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Snow Cone Machines

Snow cones, also called sno-cones or shaved ice, are a popular summertime treat, especially if you're at an outdoor event and need to cool off. People of all ages love them, especially kids, and with a snow cone machine, they are easy to make. Cheap snow cone makers are available from many different discount retailers, but they don't last very long; the motors overheat, and it is difficult or impossible to procure replacements for parts that wear down, such as the ice-shaving blades. However, anyone can purchase durable snow-cone machines from a variety of retailers, including Red Hot Restaurant Equipment, for both personal and professional use. One of the snow cone machines sold by Red Hot Restaurant Equipment is manufactured by a company called FMA. Though it is the cheapest of the snow cone machines they offer, at just over $100, it is constructed of durable plastic and anodized aluminum, with a stainless steel bowl, to ensure that it will offer years of fun.

This machine produces just over 95 pounds of shaved ice per hour, which makes it ideal for a large family gathering or party; the adjustable blades also make it suitable for not just snow cones, but frozen drinks as well. The Little Snowie is one of the mid-range snow-cone machines offered by Red Hot Restaurant Equipment. At around $300, it is still affordable, yet its heavy-duty commercial motor makes it suitable for heavy residential or light commercial usage. It is designed to produce around thirty to fifty snow cones per day, and uses regular cubed ice so there is no need to deal with bulky blocks. The Little Snowie is designed to consistently produce shaved ice that is more similar to natural snow than that which is produced by other snow cone machines, and the cone topper design ensures that every snow cone will be topped with a perfect snowball. The Little Snowie even comes complete with syrups, pour spouts, dust caps and flip-top caps, so that all you have to do is set it up and add ice. If you are planning to purchase snow cone machines for professional use, one of the premier models available is the Sno-Wiz, manufactured by SnoWizard for Paragon.

The cutting blades are high-carbon, anti-corrosive stainless steel, so they are durable and seldom need replacing, and the unibody welded construction means that the machine is durable and can stand up to years of use, including cleaning and moving. The machined aluminum cutting head is designed to shave ice with three blades, which ensures that the shaved ice will be fine and fluffy, while the stainless steel bearings allow the cutting head to rotate swiftly and smoothly; this type of cutting mechanism is unique to the Sno-Wiz and other SnoWizard products. Though the machine is priced at around $1200, the superior quality of the snow it produces, combined with the durability and simple operation of the machine itself, make it well worth the money for commercial applications. Red Hot Restaurant Equipment carries all three of these snow cone machines, in addition to many others. They also carry replacement parts, such as blades. You can visit their website, www.RedHotRestaurantEquipment.com, to see all that they have to offer, and obtain information about shipping and other policies.