Shop for Appliances at The Home Depot. These commercial quality machines feature stainless steel shaving blades, best-in class performance, a 3 year superior warranty, and an industry leading 1/3 HP motor operating at 1725 RPM's. This puppy can plow through over 350 lbs of ice an hour. Compare the "Ice Cub" unit to the rest of the competition. you won't be disappointed. Great Northern has a reputation for quality and is a leader in the concession industry. The sturdy high impact construction makes it durable, light weight, and easy to clean. As opposed to a snow cone machine which crushes ice and yields "grainy ice", the "Ice Cub" slowly shaves the ice off the block and produces the softest/fluffiest ice in the industry. My kids loved snow cones until they realized how much softer and smoother shaved ice is. Just add Great Northern "Sweet Life Shaved Ice Syrup" and you have a recipe for success.