Very versatile ice cream maker. Very easy to use, and turns out smooth ice cream in under 40 minutes. Instruction and recipe book isn't the best, but there are many other sources of good recipes. Looking forward to trying many new flavors in the coming weeks
We love the 2 paddles that come with this machine. However, it sqeaks horrifically loud when the ice cream achieves a certain consistency. In fairness, I have not contacted either Overstock or the manufacturer yet as we just used it for the first time 3 days ago. It works fabulously and quietly right up until the squeaking which lasted once we had gone through the first 20 min of a 40 min cycle. In fact, after 10 min of the uber loud squeaking, we stopped the machine and transferred our ice cream to a container and placed it in the freezer. That being said, the ice cream was a great consistency at the 30 min mark and was totally edible and firm.
This ice cream maker is great. It seems quite to me because our last ice cream maker was a really old one that you have the wooden bucket for and had to make it outside (very loud). I docked one start because it was rather expensive and kinda heavy. Other then that, we are very happy with our purchase. It will take a couple years but it will pay for itself with what we'll save making our own ice cream and I think ours is better then anything you can buy in the store..
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? exactly as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. great quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate