There are so many reasons why you should consider having a portable ice maker in your house. But when it comes to choosing the right one, you need to be very careful as ice makers are available aplenty in the markets. But not all of them are as beneficial as the Tavata 26 lbs Countertop Ice Maker. This particular ice maker is the best choice for you with its compact size and large ice production. You no longer have to worry about making ice for your house-parties because this Tavata 12IM Portable ice maker takes care of your needs very well.
This ice maker may look small, but it can produce sufficient ice in a short time. Being a counter top ice maker, you do not have to look out for a space to store it; it can be stored anywhere in your kitchen as the Tavata ice maker does not occupy much area. Its dimensions are 12.3×8.74×13 inches, so you should know that this ice maker is a storage efficient one. This automatic ice maker has a capacity of 2 cubic feet, and it does not require batteries to work. We did not think twice to test out this ice maker and satisfy our curiosity about why it got a huge demand in the market. Here is our honest Tavata 26 lbs Ice Maker Review, which lets you know more about its features and all.
Tavata 26 lbs Ice Maker Review 2021
1. Ice Production
Tavata Electric Automatic Home Ice Maker is best known for making a lot of ice in a very short period. It can easily make enough ice to meet all your needs. Tavata portable ice maker promises to produce 26 lbs of ice every day, which is a huge amount of ice. Many ice makers make a small amount of ice, that too by taking a lot of time.
, this ice maker can efficiently make 9 ice cubes in 6 to 8 minutes and up to 1.1 lbs of ice in an hour. The produced ice comes out as bullet-shaped ones, which are easy to consume as those do not impart any cuts on your mouth. The ice bullets are hollow, so it stays afloat in your drinks. With this Tavata bullet ice maker in your house, you would never run out of ice, neither would you have to wait for your refrigerator to make a batch of ice whenever you need it.
2. Operating action panel
What makes this Tavata Portable Automatic Ice Maker Machine positively different from other available ice makers is it’s easy operation process. It offers an action panel which is more comfortable to use. It has clearly indicated buttons with their respective LED indicators. These action panel buttons say “On/Off” and “Select,” which you got to use while making ice.
LED indicators for adding water, ice full sign, switch on sign, and ice size sign makes it more efficient to operate with this ice maker. These indicators and operating buttons are placed, eliminating the need to look for any instructions to get Tavata countertop portable ice maker machine started. The signs will inform you when you need to fill water for your ice and when your ice is ready in the machine waiting for you to take it out.
3. Nickel-plated copper evaporator
You get your bunch of bullet ice in just 6 minutes from this Tavata Countertop Compact Portable Ice Maker, all thanks to its nickel-plated copper evaporators. One such best feature in this Tavata 26 lbs Ice Maker Review is its evaporator design.
There are 9 copper evaporators in this little countertop ice maker, which helps the water you fill in to get cooled and freeze with intense corrosion resistance and turn them into hollow, bullet-shaped ice cubes. Copper has a natural tendency of quick and efficient thermal transfer, making it easy for our Tavata Ice Maker to turn water into ice in a minimal period. With the coating of nickel, these copper evaporators get even more effective in the process of quick ice making.
4. See-through window
A very prominent problem in many typical ice makers is that they get overflown and make a mess in the kitchen or any other place where they are situated. This Tavata countertop ice machine boasts a transparent window that allows you to peek through the cover and keep an eye on its ice level inside.
The see-through function is a great feature to have in any ice maker as you get to see when you need to take the ice bullets out of this machine. It also has integrated automatic overflow protection if you miss out on monitoring its ice level inside of this machine despite having a see-through window.
5. Ice size
When you invest your money exclusively in an ice maker, the main objective you want is to get quick access to ice cubes rather than depending on a refrigerator for the work. Hence, it is vital to make sure that you get the best out of your ice maker. A refrigerator can make regular sized ice cubes, but with this Tavata automatic ice maker, you can get two different sizes of ice cubes.
You can go for the small-sized ice by choosing “S” on its action panel, where it makes ice bullets ranging from 0.4 to 0.7 inches. On the other hand, you can choose the large ice cubes of 0.7 to 1.2 inches by selecting “L” on the action panel for multiple usage, like applying cuts and burns or preserving food items. Thus, this ability to choose desired cube sizes for all your different needs is an excellent option provided by this ice maker.
6. Mode of Operation
You can live carefree with this Tavata countertop Compact Portable ice maker in charge of making ice for your needs. No more waiting or guarding your ice maker to make sure it works efficiently. There are just a few steps that you need to complete, which includes switching this machine on and filling water, then select ice size as your preference.
