Ice makers are a significant investment if you have a large family or cater to many guests. Well, most of our refrigerators can produce ice but not as quick and efficient as an ice machine could. One such is this Igloo automatic ice maker 26lbs. This is a perfect device for those who love to get instant ice anytime they want and in a sufficient quantity. This ice maker can produce up to 26 pounds of ice in a single day. This device is so compact that it can be placed on any countertop, as it wouldn’t take much space looking cramped up. When its water bucket is filled, it will quickly churn 9 ice cubes in just 7 minutes. Igloo ice machine also features deciding the ice cube’s size, whether small or large.
Another part of this ice maker that absolutely makes one fall is that it has a self-cleaning technology installed in it, which is its automatic 5 cycle cleaning function for easy and effortless cleaning. This ice maker is a remarkable home appliance for ice-cold beverages, smoothies, slushies and can be used to keep our food cold. This ice machine is a perfect match during travel, camping trips, and picnics. With all the huge demand for this Igloo ice maker among its customers, we couldn’t stop ourselves from bringing it to our home for testing it. Here is the honest Igloo ICEB26HNAQ Ice Maker Review, after testing this for more than 25 days.
Igloo ICEB26HNAQ Ice Maker Review 2021
This Igloo countertop ice maker is designed to be a fully automatic self-cleaning device. This product has a dimension of 12.2 x 9.06 x 12.8 inches (L x W x H) and weighs about 19.01 pounds. This entire ice maker machine is made up of high-quality plastic, which makes it strong and durable.
Igloo offers a trendy aqua color look to its entire unit, which is very soothing to our eyes. Its water tank will produce almost 26 pounds of ice cube within 24 hours with a 2-quart water capacity. It’s handy if you need to keep drinks cold for a more extended period. At a time, its integrated ice basket stores up to 1.25 pounds of ice. Igloo automatic ice maker is designed to be suitable for a countertop type of installation. This Portable ice maker machine radiates a stylish and modern look for any area or space where it is situated.
2. Mode of ice-making and capacity
Most regular ice machines come with a little ice-making capacity and small ice cubes holding buckets. This will be the most significant disadvantage if you need to accommodate a larger number of people. Thanks to this Igloo tabletop ice maker, which effortlessly makes 9 pieces of ice cubes ready in just 7 minutes, one can effectively serve all their guests without any worry.
This ice maker has ergonomically placed handles for convenience in carrying this device from one place to another if such a need arises. Imagine going for a picnic and not having to worry about keeping beverages cold. Just carry this device, which will provide sufficient ice for every person. This Igloo Compact 26 Lb. Ice Maker offers two sizes of ice cubes so that you can select according to your bottle’s nozzle. There’s a clear glass lid that allows you to view its ice cube capacity easily. This portable ice maker will reuse its melted ice in this device by producing more ice cubes. This Compact Ice Maker Machine comes with smart technology, automatically switching itself off after its storage tank is full.
3. Control and Functions
This Igloo compact portable ice maker ICEB26HNAQ has all its controls on the top surface of this machine. In most typical ice makers, we need to put in a lot of effort to understand their controlling options. Even after reading their user manual, it can be quite a task. No more difficulty in controlling your ice maker.
This Igloo compact ice maker ICEB26HNAQ has all its controls on this machine’s top surface, which are easy to understand and operate. You can clean this unit and fill its water tank with simple functions. All the control panel buttons work with LED light indications, red and green, making control functions even more comfortable and simple to understand. All these functions are available to you all, just finger clicks away. This control panel also allows you to select the ice cube’s size, be it small or large, as per your choice. You can happily enjoy chilling and refreshing your beverages in just a couple of minutes with this user-friendly control panel.
4. Automatic 5 cycle cleaning system
The Igloo ice maker aqua provides a hassle-free cleaning process. Always remember to disconnect from your power outlet while cleaning this device. Detach its ice basket and spill out all the leftover water by draining it through the drain plug located at its unit’s bottom.
After adding a cleaning solution, select the clean function on its control panel at this machine’s top surface. Further, press the on/off button to initiate the cleaning cycle. This Igloo 26 Lb. Ice Maker will automatically cycle its poured cleaning solution 5 times. After this cleaning process is completed, drain the water by unplugging its drain plug. You can then clean this device’s interior by using warm soapy water and a soft cloth. Lastly, fill in freshwater into the water deck and start using it again.
