Now here is the veritable Porsche of ice-cream makers! Lello Musso Lussino ice-cream maker is one of the most expensive ice-cream makers currently on the market and it is our opinion that it is certainly worth the price! There is an important thing to consider when buying an ice-cream maker and that is its durability. There are customer reports that this machine has been operational for over 10 years without the need to be serviced! Imagine that! While most ordinary ice-cream makers tend to give up after a year or two, five at the most, this one will keep on churning even after 10 years!
The machine itself looks quite impressive, and it is heavy and large. It does not produce as much ice-cream as one would like in one batch, only 1, 5 quarts, but the batch is complete in around 15-20 minutes, so 3 batches can be done within an hour! This means that its hourly output is around 4, 5 quarts, which is more than enough for anything other than commercial use.
This machine is truly built to last, and the only plastic pieces on it are the lid and the knobs. The rest of the machine is made from top-grade, quality stainless steel which adds years and years to its lifespan. The inner bowl is secured firmly inside the outer casing and cannot be removed. This makes cleaning and emptying it a bit trickier, but it also speeds up the process and reduces time needed to properly chill the mixture.
The entire churning process is relatively fast, so there is a batch ready every 15 to 20 minutes. Putting in less mixture will lower the time needed to make a batch, and the result will be creamier ice-cream with less ice crystals.
For a final thought we would like to point out that this is one of the best ice-cream makers intended for home use currently on the market. While we do agree that the price tag is a bit steep, we feel that Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker is a lifetime investment that will certainly not disappoint you!