Hamilton Beach - Specialty Appliances
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Mon Jul 05 00:00:00 MDT 2010jayden07 Rating:5.0
The Hamilton Beach Icecream maker is perfect. Small enough for easy storage, and very portable. I got this for my husband for fathersday-we use it all the time-everyweekend-some times twice a weekend! This makes a great family gift.
Sat May 24 00:00:00 MDT 2014badudte Rating:1.0
I am not sure what Hamilton Beach was thinking on the construction on this. The magnetic arm is cheap plastic and literally busted on third use and was returned. I bought a different Hamilton Beach model, and that was fine. Don't waste your money on this one. And in restrospect, I should have heeded some of the other reviews, because I am not the only one this happened to have the arm break.
Fri Jun 21 00:00:00 MDT 2013volbrenda Rating:5.0
I have used this just a few times, so far. It is going to be a very good alternative to cooking vegetables and other items.
Fri Jun 27 00:00:00 MDT 2014kuklapolitan13 Rating:1.0
This is possibly the worst Ice Cream maker I have ever used! You can leave the canister in your freezer until the cows come home and go out again and it will never produce Ice Cream....not even real soft serve! The best you'll ever get is a very cold medium viscosity thick shake for all your trouble and costly ingredients! Part of the problem is the fact that some of the moving parts are plastic and do not hold cold well. The other part of the problem is that the material they use inside the canister to "freeze" the ingredients begin to melt before the recommended mixing time is through...about 20-25 minutes. It just does not hold the cold long enough. Adding more time to the mixing does nothing but soften it further and no one wants that. I have been through the wars with Hamilton Beach on this maker and they simply do not get it! nor will they improve it. If you make the mistake of putting your result in the freezer to freeze it into ice cream you will have a product which cannot be scooped...it will be as hard as a rock with not the slightest hint of true Ice Cream texture. Forget this maker...it's garbage!
Fri Jun 27 00:00:00 MDT 2014kuklapolitan13 Rating:1.0
I didn't want to spend a small fortune on an Ice Cream Maker and with the pricing on this...I didn't, BUT, this is NOT an Ice Cream Maker...it's an over-sized "Slushie" Maker. I've used recipes from different sources as well as the very few their booklet offers and none came out as Ice Cream despite the fact that I never use an uncooked recipe. From experience I know that French Vanilla, which is a cooked concoction, is much better and tastier than regular vanilla...which is uncooked. The cooked version of any Ice Cream is a custard base which starts off five times thicker than the regular versions of the same flavors. One would think that this, in and of itself, would help in keeping the mixture thick and ready to freeze properly through electrical churning. Not so...not at all! The four times I have used this thing culminated with their own recipe for Old Fashioned (cooked) Vanilla Ice Cream. The others were, Coffee, Butter Pecan and Strawberry. Pistachio would have been next but this thing is flying back to the manufacturer before you can say NUTS! Each recipe, including their own, was followed properly, not filled past their four cup recommended capacity, their container frozen for at least three to four days in advance and each batch of cooked base...properly chilled at for least 24 hours and most times more before taking the final step of churning. Note that I also use nothing but whole milk, half & half and heavy cream in my recipes. Not once was the final product ready to be put into containers and placed in the freezer...even after an hour of electrical churning! They recommend anything between 20 - 40 minutes of churning for this Ice Cream Maker. After an hour of churning their own Vanilla recipe...it came out as something far less than a poorly made soft serve...a thick milkshake at best! That was the straw that broke this camel's back! Great Ice Cream is expensive to make if you use the ingredients I do. With Heavy Cream selling for almost $5.00 bucks a quart...figure it out between the Cream, Half & Half, Whole Milk, Sugar, Eggs, Vanilla Beans at almost $10.00 bucks a bean for a Madagascar or even Pure Vanilla Extract and whatever Nuts, Berries, Flavorings one uses...it amounts to far more than what one would spend for the best of the best on the market. I don't mind spending it but what a waste of money when all you've managed to concoct after 30+ hours of preparation for one quart of Ice Cream is about a quart of a semi-thick shake! And as delicious as those ingredients make that shake...that's not what I bought this machine for! To top it all off I wrote to Hamilton Beach on this useless item. I received a very terse reply telling me I bought a Soft Serve Maker and had I read my Use and Care Booklet, I would have known that. No where in the advertising, the Amazon listing the Use & Care Booklet or anywhere else, is this machine referred to or mentioned as a Soft Serve Ice Cream Maker. Those of us who have used these machines by any manufacturer know that no Ice Cream Machine made for Home Use can replicate the store bought texture or hardness of Ice Cream but who wanted it to and who expected it to? Not I and that is for certain. I don't know why it is that manufacturers today take customers for morons but...I once had a Donvier,Ice Cream Maker, the older blue and white machine with the top crank handle that worked perfectly at a pretty low price! Unfortunately I sold it in a moment of weakness, but if that one is still manufactured....I'm off to purchase it...and if I'm not mistaken, I probably bought it here! So long Hamilton Beach!
