If you are deciding between Whynter ICM-15LS, ICM-200LS and ICM-201SB ice cream maker, the comparison below that shows you the difference and similarities between them will help you make an informed decision.
The ICM-15LS and ICM-200LS come with an Aluminum bowl whereas the ICM-201SB included bowl material is Stainless Steel.
Whynter also makes stainless steel bowls for the ICM-15LS and ICM-200LS that can be purchased separately.
Control Panel and Display:
The control panel on the three models are a bit different.
The ICM-15LS has 3 buttons:Power,Start/Stop,Timer; a small LCD display to show time and temperature(alternate); 2 indicator lights: Mixing Indicator and Cooling Indicator. It does not have a separate button that allows you to select the mode you want. When you press START/STOP button, it begins mixing immediately and cooling starts 2 minutes later, during the ice cream making process, you can press START/STOP button to turn on/off the churning function. The cooling function remains on. Not as intuitive as the ICM-200LS and ICM-201SB that feature a Menu button to choose between 3 modes.
The ICM-200LS has five buttons: Power, Start/Pause, Menu, Time+, Time-; a LCD display to show time and modes: Ice Cream, Cooling Only, Mixing Only. But no temperature readout.
The ICM-201SB has 4 buttons: Power, Start/Pause, Menu, Timer; a LCD display to show time, internal temperature, and modes: Ice Cream, Cooling, Mixing.
On the ICM-15LS, the operation time you can select are: 10, 20, 30, 40, 50 and 60 minutes, the preset time is 60 minutes, pressing the Timer button will lower the timer by 10 minute increment.
On the ICM-200LS, the operation time you can select is 5 to 60 minutes, you can press the Time+ button to increase the operation time or press the Time– button to decrease operation time by one minute increment.
On the ICM-201SB, the operation time you can select is 5 to 60 minutes by one minute increment, you can press the Timer button to increase the operation time starting from 5 minutes and up to 60 minutes.
Extended Cooling Feature:
All of them have the Extended Cooling Feature. If the appliance is not turned off in 10 minutes, they automatically enter into a Extended Cooling Function to prevent the mixture from melting, this function help keep the yummy frozen when you are away.
For ICM-15LS, when the set operation time has elapsed, the cooling function continues to run without churning function for 10 minutes in every other 10 minutes for a total of one hour.
For ICM-200LS, in this function, the compressor will come on and the display will flash
“COOL” for a ten-minute cycle for a total of one hour.
For ICM-201SB, in this function, the compressor will come on in six-minute cycles for two
The blade design on these 3 Whynter are a bit different from each other.
This is a noticeable difference that you can easily find out. The ICM-201SB has upright housing, its footprint is smaller and takes up less space than ICM-15LS and ICM-200LS.
The ICM-200LS and ICM-201SB have a capacity of 2.1 quarts while the ICM-15LS is 1.6 quarts.
The power specs of ICM-200LS and ICM-201SB are: 110/120V 60Hz, 180 watts, 3 amps.
The power specs of ICM-15LS are: 110/120V 60Hz, 150 watts,2.4 amps
There are also difference on dimension and weight, and some similarities between them, read the comparison table below to learn more details:
|Type||Ice Cream Maker||Ice Cream Maker||Ice Cream Maker|
|Power||110/120V 60Hz, 180 watts,3 amps||110/120V 60Hz, 180 watts, 3 amps,||110/120V 60Hz, 150 watts,2.4 amps|
|Capacity||2.1 quarts (2 liter)||2.1 quarts (2 liter)||1.6 quarts(1.5 liter)|
|Housing||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel||Stainless Steel|
|Blade||BPA-Free Plastic||BPA-Free Plastic||BPA-Free Plastic|
|Temperature Range||-0.4°F to -31°F / -18°C to -35°C||-0.4°F to -31°F / -18°C to -35°C||-0.4°F to -31°F / -18°C to -35°C|
|Extended Cooling Function||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||24.25 lbs||24.25 lbs||27 lbs|
|Dimensions||12.5″ W x 10.75″ D x 14.25″ H||16.75″ W x 11.25″ D x 10.25″ H||18.5″ W x 11″L x 10″|
|Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty||1 Year Limited Warranty|