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.

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.
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.

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.
There are few things better in life than pouring a cold drink and kicking back. The only problem with this is that the refrigerator is so far from where you are. This problem has plagued man ever since refrigeration was first used, from cavemen reaching into glaciers all the way up to now, with your grandpa wanting to watch the football with a chilled brew. Thankfully, the world has a way of working these things out. Mini fridges are the solution to all your cold drink and tandem relaxation problems. Not a new invention by any means, but perhaps something that’s underappreciated. Time to show some appreciation, then! We’ve compiled a list outlining the very best mini fridges, the heroes of dorm rooms, offices, and bars for you to pick your very favorite. Sure, they might increase your laziness, but they’ll also make life so much easier, and isn’t that what we’re all after, anyway? So come chill out and read on.