Riley Witiw, Author at River City Events

How to Connect PC to a Sound System – The Ultimate Guide

Are you planning an event and want to ensure your audience enjoys crystal clear sound?

Whether it’s a wedding, a corporate event, or a backyard party, our audio package setup can make a huge difference.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of connecting your speakers to a computer like a pro. Say goodbye to audio mishaps and hello to a seamless auditory experience that will keep your guests engaged.

Need to add a projector into your setup? Follow our guide on how to connect a projector to a computer before setting up the sound.

Here’s what we’re going to go over in this article:

  • Setting up the Tripod
  • Mounting the Speaker
  • Providing Power
  • Connecting the Speaker to Audio Source
  • Powering On and Adjusting Volume

Setting up the Tripod

First things first, let’s get that tripod ready. A stable base is crucial to prevent any speaker mishaps.

  • Extend the Legs: Loosen the bottom knob and spread the legs wide for balance.
  • Raise the Mast: Above the legs, there’s another knob. Loosen it, pull up the mast to the desired height—ear level is golden.
  • Secure with Pin: Don’t forget the safety pin. It’s there for a reason. Lock the mast in place to keep everything upright.

Pro Tip: Balancing act! Ensure the legs are spread out enough for a sturdy setup but not too far to trip over.

Mounting the Speaker

Now, let’s get that speaker up where everyone can hear it loud and clear.

The speaker has a mounting hole on its bottom.

Carefully lift the speaker (you might need assistance due to its weight) and align this hole with the top of the tripod mast. Gently lower the speaker so it sits firmly on the tripod.

Providing Power

No power, no party. Let’s get connected.

The speaker uses a standard power cable similar to those used for computers. Insert one end into the speaker’s power input and plug the other end into a 110-volt electrical outlet.

Pro Tip: You can connect up to four speakers on a single electrical circuit without overloading it.

Connecting the Speaker to Audio Source

XLR Connection: Take the XLR cable and plug one end into the speaker’s input, setting the switch to “microphone” mode. This mode is crucial for matching the audio output levels.

Then, connect your XLR to Aux adapter to the other end of the XLR cable.

Plug the adapter into your laptop’s headphone jack.

This setup allows the audio signal to travel from your laptop, through the adapter and cable, and into the speaker.

Powering On and Adjusting Volume

We’re almost there. Power on the speaker and let’s get the volume just right.

Initially, ensure the speaker’s volume is low to avoid any abrupt loud noise.

Then, on your laptop, choose the correct audio output device by clicking the little headphone icon on the tray in the bottom right of your screen. It’s usually labeled as “Internal Audio” or “Headphones.” However, it might occasionally be called something else on your PC – in our specific case, it showed up as “Haut-parleurs (Realtek High Definition Audio).”

Start with your computer’s volume at about 50% and adjust from there. Gradually increase the volume on both the speaker and your laptop until you reach a comfortable listening level. Avoid maxing out the volume to prevent distortion.

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The right audio setup can transform any event from good to unforgettable. By ensuring your speakers are properly mounted, powered, and connected, you’re setting the stage for success.

Feel free to reach out with any questions or if you need a hand with your setup. Call (780) 424-6001 or email us at info@rivercityevents.ca. We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!

How to Use a Sno Cone Machine: A Comprehensive Guide

As the temperature rises, nothing beats the refreshing taste of a sno cone.

Whether you’re hosting a summer party, a family gathering, or just looking to enjoy a cool treat, knowing how to use a sno cone machine can turn any day into a special occasion.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the steps to create the perfect sno cone, ensuring your next event is a hit! Here’s what we’ll be going over:

  • Electrical Requirements & Safety First
  • Preparing Your Machine for Use
  • Making Sno Cones
  • Cleaning and Maintenance

Electrical Requirements & Safety First

Before diving into the icy goodness, it’s important to ensure your sno cone machine is ready to go. All you need is a 15 amp, 110-volt outlet.

Remember, for safety and performance, do not use an extension cord or generator.

Preparing Your Machine For Use

First thing’s first: Place your machine on a level surface within easy reach of the hopper for convenient operation.

