Making shaved ice can be a lot of fun, provided your machine is in working order. After a good amount of use, your ice shaver may not be producing the light, fluffy flakes that you expect, which means the blade has become worn out and itís time for them to be replaced. If you fail to do this, youíre sacrificing the quality of your product, as your machine will actually stop shaving the ice and will simply break it down. This crushed ice unfortunately doesnít hold flavored syrups well resulting in a disappointing dessert.

WHEN TO REPLACE YOUR BLADES
When you use rusty blades, it can actually make the ice unsafe for consumption. So, when you are starting to notice a difference in the consistency of your ice itís definitely time to replace your blade. If you use your shaved ice machine on a regular basis, whether youíre a shaved ice business owner or just a regular customer, we suggest changing your blades every year.

HOW TO REPLACE YOUR BLADES
The process of replacing your blades should be simple and straightforward, and you shouldnít have to rush from one store to the next to find the right ones for your particular machine. For your convenience, Hawaiian Shaved Ice carries replacement blades for all of our major shaved ice and snow cone machines. From one machine to the next, the method for replacing blades is slightly different. Here are some simple step-by-step guides to help you do this for our top shaved ice and snow cone machines.

S900A Electric Shaved Ice Machine
  • Step 1: To remove the blade, carefully loosen the two screws and slide the blade up and away from yourself.
  • Step 2: 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.
  • Step 3: Slide the notches in the blade under the washers and screw heads.
  • Step 4: Adjust your blade so the bottom of it aligns with the bottom of the angled blade support.
  • Step 5: For smoother ice, adjust your blade down and for crunchier ice adjust your blade slightly higher.
  • Step 6: Tighten screws firmly, without over tightening.
S700 Electric Snow Cone Machine
  • Step 1: To remove the blade, unscrew the top nut in the interior bowl.
  • Step 2: Gently remove the interior bowl to expose the blade.
  • Step 3: Use a Phillips head screwdriver to loosen the two screws and slide the blade up into the exterior bowl.
  • Step 4: Once your blade is removed, carefully place your new blade in from the top of the exterior bowl down the open blade area.
  • Step 5: Slide the notches in the blade under the washers and screw heads.
  • Step 6: Adjust your blade so the bottom of it aligns to the bottom of the angled blade support.
  • Step 7: For smoother ice, adjust your blade down and for crunchier ice adjust your blade slightly higher.
  • Step 8: Tighten your screws firmly, re-install the interior bowl, and fasten with the nut.
Even if you use your shaved ice or snow cone machine almost every day, you can still keep it performing at its best if you periodically change the blades. Itís easy to do in just a few steps, so thereís no reason for you to neglect this maintenance. If you have any questions or you still need some help, please feel free to contact us at customercare@hawaiianshavedice.com or call toll free at 1-800-620-2869.