Commercial Bar Mixers or Drink Mixers and Bar Blenders are a staple in any bar, restaurant or tavern. Bar Mixers are upright and have a spindle, thus it's common name is a Spindle Mixer. This type of mixer is used for very thick drinks with an ice cream base. They can be purchased in single and triple spindles and are manufactured by Hamilton Beach and Waring. Bar Blenders can be purchased with power levels from 3/8 to 3 HP; from the small to the powerful. When assessing your Bar Blender needs, think about how many frozen drinks one will need to produce in a 24 hour period. Zesco provides guidance in that regard. Manufacturers offered are Blendtec, Hamilton Beach, Vita-Mix and Waring, all with different types of control panels. Also, within this group of Bar Blenders/Ice Portioning Systems is the Hamilton Beach and the Vita-Mix Blender that shave ice and dispense the correct amount of ice every time into the blender.