Before turning on your machine, set up your sno cones cups and syrups. Suffice it to say, we have quite the variety of flavours to choose from:

Each flavour should have its own pump for easy dispensing and to avoid cross-contamination.

Making Sno Cones

Plug in the machine and flip the switch.

Next, open the pusher handle lid and dump your bag of ice cubes into the goose neck.

Finally, hold the motor button while pushing down the handle.

The machine will do the rest, chopping up the ice into the perfect sno cone texture.

Never insert your hands or any objects into the hopper. If the machine freezes up, simply wait for it to thaw.

Use the round scoop to create a ball of snow, place it on the cone, and then add your favorite syrup flavors. It may be worth waiting a minute for the ice to melt slightly – wet snow typically makes for a better cone than a dry one.

For a fun twist, try making rainbow-flavored sno cones!

Cleaning and Maintenance

After the fun is over, it’s important to clean your sno cone machine properly. Unplug the machine and clean it with a vinegar water solution, paying special attention to the hopper’s sharp blade.

In addition, clean any syrup pumps and the scoop.

Remember, a $50 cleaning charge applies for machines not cleaned upon return.

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Making sno cones is a fun and easy way to add a cool treat to any event.

By following these simple steps, you can ensure your sno cone machine operates safely and efficiently, providing delicious, icy refreshments for everyone to enjoy. So, grab your ice, pick your flavors, and get ready to enjoy the perfect sno cone!

If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 424-6001 or email us at info@rivercityevents.ca. We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!

The Ultimate Guide to Using Your Mini Donut Maker

Who doesn’t love the aroma of freshly baked donuts?

With our mini donut maker, you can bring the joy and sweetness of donuts right to your event. This guide will walk you through the steps to create perfect mini donuts every time.

Here’s what we’ll be covering in this article:

  • Electrical Requirements & Safety First
  • Preparing Your Mini Donuts
  • Turning the Machine On
  • Adjusting Conveyor Belt Speed
  • Bagging Donuts
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Cleaning Up

Electrical Requirements & Safety First

Before we start, it’s crucial to ensure your mini donut maker is set up correctly and safely. Most mini donut makers require a 120/240VAC, 60HZ outlet, and consume about 1750 Watts. Ensure your device is plugged into a compatible outlet with a 15 amp plug.

Remember, safety first: never use your mini donut maker with a generator.

Preparing Your Mini Donuts

The mini donuts from River City Events come frozen for your convenience.

To make your setup easy, we also recommend purchasing our concession bags and cinnamon sugar, as well as renting a pair of tongs and a stainless steel shaker.

For the best results, allow your mini donuts to thaw for 15-30 minutes before you start baking. This ensures they heat evenly and come out perfectly warm and delicious.

Turning the Machine On

Plug in your mini donut maker and turn the heat element to full.

Give it 2-3 minutes to warm up. There’s no need to rush; good things come to those who wait.

Once warmed up, set the conveyor speed to 7.

Test the temperature and speed by placing a single donut on the conveyor belt. Once it’s done, assess the donut’s temperature.

If it’s too hot, INCREASE the conveyor speed.

If it’s too cold, DECREASE the conveyor speed.

Hot tip: If you have to adjust the conveyor speed from 7, it probably has to do with how thawed out your donuts are!

Cooking & Bagging Donuts

After you’ve found a comfortable speed to send through donuts for cooking and bagging, you’re ready to get started and place your donuts on the conveyor!

We recommend placing 6-12 donuts in a single bag. Add a generous amount of cinnamon sugar, and shake well. The secret is in the shake – make sure to turn the bag upside down at least twice.

With one person bagging, you can cook up to 600 donuts in an hour. With a team of two, that number doubles to 1200 donuts!

Cleaning The Donut Machine

After the fun part comes the cleanup. Unplug your mini donut maker and let it cool down before cleaning with water and vinegar.

Lift up the crumb tray to remove it and clean it individually:

Once removed, you may also clean the interior of the machine:

And that’s it! Please ensure the machine has cooled down completely before storing it for transportation.

