How to use and care for a slush machine to help it last longer

How to use and care for a slush machine to help it last longer

Set yourself up for success by learning not only how to use your new slush machine, but how to care for it properly, too. This will allow you to avoid common mistakes while really making the most of your investment.

How to use a slush machine?
Once you’ve picked a slush machine, it’s always worth checking its instructions since some passages or buttons might be slightly different.

Do you put ice in a slush machine?
No, you don’t actually put ice in a slushie machine.

Commercial machines are designed to turn your water-and-syrup mixture into the signature texture and consistency that characterises slush drinks.

You only put ice in basic, budget-friendly models like Slush Puppie machines intended for home use.

How to start a slush machine?
To start a slush machine, pour your syrup-and-water mixture, flip the main power switch on (the control panel should be on the back), and then the freeze/refrigerator switch.

If your slush machine has more than one bowl, you’ll need to do the same for their own gear motor and refrigerator switches.

Here’s a quick video to show you exactly how to start a slush machine:

How long does a slush machine take to freeze?
How long a slush machine takes to freeze really depends on its brand, model, features, and age, but most commercial slush makers need less than an hour.

Still, models relying on fast freezing technology (like the CAB Skyline Twin Slush Machine or its Triple model) can take as little as 30 minutes!

How to care for a slush machine?
Making time for some regular cleaning is essential for both health & safety reasons and to prevent build-ups that could damage your machine in the long run.

How to clean a slush machine?
We recommend giving your slush machine a good clean and scrub once a week, from its top down to the nozzles. Once a month, fill it up with lukewarm water and a splash of detergent, and let it run for a couple of minutes before wiping it, too.

You should also brush the condenser to prevent build-ups of dust that could block its airflow and compromise the freezing process: just remove the back panel, brush it from the top to the bottom (not sideways!), and place it back.

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