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VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker vs EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA Side-by-Side Comparison

The VivoHome and the EUHomy are two very different looking machines. While the EUHomy has an overall better build quality and design, its performance fell short. See our data scores and comparisons.

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VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker

EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA

VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker vs EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA

Overall Verdict

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OverallScore Performance60% Design15% Usability25% ScoreOverall 60%Performance 15%Design 25%Usability VIVOHOME Automatic...EUhomy Ice Maker IM...8.48.57.68.67.36.78.48.0
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The EUHomy ice maker impressed with its overall good design and build quality. It has a wider view lid than the VivoHome, however it is not transparent but a translucent gray color. The EUhomy avoids generic options with thoughtful design features for the ice basket, drainage plug, and a well-fitting lid. The VivoHome has a user-friendly and spacious control panel, but the lid is not so well designed for insulation. On the other hand, the VivoHome impressed with its top performance producing 10.5 oz (298 g) per hour compared to EUhomy’s 8.3 oz (235 g). Ice quality for the EUhomy was below par with ice bullets averaging only 5.4 g while ice waste or broken ice was a whopping 7.3%. By comparison, the VivoHome averaged 7 g per bullet, sometimes reaching 8.7 g, and waste ice was only 1% of the total yield.

Pros & Cons

  • Large chunky ice bullets
  • Spacious control panel
  • Large ice basket
  • Reservoir capacity
  • Easy-to-clean body
  • Solid external build
  • Front control panel
  • Ice basket design
  • Lid insulation
  • Bulky design
  • Performance
  • Visibility

Key Specs

Price at publication
$133.64
12.5 x 8.5 x 12 inches
Dimensions
L13.1 x W9.5 x H13 inches
16.3 lb
Weight
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
Small / Large
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, L / S
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
1.7 qt
Water reservoir
2.3 qt (2.2 L)
15.6 oz

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
6.7

Ice Capacity Test

7.5
6.1
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 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
115 min
112 min
Average Weight Basket
23 oz (561 g)
15.6 oz (441 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.2 oz (5.7 g)
1.13 oz (32g)
Capacity Hr
10.5 oz (298 g)
8.3 oz (236 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
15.9 lbs (7.2 kg)
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)

Ice Quality Test

9.9
7.6
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.
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
0.25 oz (7 g)
5.6 g (0.2 oz)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.4

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.
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

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.
The EUmony portable ice maker against a white background with annotations showing length 12.5, width 8.5, and height 12 inches.
Width
13.1" (33.3 cm)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Depth
9.5" (24.1 cm)
12.5" (31.8 cm)
Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Weight
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
8.6
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.
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

8.9
8.5
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.
Close up view of the control panel on the front of the EUhomy portable ice making machine.
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
7.7
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.
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
Plastic
Black non-transparent plastic

Ice Basket

8.3
9.0
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.
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
3.9" (9.9 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Depth
4.9" (12.4 cm)
4.5" (11.3 cm)
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard 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.
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

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
A close up of the drainage plug on the bottom of a countertop portable ice maker.
Material
Plastic and silicone
Silicone

Ice Scoop

A hand holding up an ice scoop pictured against the background of a portable countertop ice making machine.
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 three pronged plug of a portable countertop ice maker pictured against the background of the technical information sticker on the back 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
5.8 ft. (1.8 m)
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Plug Type
3-prong earthed
3-pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.6
8.0

Ease of Use

8.7
7.8
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.
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

8.3
8.2
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 Euhomy portable ice maker operating on a countertop with a sound meter showing 67.5 decibels.
Decibels
66.6 dB
67.5 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.
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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