A $50 cleaning charge applies for machines returned dirty, so make sure to clean thoroughly to avoid extra fees.

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Using a mini donut maker is a fun and easy way to enjoy fresh, warm donuts at your next event. Whether you’re preparing for a party, a family gathering, or just a sweet treat for yourself, following these simple steps will ensure your mini donuts turn out perfectly every time.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 424-6001 or email us at info@rivercityevents.ca. We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!

Happy baking!

Community Spotlight: Elemental Expressions

Welcome to River City Events’ inaugural Community Spotlight, a platform to celebrate our extraordinary partners within the Edmonton community. First up is Elemental Expressions, a local catering service known for its culinary creativity and excellence.

Elemental Expressions specializes in a variety of events, from weddings and corporate functions to theme parties and memorials. Their expansive portfolio also includes graduation parties, grand openings, and team-building events. The dedicated team believes in starting each dish from scratch, utilizing local, organic, and free-range ingredients whenever possible.

“You will see and taste that love is really our secret ingredient, which makes a huge difference in catering.”

– Deidre, Head Chef

Whether your event is large or small, themed or traditional, Elemental Expressions can handle it all. Their commitment to quality, dedication to the community, and infusion of love into every dish sets them apart in the industry.

We invite you to discover the Elemental Expressions difference for yourself. Stay tuned to our Community Spotlight series as we continue to celebrate and support the local businesses that make our Edmonton community shine.

How to Set Up a Dunk Tank: A Comprehensive Guide

Are you planning an event in Edmonton, Alberta, and looking for a fun and exciting way to entertain your guests?

Look no further!

A dunk tank is a perfect addition to any event, whether it’s a community fair, a school fundraiser, or a corporate team-building event. We have Twister Display’s Easy Dunkers available in red and blue!

But how do you set up a dunk tank? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered.

In this guide, we’ll walk you through the process of setting up a dunk tank, step by step.

Ready to dive in? Here’s what we’ll be covering in this article:

  • Unhitching and Positioning the Dunk Tank
  • Installing the Backdrop
  • Filling the Dunk Tank
  • Draining the Dunk Tank
  • Dismantling & Storing the Dunk Tank
  • Cleaning the Popcorn Machine

Unhitching and Positioning the Dunk Tank

First things first, you need to unpack your dunk tank!

Start by unplugging the wiring so that the hitch can be removed from the dunk tank itself.

Once you’ve unhooked the electrical, you can remove the two pings holding the hitch in place. Remember to store the two pins from the hitch in a safe place so you don’t lose them.

Next, lift the dunk tank slightly and slide the hitch out towards the bottom of the tank.

Once the hitch is removed, put the pins back in the hitch so nothing goes missing.

Now, you’re ready to hoist the dunk tank up on its bottom and position it where you’d like. The key here is to move the tank where you need it before it’s filled with water. It’ll be a lot more difficult to move afterwards!

Installing the Backdrop

To set up the backdrop frame, start by undoing the chains that are tied for transport.

Afterwards, remove the pin on the top arm so you can remove it and lower the bottom arm down.

Then, reinstall the top arm in its horizontal position and put the pin back in so it’s firmly in place.

With the lower and top arm in position, you’ll notice the trigger arm pinned against the vertical arm. Pull the pin and remove the trigger arm.

The threaded end should face forward when pinned down, and the trigger arm should be positioned behind the trigger of the seat.

Put the pin in and you’re set.

To install the backdrop, unfold it and hang it on the dunk tank with the bungees facing the tank. Thread the top arm on first and then thread the bottom arm. It’s hinged to make it fairly easy to do.

Pull it all snug and you’re ready to raise it.

To raise and tighten the backdrop, pull the pin out of the vertical arm.

This will let you lift the top arm of the backdrop which, in turn, will tighten it.

When you raise the backdrop, the pin hole should line up with the hole as the target arm lines up with the hole in the tarp. Point the pin away from the dunk tank when you’re reinstalling it to avoid any potential snags.

To secure the side of the backdrop against the tank, wrap each bungee around the post and pass the black ball in between the two cords of the bungee.

