Koldfront Ultra Compact Portable Ice Maker Review

If you have a large family, or you entertain often, you know that relying on the freezer compartment I your refrigerator to make ice can leave you without any when you want it the most. Even if you plan ahead for large gatherings, and make and store enough ice for all your guests, your ice can take on an unpleasant taste if you keep it long enough.

That’s where dedicated machines like the Koldfront Ultra Compact Portable Ice Maker can help. It’s as small as many countertop kitchen appliances, and looks clean and modern. With its low profile, it’s easy to find a spot for it in any kitchen, bar area, or office. It doesn’t require any plumbing, and it doesn’t weigh much, so you can take it with you anywhere you expect you’ll need a ready supply of ice.

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Specs:

  • Portable ice maker
  • Produces up to 26 pounds of ice per day
  • Holds 1.5 pounds of ice at a time
  • Requires no drain
  • Two ice cube sizes
  • Weighs 29 pounds
  • White
  • Runs on standard 110-volt plug
  • Makes cubes in as little as 6 minutes
  • 9.5” x 14.1” x 12.9”
  • Comes with ice scoop
  • 90-day warranty

When you’re entertaining, especially when you’re holding a party outdoors, it’s inconvenient to have to visit the freezer in the kitchen every time you need ice, and many youngsters can’t reach it. It’s expensive to purchase bagged ice at the grocery or convenience store, and it’s disruptive to have to constantly send people to get more. The Koldfront is the solution to all your party ice problems in a small, inexpensive package.

Pros:

  • Light weight and small size let you bring it with you anywhere you need ice
  • Makes ice continuously so you never run outKoldfront Ultra Compact Portable Ice Maker
  • Makes ice in two different sizes so you can chill your drinks or fill your coolers as needed
  • No-plumbing design lets you use it anywhere there’s a standard 110-volt circuit available
  • Fits underneath kitchen upper cabinets for easy placement
  • Viewing window lets you keep an eye on your supply
  • Drain catches all meltwater and recycles it back into ice cubes so there’s no mess
  • Indicator light tells you when you need to add water to make more ice
  • Indicator light tells you when the ice bucket is full
  • Simple, intuitive controls can be understood and operated by anyone
  • Allows you to use bottled or filtered water for perfect tasting ice cubes

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Cons:

  • Noisy when ice bucket is empty

Reviews and Final Word
Purchasers of the Koldfront Ultra Compact Portable Ice Maker give it generally positive reviews, with over 60 percent giving the unit four stars or better. Users like the way the Koldfront produces ice continuously, so there’s no long waits between batches of ice like there is when you make them in trays in your freezer. Many users report that they take the Koldfront with them everywhere, and like the fact they can have a ready supply of ice when they’re throwing tailgate parties and other events where electricity is available but ice isn’t.

People report satisfaction using the Koldfront while camping, traveling by RV, at summer houses, church functions, large family gatherings, and simply as a replacement for inconvenient ice trays in the family kitchen. Users note the inexpensive price tag, and report that the Koldfront is a good buy for the money.