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Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas 36-Ounce Frozen-Concoction Maker

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  • 450-watt frozen-concoction maker blends up to 36 ounces
  • Dual motors for shaving ice and blending beverages; ice reservoir
  • Manual shave/blend option for customized drinks; dishwasher-safe parts
  • Shot glass, recipes, and instructions
  • Measures approximately 14-2/5 by 8-2/7 by 18 inches
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Product Description

Make a perfect pitcher of margaritas or other frozen drinks in one easy step. view larger
Capture that casual island attitude.
The Only Frozen Drink Maker with Shaved Ice

Nothing captures that casual islands attitude quite like a Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker. Man oh man, does it ever keep the icy cold drinks flowing. Put it on "Shave 'n Blend," and it automatically churns out a full, 36-ounce pitcher of frozen drinks as good as any you'll ever get in a restaurant. If you want to put your own spin on the concoction, use the custom "shave only" or "blend only" setting. You'll be sipping on a slice of paradise in no time. It's better with the Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker.

  • The only frozen drink maker that shaves ice--instead of crushing/pulverizing
  • Make a 36-ounce frozen drink in one easy step with the automatic "Shave 'n Blend" cycle
  • Customize the consistency of drinks using the manual "shave only" or "blend only" setting
  • The blending jar really lasts--it's high-quality, dishwasher-safe, and shatter-proof
  • Forget about watery, slushy drinks because melting ice is channeled away

A Tropical Breeze to Use

Designed with markings up the side. After measuring in the ingredients, release into the blending jar, and you're well on your way.

For manual control, there's a handy "blend only/shave only" toggle switch, which lets you add more ice--and blend it as long as you want.

Shatterproof Blending Jar

The Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker provides a durable plastic blending jar with a roomy 36-ounce capacity, measuring marks up the side, and a generous easy-grip handle. Both the No-Brainer mixer and the blending jar/lid are dishwasher-safe for quick cleanup.

No-Brainer mixer for mixing top 3 frozen drinks and releasing right into jar. view larger
Automatic "Shave 'n Blend" cycle--or toggle between manual "blend only" or "shave only". view larger
Shatterproof, 36-ounce plastic blending jar. view larger

What's in the Box?

Margaritaville DM0600 Bahamas Frozen Concoction Maker, 36-ounce plastic blending jar, No-Brainer mixer, user manual

From the Manufacturer

The New Margaritaville Frozen Concoction Maker - Bahamas is your passport to transport your next party to the islands. Simply fill the top reservoir with ice, pour your favorite ingredients into the jar and at the touch of a button, the Shave-N-Blend controls automatically make a pitcher-perfect 36 ounces of frozen margarita deliciousness in one easy step. The shaved ice ensures better drink consistency - no more ice chunks or watered down drinks. The Bahamas allows you to shave only and blend only to create customized frozen concoctions by adding more shaved ice or blending a little bit longer. The ice reservoir holds enough ice to make one full pitcher of margaritas in one automatic cycle, while melting ice is channeled into a rear reservoir to avoid watered-down drinks. The tropical color, nautical design elements and chrome accents make the Bahamas the perfect party enhancer for your next spur of the moment party. The blending jar and its components are all dishwasher safe, and the rest of the unit quickly wipes clean. Accessories include a Margaritaville shot glass, a quick start guide, a frozen drink recipe guide, and an instruction manual. The Frozen Concoction Maker - Bahamas is your escape to paradise.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 14.4 x 8.3 x 18 inches
Item Weight 8.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 14.4 pounds
Department Cookware
Manufacturer Margaritaville
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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Item model number DM0500
Customer Reviews
4.7 out of 5 stars 353 customer reviews

4.7 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #12,120 in Home & Kitchen (See Top 100 in Home & Kitchen)
#86 in Kitchen & Dining > Small Appliances > Blenders > Countertop Blenders
Date first available at Amazon.com June 12, 2007

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By J. Walker on July 8, 2008
I picked up the DM0500 model after some extensive shopping around for one of the Margaritaville blenders. This one doesn't hold as much ice as the others but it holds enough for one pitcher worth of drinks. It also doesn't have the fancy buttons that the others have that denote "mudslide," "daiquiri," or "Margarita"(I've heard there is little difference in these settings).

That is the main difference between this model and the others. It had the standard shave only/ blend only switch and a start button( more on that later).

The blender itself is very nice it has some great artistic accents like behind the pitcher on the machine is a metal engraving of a palm tree and a sea plane. The construction is easy and it works right out of the box. All you have to do is attach the ice hopper and you're finished.

