Never Run Out Of Ice Again With The NewAir Portable Ice Maker
One of the problems we always seem to run into when taking our camper on the road is trying to make sure we're flush in ice. It seems that we're always running low, even when stocking the freezer with a 20 lb bag of ice every day - after all, that only makes so many cocktails! Another problem we run into is making sure that our tow weight stays low so we pick and choose what items to bring along.
So, when John presented me with the NewAir Portable Ice Maker, I was at first skeptical of 1) the NewAir's ability to stand up to its claim of producing the first ice within 15 minutes after turning it on and 2) adding yet another thing, weight-wise, to the camper. But, let me tell ya - this thing is da bomb.
I set up the NewAir just yesterday when I arrived at the campsite and, within 6 minutes, I had my first ice (I selected the smallest cube which is still decent size so I think that's why it was so fast). I was amazed and impressed. Throughout the day, we never ran out of ice - not once. All we had to do was fill the portable ice maker to the suggested level with water (this ice maker holds 3 liters), select either a small, medium, or large cube and turn the sucker on. Voila - almost instant ice.
With an ability to produce up to 28 pounds of ice a day, the NewAir ice maker footprint is fairly small with dimensions of 14.5 x 11.8 x 15. You can set it up anywhere inside where there is an electrical outlet. Since counter space in an RV kitchen is traditionally small, we put the portable ice maker out of the way by putting it on one of the bedside stands during the day and moved it to the kitchen area at night.
So, although it might be an investment in the beginning, the NewAir portable ice maker will save you money and time in the long run. And, it's not just for camping - if I had an office, this would be my first purchase. Fresh ice right at my desk!
If you're an RVer, here's another article you might like: Things I didn't know an RV needed.
Here's a few other items which might be of interest if you're an ice lover like I am.
I just like the feel of a cold ice scoop instead of plastic so I bought this to accompany my portable ice machine.
You'll want lots of fresh ice for your coffee frappe.
The big daddy to my little ice maker, this one makes up to 50 lbs a day.