How to Use a Sno-Kone Machine
At your next big get-together, block party, birthday bash, or fundraising function make sure that you rent a Sno-Kone machine! It's a great attraction and a very simple machine to operate, but in order to get the best results, please read the following before you attempt to operate the machine!
Please read the following information carefully before use.
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The Sno-Kone machine consists of the motor, shaving unit and dispensing case. The motor has a toggle switch mounted on it. There is a separate switch on the light inside the case.
On the end of the motor shaft is mounted a cutterhead which is inside the shaver body (gooseneck). Going down into the shaver body is the pusher handle which presses the ice against the revolving cutterhead which shaves the ice.
The machine must be properly grounded to prevent shock in case of electrical problems. The motor is 110 volt, single phase, 60 cycle, AC current.
To Operate Machine:
1. Start the motor and fill the gooseneck with ice cubes or block ice broken into 3" or 4" in size. Fill to about an inch or so from the top, the larger the piece of ice the better the snow.
2. Push the pusher handle down to press the ice against the cutterhead. A firm even pressure is all that is required, but sometimes you will find it better to relieve the pressure tow or three times on the way down. This lets the ice rearrange itself and you get a better bite.
3. Do not force the handle too much as the motor could be stalled.
4. When too much pressure is necessary, relieve the handle, and then come down again. Too much pressure on the pusher handle will make the ice come out coarse; too little pressure makes the ice mushy. In normal operation the motor gets warm - a surface temperature of 150-degrees is normal.
Do not let any metal get down in the gooseneck, or it will ruin your blades. Never put your fingers or any object into the shaver body while the motor is running. Disregard for these instructions and careless handling will result in accidents and/or injury. If problems not covered occur, contact your rental center immediately.
Always unplug the machine before cleaning. Wipe all surfaces clean before returning to the rental center and avoid additional cleaning charges. Remember that you are renting this equipment. Be sure that your rental center explains the terms of your contract so that you are familiar with any damage or additional cleaning charges.