TecTake Ice machine

Test 09/2019

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Test seal: TecTake Ice machine, Rating 8.5

last modified: 08.10.2019, 10:52

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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 TecTake ice cube machine - with few functions, but a simple application - that serves its purpose and produces ice cubes.

Pro

  • Very simple operation
  • Relatively quiet

Cons

  • Very small cubes in the beginning
  • No self-cleaning program

360° View

A simple device with sufficient results, at a reasonable price.

The TecTake ice cube machine looks well made and has a simple, modern look.

Features

It has a small LED light which flashes in stand-by mode and lights up continuously in operating mode. Further LED lights to act as a display for (1) selected ice cube size, (2) ice basket full indicator, (3) low water indicator.

Functions

The machine has a total of 2 functions, which are displayed in English and can be easily operated: (1) On/Off switch and (2) Select button for ice cube sizes. The ice cubes can be produced in 2 sizes (small/large).

Although the water capacity is indicated as 1.7 litres, a total of 2.3 litres fit into the water tank. The maximum water capacity of the tank is indicated by a clearly visible mark ("max").

Application

Before you put the ice cube machine into operation, you should clean it by hand inside and let the water drain off through the water drain on the underside. The opening below the unit is a bit inconvenient to reach, but at the same time guarantees the complete emptying of the water tank.

We tested the machine for about 5 hours for ice cube production and chose the small size. In the beginning, only a few extremely small cubes are produced (we produce 5 cubes). If you don't take them out immediately, they will melt in the container, because the device doesn't seem to have a cooling function.

TecTake ice cube machine
The TecTake machine produces rather few small ice cubes

The machine needs some time to start and produces larger ice cubes in larger quantities (9 cubes) from the 4th pass on. After the 4th batch, the small ice cubes are almost as big as the middle ice cubes of other machines tested by us.

So that the ice cubes remain and do not melt in the container of the machine, they can be stored in the freezer compartment. However, in our test the ice cubes were damp and stuck together after about 3 hours.

As soon as the water tank is empty, the machine switches off automatically.

During operation, you can hear the ventilation, which is relatively quiet with max. 64 dB. The ice cube production then becomes louder, which is however practical, since one is informed thereby about the finished production.

We have evaluated about 20 reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 55 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 35 percent of the users. The average score at the time of evaluation was 3.4 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 55% positive and 35% negative ratings

The following points were often positively noted:

  • Fast production
  • Beautiful design


The following points were often negatively noted:

  • Regular beeping
  • Likely to break after 13 months - no guarantee any more
Manufacturer TecTake
EAN 4260397654835
Ice cube sizes 2 (small / large)
Capacity water tank 2300 ml
Height 33 cm
Width 24 cm
Depth 34 cm
Weight 7,9 kg
Scope of delivery Ice machine, instruction manual
Manual language GER, GB
Quality of instructions Very good
Packaging Adequate
Additional warranty 24 months with proof of purchase
Quality impression Good
Length of the power cable 195 cm
Material Stainless steel / plastic
Readiness indicator Yes
Display No
LED light Yes
Amount of Ice cubes max. 9 cubes
Duration 10-12 minutes
Automatic switch-off Yes
Cooling function No
Max. volume 64,00 dB
Maximum power 96,9 W
Stand-by power consumption 0,8 W
Time (display) No
Time function No
Self-cleaning program No
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