This should be enough to hold it secure.

Next, thread the target onto the target arm. It should go on easily.

Undo the safety latch on the seat and give it a test by lifting the back of the seat and pulling the trigger arm.

If all goes well, the seat should tip over, and the backdrop is complete!

Filling the Dunk Tank

Before you start filling the dunk tank with water, make sure that the drain valve is closed. The red T should be pointing across the valve.

Filling the tank could take an hour to two hours, so be patient. You’ll want to get the water at least up to the yellow text inside the tank.

Afterwards, the dunk tank is ready for the victims… Let the fun begin!

Dismantling and Storing the Dunk Tank

Once you’ve had your fun, it’s time to put the dunk tank away.

Start by stringing out your hose and plugging the cam lock onto your valve connector.

Open the valve and remove any kinks from the hose to get things flowing.

Now you can dismantle the backdrop. Push the balls on the bungee through the loops to undo them and remove the pin that holds the vertical arm up. Lower the backdrop arm, returning the pin and the clip to their position.

The backdrop should slide easily off of the frame arms and can then be folded up.

Next, take the trigger arm off. To do this, pull the clip that is holding the trigger arm in position and wiggle it out. Then, pin the trigger arm against the vertical frame arm of the dunk where you had initially removed it from.

Pull the pin on the top frame arm. This will allow you to remove the top frame arm. Then, fold the lower arm up and put the upper back on in its vertical position, pinning it into place. Now, secure the safety chains around the folded up frame arms to ensure nothing can fall loose during transport.

When you’re not using the dunk tank, set the safety latch so the seat can’t be tripped accidentally.

When your dunk tank is nearly empty, you can take the hose off. It’ll likely keep draining after you release the cam lock. The last bit of water can come out without the hose.

To get your tank back on its wheels, have someone lift the front of it and pull down on the back to lower it as gently as you can.

Now all that’s left to do is reinstall the hitch!

Grab the hitch and remove the pins that we stored inside of it earlier. Then, making sure the hitch is right side up, lift the tank and slide the hitch in until the pins line up.

Put the pin and the lock in its hole.

Finally, hook up the trailer wiring so that you have signals for when you’re towing the dunk tank around. Roll the hose up, put that in the blue box, and your dunk tank is ready to return.

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We hope this guide has been helpful in showing you how to set up and dismantle a dunk tank!

Setting up and dismantling a dunk tank might seem like a daunting task, but with these step-by-step instructions, you’ll be able to do it with ease. Remember, safety is paramount when dealing with large equipment like a dunk tank. Don’t hesitate to ask for help if you’re unsure about any step in the process.

If you have any questions or need further assistance, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at (780) 424-6001 or email us at info@rivercityevents.ca. We’re open 9 AM to 5 PM Monday to Friday, and from 10 AM to 4PM on Saturday!

Happy dunking!

Edmonton Elks Ticket Contest Terms & Conditions

Eligibility: This promotion is open to all clients of River City Events who have completed a transaction with us. Employees of River City Events and their immediate family members are not eligible to participate in this promotion.

Promotion Period: The promotion starts on May 26, 2023 and ends on October 13, 2023. Reviews must be submitted during this period to be eligible.

How to Enter: To participate, clients must leave a review on our Google Business page and send a screenshot or other proof of their review to our client specialist via email at stephanie@rivercityevents.ca.

Prize: Clients will be given two tickets to an upcoming Edmonton Elks game, distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. The selection of these clients is at the sole discretion of the River City Events client specialist.

One Entry Per Client: Each client is eligible to receive tickets only once during the promotion period, regardless of the number of transactions completed or reviews submitted.

Ticket Distribution: Tickets will be sent to the winners via an email directing users to accept the tickets using their online Ticketmaster account. River City Events is not responsible for any delay or failure in the delivery of the tickets.

No Cash Alternative: The tickets cannot be exchanged for cash, and the prize is non-transferable. Tickets are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute the prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.

Review Authenticity: We ask for honest feedback in the reviews. Any review suspected to be false or misleading may be disqualified at our sole discretion.

