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

The AGLucky may be a very standard looking ice maker, but its performance is above average. The Igloo has a catchier design, but see our test scores for what really matters.

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AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B

Igloo Portable Ice Maker

AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B vs Igloo Portable Ice Maker

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design15% Usability25% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 15%Design 25%Usability AGLucky Ice Maker H...Igloo Portable Ice...7.97.97.97.86.25.27.87.5
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The AGLucky HZB-12/B is a standard bullet ice maker with generic-looking parts and design. It has a large view window and a raised control panel which are very user-friendly, but the ice basket is low quality. The Igloo is a slightly smaller machine with a catchy retro-design. The carry handle is convenient but the control panel lacks quality and good design. These differences aside, the AGLucky was much better at making ice while the Igloo’s performance was well below standard. With the AGLucky, you get much bigger ice bullets. The hourly capacity was 10.7 oz while the Igloo was only 6.7 oz. Ice quality for the AGLucky was consistently good compared to the high percentage of waste or broken ice produced by the Igloo.

Pros & Cons

  • Overall performance
  • Ice quality
  • Raised control panel
  • Retro design
  • Carry handle
  • Flimsy ice basket
  • Internal visibility
  • Control panel quality
  • Performance

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
9.5 x 13 x 12.75 Inches
$107.76
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
L12.5 x W8.5 x H12 inches
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
18 lbs (7.15 kg)
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
Small / Large
Water reservoir
1.9 qt
Add Water, Ice Full, Power
Average capacity / Basket
16 oz
1.6 qt (1.5 L)

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
5.2

Ice Capacity Test

7.4
5.4
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 timer in front of a portable ice maker showing just over 2 hours on the counter.
A timer in front of a portable ice maker showing just over 2 hours on the counter.
A basket of ice from a portable ice maker being emptied into a jug resting on a scale.
Ice from a countertop ice maker in a jug weighing some 484 grams
A full basket of ice from a countertop ice maker tipped for sorting into a black making tray with the ice machine in the background and a small scale in the foreground.
Average Time Basket
90 min
134 min
Average Weight Basket
16 oz (456 g)
15 oz (424 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.32 oz (9 g)
1.41 oz (40 g)
Capacity Hr
10.7 oz (304 g)
6.7 oz (190 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
16 lbs (7.3 kg)
10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)

Ice Quality Test

8.6
4.8
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.
Nine ice bullets in a small bowl on a scale weight 45 grams pictured next to a countertop ice maker.
Nine ice bullets in a small bowl on a scale weight 45 grams pictured next to a countertop ice maker.
An ice bullet being measured showing a thickness of 5 mm.
Ice being held up for close inspection with ice in a making tray in the background an a small glass bowl on a scale with broken ice weighing 49 grams
Average Weight Bullet
0.2 oz (6.3 g)
0.13 oz (3.8 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.
Top down view of the unpacked igloo portable ice maker. To the right of the ice maker is the removable basket, an ice scoop, the manual, and a customer service card.
Top down view of the unpacked igloo portable ice maker. To the right of the ice maker is the removable basket, an ice scoop, the manual, and a customer service card.
A portable ice maker just removed from its box and secured within styrofoam pads.
A man handling a countertop ice maker with the product box seen in the background.

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 picture showing the dimensions of the Igloo ice maker as 8.5 inches across, 12.5 inches deep, and 12 inches high.
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Depth
13.0" (33.0 cm)
12.5" (31.8 cm)
Height
12.8" (32.4 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
18.0 lbs (8.2 kg)

Build Quality

8.2
8.2
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.
A close up side view of a portable ice maker with two rows of ice makers on a shelf in the background.
A close up side view of a portable ice maker with two rows of ice makers on a shelf in the background.
Under view of a countertop ice maker.
Close up view of an air vent on a portable countertop ice maker.Close up view of an air vent on a portable countertop ice maker.

Panel Design

9.0
6.8
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 of the control panel on a portable ice maker with two fingers indicating the relative size.
A close up of the control panel on a portable ice maker with two fingers indicating the relative size.
A gloved finger pressing the select button on a countertop ice maker.
A close up view of the control panel of a portable ice maker with the Ice Full alert showing up in red.
Buttons
On/Off, Select
On/Off Clean; 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
7.1
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.
A top down view of a countertop ice maker with ice seen through the transparent lid
A top down view of a countertop ice maker with ice seen through the transparent lid
A close up of the underside of an opened lid on a countertop ice maker.
Material
Transparent plastic
Plastic

Ice Basket

7.0
8.8
Top down and close up view of a plastic ice basket for a portable ice making machine.
An empty ice basket being held up in front of a portable ice maker.
Length
7.0" (17.8 cm)
7.4" (18.8 cm)
Height
3.8" (9.7 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Depth
5.1" (13.0 cm)
4.3" (10.9 cm)
Material
Soft plastic
Hardish plastic

Water Reservoir

Top down view of the water reservoir of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
A top down view of a portable ice maker with the lid open and the removable ice basket resting at the side of the machine.
A top down view of a portable ice maker with the lid open and the removable ice basket resting at the side of the machine.
A close up of the water reservoir of a portable ice maker.
Capacity
60.0 fl oz (1.8 L)
1.6 qt (1.5 L)

Drainage Plug

Close up of a detached drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
A silicone plug being removed from the bottom of a portable ice maker.
Material
Plastic and silicone
Silicone

Ice Scoop

Top down and close up view of a generic ice scooper for a portable countertop ice making machine.
The ice scoop of a portable ice maker.
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard 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 in front of the Igloo logo on their countertop ice making.
Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
6.1 ft. (185 cm)
Plug Type
3-Pronged
3-pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
7.5

Ease of Use

7.5
6.8
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.
The hand gripping a countertop ice maker by lifting up the handle.
The hand gripping a countertop ice maker by lifting up the handle.
Ice being scooped up from an ice basket of a portable bullet ice maker.
A full basket of ice being removed from a portable countertop ice maker.

Noise

8.1
8.4
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 meter showing 66.3 dB standing next to the air vent of a portable countertop ice maker.
Decibels
67.7 dB
66.3 dB

Cleaning

8.5
8.7
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 silicone plug being removed from the bottom of a portable ice maker.
A silicone plug being removed from the bottom of a portable ice maker.
A close up view of inside a countertop ice making with evaporator rods visible in the background.
A water guard found in the reservoir of a portable ice maker.
Self Cleaning
Yes
Yes

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