Luma Comfort IM200SS Review 2021: Ideal Clear Ice Maker

If you are looking for a stylish, elegant, and highly functional addition to your kitchen, then the Luma Comfort clear ice maker should be your ideal choice. This ice maker appliance offers the ultimate luxury for your home bar and kitchen and sports a sleek and stainless steel finish. The appliance makes use of exceptional ice-making technology and is portable, elegant, attractive, and highly dependable for high-quality ice. The appliance gets the ice cubes ready in minutes and is thus a perfect ice-making appliance for residences and small commercial establishments.

Luma Comfort IM200SS Ice Maker Review 2021

Luma Comfort IM200SS Ice Maker
Editor Rating: 9.1/10
FeaturesRating
Easy to use9.3
Easy to clean8.9
Performance9.3
Build quality8.4
Noise level9.2
Flavor9.3
Energy efficiency9.2
Value for money9.3

Quick Opinion by Sara

This appliance is the ultimate choice for clear ice lovers. Although it does require cleaning once a month, otherwise it will form cloudy ice, so make sure you clean it once every 30-35 days. Apart from this, it’s an amazing ice maker.

Ice Making Capacity of this Appliance

With this appliance at home, the need to stock bags of ice in the freezer will not be required. Though it is a small and portable appliance, it is still capable of producing about 28 pounds of crystal clear restaurant-quality ice in 24 hours. Though this is a countertop appliance, it makes use of the same technology that is been used in commercial ice machines.

It not only forms clear and high-quality ice cubes, but the ice also looks great and melts about 5 times slower than cloudy ice. This fancy ice maker appliance is thus great for many fancy cocktails and cool summertime beverages. The ice is formed in this appliance is crystal clear and thus creates less fizz and melts more slowly.

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Specifications of the Luma Comfort Clear Ice Maker

BrandLuma Comfort (NewAir)
ModelIM200SS
Weight25.5 pounds
TypeCountertop
Daily Ice Making Capacity28 LBS
Dimensions of the ice maker11.3 x 14.8 x 14.1 inches
Power consumption120 V
Ice making cycle duration15 minutes
Warranty30-day money-back guarantee with a one-year limited warranty
Size of the ice cubes¾”
Dimensions of Luma Comfort IM200SS
Credit: Newair

Overview of the Luma Ice Maker

Luma Comfort (NewAir) is the world’s leading manufacturer of home appliances and home comfort products. This company is based in southern California and was found in the year 2011. The idea of this brand is to develop high-quality and innovative home and outdoor appliances to meet the requirements of the consumer. The brand missions to re-invent portable home appliances and focuses on its research and development to manufacturing high-quality and portable home appliances.

Design of Luma Comfort IM200SS Ice Maker

This is an excellent and intelligent ice maker appliance that is compact and attractive to fit any kitchen countertop. This is a simple and hassle-free ice maker cum dispenser that doesn’t require any complex installation and is also pretty simple to set up and control. The ice maker chunks out clear and restaurant-quality ice that looks great in any drink and also melts ice five times faster than cloudy ice. Being a portable appliance, it is capable of producing about 28 lbs. of ice in a day. 

Internal Design of Luma Comfort IM200SS

The appliance forms high-quality ice cubes every day, and this ice that is formed dissolves slower without altering the taste of the beverage. The appliance is also of freestanding type and does require any water connection, and it can sustain with just 74 ounces of water for many ice making cycles.

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Features of the Luma IM200SS

The Luma comfort is an intelligent ice maker that makes clear ice in the easiest way possible. It forms crystal clear ice cubes at just the touch of a button and is capable of producing about a fresh batch of ice every ten minutes. Most importantly the appliance has an adequate layer of insulation at its interiors, to keep the ice colder for a long time. This innovative ice maker makes clear ice cubes that cascade over a supercooled ice tray. This appliance, thus freezes ice layer by layer, leaving no room for any impurities and gas. 

1. Forms Crystal Clear Ice Cubes

This appliance makes crystal clear and high-quality ice cubes to enhance the quality of the drinks. The clear ice cubes that are formed in this appliance melt very slowly so that high-quality tequila or mocktails without diluting it. The clear ice cubes that are formed in this appliance, generates less fizz and the drink also tastes amazing and a lot better.

How ice made with Luma Comfort IM200SS looks different

2. BPA Certified Parts

Luma Comfort is committed to offering safe drinking water to everyone, which includes the ice that is been added to the drink. This ice maker appliance is made completely from BPA-free plastic so that users do not have to worry about any harmful chemicals in the ice for the drinks. 

3. Insulation

The ice cubes that are formed in this appliance are maintained cold for a longer time, owing to the ultra-insulated storage area in this ice maker. Even if we forget to remove the last formed ice cubes from this appliance, the water from these melted ice cubes will drain back to the machine and will get recycled to form a fresh batch of ice in the next round. 

4. Intelligent Controls

Controls of Luma Comfort IM200SS Ice Maker

This ice maker appliance is guided by intelligent controls that control the ice-making cycle and the maintenance of the appliance. The indicators on the control panel of this appliance will light up when the ice is ready to be removed from the appliance and when the storage basket is full. The indicators will also light up when the appliance is running out of water. A long press on the timer button will initiate the self-clean function in this ice-making appliance. 

Performance of the Luma Comfort IM200SS

It is not usual to find a portable ice maker with clear ice forming capability. Generally, ice makers of this category will form the only bullet-shaped ice cube, but this Luma comfort is pretty different and forms clear and dense ice cubes. They are sure to add a lot of flavor to the drink and improve its looks and aesthetics to many folds. 

