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Best Shaved Ice Machines – 2020 Reviews

Everybody loves shaved ice! And what could be better for summer than your own shaved ice machine so that you can make fabulous desserts and cooling drinks all from the comfort of your own home?

If you are looking for a shaved ice maker you do have a wide choice available but how do you find the best-shaved machine for your needs? We can help! Check out our shaved ice machine reviews to find out more.

The Hawaiian Shaved Ice Machine with Accessories

Hawaiian Shaved Ice S900A


If you want fluffy snow in your kitchen for a relatively low price this model delivers this and more.  This electric shaved ice machine has two separate ice shaving blades that can create coarse or fine depending on taste.

It comes with three bottles of syrup flavorings; cherry, blue raspberry or grape, plus pourers, snow cones, and spoon straws.


Little Snowie Ice Shaver Premium Shaved Ice machine

Little Snowie 2 Ice Shaver


This is a domestic shaved ice machine that uses the same technology as commercial shaved ice machines and is a very good quality electrical appliance that comes with a year’s guarantee. This shaved ice maker can be used with ice cubes from the fridge or store – you don’t have to freeze special ice blocks as with many models, and according to the advertising is the fastest home shaver on the planet. It takes only 3 seconds to make perfect fluffy snow.

Little Snowie comes with 6 sample size bottles of flavored syrup and 8 snowie shovel party spoons. 


Zeny Ice Shaver machine

ZENY Ice Shaver Machine


This is an impressive looking appliance. It is manufactured from stainless steel and according to the spec can shave a whopping 145lbs of shaved ice an hour. It uses a commercial standard blade that produces soft fine ice. This shaved ice maker has a range of uses; it is fine for home use in the kitchen but also suitable for commercial use such as in bars, canteens, schools, food stalls, or festivals.

The Zeny Ice Shaver is safe and easy to use and clean. It comes with built-in safety features and has a heavy base to avoid vibration. This is a commercial/ domestic shaved ice machine so it is heavier than other makes, but that said it comes with a year’s guarantee and it would look good in any kitchen.


The Hawaiian Shaved Ice machine

Hawaiian Shaved Ice S700


This is a kid-friendly so it is easy to use and safe to operate as well as compact and easy to store. It stands just under 11 inches high so it will not take up too much space in a kitchen and you can disassemble it as well. This small shaved iced maker is ideal for use at home and when you have guests; you can make snow cones, add ice to cocktails and everything else but it probably is not the best choice for heavy usage.

This model features an adjustable blade so you can adjust ice consistency and there are safety features – the blade will not rotate unless the lid is sealed.


The VivoHome Electric Ice Maker

VIVOHOME Electric Ice Shaver


The VivoHome Electric Ice Maker looks identical to the Zeny Ice Shaver Machine. The only difference that we can see is that this one only makes 143lbs of shaved ice an hour, whereas the Zeny claims to be able to make 145lbs an hour.

Otherwise, there is not much to set these two shaved ice machines apart. Both stainless steel units are aimed at domestic and commercial use so offer the customer plenty of versatility.

One main difference in the advertising is that the Vivo can run on ice cubes rather than blocks so is more convenient. There does not seem to be a money-back guarantee on offer and although this unit is not overly expensive (it is slightly cheaper than the Zeny), you could struggle to get your money back if things go wrong.


The Great Northern Ice Cub Shaver – Commercial Machine

Great Northern Commercial Ice Shaver


This machine is a commercial ice shaver so it aimed at the business user rather than the home user. This is a very attractive appliance,  finished in blue and nicely decorated but don’t be fooled into thinking that this shaved ice machine is not up to intensive use. This is a monster when it comes to how it works and what it does!

According to the product specs, it can plow through 350lbs of ice an hour (6 pounds a minute) so it is ideal for any business use. In addition, it produces the fluffiest softest ice in the industry. Great Northern is better known as a popcorn machine manufacturer and this shaved ice machine is as equally well built and robust as the company’s popcorn range.

The Great Northern Ice Cub Shaver is designed to work on large blocks of ice (up to 8 inches diameter x 6.5 height. You are advised to use common household objects such as buckets and cartons as freezing containers.