Privacy: By participating in this promotion, clients agree to our privacy policy. We will not share or sell participants’ personal information with third parties.

Right to Cancel or Modify Promotion: River City Events reserves the right to cancel or modify the promotion if fraud, technical failures or any other factor beyond our reasonable control impairs the integrity of the promotion as determined by River City Events in its sole discretion.

Commercial Popcorn Machine Instructions

Hello there popcorn aficionados of Edmonton, Alberta!

I bet you’re here because you’re seeking simple-to-follow commercial popcorn machine instructions. Well, you’re in luck!

River City Events offers four different types of popcorn machines:

While there may be slight differences between these popcorn machines, the overall principles of popcorn making remain the same!

Also, let’s talk about responsibility for a moment. Operating popcorn equipment requires a touch of maturity and safety consciousness. Therefore, this equipment is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

Ready to pop? Here’s what we’ll be covering in this article:

  • Powering Up Your Popcorn Machine
  • Choosing the Right Popcorn for Your Machine
  • Popping Popcorn
  • Serving Popcorn
  • Cleaning the Popcorn Machine

Powering Up Your Popcorn Machine

Keep in mind that the machine requires a standard 110-volt outlet and always avoid using an extension cord or generator.

This isn’t just a safety guideline; it’s a popcorn law!

Now, we’re ready to get started. At the top of the machine, you will notice three switches that control the heat lamp, agitator, and kettle heat.

Go ahead and flip on the heat lamp. This keeps your popcorn fresh, crisp, and puts it on display.

Next, activate the agitator switch. The agitator is a rotating instrument inside the kettle, and flipping this switch will set it in motion.

Finally, turn on the kettle heat to ignite the pilot light.

Powering Up Your Popcorn Machine

Now, onto the real star of the show – the popcorn itself!

It’s essential to choose an all-in-one popcorn solution for your popcorn maker. But why limit yourself to this? Because not all popcorns are created equal!

Different types of popcorn and various oils react differently to heat, which can result in anything from burning to uneven popping. If you decide to supply your own popcorn, remember that the result might not be ideal. If you experience any issues such as burnt popcorn or smoking oil, turn off the machine immediately, clean out all parts, and then reach out to us for assistance.

For a consistent and successful popping session, we recommend the 8-ounce all-in-one popcorn package from River City Events. You can either purchase these packages in a bundle of 10, or an entire case of 36 packages.

Each package of all-in-one popcorn is guaranteed to work seamlessly with your machine and pack approximately 5 concession bags. One case of popcorn can even yield a staggering 200 servings. Now, that’s a lot of delicious popcorn!

Popping Popcorn

Now open your first popcorn bag and pour the kernels and oil into the kettle and lower the lid.

As the magic happens, listen out for the popping to stop. This will take about 5 minutes for your first batch, and about 3 to 4 minutes for subsequent batches.

Once the popping stopes, immediately dump the popcorn into the cabinet using the handle mechanism.

If you’re going for a second round, simply empty out another bag into the kettle, close the lid, and repeat the process. If you are taking a break in between batches, remember to turn of the kettle heat and agitator while there is no popcorn in the kettle.

For the last batch, remember to turn the kettle heat off midway to prevent smoke.

Serving Popcorn

Be gentle while scooping fresh popcorn into the bags and prop full bags against the side of the cabinet to keep them warm.

Remember, the presentation is key here! And don’t forget, a clean glass is a must to keep that popcorn looking irresistible!

Cleaning the Popcorn Machine

Remember the famous saying: Cleanliness is next to popcorn-ness!

Make sure you remove all unused popcorn from the cabinet and kettle. Wipe down inside and out with a vinegar and water solution, but never immerse the kettle in water. A simple wipe with a soft cloth while still warm is enough for the kettle.

Finally, empty and wipe out the kernels from the bottom tray of the machine.

Also, let’s talk about responsibility for a moment. Operating popcorn equipment requires a touch of maturity and safety consciousness. Therefore, this equipment is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18.

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While these instructions make operating the popcorn machine seem like a breeze, we understand if you encounter some unexpected hiccups.

