Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

ALL LOLITA HAND PAINTED GLASSWARE IS ON SALE!!!!

Lolita hand painted glassware, margarita glasses, wine glasses, coffee glasses/mugs, mojito glass sets, champagne glass sets.



All Lolita is perfect for the Holidays!

Thursday, December 4, 2008

MikWright Holiday Cocktail Drink Coasters

You have to buy your friends some of these MikWright Holiday Coasters. You can buy them individually for $3.50 each or buy the whole set and you get one free.
These are better than a Christmas Card...washable, reusable and cheaper than a greeting card. As a bonus, THEY ARE STINKIN' FUNNY!




Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Funny Hip Flasks


Funny Flasks for your hip. Hip Flasks for your funnybone. Liquor Flasks for your....liquor(of course)!

Olive Sandwiches funny, retro Hip Flasks

Anne Taintor funny Liquor Flasks...COMING SOON!!

Jack Daniel's Flasks

Lush Life Flasks


All of these cool Liquor Flasks make great gifts!

Funny Coffee Mugs...Cheap Gifts!




We have new Funny Mugs from Anne Taintor and Olive Sandwiches. Funny mugs make great inexpensive..dare we say, cheap gifts. In these economic times, it is nice to find a gift for a friend or family member that won't break your budget.

Think about this:

Price of a greeting card = $3 - $9

Price of a Funny Mug = $6 - $9.95

Price of a pack of Funny Cocktail Napkins $2 - $4.95

The laugh from your friend or relative = PRICELESS!

Party Supplies, Cocktail Party Supplies, Drinking Party Accessories


Party Supplies are a must have for any gathering of more than 2 people. There, it has been written. Whether they are Cocktail Party Supplies, Drinking Party Supplies (Hey, every party needs a theme!)

Party Cups

Party Cups for your next Event!

PICK YOUR NOSE party cups with personality

Who knows how to liven up a party? YOU do! Each of these photo-realistic paper cups comes emblazoned with a new nose. When you tip your head to take a drink – voila – you get an instant nose job, and a chuckle from the crowd.

Remember, never turn your nose up at a good laugh!

There are 24 12-oz. cups in each pack, evenly divided between male and female proboscises (errr, noses). Packed in a nice clear box.




Etch-It Party Cups and Name Tags

Name-tag or Artist Canvas? Here is the latest way to add a priceless amount of FUN to group events.

Etch-it equipped disposable cups are instant, fun and pen-less. They save time and money. The newest in party cups. These fun etch-it cups help party guests remember their drinks.

They work like a real etch-it board. No need to get markers for the plastic cups. Peel the protective paper and use your fingernails to write your name or draw a picture to easily identify your cup.

Party guests will love the new Etch-it Party Cups. Never Lose Your Drink Use Fewer Cups Great Party Ice Breakers Everyday Family Fun Doubles as a Name tag.

Less Germ Exposure Less Clean Up Great for the Office School, Church, Club Meetings etc.

Etch-It also has Name Tags!



These plastic cups are made of a durable and sturdy plastic. A cup with a sense of humor. A hit at any party. Weekend Waterford cups are a big hit.




Etch-It Party Cups Are Here!


Etch-It Party cups...Never Lose Your Cup Again!

Name-tag or Artist Canvas? Here is the latest way to add a priceless amount of FUN to group events.

Etch-it equipped disposable cups are instant, fun and pen-less. They save time and money. Etch-It are the newest in party cups. These fun etch-it cups help party guests remember their drinks. They work like a real etch-it board.

No need to get markers for the plastic cups. Peel the protective paper and use your fingernails to write your name or draw a picture to easily identify your cup.

Party guests will love the new Etch-it Party Cups. Never Lose Your Drink Use Fewer Cups Great Party Ice Breakers Everyday Family Fun Doubles as a Nametag Less Germ Exposure Less Clean Up Great for the Office School, Church, Club Meetings etc.

Friday, August 29, 2008

New Anne Taintor Napkins, Retro Napkins and Funny Cocktail Napkins





More Fun than
Yet another Greeting Card!


Instead of buying another $5 Birthday Card, why not by a $4.95 package of funny cocktail napkins for your friend's next birthday? You will get more mileage out of the napkins than you will from the card. Plus your friend can share the napkins with you when she shares the cocktails.

