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Georgia Mom: I received this item for Christmas. I wanted it so I could make more natural ice cream without all those additives. I used a simple recipe from off the web: Some whole milk, condesed milk, and cocoa powder. At first it was a failure because I only froze the container for 5 hours. It didn't swish when I shook it, so I thought I was good to go. After nearly 2 hours I just had cold ingrediants. I put them in the fridge and froze the container overnight and restarted in the morning. After only 30 minutes I had some of the most amazing ice cream I have ever had. I will never buy ice cream from the store again. This ice cream maker is awesome, I love it.
G G Tuens: This machine works pretty well but after using it a couple times you will wish they had sense enough to provide a cover for the bowl for when it's in the freezer. The bowl is so large around that I have not been able to find anything to fit it and must resort to plastic wrap or tin foil. This is EXTREMELY annoying and almost enough to make me wish I didn't buy it, you can't clean the bowl when it is frozen. The way the bowl is manufactured a standard snap cover would work on it, it would have been simple and cheap for them to provide one. I would have liked a cover for it while it's in operation too, the top is open and I like things covered so nothing falls in while making the ice cream. It could have been designed with one cover for both. The feet are also poorly designed, the rubber feet are too short and slide all the way into their holes so it can sit on plastic and be hard to level. This machine is the kind of design that makes you wonder if they ever tested it before manufacturing it.Still, for the price it works well and if it had a cover and properly designed feet it would rate another star.
glouise: For years I had one of the ice cream makers where you layered ice and salt in the bucket and began the process of churing ice cream. I can tell you that after 8 years or so of owning this type of machine I made ice cream 3 times. It was messy, clean up was a pain and it was noisy. After my machine was ruined by a leaky roof (divine intervention) I looked around and decided to purchase the cuisinart ice cream machine. Since owning this maching I have made ice cream atleast once a week. I have even made ice cream to go with dessert for a dinner for 75 people. Something I would have never have done with my old machine.The machine is easy to use, easy to clean and in my opinion not very noisy. Some of the reviewers mentioned noise, they must have never heard the noise produced by tradtional ice cream machines that have a motor. It is about the level of a food processor or blender. perhaps because it is running for 25 minutes it seems louder to some people.As to problems of the machine not freezing properly, I can only say I have not had any problems. I keep the bowl in my freezer and chill the ice cream and sorbet mixtures well before pouring them into the machine to begin churning. I highly recommend buying an extra bowl if you need to make more than 1 1/2 quarts at a time. With my "old fashioned" ice cream machine (salt and water), they always recommended ripening the ice cream and I continue to do so. Once churned, I turn my newly made ice cream into a differenct container and pop it into my freezer for 30 to 60 minutes at least before eating. I have never gotten really firm ice cream out of anything but an industrial machine and I did not expect it with this one although my nieces think it is just fine straight from the bucket.With the Cuisinart icecream maker, making ice cream is fun and very satisfying. Best of all, I did not break the bank to get good results. Although I love the end results on some of the pricer ice cream machines, my Dr. Pepper pockets could not come up with the Champagne cost of those $100.00 or more icecream makers. I was ready say to myself, this machine is not bad for the price and I ended up thinking this machine works well and what a great price.My only issue is more with Amazon. I am unsure were the $90.00 original sticker price came from. At the cuisinart site you can purchase the same machine for $49.95 just like here at Amazon. I purchased mine through Amazon due to their great customer service but it seems very misleading and unnecessary for them to mark it up just to give the impression you are saving money by purchasing at the amazon site.
Gordon M. Wagner: I used to own a White Mountain hand crank ice cream maker -- I figured that was the only "real" way to make ice cream, rock salt and all. I bought this device and raced them head to head and the next week the hand crank maker was out by the curb for trash collection!This thing works GREAT! Use your imagination and try some fresh fruit sorbets, make a simple syrup and then freeze it with lime juice, for instance -- it's incredible! I find that using instant espresso powder gives me a real coffee flavor kick when I make coffee ice cream. And there's a recipe in the included booklet for Jell-O Pudding Ice Cream, which my kids rave about.I found some apricot juice at the market and used it in the ice cream maker -- it turned out some gourmet-like apricot sorbet! WOW!!!I tend to avoid the heavy cream called for in the recipes and use at most half and half with milk. Too much milkfat tastes gross. Too little tastes icy and awful.It's simple, it works well, it's not all that expensive and the ice cream you'll make is easily better than the most expensive storebought ice cream available! The machine has a small footprint and the only noise it makes is kind of a "rawr rawr rawr" as it rotates the central vessel. All you have to do is mix the ice cream base, pour it in the machine and flip the switch!
Grace G.: It takes a little practice to get used to what works and what doesn't with this Ice Cream Maker. For the price though, it is really good. I messed up my first few recipes by over filling the thing. Eventually, I was making my own delicious ice creams and sorbets. So much fun during the summer! My kids were thrilled! ;)