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Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01 vs CROWNFUL Ice Maker Side-by-Side Comparison

The Silonn SLIM 01 is an average performing countertop ice maker. It has some unique design features, as does the Crownful. The Crownful is a compact machine with distinct performance differences.

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Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01

CROWNFUL Ice Maker

Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01 vs CROWNFUL Ice Maker

Overall Verdict

Ranking by
OverallScore Performance60% Design15% Usability25% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 15%Design 25%Usability CROWNFUL Ice MakerSilonn Countertop I...6.65.67.88.17.67.28.38.0
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The Silonn SLIM 01 and the Crownful are two nicely designed countertop ice makers. The Silonn has a spacious V-shaped control panel and a wide transparent lid. Other parts like the ice basket and drainage plug are generic and of lower quality. The Crownful avoids generic parts with a custom-designed ice basket, scoop, and a control panel using icons. That said, the Crownful is essentially a compact ice maker whereas the Silonn is a larger, standard-sized machine. The Silonn’s performance is comparatively average compared to similar machines, although better than the Crownful. The Crownful takes longer to produce less ice, the ice quality is not as consistent, and the bullet size is smaller.

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel body
  • Large transparent lid
  • Spacious panel
  • Compactness
  • High visibility
  • Ice scoop
  • Ice basket
  • Flimsy basket
  • Basket design
  • Control panel
  • Varying ice quality

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
12 x 9 x 13 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
Small / Large
Water reservoir
2.1 qt
6 icons
Average capacity / Basket
15 oz
1.3 qt (1.2 L)

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.2
5.6

Ice Capacity Test

6.9
5.9
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.
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
95 min
87 min
Average Weight Basket
15 oz (427 g)
10 oz (284 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.6 oz (17 g)
0.5 oz (14 g)
Capacity Hr
9.6 oz (273 g)
6.9 oz (196 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
14 lbs (6.5 kg)
10.4 lbs (4.7 kg)

Ice Quality Test

7.6
5.1
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.
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 (5.6 g)
1.14 oz (4.01 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.3
7.8

In The Box

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.
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

The Silonn countertop ice maker set against a white background with annotations showing 9 inches width, 12 inches depth, and 13 inches height.
An annotated diagram of the Crownful countertop ice making showing dimensions of 9 inches across, 11.2 inches depth, and 11 inches height.
Width
9.0" (22.9 cm)
11.2" (28.4 cm)
Depth
12.0" (30.5 cm)
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
11.0" (27.9 cm)
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
13.0 lbs (5.9 kg)

Build Quality

8.5
8.0
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.
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

9.5
7.6
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.
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 Clean, 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

7.8
7.3
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.
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
A hand holding up a plastic ice basket for a portable countertop ice maker.
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
3.7" (9.4 cm)
3.5" (8.9 cm)
Depth
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.2" (10.7 cm)
Material
Flexible plastic
Hard Plastic

Water Reservoir

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.
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
2.1 qt (2 L)
1.3 qt (1.2 L)

Drainage Plug

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.
A hand holding the plug to a water reservoir on a countertop bullet ice maker.
Material
Plastic and silicone
Silicone and plastic

Ice Scoop

A hand holding an ice scoop in front of the Silonn countertop bullet ice maker.
An ice scoop being held in front of a portable ice making machine.
Material
Hard plastic
Hard white plastic

Cord and Plug

A three pronged plug at the end of a black cord picture in front of a portable ice machine which it serves
A three pronged plug being held up to the front of a portable ice maker.
Length
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
5.9 ft. (1.8 m)
Plug Type
3-Pronged
3-pronged earthed

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
8.1

Ease of Use

8.0
7.8
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.
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

8.0
8.7
A sound meter showing 68.2 decibels standing next to the extractor fan of the Silonn countertop ice maker.
A sound measuring meter standing next to the fan vent of a portable ice maker and measuring 65.5 dB as a reading.
Decibels
68.2 dB
65.5 dB

Cleaning

7.8
8.4
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.
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

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