Cool, Hip Flasks that are Funny, Retro and Chic




Cool, Hip Flasks that are Funny, Retro and Chic






We have said and written about it many times. We just love the idea of liquor flasks...also known as hip flasks, retro flasks, flask...you get the idea. The hip flask can be so much more than just a convenient, discreet transport for your vodka, burbon, gin or what have you. The hip flask can be and should be funny. Of course, the Jack Daniel's flasks are great too, but there are so many really funny flasks out there now. Anne Taintor Flasks & Olive Sandwiches flasks just to mention a few.

Pick one up for yourself or a friend soon.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Cheap Gifts, Inexpensive Gifts, Affordable Gifts, Gifts on a Budget


With gas prices up to and over $4 per gallon, what are the good gift givers out there supposed to do? You want to give that friend, colleague, cousin, sister, brother, mother, father... (you get the idea) a neat, cool gift for their special occasion. But oh darn that tight budget!





Here are some fun gift ideas for gift items that won't break the bank:

  1. Olive Sandwiches gift items
  2. Prima Donna glass serving pieces and drink coasters...THEIR ON SALE!
  3. Mina Lee funny cocktail napkins and matching coffee mugs & tea cups
  4. Murray's Law funny gift items, cocktail napkins and coffee mugs
  5. Wild Eye cool, chic cocktail shakers and ice buckets
  6. Anne Taintor retro gift items, coffee mugs, funny cocktail napkins
  7. Bad Cat funny cocktail napkins
  8. Corona beer gift items, koozies, bar signs, beer mugs, pilsner glasses & more
  9. Design Design funny gift items, coffee mugs and funny cocktail napkins
  10. Jack Daniel's licensed giftware, shot glasses, flasks, cocktail glasses & decanters
  11. Go Girl funny, retro gift items and retro cocktail napkins
  12. Lolita Hand Painted Glassware, martini glasses, margarita glasses, cocktail pitchers & more
  13. Lush Life fun and funky cocktail items
  14. Mr. Tony (Lollylu) cute and funny Bikini (Booby) & Booty coffee mugs
  15. Mary Phillips Designs wine glasses, drink coasters, funny cocktail/beverage napkins & more
  16. MikWright retro and funny coffee mugs, funny cocktail napkins, drink coasters plates and other gift items
  17. Fred fun cocktail and liquor accessories and gift items
  18. The Simpsons® pilsner beer glasses

So there you go! These gift items have all price ranges. The majority of them are under $25. And many gifts are under $5! Think about it. You can get a pack of funny cocktail napkins for just a few more dollars than you can buy a birthday card. And cocktail napkins give you much more bang for your buck. Cocktail napkins make you laugh, keep your cocktail glass sweat off the furniture, clean your mouth after that yummy bite and you can share them with your friends. You can't do that with a birthday card!

So when you need that birthday gift, wedding gift, anniversary gift or host/hostess gift, think about YouNeedADrink.com . We will ship it fast!

Retro Flasks & Thermoses

We all know that there are some days when you MUST take your cocktail with you. We have been the hit at the movie theater viewing of Sex & The City when we snuck (or is the word now used as "sneaked...not sure when the past tense of sneak changed) in Cosmopolitans. Beats a regular old fountain drink at $5.

Well what are we supposed to do to transport our favorite cocktail? If you happen to have a thermos that will fit in your purse, good for you! And if you had your very own flask that fit oh so neatly into your hip pocket, all the better.



For the rest of us, here are the newest "MUST HAVE" items.

OLIVE SANDWICHES Retro Thermos collection.

Here is the "Gardening, Yoga, Bubble Baths, Medication...and I still want to smack somebody!" Thermos.

There is a matching Flask and Coffee Mug/Tea Cup.



Think about all those times that you needed a hot cup of coffee on the go. With the price of Starbucks now, this item is really a money saver too? You can pack enough coffee to get you through the morning.

And when you need a cold drink, well what was the old Thermos advertisement? "Keeps Hot Things Hot, Keeps Cold Things Cold! And as a bonus, it is too cute and stylish!




Here is the "Yoo, Hoo! Has anybody seen my sanity?" Retro Thermos from Olive Sandwiches.


There is a matching Flask too!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Bad Cat Napkins....Hilarious!

Bad Cat Napkins...MEOW!!

From the author Jim Edgar :



EXPOSED!

It's the dark side that most cat owners never see. The side that wouldn't be caught dead purring. Here, captured in all their infamy, are hundreds of trouble-makers, delinquents and dementos. They're bad cats, with bad intentions, bad habits and bad attitude. So the next time your sweet little ball of fur misses the litterbox, ask yourself...was it really an accident?



