- Energy Efficiency
NewAir AI-100BK Portable Ice Maker
NewAir is a well-known maker of portable ice makers, and this 28lbs unit is a good example of why they’re so well known. The NewAir AI-100BK Portable Ice Maker is a black version of their popular red ice maker with the same technical specifications. The AI-100BK is a reliable machine with a lot going for it. Let’s take a look at the details to get a better feel for what you can expect as a buyer of this NewAir machine.
Features & Performance
The NewAir AI-100BK features a 28lbs ice capacity, which enables users to provide for themselves in just about any situation they could find themselves in, personal or social. The NewAir AI-100BK is also a very energy efficient machine, ranking high on Energy Star’s list of most efficient ice makers. It’s a quick machine, as well – it produces its first batch of ice in about six to fifteen minutes – and keeps up this rate throughout the day. Some users were a little put off by the fact that it takes about a day to fill the full 28lbs capacity of the machine, but as long as you plan your events accordingly, this shouldn’t be a problem.
The biggest upshot to this NewAir portable ice maker is its size. Many comparable ice machines can only produce 20lbs at a weight of around 45lbs. The fact that this one can produce 28lbs at a shipping weight of around 30lbs is significant. The ice maker also comes with a small ice scoop for filling glasses, a variable ice cube size option, a fill water notification, and fast production that allows users to enjoy their first batch of ice in just fifteen minutes at most. This ice maker also has an efficient cubic design that allows it to be deployed just about anywhere – behind a bar, on a tabletop, next to a truck at a tailgate, or near a picnic.
Users’ primary complaints regarding the NewAir AI-100BK Portable Ice Maker include issues with the fact that it takes a day to fill the full 28lbs capacity and the weight of the machine when it’s at capacity. Of course, these are minor cons that are really just subjective inconveniences that are part of the machine’s functionality. There are really no functional complaints regarding the AI-100BK’s energy efficiency or production quality.
The NewAir AI-100BK Portable Ice Maker is a great representative of NewAir’s appliace quality. It’s small, compact, efficient, and functional. It offers nothing in the way of silly, unnecessary frills – instead, it gives users what they need, when they need it, with no surprises or inconveniences along the way. The AI-100BK isn’t sufficient for medium to large-scale celebrations, such as weddings or bachelor parties, but it’s a great choice for smaller gatherings or personal use. Anyone in need of an ice maker for use at home, in the office, or at smaller parties should definitely consider the AI-100BK as a primary option.