A feature we liked the most in the ULine ice maker is its ability to produce perfectly square cubes. In our review of the ULine ice maker, we'll discuss the features and what sets it apart from others. Another feature we found helpful for consumers is the gravity drain or a separate drain pump adding the ability to pump and drain water at an odd angle and lessening clogged drains.
What is the Uline Ice Maker?
The UCLR1215S00B ULine ice maker is a quality ice maker with features carefully chosen to benefit users and their needs, without a large increase in price. Cubes measure a perfect square at 7/8 inches. It can make 60 pounds of ice every 24 hours, and stores up to 30 pounds of ice. Clear ice is created when 32-degree water is sprayed onto a metal grid and frozen at precisely the correct temperature, removing impurities and producing crystal clear ice.
The ULine ice maker keeps your guests happy with plenty of ice on hand. It produces up to 60 pounds of ice every 24 hours, and stores up to 30 pounds so you'll never worry about running out. Its silent mode pauses ice production for three hours and cuts down on noise so you hardly know it's there. A built-in or freestanding option adds versatility for installation and is available in stainless, black, white, or custom panel ready.
Easily entertain in your home with this 15" Clear Uline Ice Maker. Producing an impressive 60 pounds of ice each day with the capacity to store 30 pounds it means you'll never run out of ice again. With silent mode, it suspends ice production for three hours to reduce excess noise. Can be built-in or freestanding and comes in stainless steel, black, or white for that custom look.
The price point for this ULine ice maker comes in at around $2200 and is available from select U-Line authorized dealers and other big box retailers. Always call ahead to your favorite store for price and availability as prices vary by region and stock levels.
How It Compares
We picked a few similar products available on the market to see how they compare.
Uline Ice Maker
Ease of Use
This ULine ice maker is easy to use and set up, and the clean cycle indicator lets you know when it's time to add cleaner to keep the unit running smoothly. The LED interior light is a nice feature allowing you to see deep inside the machine.
This unit cranks out up to 60 pounds of ice every 24 hours, which helps the ice supply keep up with a heavy demand from guests and family.
We like this unit because the controls are easy to understand and use, and we know it's manufactured by a well-respected company known for quality in workmanship. The sturdy ice scoop and large, accessible ice bin is another example of creating a product that is user-friendly. If anything stands out as a negative, it's the lack of a factory-installed drain pump, but its absence isn't difficult to overcome. An optional drain pump can be added for effective draining and less waiting for more ice.
U-Line will cover all parts and labor to repair any product sold and serviced in the United States and Canada for one year, if it proves defective in materials or workmanship. The warranty is two years for U-Line Modular 3000 series units.
Scotsman SCN60PA-1SS Brilliance Nugget Ice Machine
The Scotsman is a high-end ice maker capable of making up to 30 pounds of gourmet ice every 24 hours, and stores up to 26 pounds of ice. If you like to chew ice as many people do, this unit creates nugget ice made from bits of compacted ice. The cubes are soft and chewable and take on the flavor of the beverage it's cooling.
This is a freestanding ice maker unit with a stainless steel door for added elegance. Uses a gravity drain to ensure consistent ice production and uses 40% less energy and 50% less water when compared to comparable ice machines. The controls are top-notch with useful indicators such as no water, cleaning time, and power on. A nice touch is its lighted bin and automatic door closer. This unit is suitable for indoor or outdoor use, perfect for those patio parties with friends and family.
Ease of Use
This unit is simple to use and operate. Controls are easy to understand, with no guesswork involved. The looks of this unit impressed us, and the auto-close feature on the door is unexpectedly comforting and no more forgetting to close the door. The LED bin light adds a touch of class to an already over-the-top unit.
Impressive 80 pounds of nugget ice every 24 hours, with 25 pounds of storage so ice is always ready.
An ice maker of this caliber needs to look the part, too. Its stainless steel cabinet and front help out in this area. The added door closing feature sells us on quality and innovation. Designers of this unit missed nothing we could see. They overlooked nothing and people-pleasing features abound.
