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Frigidaire Portable Ice Maker EFIC189 vs EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA Side-by-Side Comparison

The Frigidaire EFIC189 ice maker stands out for its modern, open design while the EUhomy is uniquely different. The Frigidaire, however, is by far the better machine and it looks good too.

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Frigidaire Portable Ice Maker EFIC189

EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA

Frigidaire Portable Ice Maker EFIC189 vs EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design15% Usability25% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 15%Design 25%Usability Frigidaire Portable...EUhomy Ice Maker IM...8.18.08.38.47.36.78.48.0
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The Frigidaire EFIC189 and EUHomy IM-01-WA are two quite different looking ice makers. The Frigidaire has a wide transparent lid surface with a smallish control panel at the rear. In contrast, the EUHomy has a translucent lid with low internal visibility and a user-friendly control panel on the front of the machine. Design differences aside, the Frigidaire produced 19.6 oz of ice in 103 min while the EUHomy only put out 15.6 oz in 112 min. Likewise, the Frigidaire produced perfectly formed ice bullets averaging 6.2 g per bullet while the EUHomy bullets were only 5.6 g per bullet. In addition to better performance, the Frigidaire has a much larger water reservoir of 2.2 liters (2.3 qt) compared to 1.6 liters (1.7 qt) for the EUHomy.

Pros & Cons

  • Performance
  • Production capacity
  • Internal visibility
  • Firm ice basket
  • Good insulation
  • Easy to clean exterior
  • Solid external build
  • Front control panel
  • Ice basket design
  • Ice basket fit
  • Drainage plug
  • Performance
  • Visibility

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
9.5 x 14.1 x 12.9 inches
12.5 x 8.5 x 12 inches
Weight
16.9 lbs (7.7 kg)
16.3 lb
Ice bullet sizes
Small and Large
Small / Large
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, L / S
Water reservoir
2.3 qt
1.7 qt
Average capacity / Basket
19.6 oz
15.6 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$99.99
$100.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.0
6.7

Ice Capacity Test

7.7
6.1
The Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker on a countertop with a full basket of ice and a timer showing 1 hr 48 min. In the background is a shelf with various kitchen appliances.
The Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker on a countertop with a full basket of ice and a timer showing 1 hr 48 min. In the background is a shelf with various kitchen appliances.
Ice taken from the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker in a plastic jug on a measuring scale showing a 608 grams in weight.
Top down view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 ice maker to the left with one load of ice removed and placed into a black colored baking tray on the right. Badly formed ice is seen separated into a bowl on a scale showing 15 grams.
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.
Average Time Basket
103 min
112 min
Average Weight Basket
19.6 oz (555 g)
15.6 oz (441 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.6 oz (10 g)
1.13 oz (32g)
Capacity Hr
11.4 oz (323 g)
8.3 oz (236 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
17.1 lbs (7.76 kg)
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)

Ice Quality Test

8.5
7.6
The Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker to the left and a bowl on a scale with one round of nine ice bullets measuring 63 grams.
The Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker to the left and a bowl on a scale with one round of nine ice bullets measuring 63 grams.
A measuring tong holding a typical ice bullet made in the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker. The ice bullet measures 1.1 inches in length.
A measuring tong holding a typical ice bullet made in the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker. The ice bullet shows a thickness of 0.5 inches.
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.
Average Weight Bullet
0.2 oz (6.2 g)
5.6 g (0.2 oz)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.3
8.4

In The Box

The Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker to the left with its box in the background to the right. In between is the included ice basket, ice scoop, and user manual.
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

Dimensions

The Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker against a white background with annotations showing the dimensions of 12.75 inches height, 13 inches depth, and 9.5 inches width.
The EUmony portable ice maker against a white background with annotations showing length 12.5, width 8.5, and height 12 inches.
Width
9.5" (24.1 cm)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Depth
12.8" (32.4 cm)
12.5" (31.8 cm)
Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Weight
17.0 lbs (7.7 kg)
16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)

Build Quality

9.0
8.6
Top down view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop ice maker with its lid open.
Top down view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop ice maker with its lid open.
Side view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop ice maker showing the quality of seem joining.
Side and rear view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop ice maker.
Bottom view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop ice maker.
Close up of the ice making rods and the Basket Full sensor on the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop bullet ice maker.
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.

Panel Design

7.5
8.5
Close up view of the panel of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
Close up view of the panel of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
Top view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker with the control panel clearly visible at the top rear of the machines with an extended view window.
Close up view of the control panel on the front of the EUhomy portable ice making machine.
Buttons
2 - On/Off, Select
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

7.5
7.7
Degraded ice shown in an ice basket of a portable ice maker after being left to run overnight for 8 hours.
Ice degradation shown in a baking tray after being left overnight in a working portable ice maker.
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.
Material
Transparent plastic
Black non-transparent plastic

Ice Basket

8.0
9.0
White hard plastic basket of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
A close up of an ice basket from a countertop ice making machine against a gray marble-like background.
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Height
3.6" (9.1 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Depth
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.5" (11.3 cm)
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard plastic

Water Reservoir

Top view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker showing its large 2.2 liter water reservoir.
Top view of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker showing its large 2.2 liter water reservoir.
Close up of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker showing its large 2.2 liter water reservoir.
The top down view of the water reservoir of a countertop ice maker with no water inside.
Capacity
2.3 qt (2.2 L)
1.7 qt (1.6 L)

Drainage Plug

Partially removed drainage plug from the bottom of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
A close up of the drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
Material
Hard plastic and silicone
Silicone

Ice Scoop

The included ice scoop of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
A close up of a white plastic ice scoop against a gray marble-like background.
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard white plastic

Cord and Plug

The white electric cord and three prong plug of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker picture against the front of the machine.
A three-pronged plug at the end of a black cord pictured against the body of a portable ice making machine.
Length
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Plug Type
3-pronged
3-pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.4
8.0

Ease of Use

8.5
7.8
Alt: The Select button being pressed on a countertop ice maker to choose the ice size.
Alt: The Select button being pressed on a countertop ice maker to choose the ice size.
Water being poured into the reservoir of the Frigidaire ice maker.
Ice being scooped out of the basket of a countertop portable ice maker.
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.

Noise

8.2
8.2
A sound meter showing 67.2 dB being emitted from the working Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
The Euhomy portable ice maker operating on a countertop with a sound meter showing 67.5 decibels.
Decibels
67.2 dB
67.5 dB

Cleaning

8.3
8.5
The empty water tank of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker with the water guard shown in the right hand upper corner.
The empty water tank of the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker with the water guard shown in the right hand upper corner.
Picture of the bottom drainage port and plug on the Frigidaire EFIC189 countertop portable bullet ice maker.
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.
Self Cleaning
Yes
Yes

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