The newest models offer high-end functions — they produce more ice daily and at a faster pace, only 5-10 mins per batch. You can also choose ice size and style (such as cube, bullet, or pellets)! To help you find the right now, I reviewed my favorite options.
Best Portable Ice Maker Reviews
Homelabs Portable Ice Maker Review
Single ice batches can be made in just 8-12 minutes.
Capacity: 26 pounds per day
Basket: holds 1.5 pounds
Homelabs ice maker is great as a countertop ice machine where guest can use as needed.
Buyers love that it’s fairly quiet — you won’t hear the grinding that typically happens in cheaper ice makers.
Affordable price and lots of positive buyer reviews make the Homelabs Portable Ice Maker a top choice.
Costway Ice Maker Reviews
Capable of producing a lot of ice within 24-hour period.
Capacity: 26 pounds per day
Basket: holds 1.5 pounds
It’s also one of the fastest ice makers on the market.
Costway ice machine makes ready-to-serve, chilled ice in an average of 8-mins.
In terms of performance it’s perfect for home gatherings where ice is needed sporadically (over an extended time period).
Smaller ice machines can’t handle the output throughout the day, but not an issue with the Costway Ice Machine.
It’s a favorite among party hosts and small weddings.
Perfect for a hot day and portable – it’s small enough to be moved upstairs and downstairs.
EdgeStar IP210TI Ice Machine
EdgeStar Ice Makers are stylish with its stainless-steel design.
It is large and boasts the ability to make 28 pounds of ice in a day — excellent option for home parties or small company events!
Settings: 3 ice sizes
Daily: 28 pounds of ice
One batch of ice takes about 10 minutes and can be customized to 3 difference ice cube sizes.
Compact size makes it perfect size for kitchen countertops or outdoor table.
Lots of positive buyer reviews online.
RCA Compact Ice Maker
The RCA Compact Ice Maker is a beautifully designed, compact machine. It can quickly make ice to serve all your party guests.
One batch takes 6 minutes to make a basket of ice — produces up to 1.5 pounds of ice in each batch.
Production: 6 minutes
Daily Output: up to 26 pounds of ice
Storage: 1.5 lbs of ice at a time
Using the LED control panel you can select large or small batch.
Daily capacity, the RCA compact ice maker can produce up to 26 pounds of ice.
There have been issues with the customer service, as this machine is sometimes distributed under a different company name.
Nutrichef Countertop Ice Makers
The NutriChef Ice Maker is a portable machine that allows you to have a constant supply of ice.
Water reservoir holds 1.8 litres of water — in terms of production, the NutriChef can produce up to 33 pounds of ice per day.
Sizes: 2 ice sizes
Daily: 33 pounds
Perfect ice machine for parties (or medium-size events)!
Buyers confirm that it’s very quiet too — for its size and capacity, it’s one of the best quiet portable ice machines available.
nice on any kitchen countertop – light silver and rectangular shape won’t take up too much room.
Also able to connect directly to a water source for continual use.
NewAir Countertop Ice Maker
The NewAir Ice Maker is billed as a portable machine, but it is a bit larger.
It produces more ice than most home refrigerators – excellent option for parties or holiday gatherings.
Daily: 50 pounds
As a large capacity portable ice maker the NewAir is perfect for parties or BBQ where you’ll want consistent flow.
Ice is bullet-shaped w/ option of 3 sizes.
Also includes an indicator to tell you when you need to add more water
NutriChef Digital Ice Makers
NutriChef Digital Ice Maker Machine is designed for the countertop, but is large enough to meet all your ice needs.
Capable of producing up to 33 pounds per day with a batch taking 10-mins on average — water reservoir holds 2.2 liters.
Batch: 10 mins
Output: 33 pounds daily
Stainless steel design means it goes with mostly any kitchen decor and countertop color.
Indicator light tells you when to add water and when to empty ice tray
One of the best parts is the noise level — Buyer reviews say it’s super quiet and produces consistent ice.
Opal Countertop Nugget Ice Maker
The Opal Nugget Ice Maker is fast and powerful — one of the best ice makers for parties!
Water side tank holds the water used for production and can hold up to 3 batches (before needing to be refilled).
Batch: 15-20 minutes
Daily: 24 pounds
Ice is also stored inside at a lower temperature.
Best of all — The Opal Ice Maker is bluetooth controlled allowing you to schedule or produce ice via mobile app.
Buyers love the luxury of producing ice without leaving their seat!
Lots of positive reviews and good ratings online!
ecozy Portable Ice Makers
ecozy Ice Makers is the perfect solution if you travel and need a countertop ice maker.
Daily capacity can make up to 26 pounds of ice in a day and will keep the ice cold until you need it.
Average batch takes 10-minutes and you can choose from 3 different ice sizes.
If there are any issues, a simple unplugging will help alleviate them. (*noted from online reviews)
- Compact and perfect for a countertop
- Portable and can be used for a party or in an RV for traveling
- One batch of ice takes 10 minutes to make
- Able to make 26 lbs of ice per day
- 3 ice cube sizes to choose from
- Display is LCD, clear, and easy to use
- Display includes a refill alarm, clock, timer, and auto start/stop function
- 100% fully guaranteed to give you peace of mind
- May need to unplug machine to restart it
The Black + Decker Ice Maker is made from a reputable brand known for its durability and craftsmanship.
Produces up to 26 pounds of ice in a day, this ice maker is great for parties or really hot days.
Average batch will take 10-minutes.
Ice can melt quickly after use, so be sure to use it right away, or if possible, transfer it to a freezer.
- Compact, stylish, and convenient
- Stainless steel in color with a blue LCD display
- Able to produce 26 lbs of ice per day
- Takes 10 minutes to makes one batch of ice
- Ice cubes come in 3 sizes: small, medium, and large
- Ice can melt fast after being made