Northair Nugget Ice Maker

The Northair nugget ice maker is a very solid ice machine that creates ice incredibly fast (while keeping noise production low).

With its moderate price, it’s definitely an interesting nugget ice maker worth considering if you’re on a budget.

On this page, we will take a look at the specs as well as look at the pro’s and cons.

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Northair Nugget Ice Machine Review









Our Rating



The Northair Countertop Nugget Ice Maker came in 5th on our list and took the prize of “fastest countertop nugget ice maker“.

Users reported that they were able to enjoy their first nuggets of ice within 10 to 15 minutes. According to a lot of users, the ice machine is also very easy to clean and maintain.

The most noteworthy advantage of this model is the corresponding customer service. Users were very impressed with the quality of customer service they got with Northair, almost all occurring problems were resolved swiftly and friendly.

However, several users commented that this countertop ice maker doesn’t come close to producing 44 pounds of ice a day as advertised. It’s much closer to 30 pounds a day. 

In addition, it’s a bit noisy and some users commented that the ice melts rather fast in the ice bin (Approximately 1/3th of the ice will melt within the hour). Some users reported that the melted ice ran out the front and on the floor which can be annoying.

But overall, there was a general consensus that this ice maker has a very good price to quality ratio, which means that if you’re looking for the fastest countertop nugget ice maker and willing to overlook some minor issues, this model is a very good option.

Northair Nugget Ice Machine Detailed Specs

Product description

  • 【Compact Ice Maker】Product Dimensions: 9.8″x16.1″x19″.Within only 15 minutes, you’ll be enjoying soft, crunchy ice. Top water tank capacity:3.7L; Bottom water tank capacity:2.2L
  • 【 Add Water Manually】 Add water manually. Produces 44 lbs. of ice per day, and the bin holds 3.31 lbs. at a time. As ice melts, the water returns to the reservoir, where it will simply be made back into more ice.
  • 【Auto Self-Cleaning】Press “CLEAN” button to enter the automatic cleaning function. Large viewing window and indicator lights let you know when the basket is full or when more water is needed, while any unused ice melts back into the reservoir for future use .
  • 【LCD & Digital display】Electronic controls for ease of use. Features an easy-to-read push-button digital design for a comfortable use.Offers on-time ice production. When there is not enough water in the water tank, the indicator will light up, reminding you to add more water. Or when the ice bucket is full, the ice maker it will remind you to remove the extra ice cubes, so the ice maker can start to make more ice.
  • 【Customer Service】90 days warranty covers ANY mechanical/technical problem.30 day return policy.

From Northair

10‐15 minutes to first nugget of ice

• Ice shape: square crunchy nuggets

• Compact counter top design plugs into any electrical outlet at home and can come with you to your next camping or tailgating party

• No water hookup required, just plug it into any 115 v grounded (standard) electrical outlet and fill the reservoir with water

• Capacity: holds up to 3 lbs. (2.5 quarts) in ice basket

• Produces up to 44 lbs/24 hr

• Operating temperature range f‐50 to 104

How to Obtain the Ice-cubes

1.Before we start making ice, please check the drainpipe behind the appliance, make sure the water drain cap has been inserted into the drainpipe; otherwise the appliance will not work properly.

2.Press the “ICE” button , the icon lights up , 5 seconds later, this icon flashes, it begin to work, Press this button again, it will stop making ice. During ice making procedure, you can see how much ice has been stored in the drawer through the observation window.

3.For the first time, or if the appliance has not been used for a long time, it is recommended to clean this appliance before you start to make ice.

4.While the ice-maker is on, verify water level periodically. If water pump can’t pump out water, the ice maker will stop automatically, and the “Add water” indicator will on. Need to pour water into the water reservoir inside.


Nugget ice maker comparison chart

If you want to see how the Northair Nugget Ice maker measures up against the other nugget ice makers that I have reviewed, take a look at the comparison chart above.

The nugget ice maker created by Northair is rated as the “fastest” countertop nugget ice maker on the list. Next on the list is the Scotsman UN0815A-1 Nugget Ice Maker which is a powerful commercial nugget ice maker (but might be a bit underwhelming considering its price). The Nugget Ice maker that is rated directly above the Northair is the CROWNFUL countertop nugget ice maker, so do check out that review as well!


The Northair nugget ice maker is a very decent ice machine that is super fast and pretty silent (relative to other nugget ice makers out there).

If you value speed and low noise above all, this model is definitely a solid choice!

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