Cuisinart ICE-100C Gelato and Ice Cream Maker (Silver/Black)
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- Fully Automatic with Commercial Quality Compressor-Freezer1.5 Quart Capacity
- 2 Paddles:Gelato Paddle for Authentic Gelato Ice Cream Paddle for Creamy Ice Cream60-Minute Countdown Timer ensuring perfect consistencies and professional results
- Touchpad Controls and a Blue LCD Readout10-Minute Keep Cool Feature keeps your ice cream or gelato cool after the timer has gone off
- Transparent Lid allows you to add mix-ins while churning for unlimited combinations
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Top Customer Reviews
Cons: unsatisfying noise, smallish canister for some
I have been using the ice-20 model and with my fridge, i find it time consuming and inconsistent freezing the canister. So, I really appreciate a machine that freezes on its own. I do put the canister into the fridge or freezer for a brief time beforehand (say 20 mins), just for an extra umph, but dont feel this is necesary. Compared to the ice-20, ice cream made in this machine comes out a tiny bit more firm, with more air, and takes a bit more time per cycle. consequently, a 3 cup cream mix is about the maximum volume it will handle. It results in greater overrun than super premium while still staying in a reasonable range. the accompanying sorbet paddle can be used to produce a more dense product so you also have more texture options. As to the noise, it is fairly loud but not as bad as a blender or coffee grinder. more significantly, its an unsatisfying noise. It doesn't hum but is deeper and more gratingly noticable, and you have to listen to it for 30+ mins at a time. all in all, I do prefer this machine over the ice-20 and am jazzed at making multiple batches over a few hours. I have no idea if spending more on a lello, etc will do you any favors.
I can only find two downsides. The machine is a bit loud when operating. With the machine in the kitchen downstairs, I can still hear it faintly upstairs. You definitely can not have a decent conversation with someone when the machine is on in the same room.
Secondly, there is a small gap at the lip between where the bowl sits and the rest of the machine. If any ice cream/liquid ends up in that crack, it is a bit difficult to clean.
Overall, I feel this is an excellent ice cream maker especially for home use.
Some have complained about the noise. It is loud, but I can't say I find that surprising... and I'm willing to put up with it for the incredible ice cream, made with pure organic ingredients, and no additives.
There's more to discover (gelato, frozen yoghurt...) but given the results so far I expect the best.
Most recent customer reviews
Purchased on sale, this is an excellent value in an iced dessert maker. It works well and is quite easy to clean. Read morePublished 13 days ago by SP
Yeah, it make some noise (like any kitchen tool with a motor), but the result worth it. They give few receipe to start with your new ice cream maker, they are not bad, but you can... Read morePublished 4 months ago by Eric Carrier
Sorry, i sent it back. There was absolutely nothing wrong with it. I found that for the extra money spent on this one, it was not extraordinary. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Susan Nafziger
I've been looking for an ice-creamer with built-in compression (due to limited freezer space) on and off for 2 years. Read morePublished 13 months ago by RK
The first one Amazon sent to me was used !. It happened to me several time.
But everytime, they've fixed the trouble by sending another one free of charge. Read more
this is an awesome machine, simple to operate and gives a great end product.Published 14 months ago by Jackie Crispin