Top 10 | Best Portable Ice Machines of 2020

Options considered: 40
Last updated: August 2020
Ranking criteria: value for money, customer reviews, popularity, brand trustworthiness
Table: Best portable ice machines
Rank ice machine Price
1 hOmeLabs View product
2 FirstBuild View product
3 RCA View product
4 Frigidaire View product
5 Vremi View product
6 Igloo View product
7 Frigidaire View product
8 E EUHOMY View product
9 NewAir View product
10 Della View product

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Our Ranking Criteria

In short, we do the research for you. You probably don't have time to read through reviews of top 40 products. We go through reviews for you, and try to paint a decent picture of your best options. We rank the products based on 4 weighted criteria:
  • customer reviews [30%] - how customers rated this product? Literally, the higher, the better.
  • popularity [30%] - how many people seem to buy this product compared to other options.
  • brand trustworthiness [15%] - the more other high-rated products by this brand, the more trustworthy we consider the vendor
  • value for money [25%] - adjust the above for price. If there is a better option for lower price, product is ranked higher.

What about the price?

Price only accounts for 25% of the score because price is a tricky thing. It boils down to your individual preference - do you want to go higher-end or budget?

Ideally, we try to recommend better-featured items that have a lower price and high customer score, but in most cases you can't espace the fact that extra features/quality cost extra money.

Please take a look at the price chart for portable ice machines to see the best picks in each budget.

In a nutshell: 3 most popular options

Top Brands and Price Ranges

As of August 2020 the most popular ice machine brand is Della - it has 10 best-selling ice machines, with Della Portable Easy-Touch and Della 048-GM-48224 being the top two. Second most popular brand is Frigidaire.

Summary: Top Ice Machine Brands
Brand Top 3 Bestsellers
#1 Della
Total bestsellers: 10
#2 Frigidaire
Total bestsellers: 7
#3 NewAir
Total bestsellers: 5

This month, out of 151 best-selling portable ice machines the top 3 most popular ones are Homelabs Portable Ice Machine , Opal Nugget and RCA RIC102 .

Top ice machines can be split into budget, premium and mid-range ones. #1 premium ice machine is currently Opal Nugget , followed by Newair AI-215R .

The best budget ice machines are Homelabs Portable Ice Machine and Igloo 26Lb Automatic . In the middle of the price range you have RCA RIC102 and Frigidaire EFIC101 .

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