Terra Hiker Portable Countertop Ice Maker
Terra Hiker Countertop Ice Maker (TH0153AHUS-1) is a fairly compact and portable unit that can make 28 pounds or 13 kg of ice a day. It comes with an ice basket and scoop for you to transfer the ice as soon as your ice cubes are ready.
The average user rating is 4.6 out of 5 stars by 34 users for this new release, best selling ice machine. You won’t need a water line or drain line for this ice maker as you fill it with water manually. You’ll be able to get 60 grams (2.1 oz) of fresh, bullet-shaped ice cubes in just 6 minutes, quicker than other similar machines. It is very easy to use as you just need to put some water in and press Start.
With a large 1.85-liter (62.6 oz) water reservoir it can make a total of 4.1 pounds of ice cubes when the basket is full, for a total of 28.7 pounds in 24 hours. With the built-in infrared sensor it will stop making ice when the basket is full and you will see the “Ice Full” indicator coming on. And it will start working after you transfer the ice cubes to the freezer or into your mixed drinks. You won’t have to wait for the ice cubes made by your fridge freezer, which can take hours and the taste can be a little off- mixed with other foods. You also don’t have to keep running to the stores each time you need ice.
Terra Hiker Ice Maker weighs 16.5 pounds and measures 15.25 x 14.5 x 11.13 inches. With a sleek and modern design and black color it will blend with your kitchen or room decor nicely. It would offer a nice solution to those without the ice maker built into their fridge freezers. It works quietly at a noise level of less than 43 decibels and you will not hear anything unless when it is dropping the ice cubes. So it will not be disturbing you or your family when it is making ice near you.
You can drain the unused excess water through the drain plug at the bottom of the water tank without needing to tilt the machine. You need to make sure this drain plug is inserted tightly to avoid any leaking. Please note that the shipping can take a bit longer than normal during the Covid 19 pandemic. You can check the status of ice making and the level of water through the transparent window without needing to open the lid. You’ll need to put the ice cubes into your freezer to keep them frozen. Or they will melt back into the reservoir to make more ice.
You can use it anywhere there is a 120V outlet. It even has the self-cleaning function that works by pressing the On/Off button for three seconds. The ice maker starts cleaning the evaporator automatically and this is needed for a stable performance over a longer life. It is nice to look at and works very nicely, producing solid bullet-shaped ice cubes. Please note that the ice cubes it makes are porous just like the ice you may buy at the shops. And if you want a clear ice maker instead you’ll need to pay much more. Please note that the shipping can take a bit longer than normal during the Covid 19 pandemic. But it is shipped from a warehouse within the US.