Snow Ice Freezers
One of the largest investments to make when starting a Snow Ice Business is your Ice Block Freezer. Depending on how many ice blocks you want to make at a time and if you need NSF Certification a Large Ice Block Freezer will cost about $5,000 to $13,000 USD.
If you’re just starting out our experimenting with Snow Ice then you can also try our Single Serve Snow Ice Shaver that does not require a special freezer.
A Quality Snow Ice Freezer is essential to making quality Snow Ice because the ingredients need to be cooled to at least -25° C/-13° F. Freezing snow ice blocks can be a delicate process and the type of Freezer that you need will depend on the size of your ice blocks.
How to Pick the Right Snow Ice Freezer:
Large Block Snow Ice Freezers are specially designed to freeze at very low temperatures. They do this using Propylene Glycol (C3H8O2) and have specially designed cylinders for you to put your Stainless Steel Snow Ice Mold into. Large Ice Blocks are about 5.5″ x 5.5″ and require a special freezer with a minimum temperature of -25° C/-13° F. This is because the ice blocks are large and made mostly of milk and they won’t freeze properly in a traditional freezer. These freezers are very large and in the USA will usually require NSF Certification.
Single Serve Snow Ice Blocks are much smaller and can be made in a regular plastic cup and can be frozen in a regular freezer.
The type of ice block that you use will depend on what type of Snow Ice Shaver you use:
EG-02 Large Block Snow Ice Freezer
– Width: 53.5″ (136 cm)
– Length: 34.6″ (88 cm)
– Height: 52.8″ (134 cm)
– Gross Weight: 573.2 lbs (260 kg)
– Power: 220V 1φ 3100W
– Power Consumption: 3.2KW/HR (nominal)
– Electricity: 220V/60Hz/1-phase
– Current: start-up: 16A, stable: 13A
– Compressor Power 3HP
– Refrigerant: R-507 or R-404A
– Circulation Motor Power: 2 x 1/2HP
– Freezing Cycle Time: about 4 hours
– Nominal Freezing Temperature: -22°F (-30°C)
– Coolant: propylene glycol (C3H8O2)
– NSF Certified for use in the US