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Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker Review

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 10, 2014 | Categories: Home and Garden, Reviews

I received an Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker for review purposes and no compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own and may differ from yours. I will only endorse companies, products and services that I believe, based on my own experiences.

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Our refrigerator’s ice maker quit on us. Everything else works fine, and we aren’t ready to renovate our kitchen until next year, and the cost of having it repaired is more than I want to spend, since we will replacing the fridge, so we are stuck with no ice maker.

Yes, I could do what I we all did before refrigerators came out with ice makers built-in and fill up the ice trays with water and wait for them to freeze to get ice, but who had time for that? Really? And buying bags of ice at $2/3 a bag two to three times a week is a pain, too.

I was thrilled to receive an Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker to review… it was a great solution to my ice making problem.

Although I used it in my kitchen on my counter to fill up my ice maker in my fridge, it would be an excellent appliance for outdoor entertaining. You could have ice stocked up and keep the Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker cranking out the ice during the cookout or whatever outdoor gathering you have going on.

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It’s so easy to use and you don’t have to babysit it… it will not overflow. To fill up my ice box in my freezer takes filling it twice with water and takes me about two hours. I empty the basket of ice out several times, but I just go about my business and come back to empty it throughout that time. It will produce up to 26 pounds of ice a day.

The Avalon Bay portable ice maker comes in black, silver, and red… I was hoping for silver, but they were out of silver at the time I received mine.

About the Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker:

Wave goodbye to those anticipated trips to the store to load up on ice, as Avalon bay has the perfect solution for you. This exclusive portable ice maker offers you a less messy, space consuming, easy and convenient alternative for making your own homemade ice. Make as much as you like, as often as you like, with this powerful machine.

Be guaranteed to compliment your kitchen with this hot red shaded, contemporary designed ice maker. With its portability, have the option of placing it on your countertop or easily carry it with you on those thirst quenching camping trips, as it only weighs 20 lbs.

It’s particularly easy to install, use and read. It comes complete with an ice scoop and basket, and also has an easy to read LED display and control panel

Have peace of mind when it comes to throwing a party, organizing a BBQ or heading on a boat trip, with the craftsmanship of this Avalon Bay portable ice maker you can produce up to 26 lbs. of ice per day. You don’t have to worry about connecting it to a water line, simple fill it with half a gallon of water and you’re ready to go. Each cycle takes at 6-13 minutes and produces 9 cubes of ice. Please note that unused ice will melt back into the reservoir and be recycled into fresh ice.

Guaranteed Satisfaction.

  1. Up To 30 days to return your purchase
  2. Money back guaranteed
  3. Free return shipping
  4. No restocking fees

My only complaint is that it does take up prime counter top real estate. I do store it in my walk-in pantry when not in use, though, so it’s okay.

I would definitely recommend the Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker if like me, you don’t have a working ice maker in your refrigerator or for outdoor parties or tailgating!

 

 

35 Responses to Avalon Bay AB-ICE26 Portable Ice Maker Review

  1. This would be so useful for party!

  2. lola says:

    i would never thought i would need it, but now that i se i can think of many ideas… and it is not expensive

  3. laurie damrose says:

    This would be nice because I have a fridge that is supposed to make ice but it hardly worked in the first place.

  4. Carolyn R says:

    WOW!! This is neat. Would love to own one.

  5. Kathy says:

    This would be great in a downstairs basement or an entertainment room. I could use this at my next party!

  6. Raijean says:

    Ok, I’m addicted to ice..I need one.

  7. Using counter space is a problem but if you only need it occasionally, then that’s fine. 26 lbs a day? That’s awesome and so much cheaper than buying bags of it from the store for events!

  8. Nuresha Perera says:

    this machine is really helpful

  9. LyndaS says:

    It looks pretty neat. I would love to have one that makes the little pellet ice like Sonic.

  10. HilLesha says:

    I need something like this. My ice maker isn’t good at all. 🙁

  11. Kelsey Apley says:

    That is totally aweseome! I would love one of these, I bet it works great at at staying up with ice. I hate having to make ice!

  12. Ty says:

    How awesome is this. Looks like the perfect companion to an outdoor BBQ!

  13. Jenn says:

    My husband loves ice in everything, this would be a great addition to our household.

  14. Judy Schechter says:

    Oooh I really want this! The ice machine where I work breaks down all the time!

  15. Angela says:

    I love this portable ice maker. It would be perfect for entertaining.

  16. Crystal says:

    Our ice maker is still currently operational (knock on wood), but we still buy ice for parties & other get togethers. This would eliminate us having to go out to buy ice. Sounds great to me!

  17. Shannon says:

    This sounds like a great little ice maker. Thank you for your review.

  18. Tammy says:

    Wow what a great product for parties. We’re always running out of ice and running to the corner gas station to get more when we have them, especially in summer!

  19. Jackie Jernigan says:

    Have one similar to this one and i love mine. like you i store it off my counter when not in use

  20. Jenn Erin says:

    What a sleek looking ice maker!!

  21. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    I would love to have one of these for our house. We use so much ice and sometimes it is not convenient to go out to buy it. Thank you for sharing

  22. Marcie W. says:

    A portable ice maker would be great to have during the holiday season when guests visit more than usual. I know many of my family members enjoy iced coffee and my mom even puts ice in her wine!

  23. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This sounds so nice. We could really use something like this because we use alot of ice. My son does alot of deep sea fishing and uses alot for that alone. Thank you for sharing.

  24. nova says:

    I love the idea of a portable ice maker. Every single one of mine that are in my refrigerator breaks and they are not worth fixing. I am currently without an ice maker AGAIN plus they take up so much freezer space! This would be an ideal solution and I could use it outdoors in the summer, take it with me to family gatherings and parties when extra ice is needed, etc. I can think of so many uses for this. Thank you for the review.

  25. I think these are amazing, someday I do hope to have one. I have a bad habit of chewing on ice and I know the Dr said it really isn’t good for the stomach but either way, I still want one for all the cold drink I make 😉 and love the way this one looks, very sleek

  26. Kelly says:

    I love the shape of the cubes! This could totally come in handy. We have friends over a lot and we always seem to run out of ice.

  27. Kimi says:

    This is great! The ice machine in the refrigerator doesn’t work anymore.

  28. This would be great to have for gatherings. I love that it’s so fast and makes so much at once!

  29. Shannon says:

    My mom has this and it’s perfect for her parties. We never have to buy bags of ice anymore and i love the little ice cubes it makes.

  30. denise low says:

    I would like to have one of these portable ice maker. Thank you for the review

  31. krystel says:

    how cool is that ice maker and its portable thats awesome great for the summer

  32. Cheri Oggy says:

    OMG this sounds terrific! I am so tired of buying bags of ice
    and then lugging them home!

  33. Linda Manns Linneman says:

    This is so nice. My son does alot of fishing and uses alot of ice. This would be great for him. Thank you so much for sharing

  34. Kelly says:

    We have a lot of work parties at my home. I get bags of ice, but I love this ice. I could see using this to make the ice for the drinks, and buying ice for the coolers and such.

  35. Terry Poage says:

    I would love one of those. I hating cracking ice.

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