Newair 44lb. Nugget Countertop Ice Maker with Self-Cleaning Function, Refillable Water Tank, Perfect for Kitchens, Offices, Home Coffee Bars, and More
- The Good Ice You Crave – Want The Famous Crunch Of Sonic Ice Without Having To Leave The House. The Newair Countertop Crushed Ice Maker Has You Covered. It Is A Home Essential For Anyone Who Wants Reliable, Perfectly Formed Nugget Ice For Drinks And Crushed Ice For Smoothies. With The Ability To Push Out 44 Pounds Of The Good Ice Each Day, Your Cravings Will Never Go Unsatisfied Again.
- Convienent Design – This Nugget Ice Machine Has Been Designed With Convenient Drawer Access And A Viewing Window That Lets Everyone See The Good Ice That Awaits. Did We Mention The Cool Blue Led Light
- Ice Made. Countertop Space Saved. – This Portable Nugget Ice Maker Can Go Anywhere, Thanks To Its Refillable Water Tank. All You Need To Do Is Plug It In — No Complicated Tubing Or Hoses Required. It Fits In Any Kitchen, Taking Up Less Than One Square Foot Of Counter Space While Making Enough Pellet Ice For The Whole Family.
- Easy To Clean – Say Goodbye To Musty, Freezer-Burned Ice Forever. The Convenient Self-Clean Function And Bpa-Free Construction Ensure That You Have Pure, Fresh Sonic Ice At Your Fingertips For Every Occasion.
Specification: Newair 44lb. Nugget Countertop Ice Maker with Self-Cleaning Function, Refillable Water Tank, Perfect for Kitchens, Offices, Home Coffee Bars, and More
7 reviews for Newair 44lb. Nugget Countertop Ice Maker with Self-Cleaning Function, Refillable Water Tank, Perfect for Kitchens, Offices, Home Coffee Bars, and More
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Lasted a total of 3 weeks before it started making a loud screeching sound!! Customer service was no help. I was told they had no machines for warranty replacement. Very odd considering the item is in stocks for sale. RUN AWAY!! RETURNED TO AMAZON FOR REFUND
Poppy S –
This is a great little ice maker if you aren’t looking for true nugget ice. Doesn’t take up a lot of room, makes a lot of ice fast, and wasn’t particularly noisy. But it makes mini cubes of hard ice, not the soft Sonic ice, so if that’s what you want, this isn’t the right machine.
The ice maker is nice. Nuggets are a little bigger than we thought they would be, but it works quickly. Adding water constantly will probably get old, but that’s the only option we had. The biggest (and really only) complaint is that it is LOUD! The ice maker melts and re-freezes the ice. The noise from the kitchen is incessant. We have had to turn it off at night. Wish it were quieter.
This ice maker is amazing! It makes incredible ice and looks great doing it. First off, it came very well packaged. After unboxing I set it up on the counter, filled it with water, which is just a little over 2 liters. I use a one liter wine carafe and that works perfect for getting the water in the reservoir with no hassle or spill. Ran a cleaning cycle and then drained it. When I drain, I just pull out an empty kitchen drawer under the machine and put a large stainless mixing bowl in the drawer which puts it at the perfect height for the tubes to drain into. I thought that maybe I should use a little bleach or something to disinfect it but there is nothing in the manual so I contacted Newair customer service using the chat function on their website. I was immediately helped and told to use a 13 to 1 water/distilled white vinegar mix. So I mixed 13 cups of water to 1 cup vinegar, poured it in, and it was almost perfectly to the Max fill line. So, ran the cleaning cycle again, drained, refilled with fresh water and cleaned again. Time to make ice! Filled machine to “Max Fill” with fresh water out of my Berkey filter system. In about 6 minutes I had my first little cubes and the bin was full in about 2.5 – 3 hours. A max fill in the machine’s reservoir is just about perfect to fill the ice bucket. And what fantastic ice it is! Beautiful little cubes, soft and nice, transparent of any flavor, very clean. So I put the first batch in a 1 gallon Ziploc freezer bag and put it in my freezer and made another batch. When I pulled the ice out of the freezer it had stuck together a little bit but a couple whacks on the counter had everything just right. I love this machine, absolutely love it! Its life changing and this is way better than funky, freezer burned, refrigerator ice. This is “The Good Ice”. Noise level is a little louder than my Samsung refrigerator, which is whisper quiet, so very acceptable on that score. The loudest thing you hear is the ice falling into the bucket really. It turns off when it runs out of water or the ice bucket gets full. I love the purple LED lighting, looks awesome at night. If you are thinking about getting a “Sonic” ice maker I wholeheartedly recommend this one.
