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When summer comes, there is nothing better than tasting refreshing and delicious ice cream. Of course, as there is nothing better than home-made things, acquiring a homemade ice cream machine will allow us to enjoy and create to our liking and delight. However, since the offer of this equipment is so varied in the current market, we recommend you take into account some aspects so that you acquire a quality machine.

An ice cream machine is a tool that the whole family enjoys, but above all, you know that if you take one to the house, the little ones will love you. However, the idea is not to buy any machine, it is necessary to think about the value for money to obtain a good and economical ice cream maker.

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Cuisinart Ice 21 Quart Frozen Yogurt Ice Cover
Cuisinart
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9.5 x 9 x 11.25 inches
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10.12 pounds

To be honest one of my best purchases here. Love it and going to buy 2 more as gifts for my sister and friend! First I consider my self and wifey are ice-cream lover and addict sometimes! We did some flavors until now and we will try moreSome comments before you buy it:Noisy?

Yes, but not to level that bothers me. Small for big family?Maybe! For two of us we make one bowl every week (depend on feel and desire). You can buy second bowl ( I have it but never use it)Easy to use?Yes, using it easy.

The tricky part is what you put in it! ( more explain will come)Useful tips we did and worked for us:1- If you love ice-cream heavy, hard, and texture smooth (like I do), You need to use heavy cream with your regular milk.

If you are ok with light soft serve, milk with half and half will do the trick. 2- Do not over load the bowl with a lot of addetive ingredients. Its going to be difficult to freeze and unit as one texture.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $69.95 New Official
Life and Home $89.25 New 88%
Angel Seller $89.95 New 96%
Lifestyle by Focus $89.95 New 93%
East Coast Hardware $76.47 New 70%
Frugal Buys CA LLC $96.99 New 81%
PopShop! $99.99 New 94%
Hikaru811 $60.00 Used - Like New 100%
MAX_SHOP $89.00 Collectible - Good 81%

Features

Large capacity makes up to 1-1/2-quarts
New mixing paddle makes frozen desserts in 20 minutes or less
Limited 3-year
Easy lock Transparent lid with Large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free.
Double insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice
#TOP 2
Cuisinart Ice 30Bc Indulgence 2 Quart Automatic Cover
Cuisinart
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8.25 x 8 x 11.25 inches
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3.2 pounds

This is a very good ice cream machine for its class (home use, freezer bowl). I'd owned the 1 1/2 quart Cusinart model and liked it a lot. Then someone in my house put the drum in the dishwasher and I found out when I tried to make a batch of ice cream that wouldn't freeze.

Using the 1 1/2 quart model I was always scaling down recipes or hovering over the ice cream as it churned with a spoon, stealing spoonfuls ice cream as it threatened to overflow the ice cream maker because I overfilled it (not that I really minded that).

I like the 2 quart size for those reasons,If you've never owned one of these types of ice cream makers before, here's an overview. There are two main parts as far as what makes the ice cream. There is a paddle and a drum, aka the freezer bowl.

The night before you intend to make ice cream (or earlier) park your clean freezer bowl in the coldest part of your freezer overnight. This is essential that the bowl be frozen through with no sloshing sound. This drum is what chills the ice cream.

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Amazon Official $99.95 New Official
Frugal Buys CA LLC $188.99 New 81%
Dynamic Solutions Inc $188.99 New 87%
Homal_Eser $189.99 New 94%
KellyStore $189.50 New 47%
Te'K95 $94.97 Used - Very Good ?
Humble Living $167.95 Used - Good 95%
MAX_SHOP $175.00 Collectible - Good 81%
Benjamin-A STORE $178.90 Used - Like New 88%

Features

Brushed stainless-steel housing; heavy-duty motor. BPA Free
Fully automatic frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker. Dimensions (LXWXH) : 8.25 x 8.00 x 11.25 inches
Your freezer should be set to 0F to ensure proper freezing of all foods.
Product Built to North American Electrical Standards.Cord storage, keeps countertops clutter free
Note: Kindly see the User manual below for how to use
Large ingredient spout for easily adding favorite mix-ins
Double-insulated 2-quart freezer bowl; instruction book and recipes included.UC Cubic Feet: 1.23
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Cuisinart Ice 70 Electronic Brushed Chrome Cover
Cuisinart
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9.74 x 8.62 x 13.22 inches
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13.5 pounds

Earlier this summer I used the ICE-30 at my parents' home. After making about 7 batches of ice cream, I knew I wanted a maker at my own home. Having spent time using the ICE-30, I had a better idea what features I was looking for and ended up with the ICE-70 after considering the ICE-30, ICE-60, and ICE-70.

Here are the reasons that led to that decision:Noise: Both the ICE-30 and ICE-70 are loud, but the ICE-70 is less loud. Noticeable, but not substantial. I still don't want to be in the same room while churning, but the ICE-30 was loud enough that I didn't even want to be in an adjacent room.

Speed: The ICE-70 is noticeably faster. I've read other reviews that the ICE-70 turns at about 45 or 55 rpm (adjustable on 2 settings) vs. The ICE-30 turns at about 22 RPM. The faster speed supposedly aerates the ice cream better for a better consistency.

