FOOING Portable Countertop Ice Maker Review

The feeling of despair we all feel when getting home for a refreshing beverage to realize there’s no ice is very real.

On a hot summer’s day, there’s nothing quite like having your first sip of that icy cold drink, but if you haven’t remembered to put the ice tray in the freezer you could be facing a problem.

Normally if you forget to put the annoying ice tray in the freezer, you would have to wait two to three hours for the ice to be ready.

That is no good to anyone.

Thankfully there’s is no longer a reason to have to sit and wait for the ice to be ready.

The solution is an ice maker machine.

Ice maker machines are designed to produce different types of ice in just minutes.

In fact, it’s probably quicker than finding room in your freezer for the ice tray.

There are a huge variety of ice makers on the market, each offering something different.

Some make small pieces of ice whilst others make big. Some ice makers have self-cleaning capabilities whilst others don’t.

In this article, we will be reviewing the FOOING Ice Maker.

This compact ice machine sits on your countertop and makes ice quickly and efficiently.

Included at the bottom of this review is a buyer’s guide with some handy to know information. 

FOOING Ice Maker

FOOING Ice Maker Countertop, Self-Cleaning Function, 26lbs 24Hrs, 9 Cubes Ready in 7mins with LED Display for Parties Mixed, Portable Ice Cube Maker with Ice Scoop and Basket (Black)

The FOOING ice maker is incredibly fast at making ice.

It can produce a batch of ice in just 7 minutes.

To make the ice water from the reservoir is channeled towards a compartment containing the metal coils.

The metal coils in the ice maker freeze the water thanks to the cooling compressor which first freezes the coils.

Once the coils are frozen it is only a matter of seconds before the water begins to freeze.

The cooling system in this model that helps freeze this ice is designed to save energy and stay quiet, ensuring you aren’t annoyed by a constant humming noise.

Once the ice basket is full the ice maker notifies the owner with a flashing light.

The user then simply opens the machine’s lid before removing the ice ready to go into the perfect fizzy beverage.

Having a reliable machine is important.

Not only do you want an ice maker that produces ice quickly, but you also want one that does it consistently too.

The FOOING ice maker definitely fits that criteria by also offering the option to make ice over a 24-hour period.

How Much Ice Can It Make?

The FOOING ice maker can hold up to 2 liters of water.

This high-level water capacity allows the machine to constantly churn out a lot of ice.

In 7 minutes the portable ice machine can produce a small amount of ice.

The ice produced in 7 minutes is enough to use in your favorite cocktails.

If you want to produce more ice because you have a killer party coming up or a summer’s BBQ then you can leave the ice maker running for 24 hours.

After 24 hours the machine will have made 26lbs of ice.

This is more than enough for your family and friends. Being able to make so much ice from a compact machine is fantastic.

What Type Of Ice Does It Make?

Most ice machines make two types of ice, small ice cubes perfect for cocktails and larger bullet-shaped ice like what you find in fast-food restaurants and hotels.

The FOOING ice maker also offers two types of ice.

This machine makes small ice cubes and large ones, there is no option to make finer crushed ice.

This variety helps the FOOING ice maker meet its customer’s needs. If you need an ice machine that makes two sizes of ice then this ice maker is a good option.

The Design

You don’t want to buy an ice maker machine that looks nasty and takes up unnecessary space in your kitchen.

You want a machine that looks modern, appealing, and stylish whilst also taking up as little space as possible.

Luckily for you, the FOOING is an attractive and well-designed maker that fits right in.

The modern maker available in six different colors doesn’t look out of place in any kitchen.

Weighing 17lbs the maker has dimensions of 14.6 x 13.1 x 10.3 inches.

As a result of being designed like this, the FOOING is easily transported around, making it perfect for those RV getaways and family BBQs.

On top of the FOOING, there is a handy transparent screen where you can observe the ice being made to check on its progress.

Not that you have to check on its progress because another awesome feature of the FOOING is its smart-looking control panel.

The Control Panel

The control panel on the FOOING ice maker is super simple to follow and looks magnificent.

On the front of this model, there are two buttons and 5 lights.

The two buttons are the on/off button and the selection button. The on/off button clearly turns the machine on and off. However, it also initiates self-cleaning.

The self-cleaning mode on an ice machine is not something every brand offers, so this is an advantage that comes with buying a FOOING ice maker.

To initiate the FOOING cleaning mode the on/off button is held down for 3 seconds. The selection button is used when choosing which type of ice you want to make.

When selecting the type of ice one of two size lights will light up on the panel.

S is for the smaller ice cubes and L for larger cubes.

The other three buttons are all for notifying the user. One tells you the power is on, one that you need to add water, and the other that the ice bucket is full.

The control panel on the FOOING ice maker is very well designed. It makes the machine easy to use and enhances its overall appearance.

Using Your Ice Maker For The First Time

When you use your ice maker for the first time it is a good idea to run the cleaning mode.

Simply fill the FOOING with warm water and hold the on/off button down for three seconds.

Doing this ensures that the machine is clean and ready to use. In terms of setting the machine up, there is no assembly needed, it is all done for you.

The ice maker comes rocking and rolling, ready to go. All you need to do is turn it on, fill it with water and select which type of ice you want to make.

Conclusions

Overall the FOOING ice maker is a wonderful addition to any home.

The modern design and compact nature of the product let it fit into any kitchen. With this ice maker, you can make ice effortlessly.

All it takes is 7 minutes. What more could you ask for?

The control panel is easy to use and the cleaning mode is an excellent touch and one that makes the FOOING ice maker stand out above other brands of ice maker machines.

If you want a reliable ice maker that makes consistently good ice for you quickly and efficiently, then the FOOING is an absolute no-brainer.

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Lightweight and compact – Easily moved around and takes up little space.
  • Fast – This machine makes ice quickly.
  • Quantity – This maker can produce a large quantity of ice.
  • Stylish – The product looks good. 
  • Cleaning mode – Built-in cleaning mode is an excellent touch.

Cons 

  • No crushed ice – This model of ice maker doesn’t produce crushed ice.

FOOING Ice Maker Buying Guide

Finding the right ice maker can be a hard process.

There are so many to choose from and so many things to consider.

Here are some key things to think about when looking for the one for you. These points will help you decide which ice maker is the one you need.

Noise Levels

Nobody likes being surrounded by too much noise so why would you buy an ice maker that is.

Strangely some brands of ice maker don’t consider the noise their machines make. They can be loud and irritating.

Buying an ice maker that has a low energy,

low noise level cooling compressor is the best thing to do.

This will ensure you don’t end up with an obnoxiously loud machine that you want to throw out of the kitchen window.

Types Of Ice

Ice makers make a variety of different types of ice.

You need to think about what type of ice you want before looking for a machine.

If you are looking to make a handful of large cubes then look for an ice maker that does so.

If you want a machine that makes both crushed ice for cocktails and larger ice for fizzy beverages then look for one that does both.

Time

Most machines make ice in 6-15 minutes.

When purchasing an ice maker this is the sort of timeframe it takes to make the ice.

If the machines you are looking at take longer than this then you should be looking elsewhere because they are not the best on the market.