Hoshizaki Ice Maker:  Hoshizaki Ice Maker Selection Guide

You’re considering a Hoshizaki ice maker, but how do you choose?  A Hoshizaki ice maker is a commercial machine used in hotels, hospitals, restaurants, bars, grills, catering, and other food service operations where you need just an ice maker with a bin or an ice maker with ice and/or water dispensers.

 

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When it comes to a commercial Hoshizaki ice maker, what you need to consider is the type of machine you need, its dimensions, how much ice the machine will produce daily, and what type of ice or shape of ice it makes.  Hoshizaki makes ice machines that will produce anywhere from 55 lbs. to over 2,400 lbs. daily.  They make machines with bins and machines with dispensers.  Hoshizaki also has one of the best warranties in the industry which can give you peace of mind for your business when purchasing an ice maker machine.Hoshizaki Ice Maker Logo View

What about the ice types or ice shapes?  You can buy a Hoshizaki machine that will produce the following types of ice:

  • Full or Square Cube – Restaurants often use these because they cool drinks quickly, but melt slowly.
  • Half Cube or Cubelets – Look for this to be used by restaurants to cut costs by putting more ice and less liquid in each glass.
  • Crescent Ice – Shaped like half-moons, this ice won’t stick together like some other shapes.  The ice makers in our list all make crescent-shaped ice.
  • Gourmet, Octagon, or Top Hat Ice – Top-of-the-line ice, these cubes are crystal clear and composed of 100% water thanks to its unique freezing process which eliminates all of the trapped air.
  • Flake Ice – Used mostly in food and beverage displays like seafood, this ice looks like small chips of ice.

Most Hoshizaki machines produce crescent ice.

How much ice do you need for your operation?  Here is a general guide provided by Hoshizaki:

  • Restaurants use an average of 2 pounds of ice per customer per day.
  • School and universities  average about 1.5 pounds daily per student per day
  • Hospitals cafeterias use about 1 pound of ice per person per day and an average of 10 pounds per bed.
  • Bars and cocktail lounges use about 3 pounds of ice per seat
  • Hotels, motels and lodging use about 5 pounds of ice per room
  • Caterers use about 1.5 pounds of ice per person

All businesses should add an additional 20-25% capacity to their commercial ice makers requirements to accommodate for future business growth.



This guide takes a look at some of the most popular Hoshizaki models spanning a variety of daily ice production volumes, machine types, and ice shapes.  None of these models is a portable ice maker.

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Take a look and see if one of these commercial-grade ice makers is the perfect model for your needs!

Hoshizaki Ice Maker:  Hoshizaki Ice Maker Selection Guide

Hoshizaki KM61BAH 15″ Stainless Steel Built-In Under Counter Ice Maker

Hoshizaki Ice Maker KM61BAH Full ViewThe Hoshizaki KM61BAH Undercounter Ice Maker is air-cooled, can handle demands up to 71 lbs. of crescent ice daily, and comes with a 38 lb. capacity bin.  With a stainless steel exterior and built-in design capability, the KM61BAH can handle the light to medium demands of your food service operation for example:

  • Restaurants – 35 customers/day
  • Schools and Universities – 45 students per day
  • Hospital Cafeterias – 70 people or 7 beds
  • Bars and Cocktail Lounges – 25 seats
  • Hotels, Motels, and Lodges – 15 rooms
  • Caterers – 45 people

Remember to add 20-25% for business growth.  This unit is a convenient size that will fit in smaller spaces in kitchens and other spaces.

Here’s what you need to know about this commercial ice machine.

Features

  • Capable of providing up to 71 lbs. of individual crescent ice cubes daily
  • Up to 38 lbs. of built-in ice storage capability
  • Tough stainless steel exterior
  • Front-in, front-out airflow
  • Stainless steel evaporator
  • Air-cooled condenser
  • Slide-in door
  • Removable air filter
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • CycleSaver Design produces the same quantity of ice in half the time of other ice machines. This results in a longer lifetime for your ice machine.
  • The EverCheck Control Board™ system sounds an audible warning when service is needed.
  • Dimensions are 17-3/4W x 24-1/4D x 39H inches

Hoshizaki KM61BAH Spec Sheet >>>

 

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Hoshizaki KM-151BAH Crescent Cube Ice Machine

Hoshizaki Ice Maker KM151BAH Full ViewThe Hoshizaki KM-151BAH Crescent Cube Ice Machine is air-cooled but it is also available in a water-cooled version model KM151BWH.

It is designed for medium-volume food service operations for example:

  • Restaurants – 75 customers/day
  • Schools and Universities – 95 students per day
  • Hospital Cafeterias – 150 people or 15 beds
  • Bars and Cocktail Lounges – 50 seats
  • Hotels, Motels, and Lodges – 30 rooms
  • Caterers – 95 people

Remember to add 20-25% for business growth.  This unit is a convenient size that will fit in smaller spaces in kitchens and other spaces.

Here’s what you need to know about this Hoshizaki ice machine.

