Pros: Easy to use
One button operation
Impressive while running
Cons: Pitcher leaks while pouring
I have owned the Margaritaville Margarita Maker for a couple of years. I wanted to give it time to be used in all environs and uses. This is one great machine and I love how it operates. I have a family recipe for GREAT margaritas and we have always served them over ice until this machine arrived in our stable. Now we use it for all gatherings and some times on special occasions just for fun.
We bought this product after seeing at a friend's house. It was an easy decision as it made frozen drinks, not just margaritas, better than any bar frozen drink ever. The one button operation of this unit is what makes it magical Everyone is impressed, including me, the owner. Put your favorite beverage in the container, add the ice and press the button - Easy and impressive. I let the ice melt a little, just to get wet looking, the drinks are better this way and the ice shavings are perfect.
My ONLY complaint is the frozen beverage does not pour without dripping. It would seem, for all the other features being perfect, they could have spent more time designing the pitcher so it would not leak or drip.
I like this unit enough that I bought one for a gift and recommend to anyone that sees it work. I would buy another one, tomorrow, for the same price, to have one in my collection.
Do not hesitate to buy this machine, it will be a valued addition to your kitchen tool collection!