Hoshizaki AM-50BAE Undercounter Top Hat Ice Maker - 55-lbs/day, Air Cooled, 115v

KaTom #: 440-AM50BAE • MPN: AM-50BAE
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Hoshizaki AM-50BAE Description

The Hoshizaki AM-50BAE undercounter ice maker offers production of as much as 55 pounds per 24 hours, which, combined with its compact design, makes it perfect for low-demand venues like stadium and executive suites, lake houses, and nurse's stations. It can also hold as much as 22 pounds of ice in its built-in bin. Thanks to its UL listing for outdoor use, it's also great for patio bars and pool decks. The top-hat-style gourmet ice this unit produces is perfect for high-end uses and is especially prized for cooling premium liquors, thanks to the fact that its large, solid composition offers maximum cooling and melts slowly.

This unit fits under counters that are at least 34 inches high and will require the purchase of drain pump 440-HS5061 for applications without direct access to a floor drain. Thanks to its front-breathing design, this air-cooled ice maker doesn't require clearance on the sides or behind its narrow, 1478-inch-wide body. Its condenser offers longer-lasting operation thanks to a design that uses fewer parts that can break or wear out, while its surgical-grade stainless steel evaporator is durable and can withstand nearly any cleaner. The water-handling system of this machine is easily disassembled, making cleaning simple.

Product Details

  • Air cooled
  • Fits under counters at least 34 in. high
  • 55 lbs./24 hrs. production capacity
  • 78 in. dia. x 1 in. H gourmet top hat ice cubes
  • 22-lb. integral storage bin capacity
  • Fewer moving parts offer longer-lasting performance
  • Power switch easily accessible without panel removal
  • Stainless steel construction
  • Front-breathing design requires no clearance on sides or behind
  • Water circuit is easily disassembled for cleaning
  • Surgical stainless steel evaporator is easy to clean
  • 115 V/60 Hz/1 ph, 3.4 A, NEMA 5-15 plug
  • 12-in. FPT water inlet and drain
  • Overall dimensions: 1478 in. W x 2258 in. D x 3312 in. H
  • NSF certified; cULus listed; UL approved for outdoor use

Indoor / Outdoor Ice Maker

  • Designed to withstand outdoor conditions in a covered setting
  • Great for patio bars and poolside cabanas
  • Tested in ambient temperatures of 45-100 degrees F
  • Water temperature range of 45-95 degrees F

Simple Design for Longer Life

  • Condenser designed with fewer parts that can break or wear out
  • Surgical-grade stainless steel evaporator requires less cleaning than nickel-plated versions
  • Working parts are accessible from the front for easy maintenance
  • Power switch easily accessible without removing panel

Ice Maker With Bin, Cube-Style, air-cooled, self-contained condenser, approximately 55-lb production/24 hours, Top Hat style full cube, 22 lb. storage bin capacity, 115v/60/1-ph, 3.4 amps, NSF, UL (outdoor use)

*The warranty will not be honored for residential or non-commercial use of any Commercial Equipment.

Hoshizaki AM-50BAE Specifications

PDF Spec Sheet
Manufacturer Hoshizaki
24 Hr. Production 55 lbs
Compressor Air Cooled
Height (in) 33.5
Ice Type Top Hat
Voltage 115/60/1
Width (in) 15
Bin Capacity 22 lbs
Warranty 2-yr. Parts & Labor
Weight 115.00
Hoshizaki AM-50BAE Certifications
  • UL
  • NSF

Hoshizaki AM-50BAE Customer Reviews

  • 4.6 out of 5
  • 11 reviews
  • 5 Stars: (7)
  • 4 Stars: (4)
  • 3 Stars: (0)
  • 2 Stars: (0)
  • 1 Stars: (0)
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Rick the doctor said...
"This ice maker is awesome. My wife eats ice daily directly from the machine and it tastes great. We haven't used our freezer ice maker since. Thi..."

Paul said...
"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 broke..."

LARRY said...
"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 bro..."

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  • 4.6 out of 5
  • 11 reviews
  • 5 Stars: (7)
  • 4 Stars: (4)
  • 3 Stars: (0)
  • 2 Stars: (0)
  • 1 Stars: (0)
  • Blows Scottsman away

    By on August 24, 2015

    "This ice maker is awesome. My wife eats ice daily directly from the machine and it tastes great. We haven't used our freezer ice maker since. This unit is replacing an Scottsman unit that just doesn't compare. This is disappointing as I always prefer to support US made !"
  • Best on the market

    By on January 22, 2015

    "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."
  • Awesome

    By on December 21, 2014

    "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."
  • Good Unit

    By on August 3, 2012

    "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 to have ice

    By on August 1, 2012

    "nice door ramp to shield those dropped, easy to install"
  • Great product and service

    By on July 30, 2012

    "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."
  • Best for High Volume Use

    By on June 28, 2012

    "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."
  • Great product and great company to work

    By on January 18, 2012

    "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 ."
  • Excellent product!

    By on September 26, 2011

    "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."
  • Excellent ice maker

    By on February 28, 2011

    "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!"
  • Best icemaker on the market

    By on November 11, 2009

    "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."
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