Compact Portable Ice Maker

As former tent campers, it took us a while to move our bloomin’ arses and outfit our Airstream with a portable ice maker.

When we moved, half-cocked, out of the big house and left our fridge door ice-maker behind, we hadn’t the faintest idea how much ice we consumed on a daily basis. You see, the problem is, Jim’s 30 oz tumbler has a serious iced-tea habit, and there’s just not enough space in our small Dometic freezer to accommodate enough of those tiny ice trays to satiate the darn Yeti.

Back in the day when we first starting traveling full-time, we were buying $2 bags of ice nearly every day and hauling the heavy cooler in and out of the trailer. It was a clumsy, inconvienent and expensive mess. But, with an efficient ice-maker, a new era of LIB arrived and were persuaded to ditch our guttersnipe ways.

Smart and compact, in its elegant finish, the unit is throned beside the door upon the small 18″x11″ extension shelf of the Airstream – which seems to be designed for this very purpose – and dispatches ice with understated panache.

Once engaged, it is always prompt and ice is on arrival in well under ten minutes. It churns out energy-efficient batches with a mere 2 amps. So, we keep it running all day even when we’re on solar power. It makes two sizes of cubes – small and large – but, like us, our ice cubes prefer to live large.

And, that’s how our ice maker tamed the Yeti. Nothing goes to waste. We store excess ice in the freezer so Jim’s tumbler of tea is always ready to hit the road.

Yes, once we lived below our potential, but a fabulous ice maker has set us on the path to civilization. Now, we can walk and talk like real RVers. We’re more efficient, light, and abundantly cooler. And you can bet all the rain in Spain that we’ll never go back to our old bag-ice days again.

IMPORTANT OBSERVATION: We have discovered that these ice makers in the low to mid $100’s only last about two years if used everyday, all day long, like we do. We bought our first one, an Igloo, in May 2016 and it died in November 2018. We bought our 2nd one in November 2018, a Della, and it died in September 2020. We are now on our 3rd ice maker, bought in September 2020, an Aglucky, and expect it to last until late 2022. (UPDATE: June 2022 and the ice maker is still working great). We feel being honest here on our experience is important information for you to consider. We will never travel without one of these ice makers and accept that they only last about 2 years when used every day, all day long. Also, we buy a different brand each time to check on its ability to last.



  • Ice makers countertop and Wide Applications : AGLUCKY countertop ice maker has wide applications with compact size 12.3(D)*8.7(W)*12.6(H) inch.With portable and compact design,our countertop ice maker is easy to carry and operate. It have wide applications,whenever and wherever you are, ice is there.You can use it for bar, tea shop, KTV, kitchen and office.
  • Efficient and Quiet Ice Making : Our ice machine produces 9 ice cubes within only 6-8 minutes.It even can produce up to 26.5 pounds of ice per day, which enables you to have fresh ice every day.Also, this is not a noisy,our ice makers countertop are equipped with a quick and quiet cooling system. This not only helps you save energy, but it also keeps nugget ice machine cool and ensures a quiet environment.
  • Multiple Functions with Ice Scoop and Basket: the Indicators of our ice machine maker countertop will remind you to take out the ice cubes when the basket is full and inform you to add the water when the ice maker lacks of water.
  • Bullet—shaped ice cubes : Our portable ice maker has two sizes (small & large) of ice cubes available to be selected, which are always used to cool drinks and food.And it produce the round and smooth bullet-shaped ice,it will not hurt your hands,which are always used to cool drinks and food.
  • Healthy ice cube to use : AGLUCKY ice maker is different from others, the top cover with transparent window ,you can see directly through it. It can produce more pure ice cubes.So It can offer healthy ice cubes for you, ensuring your eating safety.

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