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Angel Seller $159.99 New 96%
Beach Camera Same Day Shipping $169.90 New 90%
Frugal Buys CA LLC $188.48 New 81%
Hars Discount Outlet $188.49 New 88%
Stelli Products $188.99 New 96%
BuBuZon $249.95 Used - Like New 70%
MAX_SHOP $299.00 Collectible - Good 81%

Features

Improved paddle with faster processing time
Makes 2-quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato or sorbet , UC Cubic Feet - 1.65 inches
Ingredient spout with integrated measuring cup
Countdown timer with auto shutoff. MC Cubic Feet: 3.30
Control panel with LCD screen and 3 settings with multiple speeds. UC LWH - 12.50 x 12.88 x 18.00 inches
#TOP 4
Yonanas 902 Original Delicious Alternatives Cover
Yonanas
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7.5 x 6.25 x 13.75 inches
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1.4 pounds

This is a pretty amazing machine. I cannot explain how skeptical I was of the Yonana. I also can't explain just how wrong I was. The machine works better than I could have ever imagined. I actually find the end product to be more like ice cream than some of the low-fat ice creams you buy in the store.It is delicious.

The fact that you can have desert without any added sugar and fat is just total bonus. I would like to clear up a few misconceptions I came across in other reviews. 1) It is loud - Yes.It is loud.

But you can literally make an entire bowl of "ice cream" in about 15 seconds. Who cares if it is loud for 15 seconds? 2) The machine wastes fruit - This is just ridiculous. The machine does not waste any fruit. The machine does always have about a bananas worth of ice cream on the inside grind, but believe me, the fruit did not vanish into thin air.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $45.21 New Official
Life’s Stitches $69.99 New 89%
Tatalo Wholesale $74.44 New ?
Amazon Warehouse $42.95 Used - Like New Official
I.I.T $54.00 Used - Good 88%
Sell it 101 $124.99 Collectible - Very Good 58%

Features

Healthy goodness: With Yonanas, you can instantly churn 100 percent frozen fruits to create a healthy vegan dessert without additional fat, sugar or preservatives compared to other "ice cream" or "yogurt" like treats.
Fruit soft serve machine: Easily create yummy vegan tasting treats by adding any combination of chocolate, or fruits like over-ripe bananas, berries, or mango to the chute for a smooth "ice-cream" like taste.
Easy to clean: Create delicious desserts without the hassle of cleanup; as the chute, plunger, and blade are top rack dishwasher safe.
Easy and fun to use: Transform 100 percent frozen fruit into dessert in just seconds by simply inserting frozen banana (or any fruit of your choice) into the chute and pushing down using the plunger. It's that easy and fun to make!
120 Volt. Designed for use in United States and Canada only, does not apply elsewhere.
#TOP 5
Nostalgia Icmw400 Quart Bucket Handle Cover
Nostalgia
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15 x 12.6 x 15.75 inches
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9 pounds
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Small Appliances

Looks great, nicely made, like the nostalgia effect. Problem was, whoever put the motor works together did something wrong. When you plugged it in, ready to make ice cream, put the paddles in, connect it to the motor, turn it on, the canister started turning, not the paddles!!!

I could not believe it! I let it run until it stopped after 30 minutes, but there had been no mixing of the ice cream mix, no aeration as necessary to make ice cream. So disappointing with a family group of eight for dinner and dessert.

I"m getting a replacement and crossing my fingers that it will be okay, mostly because of so many previous good reviews (and I like the look). Update: I returned this item and got a duplicate because I thought the first one was defective as the paddle did not rotate, the canister did.

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Amazon Official $49.99 New Official
Hearthshire $84.79 New 90%
Whatawoman $84.89 New 43%
LiliCo $85.00 New 73%
Tommy Goods $89.99 New 100%
DJMTrading $95.00 New 40%
MAX_SHOP $98.00 New 81%
CONSULTING SOLUTIONS $99.90 New 95%
A & M Warehouse $102.90 New 50%
Oceans Wholesale $109.99 New 71%

Features

NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crme (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
4-QUART CAPACITY: Makes up to 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
SEE-THROUGH LIDS: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
RECIPES INCLUDED: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
REAL WOOD CONSTRUCTION: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
MOTOR LOCK: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
EASY-TO-CLEAN: Bucket makes it easy to cleanup and wipe away messes
EASY-CARRY HANDLE: A carrying handle attached to the bucket makes it convenient to move your ice cream wherever it needs to go
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Whynter Icm 200Ls Stainless 2 1 Quart Silver Cover
Whynter
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11.25 x 16.75 x 10.25 inches
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24.2 pounds

This Whynter ICM-200LS is very identical to The Ariete - DeLongi Ariete - DeLonghi Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker with Built-in Compressor, LCD Digital Display, 2. 1 Quart and the Gourmia GSI400 Gourmia GSI400 Stainless Steel 2. 2 Qt SleekServe Automatic Ice Cream Maker - Gelato, Sorbet and Frozen Yogurt Machine - Built-in Compressor and LCD Digital Display- Includes Free Recipe Book .

Side note: I'll briefly compare these units to Cuisinart ICE 100 Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker and the Breville BCI600XL Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker and the Lello Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1. 5-Quart Ice Cream Maker, Stainless toward the end of the review.

The Whynter ICM-15LS and the Knox 1. 5 are also identical with their smaller capacity of 1. 5 Quarts (though the stickers say litres which I guess is technically about 6% more volume than the Quarts advertised) All these Chinese made units have the same company bringing the UL listing, specs, and design to market from the company Intertek.

