Countertop Ice Maker Review-Appliance That Pays For Itself

NutriChef Portable Digital Countertop Ice Maker Review

When I’m on a camping trip, I like to enjoy a few “adult beverages” so I’m constantly going through ice. When we first started out, we would buy close to $20 worth of ice for a trip. Then we started bagging it up at home, but it wouldn’t stay frozen so we still ended up buying more ice while we were camping.

Then we went with a friend for a Memorial Day Weekend trip. He showed me his counter top ice maker. It was awesome! This thing with produce 33 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period! I bought one when we got home. It has already paid for itself,  so it really is a no-brainer for us when it came to making the decision to buy it.

Not only is it great for mixing drinks, but if you go out for a day excursion and take a cooler for your lunch, or cold drinks, etc. You can pre-make ice with the ice maker, and bag it into gallon zip-lock storage bags, and now you have an ice pack.

Ice Maker Screen Shot

As with anything, there are models out there that are less expensive, but trust me, you get what you pay for.

A few of the downfalls of this ice maker, is the quality of the ice isn’t the same quality that you would get out of an in home clear ice maker, but I think it’s about the same quality as the stuff you buy by the bag.

Ice Maker Screen Shot 2

Verdict: I Would Buy Another One When This One Stops Working

I would rate this product about 4.0 out of 5.0 stars. The quality of the ice isn’t great, some of the reviews say the machine stopped working within a year of purchase, or didn’t work out of the box. While that might be a hassle, I think it’s worth the risk for if you get a good one (which most of them are) you will enjoy not having to lug bags of ice in a cooler to your next trip.


If you have any questions, concerns, comments, criticisms, etc. Please feel free to leave me a comment down below!


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