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AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B vs CROWNFUL Ice Maker Side-by-Side Comparison

The AGLucky HZB-12/B is a standard-sized countertop ice maker whereas the Crownful is a compact and small machine. With obvious performance differences, find out which machine may be better for you.

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AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B vs CROWNFUL Ice Maker

Overall Verdict

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The AGLucky HZB-12/B is a standard-sized countertop ice maker and one of the best machines we have tested. The design is very basic and some parts, like the ice basket, are generic and of low quality. However, the AGLucky managed to produce around 16 oz (454 g) of ice in 90 min with an average bullet weight of 6.3 g. The Crownful, being a smaller machine, only managed 6.9 oz (196 g) in 87 min at 4 g per bullet. Even with this understandable difference, the Crownful ice quality tended to vary a lot. On the other hand, the Crownful has a more appealing and modern design with a large clear lid, a custom-designed ice basker and scoop, and an original control panel design using icons.

Pros & Cons

  • Overall performance
  • Ice quality
  • Raised control panel
  • Compactness
  • High visibility
  • Ice scoop
  • Ice basket
  • Flimsy ice basket
  • Internal visibility
  • Control panel
  • Varying ice quality

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
9.5 x 13 x 12.75 Inches
$102.91
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
L11.2 x W9 x H11 inches
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
13 lbs (6 kg)
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
Small / Large
Water reservoir
1.9 qt
6 icons
Average capacity / Basket
16 oz
1.3 qt (1.2 L)

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
5.6

Ice Capacity Test

7.4
5.9
A full basket of ice being taken out of a countertop ice maker with a number of ice makers seen on a shelf in the background.
A full basket of ice being taken out of a countertop ice maker with a number of ice makers seen on a shelf in the background.
Against a white background is a countertop ice maker to the left and on the right a pitcher filled with ice bullets on a scale registering 432 grams.
A portable ice maker on a countertop with a glass bowl to the right on a scale with badly formed ice inside weighing 6 grams.
A jug filled with ice bullets in a jug being weighed on a scale showing 330 grams. To the right is a portable ice making machine with a smartphone propped up against the side.
A jug filled with ice bullets in a jug being weighed on a scale showing 330 grams. To the right is a portable ice making machine with a smartphone propped up against the side.
A temperature probe inserted into a jug of water showing a reading of 12℃.
Chilled water being poured into a portable ice maker machine.
Average Time Basket
90 min
87 min
Average Weight Basket
16 oz (456 g)
10 oz (284 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.32 oz (9 g)
0.5 oz (14 g)
Capacity Hr
10.7 oz (304 g)
6.9 oz (196 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
16 lbs (7.3 kg)
10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)

Ice Quality Test

8.6
5.1
The AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B on a countertop with a glass bowl containing nine ice bullets in front showing a net weight of 54 grams, and a stopwatch to the upper right showing 8 min 21 sec for the time to make one round of ice bullets.
The AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B on a countertop with a glass bowl containing nine ice bullets in front showing a net weight of 54 grams, and a stopwatch to the upper right showing 8 min 21 sec for the time to make one round of ice bullets.
Nine ice bullets in a glass bowl on a scale showing a net weight of 59 grams.
A hand measuring tool holding up an ice bullet with a length of 30 mm.
A portable ice maker with a bowl of freshly made ice on a scale showing 39 grams in total.
An average to good round of ice making.
A portable ice maker with a bowl of freshly made ice on a scale showing 39 grams in total.
A close up of four ice bullets in a gloved hand held in front of a countertop ice making machine.
A portable ice maker with a bowl of freshly made ice on a scale showing 17 grams in total.
To the right of a portable ice maker is a small bowl with broken ice weighing 19 g. To the right is a baking tray of unbroken ice.
Average Weight Bullet
0.2 oz (6.3 g)
1.14 oz (4.01 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
7.8

In The Box

Top down view of the unboxed AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B with an ice basker, ice scoop, and user manual pictured slightly off to the left.
A top view of a countertop ice maker with the manual to the right, the ice basket in front of the manual and the ice scoop slightly in front of the machine

Dimensions

AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B against a white background with annotations showing 9.5 inches in length, 12.75 inches height, and 13 inches depth.
An annotated diagram of the Crownful countertop ice making showing dimensions of 9 inches across, 11.2 inches depth, and 11 inches height.
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
11.2" (28.4 cm)
Depth
13.0" (33.0 cm)
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Height
12.8" (32.4 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
13.0 lbs (5.9 kg)

Build Quality

8.2
8.0
Side view of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B showing the extraction fan.
Side view of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B showing the extraction fan.
Close up view of a rubber stubble leg on the bottom of an ice making machine.
A close up of the ventilation fan of a countertop ice making appliance.
The Crownful countertop ice making standing on a table.
The Crownful countertop ice making standing on a table.
The side to back view of a portable countertop ice maker.
The under view of a portable countertop ice maker.
A close up view into a portable ice maker.

