Top 10 Best Margarita Machine for 2017 + Reviews

Margarita machine guide

Best Margarita Machines:

There are a lot of different choices when searching the best margarita maker with the prices ranging from $40 up to 450. This margarita machine guide provides detailed information and a list of the best margarita machines for 2017 to help you find that machine that matches your needs. They are chosen based on their reviews, ratings and rankings.

Best Margarita Machine Comparison Table

Margaritaville Key West - DM10002 x 36 ounce capacity
450 Watts
1 pre-programmed drink setting
Margaritaville Tahiti - DM3000 3 x 24 ounce capacity
700 Watts
6 pre-programmed drink settings
Margaritaville Bahamas - DM060036 ounce capacity
450 Watts
1 pre-programmed drink setting
Margaritaville Fiji - DM250036 ounce capacity
550 Watts
4 pre-programmed drink settings
Margaritaville bali - DM350060 ounce capacity
650 Watts
4 pre-programmed drink settings
Self dispensing
Nostalgia Electrics MSB6464 ounce capacity
200 Watts
Nostalgia Electrics HSB590128 ounce capacity
150 Watts
Nostalgia FBS400 Retro40 ounce capacity
40 Watts
Margaritaville DM900 Battery-Powered36 ounce capacity
18 volt battery

Margarita Machine, vs an Ice shaver vs a blender?

Why do you need a special machine for making margarita’s? Let´s start with why a simple blender or an ice shaver is different then a margarita maker. The average margarita machine differs from an ordinary ice shaver or blender as it is made to do it both, shaving and blending. First it shaves and then it blends. While the other two can sometimes do both, they are not specifically made for that goal. As a result you get for example a margarita with:

  • larger ice lumps in it if performs the blending better and the shaving as an afterthought
  • or the other way round if the machine was made primary for shaving ice the taste is watery in the beginning and too strong in the end

That is why people who make margaritas more often prefer a real margarita machine instead of one of the other options. Still there are some blenders-shavers which are also often used as margarita maker so I will show them in this review too. 

best Margarita makerTop 3 best margarita machines (semi commercial)

Margaritaville was and is one of the best margarita makers especially for intensive use. Often the best sold is one of the best but if it is the best for you that will vary on your personal needs and the price. Here are the top 3 Margaritavilles:

Margaritaville Key West – DM1000 (Best sold margarita machine 2017: )

The Margaritaville DM1000 Frozen Concoction Maker is the most sold margarita maker in may 2017. Give your party a special touch by serving restaurant – quality frozen beverages with this distinctive straightforward Margaritaville DM1000 Frozen Concoction machine. Much more than simply an regular blender, the machine mechanically shaves ice and blends up to thirty two ounces of your desired cool drink, all at the tap of a button. Basically just pour the ingredients into the glass jar and put ice in the top reservoir. Choose how many drinks to make, and the appliance automatically mixes the correct amount of ice by the ingredients. Additional highlights consist of easy front access controls, a steady footprint, an easy-to-clean design, and a solid handle and drip-free spout on the glass jar for elegant serving. Read more…

Margaritaville Tahiti – DM3000 Frozen Concoction Maker

The Margaritaville DM3000 Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker is the ultimate Machine for real frozen drink lovers: the Margaritaville Tahiti Frozen Concoction Maker! Yes, it is quite expensive but then you get something really nice too. It creates all kind of frozen drinks you could imagine like: slush, margarita, mudslides, smoothies and mojitos etc… As it has 3 x 24 ounce jars you can throw quite a party with it. You can make 3 separate frozen drinks at the same time.  And in addition to the drinks this machine is also gets you a lot of attention. But hey, you buy this for the drinks only, right? Read more…

Margaritaville Bahamas – DM0600 Frozen-Concoction Maker

The Margaritaville Bahamas is your solution to transfer your next party to the tropical beaches.  The shaved ice ensures improved drink thickness – no left over ice chunks or watered down beverages. The Bahamas enables you to shave only and blend only to produce personalized frozen slushees through adding extra shaved ice or blending a little tad longer. The ice tank holds sufficient ice to create one full jug of slush in one routine cycle. Melting ice gets channeled into a back reservoir to shun watered-down drinks. Everything is dishwasher proof. Accessories consist of a Margaritaville shot glass, a quick start guide, a frozen drink recipe guide, and an instruction manual. Read more

cheap margarita makerTop 3 cheap margarita machines

Upcoming is nostalgia electrics. These are in a different quality and price range so great for people who don’t use it often.

Nostalgia Electrics MSB-64 Margarita and Slush Maker

Have chilly, ice-blended slushies or other blended drinks like margaritas, daiquiris, coffees with the 64-ounce Margaritor. This machine utilizes a patented “grind and shave” method to crush ice effortlessly so it does not result in large chunks of ice akin to conventional blenders. Furthermore, this slush machine has a forward spout that makes dispensing your drinks trouble-free, and it comes with a drip tray to make cleaning easy. Read more…

Nostalgia Electrics HSB590

This HSB-590 is a step up from the MSB-64.

Nostalgia FBS400 Retro

This margarita machine has a great retro look, but oh so low Watts to shave the ice and blend your drinks.

Top 3 best non margarita machines to make margaritas

As explained above, Ice Shavers or blenders are not ideal to make margaritas. But some are often used as margarita machine. Here follow 3 of the often used, none margarita machines, which are often used as one:

Margarita girl double bowlTop 3 best commercial Margarita machines

The Margaritaville series are of a very good quality, good enough for small commercial use, like a small restaurant. If you need a margarita maker with more capacity you should check out the commercial margarita machine comparison page.

List of available margarita machines types

Margaritaville Bahamas DM0600
Margaritaville Key west DM1000
Margaritaville Tahiti DM3000
Margaritaville Bali DM3500
Margaritaville Fiji DM2500
Margaritaville Explorer DM900

Nostalgia Electrics:
Nostalgia Electrics MSB64
Nostalgia Electrics HSB590
Nostalgia FBS400 Retro

Short reviews of other Margarita Makers

Margaritaville Explorer DM900 Frozen-Concoction Maker

The main pro of this machine is that it’s battery operated. So this makes it a portable margarita maker and you can take it with you where ever you go and create good slushees or margaritas. The machine is easy to use and the battery is powerful enough for about 60 drinks so no need to get thirsty…  Read more… 

Margaritaville Bali DM3500
Margaritaville Fiji DM2500

Margaritaville DM2000 Premium Frozen Concoction Maker

The difference with the cheaper margaritaville makers is that the Fiji DM2000:

  • With this margarita maker you can make 1 or 2 or 3 servings and the machine adds the proper amount of ice. If you don’t want a full pitcher then with some of the cheaper ones you will have to decide on the timing and the amount of ice yourself.
  • Has a knob to choose which of the different drinks you want to make: Rita’s, Daq’s, Colada’s or Smoothies. This will vary when to blend, how long to blend, Read more…