Reviewed: Margaritaville DM900 Battery Powered Frozen Concoction Maker

The Margaritaville DM900 is a frozen drink maker that allows you to take the party outside. And not just to the front lawn, but to the beach, to the boat, or where you want to get together and have a great time with friends.

The beauty of this appliance is that it is battery operated. Where other frozen drink machines can only be used at home or within reach of electricity, the Margaritaville DM900 allows you to take the party on the road and create wonderful frozen drinks wherever you are.

Apart from being battery operated, this frozen drink machine offers more or less the same functionality as the DM0500 model. The battery power is provided by an 18-volt Ni-Cd battery pack. It packs plenty of punch too, providing you with enough power for around 80 drinks before you'll need to recharge it.

As with the other models, you'll find the Margaritaville DM900 very easy to operate. After connecting the battery, all you need to do is fill the ice hopper with ice. Next, pour your drink ingredients into the 36 ounce blending jar provided with the machine.

Next, you can choose how many drinks you want the machine to produce. You can choose between 1, 2 or 3 drinks. The machine does the rest, leaving the correct amount of ice and producing a flawless frozen cocktail ready to consume.

Things that you should definitely be concerned about with a portable appliance is build quality. The DM900 is suitably rugged and well designed. It features a large base to help prevent it from falling over. Rubber padded touch points helps to make the machine easy to handle.

Of course, frozen drink makers are heavy, and the Margaritaville DM900 is no exception. The additional purchase of a carry bag, which Margaritaville also produces for this purpose, is highly recommended.

You can expect no degradation in power even after multiple uses on the same charge. As far as cleaning is concerned, the DM900 makes it very easy indeed.

All in all, it is a great appliance to take on those sunset boating trips. What better way to watch the sun go down over the water than with a delicious margarita in your hand.

While it lacks some of the advanced features of the larger corded models, the Margaritaville DM900 is a great all round frozen drink machine that will not disappoint. Battery life is great and the quality of drinks it produces is just as good as other Margaritaville machines. Plus, you can use it indoors and outdoors.