Editor's Choice - Our Favorite Hamilton Beach Ice Makers

1. Hamilton Beach 86150 Countertop Ice Maker, Compact & Portable Design, Makes 28 Pounds Per Day, Stain...

User Ratings: 70 9

Hamilton Beach 86150 First Impressions

"Not even close."

I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased this, but it actually works quite well. This time, the unit started to make ice within 15 minutes. Locate the White fan in the upper left hand portion of the unit. It doesn't matter how quickly I grab it after it’s made. When the box arrived I was so excited. Now, as far as the ice maker goes- it has worked flawlessly for the past week. GE would not fix or replace the first ice maker.

  • Hamilton Beach 86150 Countertop Ice Maker, Compact & Portable Design, Makes 28 Pounds Per Day, Stainless Steel
  • Make 28 pounds of ice per day: The countertop ice Maker will start making ice in as little as 8 minutes, Perfect for keeping a steady supply on hand at large parties or outdoor gatherings.
  • Makes two sizes of ice: choose small or large ice cubes to suit your personal preference.
  • Intuitive indicator lights: Lights on the portable ice maker let you know when to add water and empty the ice basket.
  • Includes ice basket and scoop: ice basket lifts out for easy emptying.
  • Compact design: Small ice maker is portable enough to transport to kitchen countertops, your outdoor bar or anywhere ice is needed.
  • Part Number: 86150
  • Item Weight: 25.6 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 9.75 x 13 inches
  • Color: Stainless Steel
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Hamilton Beach 86150
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Hamilton Beach 86150 Final Thoughts

"No more buying ice!"

Not to mention how much we have eaten. Amount of ice- this unit make far more ice than our previous model. It was a little short of a gallon of water. However, the permissions were too invasive, IMO, so I did not install the app. I go through a ton of ice during the summer. Make ice is pretty straight forward. The machine does make some noise but not too terrible.

Overall Score
4.4


(192 Points)

2. VBENLEM 40LBS/24H Portable Countertop Ice Maker Stainless Steel Crystal Clear Cube Ice Making Machin...

VBENLEM First Impressions

"It makes ice very fast."

It also has a function of self cleaning it. Our biggest complaint with our last ice maker is that it constantly beeped. It's not difficult though to take an ice pick to it and it breaks apart easily. It was a little short of a gallon of water. I will try and post an update in a few months. I'm didn't guve the product five stars because I haven't had it long enough. We had to unplug it every night so that it wasn't waking everyone up.

  • VBENLEM 40LBS/24H Portable Countertop Ice Maker Stainless Steel Crystal Clear Cube Ice Making Machine with LCD Display Control Panel and Ice Scoop Great for Home Bars Parties Commercial Use
  • 【EFFICIENT ICE MAKING】This portable ice maker produced 24 clear ice cubes in 13-25 minutes (depends on room temp.), 40 lbs (18 kg) every 24H accordingly. Quiet compressor require low energy to freeze. Enlarged transparent window allow easy observation at any time.
  • 【DISTINCT CONTROL】Simple operation with "ON/OFF". "TIMER", "CLEAN" and "SELECT" buttons. Operation conditions and error codes are clearly shown on the LCD screen for easy observation. Auto alerts when water is low or ice bin is full.
  • 【ASSURING QUALITY】3-layer tank. High quality stainless steel shell, easy cleaning, sturdy and durable. Food grade container stores up to 2.4 lb (1.1 kg) ice. High-density foam maintains temperature and insulate heat.
  • 【CONSIDERATE DETAILS】 Manual filling required with 0.6 US gal (2.2L) water tank. Water and ice quality at your control. Ice bucket and scoop are made of food quality material. Bucket easily detachable. Condenser with large amount of air flow ensures quicker heat dissipation and more rapid ice making.
  • 【WIDE APPLICATION】- Compactly designed ice making machine, Perfect fit on any bar, kitchen counter and tabletop. great for families, coffee Shops, party gatherings, restaurants, bars, hotels, grocery stores and more for you to explore.
  • Produces 24 crystal clear ice cubes in 13-25 minutes (depends on room temp.) and up to 40 lbs (18 kg) every 24 hours. Cubes melt 5 times slower than oedinary ones.Works efficiently and power saving.
  • Simple control buttons with large LCD screen make operation status clear at a glance. Alerts are made when water is low and ice bin is full. Enlarged transparent window to observe inside conditions.
  • 3-layer design of tank body. Food grade container holds up to 2.4 lbs (1.1 kg) ice. High-density foam helps maintain temperature and insulate heat. High quality 304 stainless steel shell, sturdy and durable.
  • Part Number: VBENLEM
  • Item Weight: 26.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 11.2 x 14 x 13.5 inches
  • Color: Silver
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VBENLEM
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

VBENLEM Final Thoughts

"I was not disappointed."