The manufacturer provides a full one-year part and labor warranty on defects in materials and workmanship, and a one-year parts only warranty on the compressor.
Sunpentown IM-150US Stainless Steel Undercounter Ice Maker
Think of this ice maker as a miniature freezer with a built-in ice maker. It's not a luxurious high-output unit, but it produces about 12 pounds of ice every 24 hours, and that's not bad considering its price and stature.
We review many ice makers from the most expensive to the least, and this basic model performs well for its designed purpose, with the added feature of front ventilation enabling a built-in installation. This unit stores up to 6 pounds of ice and we like the fact it requires no drain. We recommend a licensed plumber for installation to ensure a smooth, continuous and trouble-free operation.
Ease of Use
Simple functions and operation with a no-nonsense design. It produces crescent-shaped ice on a dependable schedule without fail. Auto-shutoff works great so you won't forget to shut down the unit to prevent over-production.
We like that 6 pounds of ice can be stored in a unit like this. Capacity is reasonable for a unit with its capabilities. It makes 12 pounds of ice every 24 hours, which is more than enough for many people.
This is a well-built ice maker with some serious good looks. Stainless steel construction designed for a freestanding or under-counter installation. A front mounted cooling fan allows for easy built-in applications, too. Manual defrost is expected for this type of unit, and it goes quickly and effortlessly. A great unit for the occasional ice user that won't break the bank.
Sunpentown provides a full one-year parts and labor warranty against manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship. Unit must be shipped to the manufacturer for repair or replacement.
Edgestar IB120SS Built in Ice Maker
- Front venting for built-in or freestanding installation; ADA Height Compliant
- 25 foot long 1/4" water line connection included; Reversible door for left or right hand swing; Ice scoop included
- Easy, convenient, and inexpensive installation; On/off power switch; Auto shut-off when ice bin is full
Edgestar's ice maker is a bargain for the price and is a work horse in just about any application. In your home, RV, boat, office, or any other location in need of consistent ice availability, this unit fills the bill nicely. A basic unit with the power of ice makers costing more. Features and capability built into this unit surprised us and we're convinced this unit could stand up to many other units in a much higher price range.
Its stainless steel door mounted to a black body adds a touch of class that fits well in most interiors. It's no slouch when it comes to ice production with a capability to make up to 12 pounds of ice every 24 hours, and store up to 6 pounds of frozen crescent shaped cubes of ice always ready when needed.
Installation is quick and easy using the included 1/4 inch water line, with other necessities included such as an ice scoop. The freezer in this unit keeps ice from melting, eliminating the need for a drain, allowing for installation anywhere water is available. An important and useful feature is the unit meets ADA height requirements, making it useful for more people. The manufacturer recommends installation by a licensed plumber to ensure trouble-free operation.
Ease of Use
This EdgeStar Ice Maker is simple to use and controls are uncluttered. The quick and simple installation means you can get ice production working soon and enjoy ice in no time.
12 pounds of ice every 24 hours, with 6 pounds of storage.
While this unit is basic in function, it makes up for any deficiencies with solid construction and dependability. Controls are easy to understand with no question about operation. Sturdy door and great looking in any surrounding decor.
The manufacturer provides a full one-year parts warranty against materials and defects in workmanship from the date of original purchase. Replacement parts are supplied free during the warranty period, but labor is covered only for the first 90 days from the date of original purchase.
The ULine ice maker reviewed here is a solid contender to stand with other units costing much more. The features of this unit make it a snap to learn and operate quickly. A feature important of an ice maker is its ability to remind you when the unit needs cleaning. This unit has this feature so you won't forget to keep the unit clean and running properly. Its LED interior also makes it so that you can see clearly, even if it is dark.
For some people, a gravity drain isn't a useful feature, but we found the opposite is true. A properly configured drain system is important for proper draining, but for those who insist, you can purchase a separate drain pump to ensure uninterrupted ice making and delivery.
The Uline Ice Maker truly shines through, despite its minor flaws. For the reasons listed above, and considering the features of the ULine ice maker, we proudly award this ice maker 4.8 / 5.0 stars.