Hello, I would like to start a small shave ice biz in Cali. nothing big just maybe some school/church carnivals but idk what machine to purchase. In my area it is very difficult to find solid blocks of ice all that you find is the compressed ice so I was thinking of starting with a Hatsuyuki HC-8E cube shaver, does any one have any experience with that machine and is there any thoughts or suggestions?
From the things I have read on this forum, it seems you will not find many people here that would suggest a cube shaver. The most common reason cited is that is does not create a texture that you will find with a block shaver. I looked into them in the very beginning and decided for myself personally that I was not willing to sacrifice product quality and wanted to serve a product I was proud of.
Shave Ice Tips and Pointers
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