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Amazon Official $329.99 New Official
Discount-Kingdom $309.99 New 78%
KART IT $335.00 New 81%
Bargain Brokers Direct $339.15 New 91%
S Distribution $342.01 New 65%
VirVentures $344.41 New 90%
Time Out Pro $373.00 New 67%
24 Hour Warehouse $413.82 New 90%
EXILIEN $426.66 New 90%
Amazon Warehouse $243.31 Used - Acceptable Official

Features

Stainless steel housing; Reliable built-in audible timer
Award Winning: Best ice cream maker Rachael Ray Every day magazine and Yourbestdigs.; Self-contained frozen dessert maker that does not require pre-freezing; makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet.
LCD timer control; Motor Protection Function that shuts off to prevent damage if the mixture freezes solid; 16.75W x 11.25D x 10.25H
BPA-free aluminum removable mixing bowl and churn blade for easy storage and effortless cleaning
2.1 quart (2 liter) capacity; -0.4F to -31F Cooling temperature
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Whynter Icm 15Ls Cream Maker Stainless Cover
Whynter
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11 x 18.5 x 10 inches
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27 pounds

It's been hard, there's no arguing that. Stuck at home, even going to the market is treacherous... So the girlfriend and I decided to try something different. One day a week, we'd make ice cream. We had some wacky idea for flavors, and she's got quite the talent for cooking...

It would be something different, something just for us, something we could do together. And at first we borrowed a simple ice cream maker. But quickly we realized we needed something fast, something that didn't require a pre-frozen container. We wanted to make a lot of different flavors, all in one day.Enter the Whynter.

It's fast, it's cold, it's amazingly easy. We went from making one quart in a weekend to five. We went from one flavor to four. We went from spending an hour or two in the kitchen to most of a whole day.

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RainKingCo $319.50 New 45%
Syndicate LLC $322.19 New 47%
TechnoProffs $322.84 New 92%
Amazon Official $322.89 New Official
Grand Goods Daily $332.38 New ?
BANFI K-9 Toys $356.98 New 75%
Tatalo Wholesale $408.68 New ?
Bubblysuz $555.66 New 66%
Veterans Sell $555.66 New 76%
Bp_deals $270.00 Used - Very Good 92%

Features

Stainless steel housing; Reliable built-in audible timer
Award Winning: Best self-freezing ice cream maker by WireCutter and Real Simple; Self-contained frozen dessert maker that does not require pre-freezing; makes ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet.
LCD timer control; Motor Protection Function that shuts off to prevent damage if the mixture freezes solid
BPA-free aluminum removable mixing bowl and churn blade for easy storage and effortless cleaning
1.6 quart (1.5 liter); -0.4F to -31F Cooling temperature
#TOP 8
Nostalgia Icmp600Wd Bucket Cream 6 Quart Cover
Nostalgia
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13 x 13 x 19.75 inches
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13 pounds

I used this ice cream freezer alongside 2 other ice cream freezers of the same size and this one out performed the others. The unit itself was lighter than the others, making it easier to carry around and it was really nice to have the plastic liner inside the freezer.

It made clean up much easier. I am sooo happy I bought this freezer. I would have been delegated to borrowing one of the others in the future and after seeing how much longer it took them to make the ice cream I would have been disappointed since this freezer has increased my expectations.

Would definitely recommend and NO... I wasn't given a discount in exchange for my review... It's truly a good, quality product.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $69.99 New Official
ZDeals $83.62 New 62%
QualityGoodsNC $85.88 New 72%
💎Kislike $101.72 New 29%
Oceans Wholesale $134.99 New 71%
MAX_SHOP $155.00 New 81%
Amazon Warehouse $52.49 Used - Acceptable Official

Features

NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crme (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
6-QUART CAPACITY: Makes up to 6-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
SEE-THROUGH LIDS: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
RECIPES INCLUDED: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
REAL WOOD CONSTRUCTION: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
MOTOR LOCK: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
EASY-TO-CLEAN: Bucket makes it easy to cleanup and wipe away messes
#TOP 9
Nostalgia Picm4Bg Electric Easy Carry 4 Quarts Cover
Nostalgia
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13 x 12.25 x 16.25 inches
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7.43 pounds

I have had this ice cream maker for a few months and have made at least four batches of ice cream with it. So far nothing has gone terribly wrong except for some problems with the construction and some worries that I have that I will get to later.

First, all the worries I had when I first bought it have been mostly put to rest, the motor does not burn out or stop working. That said there is long term durability which is yet to be determined because of the cheap price.

The maker come with good instructions. The construction is an outer plastic bucket that has a metal handle attached to it; on that metal handle is a plastic grip that helps with carrying. The inner bucket is made with aluminum and will easily be scratched by ice and salt as it is in use (this does not affect the ice creams ability it is only cosmetic).

