New Gadget: Home Margarita Machine
Published On: Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Do you love drinking margaritas but hate the $25 bill after just having two or three at a bar or restaurant? Do you hate the mess associated with making drinks at home in a blender? If so, you should consider buying a home margarita machine so you can begin making frozen margaritas at home.
Buying a margarita at a restaurant or bar can cost you up to $10 a glass. Renting a machine from a business can easily cost you $150 a night. Buying a commercial margarita machine costs literally thousands of dollars. Home margarita gadgets start around $70 and can produce up to a gallon of drinks every few minutes. They also can keep the drinks cool for several hours.
There is also a large variety of home margarita machines to choose from, in a broad range of prices to fit anyone’s budget. If you don’t want to spend very much, you can get a Margarator by Nostalgia Electric, which costs around $100 and can make up to a gallon of drinks at a time. It is an easy, no-frills machine.
If you’d like a slightly higher-end model, you can make margaritas at home with the chic Margaritaville Margarita Machine (this is the same brand as the Margaritaville restaurants). This appliance costs around $250 - $300, but it shaves ice to the very fine consistency you would get at a restaurant. Additionally, the machine allows you to choose how many drinks you want it to make, and it automatically mixes the correct proportions of ingredients.
If you really love unique gadgets, you should purchase a gas-powered margarita blender. As the name suggests, it does not have a plug and require electricity – it is fueled purely by gasoline. This home margarita machine generally runs around $300. It is perfect for those who love the great outdoors and want to be able to enjoy frozen drinks while camping in the wilderness or relaxing on a boat.
A home margarita maker is the perfect addition to your party arsenal. If you love to be social but don’t have the energy to go out, all you need to do is call some friends and tell them you have frosty drinks waiting. Who will say no? Making drinks with a margarita machine is incredibly fast, easy, and cheap. You’ll have your friends wanting to come over all the time! And it doesn’t just have to be an adult occasion; they can bring the kids, too. Just don’t mix up the batch of virgin daiquiris with the alcoholic ones!
The best part is that you can bring home margarita machines with you just about anywhere. Commercial margarita machines are large, clunky, and heavy and do not transport easily. If you buy a home margarita machine, you can use it for a gathering in your house, you can easily bring it to your backyard for a barbeque or swimming party, or you can even take it with you to a friend's get-together. Some home margarita makers, such as the Margarator, even come with a handle to make it extra portable, and come with a car plug so you can power it from anywhere, as long as you have a running vehicle.
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