Dee Trabert –
The ice maker is a great value! Definitely loud while making ice but nothing that would wake you up at night. Makes ice pretty quickly. I would say we use an average of 20lbs a day and it keeps up great.
The only downside is you have to remove the whole ice tray to refill with water. And when you take the ice tray out it leaks water.
Still love this machine
Gina walker –
We purchased this icemaker in april plugged it in filled it up and worked great low to no noise ice out put was great. Until July when it started making a horrible clacking very loud noise. I notified the manufacturer sent them a video clip of the noise this thing was making they had the nerve to tell me that was normal!! Its funny it was very quiet running for 3 months !! I requested a replacement because we are doing the 12 month payment plan they refused. I stopped payment on this machine i am not paying for something that is defective. DO NOT BUY FROM THESE PEOPLE YOU WILL REGRET IT!!!
Jason Blalock –
So far, it’s been chugging along doing its thing, and doing it pretty well. It is kinda noisy when the motor is running to make more ice, but it’s in a room with a water cooler, and other things like that, so it is not really a big deal. Yes, you can hear it dropping ice nuggets into the bin from another room, but it isn’t like overly annoying or anything.
The ice that comes out is nice, but, and I’m going to be critical here for a moment… if you are looking for something like a typical ice maker in a fridge, that is dedicated to the task, that keeps ice at ~zero temps, this is not the device you are looking for.
The ice that comes out of it is very wet, close to already melting. I guess I should say, I do live in a place where it is very warm, AZ. Humidity in my house is on the medium side (40-50% depending on the day this time of year). It won’t last long in any glass you put it in. If you pour warm soda into the cup, it will likely just melt all the ice and you’ll have to add more pretty quickly. Normally a Yeti will hold ice (from the freezer designed to hold it at a low temp) for a day or two before it has melted – I’m going to repeat that test just to see how long it lasts.
Why do I mention this? I guess, when I typically think of Ice Machine, I’m thinking of Ice Machine with Freezer to preserve the ice. The way this thing works, is you pull the bin out, and pour water into the bottom of the machine up to the fill line, then you push the bin back in and hit the Ice button (if it isn’t already lit). This starts up the compressor and, no lie, within maybe 15 minutes, this thing started chunking out ice. The bin that is holding said ice, has holes in the bottom of it, so as the ice melts in this bin, it will drain back down into the bottom. Once the ice level drops enough, the machine starts creating more ice to bring the level back up. Because this bin is not insulated, and these compartments aren’t really meant to preserve said ice, the process is kinda fast to where the ice will melt down and recirculate again.
What I wish it had :
– A fill port so I don’t have to pull out the bin to do this. It’s kinda messy since the ice is always wet, but I just keep a cloth there to wipe up the water. I may actually rig up a way to do this.
– A refrigerated, or better insulated, bin compartment that would delay the melting of the ice and hold it at a lower temperature, so it would be more resilient to room temp drinks.
Do I regret buying it? Nah, it does a good job, and I like it. My wife likes the ice coming out of it (this was a birthday present for her), so she is happy with it. If I had a freezer to move the ice to upstairs, then it would be less of an issue. If I were using it downstairs where my fridges are, I could just pull the bin and dump it into the tray inside my freezer and have great crushed ice that would definitely be a lot colder. As long as you go into it with managed expectations, it is a great product at the price point. I looked at adding one to my counter to do the same job, full time (fits into the narrow cabinet space in your kitchen cabinets) and it was going to be several thousands $ to get. This one is saving a lot and getting the job done.