4 Features To Look for When Choosing a Slushie Machine

Ah, slushies—the delicious, perfect, nostalgic brain freeze. Slushies are the frozen sweet drink icons of the world—and must-have offerings for any commercial foodservice establishment. That being said, not all modern-day slushie machines are one and the same. Here are the top four features to look for when choosing a slushie machine for your business.

Size: Total Capacity

Size comes first and foremost when selecting slushie machinery. Visualize your space, consider your needs, and decide upon the correct capacity. The bowl or hopper size customarily determines serving capacity within an hour. The number of hoppers on the machine determines the number of possible variations and flavors.

The right slushie machine will have the ideal capacity to fit the needs of your operation and customer base year-round on a daily basis. Also keep in mind foot space, counter space, and the potential for busy crowds (although these features are subjective.) The best business practice is to avoid over- or under-producing slushie products.

Usage: Single or Multi-Use Functionality

Besides deciding on capacity and cart or counter considerations, be sure to think over the usage options. Most slushie machines solely produce slushie drinks, which are the standard mixes of ice and an assortment of flavors. If this is all you desire for your business, you don’t need to look further. However, know that other slushie machines can create other product possibilities. If a model contains a superior refrigeration system, frozen cocktails or dairy-based treats are a possibility for greater menu variety.

Quality: Longevity and Durability

Out of the top four features to look for when choosing a slushie machine, quality speaks most about value. Consider modular standards and specifications. Investing in a high-quality machine means you expect quality products—and an even better return. A durable model that fits conditions is a worthwhile investment to get more bang for your buck in the long term.

Design: Style and Transparency

Functionality overrules design on all fronts, but nevertheless, style is still a factor to keep in mind. Don’t underestimate the impact that a machine’s design may have on your business. Frozen drink machines come in an array of aesthetic variations. Aesthetics are just as paramount as other features. A bright product, sleek body, transparent bowl, or visual branding image can draw the eye of children and adults alike.

If you’re on the hunt for a high-quality commercial Slurpee machine, turn to DSL. We’re here to serve your needs with the leading commercial appliances and foodservice equipment on the market. As an exclusive Western Canadian distributor of Taylor Carbonated Slushie Machines, you can count on a top-notch machine that creates an iconic Canadian-style slushie. Take a look at the technical specifications or contact us for a quote or brochure today.

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