When it comes to making frozen margaritas it’s always in your best interest to have a really good quality blender at your side, after all grinding all that ice can really stress out a machine. In some instances quality of your blender can make or break any party you may be throwing. There’s nothing that will give you that sinking feeling in the pit of your stomach quite as quickly as watching the plastic gears in a cheap blender go up in smoke at the most inopportune time.
The Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker Lineup
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Chances are also better than 50-50 that even if you have a decent blender it's still going to leave those dreaded ice chunks floating around in your glass. Let's face it, blenders are created to chop and mix. In most instances though chopping is not enough to get rid of those ice chunks that are missing from restaurant quality drinks. To accomplish the true restaurant quality drink you need to bring an ice shaver into the picture.
This is where the Margaritaville margarita machine comes into the picture. All the Margarita machines created by the Jimmy Buffett Margaritaville enterprise deftly meld both an ice shaver and blender into a single unit. The action of placing an ice shaver in front of the blending process means that the blender itself will not be fighting large chunks of ice as it creates your drink. This for the most part relegates those ice chunks you usually find in your drinks to the dustbin of your party history and will treat you to nothing but restaurant quality drinks from here on out.
Let's take a quick look at all of the Margaritaville margarita mkers and then put them side-by-side in a comparison chart so you can see exactly what each model provides. Each model has its special plus is going for it and more than likely there is a frozen concoction maker to accomplish whatever party function you're looking for.
This is the entry level Margaritaville machine and will provide all the basic functions you need to be turning out 36 ounce batches your favorite frozen delight at restaurant quality. The ice reservoir holds enough ice for one full picture and automatic shave/blend as well as manual shave/blend functions are included. If you are looking to get started a the lowest cost possible this is your route.
Stepping up the ladder to the Key West model not only gives you all of the basic functions provided by the Bahamas version it also includes the following. The reservoir has been increase in size to 2 pitchers and a handy drink selector allows you to choose 1,2 or 3 drinks.
The changes made in this model include a reservoir size that has been increased to 2 ½ pitchers and a handy blending function. The blending function will automatically change the speed and pulse rate of the machine depending on the type of drinks you're making. The types of drinks programmed in are Ritas, Daiquiris, Slides and smoothies with the drink having its own unique blending cycle.
The Bali is the absolute newest model from the Margaritaville people and has been redesigned in some very key areas. The pitcher is now known as a chamber and will hold up to 60 ounces of whatever you want to blend up. Then once it is blended it’s a simple matter to place your glass under the spout and the auger in the front of the chamber will deliver the drink directly to your glass. It doesn’t stop there though so click on the image to read the full overview.
This Margaritaville machine is the big mama in the Margaritaville line. This machine is for people who need to make a lot of drinks quickly, automatically and not necessarily all the same. This machine actually has three separate blending stations that are controlled individually or in series automatically. You can fill up each blending jar the different concoction, hit the go switch and the machine will systematically blend each jar to perfection.
The one feature that makes this model stand out from all the rest is the fact that this baby can take the party just about anywhere you want it to be. The Explorers 18 volt rechargeable battery holds enough power for you to blend up to 60 drinks on a charge. So whether it's camping, the beach or your neighbor’s backyard this model will have you keeping the party going. Pick up an extra battery and you won't even have to wait for recharges.
Below is a chart listing all the similarities and differences contained in the Margaritaville frozen concoction makers.
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As you can see there is wide latitude in choosing the machine that will be just right for you. One of the benefits common to all these machines is their ease-of-use, which will allow you to spend more time with your party goers and less behind the bar mixing drinks. As a matter fact if you're brave enough you can have your guests mixing their own drinks, it's that simple to use.
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