Rated 5 out of 5Â by daletron Around 3 years ago I gave a Magic Chef Portable Ice Machine to some friends of mine for their lake house. It works so well they never have to buy ice. We seam to always laugh about how well it works & how it's the first thing turned on when they arrive at the cabin. Well these friends also entertain a lot at their home & it seams like I am the one that always has to stop and pick up ice. Not any more, I bought the New 35lbs per day Magic Chef Portable Ice Machine for my friends home. In around 10 min. tray of ice...when the basket fills up they empty into freezer...Life Is Good
Rated 4 out of 5Â by SpiffySpouse Best one I've found
Because of my wife's health issues, we go through a lot of ice. Have tried a half dozen machines over the last 8 years. Magic chef is the most reliable of the bunch.
However, quality can vary from unit to unit - we had one that died after 60 days, and another that arrived broken. Luckily we bought both from Kohl's, so getting a replacement was relatively easy. Not "poof - tadaah!" easy, but better than any other store we've tried to exchange small electronics at.
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GGagnon I've had this plugged in for an hour and I have a dozen cubes, is something wrong with it? is this how long it takes?
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Jamaicamecrazy Not worth the $$
The specs. state that it makes 40lbs of ice in 24 hours. It does, but you have to constantly watch it and dump the small ice compartment each time. By the time you get 40lbs, 1/2 of the ice has melted.
It would have been a lot better if it had a larger compartment for ice storage. My refrigerator ice maker made more ice than this machine did. I couldn't wait to take it back!