Happy first day of December! I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  While our gatherings may have been smaller this year, I sincerely hope you found ways to celebrate the day and make it memorable. Here it was just the four of us and we had a splendid day. There is something to be said for not having to be the hostess to a big family gathering. There was zero stress, which is always a blessing. Here’s another blessing hostesses will love whether the gathering is large or small, the NewAir 40 countertop clear icemaker. Read all the product details and my thoughts below.

Clear Ice at Home!

NewAir countertop clear ice maker

My thanks to Newair for sending me a complimentary countertop 40 pound clear ice maker. No further compensation was given. All opinions are my own. 

 About NewAir Countertop Clear Ice Maker, 40 lbs. of Ice a Day!

Hostesses, home mixologists, and families of all sizes rejoice! The days of having to make a run for a bag of ice from the local convenience store are over. Thanks to this cool new appliance from NewAir, you can have 40 pounds of clear, clean, tasty ice right on your kitchen countertop, or wherever you are serving drinks since it’s portable.


NewAir states that “making crystal-clear ice for cocktails, or any type of iced beverage is easy with the NewAir Countertop Clear Ice Maker. You get all the benefits of perfectly clear ice — slower melting, better taste, less fizz — and all you have to do is add water*. Enjoy a new batch of clear ice every seven minutes for up to 40 pounds of ice per day. Intuitive controls make ice-making a breeze, while the insulated interior keeps cubes cold for longer.”

Clear Ice Cubes

Key features: 

  • Innovative countertop ice maker makes crystal-clear ice at the touch of a button. 

  • Clear ice reduces excess carbonation and melts more slowly, making it perfect for cocktails, scotch, soda and more.  

  • Easy to clean BPA-free parts takes the worry out of your ice. 

  • Make clear ice every 7 minutes for up to 40 pounds of ice per day. 

  • Thick, well-insulated interior stays cold for longer lasting ice.

Don’t settle for regular ice!

NewAir Clear Ice cubes in sparkling water

The clear choice for entertaining should be clear ice. Why? Because clear ice makes a big difference in the quality of your drinks, that’s why.

  • It melts more slowly so you don't water down high-quality scotch or tequila. 
  • Clear ice cubes that also generates less fizz, so you never end up with a half-filled glass of soda or seltzer.
  • It looks amazing and tastes even better.

Keep Ice Colder, Longer!

Another key feature I really like on this ice maker is how long the ice cubes stay cubed. Thanks to NewAir’s insulated storage compartment, you keep your clear ice colder for longer thanks to the insulated storage area inside this ice maker. 

Other cool features:

Scooping ice into glass

  • Ice tray and plastic scoop.

  • Water from melted ice drains back into the machine and is recycled in the next round of ice making.  

  • Easy to Clean BPA-Free Parts.

  • Simple, Two Button Operation.

My Thoughts:

This was such a hit with my family! We had the opportunity to try this in the days leading up to Thanksgiving and we could really taste the difference with the clear ice vs. our refrigerator ice. We all preferred the clear ice in everything from sparkling waters, to iced coffees.

Set up was so easy. I simply washed the ice basket and scoop with warm, soapy water and let air dry while I used a soft micro- fiber cloth to wipe out the interior with warm water. Then, I filled with water using the easy to see filler line on the top of the unit, plugged it in, and within 30 minutes or so, we had ice!  It’s a lot of fun watching the water run through the tray and make ice too. 

NewAir countertop ice maker

The hardest part of this whole process was finding the counter space for the ice maker. If you have long cabinets like I do, you may have to pull the ice maker out just a bit to add water and fill glasses with ice. Here’s the ice makers dimensions for easy reference. 

Product Information for NewAir 40-pound clear portable ice maker:

  • SKU Model: ClearIce40.

  • Product Dimensions: 14.50”D (15.25” w/drain plug) X 11.40”W X 13.75”H.

  • Product Weight: 23.15 lbs.

  • Made of Stainless Steel. 

To learn more about the NewAir 40 pound clear portable ice maker, including all specs, reviews, receive a special reader discount of 7% off,  please visit NewAir here and use code ISMILEFIRST at checkout. 

Makes a great gift!

Gift idea: NewAir Countertop Ice Maker

It may not seem like a top of the list gift idea, but trust me,  I don’t know of very many hostesses that wouldn’t love owning this ice maker!  Never running out of ice and serving quality ice at that makes this totally giftable in my opinion. I’ve been very impressed with the quality of products I’ve received from NewAir (I reviewed their Wine Fridge here), the expediated shipping and budget friendly costs. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out the portable ice maker and all the small appliances offered at NewAir using the links provided in this post.

Happy Holidays!

We are in the home stretch of 2020; my hope is it will end on a good note for all of us. Personally, I will keep trying to find the good in each day. Having the opportunity to work with amazing brands like today’s sponsor and share them with you is definitely in the GOOD column.

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