VIVOHOME Electric Ice Shaver/Crusher
Last updated date: January 24, 2020
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The anti-vibration design of the VIVOHOME Electric Ice Shaver/Crusher makes it stay in place and remain fairly quiet while in use. The metal construction and powerful motor will have you crushing the toughest ice quickly and with little effort. In our analysis of 129 expert reviews, the VIVOHOME VIVOHOME Electric Ice Shaver/Crusher placed 2nd when we looked at the top 7 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.
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edvs说下 1 1 Home Improvement. Life Improvement. For all of your home's needs, VIVOHOME has you covered. Originality- Unique designs meet all your home needs Convenience- Easy-to-use means an easy life Enjoyment- We hope our products will brighten your day Quality- We constantly strive for excellence Concern- We care about what in your mind VIVOHOME Electric Ice Crusher Shaver Snow Cone Maker Machine Silver Easily & quickly shave ice into tiny one Treat your guests to a wonderful snow cone or fancy cocktail with VIVOHOME automatic ice shaver. Simply plug in, add ice cubes, and press the handle for hassle-free shaved ice. Designed for countertop use, the sleek and classic ice shaver can be a permanent fixture in your kitchen or bar, providing you with shaved ice reminiscent of tropical vacations and summer holidays. Sturdy and built to last, your new VIVOHOME ice shaver is sure to provide thrills in your home, business, or school fair. Electric (plug in). Rapidly shaves ice (143 lbs of ice per hour) to meet large demand Built with food grade stainless steel hopper and blade. Rust proof and hygienic Sturdy base offers stable workstation. Vibration and noise minimized Safety water resistant on/off switch for convenience and peace of mind. Power cuts off and blade stops rotating automatically when hopper handle is opened to avoid injury Aesthetic design. Perfect for homes, restaurants, bars, canteens, snack stands, fairs, etc 1 Enjoy The Fresh Ice Snow with Cool Feeling by Quick Operation Product Specification: Material: Stainless Steel Weight: 11lbs Package Dimensions: 17"L*8"W*13"H Voltage: 110V-120V Power: 300W Frequency: 50Hz-60Hz Rotation Speed: 2000rpm Crushing Capacity: 143 lbs/ 65 kg Per Hours Package Includes: 1 x Ice Shaver Machine 1 x Stainless Steel Bowl 1 x User Manual Ideal for preparing slushies, snow cones, frozen drinks, and cocktails for commercial or home use 1 2 3 Safe Material & Easy Operation Food-grade stainless steel bowl included for catching the shaved ice Durable stainless steel blade and hopper Highly resistant to corrosion and wear "On/off" switch water-resistant for safe operation Automatically cuts off power when hopper handle is in the open position Why Choose It? Powerful electric motor handles large amounts of tough ice without difficulty Efficient shaved ice per hour to meet demands of large amount of ice in a relatively short time. 143 lbs/hour capacity makes producing enough shaved ice for large crowds easy Easy to clean, long lasting Cleaning & Maintenance Make sure to dry the ice machine after use and storage to prevent any mold or bacteria from forming Store in a dry place, preferably out of duct's reach Before use, it's advisable to clean and wipe the machine down gently in case of dust or other contaminants' entry
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An Overview On Crushed Ice Machines
Ice cubes are great for keeping drinks cold in the summertime, but they have limitations that are hard to look past when you want smaller chunks of ice, whether it be for a slushie or simply because you don’t like having an avalanche of ice cubes hit you in the face every time you get near the bottom of your drink. Crushed ice machines are a great feature for those of us who like to mix up various cold beverages in the summer and want the perfect ice for the job. Ice crushing machines vary in their size, construction qualities and even portability, so let’s look into some of the features that stand out in the current ice crushing machines that are on the market.
There are portable ice crushing machines and there are electric ones. The obvious benefit of a portable unit is that you can take it on a boat or to your campsite in the summer and crush up ice cubes for your slushies and refreshing cocktails. The caveat of a portable crushed ice machine is that the energy needed to crush the ice comes from your very own arm and after crushing up ice for dozens of people at your family reunion or your annual pool party, you’ll be feeling quite a lot of fatigue in your arms. The portable, manual crushed ice machines are best if you have fewer people to serve, or maybe if you have some younger people in your group that you can task with the tiring task of crushing ice by hand, but the benefits are fantastic when you can have the luxury of crushed ice wherever you travel. These are simple and fairly cheap to purchase.
“Manual models are best for small amounts of ice,” says Vicki Liston, who writes, produces, and narrates “On The Fly…DIY,” an award-winning home improvement and DIY show of unique project tutorials for the casual DIY’er.
Electric crushed ice machines are much more common and tend to be located in places with electricity like your kitchen or RV. An electric crushed ice machine can be as simple as a blender that has a good speed-setting for crushing ice and can also double as a blender for smoothies when you want to get more functionality out of it.
Stand-alone crushed ice machines can be more effective at crushing ice since they are specifically designed to do so. You can alter the settings to get the chunks of ice exactly the size that suits your needs. Using the crushed ice machines is very straightforward as well: you generally will pour full-sized ice cubes into a spout and watch as it produces the perfect crushed ice to chill your summertime sun tea.
Some models have rubber under their feet and this is a great feature to look for. Without rubberized footpads, the ever-grinding machine will start dancing around on the counter and eventually work itself to an edge where it might take a tumble onto the floor or into your sink. This non-slip functionality can’t be understated as it really helps with the ease-of-use of the machine and will be a simple feature that you won’t regret having.
There is an additional benefit to the rubber feet when you have the manual crushed ice machine. “If your unit is manual, the non-slip bottom will help keep it in place so you don’t have to hold it still while you crank,” Liston says.
When it comes to durability and your crushed ice machine, the materials are a key factor.
“I’ve actually had a plastic machine’s housing explode and send ice flying everywhere after one too many uses, which was only a few months after I bought it,” Liston recalls. “I highly recommend purchasing a crushed ice machine with a metal body as these are much higher quality and should last for years.”
DYWM Fun Fact
Crushed ice cools your drink faster than large ice cubes. This phenomenon is due to the amount of surface area of ice that is directly touching the liquids in your cup. Adding crushed ice will surely help you cool down that tea or soda in the summer, but be aware that your ice will melt much faster when it’s in a crushed form so make sure you don’t take too long enjoying that beverage.
The Crushed Ice Machine Buying Guide
- Avoid machines that recommend pre-crushing the ice before running it through the machine. This sounds like a bad joke, but there are models that won’t work well with full cubes of ice, which is likely due to them being designed poorly for their one-and-only task.
- Figure out how much crushed ice you will want from your machine. There are varying sizes that will help you narrow down your choices. If you think the equivalent of 12 ice cubes is a reasonable volume then you can focus on one of that size, but if you’re supplying ice for a bar or large party, you might look to something a bit bigger.
- If you like the idea of having a portable crushed ice machine for camping or other outdoor activities, you can opt for a combination of an electric crushed ice machine with a power-inverter that runs from the 12V plug in your vehicle. The pros are that you can crush ice using your car if you are willing to run the engine for a few minutes, but the cons are that you still need a vehicle nearby so this might not work at the beach or on a boat.