CROWNFUL Portable Countertop Ice Maker Review

There’s no denying the wonderful feeling you get from having that first refreshing sip of your cool fizzy drink or icy beer on a hot day.

There are not many things better. But what do you do if you forgot to fill your ice tray in the morning?

You don’t have time to fill the tray and wait 2 hours for it to freeze; you want your drink now.

Luckily the disappointment and a long wait for ice are long gone.

All you need is a portable ice maker.

A stylish portable ice maker that takes up little space in the house whilst staying nice and quiet will complete any party and let’s be honest not having to balance the water-filled tray in your freezer is a bonus.

Some ice makers produce circular ice pieces whilst others give you fine snow-like ice similar to those in your favorite cocktail.

Paying attention to the shape of the ice amongst other things is important when finding the ice maker that suits your needs.

In this review, we will be looking at the CROWNFUL Ice Maker Machine.

We will be going through the design, how long it takes to produce the ice, any special features, and the pros and cons of the maker.

At the end of the review, you will also find a helpful buyers guide so you know what to look out for when buying your ice maker.  

CROWNFUL Ice Maker Machine

CROWNFUL Ice Maker Machine for Countertop, 9 Bullet Ice Cubes S/L Ready in 7 Minutes, 26lbs/24H, Auto self-Cleaning, Portable Small Ice Maker with Scoop and Basket (Black)

It’s fair to say that the most important part of an ice maker is how well it actually makes the ice. The CROWNFUL ice maker is well up there in this department.

The 1.8lL reservoir can produce 9 pieces of bullet-shaped ice in just 8-10 minutes and over 26lbs in 24 hours.

This is up there with the best. Other competitors’ products can take up to 15-minutes to make your ice for you.A great energy-saving advantage to the CROWNFUL Ice Maker is that it also reuses ice that you haven’t used.

Unused ice simply melts back into the reservoir ready to be used next time. One worry you might have is the noise the ice maker might make.

With this model, you don’t need to worry. It is designed with a low energy cooling system that produces the ice with only a low humming noise being heard.

The one-button startup makes the ice maker super easy to use with the notification feature coming in handy when needing to know when the ice is ready or the machine needs cleaning.

When your ice is ready all you need to do is take the included ice scooper and remove whatever ice you want.

Alternatively, you can take the removable basket out of the machine and use the ice how you wish.

The Design

The CROWNFUL Ice Maker has a fantastic design for anybody looking for a neat and stylish portable ice maker that can be kept on a countertop or taken to a party.

The compact design makes it perfect for a weekend getaway in your RV, your summer party or to sit nicely in your kitchen.

The machine has dimensions of 12.2 x 9.05 x 12.8 inches (length, width, height) and a chic design helping it to not only blend into the kitchen but also look good.

The simple yet attractive design of the maker creates an easy-to-use system. Pressing one button to do it all makes life so much easier and helps the machine look more appealing.

There is nothing worse than having a clunky machine with several buttons on it.

You just want an easy way to make ice effectively and this ice maker provides that. On top of the CROWNFUL Ice Maker, you have a transparent lid so that you can see how the ice is coming along.

Next to the lid is where you will find the on and off button as well as three lights.

One telling you to add the water, one to let you know the ice is ready, and the last one letting you know the machine is full of ice.

The on and off button is used to turn the machine on and off and a long hold of the button will start the cleaning mode.

When the machine arrives there is little set up to do. In the box, you will find a machine, the scooper, and a quick start guide. In terms of putting the machine together, you don’t need to worry.

Setting The Machine Up For The First Time

Setting up your CROWNFUL Ice Maker for the first time is pretty straightforward.

The machine comes ready for you to use all you need to do is simply take it out of the box, stand up and give it a clean.

Before using the machine set it upright on the countertop for 2-4 hours before turning it on.

This gives the ice makers refrigerant time to settle after being transported on its side.

This should be done anytime the device is put on its side.Once this is done the maker can be turned on and cleaned.

Cleaning the machine is very easy.

Get some warm water and pour it into the ice maker. Then hold down the on/off button for a couple of seconds.

The machine will then begin cleaning the reservoir ready for use.

When the cleaning is completed the machine will give you a notification.

When you have cleaned the machine you can start to make your ice ready for those refreshing beverages.

Final Thoughts

Overall the CROWNFUL Ice Maker is an excellent ice maker and a great addition to any home.

The stylish design and easy-to-use functions make it a reliable machine that will make you consistently good ice in no time at all.

Its amazing features such as the ability to reuse water and take it somewhere with you are its biggest selling points along with its compact and neat design.

Its compact design makes it easy to take on holiday with you or to a friend’s party, unlike other ice makers which can be quite chunky and noisy.

The fact that the machine also uses low energy and stays nice and quiet makes it a strong contender for one of the best ice makers out there for the price.

Despite the positives that come with this machine there are also some cons that need to be taken into account.

One flaw with this product is that it only makes one type of ice (bullet-shaped ice like those found in fast-food restaurants and hotels).

Although you can make two sizes of ice the variety in terms of the shape of the ice is quite limited. This will cause the owner problems if they want some finer ice for a cocktail etc.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Quiet and efficient – Makes 9 ice cubes every 7 minutes and makes little noise.
  • Compact and stylish – Easy to move around and fit in nicely on a kitchen countertop.
  • Easy operation – One button startup makes it super easy to make ice.
  • Notification feature – Lights telling you when the machine is ready, finished and needs cleaning helps it to be user-friendly.
  • Lifetime support – CROWNFUL offer lifetime support to customers.

Cons

  • Variety of ice – This doesn’t give the buyer much variety in the different types of ice they can make.

CROWNFUL Ice Maker Buying Guide

Here are the most important things to think about and look for when purchasing an ice maker.

Water Capacity

The smaller the water reservoir, the less ice the machine can make.

Consider how much ice you will need to make when looking at which machine to buy.

If you need to make a lot of ice then look for an ice maker with a larger reservoir.

Time

Time is vital when looking for the machine that suits your needs. You want a machine that makes a lot of great ice as quickly as possible.

Ice Variety

What type of ice do you want to make? Some machines make a variety of ice whilst others only make one.

Do you need different types of ice? If so then you need to pick a machine that offers you that.

On the other hand, if you only want to make one type of ice then maybe it is worth looking at an ice maker that only produces one type of ice.

Noise

Nobody wants a noisy ice maker yet there are a lot out there that are. They will drive you mad and quite quickly become annoying.

When looking for the right ice maker for you be sure to find one that is nice and quiet.

This will always be listed in the ice maker’s description.

Style And Design

Finding an ice maker that not only performs well but looks good is important. Some ice makers are large and ugly so make sure you don’t end up with one.

You want to try and look for an ice-making machine that you think looks attractive.

You should be able to look at it and picture it in your house. The last thing you want to do is end up with an eyesore in the kitchen.