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  1. #1
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    Atosa Quality vs Competitors

    Looking for some opinions on the quality of Atosa equipment vs their competitors.

    I have a bar that wants to replace 2 large direct draw refrigeration units. My equipment supplier is recommending a couple of Atosa MKC90GR units. The price is very favorable, but I am wondering about their quality and ability to stand up to the environment they will be installed in. I also want to be sure I am giving my customer the right guidance. I don't want to recommend these if they are cheap in quality and won't last.

    Any help or opinions you guys might have would be greatly appreciated.

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    Atosa...also aurora brand...

    Easiest prep equipment i have worked on so far. Hands down. Once its empty, evap coil and fans are cake to get to.
    Unlike true. Lol

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    There all crap.
    7 1/2 years + if maintained
    Less then if not.

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    they are easy to work on, but aside from that, crap. We have been finding alot of leaks(warranty and nonwarranty service calls) in the evaporators, pretty consistantly in the same place. some trouble with finding parts also, and tech support is useless. true is expensive, and can be a pain to work on sometimes, but better quality and better support.

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    They’re pretty much junk. Parts can be hard to come by, specifically hardware. Everything about them is cheap, even the stainless it’s made out of is thin.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paklein View Post
    Looking for some opinions on the quality of Atosa equipment vs their competitors.

    I have a bar that wants to replace 2 large direct draw refrigeration units. My equipment supplier is recommending a couple of Atosa MKC90GR units. The price is very favorable, but I am wondering about their quality and ability to stand up to the environment they will be installed in. I also want to be sure I am giving my customer the right guidance. I don't want to recommend these if they are cheap in quality and won't last.

    Any help or opinions you guys might have would be greatly appreciated.

    There are generally two groups of equipment manufacturers and brands.

    One group is known for quality, and they cost more.

    The other group is trying to compete on price, because people are loathe to pay for quality.

    You get what you pay for.
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    Next time you step in a pile of dog poop .... as you are scraping it off you will understand my feeling towards Atosa

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    Company I work for sells them. Their warranty is very hard to deal with. Parts can be hard to get, their condenser fan motors are different than any others and PartsTown usually is out of stock. Hard to get even directly from Atosa.

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    I have one customer has a Mega top prep table , I removed those junk 24v fans and installed 4 ... 120v fans and wired "on" all of the time

    60 bucks a pop , but problem solved

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    I put a True evaporator coil in one of their prep tables.
    It was wait for God only knows how long or pick one up from the True dealer same day.

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