Powered by Mom Blog brings you a Newair AI-215R Portable Ice Maker Review
Powered by Mom Blog recently received the Newair AI-215R Portable Ice Maker to review from Air-n-Water.com this summer. We had the ideal event to test out this portable ice maker as we had our annual summer barbeque with our close friends and family so we had about 20 people here in total. Let me begin by saying that it was extremely easy to set up and use, there’s not much you have to do to get this ice maker up and running. Don’t look too closely but you can see my reflection in the ice maker as I’m taking the picture or at least a reflection of my slippers lol
To get started we just wiped down the inside, added water to the reservoir, plugged it in, turned it on and set it to make ice, that’s it, seriously that easy. You get a nice amount of ice too which is great. We ran it a second time before we used it just so we could run the water through the machine and get any new machine taste out of it if you know what I mean. It’s not small but it can fit on a counter, it’s bigger than our bread maker it’s L: 14.25″ x W: 16.88″ x H: 16.75″ to give you an idea of its size.
You can see through the top to see how much ice you have. As you can see the ice is not cubed, they’re an odd shape and they’re smaller than regular ice cubes but I found this perfect for drinks. The kids though they looked pretty cool and kept putting their ice cubes on their straws to suck on them, so it was like a party game for them LOL
It has a light up screen if you need it which we didn’t but you never know. We had a enough ice for our barbeque and we even had some left over, however, even if we had run out it wouldn’t have taken very long to make more ice. As long as you keep your eye out on it you can set it to make more ice as it makes about 12 “cubes” in 13 minutes which I think is very quick.
I love the red color as it’s a nice metallic red, not that orange red which I don’t care for. It went rather well with my red Solo cups not that I was trying to match that but if I did have it on my kitchen counter it would be a nice accent color, as I do have some red accents in my kitchen.
Everyone at our bbq was impressed with this ice maker, no one had seen one and were surprised to learn how much ice we could make with it. We had ours set up on a separate bench with cups and other beverages so everyone could just help themselves to the ice when they need it. So no need for coolers or ice buckets for your ice, it stays cold until you need, perfect. You can’t bring it outdoors, although I was tempted to put it outside and plug it in but it was an extremely hot day and that would not be the smart thing to do. So we just set up inside as I mentioned with the drinks and cups and it really did work out perfectly.
It’s easy to clean up to, just dump out the ice and wipe it down. It has a self cleaning feature which you just select on the panel and away it goes. It’s so simple to use as I’ve mentioned that there’s not much else I can tell you, just set it up and use it, that’s my kind of machine!
Here are a few of the features on the Newair AI-215R Portable Ice Maker but you can also read more on Air-n-Water.com. If you’re interested in purchasing this ice maker you can also save 20% by using code Save20!
- Automatic shut off & overflow protection
- Removable ice basket
- Red finish
- Needs more water indicator
- 18 hour timer – set the timer and have ice ready when you want it!
Overall we give the Newair AI-215R Portable Ice Maker 4.5 out of 5 stars. It only lost half a star point because I personally would like it just a bit smaller so I could leave it on my counter. I have very limited counter space so I can’t leave too many items on there. Others may have no problem with this and I admit it’s a personal preference but I have to give my honest opinion. This does not take away from the functionality, the nice design that adds to the look of a kitchen, the ease of operation and how much ice it can make it a short amount of time! We do love this portable ice maker so it gets a high rating from Powered by Mom and family!