These funny cocktail napkins from Jim Edgar are a great compliment to the NY Time Bestselling book series.

Meet the crew:

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Funny and Cool Mugs...Everyone needs one!



For the sake of filling up this blog entry with information regarding gifts and giftware, we thought it was important to point out just how much a funny, hip, funky, cool coffee mug (or tea mug if you prefer) is cherished by your friends and family. There is nothing like having your morning Joe in your favorite mug. So why not give the funny gift that keeps on giving...every day. So here is what we have....funny gifts, funny giftware, funky gifts, funky giftware, cool gift items, groovy and hip gifts that are cheap, inexpensive yet oh so chic and did we say funky?

YouNeedADrink.com has a great line of funny, cool, funky and hip coffee cups, tea cups by artists and companies like Lolly Lu, Mr. Tony, MikWright, Murray's Law, Mod Broads, Bad Girl Art, Mary Phillips, Anne Taintor, Ephemera, Mina Lee, Emerson, Design Design, Olive Sandwiches mugs and more.






Lolita has new mugs too. Lolita Hand painted coffee glasses (or mugs which ever you prefer) add some style to your morning. Tracy Lolita Yancey is the artist.

A funny, funky, hip and cool coffee mug or tea cup brings humor to your morning. A laugh and a smile will make your coffee and tea never tasted so good!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Used Frozen Drink Equipment


Party like a Pro!!!!
Partying is our business!
And, Frozen Drink Machines and Mixes are our specialty!


Used Bunn Ultra II Frozen Drink Machines ONLY $1200*

Used SPM (Crathco) Frozen Drink Machines ONLY $800*


We currently have a few used frozen drink machines (yes, they are also called used margarita machines, used daiquiri machines, used slush machines, used smoothie machines..in case you wanted to know) for sale. These were machines we owned ourselves. As you would expect, we keep our machines in top running condition. Sure, there are some minor scratches and dents, but they all look good, run good and freeze well. (see the pictures above)

Just to make sure they're in top shape, we've just finished doing a complete Preventative Maintenance on each of these machines. They're ready to go! When these machines are gone, they're gone. We rarely sell used machines, so you better get one while you can.

Imagine making frozen Margaritas, Daiquris, Rum Runners, Cosmopolitans, etc. right at home! So, if you want to impress your friends and be the life of the party, call us now!
And, after you get your very own machine, remember, we've got the best drink mix around. We even carry our own lines of juice-based slush flavors for kids. Nutrition they'll never know they're getting! Take a look at all of our drink mix options.
Because you look like YouNeedADrink(.com)!!!

Sincerely,
Your Party Friends at YouNeedADrink.com 615-353-5715

We accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

*Shipping is NOT included at the pricing shown. Shipping charges are added at time of checkout. Based on shipping from Nashville, TN via freight carrier. Local pickup is available in Nashville, TN. TN residents are required to pay Sales Tax.

Discounts do not apply to taxes, shipping, or handling charges. Equipment Purchases, Rentals and Custom Orders are not eligible for discounts.

Friday, February 29, 2008

Crathco/Wilch/Grindmaster Margarita/Smoothie/Slush Machines 3312

Crathco/Wilch/Grindmaster
Margarita/Smoothie/Slush Machines 3312



Crathco/Grindmaster/Wilch Model 3312 Twin, 3/4 HP, Standard Beverage Freezer - Counter Top Model. This Frozen Drink/Margarita/Slush/Smoothie/Granita/Daiquiri Machine is known by 3 different names: Grindmaster, Crathco and Wilch. This is a Solidly Built Commercial Grade Frozen Margarita Machine!
Features:
  • 3312 Available in 115V/60Hz or 220V/50Hz
  • Optional auto fill, base stand, filter kits, black metal panels, and drink spinners available
  • Rugged belt drive system - Heavy duty construction
  • 3/4 HP compressor
  • Quality stainless construction
  • Your choice of attractive back lit frozen drink mix promotional signs
  • ''Mix Low'' light to remind you to add more frozen drink mix product
  • lluminated frozen drink product and valve on the front of the margarita machine
  • Compact, this frozen beverage machine is only 18 1/2'' wide
  • Serve any combination of 2 profitable frozen drink flavors
  • 90 Days Parts and Labor/1 Year Non Wearable Parts Warranty/5 Years Compressor

SPECS:

  • 115V/1840W/15.8A or optional 220V/50Hz/1980W
  • Air-cooled, self-contained frozen margarita machine
  • Frozen drink mix product capacity-1.5 Gal (6 liters); Frozen beverage storage hopper capacity-3.0 Gal (11.3 liters); Total 4.5 Gal. (17 liters)
  • 3/4 HP compressor (2) 1/4 HP drive motor
  • Listings:UL, CUL, NSF
  • Dimensions: 26 3/4” x 18 1/2” x 29”
  • Weight: 245 lbs

Options:

  • Front mounted spinner
  • Automatic refill (BIBor bulk tank)
  • Base stand with casters
  • 4” (10cm) Legs

VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR THIS MACHINE.

