Holmes-Rival Rival Deluxe Ice Shaver IS450-WB

1 ratings (1 Epinions review)
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Ice Shaver King!

Jan 24, 2006 (Updated Jan 26, 2006)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Size, Output, Idiot-friendly operation

Cons:Makes shavings in small batches only.

The Bottom Line: Try it and you'll love it.


I bought this shaver after a friend of mine had purchased one and Proceeded to tell me one day during lunch about it and how much she loved it. She stopped eating fattening foods like ice cream and cakes and still craved sweets. Instead of Junk food she started having fruit smoothies and snow cones made with sugar free Kool aid as sweet substitutions and had dropped 15 pounds. After hearing that, I had to try it.

I payed $15.00 for the unit as it was out of season and on clearance. I have seen them priced as high as $25.00. The box it came is was a little banged up, but the unit inside was immaculate. I figured at that price, I wouldn't mind paying a dollar a pound!

The entire unit is composed of seven pre-assembled parts; The lid, (which the power on light is located), the Hopper/Bowl where the ice cubes go, the upper and lower housings, the blade, the adjustment knob, and the shavings container. The design of the unit and the colors used are cute and refreshing. Blue on white is so very appropriate for it's purpose. The plastic is heavy duty and the base has suction cups to maintain stability. The container is a different color than the housing and pulls out for easy access to the shaved ice. It measures about 11 by 8 inches so it doesn't take up too much space but holds a decent amount of flakes.

To operate the unit, you would plug in the attached cord. The lid on the top is removable by turning it counter clockwise. You throw in 7-8 ice cubes, depending on their size, leaving about 1/2 an inch of space at the top. Be Careful that there aren't any fingers around when operating the unit as the blades, (which are out of the way), are very, VERY sharp. The lid locks into place to prevent anybody from accidently hurting themselves. There is the option of placing the included container under the shaving outlet or you may place a cup to catch the flakes when you just want to make an individual serving. Included is a manual that has many yummy recipes, I tried them all and my favorite is the "breakfast avalanche".

Breakfast Avalanche
Pour 1/4 cup of chilled Orange Juice and 1/4 cup chilled Pineapple juice over a bowl of shaved ice. Mix with Fruit Cocktail or chop fresh fruit for a delicious morning treat.
YUM!

Another pretty good one is the milk shake recipe...

Icy Cold Milk Shakes
Freeze chocolate or regular milk in ice cube trays, (I use chocolate Silk Soy Milk). Shave the frozen cubes, and add a cup of milk to the shaved ice and stir.


Upon using the unit, I found the operation to be surprisingly quiet and the procedure to be fast. The results were mounds of airy, light flakes; silky when consumed, like snowflakes that land on your toungue. The unit came with a snow cone molder which I used and find it fun and easy to operate. It also came with mixes for snow cone syrup, but I stuck with the sugar free kool aid and sometimes like to snack on the ice shavings alone or sprinkle a little splenda in to the flakes and sugar free lemonade mix.

I've lost 9 pounds so far! Well worth the investment.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (3)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Commercial Ice Shaver Machine Gold Medal 1002s Deluxe Sno-konette

Commercial Ice Shaver Machine Gold Medal 1002s Deluxe Sno-konette

The 1002 Sno-Konette Sno Cone ice shaver is the deluxe model, ideal for rental operators, school and church carnivals, public park and recreation dist...
eBay

$899.00

FREE Shipping
Hamilton Beach Icy Treats Ice Shaver

Hamilton Beach Icy Treats Ice Shaver

The ice shaver serves up ice with the perfect consistency for refreshing slushies and snow cones in minutes. But don t let the kids have all the fun. ...
JCPenney

$39.99

+$8.00 shipping
Hamilton Beach 68050 Icy Treats Ice Shaver, White

Hamilton Beach 68050 Icy Treats Ice Shaver, White

Hamilton Beach 68050 Icy Treats Ice Shaver, White NEW Product Features Make your favorite icy treats in minutes Add ice cubes from your freezer Shave ...
eBay

$48.99

FREE Shipping
Electric Ice Shaver

Electric Ice Shaver

VRO1077: Features: -All BPA-free heavy duty plastic.-Stainless steel shaving blade.-Wide, stable base accommodates larger containers for shavings. Inc...
Sears Marketplace
Ice Shaver

Ice Shaver

Make your favorite icy drinks in minutes - enjoy icy drinks snow cones and slushies with your favorite soda juice or fruit
MacMall
Gold Medal Ice Shaver w/ 500-lb/hr Capacity & Push Handle

Gold Medal Ice Shaver w/ 500-lb/hr Capacity & Push Handle

Shavette Little Shaver Ice Shaver, 500 lbs. per hour capacity, push handle, includes ice pan & ice scoop, 816 watts ( Gold Medal - 1006 )
KaTom Restaurant Supply
Hamilton Beach Snowman Ice Shaver - 68010

Hamilton Beach Snowman Ice Shaver - 68010

Find frozen drink makers and ice crushers at Target.com! The hamilton beach snowman ice shaver lets you effortlessly shave ice for slushies, icy desse...
Target

$20.99

+$4.99 shipping
Victorio Electric Ice Shaver VKP1144

Victorio Electric Ice Shaver VKP1144

Victorio VKP1144 The Victorio Electric Ice Shaver makes homemade icy treats quickly and easily. The stainless steel blade creates fluffy shaved ice f...
Wayfair

$27.70

+$4.99 shipping
ICY TREAT ICE SHAVER

ICY TREAT ICE SHAVER

ICY TREAT ICE SHAVER
Sears Marketplace
Gold Metal Deluxe Sno Konette Ice Shaver Machine 1002s

Gold Metal Deluxe Sno Konette Ice Shaver Machine 1002s

Gold Medal (1002S) - 500 lb/hr Deluxe Sno-Konette Ice Shaver Deluxe Sno-Konette Ice Shaver It's here! A moderately priced ice shaver with the look and...
eBay

$752.00

+$65.00 shipping