First off, let me address the previous reviews in saying that if you read the very clear instructions, none of the misfortunes would happen.
Anyhoo, the product is very easy to assemble and easy to understand. MY only suggestion is that they make a note that you must make sure you crush the ice before putting it in the mixer as it has done wonders and I have made some excellent slurpees since. Yes, they are not the magic wonders of 7-11 but they are really close and the best part you can mix and match so many drink ideas. Nothing is off limits except diet and other sweeteners beside straight up sugar. I enjoy this so much and am glad I took the time to figure it out rather than give up on it because it has been a delicious ride.
Does not freeze at all! Barely has a few ice crystals in the drink at the end of five minutes. You would be cranking on this thing forever to get an actual slurpee. And yes, I did read and follow the instructions. After using this thing a disappointing two times, [...]. This is going back to the store for something that is actually useful.
Absolutely DO NOT! buy this worthless pile of plastic. First off, and a major flaw the instructions fail to mention the clear plug that MUST be installed correctly before opporation begins. No where does it mention this till the very end/back of the instruction sheet. Too late. lost a whole soda can over the counter. Second the quatliy of the slurpee is mediocar at best. Third, when dispensing, you must brace the cup with your hand or else the cup gets knocked over every time you pull the release slide. Poor instructions and opporation makes this a piece of [..] , Stick to the original 7-11 slurpee. Accept no subsitute.