VISIT OUR FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Thursday, February 28, 2008

Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 127A, 113A & 217A Frozen Drink Machine/Margarita Machine/Slush Machine/Smoothie Machine/granita

Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 127A Frozen Drink Machine
Margarita Machine/Slush Machine/Smoothie Machine/Granita


The Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 127A , 113A & 217A frozen drink machines are manufactured with a high quality stainless steel cabinet which houses a restaurant grade stainless steel hopper and cylinder which is attached to a sturdy, hand-crafted steel frame. The hopper and cylinder are joined by a feed hole to allow gravity flow operation. The drive motor is mounted within the frame and rotates counter clockwise (as viewed from the front of the machine). Panels are stainless steel with plastic louvered inserts to allow maximum airflow for cooling. A stainless steel beater assembly is installed in the cylinder and held in place by a clear plastic faceplate, which in turn is held onto the face of the machine with four attractive knobs. Four adjustable legs are installed for leveling. Frozen drink mix dispensing is provided for via a specially designed “drip-free”, automatic closing faucet assembly. Compact Size, saving valuable counter space


SPECS 127A:

  • Freezing Cylinder One, 7½ quart (7.2 liter) capacity.
  • Mix Hopper One, 16 quart (15.4 liter) capacity.
  • Refrigeration Unit Internally mounted condensing unit.
  • Compressor: ¾ H.P. 6600 BTU/Hr.
  • Refrigerant: R404
  • Suction Pressure: 40 psi
  • Beater Motor One, 1/10 hp. Motor
  • Electrical Standard is 115V/60Hz/1Ph. 12.0 amps
  • Power cord - 15 amps
  • Optional is 230V/60Hz/1Ph. 6.0 amps Power cord - 20 amps
  • Dimensions Width: 12” (30.5 cm) Depth: 25 ¾” (65.4 cm) Height: 24.5” (61 cm) Floor Clearance: 4” (10 cm)
  • Approximate Weights Net: 135 lbs. (61.4 kg) Crated: 150 lbs. (68.3 kg)
  • Volume: 13.0 cu. Ft.
  • This unit is designed and constructed to meet stringent safety and sanitation requirements for NSF and UL.

Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 113A Frozen Drink Machine
Margarita Machine/Slush Machine/Smoothie Machine/Granita




SPECS 113A:


  • Frozen Drink Freezing Cylinder One, 3.5 quart (3.3 liter) capacity.
  • Frozen Drink Mix Hopper One, 8.5 quart (8.0 liter) capacity.
  • Refrigeration Unit Internally mounted condensing unit.
  • Compressor: 1/3 H.P. 1525 BTU/Hour
  • Refrigerant: R 404
  • Suction Pressure: 25 psi
  • Beater Motor One, 1/12 hp. Motor
  • Electrical Standard is 115V/60Hz/1Ph. 10.0 total amps with a 15-amp cord. Optional is 220V/60Hz/1Ph. 5.0 total amps with a 20-amp cord.
  • Dimensions Width: 10.75” (27 cm) Depth: 19” (48 cm) Height: 20.5” (52 cm) Floor Clearance: 1” (2.5 cm)
  • Approximate Weights Net: 100 lbs. (45 kilos) Crated: 110 lbs. (55 kilos)
  • Volume: 6.0 cu. Ft.
  • This unit is designed and constructed to meet stringent safety and sanitation requirements for NSF and UL.

Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 217A Frozen Drink Machine
Margarita Machine/Slush Machine/Smoothie Machine/Granita



SPECS 217A:

  • Freezing Cylinder Two, 3.5 quart (3.3 liter) capacity.
  • Electrical Standard is 115V/60Hz/1Ph. 14.0 total amps With a 20 amp cord. Optional is 230V/60Hz/1Ph. 7.0 total amps with a 20 amp cord.
  • Mix Hopper Two, 12.0 quart (11.5 liter) capacity.
  • Dimensions Width: 22” (53 cm) Depth: 19.5” (50 cm) Height: 24.5” (62 cm) Floor Clearance: 4” (10 cm)
  • Refrigeration Unit Internally mounted condensing unit.
  • Compressor: ¾ HP.6600 BTU/Hr.
  • Refrigerant: R404
  • Suction Pressure: 35 psi with both cylinders operating. 20 psi with one
  • Volume: 9.0 cu. Ft. cylinder operating.
  • Approximate Weights Net: 165 lbs. (75 kilos) Crated: 175 lbs. (80 kilos)
  • Beater Motor Two, 1/12 hp. Motor
  • This unit is designed and constructed to meet stringent safety and sanitation requirements.

Specifications subject to change without notice


VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR ALL OF THESE MACHINES.

VISIT OUR FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Frosty Factory Margarita/Smoothie/Slush Machines Petite Sorbeteer 117A

Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 117A

The Frosty Factory Petite Sorbeteer 117A frozen drink machine (margarita machine, slush machine, smoothie machine, daiquiri machine, granita machine) is manufactured with a high quality stainless steel cabinet which houses a restaurant grade stainless steel hopper and cylinder which is attached to a sturdy, hand-crafted steel frame. The hopper and cylinder are joined by a feed hole to allow gravity flow operation. The drive motor is mounted within the frame and rotates counter clockwise (as viewed from the front of the machine). Panels are stainless steel with plastic louvered inserts to allow maximum airflow for cooling. A stainless steel beater assembly is installed in the cylinder and held in place by a clear plastic faceplate, which in turn is held onto the face of the machine with four attractive knobs. Four adjustable legs are installed for leveling. Frozen drink mix dispensing is provided for via a specially designed “drip-free”, automatic closing faucet assembly.

SPECS:

  • Freezing Cylinder One, 3.5 quart (3.3 liter) capacity.
  • Mix Hopper One, 12 quart (11.5 liter) capacity.
  • Refrigeration Unit Internally mounted condenser.
  • Compressor: 3/4 H.P. 6600 BTU/Hour
  • Refrigerant: R404 Suction
  • Pressure: 25 psi Beater Motor One, 1/12 hp. Motor
  • Electrical Standard is 115V/60Hz/1Ph. 12.0 amps Power cord - 15 amps Optional is 230V/60Hz/1Ph. 6.0 amps Power cord - 20 amps
  • Dimensions Width: 10.75” (27 cm) Depth: 19” (48 cm) Height: 24.5” (62 cm) Floor Clearance: 1” (2.5 cm)
  • Approximate Weights Net: 112 lbs. (50 kilos) Crated: 122 lbs. (60 kilos)
  • Frozen Drink Volume: 6.0 cu. Ft.
  • This unit is designed and constructed to meet stringent safety and sanitation requirements.

* Specifications subject to change without notice

VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR THIS MACHINE.

VISIT OUR FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Crathco/Wilch/Grindmaster Margarita/Smoothie/Slush Machines 5311

Wilch/Grindmaster/Crathco 5311
Frozen Drink/Slush/Smoothie/Margarita Machine

The Wilch 5311 frozen drink machine is a tough large capacity machine.
This machine is perfect for rentals, leases and for large parties. We use these machines for our rentals and have never been disappointed. If you own a bar, restaurant, catering or event company, this is the machine for you. Freeze time is approximately 20 minutes. This enables you to refill the machine and keep a constant supply of product for those extra large parties.

Model 5311 Single, 3/4 HP, Electronic Beverage Freezer - Counter Top Model
Features:
  • 5311
  • Available in 115V/60Hz
  • Optional base carts, filter kits and drink spinners available
  • Your choice of attractive back back lit promotional signs
  • Illuminated dispensing valve
  • NS 6 Listed for Dairy products
  • Can be used with products requiring overrun
  • Ideal for serving smoothies, shakes, frozen cappuccinos, granitas, cocktails and more
  • Independent hopper and barrel cooling
  • "Mix Low" light
  • Quality stainless steel construction
  • Electronic control board - electronic torque control
  • Stand-by feature allows for product refrigeration during overnight storage

Specs:

  • Height: 28.75(in) Width: 13 (in) Depth: 26.5(in) includes pad
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Capacity: 6.5 Gallons
  • Voltage/Watts/Amps: 115V / 1840W / 16A
  • 1 Year Parts Warranty/5 Years Compressor
  • UL/CUL, NSF standard 6

VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR THIS MACHINE.

