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Old 12-24-2004, 11:28 AM   #1
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Ice Cream Makers..do you have one?

I have been thinkin about getting one, I see a great differences in prices. Can anyone recommend one?

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Old 12-24-2004, 04:11 PM   #2
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I have two and I advise you to get a White Mountain, now made by Rival. It's the wooden one with the cast iron and wood dasher. Makes the best ice cream. Hand crank is best for the best quality and fun, but the electric is almost as good and doesn't wear you out.

I also have a Cuisinart where you freeze the cylinder. Can only make one little batch a day because the liner needs to be frozen overnight. It also runs too fast for the amount of cooling power so you can't make extra rich ice cream without having it come out greasy.

The White Mountain uses ice and salt. The best part? It's large and can make multiple batches of ice cream. The dasher works in two directions which makes the ice cream come out extra smooth. You add layers of ice and salt. Pour in your mix and let it rip. 20 or 30 minutes later, you have at least a gallon of ice cream. You can either leave it in the canister in the ice and it will get hard, or you can scoop it out and harden it in your home freezer while you pour in another batch of mix and freeze up a second gallon of ice cream. Just top off with more ice and salt. You can keep doing this until you run out of ice, salt, mix, or electricity.

If you buy the electric model, you can order the hand crank and take it on picnics. How cool is that? Freshly made ice cream at a picnic!
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Old 12-25-2004, 02:24 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply.
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Old 12-26-2004, 12:47 PM   #4
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ice cream maker

I have the Lello Gelato...I love it!! It has a self contained freezer unit and you can make batch after batch. If you want to go all out...get the Musso..!! I also have a Krups that you have to freeze the bowl...but I prefer the Lello over the Krups hands down!!!
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Bangbang...Cuisinart also sell extra bowls if you want to make numerous batches. One word of warning though is when the batch is finished do not store it in the bowl in the freezer because very quickly it freezes solid like concrete. You must have a clean plastic container to remove the finished batch into and then store that in the freezer. Cuisinart has also come out with a "double machine", so you can make different flavours at once. As far as recommendations as to what machine is better, I can't say as it is still on my wish list. I do sell more Cuisinart machines though as most people do not want to hand crank the process all the time. Let us know what you decide and how you make out! Pst 8)
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Old 03-26-2006, 10:27 AM   #6
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I have the Lello Gelato...I love it!! It has a self contained freezer unit and you can make batch after batch. If you want to go all out...get the Musso..!! I also have a Krups that you have to freeze the bowl...but I prefer the Lello over the Krups hands down!!!


I own this exact same machine (Lello Gelato)! Had it for over two years now.


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Old 03-26-2006, 11:16 AM   #7
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I have the ice cream maker that attaches to my kitchen aid mixer.. its a bowl that you freeze in the freezer, then mix the icecream with the mixer.. its great! no ice or salt needed.
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Wonderful, I imagine, but it must be a pain in the butt to have to keep on freezing the bowl between batches.

That's why I opted to get a sef-contained machine to free myself from being a slave to that aggravating chore.

Besides that, doing that would take up valuable space in the freezer that I don't have.


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Old 04-06-2006, 05:43 PM   #9
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I vote for the White Mountain/Rival. I've had an electric one for about 10 years and it works great, makes really good ice cream.

I made a mistake one year and stumbled on something. I thought I had the six quart model and prepared the custard for a 6 quart batch. Wellllll, when I went to put the custard in the cylinder, I discovered I only had a four quart. Now I use whole milk, no cream, in my ice cream, so technically I am making ice milk, but I only had a little room in the cylinder to add the milk to the gallon mark. It turned out to be the richest ice cream ever. Mostly custard with a little bit of milk. I have made it that way ever since. Great mistake!
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I had one of those forover 20 years. Just threw it away last summer. It was making a horrible rasping squeaking sound that was just unbearable!!

And I bought the self-contained unit to get rid of having to use salt of ice.


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