New at Hammacher, this portable ice maker earned The Best rating from the Hammacher Schlemmer Institute because it was the most efficient at producing ice. Yielding 1-inch-long, conical-shaped ice cubes in batches of 12, The Best model’s 1.8 lbs.-per-hour ice output was 80 percent more efficient than other models that could only manage a 1 lb.-per-hour output.

The Best model also produced its first batch of clear, well-formed cubes in just under 10 minutes. Simply fill the 1.32-gallon reservoir with water, selecting from small to large ice cube sizes, and setting the timer for 30 minutes to 18-hour continuous operation. It shuts off automatically when the easily removable 2 3/4-lb. capacity bin is full, and any meltwater is filtered and re-used for the next batch. An audible alert notifies you when the water tank is empty, and its two side handles allow for easy portability. Lastly, cleaning is a cinch with Stainless steel construction. Powered by AC.