An under the counter ice maker is a great solution for people who have a small freezer and aren’t prepared to upgrade to a fridge with a built in icemaker (or who don’t have room for one). These small ice makers are highly efficient, perfect for cooling a glass of water, and most will fit under pretty much any sink, though you should be sure to check the exact measurements of your sink before you start looking at under-counter ice makers. If there isn’t enough room under your sink there may be enough room in another cabinet, so measuring all your cabinets is a good idea.
Once you’ve made all the proper measurements, check out these awesome under counter ice makers:
Best Under Counter Ice Maker 2017
This sleek stainless steel machine features computerized controls and a maximum production of 50 pounds of ice per day, making it an ideal unit for large families. It comes with an ice scoop. Unfortunately the storage area can only hold 25 pounds, so you’ll have to be using a lot of ice every single day to get full usage out of this unit.
- The Marvel Ada
Marvel isn’t a known brand in the world of ice makers but that might change soon thanks to the introduction of the Ada. This ice maker produces a maximum of 30 pounds of ice per day, all of it beautiful, clear and cubed. Controls are simple to use and the machine has an auto defrost as well. It’s also solid stainless steel.
Big families and people who often have large dinner parties may find the 30 pound limit too low but this is fine for the vast majority of users.
- The Orien
The Orien can produce 44 pounds of ice every day. Its easy-to-use controls include an auto defrost setting. With an air cooled condenser and a CFC free body, the Orien is also the most environmentally friendly ice maker on this list.
Unfortunately the customer service department behind Orien isn’t known for being the greatest so you might have issues dealing with any breakdowns, but the machine is pretty solid so it usually still a good investment.
- iGloo ICE 102-Red Compact Ice Maker
If you don’t have a lot of space under your sink or in any of your cabinets for an ice maker this is the best option for you. Small enough to fit in pretty much any cabinet or even to take on the road with you, this ice maker can produce a maximum of 26 pounds of ice per day. This is ideal for a single person or small family but definitely won’t be enough for a large family with a high volume of ice usage.
- Avalon Bay Portable Ice Maker AB-Ice26S
Another ice maker that can fit under pretty much any sink or in just about any cabinet, this ice maker still manages to produce 26 pounds of ice per day. It also allows you to choose between two different sizes of ice cubes. Lights indicate when you need to add more water or empty out the ice. Thanks to the light materials it’s made out of you can also take this ice maker on the road with you.
Your under counter ice maker may not be the fanciest machine in your kitchen but it will quickly become one of your favorites. If you’re still not sure which one to choose after reading this list take the time to read some other reviews before you make a decision—you don’t want to end up with an ice maker that’s too small or not reliable.