Some of the negatives though are that the metal ice chute (that's what I call it) shifts up and down so that it fits perfectly and tightly to the pitcher which is nice except that it doesn't seem like it is extremely sturdy but it hasn't broken yet so I guess I should report that if it does.

The Start button is nice it makes a drink about the consistancy of a smoothie from smoothie king. I enjoyed it alot. The ice hopper shreds ice like a dream and the seal on the top if fantastic. I noticed some people complaining that it spilled and I have had no such problem.

I would highly recommend this model over the others for it's reasonable price and great offerings.
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Made the huge mistake of buying the Margarator first. What a piece of junk. We returned that to the store and we were very hesitant to sink even more money into this, but we really wanted something to make frozen drinks. I am so glad we took the plunge and bought this machine. PERFECT SHAVED ICED CONSISTENCY - JUST LIKE IN THE RESTAURANTS! Very easy to make and very fast. Make sure you follow the recipe ratio in the directions. The recipe calls for 2 to 1 ratio. I was used to following the recipe on the back of most Magarita mixes that are 3 to 1 (Mixer to Alcohol).
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The first time we used it, we made margaritas. They came out perfectly! But we're more into on-the-rocks, so that was that. Note that it is dead simple to use, and cleans up very easily. Only ice goes in the ice bowl, other liquids only go in the blender container. The blender container disassembles easily to clean up, dry and reassemble in a couple of minutes, total. The ice bowl and water-catcher just need to be dried.

Since the first batch, like our daughter who has one of the larger units, we just use it to make shave ice and slushies. It is absolutely outstanding at making all of these frozen concoctions.

For shave ice, fill the ice container with ice cubes and use the shave/blend toggle to shave ice. It will make about 2 blender containers full of shaved ice. Put the shaved ice in bowls or paper cups. Pour about a tablespoon of one of the Monin syrups used for coffee drinks, like blueberry or cherry, on each serving of shave ice.

For a slushie, put 12-16 oz of a cold beverage like lemonade or Coke in the blender part. Fill the ice container about half-full with ice cubes, and press the margarita button. For best taste, use drinks made with cane sugar rather than high-fructose corn syrup. HFCS leaves an aftertaste, while sugar is cleaner and crisper. If you can get Mexican Cokes at a store that serves that market, or Kosher Cokes during certain times of the year, they're made with cane sugar. Odwalla lemonade is made with cane sugar, too.

For a really fancy margarita, after a lot of experimenting, we reproduced our favorite -- the super-smooth 19th Hole Margarita from the Mexquite restaurant. For 3 margaritas (the capacity of the Bahamas model): put these into the blender part: 4.5 oz Sauza Hornitas Reposada tequila, 4.
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We too made the mistake of buying a different machine first, we tried the Margarita Oasis. That machine does not even compare to this one!!! This machine shaves the ice perfectly everytime you dont have the ice chuncks like we did with the other machine. You will love it!!!!
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I bought this for my father for Christmas. He loves making margaritas, but could never get his blender to shave the ice well. This blender shaves ice perfectly and comes with some great drink recipes. I have the larger version that I also use for smoothies, but this size is nice for every day use if you have limited counter space, or as a gift.
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I always assumed that this product would not be worth the money because I already have a good quality blender. However I was never satisfied with the poor quality of frozen drinks my blender produced so I broke down and bought the DM0500. I am now a convert. Like many others have said, what makes this worthwhile over a plain blender is the quality of the shaved ice over blended, crushed ice. I was amazed to realize what a huge difference that made in the consistency of the drink from start to finish. The other advantage is the speed at which you can produce drinks. From the time you pour in the mix to the time you're pouring the drinks is probably not more than 10-15 seconds. And you will never have "rocks" of uncrushed ice left at the bottom of your glass like you can when you make drinks with a blender.

I haven't used any of the other Margaritaville models, and although they may have a few extra bells & whistles i.e., more power, different drink settings, larger ice hopper, etc., I have a hard time believing all those features are worth the additional money. If you only use it occasionally at home and not in a bar where it would get constant use, I don't know what more power would do for you. This model shaves ice perfectly, easily and quickly. A larger ice hopper? This model holds more than enough ice to make a full pitcher of drinks and it only takes seconds to drop in more. Different drink settings? Maybe, but that seems more like a novelty than an advantage. Using the manual settings to shave ice and then mix is simply a matter of flipping the toggle switch up and then down. Need to make it a little thicker? Just flip the switch up and add a little more shaved ice. It just isn't difficult.

I noticed that some people have complained that it leaks when you pour it.
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