Margaritaville Bali Review – Powerful Frozen Concoction Maker [2020]

margaritaville bali reviewSpecially made kitchen appliances should stand out to differentiate themselves from the rest of the market. This is precisely what the Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker does. The Margaritaville Bali is an advanced version of the Margaritaville machine that prepares restaurant-quality frozen drinks effortlessly.

Apart from the advanced design, the machine features four pre-set programs and a reservoir with a capacity of 6 – 7 drinks per cycle. The self-dispensing tool that serves drinks straight to the glasses also intrigued me.

The concoction maker comes with a gadget-friendly serving spigot that whirs into action while delivering. The blender’s special mixing cylinder activates every time a drink is served. By simply pressing the margarita glass against the serving spout, the machine instantly remixes ingredients to deliver a consistent drink.


Margaritaville Bali Review: Overview

The Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker ingeniously remixes and serves party-batch Rita’s, Coladas, daiquiris, and more. It perfectly blends shaved ice with favorite ingredients to give perfectly consistent drinks. For this, it draws and shaves ice from the machine’s hopper.

The mixer’s second motor blends the shaved ice with ingredients to produce excellently blended drinks with an appealing texture that traditional blenders cannot produce.


Functionality

The Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker features four pre-set programs for making smoothies, margaritas, and daiquiris. The capability of this machine goes beyond the four drinks, as the manual ice shaving and blending mode makes it possible to make a variety of drinks from the machine. The daiquiris pre-set function enables users to add frozen fruit to the blending jar; the smoothie allows the addition of fresh fruits while the margarita and colada mode is a liquid-only blending process. The manual shave and blend function are best for a thicker or thinner consistency.

Making alcoholic slushies and cocktails, such as mojitos and mudslides, is also easy with this machine. For instance, the margarita and colada pre-set function delivers excellent mojitos. Iced teas, lemonades, mocktails, coffee drinks, and other varieties of non-alcoholic drinks can be made from the pre-set options as well.

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The manual shaving only function is best for making snow cones. It makes light and fluffy shaved ice, probably the best recipe for delicious snow cones. It becomes tasty by dispensing the shaved ice without the pitcher to a convenient vessel, such as bowls. Lastly, on the functionality, making carbonated frozen drinks, such as Slurpee and Icee with this machine, is also seamless. Note that it takes several trials and errors of experimenting to get perfect results.


Easy to Operate

Even though the Margaritaville Bali Frozen Concoction Maker appears huge and overly professional, it is very intuitive to use. To brew a drink, load up the ice reservoir with some ice cubes and fill the blending jar with ingredients of your choice. Unlike other concoction makers, there is no need for extracting the jar from the base to put the ingredients.

It can be done by simply sliding the ice chute to the side to expose the lead and open the lid. If everything is set properly, the mixer’s green button lights up immediately, indicating that the machine is ready to run. If not, it turns red, indicating that something was not set correctly.

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With the blending jar set, the next step is selecting the drink type. This could be daiquiris, Coladas, smoothies, or Ritas and the desired amount. A half-jar, which is 30oz, fills 2 – 3 drinks. The full jar, 60oz, fills up to 6 drinks. With these selections ready, press the start/stop button and fetch the drink in under one minute.

Pressing the start button primes the Margaritaville machine to shave the ice into fluffy snow, which descends to the blending jug. Once in the jug, the mixer blends with different speeds and stops once the pre-set delivery option is achieved. It signals with a short beep sound when finished. To adjust the thickness of the drink, opt for the manual shave and blend option.


Cleaning and Assembling

The Margaritaville Bali mixer is quite a huge gadget with multiple components. It measures 12 X 18.7 X 22 inches when fully assembled. However, assembling and disassembling it for cleaning is not complicated. Before cleaning, the shaving functional and blending functional parts have to be disassembled.

Disassembling the shaving functional parts:

  • Empty the ice reservoir either by giving time for the ice to melt and drawn or by shaving it with the manual shave toggle.
  • Once empty, remove the ice reservoir lid and the reservoir itself by twisting anticlockwise to unlock. Remove the lid from the reservoir.
  • Twist to remove the shaving paddle
  • Remove the shaving blades by lightly pressing the ice hopper release tabs.

Disassembling the functional parts:

  • Slide the shaving chute sideways and extract the blending jug
  • Flip the lid latches down from both sides to detach the lid
  • Push the two ledges at the side of the dispenser to remove the drink dispenser
  • Unscrew the collar anticlockwise to loosen the blending blade assembly

Once disassembled, cleaning individual parts manually or in a dishwasher becomes easy. However, take great care when handling sharp ice shaving and blending jar blades.


Margaritaville Bali Review: Final Thoughts

The Margaritaville Bali presents an easy and simplified way of preparing Margaritas, Pina Coladas, and many other frozen drinks. The machine demonstrates a unique remix channel that blends and dispenses every serving effortlessly for a quick, freshly blended drink with restaurant-quality.

The extra-large ice reservoir, multiple pre-set options, premium-crafted blades, and on-demand self-dispenser, the machine suits anyone looking to enjoy concoctions at home or looking to serve a commercial entity. It can be used to serve non-alcoholic drinks for the family or a few people looking to have a good time with consistently blended alcoholic treats.

The only probable issue with this machine is its size. It is quite huge, thus, can take a toll on owners with small storage space. You will also have to dispense the leftovers manually, which are approximately half a glass, as it does not empty the reservoir. Nonetheless, it makes perfect frozen drinks, which is vital when hosting a party.

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