Ordered two of these to see us through the outdoor entertaining season. They work pretty well for the price. There is some slight leakage around the dispenser, but we just keep a large rubber tray under them and deal with it. Still cheaper than renting a professional machine. One of them actually had a black hair embedded inside the insulated part of the clear plastic container which is a bit disgusting, but we didn't notice it until after we had used it the first time so figured it was too late to send it back. They ran like champs through two parties so far, so despite the minor flaws, I would order them again.
I purchased this machine for myself. My husband and I will have occasional gatherings at our house and I needed something like this. I used my machine for the Thanksgiving holiday and loved it. It worked perfect! Keeps the beverage frozen and made lots of it. It takes about 10 minutes for the machine to make a batch, and I think that it will be for a crowd of like 6 to 10 people because it makes a lot. It is helpful to have something under the spout when it is not in use. It does drip a little, but nothing to really worry about. It is great to have.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Exact description
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Made of really good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate
After shopping around, Overstock had the best price with shipping. This machine keeps the party going, makes amazing beverages, and easy to clean. My mistake was not reading directions first. Allowing around 10 minutes to blend, drinks came out amazing. The best part is being able to make single to a gallon beverages.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Great
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
While this item works very well, it is double the size of a blender (huge)! Margaritas for the neighborhood! Also, know that it takes 8-10 minutes running to make the drinks. We are going to try lemonade and possibly a sweet tea slush. I did almost send it back, but my husband brought home a bag of ice on a hot day and it called to us. Unless your an alcoholic (the first step is admitting you have a problem ;)), this is just too large a machine for two people.
Found out quickly that you have to manually crush your already crushed ice prior to use. The item has no blades only to unsharp metal pieces that take forever to break down ice. After 3 uses during the holidays it completely stopped working. Two stars instead of zero because the spout actually works great. You'll be reduced to blending in a ninja then transferring to your margarator.
I was very hesitant about buying this product based upon some of the reviews or complaints. However, I endorse this product and so does my family during the recent Memorial Holiday. I agree, you will need to place a glass or something under the dispenser, because fluid will come from the spout, but that has not been a major concern for me. In addition, it took a couple of batches to get the results I desired regarding frozen vs not frozen. It is very simple, my dear friends. More ice less mix will make frozen margaritas. There is no need for instructions really and set up does not require reading directions. I am glad I took a chance on this product despite the experiences I read prior to purchasing this product....