As of 2015, good home ice machines include Igloo's 26-pound freestanding ice maker, Koldfront's compact ice maker and Knox's portable ice maker. At Home Depot's website, the Igloo ice machine earns an average rating of 4.3-out-of-five stars. Site users appreciate that it has real buttons rather than a touch panel.
Koldfront's ice maker has a 4.7 rating at Best Buy. Reviewers say that it fits easily on a counter. The machine is easy to use and produces ice quickly. At Amazon.com, the Knox ice machine earns 4.3 stars. The most positive reviews mention that it does not take up much space and is economical to use.