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Questions About Machines?

What is the difference between the S900A Shaved Ice Shaver and the S700 Snow Cone Machine?
What are ice molds? Why do I need an ice mold?
How many servings can you get from one block of ice?

How long does it take to shave a serving of shaved ice with the S900A Shaved Ice Shaver and the S700 Snow Cone Machine?

Does the S900A Shaved Ice Shaver accept cubed ice?
Does the S700 Snow Cone Machine accept block ice?
How often do I need to change blades?

Does the machines come with a warranty?
Where can I order additional ice molds or blades for my ice shaver?

Do you have complete home packages available that include the ice shavers, flavors and accessories?

Are the machines you sell designed for commercial or industrial use? Do you have commercial or industrial shaved ice machines?

 



Shaved Ice - Snow Cone Machines FAQ

 



What is the difference between the S900A Shaved Ice Shaver and the S700 Snow Cone Machine?

 

We're glad you asked. We offer two HawaiianShavedIce.com brand electric machines, a Shaved Ice Machine (S900A) and a Snow Cone Machine (S700).

 

The Shaved Ice Shaver (S900A), shaves small round blocks of ice. Each Shaved Ice Shaver machine comes with 2 round, plastic, ice molds in which you use to freeze your own ice blocks.  Each ice block will yield around 2 eight-ounce servings. The ice produced by the Shaved Ice Shaver (S900A) is smoother and fluffier than the ice produced by the Snow Cone Machine (S700).  The Shaved Ice Machine will accept regular ice cubes however it is not recommended.

The Snow Cone Machine (S700) shaves ordinary ice cubes taken directly from your freezer. The snow that it produces is crunchier than the Shaved Ice Shaver (S900A).  The Snow Cone machine is the safest machine out of the two for kids.

Each machine performs equally as well as the other. If you desire a smoother ice, we suggest the Shaved Ice Shaver (S900A), if you are more concerned about convenience, go with the Snow Cone Machine (S700).  Each machine can shave an eight ounce serving of shaved ice in about 10 to 15 seconds.

Both machines are available with any complete home package that we sell.  Our home packages come complete with machines, syrups and accessories. Simply choose the machine that you would like under the options for any package.

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What are ice molds? Why do I need an ice mold?


True Hawaiian Shaved Ice is shaved from an ice block in order to produce the fluffiest snow possible. Each Shaved Ice Shaver (S900A) machine comes complete with 2 ice molds that you use to freeze your own ice blocks. Simply fill the ice mold with water, place the mold in a freezer and wait for the water to freeze. After the water has frozen, simply place the ice block in the machine to shave your ice.  Each block of ice will yield around 2 eight ounce servings of shaved ice.

Our ice molds are sold in sets of three.  We suggest always having a few extra sets on hand.  To stock up on block of ice, you can freeze the ice in advance and then empty the blocks into freezer storage containers or bags.  Once the ice molds are emptied, you can freezer another batch of blocks and repeat the process.  This is a easy way to build up your block ice supply.

Ice molds are not needed with the Snow Cone Machine (S700) because this machine only accepts ice cubes.

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How many servings can you get from one block of ice?

 

Each block of ice will yield around 2 eight ounce servings of shaved ice.

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How long does it take to shave a serving of shaved ice with the S900A Shaved Ice Shaver and the S700 Snow Cone Machine?

 

You can shave a serving of shaved ice in about 10 to 15 seconds with both machines.

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Does the S-900A Shaved Ice Shaver accept cubed ice?

 

The Shaved Ice Machine will accept regular ice cubes however it is not recommended.

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Does the S-700 Snow Cone Machine accept block ice?

 

No, the Snow Cone Machine will only accept common types of household cube ice.

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How often do I need to change blades?

 

If the machine is used daily, we suggest changing blades about once a month.  If your machine is used one a week, blades should be changed about once a year.  We always suggest keeping a few spare blades on hand.

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Does the machines come with a warranty?

 

Yes, both electric ice shavers that we sell come with a one year limited manufacturers warranty.  Please note however that we have less than a 1% return rate for any reason.  These machines are built very well and hold up great.  Very rarely do we have to replace defective machines.  

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Where can I order additional ice molds or blades for my ice shaver?

 

Visit our accessories page for help with ordering spare ice blades or sets of ice molds.

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Do you have complete home packages available that include the ice shavers, flavors and accessories?

 

Yes!  In fact our complete home packages are the most popular items that we sell.  All our home packages come complete with either ice shaver machine, syrups, bottle pourers, spoonstraws, snow cone cups, a Hawaiian lei and a recipe booklet.  Visit our complete home packages page for additional information.  They make great gifts! 

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Are the machines you sell designed for commercial or industrial use? Do you have commercial or industrial shaved ice machines?

 

No, our ice shavers on our website at www.HawaiianShavedIce.com are only designed for home use.  They work great for birthday parties, pool parties, family reunions or small school function.  However our machines are not designed for heavy-duty use.  If you are looking for commercial shaved ice and snow cone equipment and supplies please visit our sister website at www.1-800-Shaved-Ice.com.  This site is dedicated to the shaved ice and snow cone business.

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