Water Coolers & Dispensers

Today somewhere around 75% of the American Population suffer from chronic dehydration, and they don’t even know it. What does notice this dehydration is your metabolism, skin, joints and digestive system. That’s why having a water cooler or dispenser is so beneficial to have close by at all times, whether at home or the office. Other benefits, besides staying hydrated and increasing your body’s metabolism, are saving your finances and the environment from bottled water costs.

When shopping for a water cooler or a dispenser it is first beneficial to understand three different distinctions: cooler vs. dispenser, bottled vs. point-of-use, and freestanding vs. counter top.

Water Cooler VS. Water Dispenser

First, there’s the option of a cooler or a dispenser.  Both dispense water for use, but a cooler uses thermoelectricity to cool the water where a dispenser simply allows the water to be used from a 2, 4 or 5 gallon water bottle sitting atop the unit.

Bottled  VS. Point of Use

Continuing from your selection of a cooler or dispenser, is the option for a bottled or point-of-use unit. A point-of-use unit is fitted with a float assembly on the top where a bottle would normally sit. A hose, directed from your water source, either tap or purified, is connected to the back of the float assembly and attached to the posterior side of the cooler keeping tubing out of sight. When water is drawn, the float assembly allows water to flow back into the cooler until full, thereby providing a continuous source of water without bottle storage. Bottled water units are typically dispensers and they dispense water from 3-5 gallon bottles.

Oasis Hot and Cold water dispenser

Table/Countertop Water Dispenser


 

 

 

 

 

Freestanding VS. Countertop Units

Energy Star Industrial Hot & Cold Bottom Loading Water Dispenser & Coffee Maker - Black

Lastly, there are freestanding versus countertop units. Freestanding units are best suited for large offices, fitness centers, department stores, and salons. Ranging in height anywhere from 35’’ to  55’’ and in addition to the dispenser can include coffee makers or refrigerators.

Countertop coolers and dispensers are compact units more popularly purchased for the home or small offices. These are designed to easily fit atop tables, counters and bars without using much space. The more contemporary design of the Oasis Onyx Countertop Cooler or Primo Countertop Dispensers make these more desirable for display in small living spaces.

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Take Me to Margaritaville

In honor of the first day of spring, and with summer around the corner, I wanted to share some of my favorite margarita recipes. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been pinning  recipes all winter in preparation. Sure, you can sip on a margarita or daiquiri any time of the year, but let’s face it, they taste ten times better at an outdoor beach bar or backyard BBQ.

There’s no better line of drink makers to get these parties started than Margaritaville. Unlike your everyday household blender, they shave the ice before mixing the contents of the drink thus providing a perfect frozen drink consistency every time. With Margaritaville, you’ll be serving restaurant quality drinks at home!

Here’s just a few of the recipes we’re planning to try this spring and summer with our favorite frozen drink makers.

Strawberry Sriracha Margaritastrawberry margarita with sriracha

We love a hot cocktail and have all jumped on the sriracha kick lately. Try this Strawberry Sriracha Margarita for a spicy spin on a strawberry margarita.                                 

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 16 oz. (2 cups) tequila
  • 2 oz. (¼ cup) Contreau or orange flavored liquor
  • ½ tbs agave nectar
  • ½ to 1tsp sriracha
  • 2 – 3 cups Ice

Instructions:

Put ice into the ice reservoir and shave. Then, simply add all remaining ingredients to the blending jar blend and serve.

We recommend:

The Margaritaville Bahamas (DM0500). It’s perfect for your smaller, more intimate parties.

We found this recipe here

wine smoothieBerry Wine Smoothie

Here’s a funky recipe to get your guests raving about your creativity. There’s always going to be an attendee with a taste for something other than margaritas and this wine smoothie will surely do the trick.

Ingredients:

1 bag frozen fruit – we used a mixture of blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries
1 cup white wine

Instructions:

For this recipe switch the control to blend only, add ingredients to the blending jar, blend and serve.

We recommend:

The Margaritaville Fiji (DM2000). A necessity for your next family BBQ, pool party, or beach vacation. The Fiji is quite versatile with 4 automated settings, has an ice reservoir that can hold enough ice for 3 pitchers, and of course, the shave & blend feature.

This recipe comes from here

Peach Margarita

Ingredients:margarita with fresh peach

  • 1 cup fresh peach chunks
  • 3 oz tequila
  • 1 oz triple sec
  • 2 tbsp agave nectar
  • 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3 cups ice

Instructions:

Put ice into the ice reservoir and shave. Then, simply add all remaining ingredients to the blending jar blend and serve.

We recommend:

The Margaritaville Key West (DM1000). Perfect for the pool side or outdoor bar. With programmable settings, you can entertain guests or just relax while your drinks are blended perfectly with every recipe.

Virgin Frozen Margarita

Frozen drink machine for multiple recipesIngredients:

1 (6-oz) can frozen limeade concentrate
¾ cup orange juice
¾ cup grapefruit juice
2 -3 cups ice
Lime wedge
Coarse sugar

Instructions:

Put ice into the ice reservoir and shave. Then, simply add orange juice, grapefruit juice, and limeade to the blending jar blend with shaved ice and serve with lime and coarse sugar on rimmed glass.

We recommend:
The Margaritaville Tahiti (DM3000). Try the Peach Margarita and Strawberry Sriracha Margarita along with your kids’ favorite virgin drink in the Tahiti, which uses, not one, but three 24-oz blending jars.

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