This machine is really great. It is very easy and fun to use. It makes really thick slushees. We did our first batch with Hawaiian Punch, and it froze really thick in under 10 minutes. I can't wait to try different kinds of slushees. Besides the fact that it works great, the other thing we love about it is that it looks so totally cute sitting on the shelf. Goes really great with our Nostalgia Electrics popcorn machine and cotton candy machine. We really love all three, and recommend them highly. We love having "Carnival of Fun" Night at our house, using all three at once. Our household is comprised of two full-grown adults, but you wouldn't know it sometimes! Having way too much fun!!!