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Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01 vs EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA Side-by-Side Comparison

Two countertop ice makers with original design features and similar performance scores. Read our appraisal for which design you may prefer and why the Silonn produces better quality ice.

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Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01 vs EUhomy Ice Maker IM-01-WA

Overall Verdict

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When comparing externals, the Silonn SLIM01 and the EUHomy IM-01-WA countertop ice makers both stand out from other ice makers. The EUHomy is made from brushed stainless steel with minimal plastic parts and thoughtful design for things like the ice basket and drainage plug. The Silonn has a wide and spacious control panel with a more open transparent design. The performance capacity of both machines was very similar producing around 14 lbs or more per 24 hrs with an average ice bullet weighing in at 5.6 g. However, the ice quality of the EUHomy was not the great with 7.3% consisting of broken or waste ice while for the Silonn the average was only 4%. 

Pros & Cons

  • Stainless steel body
  • Large transparent lid
  • Spacious panel
  • Solid external build
  • Front control panel
  • Ice basket design
  • Flimsy basket
  • Basket design
  • Performance
  • Visibility

Key Specs

Dimensions LxWxH
12 x 9 x 13 inches
12.5 x 8.5 x 12 inches
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
16.3 lb
Ice bullet sizes
Small / Large
Small / Large
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, L / S
Water reservoir
2.1 qt
1.7 qt
Average capacity / Basket
15 oz
15.6 oz

Where to Buy

Price at publication
$106.48
$100.99

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
7.2
6.7

Ice Capacity Test

6.9
6.1
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 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
95 min
112 min
Average Weight Basket
15 oz (427 g)
15.6 oz (441 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.6 oz (17 g)
1.13 oz (32g)
Capacity Hr
9.6 oz (273 g)
8.3 oz (236 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
14 lbs (6.5 kg)
14.8 lbs (6.7 kg)

Ice Quality Test

7.6
7.6
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 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 (5.6 g)
5.6 g (0.2 oz)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
8.3
8.4

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.
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 Silonn countertop ice maker set against a white background with annotations showing 9 inches width, 12 inches depth, and 13 inches height.
The EUmony portable ice maker against a white background with annotations showing length 12.5, width 8.5, and height 12 inches.
Width
9.0" (22.9 cm)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Depth
12.0" (30.5 cm)
12.5" (31.8 cm)
Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Weight
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)
16.3 lbs (7.4 kg)

Build Quality

8.5
8.6
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 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

9.5
8.5
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.
Close up view of the control panel on the front of the EUhomy portable ice making machine.
Buttons
On/Off Clean, 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

7.8
7.7
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.
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

7.0
9.0
A hand holding up a plastic ice basket for 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
7.0" (17.8 cm)
7.5" (19.1 cm)
Height
3.7" (9.4 cm)
4.4" (11.2 cm)
Depth
5.0" (12.7 cm)
4.5" (11.3 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 top down view of the water reservoir of a countertop ice maker with no water inside.
Capacity
2.1 qt (2 L)
1.7 qt (1.6 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 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 an ice scoop in front of the Silonn countertop bullet ice maker.
A close up of a white plastic ice scoop against a gray marble-like background.
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 at the end of a black cord pictured against the body of a portable ice making machine.
Length
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
6.1 ft (1.9 m)
Plug Type
3-Pronged
3-pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.0
8.0

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 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

8.0
8.2
A sound meter showing 68.2 decibels standing next to the extractor fan of the Silonn countertop ice maker.
The Euhomy portable ice maker operating on a countertop with a sound meter showing 67.5 decibels.
Decibels
68.2 dB
67.5 dB

Cleaning

7.8
8.5
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.
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