The day is finally here. You've been waiting for this day. Your Electric Hawaiian Shaved Ice Maker is begging to shave its first batch of fluffy snow. Go ahead and remove the contents of your box. Inside your box, you will find the following items.
Your first step to using your ice shaver, believe it or not, doesn't include the machine! Before you can shave ice, you need...ICE! Start off by filling your ice molds with water and then placing them on a level surface in the freezer until the water is completely frozen. Oftentimes, we tend to fill ours in the evening and let it freeze overnight. Standard household ice cubes (produced from most residential refrigerators) may be used instead of ice blocks, however, the shaved ice produced from ice cubes will not be as fluffy as shaved ice produced from ice blocks. For the best snow, we recommend using the two molds we included with your machine. We also sell additional ice molds if you need more.
After you have ice, it's time to assemble and use your machine. Always ensure that the appliance is switched off and that it is not plugged into an electrical outlet before you assemble and dismantle the ice shaver. To begin, place the support base on your work surface. Insert the ice crusher cup into the support base ensuring that the ice crusher cup is completely inserted into the base. Position the non-slip mat on the support base and place a small bowl or ice cup (not supplied) on top of your mat. The small bowl or ice cup will be used to catch the ice as it is shaved.
Remove the frozen ice molds out of the freezer and extract the frozen round ice block from the plastic ice mold. For the fluffiest snow, allow your ice block (or cubes) to thaw for about 5 minutes (the pros call this tempering). During the freezing stage, the block of ice may become dome-shaped. If this should happen, place the dome-shaped side of the ice block down into the machine. The flattest side of the ice block should be facing up.
Now, it's time to start shaving. Place the motor unit on top of the ice. Plug the ice shaver into an electrical outlet. Gently press and hold the gray on/off button while applying pressure to the top of the motor unit. The motor unit will begin to shave the ice block or ice cubes. As you're shaving, you can choose to stop shaving halfway through the block or you can shave the entire block. One block of ice produces about 16 oz. of freshly shaved ice. To stop the motor unit from shaving, remove your hand from the on/off button. Unplug the ice shaver from the electrical outlet immediately after use.
After shaving an ice block or ice cubes, a thin block of ice will remain inside the ice crusher cup. The remaining ice must be thrown away before a new ice block is inserted into the ice crusher cup. When removing the remaining ice block, use caution and pay special attention to the blade and avoid all contact with the blade to prevent injury to yourself or others.
At this point, you can add your favorite Premium Hawaiian Shaved Ice Syrup and enjoy!
Cleaning this machine is a cinch. Simply dismantle the appliance in the reverse order to the procedure described for assembling it. During cleaning, use caution and pay special attention to the ice shaver blade and avoid all contact with the blade to prevent injury to yourself or others. Avoid using abrasive detergents or cloths. The motor unit may be cleaned with a slightly damp cloth but do not soak or immerse the motor unit in water or other liquid. All the machine parts other than the motor unit may be washed in warm water with a mild soap and rinsed with water or washed in a top rack of a dishwasher at a temperature no higher than 150°F. Make sure you never wash the motor unit in the dishwasher. Dry all the parts paying particular attention to the blade before storing your appliance.
Assuming you use your Hawaiian Shaved Ice Maker once a day, we suggest changing your blade every year. We carry spare shaved ice machine blades and changing your blade is simple. Always take a good look at your current blade before changing. To remove the blade, simply loosen the two screws and slide the blade up and away from yourself being careful not to slice your fingers. Once your blade is removed, take your new blade and carefully slide it in from the top of the ice crusher cup down the open blade area. Slide the notches in the blade under the washers and screw heads. Adjust your blade so the bottom aligns with the bottom of the angled blade support. For smoother ice, adjust your blade down and for a crunchier ice adjust your blade slightly higher. Finally, tighten your screws firmly making sure not to over tighten.
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