1 Stars By Paul on 2017-12-25
worked great, you added different alcohols to 5 different containers
This product does not make anything. All it is is three blenders. You have to manually add the ingredients for each drink into each of the three blenders, then set the speed. You can purchase 3 blenders at Walmart for $30 and do the same thing. Years ago they had a similar machine, worked great, you added different alcohols to 5 different containers, and with an LCD display you choose the drink you want, then the machine MAKES IT FOR YOU no mixing no measuring and with all 5 containers filled with alcohol you could make 16 different drinks. This looks like it except it doesn't make anything. Save your money buy a blender instead.
2 Stars By Mort on 2015-09-29
Fun Blender - Defective Jars
I've had the Tahiti blender for a number of years (did not buy through amazon) and have really enjoyed using it, making yummy frosty drinks. Everyone that uses it really enjoys it and it makes a really great addition to our outdoor beach bar.
BUT I am getting really tired of having the jars crack and then break in EXACTLY THE SAME place - on every jar. I've included pictures of three jars - but I've had five in total crack/break exactly like this. The picture of two from Sep 2015, the single jar from Apr 2014 and as I've pointed out, these aren't the only three. It's just a matter of time before the two with the cracks break...not happy, not at all.
It's been difficult to find replacements - Margaritaville doesn't have them and were totally unhelpful when I was trying to find them. I did find a company that did have one (just one) and so I was able to get the replacement. And when I talked to someone at the company where I found the replacement, I was told they are considering not carrying this product anymore due to the terrible customer service that they're getting from Margaritaville.
Overall, the blender itself if wonderful, but due to the fact that :
1) all of the jars have broken or are about to break in the same place,
2) the replacement jars are so difficult to find
3) the customer service is not very good,
I would certainly never recommend this particular blender to anyone.
5 Stars By Aimee Beachy on 2016-11-15
This machine is amazing! We would give it 10 stars! No more weekly margarita nights out!
5 Stars By Islandgirl on 2015-09-08
Cave Men LOVE it! Plus Party Tips!
So far, so good! We've used it for three parties in the last 6 weeks, and it has been great, working flawlessly... unless a 3 inch blob of ice gets caught in the hopper. It can't deal with anything larger than a regular ice cube, and note that we always use the bagged ice and let it get a tiny bit melty as suggested in the instructions. My dear hubby was hesitant about buying such an expensive item, but is now a convert, not just because the machine keeps the party flowing with drinks, but also because it is a showstopper and great conversation starter. The funny thing is, the men gather around it like it is a shiny new Corvette and ooh and ahhh over it.... You can see the glazed look in their eyes as they watch it whip out batch after batch of frozen concoctions. I almost expect them to start grunting and waving cave man clubs in the air. (Just kidding, guys!) But suffice it to say that the Tahiti Frozen concoction maker has been a hit here! The guys have renamed it "That Tsunami Margarita maker!" One thing I have to warn you about... (and many thanks to the other posters for the heads up)... do NOT just think you can use the recipes in the recipe book and find satisfaction! Au Contraire! We tried the Margarita recipe exactly.. UCK! too tart, just awful.... took us 5-6 tries to get it right. (But it was fun practicing!) Finally involved a combo of Minutemaid limeaid, Masters of Mix Margarita mix, Triple Sec, Tequila and just a tiny dash of OJ. The Mojito recipe and Daiquiri recipes in the book also required major tweaking. Also, you will need to PRACTICE before you do it for a party... So glad we read the reviews and did so, because it would have been rather embarrassing otherwise. It isn't hard to operate, its just a little different from a standard blender. And you have to remember to take the "lid" off before you try and pour. The function of being able to add more shaved ice and reblend is a great help. In hot sun, it only takes a few moments for any drinks left in a pitcher to separate, but a quick shave of more ice and a quick blend brings it back to par. Also, be warned... SERIOUSLY! It says it in the warning info several times... DO NOT STICK YOUR HANDS NEAR THE BLADES! I didn't think and was trying to get the last of some shaved ice out of the pitcher with my finger, and discovered just how RAZOR SHARP those blades in the three pitchers really are! ( No worries, all healed, now!) BUT be careful with them! Another thing you need to account for... you can't over fill the pitcher and get a bigger batch. When it blends, it is very powerful, and the level rises significantly. That said, once the ice is in, a pitcher of drinks yields about 24 oz, and will generally provide 3.5 drinks per pitcher. No biggie if you only have 8 people standing around, but if your party lends itself to a larger guest list, say 25-30, you'll have to hustle to get those drinks out. At least the first round. Our answer to this problem was to premix the "batches" of drinks. We used the SCREW ON TOP FOOD CONTAINERS by rubbermaid/glad or whoever, because I have found they DO NOT LEAK, and kept them in a cooler. Once you get your recipe to your satisfaction, you should end up with about 1.5 cups of "mix" (That is the flavored mix ingredients plus the alcohol. If you add fresh or frozen fruit, it will be closer to 2 cups.) We labeled the containers... about 10 of each...Mojito..."Rita"... Daiquiri...then we froze them until the morning of the party. We kept them in a cooler under the bar. They were NOT frozen when we put them into the blender. Making these up ahead of time eliminated error, and standing around measuring things into the pitcher. Big time saver! Any "batches" unused went back to the freezer for the next event. Note we did not find any single bottled mix that really did the trick alone when mixed with the spirits. All bottled mixes just seemed to be missing something. Be aware that if you make "Virgin" non-alcoholic drinks, you will need to use water to replace the spirits in a double amount. i.e if your recipe calls for 2 jiggers of spirits, the non-alcoholic recipe will likely need 4 jiggers of water. That's because the spirits really melt the ice. Without it, the drink is quite thick and hard to pour. So, if you are thinking about taking this plunge... go for it if it is in your budget. We haven't regretted it and would surely buy it again. Just be sure to perfect your recipes, practice, and prepare enough pre-mixed "batches" in advance. ;-)
4 Stars By VGold on 2017-07-07
My one complaint is that it's not made with cleaning ...
My one complaint is that it's not made with cleaning in mind. The bases the pitchers sit on get very sticky and should be able to be washed. I have to get a swab or a cloth and knife tip to get all the mess out of the crevices.
5 Stars By Wendy Wooden on 2016-11-21
Love, love, love this machine. I would buy it again and several guests at my house said they wanted to purchase one, too.
5 Stars By gregory gambucci on 2017-01-22
works as advertised and well received by family members.
5 Stars By Elle on 2016-12-14
Such a fun machine to have! Makes frozen drinks like a dream.
5 Stars By Rick Shurock on 2017-05-08
This machine is the life of the party. I run all three mixers at the same time with different drinks. Easy to clean. The pitchers actually keep the ice drinks icee for quite a while!!
4 Stars By 2DayDeliver Customer on 2017-10-24
I like this product
I like this product. but if you only want to make one drink you have to do it manually and the auto feature only blends a full pitcher. If it had the option for 1 to 4 serving options I would have giving this a 5 star. In either case it is still a good product.