Product FAQs

Frozen Concoction Maker®

What drink varieties can I make using my Fiji™ Frozen Concoction Maker®?

You can make the following drink varieties: Margaritas, Daiquiris, Mudslides and Smoothies. On page 6 of the instruction manual, there are recipes for each drink variety.

Are the blending jar, jar lid, and blending blade dishwasher safe?

Yes these parts are dishwasher safe. Useful hint: Before washing the blending jar, disassemble jar parts and wash separately.

What should I do when the unit is in fault mode (fast blinking red status compass rose indicator light?

Check that the Ice Reservoir, Ice Reservoir Lid, and blending jar are properly installed and in the lock position.

What drink varieties can I make using my Tahiti™ Frozen Concoction Maker®?

With the Tahiti, you can make the following drink varieties:
  • Margaritas
  • Mojitos
  • Daiquiris
  • Piña Coladas
  • Mudslides
  • Smoothies
On page 6 of the instruction manual, there are some recipes of each drink variety that you may try out. Also, there are more delicious recipes on the Recipes page of this web site.

Are there recipes available?

Yes. Please checkout cool recipes on the margaritavillecargo web site under recipes.

Can I make other frozen drinks besides margaritas? How?

Yes. To make other frozen drinks, first add the ingredients and blend manually. After ingredients are well blended then run the preprogrammed cycle as usual.
For example - Making a smoothie
  • First manually blend the fruits in the blending jar.
  • When the fruits are done, run the preprogrammed cycle.

How many drinks can be made on a single charge?

The heavy-duty 18 volt Ni-Cd battery pack creates up to 60 drinks (20 pitchers) on a single charge.

Can I stop the programmed cycle?

Yes. The programmed cycle will stop by hitting the power button.

If the Power Indicator Light does not light on the Explorer™ Cordless Frozen Concoction Maker® , what should I do?

Check to ensure battery unit is fully charged and fully inserted into the unit.

How do I clean the ice out of the top reservoir?

Hold the shave toggle down until all the ice is shaved and goes through to the pitcher. You can then go ahead and empty the pitcher.
* Do not put hands in the ice reservoir. Shaving blade is extremely sharp.

How do I improve the quality of my frozen drinks in the Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®?

Following are some suggestions for improving the quality of your drinks:
  • If the drinks in your Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker® seem to be too watery, simply add more shaved ice by holding the toggle switch in the "Shave Only" for the desired amount of shaved ice. Then, blend it by holding the switch in the "Blend Only" position.
  • Another option is to make sure that you are using the correct drink setting, 1, 2, or 3 drinks. That will adjust the amount of ice that shaved into the pitcher.
  • Important Note: The unit will produce a smaller amount of ice if the ice is too hard (right from the freezer) versus soft ice that has been sitting out for 10-20 minutes. For best results the ice should be allowed to sit for 10-20 minutes before placing into the hopper.

What should I do if the glass blending jar is overflowing during the shave ‘n blend cycle?

Follow the drink recipes included in "making frozen drinks" section of the instruction manual and make sure to not exceed the specified total volume.

Where can I purchase parts and accessories for my Margaritaville® Frozen Concoction Maker®?

You can purchase parts and accessories here on this website. Just click the link on the top called Accessories & Parts, then choose your product. Once there you can see all the cool parts and accessories offered.

Why is my blending jar leaking?

If your blending jar is leaking, check the following:
  • Is the sealing ring over the blade?
  • Is the threaded bottom cap on tight enough?
  • Is the jar cracked?
  • Is the sealing ring missing?
  • Is the sealing ring cracked, broken or rotting?
  • Does the item being blended exceed jar capacity?
For replacement parts, please checkout the accessories and parts page.