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  • Quiet operation to reduce noise levels for customers, patients, or employees
  • Touch-free infrared sensors are more sanitary
  • Greaseless bearings and removable air filter saves time and maintenance costs
  • Intuitive diagnostics displays unit status, and alerts staff to descale and sanitize
  • Capable of producing 260 lb. of ice per day and storing up to 12 lb.
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Making and dispensing ice has never been easier than with this Scotsman HID312A-1A Meridian countertop air cooled freestanding ice maker and water dispenser.

Perfect for break rooms, hotels, and healthcare applications, the Scotsman HID312A-1A Meridian countertop air cooled freestanding ice maker and water dispenser can produce up to 260 lb. of nugget ice per day! It's a great way to provide employees, customers, and visitors with a refreshing glass of ice water. This machine comes with a 7 1/2' power cord with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

  • Made in America

    Made in America

    This item was made in the United States of America.

  • CE Listed

    CE Listed

    This item complies with the standards imposed by the Conformance European (CE), a division of the Intertek group.

  • UL US & Canada

    UL US & Canada

    This item has been tested and meets safety standards imposed by the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) for use in the United States of America and Canada.

  • ARI / AHRI

    ARI / AHRI

    This certification is awarded by the Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute to denote products of exceptional performance.

  • NSF Listed

    NSF Listed

    This item meets the standards imposed by NSF International, which focuses on public safety, health, and the environment.

  • 5-15P

    5-15P

    This unit comes with a NEMA 5-15P plug.

Durable Construction

Featuring a stainless steel evaporator and exterior panels, this dispenser ensures durability and long-lasting use in your establishment.

Ample Storage Capacity

This ice machine is designed to produce up to 260 lb. of ice per day with a 12 lb. storage capacity.

Sanitary Design

Because it dispenses ice right into the cup, it eliminates cross-contamination by removing scooping from the equation! The AgION antimicrobial treatment built into key ice contact areas helps to further minimize health risks.

Nugget Ice

Nugget ice is slow-melting and easy to chew, making it preferable to the cube-style ice found in most machines.

Quiet Operation

The Meridian's improved internal components provide a more quiet operation, helping reduce the noise level in your facility.

Compact Size

With its small footprint, you can rely on this combination ice and water dispenser to make the most of limited counter space or floor space when used with a dedicated equipment stand (sold separately). Its specially designed contoured sides ensure greater breathability in tight spaces and allow the use of an external air filter.

Easy Cleaning and Maintenance

A large, removable sink and grill along with a large dispensing area make it easier to clean the hard-to-reach places. Plus, this unit features an intuitive LED diagnostic light system to reduce service times, and a convenient USB drive for quick software updates.

Customer Q&A Ask a Question

Should I buy an air-cooled or water-cooled ice and water dispenser?
Air-cooled combination ice and water dispensers are the most common choice. They're more energy-efficient and use much less water than a water-cooled model. Unless you are replacing an existing water-cooled dispenser or are operating under very high ambient temperatures, you probably will want an air-cooled dispenser. It's a great idea to check what your existing dispenser is before placing your order so that the installation of the new one will go smoothly!
Why is a water filter automatically added to my cart with this item?
The use of poor quality feed water may void your equipment's warranty. Therefore, it’s important that your water be filtered to the highest quality and a compatible water filter will be included when you add this piece of equipment to your cart. You may remove the filter from the cart prior to purchase.
How long does it take this ice machine or ice bin to ship?
*Because this ice machine is stocked in WebstaurantStore warehouses, we are able ship orders placed before 12:00 PM EST on Monday through Friday within 4 hours. Due to carrier pick up schedules, any orders placed after that time will ship the following day. If the unit comes with both an ice machine and an ice bin, the two components will ship at the same time.
Why won’t clear cups work with my touch free water dispenser?”
This machine uses infrared beams to trigger dispensing. A clear cup will work if a non-transparent object is in-front of the sensor.
Will this ice machine meet my business’s ice demand?
Every business type has unique demands for ice. If you have any questions about how much ice you’ll need please reference our Types of Ice Machines buying guide.
My ice machine has been shut down, or not in use since the COVID-19 shutdowns, how should I restart it?
If your ice machine has been shut down or not in use for a prolonged period time, please reference your machine's user-manual for a restart procedure, often called “Winterization." Please reference your user manual or contact customer service with any questions.

