DREAMIRACLE Portable Countertop Ice Maker Review

Portable ice makers are handy to have around in any home or office – especially in those hot summer months!

As the sun beats down, being able to have ice wherever and whenever you need is a lifesaver, and the DREAMIRACLE Ice Maker is no exception.

Below, we’ll take you through all of its features and functionality, how it works, and – most importantly – tell you if it’s worth the money.

We’ll also tell you how to clean your portable ice maker, so you’re always having the freshest icy beverages!

But before we get into it, let’s take a closer look at why portable ice makers are so convenient.

Why Buy A Portable Ice Maker?

Portable

This is naturally the biggest selling point of these ice makers. With a portable ice maker you can make delicious, refreshing icy beverages wherever there is water and a power outlet.

Budget-Friendly

Another reason why customers are so drawn to portable ice makers is how inexpensive they are to buy and run.

Portable ice makers require no installation by a professional. You just need to add water, plug your ice maker in, and you’re all set to make some ice!

You don’t need to have a waterline installed in your house to use an ice-maker, either.

You just need to buy your ice maker, take it home and put it on your counter, plug it in, and you’re ready to go.

Customizable

When it comes to making ice, we all want something a bit different.

You may want a compact, lightweight unit that you can take with you on the go, or maybe you need a hassle-free icemaker for parties at home.

Meanwhile, some people want heftier ice-makers built right into their freezer, so their ice doesn’t melt. 

Furthermore, some people want a stylish ice-maker that matches the color scheme of their kitchen while some want a hi-tech ice-maker with Bluetooth technology, or that can produce nugget or sonic ice.

No matter your ice needs, there is sure to be an ice-maker out there that fits the bill! 

DREAMIRACLE Ice Maker

Dreamiracle IceMonster B1 Pro Max | 33lbs Thick Insulation Self-Cleaning Countertop Ice Maker Stainless Steel Black

Design

The DREAMIRACLE ice maker has a very hi-tech, futuristic stainless-steel design that surrounds the whole unit.

The stainless steel won’t show any fingerprints or smudges, so your ice maker will always look sparkling clean.

It also has a plastic lid that is simple to open.

We also appreciate the viewing window on the lid that is large enough for you to see just how much ice is available.

The front panel on the ice maker is curved upward, which makes it great for storing in kitchen cabinets.

The panel also has an LED display that has indicators displaying all the information you need to know, such as how much water and ice you need.

The ice storage bin is also well-insulated.

For an ice-maker that produces 33lbs of ice, the DREAMIRACLE is very lightweight.

It weighs 23 lbs, making it easy to transport.

The dimensions of the DREAMIRACLE are also a compact 9x15x16.5 inches.

How Does The DREAMIRACLE Ice Maker work?

Operating the DREAMIRACLE ice-maker couldn’t be simpler.

One feature we’re really impressed by is that you do not need to be near a water source to make ice with this machine.

You just add water into the reservoir using a pitcher. You then select the size of the ice you want by pressing the ‘Select’ button.

Then you just hit ‘Start’ to begin making some ice. The machine should produce some ice after about 10 minutes.

The ice-maker also operates fairly quietly too, and set-up is also quick and easy. The self-cleaning feature is also a huge time-saver.

We’ll go into more detail later about why it’s so important to keep your ice maker clean, but this self-cleaning feature saves a lot of time on cleaning.

The Functionality Of The DREAMIRACLE Ice Maker

The DREAMIRACLE produces 33 lbs of ice every day in the shape of bullets.

The storage bin is able to hold 3.3 lbs of ice at one time, and the well-insulated storage bin ensures your ice stays around for longer.

You can produce two sizes of ice with this ice maker – small and large.

The bullet-shaped ice you can make with this DREAMIRACLE ice maker is also great for smoothies!

Cleaning Your Portable Ice Maker

A portable ice maker is a great addition to your home, and if looked after properly, will be a mainstay in your home for years to come.

