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The Best Snow-Cone Machines on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing ones. (You can learn more about our rating system and how we pick each item here.)

And while we’ve written about lots of fun kitchen appliances— including the best ice-cream makers and the best blenders — here we’ve rounded up the best snow-cone machines, as praised by the most enthusiastic reviewers on Amazon.

Best-rated snow-cone machine

Nostalgia SCM502 Vintage Snow Cone Maker
$45

With more than 1,000 five-star reviews, this snow-cone machine gets top marks for being easy to use and assemble. “It is so easy to use and take care of plus it does an excellent job at shaving the ice to the perfect snow-cone consistency,” one writes. Others call out this machine’s speed and durability. One user says they “served 150 kids 4 days a week very quickly” with this gadget. Another attests they “had about 25 kids wanting Sno-Cones and no one had an unreasonable wait.” Users also appreciate that this machine doesn’t requ