The most impressive feature on the Edgestar is adaptability. When using an ice machine in an RV you need it to be versatile, and by being able to use both mains tap water and bottled water, this machine is exactly that. It also requires no draining, and it is compact enough to fit into any RV without bother. The soft touch controls have been designed to make the ice making process simple, and this device again shows its versatility by being able to make 3 different sizes of ice and all in under 10 minutes!
What does it look like?
This is one of the better-looking ice makers available today. The design has been kept very simple with an almost all black exterior, but the location of the buttons on the front of the machine and the seamless way the fan and viewing window have been incorporated mean that this ice maker will take pride of place on your sideboard!
What are the Good Points?
The Edgestar has been designed to work well in areas where space is at a premium, and some of its clever features reflect this.
The soft touch buttons are not only easy to use, but they are located on the front of the machine rather than the top as on many others, and this makes accessing them very simple if the machine has to be tucked away in the cupboard.
The other impressive thing about this machine is its eco-friendliness. If any water melts away after it has created your ice cubes, it will simply recycle it rather than leave you with a puddle which could then affect the quality of your ice. This also saves on water usage, and this can be an invaluable thing to do in some scenarios.
What are the Bad Points?
There are not too many complaints to be found regarding this machine, but the biggest one is with regards to its insulation abilities. Some customers have complained that after the ice cubes have been created, this machine is not very good at keeping them frozen for long and as a result of this you will have to be there and ready to remove them once it has finished. Another minor complaint is that to make a satisfactory amount of ice the machine needs to run a couple of times, but this is not a big issue and thanks to its compact nature this machine is still the best portable ice maker for RV.
Summarize it all
For those people who prefer the great outdoors to their living rooms and love nothing more than enjoying an ice cold drink while they are out camping, this is the machine which can help you achieve this dream. It is compact but it is still powerful enough to make all of the ice you will need, even if you do have to leave it running for a little while!
Alternative: hOmeLabs Portable Ice Maker
The Edgestar Portable Ice Maker is temporarily unavailable, but this one is a great alternative. With hOmeLabs’ 2. 2-liter water reservoir, it can create ice cubes up to 1. 5 lbs. at a time.
1st Runner-Up: Avalon bay AB-ICE26S
If you are looking for an ice maker without any of the thrills and sometimes pointless additions that others can have, then this is the machine for you.
It can produce up to 26 pounds of ice per day which is more than most people will need, it can make a batch from scratch in as little as six minutes.
It allows you to chose from two different sizes of ice meaning that you still get an element of control and choice thrown in with what is otherwise a simple ice maker!
Alternative: COSTWAY Ice Maker Countertop
The Avalon Bay ABICE26S Countertop Ice Maker is temporarily unavailable, but this one is a great alternative. With COSTWAY’s portable & compact design, you can use it anywhere at any time may it be at a barbecue party, family gathering, office, and etc.
2nd Runner-Up: EdgeStar IP210TI Titanium
Edgestar has managed to come up with another impressive ice maker. The IP210TI is compact enough to make it perfect for kitchen countertops, RV’s and camping alike, but it is still plenty powerful enough to make high quality ice in high quantities.
It can produce up to 28 pounds of ice per day, and it can even store half a pound of it at a time, so you will be sipping on ice cold drinks for a long time to come! You don’t have to drain this machine so it is perfect for all scenarios!
Alternative: IKICH Portable Ice Maker Machine
The EdgeStar IP210TI Titanium is temporarily unavailable, but this one is a great alternative. With IKICH’s quick ice maker machine, you can make 9pcs of bullet-shaped ice-cubes in just 6 minutes.