hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine for Counter Top – Makes 26 lbs of Ice per 24 Hours – Ice Cubes Ready in 8-10 Minutes – Electric Ice Making…
- Take a Chill Pill: Our powerful ice maker creates refreshing, chewable pill-shaped ice to keep your drinks icy cold. It’s just what the doctor ordered.
- 26 Pounds Per Day: Fill the 2.2 liter water reservoir, which holds up to 1.5 pounds of ice at a time, and you’re good to go for many rounds of cocktails, mocktails and more. Pro Tip: Use your ice shortly after making it, or store the extra cubes in your freezer to keep them from going to waste.
- Sits Pretty On Your Countertop: At just 9.5 x 12.9 x 14 inches, this modern compact appliance uses an energy-efficient compressor for cooling, and fits nicely on your kitchen counter without taking up too much space.
- Super Fast Ice Production: Makes small or medium sized ice cubes in just 8 to 10 minutes. Warning lights activate when the ice basket is full or when water needs to be refilled. Includes a handy scoop for serving. Smart design features auto shut-off, and a reservoir that reuses water from melted ice to make even more ice!
Specification: hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine for Counter Top – Makes 26 lbs of Ice per 24 Hours – Ice Cubes Ready in 8-10 Minutes – Electric Ice Making…
7 reviews for hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker Machine for Counter Top – Makes 26 lbs of Ice per 24 Hours – Ice Cubes Ready in 8-10 Minutes – Electric Ice Making…
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Monique Desmarais –
Really like this ice machine
Susan Slytherin –
I know a lot of people who chew ice love those little tiny ice cubes, but personally, I greatly prefer an ice cube that is of a small/medium size, and is just of a softer texture, and this ice maker makes those ice cubes perfectly. The ice cubes are hollow in the middle due to how they get made, and they are just the perfect texture for chewing, in my opinion. You can choose a small or large size, I prefer small but it’s nice that it gives you a choice. It makes each batch of 9 ice cubes very quickly, I haven’t timed it or anything but I think it’s usually around 6-7 minutes. It is a bit noisy, especially for a second when the ice drops, but based on my own personal experiences with ice makers I don’t feel like it’s any more noisy than other similar machines. I was able to get this for a steal when it had a coupon on it, but honestly even at regular price I’d say it’s a pretty good deal.
Another nice thing was that this actually got shipped to me way sooner than the original expected date was (expected to get it in around a week after ordering, actually got it in just one day).
I will update my review if anything changes, but currently I personally highly recommend this ice maker.
*Side note – I am not really sure how to rate the “Flavor” of this ice maker, so I just didn’t rate in that category. I mean, the ice cubes just taste like the water you put in it lol
First of all, my freezer is jam-packed. There is no room for even one conventional ice cube tray, and even if I could squeeze one in, keeping it level without water dripping and spilling all over is next to impossible. All for 10 or 12 measly ice cubes that I’d have to wait hours for them to freeze.
Enter this miraculous ice machine! Wish I’d gotten one years ago. One fill of water results in a full gallon freezer bag full of ice. I just fill it up, let it run, occasionally check to see if the basket is full, toss the cubes into a bag and put it in the freezer door. After a few hours at most, the water is used up and I have a big bag of cubes. You can just refill with more water if you need more ice, or if you’re having a party and need a continuous supply of ice.
The ice is a tad soft, which is to be expected, but it’s perfectly serviceable for drinks right out of the machine. After being in a bag in the freezer for a little while, the cubes get as rock solid as ice tray ice. They tend to stick together a little but just a little bang of the bag against the counter and the individual cubes separate perfectly.
After I’ve got all the ice I need, it’s a breeze to clean up. The machine is light enough for me to carry it to the sink to pull the bottom plug and drain out any remaining water. The hardest part of the whole operation is wrestling the plastic plug out of the drainage hole! I then just wipe it down with a paper towel and leave the door open for it to completely air dry. Caveat: Don’t forget to put the plug back in place before you use the machine again!
It’s not the smallest appliance but it’s earned a permanent spot on my kitchen counter. Beautiful brushed stainless steel finish that looks elegant and fits in with almost any decor. I use it about once or twice a week, but then, it’s just me in the house. If you’ve got family, especially in the summertime, I can see using it daily to keep everyone’s drinks nice and chilled. Even if you’ve forgotten to stock up, all it takes is a few minutes to produce enough cubes for a tall glass of water or soda.
It’s also great for rapidly cooling hard boiled eggs or blanched vegetables. Makes a convenient source of ice for sprains, strains, or just wrapping a handful in a kitchen towel to cool off by placing it on the back of the neck.
It’s very, very quiet, too. The only noise it makes is the boink! of the cubes dropping off the metal rods and being shoveled into the basket. If the basket gets full, the machine will stop until you empty it. If you forget and the ice all melts back into the reservoir, the machine will automatically start up again and remake the cubes! It also stops if the water level gets too low, and a light comes on letting you know. No danger of burning out the motor.
You can choose to make smaller or larger cubes, too. The larger ones aren’t that large, so I just leave it on large, which is the default. Hint: Using distilled water gives you crystal clear ice cubes!
I love this machine and it seems very well built. I highly recommend it.
Jeremy Caddy –
Easiest ice maker to operate. Our refrigerator freezer stopped making ice and buying bags of ice from the convenience store was inconvenient 🤫. Just plug it into a power outlet, pour in water up to the bottom of the basket and wait.
Ice in a second , no waiting. Summer must!
Sima D. –
We bought this on Prime Day for about $50.
It’s sounds like a mini fridge. The size of the ice gets bigger the longer it’s running. It’s interesting the way the ice is made; basically the prongs are cold and water sits in a pan around the prongs and freezes. After a certain amount of time, the water drains, the refrigeration turns off, and the ice falls off the prongs, in the pan, and then pushed into a basket (which is not refrigerated) and the process starts over again.
Now, as I said, the basket is not refrigerated, so the ice does start melting slowly. When you go to empty the basket, there’s quite a bit of water. What I do is put the ice into a zip lock freezer bag in the freezer, and after a few rounds of ice (each round make 9 pieces) I’ll bang the ice on the counter to break them up and then put it in a bucket in the freezer. If I don’t, then they all stick together in the bucket and can’t get any out.
Hope that makes sense.
In any case, for $50, I like this appliance. It makes ice in just a few minutes rather than hours. It can be a bit of a mess, but it’s only water!
Andre Robert –