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VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker vs AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B Side-by-Side Comparison

The Vivohome and AGLucky HZB-12/B ice makers are two practically designed machines. Their performances are closely matched with the Vivohome having a slight edge over with better ice quality.

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VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker

AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B

VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker vs AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design15% Usability25% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 15%Design 25%Usability VIVOHOME Automatic...AGLucky Ice Maker H...8.48.57.68.67.97.97.97.8
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The VivoHome and AGLucky HZB-12/B ice makers are two practically designed machines. The VivoHome has an upfront user-friendly control panel on its lid while the AGLucky has a wider view window with a raised control panel on the roof. The VivoHome, being slightly bulkier, has a wider ice basket and larger ice reservoir. Capacity performance is very similar at around 16 lbs. However, the VivoHome has produced some of the chunkiest ice bullets we have seen with an average of 7 g per bullet, sometimes reaching 8.7 g, compared to only 6.3 g for the AGLucky. In terms of waste ice produced, the VivoHome was 1% and the AGLucky 2%. Which machine to choose depends largely on the grade of ice you prefer and the design.

Pros & Cons

  • Large chunky ice bullets
  • Spacious control panel
  • Large ice basket
  • Reservoir capacity
  • Easy-to-clean body
  • Overall performance
  • Ice quality
  • Raised control panel
  • Lid insulation
  • Bulky design
  • Flimsy ice basket
  • Internal visibility

Key Specs

Price at publication
$133.64
9.5 x 13 x 12.75 Inches
Dimensions
L13.1 x W9.5 x H13 inches
15 lbs
Weight
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
Small / Large
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
1.9 qt
Water reservoir
2.3 qt (2.2 L)
16 oz

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
7.9

Ice Capacity Test

7.5
7.4
A full basket of ice being removed from a countertop bullet ice maker.
Removing a full basket of ice.
A full basket of ice being removed from a countertop bullet ice maker.
A full basket of ice from the Vivo Home countertop ice maker being weighed in at 576 grams. The ice is in a jug resting on a digital scale.
A stop watch showing 1:44:57 or the typical amount of time taken to produce a full basket of ice with the Vivo Home countertop ice maker.
A sample of ice bullets produced from the Vivo Home countertop ice maker held between two gloved hands.
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.
Average Time Basket
115 min
90 min
Average Weight Basket
23 oz (561 g)
16 oz (456 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.2 oz (5.7 g)
0.32 oz (9 g)
Capacity Hr
10.5 oz (298 g)
10.7 oz (304 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
15.9 lbs (7.2 kg)
16 lbs (7.3 kg)

Ice Quality Test

9.9
8.6
Nine ice bullets in a small dish on a scale showing 78 grams or the typical amount of ice produced in one round of ice making by the Vivo Home portable ice maker.
Nine ice bullets in a small dish on a scale showing 78 grams or the typical amount of ice produced in one round of ice making by the Vivo Home portable ice maker.
An ice bullet from the Vivo Home countertop ice maker being measured and showing a diameter of 25 cm.
An ice bullet from the Vivo Home portable ice maker being measured and showing a length of 25 cm.
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.
Average Weight Bullet
0.25 oz (7 g)
0.2 oz (6.3 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
7.9

In The Box

The navy blue Vivo Home countertop ice maker picture from above with the contents of the box displayed to right namely the user manual, a removable ice basket, and an ice scoop.
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.

Dimensions

An annotated picture of the Vivo Home countertop ice maker showing dimensions of width 9.5 inches, depth 13.1 inches, and height 131 inches.
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.
Width
13.1" (33.3 cm)
9.5" (24.1 cm)
Depth
9.5" (24.1 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
12.8" (32.4 cm)
Weight
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
8.2
The navy blue Vivo Home portable ice maker pictured with the ice basket and ice scoop in front.
The navy blue Vivo Home portable ice maker pictured with the ice basket and ice scoop in front.
A picture of the underside of the Vivo Home countertop ice making machine.
The rear view of the Vivo Home countertop ice maker.
A close up of the body and extractor fan of a navy blue portable ice maker.
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.

Panel Design

8.9
9.0
A top down view of the lid and control panel of a portable countertop ice maker.
A top down view of the lid and control panel of a portable countertop ice maker.
A close up view of the panel of the Vivo Home portable ice maker with the Ice Full alert showing up in red.
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.
Buttons
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

5.8
7.1
The lid of the Vivo Home countertop ice making machine being held up with black-gloved hand.
The lid of the Vivo Home countertop ice making machine being held up with black-gloved hand.
Close up of a lid on a countertop ice maker showing a gap in the lid joining.
The degree of ice degradation after the Vivo Home countertop ice maker was left running overnight.
A close up view of a hand holding ice left overnight in a portable ice maker.
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.
Material
Plastic
Transparent plastic

Ice Basket

8.3
7.0
A picture of an empty ice basket resting inside a portable countertop ice making with the scoop placed inside.
A picture of an empty ice basket resting inside a portable countertop ice making with the scoop placed inside.
A hand holding up an empty ice basket in front of a portable ice making machine.
A top down view of an ice basket and ice scoop resting next to a portable countertop ice maker.
Top down and close up view of a plastic ice basket for a portable ice making machine.
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Height
3.9" (9.9 cm)
3.8" (9.7 cm)
Depth
4.9" (12.4 cm)
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Material
Hard white plastic
Soft plastic

Water Reservoir

Water being poured from a jug into the Vivo Home portable ice maker.
Water being poured from a jug into the Vivo Home portable ice maker.
A close up of water inside the reservoir of a portable countertop ice machine.
Top down view of the water reservoir of the AGLucky Ice Maker HZB-12/B.
Capacity
2.3 qt (2.2 L)
60.0 fl oz (1.8 L)

Drainage Plug

A close up of the plastic and silicone drainage plug found on the bottom of a portable countertop ice maker.
Hard plastic tether connected to plug
Close up of a detached drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
Material
Plastic and silicone
Plastic and silicone

Ice Scoop

A hand holding up an ice scoop pictured against the background of a portable countertop ice making machine.
Top down and close up view of a generic ice scooper for a portable countertop ice making machine.
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard white plastic

Cord and Plug

The white three pronged plug of a portable countertop ice maker pictured against the background of the technical information sticker on the back of the machine.
The three pronged plug of a portable countertop ice maker pictured against the background of the lid.
Length
5.8 ft. (1.8 m)
5.9 ft (1.8 m)
Plug Type
3-prong earthed
3-Pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.6
7.8

Ease of Use

8.7
7.5
A man standing behind a navy blue Vivo Home ice maker and giving a thumbs up.
The Vivo Home gets our ‘thumbs up’!
A man standing behind a navy blue Vivo Home ice maker and giving a thumbs up.
A finger pointing to an Ice Full red alert indicator on a portable countertop ice maker.
A sticker on a countertop ice maker showing technical information and a caution about risks and a notice for proper disposal.
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.

Noise

8.3
8.1
A sound meter standing upright near the fan vent of a navy blue Vivo Home portable ice maker and showing 66.6dB on the screen.
Vivo Home measured 66.6 dB.
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.
Decibels
66.6 dB
67.7 dB

Cleaning

8.5
8.5
The lid of the Vivo Home navy blue portable ice maker being held open.
The open lid of the Vivo Home.
The lid of the Vivo Home navy blue portable ice maker being held open.
The removed white silicone and plastic drainage plug of a countertop ice maker held up for a closer view.
The front of a countertop ice maker being wiped down with detergent and a pink cloth.
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.
Self Cleaning
Yes
Yes

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