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AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B vs Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01 Side-by-Side Comparison

The AGLucky may be more generic and basic in its design, but it outperformed the Silonn in terms of ice quality and quantity. See out data scores and detailed side-by-side comparisons.

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AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B

Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design15% Usability25% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 15%Design 25%Usability Silonn Countertop I...AGLucky Ice Maker H...7.67.28.38.07.97.97.97.8
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When it comes to things that really matter, the AGLucky HZB-12/B outperformed the Silonn SLIM01 with much better ice quality and output capacity. The Silonn produced 15 oz per basket within 94 min, while the AGLucky produced 16 oz in 90 min. Not only that, the AGLucky managed 6.3 g per bullet while the Silonn was only 5.6 g and bullets were sometimes more chunky than a smooth rounded shape. The Silonn, to its credit, is a better designed machine with a sturdier build quality. It also has a more spacious control panel, better lid insulation, and better internal visibility.

Pros & Cons

  • Overall performance
  • Ice quality
  • Raised control panel
  • Stainless steel body
  • Large transparent lid
  • Spacious panel
  • Flimsy ice basket
  • Internal visibility
  • Flimsy basket
  • Basket design

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
9.5 x 13 x 12.75 Inches
12 x 9 x 13 inches
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
Small / Large
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
Add Water, Ice Full, Power
Water reservoir
1.9 qt
2.1 qt
Average capacity / Basket
16 oz
15 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$109.99
$106.48

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.9
7.2

Ice Capacity Test

7.4
6.9
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.
The Silonn portable ice maker on a countertop with a stopwatch resting against the front showing a full ice-making cycle taking 1 hour and 33 minutes.
One basket took 1 hour 33 minutes
The Silonn portable ice maker on a countertop with a stopwatch resting against the front showing a full ice-making cycle taking 1 hour and 33 minutes.
An ice machine to the left and a pitcher filled with ice bullets on a scale to the right showing production weight of 407 grams.
Top down view of an ice maker to the left and to the right on a small wooden board is a scale with a bowl containing 17 grams of broken ice.
Average Time Basket
90 min
95 min
Average Weight Basket
16 oz (456 g)
15 oz (427 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.32 oz (9 g)
0.6 oz (17 g)
Capacity Hr
10.7 oz (304 g)
9.6 oz (273 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
16 lbs (7.3 kg)
14 lbs (6.5 kg)

Ice Quality Test

8.6
7.6
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.
Top down view of an ice maker to the left and on the right on a small wooden board is a scale with a bowl containing 56 grams of ice from one cycle of large ice bullet making.
Top down view of an ice maker to the left and on the right on a small wooden board is a scale with a bowl containing 56 grams of ice from one cycle of large ice bullet making.
A hand holding up a chubby ice bullet produced by the Silonn countertop ice maker.
Average Weight Bullet
0.2 oz (6.3 g)
0.2 oz (5.6 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.9
8.3

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.
The unboxed Silonn portable ice maker on a gray background with the ice basker and plastic scoop in front of the machine and the user manual set to the rear right.

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.
The Silonn countertop ice maker set against a white background with annotations showing 9 inches width, 12 inches depth, and 13 inches height.
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Depth
13.0" (33.0 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Height
12.8" (32.4 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)

Build Quality

8.2
8.5
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 side view of the Silonn portable ice maker showing the stainless steel body and the extraction fan on the right hand side
A side view of the Silonn portable ice maker showing the stainless steel body and the extraction fan on the right hand side
The rear to side view of a countertop ice maker showing large ventilation holes.
A close up view of an extractor fan found on a portable countertop ice maker.
A close up of a bottom corner of a countertop ice maker showing the joinings, screws, and a leg.

Panel Design

9.0
9.5
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.
Top down view of the Silonn countertop ice maker with a clear view of its wide rectangular control panel.
Top down view of the Silonn countertop ice maker with a clear view of its wide rectangular control panel.
Close up of the control panel of the Silonn countertop portable ice maker.
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
7.8
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.
Top down view of the Silonn portable ice maker with its lid open and the basket filled with ice.
Top down view of the Silonn portable ice maker with its lid open and the basket filled with ice.
A hand touching the open lid of a portable countertop ice maker.
A hand examining ice in a baking tray after being left for 8-hours in a running portable countertop ice maker.
Material
Transparent plastic
Transparent plastic

Ice Basket

7.0
7.0
Top down and close up view of a plastic ice basket for a portable ice making machine.
A hand holding up a plastic ice basket for a portable countertop ice maker.
Length
7.0" (17.8 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Height
3.8" (9.7 cm)
3.7" (9.4 cm)
Depth
5.1" (13.0 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Material
Soft plastic
Flexible plastic

Water Reservoir

Top down view of the water reservoir of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
Top down view of the Silonn countertop ice maker showing an empty water reservoir.
Top down view of the Silonn countertop ice maker showing an empty water reservoir.
Close up of the line mark and also water guard in the reservoir of a countertop ice maker.
Capacity
60.0 fl oz (1.8 L)
2.1 qt (2 L)

Drainage Plug

Close up of a detached drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
A bottom view of a portable ice maker showing a drainage plug use to empty the water reservoir.
A bottom view of a portable ice maker showing a drainage plug use to empty the water reservoir.
Close up of a drainage plug removed from its hold on the bottom of a countertop ice maker.
Material
Plastic and silicone
Plastic and silicone

Ice Scoop

Top down and close up view of a generic ice scooper for a portable countertop ice making machine.
A hand holding an ice scoop in front of the Silonn countertop bullet 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 at the end of a black cord picture in front of a portable ice machine which it serves
Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Plug Type
3-Pronged
3-Pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
7.8
8.0

Ease of Use

7.5
8.0
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.
Water from a ZeroWater pitcher is being poured into the reservoir of the Silonn countertop ice maker with a number of other ice makers on a shelf in the background.
Water from a ZeroWater pitcher is being poured into the reservoir of the Silonn countertop ice maker with a number of other ice makers on a shelf in the background.
A finger in a black latex glove about to press the Select button on the control panel of a portable countertop ice maker.

Noise

8.1
8.0
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 68.2 decibels standing next to the extractor fan of the Silonn countertop ice maker.
Decibels
67.7 dB
68.2 dB

Cleaning

8.5
7.8
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.
The water guard in the tank of a countertop portable ice maker being removed.
The water guard in the tank of a countertop portable ice maker being removed.
A close up view of ice rods found in a portable bullet ice making machine.
The drainage plug removed from the bottom of a portable countertop ice maker.
Self Cleaning
Yes
Yes

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