The Frigidaire EFIC227-BLACK Countertop Compact Ice Maker and Water Dispenser is a multipurpose and hassle-free appliance for those who need ice and cold water quickly.
What makes this device especially cool, is that it’s a dual function device – both an ice maker and a water dispenser. It can make ice in around 6 minutes and can hold up to 1.7 pounds of ice at a time. The ice maker makes this lovely bullet-shaped ice which is easy to dispense and perfect for a wide range of uses, such as drinks or cooling food. The water dispenser can dispense cold water, making it a great choice for those who need it for a refreshing ice-tea or cocktail.
What I like about the unit, is it’s compact design, making it easy to place on a counter or table top and its black color (also available in silver and red) can easily match any kitchen design. Additionally, the unit is easy to use with a digital control panel that allows the user to adjust the settings, choose water, select the ice size, and schedule ice production.
The ice machine also has a self-cleaning feature which makes it easier to maintain and the removable ice bucket can be easily removed for cleaning. The unit also has an automatic shut-off feature to prevent overfilling of the ice storage and a full ice indicator light to let you know when the ice bucket is full.
The water tank is 2 litres (67oz) large and is enough for most. This water and ice dispenser cannot be connected to the water system, you’ll just need to fill up the water tank on your own.
Overall, the Frigidaire EFIC227-BLACK Countertop Compact Ice Maker and Water Dispenser is a great option for those who need both ice and cold water quickly and want a compact and convenient unit. The dual function, easy-to-use digital control panel, self-cleaning feature, and compact design make this unit a great choice for any home or small office (But probably not the best option for a bar or large office).
Some of the key features of the Frigidaire EFIC227-BLACK Ice Machine and Water Dispenser:
- Dual function: Can make ice and dispense cold water.
- Fast ice production: Can make a batch of ice in as little as 6 minutes.
- Ice storage volume: Can hold up to 1.3 pounds (0.6 kg) of ice.
- Removable ice bucket: Can be easily removed for cleaning.
- Full ice indicator light: Lets you know when the ice bucket is full.
A few notes from my personal experience with the Frigidaire Ice/Water maker:
It is surprisingly compact and portable, it’s design makes it easy to place on a counter or table and also it’s easy to take it with you, although it doesn’t have a handle. It managed to make ice as fast as any other ice maker in the range of $100 to $200 but comes with an additional feature – dispensing water. In the course of testing this machine for 3 days I did not run into any trouble with it, ice was always made the same way and same pace, and dispensing water also functioned the way I was expecting it.
Frigidaire Ice/Water Machine
- Dual function of making ice and dispensing water
- First ice cubes in 6 minutes
- Ice storage capacity of 1.3 pounds (0.6 kg)
- Cannot be connected to a waterline
- Pricier than models without the water dispenser
Before first use, make sure to run the Frigidaire Water and Ice Dispenser machine with bottled or filtered water a few times to clean out the system, making sure the water doesn’t have an unpleasant side-taste. Overall a decent machine, I personally don’t have the use for water dispensing feature, but the ice making capability at home is something I can’t be without!