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Champion Values $53.22 New 76%
Slash LLC $54.00 New 50%
A&K Market $59.95 New 61%
BAM Technologies $60.00 New 65%
CONSULTING SOLUTIONS $62.99 New 95%
BIGseller№1 $63.40 New 100%
You Get A Deal $55.00 New 76%
JVJD Merchandise $64.48 New 75%
Nathaniel Depot Plus $71.99 New ?
Bolmot $73.98 New 59%

Features

NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream kits - try the Vanilla Crme, Chocolate or Strawberry Ice Cream Mixes (ICP825VAN8PK, ICP825CHOC8PK, ICP825STRAW8PK), or the Premium Ice Cream Starter Kit (ISK3)
4 quart capacity: great for party time or snack time, This unit makes 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato - enough to feed everyone!
See-thru lid: to store Leftover ice cream in the freezer, a see-thru lid is included that fits on top of the canister
Recipes: use your own recipes, or follow the recipes included in the manual to get started making delicious and creamy ice cream
No manual effort needed: a powerful electric motor does all the churning, so no intensive stirring or manual effort is required!
Motor lock: the electric motor locks into place, keeping all parts secure
Easy-carry handle: a carrying handle attached to the bucket makes it convenient to move your ice cream wherever it needs to go
Cleanup is easy: with a plastic bucket that wipes away messes with ease, cleaning up afterwards is a breeze
#TOP 10
Cuisinart Ice 45 Serve 2 Quart Cream Cover
Cuisinart
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9.75 x 9 x 18.2 inches
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15.4 pounds

I have had a variety of ice cream makers over the years, but only made limited use of them because of the hassle of having to cook a custard made with eggs, milk, sugar, and cream; and having to wait for the custard to chill; and then having to deal with the rock salt and melting ice while the ice cream churned.

This ice cream maker dramatically changes all if that. This turns ice cream making into a quick, fun family activity with a lot less cleanup. Pros: No cooking a custard, significantly less prep time. Ice cream is ready in less than 25 minutes from start to finish (churn time is 10-12 minutes)- Handy unit includes the churning bowl, dispenser all in one unit- it also has a 3 compartment dispenser for chocolate chips, sprinkles, or other toppings- very little mess to clean up compared to traditional ice cream churnsCons: the freezer bucket is a pro and a con.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $99.99 New Official
Toussaint 1D enterprise LLC $120.75 New 50%
AZterisk $122.79 New 77%
Mart4U $129.40 New 76%
HOTDEALSNOW $155.00 New 58%
PLENTY OF THAT USA $178.30 New 76%
BmoreSales $179.99 New 95%

Features

Mixing Arm (not shown) Mixes and aerates ingredients in freezer bowl to create smooth soft ice cream, Dispensing Bracket with Handle Dispenses the soft ice cream when handle is pulled down. Removable for easy cleaning, Rubber Feet Nonslip feet keep base stationary during use
Easy-lock Lid with Window Lid is designed to remove and lock easily. An ingredient window allows you to pour ingredients directly through the top and watch the freezing process, Base Contains heavy-duty motor strong enough to make and dispense ice cream. BPA Free
Three Condiment Containers Dispense the mix-ins of your choice. The front condiment container with a curved edge dispenses small mix-ins such as sprinkles. Two rectangular condiment containers dispense larger mix-ins such as mini M&M s or mini chocolate morsels, Condiment Dispensing Levers Pull out one of three levers to add the mix-ins of your choice into your soft ice cream
Refer page 6 of user manual below for troubleshooting steps.
Product Built to North American Electrical Standards
Produces 1-1/2 quarts of ice-cream in just 20 minutes; no chemicals, salt, or ice required
ON/OFF Power Dial, Cone Holder Conveniently holds a stack of extra ice cream cones. Can hold both flat and pointed-bottom cones, Removable Drip Tray Can be removed for easy cleaning. Dot in center of tray indicates where to place the ice cream cone. Mix-in Gauge Check the size of mix-ins by dropping them through. Mix-ins that do not fit through will clog the ice cream maker.120 Volts
Handle makes ice cream swirl out like with an authentic soft-serve machine
Fully automatic soft-serve ice-cream maker with double-insulated freezer bowl
3 built-in condiment dispensers; cone holder; removable parts for easy cleaning; instructions and recipes included
1 12-Quart Freezer Bowl (not shown) Contains cooling liquid within a double-insulated wall to create fast and even freezing. Double wall keeps the bowl cool and at an even temperature, Condiment Chute Mix-ins are dispensed from the chute into your ice cream cone or bowl while you dispense ice cream. Removable for easy cleaning
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Cuisinart Ice 100 Compressor Cream Gelato Cover
Cuisinart
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16.73 x 12 x 9.33 inches
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27.2 pounds

I've now had this machine for three months, and have used it about 25 times. This machine has exceeded my expectations each and every time. For a couple of decades, I used a low tech Donvier machine to make ice cream.

The Donvier was the first widely-distributed machine that used the bucket that had to be kept in the freezer. It served me well, churning out hundreds of ice creams and sorbets over the years. But about six months ago, we adopted a low carb regimen.

After a coupl of months I was hankering for ice cream. Both cream and eggs work very well on low carb, and I had done a lot of experimentation with natural sugar replacements, so I felt confident that I could come up with a viable recipe for a reasonably desirable alternative to the high carb stuff that's so ruinous to a healthy diet.

