Hoshizaki AM-50BAE Customer Reviews
Product Code: 440-AM50BAE
This was recommended as being the best machine on the market and they were right. I have talked to other homeowners where their machine has broken down after just a few years. We have used this machine for nine years now and the only problem I had was a pump that stopped working a few months ago. I was able to fix the pump by ordering one online now its working like new now. I would recommend this ice machine to anyone for home use. It makes enough ice for a large family or when you have a gathering at your house. Ice recovery is fast and after being completely empty will fill up in about 12 hours.
i have owned three ice makers. I threw out a GE as it was so noisy. All the others broke and required expensive service. GE was worst, Uline broke many times too. Kenmore not so much. Hoshizaki is the only one i would ever buy again.
Overall seems to be a very good ice maker. Quiet, doesn't throw off too much heat and makes nice relatively thick top-hat style ice cubes that last a while. Much nicer than my more expensive U-line.
nice door ramp to shield those dropped, easy to install
This is our third ice maker. This one is doing great and runs quieter than the other two. We are very satisfied and would use KaTom again. Shipped in less than a week, no questions, no hassles. Very pleased.
This produces ice by contiually spraying water onto the freezing cylinders. As such, when it is making ice it produces some noise while it constantly sprays the water. It isn't that it is unusually loud, it is just that the noise is frequent, because when it is making ice is keeps spraying water constantly. When ice in the storage bin melts down, it begins making more ice. The storage bin doesn't seem to be refrigerated as far as I can tell. It just acts like a cooler that holds the ice as the bottom layers melt and get replaced by fresh top layer ice. This machine is meant to produce ice quickly for fairly high volume ice users. It is not the most economical/practical for home owners. Homeowners would be better served with an ice maker that stores ice at freezing temperatures with less turn over of new ice. Having said that, since I did already buy it, I just turn off the machine when I don't expect to use it in the near future. It does produce a lot of ice quickly. I'd give it 5 stars for office/small restaurant/dormitory use, but 4 stars for home use for reasons stated above.
We are very happy with this ice machine , if rom the minute we hooked it up , it's been producing plenty of ice for our needs , it's located outside , I have delt with many ice machines over the years and you can tell it is put together well .
I purchased this ice machine to provide us with extra ice that our refrigerator could not provide. WOW! This little unit exceeds all of my expectations. Simple installation, quiet operation and all the ice that I can use. Beautiful, clear cubes look great in all beverages.
My third Hoshizaki ice maker of this make/model. This machine is easy to maintain and clean, and doing so will extend it's life for many years. Note this product does not come with an internal water pump, however Hoshizaki makes a pump that is designed to fit inside the housing of the ice maker, and it is easy to install if you have any aptitude for this sort of thing. I've installed external pumps for this Hoshizaki, but found the Hoshizaki brand pump to be the best solution, for the ice maker has internal electrical connectors in place for a "bolt on" application. Instructions to install both ice maker and the pump from Hoshizaki were very simple and helpful. My pump came with all necessary hardware to install - i would ensure yours does too. Great ice maker!
We bought an ice maker from you several months ago for a bar area in our living room and were so impress with it that when we finished our addition of an entertainment room we bought another one for in there. Makes plenty of ice and I like the large style cubes. They don't melt as fast. Looks sleek and clean. Goes with any decor.