VPCOK 005273 26 lbs/24h Countertop Portable Ice Maker Review


VPCOK 005273 is inexpensive portable countertop ice maker that can produce up to 26 pounds of ice cubes in 24 hours. So how good can an inexpensive ice maker be?


Ice production

VPCOK 005273 produces a batch of 9 ice cubes every 6-13 minutes- it depends on multiple factors like water temperature, ambient (air) temperature and selected ice cube size setting but usually it makes a batch in under 10 minutes even if you select the largest size setting.

Ice cubes are bullet shaped with hollow inside. Hollow inside means increased contact area so ice cubes melt faster but they cool down your drink more as well.

VPCOK 005273 can make ice cubes in two sizes: small and large, however you can hardly call “Large” ice cubes large – they are still relatively small so most will never even make “Small” ice cubes.

Ice cubes are a bit soft making them really chewable however some prefer frozen solid ice cubes, if you are part of the latter then you can make a few batches of ice cubes and then put them in freezer for later use and then they will be properly frozen.

Ice basket isn’t refrigerated so once made ice cubes will slowly melt. Water from melted ice cubes will go back in water reservoir to be re-used.


Control panel

VPCOK 005273 ice maker control panel features 2 buttons (“On/Off” and “Select” for setting ice cube size setting) and 5 indicator lights (2 of them warns you when ice basket is full or water reservoir empty, 2 of them shows which size setting you have chosen – either “Small” or “Large” and the last indicator simply shows that ice machine is turned on).


Features

VPCOK 005273 has sensors that detect when ice basket is full or water reservoir empty – if either happens it will pause ice production and respective warning indicator will light up until you resolve the issue. Water reservoir capacity is 2 liters which equals to about 67 oz.


Noise

It’s relatively quiet for an ice maker. Fan is rather quiet and ice maker makes louder noise only when batch is finished and drops ice cubes in ice basket.


Dimensions and weight

VPCOK 005273 ice maker machine measures 8.7 inches long, 12.3 inches wide and 12.6 inches high. It weighs 15.7 pounds (which equals to 7.1 kilograms).


Conclusions

VPCOK 005273 is a good ice maker especially for the money. It obviously isn’t as good as units that cost hundreds of dollars but it makes good ice reasonably fast at an affordable pricing.




VPCOK 005273 Details/Specs:

  • Type: Freestanding / Portable / Countertop
  • Voltage/ Frequency: 115V/60Hz
  • Ice output: up to 26 lbs per 24 hours
  • Ice cubes per batch: 9
  • Ice cube size options: 2
  • Water reservoir capacity: 2 liters / 67 oz.
  • Dimensions: 8.7” x 12.3” x 12.6” (L x W x H)
  • Weight: 15.7 lbs / 7.1 kg
  • Package contents:
    • 1 x VPCOK 005273 26 lbs/24h Countertop Portable Ice Maker Machine
    • 1 x Ice basket
    • 1 x Ice scoop
    • 1 x User manual

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