This ice maker is exactly what we expected it to be from the reviews we read online. This works great for making ice for drinks and your cooler while camping. The only thing we have noticed is the two ice settings small and large make almost the same size cubes. This may not be ideal for large parties as it may not be able to keep up with producing enough. A batch of ice takes 8 minutes and makes 9 ice cubes. We start making it an hour before we need it and it keeps up just fine. I would reccommend this for anyone who has small parties and for camping trips.
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Igloo Portable Countertop Ice Maker:
- Ice maker produces up to 26 lbs of ice in 24 hours
- Water reservoir: 3.1L
- Noise: 42DB
- Power: 160W
- Ice cube basket capacity: 2.0 lbs
- Compressor cooling
- Features an adjustable cube size
- Conveniently portable
- LED indicators and simple electronic controls
- Available colors: Dark Red, Dark Silver, Stainless Steel and White
- Melted ice water drains back into reservoir to be reused
- Model - ICE102
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Igloo Portable Countertop Ice Maker ICE102 - White
Functions as advertised
Pretty cool machine and a good price compared to similar brands. Works perfect for a family of 2-3. More than that and the ice making speed would not be able to catch up. I would recommend this product where a fridge with an ice maker is not possible. My wife is lazy and never refills the ice trays to put back in the freezer. This product is perfect for a man who loves ice and has a lazy roommate or significant other.
Nice ice maker for a two person home.
We recently purchased a french door refrigerator only to discover the ice maker was extremely slow. We use a lot of ice throughout the day and were running out before evening, so we decided to try a countertop ice maker and see if that would help. After checking online several models at different stores we decided Walmart's price on the Igloo Portable Ice Maker was reasonable and reviews on it were mostly favorable. We have been making ice from day one, after reading some reviewers' suggestion to clean out the Igloo using vinegar water I did that. After making three batches of ice and throwing each one away, I then rinsed the inside throughly, added clean, fresh water and made our first usable batch of ice cubes. We have never experienced a bad smell or taste plus we are very pleased at how quickly we start getting ice. The cubes are small, even set on the large setting, but I am a big ice chewer and I love the size and texture of these cubes. We make enough ice to fill the ice holder in our refrigerator and then fill a large zip bag we keep in the freezer so we will have ice ready whenever the ice holder starts to get empty. We usually make ice about four to six hours every day and then turn the Igloo off. We've had it about two weeks and so far we are very happy with our purchase.
Great little ice maker.
I'm very glad I bought this ice maker. I have used it now for a couple of weeks, and it does everything I wanted it to. I read reviews that said it made very small ice cubes, even on the large setting, but I think the size is quite nice. Yes they have a hole in the middle of each ice cube where it forms around the fingers to freeze it, but hey, it keeps my drink cold and that's all I care about. Takes about 3-4 hours to fill my ice bucket but that's ok too. I would recommend this ice maker to anyone who goes through a lot of ice, especially in the summer. I also read that the ice had a "taste" so I did like another reviewer and rinsed it out, and let it set overnight open and haven't detected any bad tastes.
This little icemaker is a gem.
After having given the icemaker a full weekend run...it has proven to be a great purchase. Easy to use, not noisy as described by some reviews. The hum of the motor is similar to that of a quiet refrigerator and the dropping of cubes into the plastic basket is something that you hear when your home ice maker drops cubes...only quieter. The production of cubes met expectations and the machine has a nice look to it. The cubes are created by the water freezing onto several rods thus the shape is cylindrical and about 1/2 inch high each. One guest mentioned that they seemed to melt faster than regular cubes so perhaps best performance is achieved with prechilled drinks. For the weekend experience, I rate this purchase as giving 100 % satisfaction. Hope it works for a long duration because I just bought another for my mom. Delivery from Walmart was fast , affordable and hassle-fee.
This product works perfectly. We made 26 pounds of ice in 24 hours just as it said. The ease of operation is so easy that our 8 year old Granddaughter has taken over the job of using it. It was cheaper than buying ice as my husband just had knee replacement surgery and our kitchen freezer couldn't keep up and the cost of buying bags of ice this has almost already paid for itself. We are going to be so excited to use this summer in the outdoor kitchen for extra ice will be a bonus. My brother-in-law loved it so much he has now ordered one for himself. For us this product will have multiple uses.
Great little Ice Maker
I purchashed this for my daughter and the Magic Chef for myself. The Igloo is a lot smaller with a smaller reservoir for both Ice and Water. The Igloo is a lot quiter than the Magic Chef and keeps up with her needs. It only has 2 different ice sizes. If I were to purchase another I would get the Magic Chef, even though it makes quit a bit of noise when running, I like the larger Ice bin and the larger water reservoir plus it makes 3 different size cubes. They both work great and I would recommend either. The Igloo has a lot smaller footprint and takes less space and I will probably get one for my motorhome this summer. Both seem to produce the same amount of ice, but if you have a large family and use a lot at a time, I would go with the Magic Chef. If space and noise are an issue then the Igloo. Hopes this review helps in your decision.
works same as black or chrome but costs less
All the Igloo Portable Ice Makers work the same but the white is cheaper. All of them claim 26 lbs. of ice per day but that would take a lot of refilling the water which holds about 50 oz. of water. You do the math. Ice compartment fills in about 2 hours and water has to be refilled in 41/2 hours. Makes sufficient ice for small gatherings but 26 lbs.-I'm skeptical. Large Cubes are medium sized but small cubes are too small and melt too quick.
Just what I needed
The unit came a day earlier than promised. I'm planning on using in my travel trailer. When I received it I set up in my kitchen at home ran it through its paces. I made large ice, and small ice. I let it run out water to make sure it would shut down. I let it fill up with ice to make sure it would shut down. All of these things I did several times and it performed well. it starts making ice quickly. The first batch was in about 6 minutes. I believe I made about 20 pounds of ice while testing it. The real test will be time. I did buy the 2 year replacement plan just in case. One surprise, I'm not sure what it weighs but it is heaver than I thought it would be.
Good product for a low cost ice maker
FYI information. When first switched on, the cubes will be smaller than normal for the first couple of cycles; full size form after the unit stabilizes; we use large size. Unit produces 9 cubes every 8 minutes. Filling the basket requires 8 or 9 cycles (9 cubes X 8 minutes X 9 cycles produces 81 cubes @ 72 minutes). To fill a gallon freezer bag will require approximately 4 or 5 baskets (gallon bag of cubes in 5 to 6 hrs). Amount of cubes in basket (cycles) can vary depending on how the cubes "embank" to the point that activates the "icefull" sensor. The times listed here are if you are closely watching for the "icefull" light and maintain the water requirements. There is some noise each time the 9 cubes are dispensed into the basket. To this point we feel the unit does what it was designed to do. If your needs are for more ice, a larger unit would be necessary.
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