Many people who don’t have ice makers in their freezers have probably relied on ice cube trays for ice. However, it’s easy to forget to fill up your ice trays, and it’s a hassle to empty them just to refill them constantly. And if you live in a house with multiple people or frequently use ice to make smoothies, ice cream, and other frozen treats, you’ve probably run out of ice before.
An ice machine is a great appliance for making plenty of ice without relying on flimsy ice cube trays. Countertop ice makers are a convenient addition to any home. You can use them to make your favorite frozen drink, fill up a cooler for tailgates or camping, and keep drinks cool to fight the summer heat.
Here are five of the best ice makers in 2022.
NewAir NIM033BK00 33-Pound Portable Ice Maker
This ice maker only weighs 18 pounds but can produce up to 33 pounds of ice per day, the most on this list. The NewAir NIM033BK00 33-Pound Portable Ice Maker
can make a new batch of ice every 8 minutes and hold 1.5 pounds of ice in its chamber. For $184, this lightweight machine is perfect for any size kitchen
and can easily be taken on the go. It includes a drain plug on the bottom of the device for easy cleaning and can make two sizes of bullet ice, large and small.
AGLucky Countertop Ice Machine
For only $120, the AGLucky Countertop Ice Maker Machine
produces nine ice cubes every 6 minutes or 26.5 pounds of ice daily. This ultra-quiet machine can make small and large ice cubes and holds 1.5 pounds of ice. It’s easy to use, with light indicators that show when it needs more water or when the ice bucket is full.
GE Profile™ Opal 2.0 Nugget
This is a larger and more expensive machine, weighing 40 pounds and costing $700. However, it’s worth the price for its smart home feature. The GE SmartHQ app allows you to check the status from your machine and schedule a batch of ice from your smart device. The GE Profile™ Opal 2.0 Nugget
produces a pound of nugget/pellet ice an hour or one batch every 20 minutes for 24 pounds daily. It holds 3 pounds of ice in its basket and can be purchased with a side tank with three quarts of water.
Magic Chef 27-Pound Capacity Countertop Portable Ice Maker
The Magic Chef 27 lb Capacity Countertop Portable Ice Maker
is another small but mighty machine perfect for a small kitchen with limited counter space. It can produce small or large bullet ice every seven minutes and produces 27-pounds daily. The ice bucket holds 1.5-pounds. This ice machine only costs $119, so you can save money and counter space.
Euhomy Ice Maker Machine Countertop
The Euhomy Ice Maker Machine Countertop
is a mid-range ice maker for $239.99. It can produce 40-pounds of ice daily, with a batch of 24 cubes every 12-18 minutes. You can set varying ice cube thickness, and the automatic self-cleaning function keeps your machine clean and your ice fresh. The device weighs 25-pounds, so while it will probably stay in your kitchen, you could take it on the go.
Ice Maker Warranty
Your new countertop ice maker may look small, but many complicated materials and equipment are packed into that tiny machine that allows it to turn water into ice so quickly. Just like large appliances, small appliances are prone to malfunction. After throwing out your ice cube trays and spending money on a new ice maker, the last thing you want is for your ice maker to leak or malfunction. The best way to protect your ice maker is with an Upsie appliance warranty.
Upsie has extended warranty plans for most appliances, large and small, new and used. An ice maker warranty from Upsie
covers mechanical failure, heating and cooling failure, and drain failure. In addition, Upsie’s extended warranties cost up to 70% less than warranties from retailers or manufacturers.
For example, a two-year Upsie warranty for the NewAir NIM033BK00
ice machine costs $18.99 and $35.99 for a three-year plan, with no deductible. Make a claim 24/7/365 and choose whether to take your appliance to a local certified repair technician or mail it with free round-trip shipping to a repair center. If the repair technician cannot fix it on the first claim, Upsie will replace the appliance.
So stay cool this summer with a new ice maker and rest easy knowing that your appliance is protected.
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