Portable ice makers are not designed to keep ice frozen for an extended period. The cycle process creates the ice and when it melts, recycles the water to make more ice. For you to always have ice available, you are always running the ice cycle.
What does this mean? It means your machine is always running.
These portable ice makers are designed with insulated storage bins that store your ice and slows down the melting process.
What if you wanted an ice maker that doesn't just slow down the melting process but keeps your ice frozen? This would be an ice maker that has a built-in freezer - AND THAT WOULD BE AWESOME!
Do Ice Makers With Freezers Exist?
The very first question that I wanted answered was did ice makers with built-in freezers even exist - and they do. I decided to put together this helpful guide of all of the ice makers online that give you the convenience of a freezer built into the unit.
Some of these machines are portable ice makers, others are under the counter units and others are commercial models. These are the best of the best, and this is a comprehensive look into these fine machines.
If you are looking for an ice maker that keeps your ice frozen, then you need to pick from one of these awesome ice makers.
If you're looking for an ice maker that will keep your ice frozen then a NutriChef ice maker is your best choice.
Each of the NutiChef ice makers has built-in freezer technology (High Powered Freezing Element) that allows you to keep ice available longer.
There is nothing more frustrating than going to your portable ice maker only to notice that the ice is melted and deformed.
You have three units from NutriChef to choose from.
The first unit is the NutriChef PICEM15. This is the smallest of the units as far as ice production is concerned but one of the heaviest coming in at 25 pounds.
The first batch of ice will be ready in 11 minutes and the NutriChef PICEM15 will produce 22 pounds of ice in 24 hours.
This ice maker has top panel button control, simple to use, produces different ice sizes and is easy to clean.
Enjoy the power of a restaurant quality ice maker in a small compact machine.
The NutriChef PICEM20 is a great ice maker for those looking for a countertop ice maker with a built-in freezer that will keep your ice frozen.
This ice maker is quick and quiet. It creates ice in less than 10 minutes.
This ice maker produces 28 lbs of ice every 24 hours. It's similar to the NutriChef PICEM62 (below) which allows you to produce 33 lbs of ice every 24 hours.
This ice maker has a larger water reservoir (2.8 liters compared to the NutriChef PICEM62 which has 2.2 liters).
The NutriChef PICEM62 is a stainless steel portable ice maker that is both quiet and fast. Enjoy all the benefits of a commercial ice maker without all the extra noise.
The NutriChef PICEM62 produces 33 lbs of ice each day which is perfect for gatherings or parties.
The (almost) six-foot cord means you can be used in a whole bunch of places - at the pool, boat, RV or use it in the kitchen or at your home bar.
This ice maker has a large water reservoir (2.2 liters), it has a perfectly placed window and led light indicators.
Best of all, this ice maker (like the rest) has a built-in freezer that keeps your ice frozen at all times.
Smad Under Counter Built-in Ice Maker Machine with Freezer
This front venting under the counter ice maker is perfect for your kitchen.
It’s perfect for any place you want to place it. It comes with the ability of reversing your door (left or right swing) This under the counter ice maker produces 12 pounds of ice each day, and has the ability to store up to 6 lbs.
This ice maker isn’t a portable ice maker by name, but it is portable. This compact unit only weighs 55 pounds, and measures 15 inches , depth is 17 inches and height is 25.1 inches.
This ice maker doesn’t require a water line. You manually fill the water reservoir and then you’re ready to make great ice.
These are great portable ice makers if you’re looking for an ice maker that will keep your ice frozen.
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If you are looking for a portable ice maker that produces sonic or nugget ice then I recommend the Opal Nugget Ice Maker.