When those hot summer months roll around, people invariably look for different ways to beat the heat. While a day spent by a swimming pool is always welcome on a particularly hot day, it isn’t really complete without a cool beverage to go along with it. And there are few better refreshing summer beverages than something sweet and ice blended. Whatever, their name — slushy, Icee, Slurpee — the principal behind all of them is the same: blended, fruit flavored ice drinks.
One new slush product on the market that has been getting a lot of attention of late is the Magic Slush. This is a product marketed to those who enjoy ice blended drinks. More specifically, it is marketed to children because of its ability to turn most liquids into slush drinks — which are always popular among kids. Taking a close look at the Magic Slush or go for slushie machine hire, it’s possible to see the unit’s appeal.
Inside The Magic Slush
Upon first inspection of the product one definitely gets the sense this product is more for kids. The Magic Slush comes in a brightly colored box with photos of kids on the front giving their positive testimonials. Those who purchase this product might also notice the red ‘As Seen on TV” logo. Indeed this product is featured in many infomercials, which is likely where most people have heard of it.
After removing the Magic Slush contents from the box people will likely think all they have is a plastic pitcher. The pitcher is the largest component, but it’s the plastic ice cubes that make the product. There are three large plastic ice cubes that come included in the box. One other thing included in the box is a plastic spoon/straw. The first thing those who have purchased this product are going to want to do is fill the ice cubes with water and put them in the freezer.
After the water inside the plastic ice cubes has completely frozen, it’s time to pop the lid off the plastic pitcher and place the cubes inside. Many have pointed out that it is vital to the overall success of this product to pack the ice cubes as close together as possible in order to prevent them slipping around inside the pitcher. The next step is to fill the pitcher with whatever beverage the user would like to make a slushy from. This could be soda, juice, pretty much anything. There is also a fill line marked on the pitcher so users know just how much to pour.
Using Magic Slush
To actually make the slush the user needs to replace the pitcher’s top and screw it on securely. Then it’s time to shake the pitcher. One drawback to the Magic Slush is that is can take a little while (a minute or two of shaking) to actually create the slush drink. The user also has to block a pressure hole at the top with their finger while shaking the pitcher, periodically lifting their finger up to release the pressure.
After a minute or so of shaking the slush drink will be about done. Another drawback to the product is that it doesn’t make very much slush drink, as the plastic ice cubes take up a lot of space in the pitcher. However, a positive to the unit is that it is indeed effective and since it’s reusable the owner is never far from a tasty slush drink. And it is almost guaranteed that kids will enjoy the product. So, in the end, because the unit isn’t prohibitively expensive, and because it is reusable, Magic Slush is a nice addition to home kitchen accessories.