Pros & Cons:
The greatest feature (aside from the taste of the amazing drinks due to the measuring lines) would be the ability to shave ice cubes as opposed to crushing them. This really does make a large difference and I think the shaved ice really helps contribute to the overall quality of the drinks. The biggest drawback would be the plastic gearing, I could potentially see this being a problem but as long as the device is cared for and the jar is firmly seated prior to starting I think everything will work out fine. I love my machine and the drinks it creates for me!
The Margaritaville DM0600 Bahamas Frozen Concoction maker is a device that allows you to create bartender quality margaritas in the comfort of your own home. Basically, the ice reservoir is filled, ingredients are added using the No-Brainer mixing tool (which has easy to read measuring lines), and the machine does the rest! It really is that simple and I have been able to produce high quality drinks every time I want one. No more messes, no more mixing, just fill, add, watch, and enjoy!
The essential and important features are the No-Brainer mixing tool with measuring lines (which includes specific measurements for the drink you're creating), the large 36 ounce blending jar, and the blend only/shave only settings. The No-Brainer mixing tool does what the name implies, allows you to add the correct amount of ingredients effortlessly. The 36 ounce blending jar allows for large quantities to be added which will help satisfy an insatiable thirst while choosing to blend ingredients or just shave the ice cubes.
A few important secondary features include power/status indicators (no more guessing as to what the device is doing), strong plastic housing to prevent damage, removable reservoir for any ice that may have melted, hideaway cord which helps during storage, and a tropical color scheme!
The device is conveniently sized measuring 14 x 9 x 18 inches and weighs approximately 16lbs and does not take up much counter space. The machine comes with a 1 year warranty and user manual which contains clear, concise instructions.
Overall, Margaritaville DM0600 Bahamas Frozen Concoction maker is a great way to create those tropical island drinks without having to even put your shoes on. While sipping these cool drinks it's easy to imagine yourself on a sandy beach staring at the horizon off in the distance. It's even great for creating slushies for the kids! The No-Brainer mixing tool, the large shatterproof jar, the indicators, it all comes together nicely and is well designed and makes for a great, easy to use, and appealing device. On a scale of 1 to 5, I would rate it 4.8.
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