You've made an investment in snow cone equipment, and now you need to make it work for you. Whether it is a battery-operated, gas-powered or electric snow cone maker, you need to have the supplies on hand in order to serve your customers.
Many supplies for snow cone machines and ice shavers are cross-functional, however some items might be specific to the type of machine you are operating. Always refer to an owner's manual, if you have one, for the correct type of supplies for use with your specific brand or type of equipment.
1. Used snow cone machines for sale may come with some left over supplies, but most likely you will have to stock up on everything.
2. New ice shaving machines typically come with start-up supplies, but make sure you know what you are getting at time of purchase to avoid surprises.
3. Supplies for a commercial snow cone machine will vary greatly in quantity to smaller machines, but you may be able to get a discounted package deal.
Know what supplies you need to keep your sno cone machines operationalSnow cone makers and shave ice machines can share similar supplies such as scoops and gloves to operative the machines. You'll also need cups, bottles, dispensers and syrups to prepare the treats, and sometimes straws and spoons.
Make sure you have the required ice shaving machine start up supplies on handThere are several items needed to get started with a snow cone machine. At a minimum, you should have the following on hand: various syrup flavors, syrup containers with spouts and caps, spoon straws, a spare machine blade, serving cups, a funnel, and a scoop. Small electric snow cone maker kits usual contain enough supplies for about two dozen snow cones.
Tantalize your customers with various snow cone syrup flavorsA large part of the enjoyment of a snow cone is its flavor. Popular flavors vary by region, so where pineapple may be the best seller in one location, bubble gum or blackberry will be popular somewhere else. It's important to know your market so you don't purchase flavors that won't sell.
- If your budget allows, a good rule of thumb in purchasing shaved ice machine supplies is to take what you think you'll need and double the order. It's always better to pack up unused material at the end of the day than to run out mid-stream.