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Excellent Shaved Ice/Sno Cone Maker - BUY THIS ONE!
on November 16, 2002
I looked around at some of the "kids-type" sno cone makers - almost all are manual with "crank-handle" shaving methods. They were constructed poorly and had dull blades. These "kiddie" sno cone makers retail for the same price or slightly-less (few dollars) than the Rival electric. I bought this for my 11 year old son for Christmas and I opened it up to try it before we give it to him next month. I couldn't believe how well this product works. You take regular icecubes from your tray (no special molds) and load them in the top of the machine. The blade is well-concealed, so except for washing this, there is no apparent way that a child could be cut using this product. You push down on the top of the machine and for a half a tray of icecubes, you get a huge cereal bowl full of FLUFFY (like Hawaiian Shaved Ice), white snow! You can adjust the blade to make a more coarse product - like traditional sno cones. I put this product back in the box (after enjoying the shaved ice myself!) and can't wait to give him this for Christmas. For toppings you can use Kool-Aide or Target sells Sno-Cone flavors (grape, raspberry, cherry) in the kitchen product sections (by popcorn makers,etc) of their stores. This product is electric which makes it easy and efficent to operate. If you are looking for a shaved ice maker for mixed drinks for adults, or treats for the kids, this is the product to get! Well-made, easy to operate, safe, and easy to clean-up. You will LOVE this little machine, priced-right!