VISIT OUR FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Monday, February 25, 2008

Crathco/Wilch/Grindmaster Margarita Machines 3311

Crathco/Wilch/Grindmaster Margarita Machine 3311
The Wilch/Crathco/Grindmaster 3311 frozen drink machine is a tough large capacity frozen margarita machine. This frozen beverage machine is perfect for frozen drink machine rentals, slush machine leases and for large parties where frozen drinks are preferred. We use these frozen daiquiri machines for our rentals and have never been disappointed. If you own a bar, restaurant, catering or event company, this is the frozen slush or smoothie machine for you.


Freeze time for the frozen drink mix product is approximately 20 - 30 minutes. This enables you to refill the machine with frozen drink mix and keep a constant supply of product for those extra large parties.


3311 SPECS:


  • Height: 26.5(in) Width: 13 (in) Depth: 24.5(in)plus 3'' drip tray

  • Weight: 175 lbs

  • Power: 470watts

  • Capacity: 6.5 Gallons

  • Voltage: 115/60(v/hz)

FEATURES:


  • Illuminated dispensing valve on the front of the margarita machine.

  • Efficient refrigeration system on the frozen drink machine.

  • Dependable consistency control for the perfect frozen drink.

  • ''Mix Low'' light so you won't run out of tasty frozen margaritas, frozen daiquiris, slush drinks or fruit smoothies.

  • Choice of attractive back lit promotional signs to help sell the perfect frozen beverage.

  • Quality stainless steel construction to insure a durable and dependable slush machine.

  • The 3/4 HP (.750) compressor is an efficient source of power for the perfect frozen margarita or frozen drinks.

  • Optional auto fill base stand, filter kits, black metal panels and drink spinners available

  • Available in 115V/60Hz and 220V/50Hz

  • 90 Days Parts and Labor/1 Year Non Wearable Parts Warranty/5 Years Compressor

VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR THIS MACHINE.


VISIT OUR FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Bunn Ultra II & Bunn Ultra I

BUNN ULTRA-2 Gourmet Ice System
(Bunn Margarita Machine, Bunn Slush Machine, Bunn Daiquiri Machine, Bunn Granita Machine, Bunn Frozen Drink Machine, Bunn Frozen Drink Equipment)

  • Patented reversing auger design quickens freeze time and reduces air mixing with product.
  • Very simple to program and run with touchpad display,which also guides cleaning and preventive maintenance.
  • Enhanced "no-lube" design on faucets and seals which simplifies installation and cleaning.
  • Refrigeration system internally monitored to insure long lasting performance.
  • Two large 3 gallon hoppers for optimum cooling & serving capacity.
  • Full 3-year parts and labor warranty on electronics and 5-year parts warranty on compressor. See the product manual for additional details.
  • Sanitation listed by NSF to Standard 18 (includes dairy & alcohol) and safety listed by ETL to UL Standard (UL 471) and CSA Standard (C22.2 No. 120).
  • International electrical configurations available.
  • 16" wide X 31.9" tall X 24.5" deep.
  • Shipping Weight 137 lbs.



BUNN ULTRA I Gourmet Ice System
(Bunn Margarita Machine, Bunn Slush Machine, Bunn Daiquiri Machine, Bunn Granita Machine, Bunn Frozen Drink Machine, Bunn Frozen Drink Equipment)

  • Patented reversing auger design quickens freeze time and reduces air mixing.
  • Very simple to program and run with touchpad display, which also guides cleaning and preventive maintenance.
  • Refrigeration system internally monitored to ensure long lasting performance.
  • Large 3 gallon (11.4 litre) hopper for optimum cooling and serving capacity.
  • Full 2-year parts and 1-year labor warranty. 5-year parts and 1-year labor warranty on compressor and 3-year parts and labor warranty on electronics. See the product manual for additional details.
  • Sanitation listed by NSF to Standard 6 and 18 (including dairy & alcohol) and safety listed by ETL to UL Standard (UL 471) and CSA Standard (C22.2 No. 120).
  • White/Stainless, Black,Stainless and all Black finishes available.
  • Dimensions: 31.9”H x 7.9”W x 24.2”D (81 cm H x 20.1 cm W x 61.5 cm D)
  • Shipping Weight 76.4 lbs.

VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR THIS MACHINE.

