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EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA vs Igloo Portable Ice Maker Side-by-Side Comparison

Both the EUhomy and Igloo portable ice makers are somewhat unique for their design. Unfortunately, they are also well-matched for their less than average ice quality. See our data and test scores.

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EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA vs Igloo Portable Ice Maker

Overall Verdict

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The EUHomy is a well-built machine which avoids generic parts and designs. The control panel is on the front of the machine, and the lid is a translucent gray color. The Igloo is a little smaller and lighter and sports a Nostalgia retro design. It has a nifty carry handle and a small view window, but the control panel is not the best quality. Both machines don’t produce the best quality ice, but the EUhomy is the better choice. Its capacity per hour was 8.3 oz producing 15.6 oz per basket in 112 min. The Igloo only managed 6.7 oz per hour and it took 134 min to produce 15 oz per basket. The percentage of waste or broken ice was high for both, 7.3% for the Euhomy and 9.4% for the Igloo.

Pros & Cons

  • Solid external build
  • Front control panel
  • Ice basket design
  • Retro design
  • Carry handle
  • Performance
  • Visibility
  • Control panel quality
  • Performance

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
12.5 x 8.5 x 12 inches
$107.76
Weight
16.3 lb
L12.5 x W8.5 x H12 inches
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
18 lbs (7.15 kg)
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, L / S
Small / Large
Water reservoir
1.7 qt
Add Water, Ice Full, Power
Average capacity / Basket
15.6 oz
1.6 qt (1.5 L)

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
6.7
5.2

Ice Capacity Test

6.1
5.4
A stopwatch resting against the front body of the EUhomy countertop ice making and showing a time of 1 min 54 sec to fill a basket of ice.
A stopwatch resting against the front body of the EUhomy countertop ice making and showing a time of 1 min 54 sec to fill a basket of ice.
A full basket of ice being removed from a countertop buller ice maker.
The EUhomy portable ice maker with a pitcher filled on a scale showing a net weight of ice bullets measuring grams.
The EUhomy ice maker on the left, a bowl of broken on a scale measuring 30 grams, and a baking tray of well-formed ice to the right.
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
112 min
134 min
Average Weight Basket
15.6 oz (441 g)
15 oz (424 g)
Average Waste Basket
1.13 oz (32g)
1.41 oz (40 g)
Capacity Hr
8.3 oz (236 g)
6.7 oz (190 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)
10.1 lbs (4.6 kg)

Ice Quality Test

7.6
4.8
A hand reaching into a pitcher filter with a TDS meter showing zero on the reading and the Euhomy countertop ice maker to the right.
A hand reaching into a pitcher filter with a TDS meter showing zero on the reading and the Euhomy countertop ice maker to the right.
The EUhomy ice maker to the left and a bowl with 9 ice bullets on a scale measuring 49 grams.
A handheld measuring device holding up an ice bullet and showing its thickness to measure 4 millimeters.
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
5.6 g (0.2 oz)
0.13 oz (3.8 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.4
7.8

In The Box

The unboxed EUhomy countertop ice maker with an ice basket and ice scoop in the front of the machine with the user manual, and other bundled
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

The EUmony portable ice maker against a white background with annotations showing length 12.5, width 8.5, and height 12 inches.
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
8.5" (21.6 cm)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Depth
12.5" (31.8 cm)
12.5" (31.8 cm)
Height
12.0" (30.5 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Weight
16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)
18.0 lbs (8.2 kg)

Build Quality

8.6
8.2
The rear and right side view of the EUhomy countertop ice maker clearly showing ventilation holes in the stainless steel body.
The rear and right side view of the EUhomy countertop ice maker clearly showing ventilation holes in the stainless steel body.
The bottom of a portable countertop ice maker showing a stainless steel plate with ventilation holes.
A close up of a stainless steel extraction fan on the right hand side of a portable countertop ice maker.
A close up of the joinings and the ICE FULL sensor of a countertop portable bullet ice making machine.
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

8.5
6.8
Close up view of the control panel on the front of the EUhomy portable ice making machine.
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

7.7
7.1
A top down view of the plastic translucent gray colored lid of the EUhomy countertop ice maker.
A top down view of the plastic translucent gray colored lid of the EUhomy countertop ice maker.
Bullet-shaped ice being scooped out of the basket of a countertop ice maker.
Bullet ice displayed in a black enamel baking tray showing partly melted ice after the machine was left to run for 8 hours.
A hand with a black latex glove holding up partly melted ice from a portable bullet ice making machine.
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
Black non-transparent plastic
Plastic

Ice Basket

9.0
8.8
A close up of an ice basket from a countertop ice making machine against a gray marble-like background.
An empty ice basket being held up in front of a portable ice maker.
Length
7.5" (19.1 cm)
7.4" (18.8 cm)
Height
4.4" (11.2 cm)
4.5" (11.4 cm)
Depth
4.5" (11.3 cm)
4.3" (10.9 cm)
Material
Hard plastic
Hardish plastic

Water Reservoir

The top down view of the water reservoir of a countertop ice maker with no water inside.
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
1.7 qt (1.6 L)
1.6 qt (1.5 L)

Drainage Plug

A close up of the 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
Silicone
Silicone

Ice Scoop

A close up of a white plastic ice scoop against a gray marble-like background.
The ice scoop of a portable ice maker.
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard plastic

Cord and Plug

A three-pronged plug at the end of a black cord pictured against the body of a portable ice making machine.
A three pronged plug being held up in front of the Igloo logo on their countertop ice making.
Length
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
6.1 ft. (185 cm)
Plug Type
3-pronged
3-pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
7.5

Ease of Use

7.8
6.8
A hand pressing the select button on the EUhomy countertop ice maker with the power indicator lit up green.
A hand pressing the select button on the EUhomy countertop ice maker with the power indicator lit up green.
A hand scooping ice out of the ice basket of a countertop bullet ice maker.
Top down view of the EUhomy countertop ice maker showing condensation on the lid.
A view of metal ice making rods on a portable 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

8.2
8.4
The Euhomy portable ice maker operating on a countertop with a sound meter showing 67.5 decibels.
A sound meter showing 66.3 dB standing next to the air vent of a portable countertop ice maker.
Decibels
67.5 dB
66.3 dB

Cleaning

8.5
8.7
The water guard in the right hand corner of the water reservoir of a portable ice maker.
The water guard in the right hand corner of the water reservoir of a portable ice maker.
A close up of the drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
A side view of the stainless steel body of the EUhomy countertop ice maker.
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