There are few things more elite than the tinkling sound of fresh ice pouring luxuriously into a glass. Sadly, not everyone is privileged enough to have an in-fridge ice-maker, and while those TikTok influencers with eight different freezers may have the time (and space) to pour, freeze and display several different shapes of ice cubes for their variety of beverages, some of us have lives to attend to!
But fear not, whether you’re having friends over for a craft cocktail or you just need to keep your early morning iced coffee cold, investing in a countertop ice maker–like the the Joy Pebble (
$110; $85), GE Opal ( $580; $545) or Gevi nugget ice maker ( $500; $370)–will ensure you never run out of the good stuff. So sit back with a soon-to-be-iced drink as we walk you through our eight favorite options for countertop ice makers.