Igloo ICEB33SL 33-Pound Countertop Ice Maker Machine Review

Igloo ICEB33SL makes up to 33 pounds of ice cubes in 24 hours – which is pretty impressive since it’s about 27% more than most ice machines in its price class. It makes a batch of 9 ice cubes usually in 7-9 minutes but sometimes can take up to 15.

Ice quality is ok. Igloo ICEB33SL uses R134A refrigerant. It’s recommended to use it in environment temperature between 45˚ F to 90˚ F (7°C to 32°C). Recommended water temperature is in same range.


Interface of Igloo ICEB33SL is pretty simple – there is only 2 buttons and 4 indicator lights.

One of the button turns ice maker on or off, the other one is for selecting ice cube size. Indicator lights show which ice cube size is selected and warns if ice bin is full or water needs to be added.=


Igloo ICEB33SL can make ice cubes of two different sizes. With the transparent lid you don’t have to open lid to see how many ice cubes have already been made. It also has rubber feet which makes it more stable but can leave marks on light-colored countertops.

Igloo ICEB33SL water tank capacity is 2.5 quarts.

Igloo ICEB33SL has removable ice basket which can hold up to 2 lbs of ice cubes. It’s not refrigerated so ice cubes melt inside but the melted water will be reused to make new batches.

Igloo ICEB33SL 33 lb. Ice maker machine comes with ice scoop – it’s nothing extraordinary though as most ice makers also include free ice scoop.


ICEB33SL 33 pound ice maker is pretty loud – it’s a lot noisier than its competitors. It can certainly be annoying and intrusive due to loud fans.

Dimensions and weight

Igloo ICEB33SL 33 lb. ice maker measures 14.09 inches deep, 9.65 inches wide and 11.54 inches tall. It weighs 18.96 pounds.


Reliability might be a common issue with Igloo ICEB33SL. Most of the consumer feedback is positive – but with that being said there is still considerable amount of reliability complaints – more than with other ice makers. There are reports about the machine stopping working after couple weeks or months of use, sometimes even after using it just few times.


Despite impressive ice output Igloo ICEB33SL isn’t really the best option in its price class. It’s loud and might have a high risk of breakage which is why it’s a safer choice to choose a different ice maker. If you are looking for a good ice maker machine you might also want to read our Best Portable/Countertop Ice Makers article.

Igloo ICEB33SL 33-lb countertop ice maker details:

  • Ice output: up to 33 lbs per 24 hours
  • Refrigerant: R134A
  • Ice cube size options: 2
  • Weight: 18.96 pounds (8.6 kg)
  • Ice bucket capacity: 2 lbs
  • Water reservoir capacity: 80 oz
  • Dimensions: 14.09″ x 9.65″ x 11.54″ (D x W x H)

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