A: A portable ice maker is a small appliance that is designed to make ice, but doesn’t require permanent installation or a dedicated water line. You can plug it in and make ice at your convenience, or store it out of the way when you don’t need it.
Q: HOW DOES A PORTABLE ICE MACHINE WORK?
A: Portable ice makers operate by quickly making small batches of ice from water that you pour into the unit. Once a batch is ready to serve, the machine will drop the ice down onto the tray for you to scoop out when needed. Simply plug it in, pour in some water and you’ll have ice within a few minutes.
However, unlike other types of ice makers, portable units don’t have a drain, so as the ice begins to melt, the water simply drips back down into the basin whereupon it is turned back into ice.
The cycle repeats until there is no more water in the ice maker.
Q: HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MAKE ICE?
A: This will vary between different models, but generally, a portable ice maker will produce ice within 7-15 minutes after you add water.
Q: WHAT DO I NEED TO DO BEFORE USING THE ICE MAKER?
A: Once you unbox your portable ice maker, it is recommended that you make a few batches of ice and discard it. This will remove any possible dust or debris that may have gather inside the unit during packaging or shipping.