A couple of weeks ago I was contacted by a company called Wayfair offered to send me a portable ice maker to review for promotional consideration. . Finally, I had to cave in and make room and I can say we love it, we are planning on using it when we have partys and barbeques and if we go on trips we can take it with us and use it to make our ice, its a awesome thing and really doesnt take up much room.
The ice it produces is thimble shaped, and that’s a result of the machine’s operation. Once you turn it on, the machine sucks water from the reservoir into a sort of tub. The water forms a bath into which metal rods are descended, which chill the water, forming ice around the rods. Selecting the size of your ice thimbles simply means that you’re selecting the thickness of the ice that forms around the rods. When the ice is finished forming, the machine turns off the chilling power of the rods, the ice drops off the rods and is ejected into a basket.
The ice basket has small perforations, and as I said before, it sits atop the water reservoir. So as unused ice melts in the basket, the water drips back into the reservoir, ready for another session of ice-making. Smart design. The machine takes about 6 – 15 minutes to make the first batch of ice, depending on the size you selected. Once the basket fills up or the reservoir runs out of water, the machine shuts itself off.
The portable ice maker is compact unit that fits neatly on your countertop. It’s portable design makes it the ideal choice pool parties, BBQs or other outdoor get-togethers. This ice machine can produce up to 28 pounds of ice per day.
Features: •Ice Maker
•Ice Shape: Bullet
•Daily Ice Making Capacity: 28 Pounds
•Cooling Technology: Compressor
•Ice Sizes: 3
•Installation Type: Freestanding
•Convenient side drain
•Push button controls
•Lightweight and compact design
•6-15 Minute ice production time
•9 Pieces of ice per cycle
•Full basket and add water indicator lights
•For indoor and outdoor use
•Removable Ice Bin
•Includes Ice Scoop
•Voltage: 115 Volts
•Watts: 400 Watts
•Frequency: 60 Hz