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wonderful but expensive
An under the counter ice maker is expensive but wonderful. ALWAYS buy the five year warranty on this product. Also (this is a must) get a sheet metal pan built if this is...Read complete review
An under the counter ice maker is expensive but wonderful. ALWAYS buy the five year warranty on this product. Also (this is a must) get a sheet metal pan built if this is going in cabinets. That way, if there is a malfunction the water runs out the front and you can see the water. (the pan should have a one inch lip on back and sides and flat in the front) The cleaner is expensive - there may be other cheaper products available that do the same thing. The ice maker is a very popular appliance in our home. I'm rating the performance fair because it does break down - hence the need for the five-year warranty.
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Ice too small and melts fast
I live in southern California and bought this ice maker as a way not to run out of ice during entertaining. I like the machine but the ice is way too...Read complete review
I live in southern California and bought this ice maker as a way not to run out of ice during entertaining. I like the machine but the ice is way too small.....I didn't consider the size of the ice when ordering this machine but it is a big thing.since the cubes are small they melt faster them larger cubes. this machine is not a freezer but rather a place that makes and stores ice which is constantly replenishing itself. This will run all day and night. It does make lots of ice and is a little noisy. If you like small melting ice this is the machine for you.......
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Filter very difficult to change filter.
from Chickamauga, GA
Comments about KitchenAid 15 " Automatic Icemaker:
This is my first stand alone ice maker. I like everything about it except when I attempted to change the filter. It was very difficult to grasp the filter to change.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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from Rancho Palos Verdes, California
I bought this as a replacement of similar model that was breaking down frequently and had it installed 1/15. It broke down 10 months later (fortunately under warranty). It broke down again this week and condenser already needs replacement. I can see the writing on the wall and replace it with a more reliable unit. I don't recommend this ice maker to anyone
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Perfect size and capacity
I bought about 3 months ago! We've had an older model in our pool house for about 5 years so it was a no brainier when we finished basement to install one in the bar area.
Second ice maker and no ice again
The first ice maker had constant repairs from the time we installed it. They finally replaced it and now we are going through the same issues with the second ice maker.
Love this ice maker
from Richmond, TX
We remodeled our kitchen this summer and this was my big luxury item. Now that I have it, it really is a luxury. We always have ice not matter how many people are at our house or if I need to fill an ice chest. I'm so happy we went ahead and installed it. It works great and has great tasting ice.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
Not good so far!
from Marrero La.
We built a new home and installed all Kitchen Aid appliances. We moved in to the home in October and already the ice maker has broken twice. We called the local dealer where all of the appliances were purchased and was told that even though the appliances are only 2 1/2 MONTHS old, it has to be repaired 3 times before Kitchen Aid will CONSIDER swapping the appliance out with a new one. WOW I hope I have better luck with the rest of my appliances!
(0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)
Not a refrigerator
By Sew bear
from Lafayette, la
When I purchased this item it said refrigerator. The word refrigerator was on the box too. However be warned it is not and therefore the ice is always melting. Otherwise it works ok but it will continue to make new ice as it melts going through the filter faster. Also ice melts quickly in you glass as a result. I do use it because the filtered ice tastes like spring water!
Don't know what I'd do without this!
By The farmers kitchen
I don't know what I'd do without this. We don't buy bottled drinks in our house. We use Ice for everything. When full we bag the ice so we never run out. When leaving out of town we bag Ice and shut it off to prevent any issues if there's a water leak power surge etc...The only thing I'd like to see improved is the noise level. It is louder than I would have imagined but not something I would get rid of it for.
By stevie d
from North Ogden, UT
I have been very happy with the performance of this unit. Great finishing touch to my home bar.
Happy I bought it!
I spoke to a number of end users before I purchased and KitchenAid was their first recommendation in terms of the quality, ease of maintenance and best cube design!
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