There are plenty of reasons to get a portable ice maker. From simple desserts to pool parties and cocktail experiments, ice makers are always a welcome appliance. When selecting the ideal ice machine that can match your demands, while also being easy to carry around, a small problem occurs. Variety of choice.
That’s why we decided to take this Igloo ice machine model to test it out, and see what kind of ice capacity and quality you can expect out of it. Every piece of info we stumbled upon we will summarize in this Igloo RCA review, together with the pros and cons of the model. We are aware that there are plenty of choices out there, which we used as another reason to do a review.
After all, the more you know, the better and more straightforward your decision-making process will be. Let’s jump into it.
Igloo RCA Countertop Ice Maker Specifications
Right off the bat, you will notice the slick design of this portable ice making machine. It is covered in a glossy black layer of paint, and the whole outer body consists of plastic and steel parts, also painted black. On the sides of the unit, you can only see the cooling fan, which is protected by a metal-made safety net. The whole ice machine weighs a total of 20 pounds, which is considered slightly below average.
When it comes to ice delivery, this model can produce 26 pounds of ice per 24 hours, if operated non-stop. But when it comes to how long it needs to make a single ice cube batch, it takes only 6 minutes, which is an above-average performance for a machine of this price range.
On the top side, there is a control panel that allows you to choose between two ice cube sizes (small and large). The control panel also has indicator lights which show whether the ice machine is powered on, what type of ice cubes is selected, and whether it is time to refill the water reservoir.
Under the lid, there is an ice storage box, which can hold up to a maximum of 1.5 lbs. of ice at a time. This lid is also transparent, allowing you to see how full the ice storage is without opening it.
Customer Support and Warranty Policy
Igloo makes solid all-around freezing, and refrigerating gear (among other appliances) and this portable ice making machine is no exception. Their website proved to be useful in looking for additional info, like FAQs and machine specifications. The company also provides a troubleshooting system on their website, which you can also use to contact customer support. Besides online, you can reach their support center via landline, mobile, and even fax.
This particular ice maker is covered with a 1-year limited warranty policy.
What to Expect from Igloo RCA Countertop Ice Maker?
This Igloo portable ice maker delivers as promised in its manual. Its ice producing capacity will quickly cover a house party or a small/medium pool party, serving up to 10 people. The light design makes it easier to carry it around, and the transparent lid helps you determine if there’s fresh ice inside.
- Pretty fast ice making time. It takes only 6 minutes for a batch of ice to come out.
- The LED lights on the control panel are intuitive and easy to use.
- The transparent lid makes it easier for you to see how much ice there is in the storage, without the need to open it.
- If used outdoors, the ice maker needs to be kept in the shade to operate as intended.
- The manufacturer did not include any additional gear, like ice scoops or ice bags.
We were satisfied with the ice delivery this Igloo provided. It worked as the manufacturer promised, with no surprises. Carrying it around was easy, and it even worked outdoors, as long as it is not exposed directly to sunlight.
If you are looking for an ice machine to fulfill the requirements of an occasional cocktail meetup or a pool party, this model will do the trick. Besides, it delivers ice batches in 6 minutes, so there’s no waiting time included. Additionally, you can adapt the ice cube size to the drinks you are making, using the control panel.
We sincerely hope that our Igloo RCA review answered the essential questions about this appliance and that it will help you make that final decision. In case you have any additional questions or want to add something, feel free to do so in the comment section below, and we will gladly provide an answer.