Magic Chef MCIM22R 27-Lb. Portable Countertop Ice Maker Review

Magic Chef MCIM22R portable countertop ice maker makes up to 27 pounds of ice in 24 hours.

Ice production

Magic Chef MCIM22R makes a batch of 9 bullet shaped ice cubes with hollow inside every 7-10 minutes.

It offers two ice cube size options: small and large. However even the “Large” ice cubes are small and melt pretty fast.

Ice basket isn’t refrigerated which is the case with nearly all portable ice makers. Once made ice cubes will slowly melt and the melted water will go back into water reservoir.

Magic Chef MCIM22R is a bit loud too which might be an issue for some.

Control panel

Control panel features 2 buttons – One for turning the unit on/off and the other for selecting ice cube size.

It also has 5 indicator lights: two of them warns you when water reservoir is empty or ice basket full, two indicate which ice cube size setting you have chosen, either small or large, and the last indicator light is simply for showing that unit is on.


Magic Chef MCIM22R features see-through window and exterior drain. Housing is made of plastic. Ice basket can hold up to 1.5 pounds of ice cubes.


Magic Chef MCIM22R is a mediocre ice maker which is to be expected for the price however some of its competitors are a bit better. If you are looking for a good ice maker machine you might want to read our Best Portable/Countertop Ice Makers article.

Magic Chef MCIM22R 27-Lb. Portable Countertop Ice Maker Details/Specs:

  • Type: Freestanding / Portable / Countertop
  • Ice output: up to 27 lbs per 24 hours
  • Ice cubes per batch: 9
  • Ice cube size options: 2
  • Housing: Plastic
  • Features:
    • Exterior drain
    • See-through window
    • Full ice basket/empty water reservoir sensors
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x Ice Maker
    • 1 x Manual
    • 1 x Ice Scoop

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