Chilla Portable Countertop Ice Maker
Chilla Model 25 is a portable countertop ice maker with a daily ice making capacity of 25 pounds and the ice it makes is tasty and chewable. It is a “home, office or RV use”, sturdy and reliable compact ice machine that runs quietly.
You also have the option to purchase the Chilla Model 50 if you have more capacity needs for more people or guests. 5 reusable ice bags are included in the package in both the 25 and 50 models as free bonus for ice storage purposes if you wish to stock up on ice. You can make lots of ice ahead of time before your parties or when you’ll have many guests over.
It is promoted as the latest generation countertop ice maker with a decent 25-pound ice making capacity (or 50 pounds with the Model 50). There is no water line connection or plumbing needed as you just fill the 3-liter water tank with distilled water and press the button to let it start the ice making process. Just like with any of the similar models, if you don’t use the ice it makes, it will go straight into the water tank and make more ice in the next batch.
Chilla Model 25 Ice Maker weighs 21.2 pounds and has the dimensions of 9.5 x 11.5 x 13.5 inches and won’t occupy a lot of your counter space that you can have for your other items. It is super easy to use as you just fill the water reservoir and press the On button. You’ll get your first batch of tasty and chewable ice in just a matter of a few minutes. You can empty any water by using the drain cap and wiping the interior. So it is quite easy to clean as well. Chilla Model 50 measures 13.5 x 13.5 x 15 inches and also doesn’t take up a lot of space. It holds about 5 pounds of ice.
The ice made on both machines is semi clear, not 100% clear and it is a good idea to run water through before your first batch when it is turned on. Chilla USA is a proudly American company, based on the West Coast and they offer decent customer support 24 hours a day helping you with any questions or issues you may have. It works and does the job well and would be good to own if you need extra ice making capacity to your fridge freezer, especially in the summer. It works quickly and efficiently, is easy to operate and clean and offers good value for the dollar.