Fri May 09 00:00:00 MDT 2014kitsymom Rating:1.0
Worked for 1 month and stopped, worst can opener ever
Thu Jul 26 00:00:00 MDT 2012nisey29 Rating:5.0
I received the ice cream maker yesterday and made strawberry ice cream. Very easy and the ice cream was excellent, best I've ever had. It actually made more than I expected. Very good product.
Wed Feb 05 00:00:00 MST 2014bluestar604 Rating:5.0
Everyone had a hard time using all my other can openers..I guess you get what you pay for. Everyone can easily use this one.
Fri Mar 07 00:00:00 MST 2014tinytina5 Rating:4.0
The can opener looks nice size is good. Works like it should and easy to use. Great item for the price
Thu Apr 10 00:00:00 MDT 2014outtacontrolmom Rating:4.0
I've been suffering with a regular can opener for to long electric is the way to go
Wed Nov 13 00:00:00 MST 2013rjkrys Rating:5.0
though the baskets appear to be flimsy, they hold up quite well. I am happy with this product.
Tue Dec 17 00:00:00 MST 2013ssl109 Rating:5.0
I bought this as a christmas present. But I plan on getting one for myself after Christmas.
Thu May 01 00:00:00 MDT 2014ggranny2008 Rating:5.0
The 2 tiered kitchen steamer is just what I was looking for it is just the right size for storing when not in use ,easy to use&clean.
Wed Aug 15 00:00:00 MDT 2012pammiboger123 Rating:5.0
Made five batches of peppermint candy icecream and found that using two cups of each recipe at a time made better volume and froze more quickly. Recipes included were great and all you need to do is use them for your base and make your own flavors. I really enjoyed using this product and the price was great. It is great to make your own icecream as you know what is in it and it tastes so much better.
Sat Apr 19 00:00:00 MDT 2014lvenchus Rating:1.0
when you try and open up a can the insert keeps coming out and that's because your sappose to be able to remove the cutter to clean which i though was a good feature until i found out it comes out to easily. I would not recommend buying this can opener to any one
Thu Mar 14 00:00:00 MDT 2013tonia66 Rating:5.0
Have used the steamer several times, works great. Favorite thing about it is the warming function. The least favorite is not enough information on steaming times for different veggies.
Sat Jun 14 00:00:00 MDT 2014coepat Rating:4.0
The second basket has a removable bottom and it is very difficult to get it to stay in. Since I really only use one level, I am probably inclined to throw out the top basket.
Wed Apr 30 00:00:00 MDT 2014lidr Rating:5.0
I've made pizza dough and loaves of bread. so loving this machine.
Thu May 08 00:00:00 MDT 2014jeremyofauburn Rating:5.0
This is a very good product. Check that your measurements are exact and put them together in the order listed.
Tue Jun 10 00:00:00 MDT 2014wswmn Rating:5.0
I use my bread machine all the time and I like the new gluten free option on this one. Good value....works great