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Best Portable Ice Maker Reviews

Ice Maker Mania is a site dedicated to bringing you the best portable ice maker reviews for each machine possible, as well as information regarding using and maintaining your new ice machine (in the articles section on the main navigation bar). There are definitely many reasons to consider buying your own convenient ice maker, however there are also just as many topics you have to think about before making your purchase. At Ice Maker Mania, our goal is to help you with those things.

The convenience of having your own movable ice machine cannot be overlooked. By plugging in the unit and providing a water supply, you can make pounds and pounds of ice every day. This makes these machines effective for many different occasions! You can use them for parties at your home or at the office, BBQ’s, camping and providing ice at a picnic. Our portable ice maker reviews cover a wide range of topics and tips, as well as all kinds of models from various manufacturers like Emerson, NewAir, Magic Chef and EdgeStar to name a few. Here are some basics to keep in mind as your read the reviews.

ice-makersUser Feedback (Display)

Generally, most of the portable ice cube makers reviewed here don’t have a LCD screen or anything fancy like that. These little countertop makers are meant to produce ice quickly for you, and there is not really a need for such advances as backlit LCD screens and it just adds to the overall price. Nonetheless, some designs do have them, while most others just have a few buttons and LED lights to tell what is going on.


Nearly all of the ice machines reviewed do have the means to store ice. Just be sure that you check how well the design is, and how well it insulates the ice from melting. Some designs do a better job keeping the storage compartment cold. Others have a larger capacity and thus hold more ice.

Cycle Time

The storage capabilities mean nothing if the thing can’t even fill it! Generally, all manufacurers report the speed by how many pounds of ice the maker can produce within a 24 hour period. A standard countertop ice machine can make between 20 and 30 pounds of ice (but not always have the room to store it). The larger portable ice makers can even reach up to 40 pounds of cubes! Also, pay close attention to how long the production cycle is as that can vary from 8 minutes to 12.

Type and Dimension of the Cubes

Some machines can produce ice cubes of up to 3 different sizes. This is something you may want to consider, as the bigger cubes melt slower but generally take longer to produce (of course). Not all of the ice cube makers can do this, but it is something to think about during the research and buying phase.

Maintaining The Machine

One final thing to consider that is really important is the maintainance of the ice making machine. Some models and designs end up with excess water that often needs to be drained. If that is not something you want to mess with, consider one of the ice machines that recycle the melted ice cubes and make new cubes.

Ice Maker Mania will ensure all of these topics are covered for all the machines whenever appropriate. Hopefully your decision on which model or design to purchase will be made easier. You can start reading our most recent best portable ice maker reviews below!


NewAir AI-100R Ice Maker Review

Newair AI-100R countertop ice makerThe NewAir AI-100R 28 pound ice maker is a small portable appliance that makes ice in a quick amount of time. With this cute machine never again will you run out of ice, even when throwing a small party. There is always enough ice to go around. The machine is affordable, and quickly pays for itself anyways. No more going to buy bags of ice, because the appliance is far quick enough to fill everyone’s ice needs. A product worth mentioning to any ice lover. Read More →

NewAir AI-200SS Stainless Steel Portable Ice Maker Review

newair-AI-200SS-portable-Ice-MakerMaking ice has never been so easy than making it with the NewAir AI-200SS Stainless Steel Portable Ice Maker! This ice cube maker makes it so that there is no effort in producing ice, whatsoever, and the ice comes quickly. You will no longer have to take up a bunch of space in your freezer for those annoying ice trays! This portable ice machine is easy to store, and when on your counter it takes a very little amount of space. Read More →

Magic Chef MCIM30SST Ice Machine Reviewed

Magic Chef MCIM30SST Portable 30 pound Ice Maker reviewIf you are looking for a quick, quiet, and efficient way to produce ice, the Magic Chef 30 Pound Countertop Ice Cube Maker, model MCIM30SST, is definitely the machine for you! This portable ice maker is set at a cheap price and is absolutely perfect for camping trips, parties, or simply home use. Its small, compact size makes it extremely easy to relocate and move to storage. Read More →

Portable Ice Cube Makers: Which Is The Best?

What is the best portable ice maker for home use and how much does it cost to operate? Well, finding the best portable ice maker is mostly a matter of opinion, however, one of the most popular and highly rated countertop ice machines would be the NewAir AI100 Series of Portable Ice Makers. Here, we will specifically discuss the AI100R (reviewed here). Read More →

Ice-O-Matic ICEU300 Commercial Under Counter Ice Maker Review

ice-o-matic-iceu300 reviewIce-O-Matic ICEU300 Commercial Under Counter Ice Maker is the best machine for a continuous supply of ice in a cost effective way. The machine uses less energy to give you half and full cubes for use at home, office or commercial purposes anytime of the day. The product is a culmination of long research that aims at delivering utmost quality and value to clients. Feedback from clients indicate that the product has a long lifespan and you will not need to go for repairs or replacement after purchase. People who like quality will always go for this machine. Read More →


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