A crucial part of maintaining your portable ice maker is regular cleaning.

If left uncleaned, dangerous bacteria and mold can grow and result in illness.

You may not think that an ice maker could get that dirty, but they do accumulate a surprising amount of dirt over time.

Viruses and bacteria can withstand freezing temperatures, so are more than capable of living in your ice. Regular cleaning is a surefire way to keep these bugs at bay.

You should clean your ice maker at least once a month.

This not only ensures that your ice stays fresh and is pleasant to drink, but also that your ice maker works properly.

At the very least, an ice maker should be cleaned every 3-6 months.

The following are signs that your ice maker is in need of a clean.

  • Your ice has a funny smell.
  • Your ice tastes strange.
  • You can see dirt on the inside of the ice maker.
  • The ice is smaller than normal and melting too quickly.
  • Your ice maker isn’t working properly.
  • If your ice maker produces clear ice, you notice that it’s starting to look cloudier.

Vinegar is a good natural cleaning solution to clean your portable ice maker, and is tough enough to dissolve lime and hard water that can lead to your ice maker breaking down.

To clean with vinegar, pour two cups of white vinegar into your ice maker or apply with a spray bottle.

Vinegar is able to kill 82% of mold species, such as black mold, on porous or non-porous surfaces.

However, vinegar doesn’t clean as quickly as other cleaning solutions.

But if you are concerned about chemical solutions, then we would recommend vinegar.

If your ice maker is in need of a good clean and some TLC, then vinegar will help.

For general cleaning of your portable ice maker, we’ll go through a couple simple steps.

  • Unplug your ice maker: Before you start cleaning, make sure to unplug your ice maker. Then, drain the water out of the reservoir using the drain plug.
  • Apply a cleaning solution to your portable ice maker: First add water into the ice maker before applying your cleaning solution. 
  • Take out the storage basket: Before proceeding, make sure that you have removed the storage basket from the ice maker and set it aside.
  • Give your portable ice maker a scrub down: You can do this with a rag, washing down the interior of your ice maker. 
  • Take it for a practice spin: To do this, run your ice cycle a few times. This allows the cleaning solution to run through the whole system. Throw away each basket of ice. 
  • Drain the water out: Drain all the water out of your unit.
  • Give your ice maker a rinse: Now add fresh water and run the ice cycle again, remembering to throw the ice out each time. Do this about 4 times until your ice maker is thoroughly rinsed. Rinse your ice maker repeatedly and use a spray water bottle to spray the areas that are difficult to reach. Before you make any more ice, it’s important to make sure that your unit is rinsed after cleaning.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Makes 33lbs of ice each day.
  • Stainless steel keeps the ice maker free of fingerprints and smudges.
  • Lightweight, weighing only 24 lbs.
  • Handy self-cleaning feature makes cleaning faster.

Cons

  • Limited to two ice sizes.

DREAMIRACLE Ice Maker – FAQ’s

Overall, the DREAMIRACLE is a sophisticated, handy and lightweight ice maker we were impressed with.

Some customers have reported that their unit arrived damaged and while this is unfortunate, this is rare and most customers reported good experiences with the product.

It’s also a good budget-friendly option and value for money, as similarly priced portable ice makers will only produce 28 lbs of ice a day, while the DREAMIRACLE will produce 33 lbs of ice a day.

The DREAMIRACLE is also backed by a generous 1-year warranty, which should give you some faith in the product and an ability to get money back if anything does go wrong with the machine.

The 33 lbs of ice that the DREAMIRACLE produces daily should be the perfect amount to fit your ice needs.

Plus, the stainless-steel design is stylish and, along with the self-cleaning feature, makes cleaning this ice-maker super simple.

Its lightweight and compact size makes it great for taking from home to work on hot summer days.

We’re sure that this DREAMIRACLE ice maker is going to be right at home in your kitchen and produce clean, refreshing ice for years to come.