About Slushie machines, syrups and mixes, machine buying and machine service

How much does a slushie machine cost?

This depends on which machine you choose – which should depend upon what you are going to do with it!

The Slushie Co sells all the many different models of the Ugolini range of slushie machines. These vary in the capacity of the tank(s), the number of tanks, and the styling of the machines.

We also sell a limited stock of reconditioned machines.

Your quickest route to understanding which kind of machine suits you best is to call us on 1300 79 33 50.

Do you provide finance?

Yes, we have an excellent “Rent 2 Buy” scheme specially constructed to serve slushie machine requirements, with a very good finance company. Bill, our finance expert, will help you, fast!

Does UGOLINI really make “The Best Slushie Machines in the World”?

Yes, for most applications, this is so. UGOLINI range scores much higher than any other machine we know of, one of the many, very good reasons for our loyalty to this manufacturer.
1) Its quality of build, design and materials is unsurpassed, AND
2) (it scores very much higher here, too) .. because of its unique, patented magnetic drive system, which has no shaft and no shaft seals. No other machine has such a low mechanical maintenance requirement.

How does a Slushie machine work?

The freezing surface of the stainless steel cylinder you can see in the middle of the bowl or tank, is immersed in the slushie mix and the ice crystals that form on it are scraped off by the spinning spiral blade, which also continuously stirs the solution.

The extent to which the mix is allowed to freeze is controlled by a sensing device which switches off the refrigeration pump once the desired slush thickness has been achieved.

However, the success of this slushing process relies entirely upon the correct “brix” (antifreeze) level of the slush mix used which, when correct, will prevent the forming ice crystals from binding together to become solid ice, and instead produce a tank full of smooth, slurpy, Slushie!.

Can you put any juice or cordial in a Slushie Machine

No, you can’t! Well you can, of course, but If you do put an unformulated cordial or syrup mix in a slushie machine, you are likely to either have it not icing up enough, or freezing solid and risking expensive damage to your machine. Slush mixes are specially formulated to achieve the right slush consistency, whilst also – particularly if they are from us – tasting GREAT!

Can you make frappes and frozen coffees with a slushie machine?

YES – you can! .. but, you really must use a mix that has been formulated for slushie machines. The Slushie Co sells a truly delicious range .. go to our Products pages to explore.

Can you put alcohol in a slushie machine?

YES – you can! Slushie machines make the best cocktails – saving you hours of work when making cocktails for parties and events – or you can even get one of our smaller machines – for regular home use! When making cocktail mixes for a slushie machine, you are best advised to use one of our range of wonderful cocktail mixes – to which you add your own alcohol.

How long does a Slushie machine last?

In terms of running hours, two major factors count here –
1) the quality of design, build and materials of the machine – and
2) the quality of care and maintenance given to the machine.

In both of these, the UGOLINI range scores much higher than any other machine we know of, one of the many, very good reasons for our loyalty to this manufacturer.
1) Its quality of build, design and materials is unsurpassed, AND
2) (it scores very much higher here, too) .. because of its unique, patented magnetic drive system, which has no shaft and no shaft seals. No other machine has such a low mechanical maintenance requirement. Amazing!

How long does it take to freeze?

This will depend upon ambient temperature, the starting temperature of the liquid in the machine, and how well ventilated the machine is. If all of these factors are within a “usual” range, then it might take between an hour and two hours to completely freeze. The UGOLINI, because of it’s unique shaftless magnetic drive, has twice the freezing surface exposed to the mix, therefore freezes up significantly more quickly than most other machines.

Can you adjust the thickness of the slush?

Yes, on most machines this is a simple operation made with a screwdriver – meaning it can’t easily be ‘fiddled with’ by your customers!

Does a slushie machine need a special stand?

A frozen uncarbonated beverage (FUB) slushie machine has a footprint about the size of a cash register. However, it is very heavy when full, and so must stand upon a very strong, stable surface. Most bench tops are suitable, but we do provide suitable stands.

How often do you have to clean a slushie machine?

The continuously frozen/chilled environment significantly reduces the rate of deterioration of the machine contents. However, regular cleaning is required and the recommended frequency of this will depend upon the the kind of product – every three days if it contains dairy, less often for fruit juice, and less frequently still for soft drinks. The Ugoloni, because of its magnetic drive, is the easiest and quickest machine to clean that we know!

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