If that happens, don’t panic!

You can always reach out to us at (780) 424-6001. Any reckless handling or operation of the popcorn machine can lead to potential injury. The team at River City Events isn’t liable for any injuries due to mishandling, but we’re always here to guide you through the process!

Lastly, if you enjoyed your popcorn popping experience (and we’re confident you will), do remember to clean the machine before returning it. A $50.00 cleaning fee is applicable for each unit returned unclean. Cleaning your popcorn machine not only helps you avoid the fee, but it also ensures the next popcorn enthusiast can enjoy their experience too!

There you have it, the ultimate guide to commercial popcorn machine instructions. Remember, the best popcorn comes from following these instructions closely, using quality popcorn, and of course, adding a sprinkle of love and patience.

Happy popping!

Choosing the Perfect Sized Tablecloth for Your Table

As Edmonton’s party planning experts, we understand that events require attention to detail, and selecting the right sized linens can make all the difference.

At River City Events, we know the importance of choosing the perfect setup, and offer a diverse selection of tables and linens rentals to suit any occasion. We carry over 2 dozen types of tables, and 10 different sizes of linens.

This blog article will focus on our 5 most popular linens sizes and how they combine with our primary table sizes: 6ft and 8ft rectangle tables, as well as 5ft and 6ft round tables.

Tablecloths for 6 Foot Rectangular Tables

Our 6ft rectangle tables are a versatile option for intimate dinners, cocktail parties, buffet and display tables. These tables can sit 6-8 guests comfortably, and we offer a variety of linens to match.

For a polished appearance, the 90”x132” linen offers complete coverage. Additionally, we have other options available such as the 60”x120”, 90”x156”, and 120” round linens that cater to your event’s distinctive style and budget.

When considering outdoor events or buffet tables, opt for the 60”x120” linens as they do not touch the ground. The linen drapes approximately halfway down the front and back of the table with a few inches of overhang on each end.

Our 90”x156” linen provides full coverage in the font and back of the table. However, there is quite a large amount of fabric draping on either end.

This can easily be fixed by tucking the extra fabric under the table. Clients normally book this size of linen in our variety of overlays for wedding party tables.

The 120” RND linens prove useful for wedding party and sweetheart tables, with a slight overhang at the front and back that can be tucked. A few inches of linen hangs above the ground on either end of the table.

Tablecloths for 8ft Rectangle Tables

For larger events that require more seating, our 8ft rectangle tables are a popular choice. These tables can seat up to 10 guests, but we recommend only seating 8 for optimal comfort. This is the most commonly used rectangle table amongst banquet halls and venues, so we have an extensive collection of linens for this table size.

Our 90”x156” linen offers full coverage with minimal overhang, creating a clean and sophisticated look. However, our 90”x132” and 132” round linens may also be used on this table size.

The 90”x132” linen delivers complete coverage in both the front and back of the table, but only extends halfway down the ends of the table.

A significant amount of overhang in the front and back of the table is present when draping the 132” RND linen over a 8 ft table; however, it can be tucked away. The linen extends approximately ¾ of the way down the ends of the table.

Tablecloths for 5ft Round Tables

Venues commonly choose our 5ft RND tables that can comfortably seat 8 guests, and a 120” RND linen is the perfect fit for this table. Our vast collection of 120” RND linens ensures you will find the perfect fit to complement your event’s style. It’s worth noting that using a larger size may make it challenging to maintain a fold under the table.

Tablecloths for 6ft Round Tables

A 6ft RND is less popular; however, it can fit the greatest number of guests (10) comfortably. If this is something you are looking for, our 132” RND linen will fit this table the best.

Conversely, we hold a limited number of linens in this size. If you are unable to find something that works for your event, we recommend using a 120” RND linen. It leaves a couple inches of space above the ground surrounding the perimeter of the table.

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It’s worth noting that while finding a linen that perfectly fits a table is ideal, there is no wrong way to drape a table. We are always happy to work with our clients to find the perfect tables and linens to suit their needs.

At River City Events, we are committed to providing high-quality tables and linens to make your event a success.

