By Andrew Liszewski
I often wonder how many tons of ice I pushed through my Snoopy Sno-Cone Machine as a kid. In hindsight I could have probably started a successful snow cone business on my front lawn, and with all that manual cranking I would have had the biggest set of pythons in the 4th grade. And even though my old snow cone machine still works, I think it might be time to upgrade it to a more industrial model. The Cooler Snow Cone Machine from Paragon has a roto-cast polyethylene body making it lightweight & rugged and also features a blue finish to shade the ice from melting in the sun too quickly. The device doesn’t actually produce any ice, nor does it have a refrigeration unit. It’s basically just an industrial grinder capable of shaving down about 500 lbs. of ice an hour.
Unfortunately with a price tag of $549 from Standard Concession Supply you might actually want to consider starting a snow cone business on the side to recoup some of that cost.