Panel Design

9.0
7.6
The slightly raised control panel on the AGLucky countertop ice maker.
The slightly raised control panel on the AGLucky countertop ice maker.
A finger in a black glove pointing to the select button on the control panel of a countertop ice maker while the working indicators are Power in red and Ice Full in green.
A close up view of a control panel on a portable ice maker.
A close up view of a control panel on a portable ice maker.
A top view of a portable ice maker with the scoop seen inside a basket filled with ice.
Buttons
On/Off, Select
2 - On/Off Select
Power Indicator
Yes
Yes
Ice Full Indicator
Yes
Yes
Add Water Indicator
Yes
Yes
IceS Indicator
Yes
Yes
IceL Indicator
Yes
Yes

Lid Design

7.1
7.3
Top down view of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
Top down view of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
The lid of the AGLucky countertop ice maker showing much condensation after an 8-hour period.
The AGLucky countertop ice maker with ice spread in a baking tray to the right showing the level of ice quality degradation over an 8-hour period.
A black-gloved hand holding up partially melted ice.
Close up view of a portable ice maker with its lid closed.
Close up view of a portable ice maker with its lid closed.
A basket full of ice being held in front of a bullet ice making machine.
Material
Transparent plastic
Transparent plastic

Ice Basket

7.0
8.1
Top down and close up view of a plastic ice basket for a portable ice making machine.
An empty ice basket partially visible being held in front of an ice making machine. Caption = Raised edge and extended rear creating a slope.
An empty ice basket partially visible being held in front of an ice making machine. Caption = Raised edge and extended rear creating a slope.
A countertop ice maker with a scoop filled with ice in front and an empty ice basket to the right side.
Length
7.0" (17.8 cm)
7.7" (19.6 cm)
Height
3.8" (9.7 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Depth
5.1" (13.0 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Material
Soft plastic
Hard Plastic

Water Reservoir

Top down view of the water reservoir of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
The inside of a portable countertop ice maker reservoir.
The reservoir and water guard.
The inside of a portable countertop ice maker reservoir.
Water being poured in a portable countertop ice maker.
Capacity
60.0 fl oz (1.8 L)
1.3 qt (1.2 L)

Drainage Plug

Close up of a detached drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
A hand holding the plug to a water reservoir on a countertop bullet ice maker.
Material
Plastic and silicone
Silicone and plastic

Ice Scoop

Top down and close up view of a generic ice scooper for a portable countertop ice making machine.
An ice scoop being held in front of a portable ice making machine.
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard white plastic

Cord and Plug

The three pronged plug of a portable countertop ice maker pictured against the background of the lid.
A three pronged plug being held up to the front of a portable ice maker.
Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
5.9 ft. (1.8 m)
Plug Type
3-Pronged
3-pronged earthed

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
8.1

Ease of Use

7.5
7.8
The AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B on a countertop with a water pitcher filter to the right.
The AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B on a countertop with a water pitcher filter to the right.
A finger pointing to the Select button on a portable ice maker while the power indicator glows red and the Ice Full indicator is green.
A basket of ice being lifted out of a portable countertop ice maker.
A man is carrying a portable ice maker to place on a table top.
The Crownful weighs only 13 lbs (6 kg).
A man is carrying a portable ice maker to place on a table top.
Ice being scooped out of an ice basket inside a portable ice maker.
A full basket of ice being removed from a countertop portable ice maker.

Noise

8.1
8.7
The AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B working on a countertop and a sound meter to the right near the extractor fan showing a reading of 67.7 decibels.
A sound measuring meter standing next to the fan vent of a portable ice maker and measuring 65.5 dB as a reading.
Decibels
67.7 dB
65.5 dB

Cleaning

8.5
8.4
A close up view of ice rods of a countertop bullet ice making machine.
A close up view of ice rods of a countertop bullet ice making machine.
A close of the water guard on the bottom of the reservoir of a countertop portable ice maker.
The water drainage plug on the bottom of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
A lid to a portable ice maker being held open.
A lid to a portable ice maker being held open.
The drainage plug on the bottom of a portable ice maker.
A finger pointing to the control buttons on a portable ice maker.
Self Cleaning
Yes
Yes