Edited by Scout_21, 10 January 2009 - 10:46 PM.
Good Ice Crusher Recommendations?
Posted 10 January 2009 - 10:46 PM
Posted 11 January 2009 - 04:09 PM
What you want is a vintage Ice-O-Matic ice crusher by Rival, like this one. They can usually be found on eBay for a reasonable price. Just search for "ice crusher" and "rival." You want one of the deco-style ones.
Edited by slkinsey, 11 January 2009 - 04:10 PM.
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Made by Metrokane, I found ours remaindered.
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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:39 AM
I seem to recall one being touted in a recent magazine (Bon Apetit, Food & Wine??) as being highly efficient and which attached to the counter top via a suction device. Looked and appeared to be good at the task. Anyone have any idea as to what I'm thinking of?
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Posted 08 May 2012 - 12:09 PM
Does anyone have experience with the Waring IC70? Amazon now has it for $50.
I have one of those, and it works very well indeed. The only two reservations I have are minor: One, the chute that ice travels towards the crushing mechanism is rather narrow, so if you have oddly shaped ice (even regular freezer cubes stuck together at angles) you will occasionally have to stick something in there to free it--turn it off first of course. Making sure your ice cubes are separated first mostly eliminates this. Two, and this is minor, it's a fairly coarse crush. This to me is fine for anything short of a julep, and if I'm making juleps I crush ice in my Waring first then run it through a hand crank job to get it really fine.
If you crush ice semi-regularly and have a place to store this thing then go for it.
Posted 05 May 2013 - 09:37 PM
How loud are the electric crushers? I'm considering a manual one if it will be quieter. The folks at Tiki Central seem to find the manual ones fine.
I posted this over at the blender topic: could I use a Vita-Mix or Blendtec to crush ice, or will that only give me smoothie consistency ice?