How Long Does it Take to Get Cold or Make Ice?
It will vary based on your location and the temperature of your tap water. If you want it to get cold immediately, you can jump-start it with 1-200 lbs of ice. Otherwise, it will take approximately 24-48 hours to start cooling, and it can take up to 72 hours to begin making its own ice in warmer climates, like Arizona.
by Thomas P Seager, PhD.