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Manual Ice Crushers
SuperEight
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From: Palo Alto
Posted: 2009-04-08 11:40 pm   Permalink

I own a great manual ice crusher (you know the hand crank kind) that I actually bought at the Forbidden Island Parking Lot Sale and I love the big thing. Thing is I need one to leave at my vacation place on Kauai so I am wondering if any of the new ones are any good. I don't really want an electric one and I am fully aware that the ones on Amazon look flimsy.

Does anyone have experience with any of the new ones?

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tikipenguin
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Posted: 2009-04-09 06:39 am   Permalink

Hi Super,

This one has given me several years of solid service:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0001IWY78?tag=mixshaandpou-21&camp=1406&creative=6394&linkCode=as1&creativeASIN=B0001IWY78&adid=0V16GM8HPPP10ACRRPF3&

Can't find it on Amazon.com, so I don't know how much of a hit you'll take getting it shipped to the states....
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2009-04-09 08:03 am   Permalink




Yep! That's the same one we use at Hinky Drinks in Lund Manor. We bought it as a housewarming gift to ourselves over four years ago and it's been a good work horse since. Definite recommend!

We bought it at Target for between $15 - $20.

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jingleheimerschmidt
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From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2009-04-09 10:21 am   Permalink

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Yep! That's the same one we use at Hinky Drinks in Lund Manor. We bought it as a housewarming gift to ourselves over four years ago and it's been a good work horse since. Definite recommend!

We bought it at Target for between $15 - $20.



...but can you mount it on the wall?!



My friends rigged one of these old ice-o-matics with a giant hopper and a bowl underneath for the efficient manufacturing of crushed ice. These are the bees knees for sure.



 
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Unga Bunga
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From: CaliTikifornia
Posted: 2009-04-09 11:24 am   Permalink

Do not, I repeat, DO NOT buy this one.
Every time I try to use it, it starts playing this cornball music and these god damn monkeys show up with fezzes and drink up all my booze.



 
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jingleheimerschmidt
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Posted: 2009-04-09 11:48 am   Permalink

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On 2009-04-09 11:24, Unga Bunga wrote:
....and these god damn monkeys show up with fezzes and drink up all my booze.



Jeez...I heard of pink elephants, but monkeys with fezzes???


 
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SuperEight
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From: Palo Alto
Posted: 2009-04-09 3:49 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-09 08:03, Haole'akamai wrote:



Yep! That's the same one we use at Hinky Drinks in Lund Manor. We bought it as a housewarming gift to ourselves over four years ago and it's been a good work horse since. Definite recommend!

We bought it at Target for between $15 - $20.

[ This Message was edited by: Haole'akamai 2009-04-09 08:05 ]



I can't find these listed anywhere in America. Shoot.

I need more suggestions guys.



 
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sputnikmoss
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Joined: Jan 04, 2007
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From: Portland OR
Posted: 2009-04-09 4:08 pm   Permalink


Your best bet will be to buy a vintage one. You can pick them up at an antique mall or Ebay for $15-$30. They are indestructible and work like a dream. For countertop ones I would go with an "Ice-o-Mat","Swing Away" or the Sears version called "Maid of Honor". If you want a wall mount the "Dazey" is my favorite.Those crappy ones from China won't last long.


 
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CucamongaChango
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From: Denver, CO
Posted: 2009-04-11 8:56 pm   Permalink

My low-tech solution to creating perfect cracked ice every time.




 
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toofastjim
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Posted: 2009-04-12 09:49 am   Permalink

I use this one by Metrokane - found at some snooty high end cooking store at the mall that I never go to except to buy overpriced, retro-looking manual ice crushers. Works great, though.


 
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Haole'akamai
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From: The Polynesian Port of NOLA
Posted: 2009-04-12 10:04 am   Permalink

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On 2009-04-09 16:08, sputnikmoss wrote:

Those crappy ones from China won't last long.



Before I bought ours, I would have agreed with you. The seemingly P.O.S diecast one we were lucky enough to purchase has been amazing.

I'm all for vintage, though. And the Hammer/cloth process is never fail and time-honored, for sure.
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rev_thumper
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From: Koala Kabana, New England
Posted: 2009-04-12 11:41 am   Permalink

We have one of those reproduction ones and it does work very well. I need to get a Lewis Ice Bag and a large mallet however, that's the real deal.



 
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snackbar
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From: Grand Fenwick
Posted: 2009-04-12 4:19 pm   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-09 08:03, Haole'akamai wrote:



Yep! That's the same one we use at Hinky Drinks in Lund Manor. We bought it as a housewarming gift to ourselves over four years ago and it's been a good work horse since. Definite recommend!

We bought it at Target for between $15 - $20.

[ This Message was edited by: Haole'akamai 2009-04-09 08:05 ]



I got the same one, works good, only mine is rusting and leaves some brown dirt in my crushed ice every once in a while.

Another one I have is much better. A stainless steel Dazey:



There are always lots of them floating around on eBay for under $10.

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jingleheimerschmidt
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From: santa rosa, calif.
Posted: 2009-04-13 08:29 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2009-04-12 11:41, rev_thumper wrote:
...I need to get a Lewis Ice Bag and a large mallet however, that's the real deal.




...unless you need to make a cocktail while the children are sleeping.


 
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Carpathia
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Joined: Mar 25, 2009
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Posted: 2009-04-13 11:40 am   Permalink

Is there a difference between an ice crusher and an ice shaver?

 
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