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Manual Ice Crushers
conchchowder
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Posted: 2010-05-03 5:20 pm   Permalink

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On 2009-09-10 07:13, The Mayor Of Exotica wrote:
I'll second that Waring Pro crusher. It's awesome! I actually have an Oster Snowflake, myself, which I like a lot. It's smaller, but noisier, but it's vintage. If you can find one of them, go for it!



The Snoflake is my crusher of choice. At a party, manual crushing is appreciated, but you reallyneed to be considerate to your guests. If you can only crank out a few drinks, your hosting suffers. Using a retro electric crusher still has the wow effect (the Snowflake makes great crushed ice) and you are able to take care of your guests where it counts more...quality of the mix, and you being less rushed.

Say hello to my little friend.




 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Joined: Aug 07, 2010
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2010-08-27 12:22 am   Permalink

I have an old manual crusher that has a damn scary set of blades inside. Every time I use it I think of what happened to William Devane's hand in "Rolling Thunder". I love it but I'm worried about it rusting. Any advice in regards on how to keep it in shape?
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amybean
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Posted: 2010-08-27 07:20 am   Permalink

I just got one off eBay myself and thought about that too (the rusting). I let the two parts each air dry, and leave the lid open. It seems to be fine.

Don't think about the fingers!


 
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ErkNoLikeFire
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Posted: 2010-08-28 1:48 pm   Permalink

I love the crusher, I just think it looks EVIL.












When I was a kid, this was the kind of thing I would have used to torture my GI JOES. It's probably a good thing I wasn't allowed in the kitchen.

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phinz
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From: Southeast of Disorder
Posted: 2010-08-28 8:34 pm   Permalink

I was given an avocado green Oster Imperial a year or so ago. Haven't used it yet, but may drag it out for the big New Year's party. We tend to just buy ice at Sonic, since their ice just plain rocks for tiki drinks.
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ErkNoLikeFire
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From: Michigan
Posted: 2011-08-25 11:47 pm   Permalink

I just picked up this vintage Swing-A-Way ice crusher.


It has a little bit of rust and I was wondering if anyone had a suggestion or two on how to deal with that. I was also wondering if anyone that has a similar model could post a picture or two of the wall mounting bracket so that I could get a good look at it and make one.
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Kon-Hemsby
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From: Andover, England
Posted: 2011-08-26 04:23 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2010-08-28 13:48, ErkNoLikeFire wrote:
I love the crusher, I just think it looks EVIL.








This is what I have and it's brilliant.



When I was a kid, this was the kind of thing I would have used to torture my GI JOES. It's probably a good thing I wasn't allowed in the kitchen.

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TorchGuy
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From: Renton, WA
Posted: 2011-09-03 05:55 am   Permalink

Ice shavers make snow. Which is very, very fine. Think of a snow cone. Too fine for drinks.

And yes, the way to really wow guests is a canvas Lewis bag and a big wooden mallet. The former are sold online, and for the latter, go to a woodworking store and buy a joiner's mallet, they're big and hefty things. Imagine a wooden meat tenderizer on steroids.

Check YouTube for a video of New Orleans' Best Cocktails: Mint Julep. Wonderful video, with some amazing old prose about the drink, but the tender shows how to crush ice with a bag and mallet. Guests will be wowed.


 
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Sparkle Mark
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From: Porter Ranch, CA
Posted: 2011-09-05 02:07 am   Permalink



3 years of heavy service and still crushing ice by simply dropping it in...


Best
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Tonga Tiki
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From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
Posted: 2011-09-05 04:44 am   Permalink

That is what I use. It continues to work great, although I do have a hand crank backup in case of a hurricane.

 
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djmont
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From: Potomac Falls, VA
Posted: 2011-09-05 05:06 am   Permalink

Is that the Waring?

 
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Tonga Tiki
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Posted: 2011-09-06 06:51 am   Permalink

Yes, that is the Waring

 
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djmont
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Posted: 2011-09-06 08:39 am   Permalink

I want one!

 
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Tonga Tiki
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From: The Tonga Lounge in Safety Harbor, FL
Posted: 2011-09-06 11:49 am   Permalink

I think I got mine at Williams Sonoma

 
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TikiHardBop
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From: Rockledge, FL
Posted: 2011-09-07 09:37 am   Permalink

This is how to get it done:

http://gizmodo.com/5836827/a-boat-motor-that-blends-a-fine-cocktail



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