This ice-cream maker is truly aptly named as you can tell just by looking at a picture of it! The original make of this machine makes it very appealing and aesthetic. It is a wooden bucket! This alone is a good enough reason to make that decision and buy it but if it is not enough, let us go into the details of what makes this a great product.
It makes around 4 quarts of ice-cream, perfectly sufficient for larger parties. This novelty looking ice-cream maker is cable of churning those 4 quarts of ice-cream in around 30 to 40 minutes, depending on the consistency you are after. Since it is a bit bulky storage might be a problem sometimes. It is not very convenient to place on your counter top, but you will have no issue storing it your kitchen cupboards or cabinets.
The great looking outer casing is made from wood, which makes it very appealing and also a great conversational piece. The inner freezing bowl is made of plastic, which is not as nice looking but it is convenient. If it was made of metal it would corrode easily since it comes into contact with ice and salt.
This ice-cream maker will make you sweat a bit for your ice-cream. You will need to place the ingredients into the freezing bowl and attach the lid. Place the bowl inside the bucket and secure the lid. At this point you will want to start the machine, slowly adding layers of ice and rock salt inside. Be prepared to take a look at the machine every 10 minutes and stir the ice, since you want cooling to be uniform. After 30-40 minutes remove the ice-cream and pop it into the freezer to condense more.
The machine is easily cleaned as well, simply remove the inner pot and the stirring paddle and give them a quick rinse in hot water and that is all it takes!
Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Wooden Bucket Electric Ice Cream Maker brings with it the whiff of the olden days, when ice-cream was churned in buckets and it was all done by manual labor! But this machine is far from being a museum exhibit! It churns out some great ice-cream as well! The best part here is that the machine is affordable and buying it will not leave too large of a dent on your wallet!