I received the Ivation Electric IS80 Shaved Snow Ice Machine through a promotion.
- Makes snow cones, slushies, and other shaved iced desserts
- Easy to use
- Stainless steel blades
- Easy to clean
- Automatic shutoff
- Non-skid rubber feet
- 80-watt motor
- Removable cup holder
The machine is very easy to put together. Little directions are needed to put this device together. I didn't need any to put mine together because the pieces were fairly obvious where they go.
I cleaned the areas the ice would touch before I used it by wiping those areas down with soap and water and then with water alone.
The stainless steel portion of the lid has ends that stick out to help move the ice around in the machine. These ends are not sharp to the touch.
The stainless steel blade that's located on the bottom of the ice compartment is sharper. The blade shaves the ice into thin and fluffy pieces. I've had some machines that didn't shave the ice as thin as this machine. The shaved ice from other machines I've had in the past made the ice chunky and various sizes. This machine makes very thin and fairly even pieces of ice. This machine makes the shaved ice how I like my snow cones to have.
The automatic shut off on the device when you press down to shave the ice does stop before all the ice is completely shaved or gone from the container. This can cause the machine to leak or drip water if it's not cleaned out after use.
The removable cup holder is nice. Most of my cups don't work with the cup holder or the holder is in the way. I usually don't have my holder on. The holder does work if you have snow cone containers to help hold them in place to collect the ice.
Like many snow cone or shave ice machines, the machine is noisy.
The plug-in cord for the machine is an okay length. It's not as long as I'd like it. If someone has a crowded counter top and can't really move devices or items around, they may find this cord too short.
- Removable ice container and top for easy cleaning
- Creates thin shaved ice (great for snow cones)
- Automatic shut off for safety
- Short power cord
- Automatic shut off turns machine off before all ice is out of compartment
(If ice isn't removed after use, it could make machine leak or drip water)
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