Say goodbye to the ice cream man and introduce your kids to a favorite treat from your childhood with this metal retro snow cone machine. A great gift for adults and children alike, the machine includes a scoop and plastic serving cones. ...more
I love this machince. It makes great snow cones - the ice is finely chopped just like snow. The picture on the box does not do it justice. The picture looks more like it makes crushed ice instead of snow cone. If you are looking for a machine that makes crushed ice this is not the product for you but if you are looking for a machine that makes snow cone then this is the machine for you.
This unit has performed admirably in daily use for more than 5 months. There is a minor design flaw in the "locking" mechanism, which causes the unit to become dysfunctional. The locking piece is too soft and does not hold its contact points under prolonged use, causing the basket to come apart. A temporary solution is to install a screw in the bottom of the cap, thereby increasing the contact pressure. The manufacturer needs to change the durometer or use dissimilar materials.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? matched
Please tell us about the quality of the product. give it high marks (mostly)
How accurate was the on site description of the product? very
We have had snow cones every day since it arrived. I have met neighborhood kids I never knew - including their cousins! The machine puts out the "snow" quickly enough so the kids don't have to wait too long. It is also simple enough for them to operate (with supervision of course). They get a kick out of making their own snow cones. Clean up is nothing since you are only dealing with water so drain and go. Walmart carries a couple of the syrups and their is a great recipe online that takes only minutes to make and is a lot less expensive. Definitely recommend. It was a hit with young and old.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as displayed
Please tell us about the quality of the product. appears sturdy enough
How accurate was the on site description of the product? right on
this snow cone machine is perfect for family gatherings or neighbors on a hot sunny day. It's cool and refreshing. it makes snow ice instead of crushed ice. It makes the snow cones in minutes insteading of waititng, And it is very easy to clean. I highly recommend this snow cone machine
Perfect for the summertime. It's not a cheaply made kiddy snow cone maker either. Ours still makes snow cones in matters of seconds a year later. It's a quality made piece of machinery that goes along well with any vintage store/market motif. We took ours to a big family get-together because we were told to 'bring a dessert' and after dinner the whole family of 10+ people were munching on snow cones! So, needless to say it's great for a bunch of snow-cones at once, or just one for yourself. The shaved ice it produces is just like a professionally made snow cone, and after you have one of these you'll never want to pay for a snow cone from some Box truck stand again!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Was the same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Quality functionality AND pleasing to the eyes!
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
We used this on Christmas Day, and it worked well. It crushed the ice quite swiftly. The kids didn't have to wait too long for their snow
cone. They were happy with their snow cones. If we were suppose to get a scoop, it did not come with it. All in all, we were satisfied
with our purchase!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The color was true to picture shown.
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The quality of the snow cone machine seems well-made. Does not look cheap.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? The on site description of the snow cone machine was accurate.
This machine can make one snow cone in one minute on average. However, we do not have information as to the number of cones it can make at once.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 6, 2012
How long does it take to make enough shaved ice for 10 snow cones and does it freeze up after continuous use and have to be thawed out?lyndalaffitte on Apr 22, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
The retro single snow cone maker will produce approximately 10 snow cones with 10-15 minutes. We say, on average, it takes about a minute per snow cone. Please note, we recommend that all of our customer's should let the ice sit out for a little while prior to adding it to the machine. This helps with the shaving process.overstockcustomercare1 on Apr 26, 2012
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