Brands that offer the best blenders for making frozen smoothies are Vitamix and Blendtec, according to Consumer Reports as of 2014. The Vitamix 5200 is top-rated for delivering consistently smooth frozen drinks. Second-best is the Blendtec Designer 725. Consumer Reports rates the Vitamix Professional Series 750 best for crushing ice
Top-ranking frozen margarita machines include the Margaritaville DM1000, Margaritaville DM 3000 Tahiti and Margaritaville DM0500 Bahamas. Frozen Margarita Machines Reviews gives each of these frozen drink machines a five-star rating.
The best-selling commercial frozen drink machines at the food service equipment vendor A City Discount include Bunn, SaniServ, Lancer and Omega brands.