When it comes to portable ice makers there is no shortage of choices. They offer a tidy option to your ice dilemma because of their convenience and versatility. They fit into compact spaces, and they can be plugged into any outlet including your car’s DC adapter. After reading this article you may decide to forget those bags of ice that eventually melt to water! These ice makers will prepare and hold as much or as little ice as you need. Here is a list of the top best portable ice makers with an impressive array of bells and whistles.
8. Upgraded Digital Ice Maker Machine by NutriChef
This digital unit is set in a portable stainless steel and stain resistant casing. It can produce small, medium and large ice cubes in as little as 10 minutes. It has a large storage capacity that can deliver a generous 33 pounds of ice per day. Its built-in water reservoir holds up to 2.2 liters of water. It features extra quiet operation and includes a refillable ice tray with a hand scoop shovel. It is compact enough to fit on a counter top, and it measures 14.2×9.8×12.9 inches. This unit weighs 22 pounds and is priced at $189.
7. Hamilton Beach PIM-1-3A Portable Ice Maker
This black encased portable ice maker holds a capacity of 26 pounds of ice per day, and it can produce 9 ice cubes every 7 minutes. There are two different sizes of ice cubes. A neat feature includes an LED indicator. This provides water level capacity, signifies when the basket is full, and it also lets you know when the machine is producing ice. It holds a total ice capacity of 2 pounds and has a water reservoir volume of 0.7 gallons. It measures 12.5×9.5×14 inches and weighs 19 pounds. This unit is nicely priced at $99.
6. Portable Digital Ice Maker Machine by Arctic-Pro
Like the Hamilton Beach the Arctic Pro also holds a capacity of 26 pounds of ice cubes per day and produces ice in 8 minutes. This unit also offers small and large size cubes, and it has an easy-to-use digital screen. The screen controls allow you to monitor the progress of ice production. It measures 12.5×8.75×11.5 inches and weighs 17.2 pounds. Included with this unit are a small ice scoop and basket. The Artic Pro has a 30 day money back guarantee and is quality certified. The cost is $124.
5. Hamilton Beach PIM-2-3A Portable Ice Maker
This unit is an enhancement from its sister model. It has the same dimensions, weight, and all the same features as the PIM-1-3A. It also produces 9 ice cubes every 7 minutes, and you can choose from two different size cubes. The major difference is its upgraded stylish black stainless steel case. Even though it features this nice upgrade, the PIM-2-3A is still priced equally at $99.99 and weighs 19 pounds.
4. Vremi Countertop Ice Maker
Vremi stainless steel ice maker offers the perfect chewable bullet-shaped ice cubes at a rate of 9 every 8 to 10 minutes, and they fit nicely into water bottles or mixed drinks. This ice maker comes in silver and black and has smart features such as warning lights and automatic shut-off features. It is also quiet and energy-efficient. It holds 2.2 liters of water and can reuse water from melted ice to continuously make new ice. It measures 12×9.5×13.5 inches, weighs 23.6 pounds and is equipped with its own ice scoop and basket. It is priced at $129.
3. hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine for Countertop
Coming in at number 3 the hOmeLabs ice maker packs a punch and produces 26 pounds of ice every 24 hours. You will not have a lengthy wait because it can serve up ice cube bullets in as little as 6 to 8 minutes. Its quiet compressor won’t cause any unpleasant noise distractions wherever this unit is placed. It also uses low energy to cool off which will certainly help keep your energy bills manageable. In addition, the hOmeLabs portable ice maker features a smart water reservoir which reuses water from melted ice, and it includes a basket and ice scoop. hOmeLabs is extremely compact measuring 14×9.5×12.9 inches. It has a list price of $139.99 and weighs 19.4 pounds.
2. Compact Ice Maker by RCA
The highly rated ice maker by RCA comes in a variety of colors (red, black, silver, and white). It produces 26 pounds of ice per day in small and large munchable sizes. It matches the speed of the hOmeLabs maker by also producing ice in as little at 6 minutes. The RCA weighs about 20 pounds and measures 15x11x14.5 inches. The $99 price tag is comparable to Hamilton Beach.
1. Opal Nugget Ice Maker by FirstBuild
Rounding out the list at number 1 is Opal Nugget. What makes this one of the best portable ice makers is its ability to produce ice from a Bluetooth app! It features smaller ice pellets that work great for mixed drinks, bottles of water, and pitchers of your favorite beverages. The Opal weighs 44 pounds, produces 1 pound of ice per hour and features a 3-pound bin. The price starts at $431.49, and it measures 15.5×10.5×17.2 inches. This ice maker can accommodate large groups and keep your beverages chill between temperatures of 55 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit.