452-SS might be an issue as there are some consumers complaining about it breaking after few months of use. Another problem that some experience is the ice cubes having a chemical taste to them – this problem is experienced by relatively few Frigidaire EFIC452-SS owners but still could be potentially hazardous to health.

Frigidaire EFIC452-SS makes a lot of nice ice fast but it has some potential issues.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 40 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 26.2 pounds
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.575 gallons
  • Dimensions: 17 x 16 x 13.5 inches

 

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#11 Arctic-Pro Portable Digital Ice Maker Machine

Arctic-Pro Portable Digital Ice Maker Machine

Arctic-Pro portable ice maker machine makes a batch of ice every 6-8 minutes and can make up to 26 lbs of ice in 24 hours. The first batch is thin, but the next batches get thicker and thicker. It can make ice cubes in two different sizes: small (0.75 x 0.75 Inches) and large (1 x 0.75 Inches). You can run the machine all day or set a timer, it’s a bit noisy while it operates but isn’t super loud or anything like that. Ice cubes start to melt in the ice bucket pretty much immediately. Dimensions of Arctic-Pro portable ice maker are 11.5 x 8.75 x 12.5 Inches.

Overall Arctic-Pro portable ice maker machine is pretty good, it makes decent ice quickly, however it’s has some minor shortcomings so it’s not the best product for the price.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 17.2 pounds
  • Water reservoir capacity:  gallons
  • Dimensions: 11.5 x 8.75 x 12.5 inches
  • ETL Intertek Certified

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#12 Allsees Portable Ice Maker

Arctic-Pro Portable Digital Ice Maker Machine

Allsees portable ice maker makes 9 ice cubes every 6-8 minutes and can make up to 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours. It can make ices in two sizes and shapes – round or squared. It does make some noise while operating but it isn’t too noisy. When the water reservoir is empty or ice bucket full the machine automatically shuts off. The ice bucket can store between 1 and 1.5 pounds of ice, it’s not well insulated so ice inside it melts at a fast rate thank you would like.

When you initially receive Allsees portable ice maker you should give it at least 2 hours of standby before making your first batch of ice, after that there is no need for same procedure. Allsees portable ice maker is ETL Certified and FDA approved. Allsees portable ice maker has a nice stainless steel finish and it feels sturdy and well made. Its dimensions are Dimensions 14.6 x 9.6 x 12.4 inches.

This is a decent ice maker but at the same time it’s far from perfect.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 22.6 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1~1.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 14.6 x 9.6 x 12.4 inches
  • ETL Certified & FDA Approved

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#13 EdgeStar IP210BL Portable Countertop Ice Maker

EdgeStar IP210BL Portable Countertop Ice Maker

EdgeStar IP210BL Portable Countertop Ice Maker makes a batch of ice in ~10 minutes and can make up to 28 pounds of ice in 24 hours. It offers an option of making ice cubes in 3 different sizes but the difference in size is miniscule. The ice is crunachable and nice to chew on. Ice storage bin is pretty large and holds 2.5 pounds of ice, ice cubes doesn’t melt too fast in it as well. Dimensions of EdgeStar IP210BL portable ice maker are 14 3/4″ H x 11 3/4″ W x 14 1/2″ D.

I must warn that reliability of EdgeStar IP210BL portable ice maker might be questionable as there are some complaints from consumers about this machine breaking after 6-12 months of use.

Overall EdgeStar IP210BL portable ice maker does make nice ice quickly, but there are products who cost less, perform better and have less complaints from customers about reliability.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 28 lbs
  • Cube size options: 3 (1?)
  • Weight: 24 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 2.5 lbs
  • Dimensions: 4.75 x 11.75 x 14.5 inches

 

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#14 Della Portable Ice Maker Machine

Della Portable Ice Maker Machine

Della Portable Ice Maker Machine makes 9 ice cubes every ~8 minutes and can make up to 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours. It can make ice cubes in two different sizes and the difference between them is truly distinguishable which is not always the case with these machines. Ice quality is decent but certainly not the best, ice cubes are a bit wet and the density could be better as well. The first few batches also produce smaller ice cubes. It’s a bit loud and certainly could be a bit quieter.

Capacity of water reservoir is 0.48 gallons and the ice bucket can hold 1.5 pounds of ice. Ice bucket is decently insulated so the ice inside it doesn’t melt fast. Dimensions of Della portable ice maker are 14.5 (Length) x 9.75 (Width) x 12.75 (Height) Inches.

Overall this ice maker can’t compete with the best similarly priced ones.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 21 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 1.5 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.48 gallons
  • Dimensions: 14.5 x 9.75 x 12.75 inches

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#15 Hamilton Beach PIM-2-3A Portable Ice Maker

Hamilton Beach PIM-2-3A Portable Ice Maker

Hamilton Beach PIM-2-3A Portable Ice Maker makes 9 ice cubes every ~7 minutes and can make up to 26 pounds of ice in a day. The ice cubes melt very fast in the ice bucket, so you always have to keep an eye on the machine to put ice cubes in the freezer right after a batch is made. On a slightly more positive side Hamilton Beach PIM-2-3A ice maker works quietly compared to other ice makers. The water reservoir has a capacity of 0.7 gallons and the ice bucket holds 2 pounds of ice.

Inexpensive but not as good as others.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 19 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 2 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0.7 gallons
  • Dimensions: 12.5 x 14 x 9.5 inches

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#16 Think Gizmos TG22 Counter Top Ice Maker Machine

Think Gizmos TG22 Counter Top Ice Maker Machine

Think Gizmos TG22 ice maker machine makes a first batch of 9 bullet shaped ice cubes in around 6 minutes, but the following batches take longer to make, even up to 10 minutes. The maximum output capacity of Gizmos TG22 is 26 pounds of ice within 24 hours and it offers. The ice bucket holds around 2.2 pounds of ice, it’s not well insulated to ice in it melts pretty quickly. It’s not very loud while operating. Gizmos TG22 has stainless steel finish and ABS housing.

