Summary: "We purchased our Kitchen Aid ice maker back in July and are loving it! There is always plenty of FRESH ice available since the unit recycles the old. My husband is very particular about his ice cubes and he loves the ice that this unit makes.
Summary: This is far noisier than even my dishwasher. In fact, a conversation cannot be held while it is filling or draining. Rediculous! Also, cubes are too small- much smaller than the typical ice maker in an ordinary fridge-freezer.
Summary: We remodeled our kitchen and used Kitchenaide Stainless Steel products...not a cheap undertaking. After 5 years the fan on this ice maker blow out without notice and consequently the compressor burnt out as well. Since it was just past the warranty period it would take over $900 to fix. Needless to say, we are replacing it with a different brand.
Summary: We've only had this icemaker installed for about three weeks in our poolhouse. So far, so good. It cranks out the ice. Built-in pump is a great feature. When it's pumping/filling, you definitely know it's there from a noise stand-point. Make sure it has a lot of ventilation - I've got a good two inches beteween the top of the icemaker and the granite, and you can easily feel the heat it pushes out (versus the GE Profile inside the house). Overall, we're very satisfied.
Summary: This ice maker is very poorly designed. It uses a tremendous amount of water becuase of the way it makes ice. It puts a ridiculous amount of heat and for the winter months it was great. Unfortunately we thought Kitchen aid was a very respected brand. We have had trouble from the beginning and basically the representatives of Kitchen aid say it is supposed to use this amount of water and yes they agree it puts out way to much heat.