You guys were a big help to me last year with my Scotsman machine (see http://www.hvac-talk.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=150385) but it died on me again (molds won't get cold), and I'm ready to buy a new machine.
I've got it narrowed down to either a Manitowac or Hoshizaki machine, both are close in specs, and will fit under the counter where the Scotsman lies dead now.
I like the 3 year warranty on the Manitowac, but curious why the Hoshizaki is more, and rated at 51 lbs. vs. the 53 lbs. for the Manitowac.
I'm pretty sure I'll go with the Manitowac, but if anyone can suggest why not, or another brand/model to consider, I'm listening.