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Joann: Ok, I am one who will pour through hundreds of reviews before making a purchase. I had a $50 giftcard (for Macy's) and have a strict policy to only use them for something I wouldn't otherwise buy.I have wanted an ice cream maker for years. I would look at them, think about them, and ultimately put them back on the shelves as I thought it was unnecessary in the scheme of life for another small appliance in my too-small kitchen.Well, expiry was upon me with the giftcard (yes, almost 2 years) and I now live in a VERY rural area, where a trip for a container of ice cream is a 40 mile round trip. Did I mention I ADORE ice cream??I finally bought this machine. My husband thought I was crazy and that I'd never use it. Made the first batch of chocolate ice cream yesterday and let me tell you it was fantastic!This will not go unused, my husband won't allow it. We both felt it was as good or better than store purchased ice cream without the chemicals they use to keep it nice for long periods of time in the freezer. Buy your milk and cream in large containers kids, you are going to a)save a little $ and b) make a motherload of HEALTHIER ice cream. I used half and half instead of heavy cream and it was still delightful.I am on Amazon today to buy an extra freezer container. I do think that is a bit pricey and am considering the whole reconditioned unit so that I can make two batches simultaneously. It's that good.It DOES come out soupy when initially made. It's yummy that way-I dare you to not put a spoon in the top as it's whirring around, especially the first batch. Put it in another plastic container for a couple of hours if you prefer a harder consistency.Oh, as for the noise-come on people, it's NOT that loud!My standing fan makes more noise than this thing, and I'd rather hear IT whirring knowing the sweet treat awaits me! Honestly, maybe these folks got a faulty unit, or are particularly sensitive to noise- I don't think it's noisy at all :)Only one small note to mention. When it's done try to get it out of the canister quickly because it freezes very quickly to a very hard consistency to the sides, and it takes a bit of scraping with a wooden spoon to get it off (but I had a heck of a taste test while I completed this arduous task) ! HAHA.Buy it and enjoy, I think folks with kids would have a lot of fun with this machine letting kids come up with their own funky flavors. I know I will.
Joann N. Robinson: My daughter bought this item for me and I have used it so much. It is so easy to use and it makes delicious ice cream.
John W. Graham: I got this ice cream maker primarily to make sorbets and the occasional batch of ice cream. The item arrived well packed, accompanied by a very small instruction manual / recipe booklet combination.To get a feel for the machine, I first froze the freezer bowl for 24 hours at zero degrees or less. My first attempt was a Quince sorbet from "The Sweet Life" cookbook. I pretty much followed the recipe instructions to the letter. I poured the chilled quince mixture into the frozen bowl with the machine running. 10 minutes passed. 20 minutes. 30 minutes. 40 minutes. My "sorbet" was just a frozen drink. Eventually, the freezer bowl defrosted and I had a lukewarm smoothie on my hands.Thinking it was my ability to follow a recipe, I decided to try one of the recipes in the instruction manual. I tried the "basic vanilla". After about 20 minutes of churning, the ice cream started to firm up. But it never got past the soupy slush stage. So I waited some more...another 20 minutes. The ice cream was thicker but still a soupy mess. After freezing the concoction for 3 hours, it was fine, but more like frozen milk than ice cream.Next, my wife stepped in and tried one of her recipes. Chocolate ice cream. Same results for her. A soupy half-frozen mess.I have lost faith in this machine. I still think the best and most reliable way to make ice cream is with one of those old style churns. I just don't think this thing gets cold enough. My parents have a different model (anotehr brand) and theirs freezes the ice cream within 15 minutes every time.Your mileage may vary, but I would be wary of this machine.
Jonathan R. Lamb: I will not rehash what everyone else has said, but this ice cream maker is everything I could ask for. It makes ice cream and other frozen treats super fast, is easy to clean, compact, and not too loud. Sure, it's not whisper quiet, but I didn't think the noise level was unbearable and conversation is easy to hear over it. Cuisinart appliances have always seemed to be reliable so let's hope this one is no exception.
Jopalis "Claddagh Girl": Gift recipient loved this product. I already had one and liked it very very much. It is easy to use and the product is great. The red choice made it an even more fun gift. I would suggest getting a second cylinder. Keep them clean and wrapped in the freezer.