All parts of the Ice Cub Shaver are commercial quality and the fully adjustable steel blade is replaceable.  You can also use it with an optional foot pedal, available as an extra when you buy. There is a year’s guarantee.


The Zeny Electric Ice Shaver

ZENY Electric Ice Shaver


The Zeny Electric Shaver is advertised as suitable for home or commercial use. It looks very similar to their other model; the Zeny Ice Shaver Machine but is not quite as heavy-duty, making this one more suitable for using at home.  However, the Zeny Electric Ice Shaver can produce 143lbs of ice an hour so it is suitable for businesses too such as bars, cafes, or festival use. Whether or not it would be robust to stand full-time commercial use is unknown but it is certainly good for home use.

It is easy to operate and clean and benefits from the cool stylish steel design we have come to associate with Zeny Ice making products. This model is available in stainless steel or an orange finish which we like.


The Zeny Commercial Industrial Quality Ice Shaver

ZENY Commercial Industrial


The Zeny Commercial Shaver is an elegant looking ice shaving machine that would sit well on any commercial counter or in your own home. Ideal for fast food stores, snack bars, restaurant bars, festivals, or anything else, this impressive machine can produce 440lbs of shaved ice per hour.

The Zeny Commercial Industrial Quality Ice Shaver features double stainless steel blades to make snow cones, slushies, cocktails such as Mojitos and shaved ice. There is a large diameter of the ice inlet enabling you to load up a ton of ice on a continuous basis. The motor is protected by heat vents to prevent overheating at times of intensive use.

This model is designed for long term and intensive use and with all parts manufactured from stainless steel combined with a highly efficient motor, this shaved ice maker should provide years of reliable low energy use.

It is important to remember that this shaved ice maker is designed for commercial use. It weighs a whopping 22lbs and it does take up a lot of space at 16.1 inches x 16.9 inches and width 9.8 inches.  Many customers have been surprised at just how big and heavy it is once it is installed in an ordinary domestic kitchen.


The Dash Shaved Ice Maker and Slushie Machine

Dash DSIM100GBAQ02 Shaved Ice Maker


The Dash Shaved Ice Maker is an inexpensive electric ice maker that is aimed solely at the home user. It is used with regular ice cubes and you can use it to make slushies, slow cones, or cocktails where ice is called for such as margaritas or Mojitos.

A great point about this shaved ice maker is that it is very portable. It weighs less than 4lb in weight so it is ideal for taking with you to festivals or on camping trips where space is at a premium. It is also very easy to store at home.  It only uses 85 watts of energy so is very inexpensive to run.

The Dash Shaved Ice maker features a stainless steel blade but is principally constructed from plastic. This product is backed with a manufacturer’s warranty of one year.


The Flexzion Commercial Ice Shaver Maker

Flexzion Commercial Electric Ice Shaver


This is a multi-purpose commercial ice shaver that you can also use to crush ice, vegetables, and fruit in order to make natural slushies and frozen drinks of all types.

It is predominantly aimed at the professional market such as cafes, bars, festivals, or shops. However, you can also buy it for domestic use as long as you have space because it is big! It weighs 19.36 lbs and measures 18 inches x 18 inches x 11 inches width.

The appearance is stylish and manufactured from stainless steel and we love the way it works. You just drop your ice into the hopper and push the handle. It works equally well on large blocks of ice or cubes from the freezer.

The performance is impressive. The Flexzion can shave 440lbs of ice per hour so it is ideal for business use.


In Conclusion

Shaved IceWhen you are looking to buy a shaved ice machine it is important to be realistic about just how often you will use it. Buying a commercial shaved ice maker maybe your best option if you intend to use every day and have a lot of people to cater for, but for many users, these are just too big and bulky for domestic use.

We like the Zena Electric Ice Maker that seems to offer a good middle way solution between a commercial machine and one for home use but if you want a fun ice maker for your kids to use, a smaller model will be the best option such as the Little Snowie which is convenient for home use and incorporates commercial ice shaving technology.

All the ice makers we have included have a mix of good and bad points and the best-shaved ice machine reviews come down to how useful it is for the individual customer. After all the best-shaved ice machine for you will be the one that bests suits your requirements.


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