The rest of the process gets done independently without your manual interference from constantly checking on its progress. Furthermore, to simplify its operation, there is a timer just in case you need to set the duration of its process, keeping in mind how much ice you need.
7. Cleaning process
Cleaning an ice maker, at times, can be very tough and challenging. Cleaning anything as small as an ice maker is a not-so-easy task because you have to open the window and aim for the hard-to-reach spots inside it. Also, it takes a lot of time, and there’s a chance that you might get hurt while cleaning.
But thanks to this Tavata smart automatic ice machine, you are getting the self-cleaning feature with it, which gives you relief from the work of cleaning your ice maker. All you have to do is just fill in water in this ice maker and then turn its self-clean button on and witness how neatly your ice maker gets cleaned up all on its own.
Tavata 12IM Portable Ice Maker Specifications
- Brand: Tavata
- Model: 12IM
- Ice storage: 1.54 Pounds
- Capacity: 26 lbs
- Ice Batch Count: 9 Pieces
- Cycle time: 6 to 8 Minutes
- Ice Cube Shape: Bullet
- Voltage: 115 volts
- Wattage: 110 watts
- Ice Cube Weight: 8 grams
- Product Dimensions : 12.3 x 8.74 x 13 inches
- Weight: 15.65 pounds
- Accessories : Ice Scoop and Basket
What We Like Most in Tavata Portable Ice Maker?
Upon receiving this best Portable Ice Maker at our doorstep, the first impression we got after unpacking it was its sturdy body. This Compact ice maker was designed in a way that its surface was wear-proof. We tried scratching its hard and solid surface with a pin several times, but it was not ready to accept any kind of marks or scratches on its body. Its black and sleek design was the cherry on top.
Portable and lightweight
This Tavata automatic ice maker felt very light in our hands, which was in sync with its claimed 7 lbs body weight. We felt no difficulty carrying it in our hands from place to place at the time of our needs. So out of our own experience, we assure you that in case you have a party to host or a family gathering, this portable ice maker is just the thing you need in your house.
Auto shut off
We were looking for an ice maker that could make us feel safe while making ice by ensuring a mess-free event. To check its reliability, we filled this ice maker with water and left it for making ice. Once the ice basket was full of ice, we saw the ice maker turning automatically off. When we brought those ice out and turned the machine on without filling water, this ice maker again turned itself off.
We did not come across many ice makers capable of making ice even when kept outside. But, this ice maker did not fail to impress us again when we filled water in the bucket and carried this machine outside in our garden. Even though the sun was out, it managed to make ice as usual when kept in the garden. So you can feel free to use this ice maker while you are having a picnic outside!
What we dislike?
Although our overall experience was on the positive side, there were some things that we did not like in this countertop ice maker, one of them being its high noise. Every time we turned this device, it was busy making ice, with constant weird noise. We thought it was because of this machine’s first time, but time went by, and its noise did not go away.
When we freeze ice in our refrigerator, it takes time, but the ice cubes remain intact inside the fridge. But in this portable ice maker, we had to take the ice out as soon as it was made, as this machine was great for making ice, but when it comes to preserving those, it did not do the job very well. It did not prevent those ice cubes from melting when we left them inside this machine.
Yes, this Tavata 12IM countertop ice maker has a self-clean function and screen.
This Tavata Portable ice machine is efficient enough to be capable of working even outdoors in heat and humidity. But it would be best if you placed it in some shadowed area to avoid direct sun exposure.
Yes, if you need a small amount of ice with this Tavata 26 lbs countertop ice machine, then put in less water and then wait for 6-8 minutes as the first batch of 9 ice cubes gets made.
Unfortunately, no. You cannot connect a water supply line to this Tavata 26 lbs ice maker. You have to add water to the bucket manually.
We have to say that this Tavata 26 lbs portable ice maker is a must-buy product for anyone who is in need of constant and huge ice cubes. From the minute it delivers to your doorstep to the first batch it produces, we bet that you will be just as amazed as we were. It also comes with LED display function, ice scoops and a basket. Tavata portable automatic ice maker machine can be your true helping hand while you need a ton of ice in a short time to welcome your guests or enjoy your drinks.
This ice maker weighs 15.65 pounds, making it easy to install in small spaces and even in your rooftop parties or garden parties. It is best compatible with 115 volts of voltage and requires a wattage of 110 watts. This best countertop ice maker does not consume much power and remains the best affordable and portable ice maker besides being the best small ice maker for your summer seasons. The 1-year warranty assures its performance. The price range at which this ice maker is offered will be worth every penny. We hope that our Tavata 26 lbs Ice Maker Review has cleared all your doubts. Have a happy shopping!