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Sno-Cone Machine Instructions

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Thank you for renting a Sno-Cone Machine from Chairs for Affairs.
We hope you enjoy your snow cones!

Safety Precautions

  • Sno-Cone machineThe Sno-Cone Machine can take ice cubes or blocks of ice broken into pieces approximately 3″ – 4″ in size. The ice will not fit in the shaver if the pieces are too large.
  • The design of the shaving chute automatically draws the ice against the blade. There is no need for manual effort.
  • As a safety feature, the motor will only run while the motor button is depressed.
  • Any damage to the machine will be billed at a replacement cost of $500.00.


  1. Set the cabinet on the drip tray. Make sure to put the drain hole over a bucket or other area that can accept any draining liquid from the machine. Melted ice and condensation go into the drip tray.
  2. Plug in machine. Turn on light switch (located on front of cabinet). Light will come on in cabinet.
  3. Push and hold the motor button.
  4. Wait for the motor to come to full speed.
  5. Fill the chute to within an inch of the top with ice cubes or block ice. The larger the pieces, the better the snow.
  6. Push the pusher handle down against the ice in the chute. Apply firm and even pressure to make the best snow (too much pressure will result in snow that is coarse; too little pressure will make the snow mushy).
  7. Repeat steps 3 – 6 until you have enough shaved ice.

Unit Specifications: Produces 300 to 500 lbs. of ice per hour. Handles ice cubes up to 4″
Unit Dimensions: 22″ x 16″ x 18″, 70 lbs.

If you have problems or questions with this equipment:

During normal business hours contact us at (925) 370-1300.

Our after-hour emergency number can be found on our recording at (925) 370-1300.

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