Forget about always running out to the corner store to get ice during a party-now you are the corner store with your black portable ice maker. A fresh batch of ice is made in 10 minutes. The machine will can make 26.5 pounds of ice in 24 hours....more
The maker works fast! But the ice has a strange taste from the way it is made. Takes a little getting used to. For my needs, the taste does not come into play. Once full, the red light under the full picture comes on. You can either empty the drawer or let the ice in it melt back into the water tank and it will start making the ice all over again.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Nice glossy color.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Nice, just as advertised.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
I bought this ice maker because our refrigerator (dutch door with ice and water in the door) did not make enough ice. So far the machine is working just fine and makes about 1/2 a gallon bag of ice in 45 minutes. Once the bag is full we store it in the freezer section. The color of the machine, black, matches our other appliances. Overall it seems that portable ice makers are expensive for what they do, but this product seemed to be the best deal comparing cost, shipping, and sales tax. Since I live out in the country it saves me the time and expense of picking up additional ice. I have only had the ice maker for approximately 1 month, but thus far I am happy with the purchase.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was representative, but the actual machine is more vibrant.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. So far the quality of the product seems appropriate for its intended use.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The discription was accurate.
Would you recommend this to a friend? Yes
from Wonder Valley, California,
Jul 22, 2011
What a pain to run out of ice. What a pain to have to run from where u are to the fridge to get more ice.
This is the little ice maker that could. I bought one for my art/computer room and it is right behind me so all i have to do is turn my chair. I love it. I drink tons of water all day and to be able to have ice for my water or any other beverage in a matter of minutes is wonderful.. Just be sure to clean it and the points inside. I have used mine for a year now non stop. OH and the other great thing is u can make 3 sizes of cubes -- they are round so they can be put into water bottles and such.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exact to my monitor
Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? good description
This is a mixed review, but definitely mostly positive.
Drawbacks to this device are: 1) The ice is not in a freezer compartment, so it melts slowly and water returns to the reservoir to be recycled. Not a huge deal because the machine makes ice surprisingly quickly. 2) After making ice, when you pull the ice drawer out, melted ice water drips and can make quite a puddle on your counter in front of the machine. A rag or wash cloth easily fixes that annoyance. 3) It makes some noise, a relatively loud hum, but that's what you'd expect from any tabletop ice maker.
Advantages to this device: 1) It's fast, first cubes in less than 10 minutes. 2) It keeps up with two drinkers having cocktails. 3 or 4 cocktail drinkers strain this machine, but it's actually quite impressive. 3) Your friends will be impressed by this device on your bar. 4) Three different cube sizes. I don't know yet how cube size affects speed of making ice, but I will do some testing.
I don't think any other machines will be much better, so I would recommend this. It works very well in the little niche it is designed for, and as a bonus, I can take it camping or to other places (hotels, motels) where I have AC power. This is a fun little machine which looks good and works as advertised. It's WAY faster than my freezer at making ice. I really am glad I bought it.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact color match.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality seems fine, although I've only used it three times in the past two weeks.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Perfect accuracy.
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