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VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker vs Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01 Side-by-Side Comparison

The Vivohome ice maker and the Silonn SLIM01 both stand out for their original control panel design. The Sillonn may be more modern-looking, but the Vivohome produced chunkier and better quality ice.

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VIVOHOME Automatic Ice Maker vs Silonn Countertop Ice Maker SLIM01

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Both the Vivohome automatic ice maker and the Silonn SLIM01 are distinctive for their user-friendly control panel design. The Vivohome is unusual for having its control panel on the front of the lid. The Silonn also has a spacious control panel but on the roof of the machine. The Vivohome has a larger water reservoir and more spacious basket and it produced 10.5 oz (289 g) of ice per hour whereas the Silonn managed 9.6 oz (273 g). Overall capacity for the Vivohome was 15.9 lbs compared to 14 lbs for the Silonn. The key difference, however, was with ice quality. The Vivohome has produced some of the best quality ice bullets with an average weight of 7 g per bullet and only 1% waste ice compared to only 5.6 g for the Silonn with 4% waste ice.

Pros & Cons

  • Large chunky ice bullets
  • Spacious control panel
  • Large ice basket
  • Reservoir capacity
  • Easy-to-clean body
  • Stainless steel body
  • Large transparent lid
  • Spacious panel
  • Lid insulation
  • Bulky design
  • Flimsy basket
  • Basket design

Key Specs

Price at publication
$133.64
12 x 9 x 13 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
Indicators
Add Water, Ice Full, Power, S / L
2.1 qt
Water reservoir
2.3 qt (2.2 L)
15 oz

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Analysis and Test Results

Performance

Overall Performance Scoring
8.5
7.2

Ice Capacity Test

7.5
6.9
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.
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.
Average Time Basket
115 min
95 min
Average Weight Basket
23 oz (561 g)
15 oz (427 g)
Average Waste Basket
0.2 oz (5.7 g)
0.6 oz (17 g)
Capacity Hr
10.5 oz (298 g)
9.6 oz (273 g)
Capacity24 Hrs
15.9 lbs (7.2 kg)
14 lbs (6.5 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.
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.
Average Weight Bullet
0.25 oz (7 g)
0.2 oz (5.6 g)

Design

Overall Design Scoring
7.6
8.3

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 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.

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 Silonn countertop ice maker set against a white background with annotations showing 9 inches width, 12 inches depth, and 13 inches height.
Width
13.1" (33.3 cm)
9.0" (22.9 cm)
Depth
9.5" (24.1 cm)
12.0" (30.5 cm)
Height
13.0" (33.0 cm)
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Weight
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)
15.0 lbs (6.8 kg)

Build Quality

8.0
8.5
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.
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.

Panel Design

8.9
9.5
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.
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.
Buttons
On/Off, Select
On/Off Clean, 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
7.8
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 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.
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.
A hand holding up a plastic ice basket for a portable countertop ice maker.
Length
7.9" (20.1 cm)
7.0" (17.8 cm)
Height
3.9" (9.9 cm)
3.7" (9.4 cm)
Depth
4.9" (12.4 cm)
5.0" (12.7 cm)
Material
Hard white plastic
Flexible 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 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.
Capacity
2.3 qt (2.2 L)
2.1 qt (2 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 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.
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.
A hand holding an ice scoop in front of the Silonn countertop bullet ice maker.
Material
Hard white plastic
Hard 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 picture in front of a portable ice machine which it serves
Length
5.8 ft. (1.8 m)
6.0 ft (1.8 m)
Plug Type
3-prong earthed
3-Pronged

Usability

Overall Usability Scoring
8.6
8.0

Ease of Use

8.7
8.0
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.
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.

Noise

8.3
8.0
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.
A sound meter showing 68.2 decibels standing next to the extractor fan of the Silonn countertop ice maker.
Decibels
66.6 dB
68.2 dB

Cleaning

8.5
7.8
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 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.
Self Cleaning
Yes
Yes