When you really start to research each snow cone machine you’re thinking of purchasing, they may all start to look the same. The truth is, they are all very similar, especially when you start getting into the $500+ price range.
This Great Northern snow cone machine used to retail for around $800 – now it costs about half that. The manufacturer is reputable, the machine hasn’t changed much over the years, and it’s output rivals that of the other top snow cone machine manufacturers.
The Polar Cones 6056 model does have a distinguishing feature that sets it apart from its counterparts in this price range. The machine comes with a back lit display that was designed to draw attention. In addition to the back lit display, the machine’s motor is built inside the top of the machine. It doesn’t protrude over the top. This makes the machine much easier to place on counter tops. You can fit it snug in many more spots than you can the others.
It comes with the normal bells and whistles in this price range – it chops up to 500lbs. of ice an hour. It comes with the industry standard 1/3 horsepower motor. It has a motor reset button that is triggered when ice starts to block up in the machine (and it will happen, it’s only a matter of time).
Tinted window displays allow the ice to stay cool longer if you are operating the machine outdoors. The warranty is 30 days for blades and one years other parts and/or labor.
I have seen some reviews complaining about ‘bolts’ being loose upon arrival – I can’t say this is an epidemic with this machine or this manufacturer but if you are concerned you should always inspect your snow cone machine upon arrival, as you should anything you purchase and have shipped. To me this is nothing more than common sense.
For the price this machine is currently being offered at it is worth the purchase. It’s a small investment for a machine this powerful and with a very good function you’ll recoup the investment back immediately.