Hicer ZBJ-2 Countertop Ice Maker
Hicer ZBJ-2 is a modern, compact electric ice maker machine with a countertop design. It can make 26 pounds (12kg) of solid bullet shaped ice in two sizes of your choice (small or medium) every 24 hours, by getting a cycle ready in just 6-7 minutes.
This compact countertop ice maker machine comes with a basket and ice scoop. The customer reviews are quite positive with an average rating of 5 out of 5 stars by 10 happy and satisfied users. It is offered in two color options of gray and silver with a very small price difference that you can view at Amazon.com. The manufacturer claims that you’ll get 9 pieces of good quality, chewable and tasty, bullet shaped ice cubes every 6 seconds.
This means it works faster than the competitor models on the market with a more efficient 21g R600a refrigerant and a good quality copper aluminum fin condenser. The energy consumption is low on this powerful compressor that also runs quietly. And you’ll only hear a slight humming when it is making ice and a bit of ice dropping noise. The noise level is specified as less than 45 decibels. It has a 2 liter/68oz. water reservoir. Just like a freezer it needs some time to preheat and the first couple of times you use it the ice cubes won’t be that great. And after that you will start getting much more normal, solid ice.
Hicer Ice Maker weighs 17.6 pounds and with the dimensions of 8. 7 x 12. 3 x 12. 6 inches it will be fit on any kitchen countertop. And it is compact enough to be stored away when you’re not using it. This is certainly not a bulky and noisy ice making machine. The smart ice machine has an easy to operate control panel with the Power On/Off and Select buttons, and the Add Water, Ice Full, Power, Small and Large indicators. The warning lights will turn on when the ice basket is full or when you need to put more water in. It will turn off or pause automatically in both cases. This is a compressor type appliance and you need to let it sit for about 4 hours before plugging it and starting to make ice.
Plumbing or any complicated installation are not needed for this ice maker as you just fill it with water manually. And it is also very easy to clean and there is a drain plug at the bottom that helps you get rid of the unused water. You can use this ice maker pretty much anywhere there is a power outlet. The ice cubes it makes are bullet shaped and will not stick together or melt easily. You can use them for your cold beverages and the small ice cubes will fit in the water bottle openings.
You can transfer the ice cubes easily by using the ice basket and scoop included as bonus. There is a large transparent window that lets you view the ice making process easily. It is a good quality ice machine in a sturdy ABS shell, that conforms to the health and safety standards, being made of a food-grade material. You can use it at home or in the office, bars, barbeques, backyard parties, wherever you want and there is a power outlet. The price is fair for what it offers- modern looking, efficient, quiet, fast, easy to clean, with user-friendly features and we’re happy to recommend it.