Euhomy IM-12AS is a portable countertop ice maker that can produce up to 26 pounds of ice cubes in 24 hours. Euhomy is a reputable market leader when it comes to affordable countertop ice makers and other models from the manufacturer have proven to be great units – does IM-12AS follow the trend?
Euhomy IM-12AS makes 9 bullet shaped hollow ice cubes per batch. Each batch takes 8-13 minutes to be made but it’s usually at the lower end of the spectrum. First batch might take longer to make than following ones and first couple might be of lesser quality.
Euhomy IM-12AS can produce ice cubes in 2 different sizes: small and large. Large sized ice cubes are quite thicker than small ones so the difference between is actually significant. This is not the case where the different between ice cubes sizes is minuscule or non-existent like with some other ice machines.
Ice cube quality is good. There is not taste to them. You don’t necessarily need to use distilled water but it can prolong the lifetime of the unit and make ice cubes more transparent. Other than that you probably won’t notice a difference if you use regular water.
Euhomy IM-12AS isn’t refrigerated so if left behind ice cubes will slowly melt but it’s not an issue if you empty it every hour as they do melt slowly. Water from melted ice cubes go back into water reservoir to be reused.
Since this unit makes makes slightly more than 1 pound of ice cubes per hour it might not be able to keep up with demand if you have guests. You might have to turn the ice machine about hour before they arrive and produce some ice and store it in freezer for later use.
Euhomy IM-12AS has infrared sensors that detect when ice basket is full or water reservoir empty. When it does happen it will pause ice production and warn you through indicator lights.
Ice basket capacity is 1.54 pounds whereas water reservoir – 2.2 liters (about 0.58 gallons). Ice basket is removable. It also comes with free ice scoop.
Euhomy IM-12AS is easy and intuitive to use. It only features two buttons: “On/Off“ (to start/stop ice production) and “Select“ (for selecting ice cubes size).
It also has 5 indicator lights. Two to display which ice cube size setting you have selected, two are warning indicators previously mentioned and the last one is “Power” indicator.
It’s a bit loud when producing ice so be warned!
Euhomy IM-12AS is relatively inexpensive but quite capable ice maker. Of course it’s not super advanced unit that can compete with top of the range ice machines but it does make good ice at an affordable price and that’s what matters the most in this case.
Euhomy IM-12AS Countertop, 26lbs/24H Portable Compact Ice Maker Machine Details/Specs:
- Type: Freestanding / Portable / Countertop
- Ice output: up to 26 lbs per 24 hours
- Ice cubes per batch: 9
- Ice cube size options: 2
- Ice basket capacity: 1.5 lbs
- Water reservoir capacity: 2.2 liters (~0.58 gallons)
- Dimensions: 9.4″ x 13.3” x 12.6” (W x D x H)