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
If you don't have the top on just right and in a locking position it doesn't run, and when you think you have it on just right it starts and goes all over the place and gets your guests all frinkin' wet!! How embarrassed I was... It's a hard machine to clean as well, takes 2 people... I thought it was going to be a great machine for my yearly Halloween party and boy was I wrong!
I bought this as a house-warming gift. The first time my daughter used it she told me it would not grind even small ice cubes (caused the motor to smoke) and they had to buy flake ice. I offered to return it but she said they would keep it so I threw away the paper work and the packaging. The second time she used it, the blades caught on and mangled some kind of protective guard while mixing drinks. I was really disappointed that I couldn't return it then but also figured the cost of returning it would have been prohibitive. The third time she used it, we all found metal shavings in bottom of our glasses so it had to go in the garbage.
I wouldn't recommend this machine to anyone.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? fine
Please tell us about the quality of the product. poor
How accurate was the on site description of the product? fair
I've only used this machine once, but have a party planned for 4th of July, and fully intend to make margaritas. It is a heavy duty machine and I think it will be a welcome addition since a gallon of margaritas should last for a while, and I won't have to constantly man a blender to keep everyone happy.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Appears to be great
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
We received the same product as a gift four years ago and it worked very well...a great party machine! After four years, the parts froze up but we liked it so well, we ordered a new one. The only complaint is when you are using the machine to dispense the drinks it is loud when you flip the switch and definitely need to put napkin or plate under the spout so it doesn"t leak on the counter or floor. Overall, it is an appliance I want to keep around. I would order another one!
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? same
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Very pleased
How accurate was the on site description of the product? same
Thank you for contacting us janet7618. The manual does come with some recipes and you can also use premixed stuff.
Please let us know if you have any further questions.overstockcustomercare1 on Jun 19, 2013
The Nostalgia Electrics HSB-590 Stainless Steel Margarita And Slush Machine is a frozen drink machine that will add thirst-quenching fun to any occasion! It uses crushed ice or small ice cubes from the freezer and not only makes fantastic margaritas, but can also mix up batches of other favorite frozen drinks such as daiquiris or slushes for the kids! An easy pour spout dispenses frozen drinks directly into a glass. This machine is designed for kitchen or home bar use but can also be used in places such as family rooms, dorm rooms, offices and club houses. You could try our local hardware store. We don't sell replacement parts.
overstockcustomercare1 on Jan 21, 2013
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