Review of the Igloo Ice Maker Models ICE-102 & ICE-103

Igloo ice maker machines are a great choice for those in the market for compact, counter-top ice makers that they can use in their own homes. Here we take a look at the ICE-102 and ICE-103, both made by Igloo.

Igloo is a brand on the rise within water cooling.

As well as producing great ice making machines, they also offer a number of soft and hard-sided coolers that are sure to keep your party drinks cool at anytime, anyplace. Igloo home ice makers are known to consumers for their compactness, style, and low power consumption.


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The Igloo ICE-102 is a stylish, compact, and portable ice maker that does the job well. It carries out its duties with the added bonus of not taking up too much space. This ice maker can make up to 26 lbs of ice a day, which is great considering its compact size.


It is nice to have an ice making machine that does the job quickly. Back in the day, guests often had to be kept waiting as the old ice makers went about their business. Now we can get compact machines that do a great job in just six minutes. This Igloo ice maker is often the real star of the party!


Once the ice has been made, it can be stored inside the machine for whenever you need it. The ICE-102 can store up to 1.5 lbs of ice, which is not bad considering the dimensions of the product. It is important to have a place to store the ice after you’ve made it, and 1.5 lbs is good for a small, home-use machine such as this.


  • Makes ice in only 6 minutes
  • Stores up to 1.5 lbs of ice at a time
  • Capable of making 26 lbs of ice a day
  • Makes ice in 2 different sizes
  • Compact size


At the time of writing there are 752 customer reviews of this product on Amazon. This Igloo ice maker has an average rating of 3.9 out of five stars, which is not bad considering the nature of the product and the high amount of reviews it has received. It is a popular product, and most of the customers seem to be happy with their purchase.

However, one verified purchaser wrote:

“Does make ice. I love the size of the cubes. However, it doesn’t keep the ice well. The ice melts quickly and the load of ice gets smaller and smaller. Very disappointing!”

This customer loved the size of the ice cubes, but commented that the machine doesn’t keep the ice well. They said that the ice melts too quickly. The customer gave the ICE-102 only two stars out of five because of this problem. We don’t quite know how long the ice lasted for in this case, but some customers seem to be happy with how long the product can keep ice. It is worth noting that some others say that the ice melts too quickly.

Another verified Amazon purchaser wrote:

“We use this in our office of 20 employees. Works great for the number of people using it, makes ice every 7 -10 minutes. It has an indicator light for when you need to add water. We just empty into an ice bucket when full and it keeps up with the demand. Ice keeps overnight in the machine, nice to always have ice when we need it.”

This customer has their Igloo ice maker in an office of some 20 people, and they say that it works great for the number of people using it. This could be an indicator of the build quality of this Igloo ice maker – the fact that they are still happy with it, even though so many different people are using it regularly. The customer gave the Igloo ICE-102 five out of five stars.


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The Igloo ICE-103 is a simple to use, portable ice maker that comes in a head turning stainless steel. The ICE-103 stores an ample amount of ice, and can keep any party ticking along nicely…


The ICE-103 from Igloo comes proudly with an over-sized ice bucket, and it can store up to 2.2 lbs of ice. This is usually more than enough for small house or dinner parties.


A great feature of this Igloo ice maker is that it can make ice cubes in three different sizes; small, medium or large. Different party drinks require different sizes of ice, so this ice maker can make you look like a pro in your own home!


  • Stores up to 2.2 lbs of ice
  • Makes ice in as little as 6 minutes
  • The choice of 3 different ice cube sizes
  • Looks great in stainless steel


Currently there are 120 customer reviews of this product on Amazon. Most customers seem to be happy with their purchase, as the product has a very healthy average customer rating of 4.3 out of five stars.

Looking through some of the reviews, one verified purchaser wrote:

“It is relatively loud – I have it out in my garage for this reason alone.”

This customer gave the product four out of five stars, stating in their review that this Igloo ice maker is relatively loud. Almost all ice makers make a noise while making ice, and this is something that the manufacturers have been working on. Who knows what the future holds when it comes to ice making machines, but all of the ones I’ve had were noisy! Not that it bothered me much…

Another verified purchaser wrote of the Igloo ICE-103:

“This is better than expected. I have had several friends see it and have ordered or planning to order. I have yet to run out of ice. I am very happy with this and highly recommend it. Better than expected.”

As you can imagine, this Amazon customer gave the Igloo ICE-103 ice maker five out of five stars, saying that the product is better than expected. The customer goes on to say that several of their friends have seen the product, and that they too now want to buy one. That is always a good sign.

It sounds like the product stores enough ice for this customer. They claim that they are yet to run out of ice.

All in all, the ICE-102 and ICE-103 models from Igloo are a great value for the money, as they are compact in size and pack a powerful punch when it comes to making ice.