Watch More Videos

Scotsman Meridian Series Ice and Water Dispensers

Scotsman's Meridian Series ice and water dispensers offer the perfect design for any establishment! Watch this video to learn more about these state-of-the-art, space-saving units.

Scotsman Touch-Free HID - SmoothStream™ Water Dispensing

With touch-free sensors and SmoothStream™ water dispensing technology to ensure consistent, mess-free dispensing, the Scotsman Meridian Series is sure to provide guests and staff with a user-friendly experience every time.

Scotsman Meridian Ice and Water Dispensers

Scotsman Meridian Ice and Water dispensers are the ideal solution for today's healthcare market delivering performance, efficiency, and the softest, most satisfying ice form available!

Scotsman Ice Featuring Russell Davis

Russell Davis from Bar Rescue explains the importance of ice in a cocktail. Learn about the different types of ice and the part Scotsman ice machines play in making ideal ice for your cocktails.

Thanks to their state-of-the-art technology and space-saving design, Scotsman’s Meridian Series ice and water dispensers are the best on the market.

The Meridian Series’ SmoothStream water dispensing technology reduces splashing to keep surfaces clean and dry. H2 nugget ice keeps to-go beverages at their ideal temperatures, while being preferred in dispensing applications for more reliable operation. Models come equipped with either touch-free dispensing or antimicrobial push buttons.

Cleaning your machine has never been easier with the fully removable storage bin, air filter, sink, grill, and spouts. Plus, the maintenance-free bearings assure a longer machine life and lower service costs.

With air- and water-cooled options as well as wall mount and countertop designs, Scotsman offers the perfect design for every establishment. These American-made ice and water dispensers are guaranteed to deliver impeccable drink service.

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The Meridian Series ice and water dispensers from Scotsman feature touch-free dispensing using infrared sensors. This unit conveniently dispenses both ice and water and its SmoothStream™ water dispensing technology produces a consistent stream and reduces splashing to keep the machine and surrounding areas clean. This technology comes standard on new units and a kit can be purchased for existing units. When compared to other dispensing machines, Scotsman's SmoothStream™ technology performs better at providing a steady stream and no mess. Visit scotsman-ice.com to learn more about this unit and other existing units.

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A new kind of ice and water dispenser from Scotsman giving you reliable performance quick and easy service and convenient cleaning. Reliable performance means best in class touch free dispensing technology gets you the ice you need. Our newest chew ice form, the H2 Nugget, is designed to dispense easily and reliably every time. Offset spout placement fits a variety of containers. Our exclusive grease-less bearing never requires lubrication reducing maintenance. Meridian features a reduced operation footprint relative to its capacity. Ideal for anywhere space is a concern. Contoured sides and an external air vent allow the unit to breathe with minimal side clearance. A newly designed fan blade helps ensure quiet operation, maintaining an optimal environment for patient care. Quick and Easy Service. Key components are easily accessible through removable panels. Storage bin can also be removed for easy cleaning and additional access. Internal LED indication lights keep maintenance staff informed of operation status and reduce service time. Exclusive USB connection allows for continuous software updates without replacing the control board. A QR code connects customers to unit specific parts lists, service manuals, and warranty history information. Convenient Cleaning. Built in antimicrobial protection helps ensure sanitary operation even between cleaning. External air filter provides quick access for rinsing and reusing. Angled front makes it easy to access spouts for regular cleaning. Uniquely designed sink and grill can be easily removed for cleaning. 4" optional adjustable legs allow easy cleaning underneath the unit. An optional stand with a locking door provides convenient extra storage. Wall mount units are also available. All models come with Scotsman's industry leading warranty. Reliable Performance Quick and Easy Service and Convenient Cleaning. The ideal solution for today's healthcare market delivering performance, efficiency, and the softest, most satisfying ice form available. That's the Meridian Series difference.