Locate the White fan in the upper left hand portion of the unit. Has 2 sizes of ice cube and then clean mode. It's compact and can fit on your counter, but I wouldn't say that it's small. Also, you need to wash out the side, water tank before first use. It makes soft, chewable, small, nuggets. It makes perfect nugget ice and quickly too! Honestly, more of the manual is legal safety stuff.

Overall Score
5.0


(2 Points)

3. Manitowoc QM-30A Under Counter Ice Maker

Manitowoc First Impressions

"He loves it."

This time, the unit started to make ice within 15 minutes. You need to understand how these work. There are 10 batches of ice per cycle, with each batch taking between 9-10 minutes. This is why I keep shopping at Amazon- they make everything right! The ice it produces is a bit softer than the ice at restaurants. Here's what I have experienced with it. Our family always made ice in the ice tray as needed.

  • Manitowoc QM-30A Under Counter Ice Maker
  • Manufacture: MANITOWOC FOODSERVICE
  • Item Weight: 109 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 22.34 x 19.69 x 36 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The Manitowoc
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

Manitowoc Final Thoughts

"Waited about 20 min."

Our biggest complaint with our last ice maker is that it constantly beeped. Straight out of the bin it is the perfect soft ice. Locate the White fan in the upper left hand portion of the unit. When the box arrived I was so excited. I was horrified when my nearby Sonic closed. Our family always made ice in the ice tray as needed. Thats about the jist of what separates this one from our old one.

Overall Score
5.0


(1 Points)

4. Tavata Countertop Portable Ice Maker Machine with Self-clean Function, 9 Ice Cubes ready in 6 Minute...

User Ratings: 68 5

TAVATA 12c First Impressions

"Wonderful machine!"

The lights surrounding the button tell you the status of the ice maker. The GE Profile can turn on and off so I have no complaints with the sound. It is very easy to use once you set it up. So we are a family of 7 and it keeps up with us. It's quite attractive with crystal clear plastic and a brushed, stainless steel skin. Also, you need to wash out the side, water tank before first use. It holds much more ice, so I don't think i can discount points for the size.

  • Tavata Countertop Portable Ice Maker Machine with Self-clean Function, 9 Ice Cubes ready in 6 Minutes, Makes 26 lbs of Ice per 24 hours, with self-cleaning program, White
  • Quick Make and Perfect Ice: Making 9 bullet ice in 6-13 minutes, and up to 1.1 lbs of ice cube per hour. Round ice is more smooth and don’t hurt mouth compared with square ice. Middle hollow shape make ice float on drink
  • Automatic Smart Design: Just need few steps. Add the water, Press the power and chose the ice cube size. Just waiting 6 to 13 minutes, enjoy your iced drinks. Simple to understand and illuminated with LED lights. Warning lights and an automatic shut off function are activated once the ice basket is full or when water needs to be refilled
  • Smart Clean Function: In areas with hard water, minerals can stick to ice maker internal during the ice making cycle, eventually forming hard, scaly deposits in the ice maker, which can lead to stinky and impure ice cubes. With the self-clean function, cleaning ice maker could be no longer messy. Sponge or rag? No need. Just add some water, and clicking a few buttons
  • Portable and Multifunctional Use: An ideal choice for barbeques, outdoor parties, or basement bars because of the no water hookup design. Since it’s flexible, light and easy to store,Measuring at 16 lbs you can bring it nearly anywhere
  • 1 Year Warranty: Product approved by ETL, 1 year warranty and 30 days return policy from us. And technical advice and customer service are provided throughout life. Be sure to use your ice shortly after making or store it for later use
  • Part Number: 12C
  • Item Weight: 16.7 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 13.9 x 9.5 x 13 inches
  • Color: WHITE
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The TAVATA 12c
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

TAVATA 12c Final Thoughts

"Not even close."

It has way of making small or large Ice. However, the permissions were too invasive, IMO, so I did not install the app. The box was big but I was able to move it into the kitchen easily with no help. Even with the price, I have to give this 5 out of 5. However, the permissions were too invasive, IMO, so I did not install the app. Been waiting two months for a new ice maker. It had a good run and hadn't been shut off in nearly 3 years.

Overall Score
4.4


(241 Points)

5. ForeverPRO 4396808 Ice Maker Cleaner for Whirlpool Ice Machine TJ110 705-16 8171307 IMC1/2P

User Ratings: 80

ForeverPRO First Impressions

"Its super easy to use."

