Anyone have a Hoshizaki residential ice machine? Vs Manitowoc
We use A LOT Of ice between my family and our entertaining, so as crazy as it sounds, this is not a decision I take lightly. :)
I am deciding between the Manitowoc residential Undercounter Ice machine (SM-50) which is also the SubZero ice maker (just difference in handle and the scoop holder, machine for SZ) and the Hoshizaki residential model AM-50BAE Undercounter Ice Makers.
The Manitowoc has been reviewed as a high-quality machine, fairly quiet (all the SZ folks talk about theirs being quiet as well) and the ice is nice and clear. Also like the 2 and 4 hour delay, plus the ease of changing the filter.
Then I am also considering the Hoshizaki - Does anyone have the Hoshizaki and can share their experience?
Hoshizaki is the top ice machine maker out there, known for quality and quiet (as quiet as they can be.) The top-hat ice is a slightly smaller size than the Manitowoc which I'd prefer, but I'd love to know if anyone has one.
This link is for the spec sheet:
Below is to one website selling it (where it has good reviews) - but I would be getting it through our local appliance store who provides excellent service.
Been striking out here on Gardenweb lately so hoping maybe if anyone's out there, they will be able to pass on their experience. Thanks, in advance, for your help!
Here is a link that might be useful: Hoskizaki AM-50B AE Undercounter Ice Machine