VISIT OUR FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Friday, February 22, 2008

Carpigiani Frozen Drink Machine

Carpigiani Frozen Drink/Slush/Margarita/Granita/Daiquiri Machine
These compact 1, 2, 3, & 4 bowl countertop dispensers are the FASTEST FREEZING GRANITA MACHINES in the industry. You will produce perfect granita, slush, smoothies, frozen cocktails, ice cappuccino, cold drinks, and much, much more. The large capacity clear bowls highlighting the colorful product together with the lighted top provide an enticing attention-getter that encourages impulse sales.

The Carpigiani name ensures quality, dependability, and superiority.Approvals: NSF, UL, CUL, 3A


  • FEATURES:

  • Autofill-ready available on 2 & 3 bowl

  • Larger horsepower, higher capacity 3/4 HP compressor

  • Quality-engineered for long life with heavy duty motors, fan-cooled compressors, and seals

  • Shrouded condenser for efficient air flow

  • Large capacity hoppers hold Well Over 3 gallons of mix product and the bowls colorfully exhibit your frozen drink product

  • Hopper tops are front and back lit

  • Handle & bowl locking mechanism is standard for extra security

  • Independent, adjustable slush density control for each bowl

  • Cool beverage switch and standby features. Standby switch allows product to be kept refrigerated overnight

  • Easy to use, easy to remove self-closing spigot quickly snaps in and out without tools

  • Manufactured with tough polycarbonate plastic

  • Easy to clean, attractive, long-lasting stainless steel panels

  • Metal rod attached to spiral blade to help prevent breakage

  • Individual, detachable drip trays can be adapted for continuous drain

  • Electronically-controlled on/off shut off

  • 24-hour / 7 day battery-operated timer available

  • Uses environmentally-friendly R404A and R134A refrigerant

  • Full 1-year parts warranty; extended 5-year compressor warranty available

VISIT OUR MANUALS & PARTS SECTION TO SEE THE MANUALS FOR THIS MACHINE.


VISIT OUR
FAQ SECTION FOR MORE INFORMATION.



Thursday, February 21, 2008

Parts and Service For Frozen Drink Machines



YouNeedADrink.com & Frozen Drink Madness® provide service for most of the products that we sell. We have a network of service technicians all over the country that we can contact if you are not in the Tennessee, Texas or Florida areas.


We also sell parts for most all Frozen Drink Equipment, Coffee Equipment, Ice Cream Machines and soon Snow Cone Machines. We sell parts for Crathco, Wilch, Grindmaster, Bunn, Carpigiani, Sencotel, Faby (Cab) and other manufacturers.


In addition, Bunn has an extensive network of service partners all over the country for the products like Bunn coffee equipment, Bunn Frozen Drink Machines, Bunn juice dispensers and other Bunn products. We can put you in touch with someone in your area that can make a service call.


We also have the ability to service equipment all over the country if you ship your broken equipment to our Service Facility in Dallas, Texas and Nashville, Tennessee. We can service Crathco, Wilch, Grindmaster, Bunn, Carpigiani, Sencotel, Faby (Cab) and other brands of frozen drink equipment, ice cream machines, coffee equipment and juice dispensers.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Margarita Machines


1.) What is a Frozen Drink Machine?

