SMETA SDZB-12A1 26lb/day Portable Ice Maker Machine Review

SMETA SDZB-12A1 ice maker can produce up to 26 pounds of ice cubes per 24 hours. It makes a batch of 9 bullet shaped ice cubes with hollow inside every 6-12 minutes. It can make ice cubes of two different sizes.

Ice cube quality is ok. Because they are hollow on the inside they do melt quicker in drinks than anticipated.

Before using it for the first time you should let it sit upright for 24 hours for coolant to settle.


According to consumer reports it seems like many units fail at around 1 year mark. If you are looking for ice machine that will last for years this one might disappoint you. It’s hard to assess how common such occurrences are since people are more likely to leave feedback if they had negative experience.


SMETA SDZB-12A1 has sensors that detect when you need to add more water or empty ice basket. When water reservoir is empty or ice basket full it will pause ice cube production until you resolve the issue. Ice basket can hold 1.5 pounds of ice cubes.

Control panel

Control panel is very basic and easy to use. It has two buttons: for selecting ice cube size and starting ice production cycle.

There’s also 5 indicator lights. Two of them are warning indicators for when water reservoir is empty or ice basket full. Two of them are for showing which ice cube size setting you have selected. The last indicator light just shows that unit is plugged in and supplied with electricity.

Dimensions and weight

SMETA SDZB-12A1 weighs 18 pounds. It measures 9.5 inches wide, 12.9 inches deep and 14 inches high.


SMETA SDZB-12A1 makes ice cubes. With hollow inside. About 1 pound per hour. That’s pretty much it. Nothing special about this machine. Not the best ice maker you can buy but it works. If you are looking for a good ice maker machine you might want to read our Best Portable/Countertop Ice Makers article.

SMETA SDZB-12A1 26lb/day Portable Compact Ice Maker Machine Details/Specs:

  • Type: Freestanding / Portable / Countertop
  • Power: 110 V/60 HZ
  • 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
  • Ice machine net weight: 18 lbs
  • Ice machine dimensions: 9.5” x 12.9” x 14” (W x D x H)

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