Features

LWH: 16.73 x 12.00 x 9.33,UC LWH: 13.75 x 17.50 x 13.50,MC LWH: 18.00 x 14.25 x 14.25 inches . Weight : 32lbs
Fully automatic with a commercial quality compressor. 1-1/2-quart ice cream bowl capacity
BPA Free Features: Fully automatic with a commercial quality compressor|1.5 quart capacity|2 paddles for authentic gelato and for creamy ice cream|60-minute countdown timer with touchpad controls and blue LCD readout|10-minute Keep Cool feature keeps your ice cream or gelato cool after the timer has gone off|BPA Free
60-minute countdown timer with touchpad controls and a blue LCD readout.10-minute keep cool feature keeps your ice cream or gelato cool after timer has gone off
2 paddles - a gelato paddle for authentic gelato and an ice cream paddle for creamy ice cream
1.5 quart capacity
#TOP 12
Electric Machine Organic Flavored Healthy Cover
DASH
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5.3 x 4.1 x 8.4 inches
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2.24 pounds

This pint sized ice cream maker is just powerful enough to make 1-2 servings of ice cream at a time. With a simple recipe of 2 cups cream and one cup milk or 2 cups half and half and one cup cream with 1 teaspoon vanilla and 3/4 cups sugar, you can pre-make and chill the base to make 3 "pints" of ice cream.

Just heat it up to about 160 F and keep it there for 10 minutes and let it cool before chilling. I highly recommend fully freezing the chiller units and also chilling the ice cream base for at least 4 hours before using.

For the best results, put a cup of the chilled ice cream base in the freezer for 30 minutes to get it as close to freezing as possible. This will result in a slightly more frozen end product. Remember, ice cream is not supposed to come out of the maker hard, the blades couldn't turn and it's just not cold enough.

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Amazon Official $17.99 New Official
MC Elite Sales $26.44 New 87%
A&G Express $29.95 New ?
Fords Store $29.98 New 100%
Jbs Shopping Center $29.99 New 63%
Mart4U $33.48 New 76%
The Good Trade Co. $33.49 New 83%
Kehe $33.50 New 73%
Kayleestar $33.50 New ?
Amazon Warehouse $17.09 Used - Like New Official

Features

QUICK, EASY + CUSTOMIZABLE: Turns on and ready to go with just the push of a button 16 cups of fresh ice cream, gelato, sorbet, or frozen yogurt in less than 30 minutes Add chocolate, caramel, sprinkles, or your favorite condiments to customize your dessert
HEALTHIER: Dash ice cream maker lets you make healthier, homemade ice cream right from your kitchen You control the ingredients (organic, sugar free, fresh fruit, all-natural), making it better for you and your family
U.S. BASED SUPPORT: Dash is a U.S. based company who provides contact information in each product manual
PERFECT GIFT: The perfect wedding gift, new home gift, or gift for kids Its small size takes up little counter space, and its sleek design and trendy color options will match any kitchen dcor (add to your registry now!)
INCLUDES: Backed by a 1-year manufacturer warranty, the 12-watt Dash Ice Cream Maker, includes cooling bowl, mixing spoon, recipe book, and recipe database access All non-electric parts are easily wiped clean
COMPACT + LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing less than 1 lb, this is a MUST-HAVE for that first apartment, smaller kitchen, college dorm life, or camper/RV traveling Disassembles easily for quick clean up and storage
#TOP 13
Cuisinart Ice Rfb 2 Quart Additional Freezer Cover
Cuisinart
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7.5 x 7.5 x 5.62 inches
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4.2 pounds

I really don't have anything bad to say, only that I wish that I had known what to expect the first few times that I made ice cream with the Cuisinart ICE 21 Ice cream maker. The instructions were not as helpful as I would have like.

There are two things that I would encourage new users to understand. First, some recipes tell you to pour the ice cream mixture into the freezer bowl and then put the freezer bowl on the motor base and put the top on and start it.

I would probably encourage ice cream chef's to get a wide mouth funnel and put everything together and start the motor turning and then pour the mixture into the freezer bowl via the wide mouth funnel. This works better than pouring it in and then assembling the mixing environment.

The first few times I used it I had problems with the mixture freezer so hard to the wall of the freezer bowl so quickly that the motor wasn't strong enough to churn the mixture more that a couple of turns.

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $32.07 New Official
Goodman's $38.26 New 93%

Features

Self-cooling feature eliminates need for salt or ice
Serves as alternative bowl for the Cuisinart ice cream maker
Limited one-year warranty
Hand washable
1-1/2-quart bowl
#TOP 14
Cuisinart Ice 30Rfb 2 Quart Freezer Bowl Cover
Cuisinart
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7.5 x 7.5 x 6.5 inches
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5.2 pounds
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3 year limited warranty.

I was a caregiver for a family member who has since passed away, and I purchased the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence 2 Quart Ice Cream Maker for the sole purpose of getting more fluids into him. He loved ice cream, and so I would mix up a batch of Carnation Instant Breakfast, or mix up a batch of Ensure Powder, or other Whey Protein Powder with milk, and then freeze it into an "ice-milk", then top it with a little chocolate sauce, and that way I could get him to eat as much as he wanted.

It's really great to have the extra bowl for making multiple batches, and especially if you have a large family, or are planning an ice cream party, this bowl will fit the bill!

