I purchased this and used it for about 6 months while traveling. Has been stored in it the same box it was shipped in for about 6 months. Got it out to use today and it will not work. This is my 2nd one and the 1st did the same thing, different name on it, but same machine.
Purchased for a rv where space is premium. It makes ice quickly, quietly and cleans easily. The cubes are hollow which melt quicker than solid ice. This ice-maker does not have a freezer container to store ice; so the ice will melt eventually. There is an interior sensor which shuts off ice production once the ice container freezes about 6-7 c of ice. If you need ice for a long period of time, you will have to bag it and store in a freezer. If you are aware of its limitations; this is a wonderful accessory for your rv freezer which does not have an ice-maker.
Pro it does make ice Every 6 min Con it is only 7 pieces at a time. This does add up pretty quickly though. It is very stylish, I think it good for the price. One thing I was disappointed in, was the fact I enquired if it made clear ice. I was told that it does. Actually as a matter of fact I does not make clear ice.
Both my husband and I want to express how happy we are with our new ice maker! We've only had it for about a month but we wonder why we didn't purchase this item sooner. We live in a tiny city apartment and so the size of the icemaker fits perfectly on our small kitchenette counter. It's sleek and the red compliments our other red appliances. It's simple to use and I love that you can select from small, medium or large sized ice. We turn it on only when we use it and after only 15-20 mins the icemaker generates approx 1.5-2 cups of medium sized ice. This is so much easier and faster than filling up ice trays and waiting for them to freeze. Overall, it's fairly quiet other than when the ice drops into the tray. We can't imagine hot summers without our new icemaker. I would highly recommend this item if you have a small kitchen space.
We are so pleased with this. it makes a lot of ice and is not noisy. it looks great on the counter. highly recommended.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? spot on
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. excellent
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
My fiance insists that I declutter our freezer so that our ice maker can do its job. But I haven't been able to do so. While looking at end of year best lists, a blog mentioned this small counter top ice maker with rave reviews from other sites. And it does exactly what it says, quick turn around on ice cubes within minutes (depending on the ambient temperature). The machine is about the size of a bread maker and though it would fit on the counter top, it is large and rather bulky. It is a really simple machine and thus easy to use. Plug in, fill with water, select ice cube size and push power button. In about 15 minutes, you'll have your first batch of ice. It makes an incredible amount of ice with just one water filled tank. The ice does come out kind of wet. However, if you place it into a bag and into the freezer for later use, it is perfect. There is really no "off" button, so I typically unplug it when I am not actively making ice. It does not refrigerate newly made ice but the insulation of the machine may keep it coolish over some time; however it will melt and the water will be recycled to make new ice. From that standpoint, it does not work like your fridge ice maker. Overall, this is a really good price for the product. The bright red reminds me of old fashioned Coca-Cola coolers without the insignia. The machine looks well made and after several uses, there have been no problems. Other reviewers suggested that the machine sit for two hours to let the refrigerant settle before making your first batch of ice. O.com packed it well and it was delivered in a timely manner. I'm excited about the party potential of this machine. And when there are no parties, my Vitamix will be happy to have more ice.
Purchased this ice machine and it arrived two days later. Opened the box cleaned it up per the instructions filled the water reservoir and plugged it in. Minutes later the basket had already received the first batch of ice. Small or larger ice cubes only takes minutes to produce. I have been looking for awhile to use for our camping trips and after the reviews on this machine I'm glad I purchased the newair portable ice machine. So far I don't think you can go wrong with this product.
I had to replace another portable icemaker with this purchase. It's color was a very cheery. The icemaker started out slow so I changed the size of the ice and that made the production of ice faster. I have only used it once but with summer coming its use will increase.