Maintenance is weekly descaling with vinegar or a product GE makes for that purpose. Because it's so easy to setup, don't be tempted to start making ice until you read. Now, as far as the ice maker goes- it has worked flawlessly for the past week. My Husband purchased this while our current ice maker was working perfectly fine. Has 2 sizes of ice cube and then clean mode. I was pleased to see it does indeed have quite larger of a basket. We initially ordered the GE Profile Opal because we wanted great Ice for our drinks.

  • ForeverPRO 4396808 Ice Maker Cleaner for Whirlpool Ice Machine TJ110 705-16 8171307 IMC1/2P
  • ✅ Easy to Install - Made Exactly to Fit For Most Top Brand Ice Machines
  • ✅ No Questions Asked Money Back Guarantee. Proud USA Based Company. Comes with 1 Year Warranty or 90 Day Returns
  • ✅ PRO Grade Premium Ice Maker Cleaner - Meets or Exceeds OEM Specifications Quality. Comes Brand New in Original Retail Packaging
  • ✅ ForeverPRO Ice Machine Ice Maker Cleaner Part Number 4396808 replaces TJ110 705-16 8171307 IMC1/2P 1121C CC1 H-316 IMC-1/2P IMC13 SCM-705-16 SCM705-16
  • ✅ Check Description for Model Compatibility. Compatible With Most Whirlpool Ice Machines including JIM158XBCX1 JIM158XBCX2 JIM158XBCX3 JIM158XBRB0 JIM158XBRB1 JIM158XBRB2 JIM158XBRS0 JIM158XBRS1 JIM158XBRS2 JIM158XWRB0 JIM158XWRB1 JIM158XWRS0 JIM158XWRS1 JIM158XXCX0 JIM158XXCX1 JIM158XXRS0 JIM158XXRS1 MIM1554XRS1 CSW45A1D CSW45PA1B0 CSW45PA1D GI1500PHB0 GI1500PHB3 GI1500PHB4 G Compatible with Whirlpool Maytag KitchenAid Jenn-Air Amana Magic Chef Admiral Norge Roper and others
  • Manufacture: ForeverPRO
  • Part Number: FP-4396808
  • Editor's Impressions Of The ForeverPRO
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

ForeverPRO Final Thoughts

"Great purchase!"

My biggest issue is that my fridge cannot keep up with the ice demands. We initially ordered the GE Profile Opal because we wanted great Ice for our drinks. Item arrived in a strapped box with a crushed corner. But we love it and I don't regret buying it. I will certainly work it like a dog. GE would not fix or replace the first ice maker. I accessed the motor and lubed the rubber gasket with some white lithium grease.

Overall Score
4.8


(23 Points)

6. VIVOHOME Electric Portable Compact Countertop Automatic Ice Cube Maker Machine with Visible Window 2...

User Ratings: 74 4

VIVOHOME First Impressions

"No more buying ice!"

I ran a few cycles and dumped the ice to clean it. Also, read the instructions on how to work the machine and how the machine works. By far the best ice maker we have ever owned. Now, as far as the ice maker goes- it has worked flawlessly for the past week. This is not a problem for us and the clumps are easily broken up with a knife. This ice maker is pretty big but it fit fine under my upper cabinets. Here's what I have experienced with it.

  • VIVOHOME Electric Portable Compact Countertop Automatic Ice Cube Maker Machine with Visible Window 26lbs/day Silver ETL Listed
  • EFFICIENT ICE MAKER - VIVOHOME’s ice maker is the perfect way to bring ice into your life; In just 8 minutes, you’ll have a handful of ice in less time than ordering a cup of coffee; The ice-maker has a water tank capacity of 2.2L and can hold 0.7 kg of ice cubes; In 24 hours, you can make 12 kg of ice
  • TRANSLUCENT VIEWING WINDOW - Upgraded, larger viewing window design means you can watch the ice form, and the easy-open and convenient door makes it simple to gather ice and to fill your cup; Through the window you can see the 9 pure copper-nickel-plated evaporation columns where the ice forms
  • STRONG POWER - Our ice maker is made of a high-density polyurethane foam layer with good thermal insulation properties that effectively isolate external heat and the slow melting of ice; R600a refrigerant and powerful refrigeration compressors mean fast cooling, low noise, and low power consumption so you can save more on your electricity bill; Copper-aluminum condensers inside the machine increase the heat dissipation area
  • MAKE IT EASY - The arrival of intelligent machines will save you tedious activities and our ice maker means just that, and it only takes 3 steps to enjoy a cool moment; Add the right amount of water, connect the power, press the On switch, and select the size of the ice cube and start making fresh ice; Intelligent chip system inside the ice maker so it will be able to tell when the ice tray is full; Multiple protection systems extend the life of your machine
  • GOOD DESIGN, QUIET PERFORMANCE - We seek the best quality for our products and for this product we want to reduce the amount of noise and interference, which is around 40dB; Ice cubes are bullet-shaped and cool quickly
  • Item Weight: 16.17 pounds
  • Color: Silver
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The VIVOHOME
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

VIVOHOME Final Thoughts

"This is our third one."