Seller Name Price Condition Positive
Amazon Official $49.95 New Official
JADA Lifestyles $49.95 New 94%

Features

Designed for the pure indulgence frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice-cream maker (ice-30bc)
Double-insulated freezer bowl holds up to 2 quarts of frozen dessert
Measures 7.5" X 7.5" X 6.5"; 3-year limited warranty
Maintains low temperature to freeze ingredients fast and evenly
Functions as a replacement item or second bowl; No need to stir or add ice
#TOP 15
Amazonbasics Quart Automatic Homemade Cream Cover
AmazonBasics
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8.78 x 7.51 x 10.59 inches
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5.08 pounds

This is a great little home ice cream maker. If you have used one before, this isn't all that different. I recommend that you read and follow the directions. I will share my experience so far:The churning vessel (freezer bowl) is small enough to store in the freezer.

It is a round, deep insulated bowel and all told is about the size of a container of ice cream. When you receive this, just get that out and put in your freezer, since it needs 24 hours to get super duper cold.

Roughly 8" inches tall, 6" wide (21" measured all around).1. 5 quart capacityAs for ingredients, the instructions say to prepare the recipe and store in fridge for 20 hours. Well, since the milk and cream I would be using was already in the fridge, I figured it would be ok to just mix it up moments before wanting to make ice cream.

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Amazon Warehouse $39.41 Used - Very Good Official

Features

1.5 quart-capacity ice cream maker for creating your own custom frozen desserts
Make ice cream, frozen yogurt, gelato, custard, sorbet, and sherbet
Fully-automatic operation that produces frozen desserts in less than 30 minutes; freezer bowl requires 24 hours in freezer prior to use
Mess-free design with easy-lock lid and large spout allows you to effortlessly add ingredients
Double-insulated freezer bowl; no need to add ice.
Freezer bowl must be hand washed
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Hamilton Beach 68330N Automatic Ice Cream Cover
Hamilton Beach
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15.3 x 12.5 x 11.1 inches
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5 pounds
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Unisex-adult

I've only had this 3 days and made 1 batch of ice cream, but it's AWESOME!!!!It's SO easy! My favorite ice cream has always been Breyers Natural Vanilla, so I choose a recipe with no eggs the the usual, sugar, heavy cream, milk and vanilla.

Heated that on the stove (except for vanilla) just until sugar was dissolved. Pulled it off the stove, added the vanilla and popped it in the fridge for about 6 hours. Then poured that mixture in the canister. Put the canister in the bucket, put the paddle in, secured the lid and turned it on for a couple of minutes (recommended).

My recipe only called for 3 cups of liquid, so this was a fairly small batch. I then put 2 in of ice, then sprinkled 1/2 cup rock salt. Layered like that until a couple of inches above where I felt the liquid would be in the canister.

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Features

Fully automatic - no stirring needed. Just add ingredients, ice & rock salt it does all the work, then stops when ready
Delicious versatility - Make ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sorbet, gelato and sherbet all with one ice cream machine
Over 20 recipes included - Try the recipes inside or create your own unique taste by mixing in candy, cookies, or fresh fruit
Ideal for anyone looking for a soft serve ice cream maker or a keto ice cream maker
Easy-lock lid - Easily fits on top and locks in place with a quick turn
4 quart capacity - The perfect size for families and special occasions
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Nostalgia Icmw200Dbl Cream Maker Quart Cover
Nostalgia
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16.5 x 10.5 x 13 inches
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7.75 pounds

For the most part we have enjoyed this machine. We can make 2 different flavors of ice cream at one time. However, only one side freezes well. The other side freezes at the bottom, but is still closer to a liquid more than half way down.

We ran the machine for the specified amount of time. Then the next time ran it double the time continuing to pack with rock salt and ice. Again this is only an issue for one side.

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Amazon Official $69.99 New Official
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Features

NOSTALGIA ICE CREAM KITS: Unit works perfectly with all Nostalgia ice cream mixes - try Vanilla Crme (ICP825VAN), Chocolate (ICP825CHOC), Strawberry (ICP825STRAW), and No Sugar Added Vanilla (ICP825VANSF)
4-QUART CAPACITY: Each canister makes 2 quarts, allowing you to make up to 4-quarts of delicious ice cream, frozen yogurt or gelato
SEE-THROUGH LIDS: Cover the ice cream canister with included see-thru lid to easily view ice cream flavor and for freezer storage
RECIPES INCLUDED: Follow the recipes included in the manual or make your own delicious creation!
REAL WOOD CONSTRUCTION: Reminiscent of Grandma's simple hand-crank ice cream maker, this bucket is made with real wood slats to create an old fashioned ice cream making experience
POWERFUL ELECTRIC MOTOR: Electric motor does all the churning, which means no manual effort!
MOTOR LOCK: Notches keep the motor in place, keeping all parts secure during the ice cream making process
EASY-TO-CLEAN: Plastic-lined interior allows for a hassle-free easy clean up to help wipe away messes
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Chefn Sweet Cream Maker Recipe Cover
Chef'n
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11 x 11 x 2 inches
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4.86 pounds

I purchased this to take to the beach with us as something fun for the kids to do. It was exactly that - fun! The bowl is not much larger than a dinner plate and is just under 2-inches thick.

It was barely noticeable in our freezer. It feels well constructed and solid, but is not heavy. The included utensils are also well constructed and definitely up to the task of making many batches of ice cream. I really appreciate the thoughtful design of the utensils.

The handles slide inside of one another and hold together firmly. They take up very little space in a drawer when attached to one another, and will always be able to be located together. The hot pink/purple color does make them easy to find as well.

