Igloo ICEB26BK 26-Pound Automatic Ice Maker
Igloo ICEB26 is a 26-pound capacity portable compact size automatic ice maker with a stylish modern design and easy operation. You can buy it in black (ICEB26BK), aqua (ICEB26AQ), stainless (ICEB26SS) and white (ICEB26WH) colors from different sellers at Amazon.com with slightly different price tags.
They are all the same models that do the same job and with the same build quality and design. Igloo Ice Maker is very easy to use, as you just add some water to the 3-quart reservoir, choose your ice size- small or large and it will make cylinder shaped ice in just minutes. It is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 39 customers for this Amazon’s Choice ice maker.
The 26-pound capacity is for the total this ice maker can make in 24 hours. It runs quieter than other models on the market and you’ll only hear a light fan noise which we think is normal as it has to do a bit of noise to perform the ice making task. Igloo ICEB26 is made of solid food-grade plastic, weighs 205 pounds and measures 9.6 x 14.7 x 12.4 inches. It has a standalone design and you can put it on your countertop and keep it there if you’ll use it frequently.
The design is quite modern and with the right color choice it should fit well with your kitchen decor. You can make 9 large or small ice in a matter of minutes (7 mins on average) whenever you want and keep your drinks cold all day. You just keep the water reservoir filled with water. The ice basket can keep as much as two pounds of ice at once. It has a convenient LED-backlit display panel that is easy to read with the lights for each indicator. You have the Power and Select buttons as well as Add Water, Ice Full, Small and Large options.
It has a big transparent lid that lets you see what’s going on. You remove this ice basket, take it wherever you want and fill your glasses with ice using the scoop. You can use this unit in your kitchen, home bar, office, dorm room, in pool parties and more. It doesn’t need to be connected to a water line as you fill the water tank with fresh water manually. There is a drain plug at the bottom which you need to remove when you need to drain water when it’s not making ice.
The ice making section is easy to access for cleaning, so there won’t be mould build-up or anything like on some models. It doesn’t work with battery and needs to be plugged into a power outlet to operate. Or alternatively you can use a mobile power source when you’re on the move. You may choose to make ice beforehand and store it in your kitchen freezer as they will melt if you leave them in the unit.
In the box you’ll get a 2-pound ice basket and an ice scoop included. The ice cubes tend to stick together a little and you may move or shake them a little before putting them in the fridge. It is a good quality and nice looking ice maker that will last you a long time if you don’t treat it badly. And we highly recommend it if you are on the market for a compact ice maker that does the job. These ice makers are offered with one year of limited warranty by Igloo and you can visit Iglocoolers.com website for contact details or use the seller button on Amazon. Great value for money.