Kids love to eat all kinds of treats from snow cones and slushies to donuts. Until recently, slushies could only be purchased from the local convenient store or carnivals. Those hungry for donuts are offered a large assortment at donut shops and grocery stores. Now the home shaved ice machine and countertop donut maker enable consumers to enjoy these treats without leaving the comfort of their home.
Shaved ice is ideal for alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, punch bowls, and keeping trays of fruit fresh.
These compact appliances are generally electric powered but are available in non-electric models with hand cranks. Light, fluffy ice is made from ice cubes or blocks in seconds from this lightweight device. Models from Hamilton Beach, Victorio, and Rival are child-proofed with a safety switch, have a skid-proof or rubber base to keep the unit stable and stationary, and a container to catch the shaved ice. Made of heavy duty plastic, these handy appliances are easy to clean with warm, soapy water. These gadgets can be purchased for under 30.
Manufacturers such as Salton, Simpsons, Hamilton Beach, and Norpro offer electric donut machines for under 50. These easy to clean appliances bake approximately half a dozen mini donuts in less than five minutes. Models are the size of a waffle iron and are available in stainless steel, black, white, or red. The finished product is as easy to make as pouring the donut batter into the non-stick donut molds and closing the lid.
Every household with children should have a home shaved ice machine and countertop donut maker. These are great snacks to enjoy anytime of the year and are ideal for parties, holidays, and kid’s slumber parties. The inexpensive price makes these appliances easily affordable for every budget. Each unit also includes an easy to understand instruction manual and simple recipes to enjoy right away.