You don’t need to spend hundreds of dollars just to acquire an ice cream making machine. Thanks to the freeze-the-bowl technology, you can start enjoying a smooth textured final product easily and affordably. And while some people worry about the slow speed of this conservative technology, the Cuisinart ICE-21 1.5 ice cream maker stands out due to a couple of factors.
First and foremost, it comes with an improved (patent-pending) paddle which works in as few as 20 minutes. This is much faster than other freeze-the-bowl icemakers, which, different ice maker reviews complain, take as much as 45 minutes per cycle. Of course, you still have to prep the bowl before use, but still ICE-21’s swiftness is definitely something worth writing home about.
The patented paddle not only works super-fast but also keeps large ice crystals from forming. In the end, you get professional quality ice cream at a fraction of the price. To top it up, the machine is easy-to-use. Once you master the basics, it becomes a plug-and-play toy.
There are many reasons why Cuisinart ICE-21 is often ranked among top ice cream makers. For instance, it has a clear lid that locks onto the machine. This lid has a special spout that makes it extremely easy to add nuts, caramel, fruits and any other sweet ingredients.
Supporting the operations of this simple machine is a motor that is concealed at the base of the machine. This strategic positioning of the motor prevents the ice maker from shifting while it’s running. In fact, the motor of this ice-yogurt maker is so powerful that you can sometimes hear it from other rooms in your house. That can be a bit of an issue if you are looking for a super-quiet machine. So far no any major complaints have been lodged about this so far which means it probably isn’t such a major issue.
Another feature that instantly stands out about this appliance is that it has a double-walled mixing bowl. Although this bowl has to be frozen prior to mixing, its ice cold walls work perfectly when put to use. A thoroughly frozen bowl ensures you take minimal time to mix your favorite desserts in this machine. Moreover, the bowl is easy-to-remove from the motor base allowing you to easily transfer ice-cream to a separate storage container. Besides that, the bowl is easy to wash by hand once it is thawed.
While this machine is noisier than your average professional-grade ice cream maker, it does not disappoint when it comes to efficiency. It is easy to use and above all, your favorite dessert is delivered tasty, delicious and smooth. Two thumbs!