Maintenance is weekly descaling with vinegar or a product GE makes for that purpose. This ice maker is pretty big but it fit fine under my upper cabinets. You just pour water into the basin, choose your ice size, and hit start. I ran a few cycles and dumped the ice to clean it. I'm didn't guve the product five stars because I haven't had it long enough. The ice cubes are dome shaped and you can select 2 different sizes. It is also not plumbed and there is no option for a direct plumbed line.

Overall Score
4.6


(152 Points)

7. Ice Maker Machine for Countertop, Makes 40 lbs Ice in 24 hrs - Ice Cubes Ready in 8 Mins, Compact&Li...

User Ratings: 73 5

COOLLIFE First Impressions

"Thank you!"

This bad boy allows you to quickly spin up some new icy cube thingies. There is an illuminated, round, touch sensitive, button on front. Our biggest complaint with our last ice maker is that it constantly beeped. GE would not fix or replace the first ice maker. I was pleased to see it does indeed have quite larger of a basket. I wasn't sure what to expect when I purchased this, but it actually works quite well. It's an attractive unit and is very easy to use.

  • Ice Maker Machine for Countertop, Makes 40 lbs Ice in 24 hrs - Ice Cubes Ready in 8 Mins, Compact&Lightweight Ice Maker with Ice Scoop/Basket/Stainless Steel (LCD display)
  • 【Make You Get Ice Quickly】COOLLIFE ice maker works quickly, just 7-15 minutes to get 9pcs of chewable, delicious, bullet-shaped ice-cubes per cycle and produces up to 40 lbs of ice in 24 hrs with its 3.2 liter water reservoir. Will be shipped from GA
  • 【Quiet and Energy Efficient】COOLLIFE counter top ice maker machine achieves low noise level, fast cooling effect and low consumption with powerful compressor, high quality copper aluminum fin condenser and R600a refrigerant.
  • 【LCD Display 】Easy-push touch buttons with icons for digital control and timer and clock function. Easy to use, just add water, plug it in, press the power button, select the ice size (S/M/L). The indicator lights up when the ice is full or the water level is too low. With a outlet and drain plug at the bottom, easy to empty the unused water. Don't need any complex installation, just set it upright and leave it for 2-6 hours to settle its coolant before use.
  • 【With Basket and Ice Scoop】Popular bullet-shaped ice, not easy to melt and stick , great for cooling drinks or small water bottle openings, food and for first aid. Removable ice basket and ice scoop are included, convenient for you to transfer ice cubes to your drink or ice bucket.
  • 【Portable Stainless Steel Ice Maker】True commercial grade Stainless Steel Material not only prevents rust but also prolongs longevity. Clear top cover allows you to check the status of the ice cubes at any time. Measures 15" x 17" x 16.9" (LxWxH). Enough to fit on most countertop and easy to store when not in use. 1 year warranty
  • Part Number: HZB-15SA
  • Item Weight: 27.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 9.5 x 14 x 13 inches
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The COOLLIFE
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

COOLLIFE Final Thoughts

"Just my experiences."

It is outlined well in the user's guide. Also, you need to wash out the side, water tank before first use. Thats about the jist of what separates this one from our old one. Has 2 sizes of ice cube and then clean mode. It is very easy to use once you set it up. We are completely delighted with the quality of the ice. Here's what I have experienced with it.

Overall Score
4.5


(48 Points)

8. Frigidaire EFIC108-B-Black Portable Compact Maker, 26 lb per Day, Ice Making Machine, Black

User Ratings: 76 6

FRIGIDAIRE EFIC108-B-Black First Impressions

"Wonderful machine!"

The package contains a helpful measuring cup and an ice scoop. I was pleased to see it does indeed have quite larger of a basket. Make ice is pretty straight forward. It is outlined well in the user's guide. When the box arrived I was so excited. This bad boy allows you to quickly spin up some new icy cube thingies. You just pour water into the basin, choose your ice size, and hit start.