The non-skid bottom could use a bit of tweaking as it did slide around a bit. We resolved the matter by placing a silicone hot pad under it. Advice from someone who has used this multiple times now: Washing after use when you intend to reuse it soon can be tricky.

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Amazon Official $55.13 New Official
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Features

COMPLETE KIT: Set includes ice cream maker, scoop, spade, and recipe book. The instant dessert pan measures 11.38 inches in diameter and creates 1-2 servings of frozen treats.
FAMILY FUN: The Chef'n Sweet Spot Instant Ice Cream Maker includes everything needed to make delicious homemade ice cream and other frozen desserts in minutes. Be creative with your toppings!
QUICK TO CLEAN: Hand washable.
MULTI-FUNCTIONAL: Try your hand at classic ice cream, rolled ice cream, dairy-free alternatives, frozen yogurt, sorbets, gelato, slushies, frozen margaritas, and much more!
EASY TO USE: Simply pour mixed ingredients onto the fast-freeze surface pan, then scoop and turn until ice cream is formed. Use the scraper to create beautiful, delicious rolled ice cream. Add fruit, nuts, sprinkles or chocolate chips; this ice cream pan is perfect for kids or a fun night in.
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Lello Musso Lussino 1 5 Quart Stainless Cover
Musso
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17.72 x 11.81 x 11.81 inches
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38 pounds

Review of the Lello Lusso MussinoMy background - I make about 200 pints of 'artisanal' ice cream/gelato a year ... So, the kind of ice cream you get in high end ice cream shops for $9-10 a pint. I've owned a Cusinart canister style, DeLonghi GM6000 (for 4 yrs., tried the Cuisinart ICE-100 1 time (and then returned it) and tried an in-store sample of the ice cream produced by the Breville.

If you are looking to make ice cream there are 3 important factors:1. Quality of the ice cream and/or gelato. Gelato btw, may include some different ingredients, such as cornstarch, but always has lower fat content and less air whipped into it.

Most high end ice cream is more like gelato in being denser. The major factors in creating better ice cream are fast freezing to create smaller ice crystals, and, of course, excellent ingredients.2. Reliability and service - Many home ice cream makers seem to have a 4 to 5 year life span.

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Amazon Official $649.47 New Official

Features

1-1/2-quart capacity bowl freezes 3 quarts of ice cream or sorbet per hour
Fully automatic: pour ingredients into bowl, press two buttons
Timer controls operation for different frozen confections
Housing, bowl, paddle made of stainless steel for easy cleaning
12 inches wide, 11 inches high, 18 inches deep; weighs 38 pounds

Ice Cream Machines Buying Guide

This guide to buying the best ice cream machine on the market has as its main objective to point out some of the most important features that you should take into account.

Type

When making ice cream, we can distinguish two types of machines mainly. On the one hand, we have the machines with a freezer container, which have two basic elements: a bowl in which the mixture must be frozen before starting and a motor mixer, located at the top, which is responsible for stirring the mix.

With this type of machine, prior planning is necessary, because the mixture must first be prepared and taken to the freezer at least 8 hours before making the ice cream. The positive part is that these machines are usually cheaper.

On the other hand, we have the machines with a built-in freezer, which cools in a matter of minutes as the mixture is beaten. In this way, a creamy and icy mixture with a very soft texture is obtained.

Some of them even offer different configurations depending on what texture you want the ice cream to have. In this regard, you should not forget to check the time it takes for the machine to make the ice cream. Make sure the duration is less than one hour to freeze a liter of the mixture.

Cleaning

Like any food product, it is important that the product is easy to clean in all its parts. Elements such as the shovel or the bowl must have a quality manufacturing and should be suitable to go through the dishwasher so that you can save yourself discomfort when leaving your perfect refrigerator. In any case, the assembly of the pieces should also be comfortable so that you do not go crazy to place it later in its place.

Size and capacity

These are characteristics that must be taken into account and decide above all according to your own needs. One of the things that are often confusing is the amount of ice cream that can be done in each cycle. In this regard, be sure to check the dimensions of the container and the mixing paddle. That a large deposit does not necessarily mean that it can contain a lot of ice cream; some pallets are large and occupy considerable space.

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FAQs on Ice Cream Machines

Ice cream has been a popular dessert since the 18th century. It was made by churning it in a bucket filled with ice and salt. Ice was hauled from frozen lakes and rivers to be stored in ice houses, where it was covered with straw to keep it from melting.

Ice cream was served in tea cups, at fancy dinner parties and balls. At first, ice cream was made by submerging a tightly lidded container in ice, and stirring it frequently to scrape the frozen bits off the edge so other parts of it could freeze.

Then an ice cream maker was invented, that had large ice bucket on the outside, a smaller bucket on the inside, and the small bucket was turned by a crank, to keep the frozen cream from forming large crystals as it froze.

In addition to sweet fruit flavors, Regency ice creams also came in some rather experimental, and almost modern seeming flavors, like Parmesan. I remember my family having one of these ice cream makers when I was a kid, because we used it on camping trips, where there was no electricity.

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It's not.It has to run a heat cycle once per day. This takes 23 hours, but normally happens overnight or during breakfast. It has to be taken down for manual cleaning every two weeks or when it decides it wants it, whichever comes first.

This, too, takes time, especially if the person who does it has to stop for other things. It can also happen when nobody is there who can do it, in which case the machine stays down until that changes. We tried not to let that happen.

