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Manitowoc (SM-50A) - 53 lb Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine - SM 50 Series

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Specifications

Ship Weight 114 lbs.
24 Hour Yield 53 lbs.
Amps 4.1
Condenser Air
Dimensions (H x W x D) 33.5" x 14.75" x 22.75"
Horsepower .17
Hz. 60
Ice Machine Type Undercounter
Ice Storage Capacity 25 lbs.
Ice Type Octagonal
Phase 1
Power Usage 7 kWh/100 lbs.
Voltage 115
Water Usage for Ice 43 gal/100 lbs

Manufacturer Spec Sheet

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Product Details

The 53 lb Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine – SM 50 Series (SM-50A) by Manitowoc may be small, but it needs no babysitting. Its simple upright design makes this ice bin is an excellent choice for self-service in a wide range of locations. Since it automatically refills itself with fresh, filtered ice, it’s perfect for hotels, home bars and much more. This quiet machine even easily installs within cabinets for stylish, ease of use, that's never in the way.

Features

  • Lighted bin makes seeing and scooping ice so easy
  • Built-in ice scoop holder is a sanitary way to store your scoop
  • Automatic ice making mode is always working when you need it to most. 
Benefits
  • If an issue should ever creep up, this ice machine is covered by a 3 year parts and labor warranty
  • Integrated filtration system keeps ice tasting great, while inhibiting build-up of scale on the machine
  • Warning light alerts you when it’s time to change the filter so you’ll always have fresh, filtered ice

Editorial Review

Great for Home Use


This light-duty ice machine is great for home use and use in small offices because if you do not have a floor drain, you can get a plumber to install a sump pump. It makes 52 pounds of ice every 24 hours and has 25 pounds of storage, making it ideal for small kitchens. One thing to keep in mind is that you should probably have a Manitowoc contractor install this machine, or else get someone you are positive knows what they are doing, because any problems caused by poor installation are not covered under warranty if you do not use one of Manitowoc’s people. It makes “shot glass ice” which is bigger ice that is shaped like a shot glass. The potential disadvantage of this style of ice is that it is not very chewable; if that is a quality you are looking for in ice. However, these cubes will melt slowly and looks fantastic in rocks glasses. If you pride yourself on your high-class home bar or if you enjoy high end scotch or other liquors, this ice machine is a must have.

Customer Reviews

53 lb Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine - SM 50 Series is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 9.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Works well. No real problems. I wish that the size of the ice cubes was smaller. We use ice in many blended drinks and the large cubes are hard on the blender. I like the compact size. It is short enough to fit comfortably under the counter. The stainless steel construction on the front and sides makes it easy to clean. The size of the scoop provided with the ice maker is a little too small for the size of the cubes that the machine makes. IT IS LOUD. When the ice cubes fall, they make a lot of noise due to their large size. In a home, this is not a good thing since people sleep here.
Date published: 2011-12-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Absolutely Fantastic Ice Machine I bought this exact model a few years back and people, let me tell you... if my Wife ever threw me out of the house, I would be leaving in my Corvette Convertible and this ICE Machine in the passenger seat!  Holy Cow is it awesome.  And that 24 lb yield is religiously there... 
Date published: 2013-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hands down, The best of the type... I bought this machine a year ago. It replaced a Sub Zero that was twice the cost. Although the Sub Zero made similar size cubes it was difficult to clean and a regular maintenance problem. After three years I removed it and used it to prop up an end of my welding bench; after all, it was PRETTY. I had a plate style before that that made smaller square cubes and was NOISY (actually melted them out a sheet with a wire grate). Not very reliable. Buy this one, use the recommended filters and cleaning solutions and your ice machine headache just got better.
Date published: 2014-08-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from We needed an ice maker for our office of approximately 100 people so it needed to be able to take alot of use. After speaking with one of your reprsentatives - this was what was recommended for our budget. We received fast delivery and it is working wonderfully. We were so impressed with your company - we bought a microwave and now I am going to purchase another. Thank you!
Date published: 2010-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unit is as described. The exterior will match any high-end decor. The interior is very nice and easy to clean.The ice scoop holder and LED blue interior light are a very nice addition. The machine is a great producer of ice and the quality is amazing, crystal clear mini shot glass's
Date published: 2010-03-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Perfect Ice Machine I ordered this Manitowoc ice maker for our city library to replace a Scotsman that quit working. It has a much nicer look to it than the one it was to replace. Unfortunately it was just 1/2" too tall to fit into the same space as the Scotsman. I am in the process of finding another Manitowoc that will fit the opening.
Date published: 2014-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We are a Child Care Center and Preschool Program who operates an additional Free Summer Lunch Program, and the Ice machine has been great for filling the Salad Bar and holding all the cold items cold for the lunch program. We are very happy with this item.
Date published: 2010-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A bit noisy but efficient. Directions were a bit confusing and was difficult to install drain pump but we got it in.
Date published: 2010-12-03
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Customer Questions

Is there a video on how to install drain pump

Asked by: rome
Unfortunately there is not a video. You can find the drain pump installation process on Manitowoc's website:http://manitowocice.com/minisite/service/servicedownloads. Select "Owner/Instruction Manual", "SM-50A undercounter ice machine", and then "SM-50A undercounter Installation, Use and Care Manual". The procedure is quite simple.
Answered by: Manitowoc Ice Expert
Date published: 2015-05-22

Does this machine have an enclosed drain pump or not?  Very confused with your product descriptions. Thanks. 

Asked by: Need ice asap
The drain pump for this machine is an add on. The pump you will want to order is the Manitowoc K-00376.
Answered by: Manitowoc Ice Expert
Date published: 2015-04-20

Does the optional drain pump interlock with the SM-50A such that a high level in the drain pump will shut down the power to the ice machine as other ice machine such as Kitchenaid?

Asked by: JDellis
Unfortunately our pump does not shut down the machine if the rise of the drain is too high.
Answered by: Manitowoc Ice Expert
Date published: 2015-03-27

Does this come with a pump for water drainage?

Asked by: Mosquires
Thank you for your inquiry. The Manitowoc (SM-50A) - 53 lb Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine - SM 50 Series does not come standard with a drain pump, but it is available as an option (product number K-00376). Please contact an account manager directly at 1-877-877-5655 to discuss technical specifications, configuration options and pricing.
Answered by: gracey
Date published: 2014-12-24

Will this machine work in a covered outdoor kitchen.

Asked by: Iceman
The Manitowoc (SM-50A) - 53 Lb Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine can be used in a covered outdoor kitchen, however, the ambient air temperature and water temperature will effect the ice production.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-08-28

If I have a floor drain under this ice maker, do I still need a pump?

Asked by: Mike51
If you have a floor drain nearby then you do not need to have a pump. The pump is only necessary if the drain is at an angle, or too far away, so that gravity cannot pull the water to the drain.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-08-26

Will the SM 50 accomodate a custom door overlay like other residential undercounter machines?

Asked by: vaneveryman
The Manitowoc (SM-50A) - 53 Lb Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine cannot accommodate a custom door overlay.
Answered by: LauraB
Date published: 2013-08-15

Is the front of this machine white or stainless steel in color?

Is the front of this machine white or stainless steel in color?
Asked by: Anonymous
This Manitowoc 53 pound Self-Contained Cube Ice Machine (SM-50A) has a stainless steel front, sides and top.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2013-06-01
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