Ikich Portable Countertop Ice Maker
The countertop style portable electric ice maker by Ikich (MRKCCP173AHUS-USAS6) has a 26 lb. daily ice making capacity and that can get your ice cubes ready within 6 minutes. It has a modern design and an LED Display with On/Off and Select buttons and Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S and L light indicators. It is a brand new release product that is rated 5 out of 5 stars by 3 customers.
You can use the ice it makes for your cold beverages, food and emergency first aid ice. The water reservoir has a 2 liter or 68 oz. capacity and comes with an ice scoop. You’ll get 9 bullet shaped ice cubes at each cycle that are tasty and chewable as long as you use filtered or pure water. Your first two or three cycles may not be as good as you expect, then it will get better. The compressor needs to preheat just like a regular fridge compressor.
You can select from small or large sizes for your needs and the ice won’t melt very easily or stick to each other. It is well insulated with the very dense polyurethane foam layer. The transparent window lets you see the ice making process easily. With the detachable ice basket and the scoop you can transfer your ice to the fridge freezer for later use or straight into your drink. There is no need for plumbing and you can easily fill it with water and clean it once you’re done. It doesn’t need to be connected to a water line and so can be used anywhere there is a power outlet.
You just plug it in, press the Power button and choose the size- Small or Large. It will tell you when the ice basket is full or when you need more water, with the light indicators. You can empty the water you didn’t use with the plug at the bottom. It doesn’t need much in terms of installation as a simple plug and play type of unit. But you need to keep it upright after the shipping and let it sit for up to 6-7 hours before starting to use it. The Ikich Ice Maker runs quietly at a low 45 decibel noise level with the integrated spoiler and has an energy efficient yet powerful compressor (copper aluminium fin condensor with nickel plated surface for corrosion resistance and 21g R600a refrigerant) that won’t consume much electricity as an Energy Star rated product.
It weighs 16.56 pounds and measures only 8.7 x 12.3 x 12.6 inches- is compact in size and can fit easily on most kitchen counter tops. Or you can put it away easily when you’re not using it. It is good for health and safety, made of food-grade material and is free of odor. You can check how much ice you have in the basket through the clear window. The smooth and round shaped ice is more convenient for consumption than square ice. And the cubes will float on your beverage with a hollow design. It is good value overall: Sturdy construction, decent capacity, easy to operate and runs quietly. The warranty is two years by the manufacturer and also comes with a 30-day return guarantee. You can contact their customer or technical support team in case of any problems.