Besides the expense in the form of lost sales, nobody likes dealing with upset customers who can only be made happy by what you don't have. Far less commonly, an o-ring or something would break prematurely with no spare in the store.

That usually affects only one side and just results in heavy (and thus far less profitable to sell) shakes and ice cream, but it's possible for it to take down the whole thing. And the machines do occasionally flat out break, but this is rare unless it's a very old one or has been mistreated.

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This is a very interesting question. The ice cream machine at any Mc, Donald's near me must be cleaned every time I want ice cream or a shake! In some states, soft serve ice cream machines are regulated by the states department of agriculture.

In other states, the county health department regulates the machines. The regulators tell users how often to clean the machine, so it varies some. There is no universal standard, owing to how the machine is operated and how it is built.

How often they need to be cleaned is determined by the style of machine, where It is located, how frequently it is used, how long between batch loading, and other factors. The general rule of thumb is most machines must be cleaned every 24 hours of operation.

For a small store, open 8 hours a day, that's every three days. ( cycling in idle mode isn't using the machine) For a 24 hour Mc, Donald's, that means a full sanitation cycle and shut down clean down EVERY DAY. Now, with as much ice cream as Mc, Donald's serves, why can't they have TWO MACHINES?

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Two ziplock bags (one twice the size as the other) rock salt ice ive cream base take the ice cream base and put it into the smaller ziplock bag (look up a recipe for creme anglaise if you don't have anything in mind) take the ive cream filled ziplock and place it inside inside of the other ziplock Put ice into large ziplock and even the ice around the smaller one.Add rock salt.

Work with your hands until I've cream forms. It will fluff up more as you work it past frozen. Put in freezer to set once ice cream has formed.

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It merely appears that way. Unlike other places (hardees for example) that take the machine apart daily, this isn't an option for a machine that may have to serve ice cream 24/7. The machines either receive a weekly teardown/rebuild and sterilization/cleaning which takes about four hours, or receive it every two weeks.

The sales volume controls this. The machine is cleaned at the exact same time on the exact same day of the week (the machine forces it and will shut off if it's not done) so maybe you're trying to buy ice cream at the same time they are performing the weekly maintenance?

Additionally there is another thing that is done every single day automatically by the machine to keep the ice cream in it sterile and safe. It pasteurizes the ice cream and this takes approximately four hours as well. This is scheduled at the same exact time every single day (usually overnight but sometimes during breakfast) so it's possible you are arriving during that time also.

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The key is to make sure your milk and egg substitutes emulsify with fat before putting the mixture into the ice cream machine. Also, you need a lot of sugar to get a smooth consistency. If you use soy milk and aquafaba, mix them together with syrup and glucose, then gradually add melted coconut oil or a plain vegetable oil, then slowly heat, then cool.

It can still get a little icy if you're not careful, so keep an eye on it when it's churning. Alternatively, make a gelato with agar instead of galatin. You need to activate agar by simmering it for around five minutes, which you do in a sugar and fruit pure mixture.

Chocolate, agar gelato with morello cherries, marshmallow and peanuts makes the best vegan rocky road. Oat and soy milks have more fat than almond milk, and more sugar. Remember to use more sugar and oil if you are using almond milk for your ice cream base.

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I've gotten to test out the Pacojet, aka the ice cream machine, but that will run you ~4,000USD. Thankfully, some more reasonable options exist: If you have a Kitchen, Aid stand mixer, I recommend the Kitchen, Aid Ice Cream Maker Attachment.

I wrote a review here: What is your review of Kitchen, Aid Ice Cream Maker Attachment?. I've also helped Edmond Lau break into his Cuisinart ice cream maker (Amazon. Com: Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt-Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker, White: Kitchen & Dining), which made pretty good ice cream.

Note about both machines: you have to pre-freeze the bowl before making ice cream, and will only be able to make one batch per bowl at a time (you'll have to re-freeze before making more). If you're planning on a lot of flavors, I recommend getting extra freezer bowls (the Cuisinart Edmond has came with two bowls).

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Here are some medium-sized ice cream machines Cuisinart ICE-21 Frozen Yogurt Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker Features: New mixing paddle makes frozen desserts in 20 minutes or less, Large capacity makes up to 1-1/2-quarts, Double insulated freezer bowl eliminates the need for ice, Easy lock transparent lid with large spout makes adding ingredients simple and mess free, Product Built to North American Electrical Standards, Hamilton Beach 68330N Ice Cream Maker Features: Ice-cream maker produces up to 4 quarts in 20 to 40 minutes, Fully automatic operation-no labor-intensive stirring required, Makes homemade ice cream, frozen yogurt, custard, sherbet, and gelato, Easy-lock lid; hand wash; user manual with 20 recipes included, Measures approximately 15.3 x 12.5 x 11.

1 inches; 1-year limited warranty, Cuisinart ICE-30BC Frozen Yogurt-Sorbet & Ice Cream Maker Features: Fully automatic frozen yogurt, sorbet, and ice cream maker, Brushed stainless-steel housing; heavy-duty motor, Large ingredient spout for easily adding favorite mix-ins, Double-insulated 2-quart freezer bowl; instruction book and recipes included, Product Built to North American Electrical Standards, Your freezer should be set to 0F to ensure proper freezing of all foods.

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