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.
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.
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.