The Best Commercial Shave Ice Machine
A key step in opening your own shave ice business is picking out what machine is right for you. When it comes to deciding what the best commercial ice shaver for you is, there are a lot of factors to take into consideration.
Commercial ice shavers are meant to provide a high level of output in the quickest time- with the most ease, and maintain its durability for years. Taking all these into account, the most popular commercial Hawaiian shaved ice machine is the Hatsuyuki HC-8E Cube Ice Shaver.
As the ONLY cube ice shaver on the market that produces shaved ice comparable in quality to block ice shavers, the Hatsuyuki HC-8E is definitely a top choice. This shaved ice machine will get you 366 pounds of ice per hour, which means roughly 250 people served (with block-ice shaver quality snow) in 4 hours.To bring that into comparison, the popular Hatsuyuki HF-500E Block Ice Shaver can process about 276 pounds of ice per hour- but it weighs roughly 83 pounds (36 pounds heavier than the HC-8E.) Because the HC-8E is under 50 pounds, it can be easily transported for any events or catering.
For ease of use, this shaved ice machine has quite a few advantageous components.
- The option of adding a foot-pedal for shaving, which makes it essentially hands free.
- A safety switch on the lid, making operations stop when the lid is opened.
- An adjustable knob, so you can control how fine and fluffy you’d like the ice to be.
- A built in drip pan, to easily drive away any excess melted ice.
- Low center of gravity, which prevents any shaking or washer effect that is common with other brands.
Another key feature making this the best commercial shaved ice machine is the sheer convenience that it will take regular ice cubes from any grocery store, while still producing block ice quality. Imagine having a line of 50 people, running out of block ice, and having to send everyone away!
If you’re planning to open your own shaved ice business in the US or Canada, a blue NSF sticker on the shaver is required by U.S/Canadian Health agencies. This top commercial shaved ice machine is both NSF and UL approved.
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