- Energy Efficiency
EdgeStar Titanium Portable Ice Maker
The EdgeStar Titanium Portable Ice Maker is a great unit that has a lot to offer. The first thing buyers will notice is the stylish titanium finish. The machine is as efficient and fast at making ice as it is sleek in appearance, making it a favorite amongst people with a penchant for high-efficiency devices. Here, we’ll take a look at pros, cons, features, and aspects of design that you should be aware of as you consider this EdgeStar Titanium Portable Ice Maker.
The EdgeStar portable ice maker is a great looking machine – the sleek and elegant appearance constitutes the first pro to this ice maker. In addition, it produces quite a bit of ice for a portable unit. It can max out at 20lbs of ice, which is more than enough for personal use and small gatherings. This EdgeStar machine recycles any ice you don’t use, so you can always bank on having fresh, clean ice available, whether or not you use everything in the chamber when it’s produces. Finally, the EdgeStar is an energy-efficient machine that won’t sap your electricity like some other less efficient ice machines would.
The main complaint people have about this EdgeStar Titanium Portable Ice Maker is its weight. It ships at 45lbs, and this is the weight prior to ice generation. After it’s full, it weighs around 65lbs, so it’s hard to move around after the fact. This is easily mitigated by just placing the ice machine where you want it to go before you fire it up, however. Some customers report that the ice maker is a little louder than a refrigerator, but this is not a big deal so long as you keep the machine in your kitchen away from guests and the dinner table. Other than that, this machine is all pro, no con.
EdgeStar’s design principle with this machine can be summed up in one word: Simple. You can see this just looking at the machine. It’s a sleek, titanium cube with an easily accessible ice chamber, and just as easily accessible water chamber. Filling the water container is no problem, as it’s easy to access, and the ice chamber is large enough to allow you to use even large ice scoops. It fits perfectly on a dolly, so if you don’t want to move it with your hands, you won’t have any trouble getting it from place to place on wheels.
The EdgeStar Titanium Portable Ice Maker doesn’t have too many special features that you can’t find on comparable portable ice makers, but that’s not a problem, because it does what you want it to, consistently, with high efficiency. It produces ice quickly, typically spitting out the first batch as little as ten minutes, and keeps this rate up until it’s at capacity. The most unique feature is its recycling capacity – if you don’t use the ice in the chamber and it melts, the EdgeStar just recycles it into new, fresh ice.