Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice-Cream Maker, White

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  • Is there a soul out there who doesn't love ice cream? Whether you fall into the vanilla or chocolate camp, you'll have a ball creating some wild and wonderful new flavors with the addition of your favorite secret ingredients. Having the whole family make frozen yogurt and sorbets together is not only great fun, but also puts a positive spin on healthy eating.
  • Binding:
    Kitchen
    EAN:
    0086279104724
    Label:
    Cuisinart
    List Price:
    $90.00
    Manufacturer:
    Cuisinart
    Product Group:
    Kitchen
    Product Type Name:
    ABIS_KITCHEN
    Publisher:
    Cuisinart
    Studio:
    Cuisinart
    Title:
    Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice-Cream Maker, White
    Feature:
    Measures 10 by 10 by 15 inches; 3-year limited warranty
    UPC:
    086279104724
    Brand:
    Cuisinart
    SKU:
    000629998
    MPN:
    ICE-20
    Package Quantity:
    1
    Height:
    11.25 inches
    Length:
    8.5 inches
    Weight:
    9.82 pounds
    Width:
    8.5 inches
    Model:
    ICE-20
    Color:
    White
    Is Autographed:
    0
    Is Memorabilia:
    0
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    Sale Ends: 05-23-2009. You may return or exchange merchandise purchased from Macy's @ Amazon by mail only. Certain items are covered by warranty as indicated. To obtain a copy of the warranty prior to purchase, please write to: macys.com Customer Service Dept.; P.O. Box 8215; Mason, OH 45040; Small Ticket Department-Warranty;
    Is Fragile:
    1

Recent User Reviews

  1. mezzaluna
    "A good machine for home"
    4/5,
    Design:
    4/5,
    Value:
    5/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 20, 2010
    Purchase Price:
    $60.00
    Pros - Easy to use and clean
    Cons - Over-simple controls
    I bought this for my husband's birthday. He's hard to buy for, but I thought the idea of custom ice cream flavors would be enticing. The machine was on special from Williams Sonoma, and included a second chilling cylinder, so it's possible to make two flavors on the same day. I had used a Donvier manual ice cream maker before, and found this one very much easier to use. For example, the stirring blade stays put in this machine, whereas in the Donvier, it can move around and ruin your ice cream.

    Never having made ice cream with a machine before, I was not sure when to stop the machine, and I fear over-loading the motor. I guess experience will be the best teacher. My husband is happy with the ice cream, so I guess this one is a "mission accomplished". I have yet to try frozen yogurt or sorbet, but I suspect it'll do well with those mixtures, too.

    I would recommend this machine, including a second chilling cylinder. With only one cylinder, it would be okay for singles or a very small family, as the cylinder must be frozen 24 hours and makes just 1.5 quarts of ice cream.
  2. emathias
    "Easy to use, but with limits"
    4/5,
    Design:
    3/5,
    Value:
    4/5,
    Ease of Use:
    4/5,
    Purchase Date:
    Oct 20, 2000
    Purchase Price:
    $40.00
    Pros - Not messy, pretty simple to use
    Cons - One batch every 24 hours, container takes a lot of space, can be annoying to clean
    I've had this for a long time and never felt the need to replace it.

    For the price, it's a good value, however there are a variety of tradeoffs.

    The design is simple, easy to use and easy to clean (once it's warmed up).  I do recommend it, especially for apartment dwellers who only make ice cream occasionally or at predictable intervals.

    Things to be aware of, though:

    1) The freezing container takes up a pretty big chunk of space in the freezer, and should be wrapped with plastic wrap to avoid frozen condensation and dust from getting in.

    2) The freezing container should be in your freezer for a MINIMUM of 24 hours before you use it.

    3) To wash it, you have to wait for it to warm up or the water will freeze to the inside.

    4) The ice cream it makes will be slightly grainier than some other methods (not terribly so, though)

    5) Can usually only freeze one batch per freezing cycle (so one batch per day, essentially).

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