hOmeLabs Portable Countertop Ice Maker

If you’ve ever given full-time RVing any real consideration, one of those little things you should know about this lifestyle that rarely gets mentioned is that making ice can be a bit of a hassle. Most RV freezers are pretty tiny and don’t have built-in ice makers, so it’s on you to use your own ice trays — which aren’t exactly known for being a fast technology — while juggling what little freezer space you have.

That is, unless you get a countertop ice maker like this one by hOmeLabs.

It only takes up about as much space as your average coffee maker, yet is a workhorse that can produce up to 26 pounds of bullet-shaped ice (in small or medium sizes) every 24 hours, with only six to eight minutes needed per 1½-pound cycle — as long as you’re continually filling the water reservoir back-to-back, otherwise it does take a bit longer (more like 15 to 18 minutes, which still isn’t too bad).

The machine is super easy to operate, and any ice that melts within the unit gets recycled back into the reservoir to be re-frozen again, rather than causing an eventual overflow.

Get this portable ice maker for $109 on Amazon.