COSTWAY 23840-BKPE Ice Maker (Review)

COSTWAY 23840-BKPE ice maker produces up to 26 pounds of bullet shaped ice cubes per 24 hours. It makes 9 ice cubes per batch and each batch takes around 6 to 8 minutes to make.

COSTWAY 23840-BKPE is made of food grade corrosion resistant ABS and PP material. It uses copper nickel plating grid and R134a refrigerant which is non-toxic, non-flammable and non-corrosive.


COSTWAY 23840-BKPE has a self-cleaning function which is very rare in its price class. It can also makes ice cubes in two different sizes: large and small, however it seems like the size of ice cubes themselves is the same. They seem to differ in the size of the hole inside the ice cubes, i.e. the large size has smaller hole in the center.

Ice bucket is pretty small as it can only hold 1.3 lbs of ice cubes. Some competing models can hold a bit over 2 lbs. Water tank capacity is 2.1 liters or about 71 oz which is the average in its class.

COSTWAY 23840-BKPE ice maker is ETL certified meaning it meets all applicable safety standards set by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.

Control panel

Control panel is simple to use. There are only 3 buttons: for starting/stopping making ice, choosing between small/large ice cube setting and starting clean function.

One of the things that distinguishes it from competing models is that it has pretty cool LCD display that displays multitude of things: ice making status, ice making time, whether self-clean process is ongoing, which ice cubes setting has been chosen and also warns if there is not enough water in water reservoir or ice bucket is full. LCD display could be brighter though.

Dimensions & Weight

COSTWAY 23840-BKPE weighs 21 pounds and measures 14.5 inches long, 10 inches wide and 12 inches high.


COSTWAY 23840-BKPE is relatively quiet compared to other units.


For the price COSTWAY 23840-BKPE is a pretty good ice maker. It’s not perfect – in some ways it falls behind competing models, in others it beats them. But when it comes to the most important thing – making ice, this machine performs well. If you are looking for a good ice maker machine you might also want to read our Best Portable/Countertop Ice Makers article.

COSTWAY 23840-BKPE Countertop Ice Maker Specs/Details:

  • Type: Freestanding / Portable / Countertop
  • Ice output: up to 26 lbs per 24 hours
  • Ice cubes per batch: 9
  • Time per batch: ~6-8 minutes
  • Ice cube size options: 2
  • Ice basket capacity: 1.3 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 2.1 liters / ~71 oz
  • Dimensions: 14.5” x 10” x 12” (D x W x H)
  • Weight: 21 lbs
  • Certifications:
    • ETL Certified

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