A Frozen Drink Machine (Margarita Machine) is piece of equipment that has a variety of uses. First and foremost, it acts as a "mini freezer". Basically, you put frozen drink mix product in the machine, turn it on to the "freeze mode" and the frozen drink product comes out in with a slush consistency (after the proper amount of time). That is, of course, if you used the right kind of frozen drink mix that contains the proper amount of sugar (measured in brix units). Frozen beverage equipment has 3 main components. A condenser, an evaporator and a compressor. All three have their specific functions, however, they combine their functions to remove heat from the frozen drink mix product which produces a slush product which make frozen drinks.
2.) Is a Margarita Machine a commercial blender with legs?
No, a margarita machine is not a blender (with or without legs). You can't place chunks of ice, fruit or anything else of this type in the machine without it breaking the auger (the device that churns or twirls the slush product). The idea of the frozen beverage machine is to churn the smoothie or cocktail mix over the evaporator (cooling drum) so that it speeds the freezing process.
3.) Does the frozen drink machine require ice to operate?
No, you don't need ice to operate a frozen drink machine. As a matter of fact, you DON'T WANT TO USE ICE IN MARGARITA MACHINES, GRANITA MACHINES, SMOOTHIE MACHINES, SLUSH MACHINES OR ANY OTHER FROZEN BEVERAGE MACHINES! Save the ice for your home or commercial blender. You want a margarita machine to take you away from standing at a blender while everyone else has a good time. You want the frozen drink machine to let you join the party.
4.) Is a Frozen Drink Machine the same as a Margarita Machine, Slush Machine, Daiquiri Machine, Smoothie Machine or a Granita Machine?
A Margarita Machine is known by many names. Most of the time it depends on where you are from and how the frozen drink machine or restaurant supply companies like to advertise them. We've heard the terms, frozen beverage machine, frozen beverage dispenser, frozen juice machine or frozen juice dispenser from our friends in the North United States (Maine, New York, Pennsylvania, Michigan, Wisconsin, Minnesota and other Northern Customers). We heard the terms, margarita machine, frozen drink machine, granita machine, slush machine, slushee machine or smoothie machine from our friends in the South United States (Texas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Florida, Alabama and other Sourthern Customers). Then there are still those customers all over the U.S. that still refer to all frozen drink machines as Slurpee Machines, Icee Machines, Slush Puppy Machines. These are all federally trademarked names from various businesses. However, people still use their names as a label on the frozen drink equipment.
7.) What brands of Slush Machines does YouNeedADrink.com & Frozen Drink Madness® sell?
Frozen Drink Madness® and YouNeedADrink.com carry frozen drink equipment name brands like: Bunn, Faby (CAB), Grani, Granis, Crathco (Wilch, Grindmaster), Taylor, Saniserv, Coldelite, Cool Tech, Stoelting, Flavor Freeze(Carpigiani,Sencotel,Coldelite) and soon Cecilware. In other words, if you need a smoothie machine, granita machine margarita machine, slush machine or a multitude of machines, we can help you!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Funny Family Cocktail Story..


Legend has it that our Grandparents on our Mother's side loved to drink and entertain their friends and family. They were "partiers" before the word "party" was a verb.


Our people come from a small town in Texas named Mart. Not far from Waco and Austin this little community was quite the agricultural town. Farmers and Ranchers (part-time and full-time) like to have a good time.

Well, once upon a time, our mother heard singing out on the farm. Not the normal "whistle while you work" singing that can be heard from the kitchen. No, this was the top of your lungs, off key singing that only rings true from the great outdoors in the summer air. She was a teenager at the time so curiosity got the better of her.

Mom strolled outside to find the mysterious melody. She looked everywhere around the house and found nothing. The singing seemed to go away by the time she reached the driveway. So she turned to head back to the house. But wait....there it is again. She turned on her heals and headed for the back of the house. But she still didn't see what her ears were hearing.

As she got closer to the back field, she noticed the large tree that normally provided the small amount of shade for a good part of the lot. She knew she must be getting closer, because the singing got louder. But there wasn't a soul near the tree, let alone anyone, or anything that could sing.

Finally she arrived at the big tree. Standing under the tree's canopy, she heard the singing again. She looked up into the tree to find her mother and her mother's sister sitting up in the tree singing their lungs out. What could cause two full grown women to climb a tree and entertain themselves in this way?

AHHH....BEHOLD, THE POWER OF COCKTAILS!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Overwhelmed, Underwhelmed and lack of Motivation


Well..it has been awhile since our last entry. January is almost over and we aren't sure how that happened.


There is a pile of work on our desk that needs to be done. But where is the motivation to get it done?

Keep moving forward...little at a time.

Friday, January 4, 2008

Vacuvin Wine Vacuum..

These Wine Bottle Vacuums are great. One of our new favorite items.

We read recently in a consumer magazine that they didn't rate well. The article went on to say that the Vacuvin Wine Vacuum doesn't work any better than the cork that the bottle came with. We totally disagree! We have had many a good bottle of wine become bitter and acidic after sitting in the fridge with the cork re-inserted for just 1 day. Air is the culprit.

Here is how they work:

The Wine Saver is a vacuum pump, which extracts the air from the opened bottle and re-seals it with a re-usable rubber stopper. Place the re-usable stopper in the bottle and extract the air from the bottle using the Wine Saver pump. A “click” sound tells you when you have reached the optimum vacuum level. The vacuum slows down the oxidation process so that you can enjoy your wine for longer.

Whether you love red or white...like it cold or room temperature, we have had EXCELLENT luck with this easy to use vacuum system. And we don't currently sell them! We will soon carry them, because they are a must have for wine lovers who don't drink the whole bottle at one sitting...yes, there are a few of us out there.

So look for them soon in our shopping cart. They are highly recommended by these wine lovers.