5. Countertop Installation and Warranty
Igloo ICEB26HNAQ Automatic Portable Countertop Ice Maker works excellent on countertops or tabletops. This device is small and compact, which does not take much space over your table and does not make your countertop look crowded up or messy. This device comes with a deep scoop to conveniently pick up ice cubes and transfer them into glasses.
This compact ice maker’s manufacturer offers a 1-year warranty period from this ice maker’s purchase date. Igloo will either repair or replace this product if there were any defects in its workmanship. The manufacturer would not provide the warranty service if there were wear and tear or damage during shipment, mishandling, misuse, alteration, and improper replacement components. Thus, one can rest assured regarding this ice maker’s quality performance.
Igloo ICEB26HNAQ 26 Pounds Ice Maker Specs
- Brand: Igloo
- Model number: ICEB26HNAQ
- Color: Aqua
- Ice Cube Shape: Cylinder
- Material Type: Plastic
- Tank Capacity: 2 Quarts
- Basket Capacity: 1.25 lb
- Cycle Time: 7 Minutes
- Cubes per Circle: 9 Pieces
- Ice production: 26 lbs per day
- Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 9.06 x 12.8 inches
- Weight: 19.01 pounds
What We Like Igloo ICEB26HNAQ?
When we purchased this Igloo ICEB26HNAQ 26 pounds ice maker, we were impressed that it was quite small and had a handle to move it around quickly. Our kitchen space did not even look cramped up. We used this ice maker regularly, and it worked great during house parties without occupying much space.
Rapid ice production
This Igloo portable ice maker produces ice cubes without any effort. We were able to access a sufficient amount of ice cubes as it effectively generates 9 ice cubes in just 7-8 minutes. Thanks to its easy and quick ice cubes formation, we were beyond happy to serve our guests.
We had no worries in cleaning up this ice maker’s entire unit. It had an impressive 5 cycle cleaning system wherein we just had to put in the cleaning solution and leave it to clean up automatically. After which, we had to merely drain off the water and gently wipe it off with a soft clean.
In our observation with many icemakers, we faced annoying sounds during their operation. We thought that Igloo compact 26 lb. ice maker, too, would make noise. But it did well with a quiet operation astounding us. It was so silent and peaceful during its performance, which could be below 35db.
When we tried this Igloo Handle ice maker for large gatherings, it was very efficient and effective. Its unit has an impressive storage capacity of about 26 pounds of ice cubes. These ice cubes can be used for an entire day.
What We Dislike?
Poor customer care
This Igloo Compact Portable Ice Maker ICEB26HNAQ comes with poor customer care service. When we tried to contact them with the need to clarify our doubts, there was no response from them. This is a massive drawback from this Igloo.
Requires daily maintenance
This Igloo 26 lb ice maker needs daily and constant supervision. It may not work as effectively if there is a break in using it. This ice maker did not work efficiently when we tried to restart it after a break.
Fill its water bucket with water and then press its power button. After that, select the size of your ice cube and wait for a couple of minutes till the ice cube is ready. It’s super easy to work with this Igloo ice maker.
Igloo 26lbs countertop ice maker uses 105 watts of current.
The drain plug of this Igloo countertop ice maker is located at its unit’s bottom.
Clean this Igloo compact ice maker regularly, and it is most recommended to clean up with vinegar and water to avoid mold formation.
You can fill the entire water bucket at least twice a day if using this Igloo Small ice maker continuously.
Coming to a conclusion on our Igloo ICEB26HNAQ Ice Maker Review, we have noted that it is money-worthy with its high-quality performance. Especially if you have gatherings and parties often happening in your house, this ice maker comes in handy.
This ice maker has a large capacity for producing ice cubes in a day, which is almost 26 pounds. Its unit quickly makes ice, which is 9 ice cubes in just 7 minutes. Igloo 26 pound ice maker works with a 5 cycle cleaning process, leaving no hassle in cleaning this device. The control panel is supported with an LED indicator to give your various signs of this ice maker, which also lets you select from small or large-sized ice cubes. Igloo automatic ice maker is an excellent device for pool parties, family gatherings, house parties, and home bars, keeping your beverages enjoyable and chilled. Hope this article is found helpful to you. Happy shopping!