The Best Ice Crushers for Commercial Use
Having an ice crusher for your home use or commercial use proves to be convenient and interesting if you love ice in your slushies and drinks. There are many commercial ice shavers that are perfect to produce hand-made frozen drinks or ice cones for cafes, fast-food stores, snack bar, clubs, restaurants, carnivals, festivals and banquets.
In this article we go through the best commercial ice crushers available right now.
Let’s discuss the top 3 commercial ice crushers for 2019.
1888 Sno-King Professional Snow Cone Machine Review
This ice crusher is reliable and durable and boasts of processing up to 500 lbs of ice per hour. This machine is the ideal solution for large scale snow cone needs such as social gatherings and festivals. A heavy duty ice shaver, this snow cone machine can meet your ice demand without any complex operating procedures. The best feature is that you don’t have to clean it up frequently. The machine consists of a kill switch, a top-mounted motor and a drain hose allowing you to enjoy all the ice that you need for the event.
In order to operate the 1888 Sno-King Snow Cone machine, you have to open the feed lever. Then using an ice scoop you can fill the ice chute with bagged or cubed ice. This machine however is not intended for pellet or flake ice. You can then switch it on and press the red safety button with your left hand and gently pull down the feed lever with your right hand. The snow cone ice will start dispensing right away. When you are done, you can switch off the machine. Now you are all set to start shaping your snow cones.
Here are the specifications of the 1888 Sno-King Professional Snow Cone Machine:
Durable ¼ inch thick cabinet
500 lbs per hour capacity
Top mounted motor
Has a drain hose
1/3 horsepower motor, 1725 RPM, 6.8 amps
26″w x 14″d x 29″h
Weight – 45 lbs
Paragon Arctic Blast Snow Cone Machine Review
A sturdy snow cone machine manufactured by Paragon, the Arctic Blast is an economical option that is also hard-working. Its handy size lets it fit into smaller spaces and makes it easier to move about. The size of the machine does not stop it from shaving over 500 lbs of ice per hour. It’s the perfect way to make profit out of your business this summer don’t you think?
Let’s check out the Features of the Paragon Arctic Blast Snow Cone Machine:
Heavy Duty Motor – The machine features a 1/3 horsepower motor and boasts of 1725 RPM. If the motor is ever jammed, it uses a manual safety reset to prevent accidental start ups.
A Slanted Drain Deck – This is a removable, food grade plastic tray that drains moisture away from the ice while extending its shelf life. The 36 inch drain tube alleviates excess moisture.
Stainless Steel and Aluminum Structure – The cabinet of the machine is manufactured using stainless steel and aluminum allowing the machine to be durable for many years. It’s also easy to clean. The powder coat paint finish aids in resisting chipping
Spoke-Wheel Cart – This model comprises of a matching snow cone cart. Similar to the machine, the steel cart is also covered in chip resistant powder coat paint. It also includes a storage area for all your snow cone supplies while you can dismantle it quickly for transportation and storage purposes
Check out these Instructions for Blade Adjustments:
- Always make sure the machine is unplugged
- Then lay the unit on its side with the door of the unit facing up
- A hex wrench which is included in the pack can be used to loosen the screws on the blade assembly. This is done be reaching into the area that the ice falls from when grinding, then rotating the assembly and finding the set screws that you need to loosen. Remember to rotate the assembly again when the screws are loose or they will make contact with your hand when you try to remove the cutter assembly from the device
- Once this is done push the cutter assembly off the shaft and into the ice chute. Keep in mind to be careful not to cut yourself since the blades are really sharp
You can make use of a flat-head screwdriver to loosen the two screws on each of the blades
- A tip to remember is that you should move the blades ‘in’ to shave the ice finer or ‘out’ for crushed and course ice
- Once this is done, you can tighten the screws and reassemble the unit
Great Northern Popcorn Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine Ice Shaver Snow Cone Maker Review
If you are looking for a good quality commercial grade Ice Shaver, the Great Northern is one of the best options that you can purchase. This commercial quality machine features stainless steel shaving blades, 1 year superior warranty, high class performance as well as an industry leading 1/3 horsepower motor operating at 1725 RPM’s. The ice cone maker can produce over 350 lbs of ice an hour. The Great Northern has a reputation for quality and is a leader in the industry.
The solid high impact structure of the machine makes it very durable while it is light weight and easy to clean. Unlike the grainy ice that is produced by many ice shavers, this machine shaves ice at a somewhat slow pace producing the fluffiest ice that you can have.
Features of the Great Northern Popcorn Ice Shaver Snow Cone Maker:
Premium quality product and it utilizes a commercial heavy duty motor with 1/3 horsepower and 1725 RPM
The Ice machine boasts of a premium finish with a brass and stainless steel structure
Fully adjustable stainless steel blades which are replaceable
Has the ability to shave a block of ice that is has a 8” diameter and is about 6.5” in height
Block ice works great with machine
Shaves 6 lbs of ice per minute and more than 350 lbs per hour
The machine is 15″L x 12″W X 301/2″H and weighs about 55 lbs