  • Frigidaire EFIC108-B-Black Portable Compact Maker, 26 lb per Day, Ice Making Machine, Black
  • Convenient, compact design is ideal for use in small kitchens & other compact spaces like RVs, boats & more
  • Produces 26 pounds of ice a day - never run to the store for a bag of ice again
  • Offers an easy-to-use LED control panel that allows you to choose from 2 ice size settings
  • Portable ice maker requires no installation - just plug in unit, add water & wait up to 15 minutes to enjoy fresh ice
  • Flawless design boasts a excellent reputation, offering consistent & dependable ice production that has been continually perfected
  • Pictured model produces clear ice cubes, unlike most ice makers that produce opaque cubes
  • Fast ice produces 9 cubes of ice every 7-15 minutes so you will always have a cold drink ready to go
  • Large see-through window allows you to see inside the ice maker without opening the lid
  • Part Number: EFIC108-B-Black
  • Item Weight: 17.88 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 14 inches
  • Color: Black
  • Batteries Included?: No
  • Batteries Required?: No
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FRIGIDAIRE EFIC108-B-Black
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FRIGIDAIRE EFIC108-B-Black Final Thoughts

"Texture of ice."

But of course I had to refill it with water several times. By far the best ice maker we have ever owned. I like the fact that it cleans itself. Currently I have to fill the tank once every 2-4 days. Best of all, it makes that perfect ice we all love. This is not a problem for us and the clumps are easily broken up with a knife. Maintenance is weekly descaling with vinegar or a product GE makes for that purpose.

Overall Score
4.5


(3493 Points)

9. RCA RIC102-Silver Compact Ice Maker, Silver

User Ratings: 59 19

FRIGIDAIRE RIC102-SILVER First Impressions

"This is our third one."

Also, the ice maker isn't obnoxiously loud. It makes perfect nugget ice and quickly too! I would say it holds at least 3 times what our old one held. My Husband purchased this while our current ice maker was working perfectly fine. It is outlined well in the user's guide. I go through a ton of ice during the summer. Amount of ice- this unit make far more ice than our previous model.

  • RCA RIC102-Silver Compact Ice Maker, Silver
  • Compact ice maker in Silver
  • Enjoy a batch of ice in as little as 6 minutes
  • Produces 26lbs of ice per day in choice of 2 ice sizes
  • Stores up to 1. 5 lbs. of ice at a time. Pallet quantity-50
  • 2. 3 quart reservoir with electronic LED controls
  • Manufacture: Curtis International LTD
  • Item Weight: 19.4 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 11 x 14.5 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The FRIGIDAIRE RIC102-SILVER
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

FRIGIDAIRE RIC102-SILVER Final Thoughts

"It's cool!"

My biggest issue is that my fridge cannot keep up with the ice demands. Read all of the instructions before you start. It was a little short of a gallon of water. My last one was a trooper and I hope this one is too. We will take that over the constant beeping anyday! Decided to try this ice maker and we love it! Also, you need to wash out the side, water tank before first use.

Overall Score
3.9


(1543 Points)

10. SPT IM-123S Portable Ice Maker (Silver)

User Ratings: 91

SPT IM-123S First Impressions

"It's how they all work."

The side water tank holds enough water to make about 3 drawers full of ice. Straight out of the bin it is the perfect soft ice. It is outlined well in the user's guide. The squeal would disappear during or slightly after the defrost cycle. There is an illuminated, round, touch sensitive, button on front. Make ice is pretty straight forward. The box was big but I was able to move it into the kitchen easily with no help.

  • SPT IM-123S Portable Ice Maker (Silver)
  • 3 ice cube size selections
  • 1.5 lbs ice storage capacity; Makes up to 26lbs of ice per day
  • 1.8L water tank capacity
  • Freestanding application
  • ETL certified
  • Manufacture: Sunpentown
  • Item Weight: 24.2 pounds
  • Product Dimensions: 14.57 x 11.02 x 13.19 inches
  • Editor's Impressions Of The SPT IM-123S
  • Coldness
  • Quality
  • Value For Money
  • Affordability

SPT IM-123S Final Thoughts

"Loving this item."

It sounds more like a food is being cooked. I wanted to post an actual timetable for what you can expect out of this machine. It's quite attractive with crystal clear plastic and a brushed, stainless steel skin. It is soft enough to chew and hard enough not to water down pop or vodka. Looking over the mixed reviews, I debated buying this. The drawer is easy to pull out and empty or just pull out and scoop what you need. Also, read the instructions on how to work the machine and how the machine works.

Overall Score
4.8


(7 Points)

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