Overall Think Gizmos TG22 is mediocre ice maker machine.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 26 lbs
  • Cube size options: 3
  • Weight: 25.5 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 2.2 lbs
  • Dimensions: 17.2 x 15.9 x 13.7 inches

 

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#17 Best Choice Products Portable Stainless Steel Commercial Ice Maker

Best Choice Products Portable Stainless Steel Commercial Ice Maker

Although this is a commercial ice maker it’s still interesting to see how well it performs for home use. Size wise it’s massive for a portable ice maker, obviously it’s not countertop compact like most which in return greatly reduces it’s portability due to size and weight. Its dimensions are: 17.5″ (Length) x 15.5″ (Width) x 31.25″ (Height) and it weighs 62.3 pounds. It’s also more expensive than simple countertop ice makers. By a lot. And more inconvenient since it requires installation.

Best Choice Products commercial ice maker can make up to 99.2 pounds of ice in 24 hours and it’s storage capacity is a massive 33 pounds which makes it amazing for huge parties but kinda overkill for regular home use. That’s around 4 pounds of ice every hour or 1 pound of ice every 15 minutes on average (A single batch takes 20 minutes to be produced and consists of around 1.3 lbs of ice). The ice it makes is very nice. It operates pretty loudly.

There are complaints about reliability from some consumers, which means there is a potential threat for machine to break after 6-12 months of use.

Yeah, for a home use this machine will be just too much for most.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 99.2 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 62.3 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 33 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0 (Requires water supply and a drain)
  • Dimensions: 17.5 x 15.5 x 31.25 inches

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#18 Costzon Built-In Stainless Steel Portable Commercial Ice Maker

Costzon Built-In Stainless Steel Portable Commercial Ice Maker

Costzon portable commercial ice maker can produce up to 110 pounds of ice in 24 hours, that’s around 4.5 pounds per hour. One batch consists of 48 ice cubes and takes 12 to 18 minutes to make. Ice quality is not bad but certainly could be better – ice cubes are not dense and melt fast. Costzon ice maker is big – it is similar in size to Best Choice Products ice maker, its dimension are 19 x 16 x 31 inches. It’s also pretty heavy – 63.3 pounds and quite noisy. It’s easy to clean though.

This is another machine which reliability is questionable. Although the majority of Costzon ice maker owners feedback is positive during my research I also found complaints about machine breaking after 6-12 month of use.

Overall this is not a bad ice maker but there are far better products in the market so I can’t call it particularly good either.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 110 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 63.3 pounds
  • Water reservoir capacity: 0 (Requires water supply and a drain)
  • Dimensions: 19 x 16 x 31 inches

 

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#19 Whynter UIM-155 Stainless Steel Built-In Ice Maker

Whynter UIM-155 Stainless Steel Built-In Ice Maker

Whynter UIM-155 ice maker is capable of making 12 pounds of ice in 24 hours, but it certainly make more (18+ lbs). A nice feature about this ice maker is that it’s also a freezer, so the already made ice cubes won’t melt inside the ice bin unlike with other ice makers. This machine requires defrosting quite frequently if you use it regularly, which can be irritating. Ice quality is decent but for the price you would expect more.

Whynter UIM-155 ice bin stores up to 6 pounds of ice, that’s quite a lot and you don’t have to worry about ice cubes melting. Once the bin is full the machine stop making ice. It’s pretty heavy – it weighs 60 pounds and it’s moderately sized at 18 x 15 x 25 inches.

Consumer feedback about Whynter UIM-155 ice maker is mixed, there are plenty of reports about machine breaking after few month of use, however they are also plenty of positive feedback.

Overall considering the price, ice quality (which is not bad but not adequate for the price of machine) and reports about reliability issues I would suggest you to avoid this machine unless you are particularly looking for one that also works as a freezer and doesn’t melt ice cubes after making them.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: 18+ lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 60 pounds
  • Ice storage capacity: 6 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 1.4 gallons
  • Dimensions: 18 x 15 x 25 inches

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#20 NewAir AI-215SS Ice Maker

NewAir AI-215SS Ice Maker

NewAir AI-215SS ice maker makes a batch of 12 ice cubes every 6-8 minutes. The ice output is impressive, it can make up to 50 pounds of ice in 24 hours, that’s more than 2 pounds an hour of nice ice. NewAir AI-215SS offers you to make ice cubes in 3 different sizes, however they all seem to be the same. The ice bucket is not well insulated so ice melts rather quickly. All of the water from melting ice cubes go back to water reservoir to be reused. Machine operates quietly. It weighs 37.6 pound and its dimensions are 14.25 (Length) x 16.88 (Width) x 16.75 (Height) inches.

NewAir AI-215SS ice maker is a bit expensive and for the price you would expect great reliability but there are many complaints from NewAir AI-215SS owners about machine breaking after few weeks or months of use. Most of the consumers are satisfied with the product according to my research but you must be aware that there is some considerable possibility of running into technical problems with this ice maker.

Overall NewAir AI-215SS ice maker can produce a lot of ice fast but in other areas it’s mediocre. It’s also a bit expensive and has questionable reliability.

Details:

  • 24 hour production capability: up to 50 lbs
  • Cube size options: 1
  • Weight: 37.6 pounds
  • Dimensions: 14.25 x 16.88 x 16.75 inches

 

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