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What we're gonna do here, guys, is I wanna introduce you guys to Scotsman ice machines and what they're doing. People don't realize how important of an ingredient ice is in the cocktail. So the cocktail is an American invention, okay? It was invented in 1806, it's a defined term. So when you think about the culinary world, Japan's known for sushi, the French are known for their culinary techniques, and then America's known for being the inventors of the cocktail. And the cocktail is defined in 1806 as sugar, water, spirit, and bitters. And one of the most important ingredients of the cocktail is the water. Now what's the water? It's the ice, guys. So the ice is the most important ingredient that goes into a cocktail. If you think about it, what is the one ingredient that's in every cocktail? Ice. So ice is specifically very important and Scotsman's been around since 1921 as far as making ice machines and for 50 years they've been in the residential aspect of this, and they've really perfected what they're doing. So I really enjoy being able to work with them on this. And I'm gonna show you a couple of different kinds of ice cubes and we'll make a couple cocktails. We have a couple of different types of ice cubes that we're working with here. First, is this nugget ice. You guys all know what this is right? Everybody that's been to Sonic. This is a very iconic ice. Now when we make cocktails and when we're doing this, we're trying to make sure that we take you to a place. A cocktail is a visceral experience, it's a piece of my heart whenever I make it for you. Now what's amazing about this ice is that no one else can do this ice. This ice, it takes on flavor, it seeps in the flavor, and so it actually holds flavor so that you are able to kind of chew it up after. It is the original chewable ice. Okay guys, the other style of ice that we are doing is the original cubed ice. Beautiful, colorless, flavorless, crystal clear ice cube, right? Pretty damn sexy. Cool, yeah? It's alright to say yes. So I'm really lucky to be working with these guys, it's such an iconic ice that's been around since 1921. They have perfected the residential market for the past 50 years and they're just killing it. Killer company, killer people, and they have a killer product. So when you think of the most important ingredient that's in a cocktail it's the ice. The ice goes into every single cocktail, right? Even more than any other ingredient that's behind the bar. Besides my love.

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Overall Dimensions:
  • Width: 16 1/4 Inches
  • Depth: 24 3/8 Inches
  • Height: 35 Inches

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Warranty Info

RESIDENTIAL USERS: Vendor assumes no liability for parts or labor coverage for component failure or other damages resulting from installation in non-commercial or residential applications. The right is reserved to deny shipment for residential usage; if this occurs, you will be notified as soon as possible.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall User Rating: Scotsman HID312A-1 Meridian Countertop Air Cooled Ice Machine and Water Dispenser - 12 lb. Bin Storage

    4.3 stars from 4 reviews

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    1 out of 1 found this review helpful
    Great machine. Compact and quiet. There is an easy on/off switch hidden in the front that allows us to turn off the sensors when cleaning the machine. I only wish we had an option to switch between shredded ice and slightly larger cubes.
    Hello. This machine is small and quite. Very easy to use with the motion off and on, it is very easy to clean too. I would recommend this item!
    Good machine for a small office. Capacity usually keeps up as secondary ice maker for large office area. It makes the crushed ice that you get in many restaurants. It can be a little difficult reading clear acrylic cups or glass. The trick is to hold hand around the cup to create shadow, it will dispense just fine. Note, these machines are not water coolers, just water dispensers, you want to get ice first then water to chill it.
    I like this ice machine and water dispenser. Easy to use and install. Make sure you check the drain tube in the machine before installing it! Mine had come loose during shipment and leaked water after being installed. An easy fix, but it took a little while to figure out the problem.

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