Contact us at 780-424-6001 between 9 am to 5pm on Monday to Friday, or 10 am to 4pm on Saturdays, or leave us a message.

Ugolini Slush Machine Instructions

Are you hosting an event in Edmonton, Alberta and looking for a way to impress your guests with a refreshing treat?

The Ugolini Slush Machine is an excellent addition to any event, offering a variety of flavors that can cater to all taste preferences.

However, before diving into the slushy goodness, it’s important to ensure that you follow the proper setup and operating procedures. In this article, we’ll go through the Ugolini Slush Machine Instructions to help you achieve optimal results and avoid any mishaps. Here’s our roadmap:

  • Setup Considerations
  • Preparing Slush Mix
  • Preventing Leaks & Spills
  • Adding Slush Mix
  • Turning On the Machine
  • Best Practices for Serving
  • Cleaning the Machine

Setup Considerations

The Ugolini Slush Machine weighs up to 180 lbs, so ensure that you place it on a stable surface or use the cart that it comes with to prevent accidents.

It’s also crucial to have a grounded wall outlet nearby, or use a three-prong extension cord if needed. Keep in mind that the cord must be rated for outdoor use and be the correct gauge for the length of the cord.

Preparing Slush Mix

It’s best to prepare and refrigerate the slush mix before the event to save time and ensure the machine works efficiently. At River City Events in Edmonton, we offer a range of flavors, including:

To prepare the mix, mix one jug with four parts water and refrigerate it. A chilled mix will take only 30 minutes to turn into slush, while a non-chilled liquid can take up to 1.5 hours.

Preventing Leaks & Spills

Transporting the machine can cause the hoppers to come loose, leading to leaks and spills if you don’t put them back into place.

To prevent this, simply press down on the hoppers so that the clip, pictured below, clicks into place. The hoppers should now beleveled and fixed. The clip, pictured

Also, remove the two drip trays from the hopper and slide their prongs underneath the front of the machine. The drip trays should be lined up with the edge of the machine.

Adding Slush Mix

Next, add the slush mix to each hopper of the machine, making sure that it covers the auger but doesn’t go above the ‘MAX’ line indicated on the outside.

If adding alcohol to the mix, do so after dispensing the slush. Finally, reattach the hopper lids after pouring in the mix.

Turning On the Machine

To turn on the machine, locate the operations switches beneath the plastic flaps on the front of the machine.

The refrigeration control switch toggles between a liquid drink (‘I’ option) and slush (‘II’ option). Turn on the main power switch and switch the refrigeration control switch to ‘II.’ The machine will hum as the augers start spinning.

(Please note there is no need to touch the thermostat control knob, as it’s already set to the correct temperature).

Now there’s nothing left to do but wait for the mix to turn to slush!

Best Practices for Serving

To keep the machine performing optimally, keep it indoors away from direct sunlight and any other objects that may interfere with it.

Also, ensure that the machine is still on ‘II’ switch mode even when dispensing the slush, or it may revert to a more liquid form.

Finally, make sure you have pre-chilled mix on hand so you can add it as you serve.

Cleaning the Machine

Once everyone has had their fill, toggle the refrigeration control switch from ‘II’ to “I,’ allowing the ice to melt and making it easier to dispense.

To avoid a $50 cleaning fee, ensure that all product has been emptied from the hoppers. To do this, add warm (not hot) water to the hoppers and let them run for another minute.

Once the hoppers are empty, wipe down the outside of the machine with mild soap and water, and empty the drip trays before putting them back into the hopper for transport

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With these Ugolini Slush Machine Instructions, you’re ready to create a refreshing and delicious treat for your guests.

Whether it’s a backyard party, corporate event, or wedding celebration in Edmonton, Alberta, the Ugolini Slush Machine is sure to impress.

However, if you’re still experiencing issues with the machine, don’t hesitate to reach out to River City Events at 780-424-6001 between 9 am to 5pm on Monday to Friday, or 10 am to 4pm on Saturdays, or leave us a message.

If the message is urgent, you may reach out to the same number after hours. We’re always here to help ensure your event is a success.

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