Northair HZB-22/S Portable Ice Maker (48lbs/24H) Review

Northair HZB-22/S portable ice maker produces up to 48 lbs of ice cubes in 24 hours or about 2 pounds per hour which is considerably more than most portable ice machines which usually make only around 1 lbs per hour.

It can make bullet shaped ice cubes with hollow inside in three different sizes: small, medium and large. It makes a batch of 12 ice cubes every 8-12 minutes.

Ice cube quality is good and they are really chewable.

Already made ice cubes slowly melt inside the ice maker so for later use you will have to put them in freezer but they can freeze together into a clump of ice which you will have to break apart with ice pick afterwards.


Northair HZB-22/S has sensors that detect when ice basket is full or water reservoir empty and pauses ice production until you take care of it.Ice basket can hold 2.65 lbs of ice cubes and water reservoir capacity is 1.32 gallons or 5 liters.

Northair HZB-22/S has stainless steel housing with plastic with with transparent window.

Comes with free ice scoop.

Control panel

Control panel of Northair HZB-22/S features 2 buttons and 6 indicator lights:

  • Buttons
    • “Power“ button: Turns unit on or off.
    • “Select“ button: Switches between ice cube size settings.
  • Indicator lights:
    • “S“ indicator: indicates that you have chosen small ice cube size setting
    • “M“ indicator: indicates that you have chosen medium ice cube size setting
    • “L“ indicator: indicates that you have chosen large ice cube size setting
    • “Power“ indicator: indicates that the unit is on
    • “ice“ indicator: indicates that ice basket is full
    • “add water“ indicator: indicates that water reservoir is empty

Dimensions and weight

Northair HZB-22/S measures 15 inches wide, 17.1 inches deep and 17 inches high. It weighs 38 lbs so it’s a bit heavy for portable ice machine.


Overall is a good ice maker. It makes lots of good ice and has all the basic features.

Northair HZB-22/S Portable Ice Maker Details/Specs:

  • Type: Freestanding/Built-in
  • Ice production capacity: up to 48 lbs/24h
  • Voltage: 115V~ 60 Hz
  • Power: 150W
  • Ice Basket Capacity: 2.65 lbs (1.2 kg)
  • Water Tank Capacity: 1.32 gal (5 liters)
  • Dimensions: 15” x 17.1” x 17” (W x D x H)
  • Weight: 38 lbs
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x ice maker
    • 1 x ice scoop
    • 1 x ice basket
    • 1 x user manual

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