Frigidaire EFIC103 Countertop Ice Maker Review

There are many ways to cut back on the amount of work you do in the kitchen.  

Buying an ice machine is a good one. And, it can pay for itself in less than 2 years.

If your household uses ice in large quantities, then you probably spend money and time buying ice, especially in the summer and for outdoor activities.

Figure-in $5 of gas each way plus $2-4 for the ice, and you're spending $15 a month for ice. Not to mention your time.

If you are sick of always having to go to the store to pick up bags of ice, then take a look at this excellent countertop ice maker by Frigidaire.

Buying an ice machine at this low price is an investment that pays itself back in terms of time and money.

About The Frigidaire EFIC103


  • Bucket holds 2.2 lbs of ice (1 kg)
  • Three ice cube sizes
  • 26 lbs of ice over 24 hours
  • Takes as little as six minutes for a batch of ice
Silver Igloo ICE103 Portable Ice Maker

The Product

Portable Igloo ICE 103 Ice Maker

Frigidaire is one of the better-known manufacturers of countertop ice machines, and this model is one of their best-selling units.

This is a no-frills, simple ice maker that just works - reliably.

This Frigidaire countertop unit offers a choice of three different sizes of ice cubes and can produce  26 lbs of ice in a one day.

The oversized non-insulated ice bucket can hold up to 2.2 pounds of ice so you can be prepared when guest drop by.


This machine looks far higher quality than it should, given its price.

The steel gray exterior will fit in with the aesthetics of your kitchen, regardless of the colors or style.​

Ice Making

The Frigidaire EFIC103 is a great choice for your first ice machine.

Overall, it functions reliably, making consistently-sized ice cubes quickly and efficiently.

Controls & Operation

The LED control panel is easy to use and intuitive for anyone to grow accustomed to.

The reservoir is easy to refill with water, so you do not have to deal with changing filters.

What Others Say

The most common praise that is voiced by verified owners in their reviews is how well it makes ice.

The ice cubes produced by this machine are evenly sized, and the three sizing options work well.

One common gripe is that this machine takes a little longer to make a complete batch of ice than more expensive models, but this is to be expected from a cheaper machine.

Buying Advice

This Frigidaire ice maker is a really great deal - it's available online for about a hundred dollars.

This is an excellent price for a machine with this capacity that makes three sizes of ice.

Igloo Silver Ice Maker


This machine is an excellent choice for an entry-level countertop ice maker.

It's reliable, offers a choice in ice size and looks great in any kitchen.

About the Author Yvonne Ferguson

Yvonne Ferguson is a culinary enthusiast and dedicated cooking tech reviewer. She’s constantly looking for the most up-to-date products and information to share with IceMakersHub readers. Yvonne enjoys making family-friendly recipes while sharing tips on choosing handy appliances for a healthy life.

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Garvin Gilley says December 21

I bought the ice maker from WalMart about 4 months ago. It makes ice fine, but it is not cold enough evidently. There is water in the basket and the ice sticks together. Do you have a suggestion?

oprol evorter says September 9

I enjoy the efforts you have put in this, thank you for all the great content.

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