Using Luma Comfort IM200SS Personally

Other ice makers work by freezing all the water at once, thereby trapping air bubbles inside the ice. But this Luma comfort clear ice maker has a unique ice-making function. Instead of freezing all the water in the tank at a single time, it creates a constant waterfall over the cooling element in the appliance, which are cube-shaped shots.

Thus the ice forms layer by layer without getting any ice trapped inside. This technique forms clear ice cubes by nature. The ice produced in this appliance is not just clear, it is also dense than normal cloudy ice as there are no air pockets inside.

Pros & Cons of the Luma IM200SS Ice Maker

What do we like about Luma IM200SS?

  • The ice formed in this ice cube melts slower than normal freezer ice cubes.
  • It makes perfect ice for drinks, without diluting it.
  • It’s a big and portable ice maker that produces a large volume of ice with a bigger storage capacity.
  • The appliance is perfect for kitchen countertops, RVs, boats, and parties
  • It cranks out fresh ice cubes in less than 15 minutes
  • It can store about 4.6 pounds of ice at a time.

What do we don’t like about Luma IM200SS?

  • The appliance is noisy while starting its operation.
  • The appliance doesn’t come with overflow protection.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it a countertop ice maker?

Yes, it is an efficient countertop ice maker that occupies very little space in the kitchen. It takes about 28 lb. of ice in a day and this is a perfect countertop ice maker that is made of stainless steel construction.

How does this appliance make ice?

This is an innovative ice maker that makes clear ice cubes when the water that you fill in the water tank cascades over a supercooled ice tray, which helps the water to freeze the ice layer by layer, with very little room for impurities and gas molecules.

What is the type of ice that this appliance makes?

This ice maker appliance makes clear and high-quality ice cubes that melt very slowly in the drink so that you don’t have to dilute your mixed drinks and fruit juices. The clear ice cubes that are made in this ice maker also generate less fizz, so that you don’t have to end up in a half-filled soda. Eventually, you end up in drinks that taste amazing and better.

What is the quality of this ice maker appliance? Does it make high-quality ice?

Safe drinking water and ice are mandatory for everyone and this also includes the ice that is added to the glass. The ice maker is entirely made of BPA-free plastic so that we don’t have to worry about any harmful chemicals in the ice cubes. Just make sure that you have high-quality water in your ice maker so that the quality of the water doesn’t affect the quality of your ice cubes.

Is this appliance easy to use?

This appliance has a simple two-button operation and there is no learning curve with this appliance. We only have to turn on the unit and have to choose the size of the ice cubes. There are clear indicator lights in this appliance that show specifically when the ice is ready, and where there is a need to add water in the appliance, without much guesswork.

Does this appliance maintain ice cubes in a frozen state for a longer time?

Yes, this appliance comprises extra thick insulation that keeps the ice cubes colder and frozen for a longer time duration. Its ultra-insulated storage area in the ice maker preserves the ice frozen for a longer time. However, it is beneficial to remove the ice cubes to an ice bag and preserve in the freezer, so that it doesn’t get melted and recycled to form the next round of ice cubes.

Does this countertop ice maker have a self-cleaning function?

No, this ice maker appliance doesn’t have a self-cleaning function as in commercial ice makers. But you can clean the unit by running a cycle of lemon juice or vinegar with water. After the cycle is over, you can run the appliance with a cycle of clean water, to help rinse the unit out completely. In order to clean the exhaust fan of this appliance, you have to blow it out with compressed air. Refer to the instructions manual to initiate the cleaning function.

What should I do if this ice maker emits a loud noise?

Generally, this unit functions pretty quietly at a low noise level. But you can try cleaning the back of the unit by removing the back panel. Also, try cleaning the condenser and the fan thoroughly so that you can deal with the noise in the ice appliance. This appliance also comes with a one-year warranty for materials and workmanship.

Does this ice maker make clear ice?

It is true that not all ice makers make clear ice even with filtered water, but the Lima Comfort IM200SS makers clear ice cubes by freezing the water in layers. This specialized equipment freezes ice from the inside out, rather than the outside it and thus they chill drinks evenly and completely.

What is the size of the ice cubes that are formed in this ice maker appliance?

The ice cubes in this appliance come out in sheets, but the ice cubes that are formed in this appliance are very small, and maybe only ¾” size of a cube.

Alternatives of Luma IM200SS

There are new only a few clear ice makers available in the market, and Luma IM200SS is one of the best ones, still, you can consider these alternatives if you want one for your home or office.

  1. Whynter UIM-502SS
  2. Euhomy IM-F
  3. FRIGIDAIRE EFIC452-SS

Final Verdict

This is a highly efficient ice maker device, that forms high-quality ice within 15 minutes. The appliance is capable of producing about 28 lbs. of ice and incorporates a storage bin for preserving the freeze. Considering all the factors, it is one of the best ice makers in the market and is available at an impressive price, so it’s worth the purchase.

I'm Sara Wilson, the founder, and author of IceMakerCage. I'm also the head of the expert team that tests various ice makers and brings the best advice.

2 thoughts on “Luma Comfort IM200SS Review 2021: Ideal Clear Ice Maker”

  1. My Luma makes a few ice cubes and freezes over. Do you have a number for Luma or advice?? I can’t seem to find a number for them for repairs or questions.

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