Scotsman HID525A-1 Meridian Nugget Ice & Water Dispenser

Scotsman HID525A-1 Meridian Nugget Ice & Water Dispenser

The Scotsman HID525A-1 Nugget ice maker can make an incredible 500 pounds of ice per day. It scores highly on quality and is the closest home machine to a professional grade ice maker. All of this comes at a premium and is one of the most expensive nugget ice makers on the market.


  • High volume of ice (500lbs a day)
  • Appliance quality
  • Infra red dispense feature
  • Practical


  • Expensive (top end of the market)
  • Heavy
  • Waterline needs replacing on a regular basis


Rolled ICE Cream Mix Rating: 2.5/5


Brand: Scotsman

Ice Storage Capacity: 25 pounds

Daily Maximum Production: 500 pounds per day

Weight: 208 pounds

Dimensions: 24.25"D x 27.13"W x 41.5"H

Water hook up required: Hook up to water supply

Self-cleaning system: Unknown


The Scotsman HID525A-1 Meridian Nugget Ice & Water Dispenser delivers top-notch performance in terms of ice-making capabilities. It produces up to 500 pounds of ice per day and dispenses ice and water quickly and efficiently. The nugget ice produced by this machine is soft, chewable, and perfect for drinks. The water dispenser is easy to use and produces cold, refreshing water. Overall, the performance of this machine is impressive and reliable.

Design and Ease of Use

The Scotsman HID525A-1 Meridian Nugget Ice & Water Dispenser is designed to be user-friendly and easy to operate. It has a sleek and modern design that complements any environment. The touchless activation feature makes it easy to use without the need for physical contact, making it a hygienic option in busy environments. The four-section dispenser offers plenty of space to fill cups, bottles, or even large containers. The dispenser's height can also be adjusted to accommodate various container sizes.

The Scotsman HID525A-1 is the big brother of the Scotsman UN0815A-1 so if you are lacking in space then it is worth checking out both models before making your decision.


The Scotsman HID525A-1 Meridian Nugget Ice & Water Dispenser is easy to maintain, thanks to its built-in diagnostics system that alerts the user when there is an issue that requires attention. It has a self-cleaning system that keeps the machine hygienic and running efficiently. Additionally, the machine is made of high-quality materials that are easy to clean and maintain.

Value for money

The Scotsman HID525A-1 Meridian Nugget Ice & Water Dispenser is a high-end machine that comes with a premium price tag. However, its excellent performance, user-friendly design, and low maintenance requirements make it a worthwhile investment for businesses that require a reliable and efficient ice and water dispenser. It's worth noting that the machine's price point is justified by its high-quality materials, construction, and performance.

Where to Buy

The Scotsman HID525A-1 is available from the following distributors:

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