The 5 Best Frozen Margarita Machines As Of June, 2018 (And 8 Other Models)
Our list made of the latest frozen margarita machines includes only blenders that satisfy these specifications:
- Blenders shown here must be marketed specifically as margarita machines, or at least as frozen concoction makers
- They must include a function that shaves ice (because that is the key to making margarita, isn't it?)
- Some margarita machine models included in the list even feature a 12-volt car outlet for portability
In one of its reviews, the Margaritaville Bahamas has been tagged as a "vacation in a box." It seems difficult to run out of positive nicknames for this margarita blender -- seeing that, as of this writing, reviews giving it 3 stars and below make up only around 5 percent of its Amazon reviews -- quite a good standing in any category. Many customers have described their adventures with this model as a no-brainer experience. Appreciation for the included mixer jar, which is pretty much a mixing guide for different recipes (like pina coladas and daiquiris), come aplenty. The customer feedback we've seen make it appear as if the thing is insanely easy to use (so it's highly unlikely that it'll end up being a party pooper). Volumes of buyers have also remarked that the thing is generally easy to set up, operate, and clean up.
While people raving about the fact that this margarita mixer machine produces drinks with shaved ice (as opposed to crushed ice) also make up the majority of its 218 reviews, it's worth knowing that some customers have also pointed out that the shaved ice isn't as smooth as restaurant-quality beverages -- pretty close, but not quite the same. A number of consumers have also experienced getting ice stuck in the shaving chamber while operating the Margaritaville Bahamas, although they are very few in number.
All in all, this 4.5-star frozen margarita machine has undeniably swept a great number of people off their feet, meriting it the title of the best of the bunch (Learn how we rank items) with 99 confidencde (More on confidence levels).
The 4.5-star Margaritaville Tahiti DM3000 has certainly been a conversation piece for many of the people who own it. Aside from obviously having three jars for making three different drinks at once, the product comes with fancy lighting effects for added character. It appears like people generally have had great experiences with this frozen margarita machine, but it doesn't come without its own share of criticism.
People say that there's a slight learning curve to using this margarita blender, so if you plan to use it for a party, it's best if you practice whipping out a few drinks beforehand. Also, because of this, an "untrained" party guest can't simply walk in and make the beverage of his choice. It also appears to tend to run into a few hiccups if blobs of ice bigger than the normal ice cube are loaded into the chute -- which, by the way, has been praised a ton for its large capacity (144 ounces, specifically). Consumers have also reported that this thing isn't the easiest frozen drink blender to clean.
While it may require some practice at first, customers say that it consistently produces great drinks once one gets the hang of operating this device. The function of adding more ice and then re-blending received quite a lot of compliments, as well as the reservoir that automatically collects water. Countless people have also gone on and on about how smooth the resulting drink turns out, and that the six options that this model comes with have definitely been a big hit.
This margarita mixer machine has indeed racked up an impressive number of fans, making it Alphachooser's second best margarita machine 2018.
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The Bali is a 60-ounce frozen-drink maker with four preset programs, an option for half-chamber or full-chamber mixes, an Auto-refresh mode that remixes drinks before serving, and a self-dispense mechanism.
Preset programs: Smoothies, Coladas, Daiquiris, Margaritas
Button type(s): Push Button (Start/Stop)/Knob
More frozen margarita machines, sorted by the latest model first:
The MMB145 is a 48-ounce blender meant to prepare Margarita drinks that has a peak horsepower of two and that Waring claims to blend ice into snow in less than eight seconds with its user-replaceable blades.
Button type(s): Toggle-style
The DM1595 is a 54-ounce margarita blender with a jumbo blending jar and two toggle switches, one for automatic shave-and-blend and another one for manual shaving and blending, as well as an ice selector dial.
Preset programs: Shave-and-blend, shave, blend
Button type(s): Dial knob (power, ice selector), toggle switch (shave-and-blend, manual shave and blend)
The MSB64 is a portable 64-ounce margarita and slush blender that has a grind-and-shave mechanism and a front spout.
Button type(s): Dial knob
The Explorer Cordless NBMGDM0900-000 features the Margaritaville signature shave-and-blend technology that shaves the ice before blending it to the other ingredients.
Preset programs: Shave, blend
Button type(s): Push-button and toggle-type (manual shave & blend)