D&S Vertriebs GmbH Ice machine

Test 06/2020

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Test seal: D&S Vertriebs GmbH Ice machine, Rating 8.3

last modified: 25.06.2020, 7:00

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All rating criteria details:

Overall impression 25%
Handling 20%
Speed 20%
Cooling function 15%
Volume 10%
Cleaning 10%
Tested by: Gesa

Gesa

Resumee

The Ice machine by D&S Vertriebs GmbH gets a good rating. The operation is very simple and the production of the ice cubes can be started immediately. Unfortunately the machine is a bit noisy.

Pro

  • Very simple operation

Cons

  • No self-cleaning program

360° View

A simple machine for all people who are satisfied with easy operation.

The Ice machine by D&S Vertriebs GmbH comes in a timeless modern style in beautiful form. At first glance, it appears stable and well finished.

Features

This ice machine has only one control button (On/Off) with which the ice production can be started or stopped. Therefore it does not offer many functions and is particularly advantageous for users who want to limit themselves to a simple ice cube production.

Functions

The functions are displayed in English and are each symbolized by a small LED light: (1) Ice (=ice production), (2) Add Water (adding water), (3) Ice Full (ice container full).

The maximum amount of water should not exceed 1.8 litres. The limit of the maximum amount of water is symbolized by the edge of the water tank on which a very small written mark ("max") can be read.

Application

Before putting the ice machine into operation, it should be thoroughly cleaned by hand. To drain the cleaning water, there is a water drain at the bottom of the machine, which unfortunately is not so easy to open.

In our test the machine showed continuous improvement in ice production: During the first run, it took 11 minutes for the first load of ice cubes - which was quite small and uneven in size. With the second and third passes, the machine became increasingly faster (approaching production in 9-minute cycles) and over time produced more uniform and larger ice cubes (9 pieces). In the very first run, the machine took 1 hour 50 minutes to fill the ice container completely.

D&S Vetriebs GmbH Ice machine
Result of the ice machine by D&S Vertriebs GmbH

When the ice container is completely full, the LED lights up red (Ice Full) and you hear a short beep several times so that you are informed about the finished ice production. The machine detects by a sensor that the container is fully loaded and automatically switches off the machine. For further ice cube production, you simply have to remove the ice and operate the On/Off switch again.

As the machine has no cooling function, the ice cubes produced first will eventually melt. However, the ice cubes melt relatively slowly. At a room temperature of approx. 25 degrees, they were still almost complete after 2 hours. Even after 4 hours, the ice cubes were still largely complete.

We found the volume of the ventilation to be somewhat unfavourable, which at a maximum of 71.0 dB - compared to other ice cube machines - is relatively loud. In addition, you can hear the water splashing briefly in production mode and the cubes rolling briefly into the container.

We have evaluated about 20 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 90 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 10 percent of the users. The average score at the time of evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 90% positive and 10% negative ratings

The following points were often positively noted:

  • Good ice cube size
  • Simple operation
  • Easy cleaning


The following points were often negatively noted:

  • Warranty only 6 months
Manufacturer D&S Vertriebs GmbH
EAN 4250357632904
Ice cube sizes 1 (average size)
Capacity water tank 1800 ml
Height 34 cm
Width 23 cm
Depth 34 cm
Weight 9,5 kg
Scope of delivery Ice machine, instruction manual
Manual language GER, GB
Quality of instructions Very good
Packaging Adequate
Additional warranty None
Quality impression Good
Length of the power cable 137 cm
Material Stainless steel / plastic
Readiness indicator Yes
Display No
LED light Yes
Amount of Ice cubes 9 cubes
Duration 10 minutes
Automatic switch-off Yes
Cooling function No
Maximum volume 71,00 dB
Maximum power 94,8W
Stand-by power consumption 0,8 W
Time (display) No
Time function No
Self-cleaning program No
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