Despite it’s 2.5 cubic feet interior, it’s still not too large to get in the way. Furthermore, if you’re concerned about noise keeping you up at night, you’ll be pleased to know it’s completely silent, however, you might struggle to find the perfect temperature balance with some setting. Regardless, when it comes to convenience, space, and functionality, there’s little competition. with the B+D, staying cool has never been so simple.
SUMMIT BIM44G is an auto defrosts icemaker designed SUMMIT BIM44G is an auto defrosts icemaker designed for true convenience in operation and placement. Automatic defrost makes maintenance simple and stress-free while the BIM44G's front-breathing cooling system and fully finished sides allow built-in or freestanding use. A 15 in. W makes it ideal for any tight location with an ... More + Product Details Close
If you're not familiar with nugget ice, it's a soft and chewable type of ice that's best used for blended drinks like smoothies and frozen margaritas (if you're looking for an easy margarita recipe, try one of these margarita mixes). Nugget ice is also great for blended cocktails as it will keep your mixture cooler for a longer period of time and won't dilute the flavors.
Small enough to move on and off the counter, this impressive unit can make up to 48 pounds of ice per day, and it holds nearly 2.4 pounds for easy retrieval. Unlike other machines on this list, the Sentern Ice Maker only produces cubes—not bullet shaped ice. You can choose from small, medium, or large cubes by adjusting the cooling time, and depending on the size you choose the first batch of ice will be done in about 15 minutes. The clear, dense cubes melt slowly, keeping your cocktails cold without diluting them. Other handy features include a digital control panel for easy programming, a see-through window so you can monitor ice production, and a stain resistant exterior.
The perfect addition to your kitchen or home bar, this ice maker can be installed under a cabinet or used as a freestanding unit. If you don't have enough room indoors, install this unit in the garage or on a patio. The largest machine on our list (in terms of dimensions), it's capable of producing 56 pounds of nugget ice per day and can hold up to 26 pounds of ice that will be kept cool until you're ready to use it. An automatic shutoff stops ice production when the bin is full and internal LED lighting illuminates the ice bin so you can check your supply when you need to. This has a gravity drain, but an optional pump drain is included if it’s required for your installation.
Bringing the 50s straight into the 21st Century without the slightest hint of irony, Igloo RCA Retro Blue Bar Fridge is a small refrigerator that will fit nicely in any bar across the country, and any living room, bedroom, dorm, or den, too. Using compression cooling, it delivers incredible chilling results, and the adjustable thermostat makes it easy to switch up the temperature if you haven’t found the magic level yet.
“It's lightweight, truly portable, doesn't take up a ton of space on the counter, and looks nice,” our tester said of this ice maker. In terms of downsides, our reviewer noted, “The ice it makes isn't as thick as other models, and it has a tendency to melt faster while it sits in the basket, possibly because the machine isn't as well insulated.” The takeaway? “It's worth buying if you have a small space or an RV, or need to take the ice maker on trips,” she explained.
Speed How quickly do you need your ice? Whether you prefer to make a lot of ice ahead of time or want a constant supply flowing will determine how important speed is. Some machines can supply the first ice quickly, so you can get the party started, but if you don’t have sufficient storage space for ice, it’s wise to get an ice maker that can keep up with hourly demand.
The compact MIM50V produces up to 50 lb. The compact MIM50V produces up to 50 lb. of ice per day and includes a self-contained 25 lb. storage bin. The unit produces crystal clear ice cubes. Suitable for freestanding or built in applications this unit will run on standard household electrical current and is NSF and UL approved for ... More + Product Details Close
BIM68OSPUMPIF features a complete 304 grade stainless steel BIM68OSPUMPIF features a complete 304 grade stainless steel exterior specially built to hold up to the elements. The door is designed with a powerful magnetic gasket to ensure proper insulation. An integrated stainless steel door frame accepts an overlay panels allowing you to create a custom look that blends into ... More + Product Details Close
Coming in first place for the best mini fridge is the BLACK + DECKER BCRK25B (but we’ll just call it the B+D, for now). This compact fridge is the number one choice for dorm rooms, man caves, and bedrooms as well as everything in between. With it, you’ll get 2 full-width glass shelves to store food and drink, as well as a freezer compartment complete with an ice cube tray.