Shaved Ice Machines

Written by Serena Berger
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There are many attributes you should consider if you are trying to find the right shaved ice machine for your business. Regardless of whether you have a concession stand as a novelty in your business or it's your full time occupation, you want a reliable machine that will enable you to offer a top quality product. If you have a high volume location, it is important to find a machine that can handle the volume, and which is safe and efficient.

Find a Safe and Efficient Shaved Ice Machine

You want to get a machine which is easy to operate and maintain. Ideally, you should be able to find a machine that anyone can learn to operate within half an hour, even with no prior experience. Some distributors offer videos that demonstrate the way to work their ice machines, and you should take advantage of that resource.

Different shaved ice makers produce flakes of ice of different thickness and size. You want to find one that you can adjust, if need be. No matter what, however, you want one which is capable of producing extremely fine shavings of snow which can absorb flavors fully.

Your safety and convenience as the operator of the machine are both very important. You want a machine with a strong revolving shield which will protect you from the ice, which spins when the machine is in use. Ideally, you will find a machine which also provides easy access when you are filling the customer's cup--the breadth of space under the shaving disc is what you're looking for, and you'd probably be happiest with something in the range of 10 inches. You should also check to see if your ice machine is approved by an independent public healthy company such as the NSF.

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