Features

  • Capable of providing up to 146 lbs. of individual crescent ice cubes daily
  • Up to 78 lbs. of built-in ice storage capability
  • Durable stainless steel exterior
  • ADA-compliant ice bin opening
  • Front-in, front-out airflow
  • Stainless steel evaporator
  • Air-cooled condenser
  • Slide-in door
  • Removable air filter
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • CycleSaver Design produces the same quantity of ice in half the time of other ice machines. This results in a longer lifetime for your ice machine.
  • The EverCheck Control Board™ system sounds an audible warning when service is needed.
  • Factory warranty is 3-years parts and labor on the entire unit, 5 years parts and labor on the evaporator, 5 years parts on the compressor and air-cooled condenser coil
  • Dimensions are 23-3/4W x 28-1/4D x 39H inches (with 6 inch legs)

Hoshizaki KM-151BAH Spec Sheet >>>

 

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Hoshizaki KM260BAH 15″ Stainless Steel Built-In Undercounter Ice Maker

Hoshizaki Ice Maker KM260BAH Full ViewThe Hoshizaki KM260BAH Undercounter Ice Maker is air-cooled but it is also available in a water-cooled version model KM260BWH.  It is designed for higher-volume food service operations for example:

  • Restaurants – 120 customers/day
  • Schools and Universities – 120 students per day
  • Hospital Cafeterias – 240 people or 24 beds
  • Bars and Cocktail Lounges – 80 seats
  • Hotels, Motels, and Lodges – 45 rooms
  • Caterers – 150 people

Remember to add 20-25% for business growth.  This unit is a convenient size that will fit in smaller spaces in kitchens and other spaces.

Here’s what you need to know about these Hoshizaki ice maker machines.

Features

  • Capable of providing up to 268 lbs. of individual crescent ice cubes daily
  • Up to 100 lbs. of built-in ice storage capability
  • Durable stainless steel exterior
  • ADA-compliant ice bin opening
  • Front-in, front-out airflow
  • Stainless steel evaporator
  • Air-cooled condenser
  • Slide-in door
  • Removable air filter
  • Energy Star Qualified
  • CycleSaver Design produces the same quantity of ice in half the time of other ice machines. This results in a longer lifetime for your ice machine.
  • The EverCheck Control Board™ system sounds an audible warning when service is needed.
  • Factory warranty is 3-years parts and labor on the entire unit, 5 years parts and labor on the evaporator, 5 years parts on the compressor and air-cooled condenser coil
  • Dimensions are 30W x 28D x 39H inches (with 6 inch legs)

Hoshizaki KM260BWH Ice Machine Spec Sheet >>>

 

Hoshizaki DCM-300BAH-OS, 321 Lbs. Ice/24Hr Cubelet Ice Machine and Dispenser

Hoshizaki Ice Maker DCM300BAH-OS Full ViewThe Hoshizaki DCM-300BAH-OS is capable of supporting the ice making and dispensing needs of larger food service operations.  This model also has an optional SD-500 ice machine stand.  It is designed for higher-volume food service operations for example:

  • Restaurants – 160 customers/day
  • Schools and Universities – 210 students per day
  • Hospital Cafeterias – 320 people or 32 beds
  • Bars and Cocktail Lounges – 110 seats
  • Hotels, Motels, and Lodges – 65 rooms
  • Caterers – 160 people

Remember to add 20-25% for business growth.  This unit is a convenient size that will fit in smaller spaces in kitchens and other spaces.

Here’s what you need to know.

Features

  • Ice and water dispenser
  • Capable of providing up to 321 lbs. of individual easy-to-chew cubelet ice daily
  • Up to 40 lbs. of built-in ice storage capability
  • Remote sensor hands-free operation
  • Sealed LED housing eliminates possible electrical shorts
  • Corrosion-resistant stainless steel exterior
  • Air-cooled condenser
  • Removable air filter
  • Protected by H-GUARD Plus Antimicrobial Agent
  • CleanCycle12TM – Every 12 hours, unit performs 20 minute purge to rid itself of impurities
  • Factory warranty is 3-years parts and labor on the entire unit, 5 years parts on the compressor and air-cooled condenser coil
  • Dimensions are 26W x 22-1/2D x 40H inches without stand.  SD-500 stand is 25-9/10W x 22D x 32-3/4H inches.

Hoshizaki DCM-300BAH-OS Spec Sheet >>>

http://www.hoshizaki.com/docs/color-specs/DCM300BAHOS.pdf

Hoshizaki Ice Maker Comparison Chart

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TitleHoshizaki AM50BAE 15" Stainless Steel Built-In Undercounter Ice MakerHoshizaki KM61BAH 15" Stainless Steel Built-In Undercounter Ice MakerHoshizaki KM201BAH 15" Stainless Steel Built-In Undercounter Ice MakerHoshizaki KM-151BWH Ice Maker With BinHoshizaki KM260BWH 237 Pound SelfContained Ice Maker With CycleSaver DesignHoshizaki KM260BAH 15" Stainless Steel Built-In Undercounter Ice MakerHoshizaki DCM-300BAH-OS, 321 Lbs Ice/24Hr Cubelet Ice Machine and Dispenser
FeatureFull Size Crescent Cubes
22 lb. Storage Capacity
115V
Air Condenser
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Half Size Crescent Cubes
38 lb. Storage Capacity
115V
Air Condenser
Half Size Crescent Cubes
80 lb. Storage Capacity
115V
Air Cooled Condenser
Water cooled condenser increases efficiency
Produces 130 crescent cubes per cycle
Requires no filter changes
Features stainless steel exterior for long-lasting durability
EverCheck alert system notifies you when the unit needs service
Up to 215 lbs. of ice production per 24 hours
Built-in 80 lbs. ice storage
Individual Crescent Cube
Ice bin opening is ADA complient
Stainless steel evaporator
Produces Crescent Cube Ice
Air Cooled Condenser
Up to 268 lbs. of ice production per 24 hours
Built-in 100 lbs. ice storage
Factory Warranty: 3 years parts and labor on entire unit, 5 years parts and labor on evaporator and 5 years parts on compressor; air-cooled condenser coil
Produces Cubelet Ice
Durable stainless steel exterior
Up to 321 lbs. of ice production per 24 hours, with 40 lbs. built-in storage
Dispenses ice and water
Factory Warranty: 3 years parts and labor on entire unit machine and 5 years parts on compressor, air-cooled condenser coil
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