Originally Posted by Chopstix
For years I've been wanting an ice cream maker. But everytime I look at a model, it requires that the bowl be frozen first.
As I want to be able to make ice cream anytime I want to, and as I have no space in my freezer, I need an ice cream maker that does not require freezing the bowl.
Is there such a model? And would it work as well as the ones that require freezing the bowl?
If you want, you can go to my post on the previous page, see what mine looks like with the address given and read my review on it.
I paid $200.00 for it, but it now sells for $159.00 at Amazon.com brand new.
BreezyCooking, the ones that you speak of have stainless steel housings and are slightly larger. I once contemplated getting one of those, but I didn't want to spend that amount of money for one.
The cheaper alternative, I think, for budget-concious consumers is the one like mine (Gelato TSA-109) which has a plastic housing. You'll still get great tasting ice cream and there's no pre-freezing the bowl beforehand.
The only pre-freezing that you must do is to let the freezing chamber chill down until it's frozen, and this will only take about a few minutes after you turn on the main switch - not eight hours!
It's now the Gelato Junior 470, but it is very much identical to mine.
And BTW, I think $159.00 is the lowest you can go for a self-contained unit.
I've had no problems with mine. It works perfectly every time!
Plus you can buy extra bowls for double batches if you want to. Amazon sells those as well.
Actually, this machine comes in two different sizes - a 1-qt. and a 2-qt. model.
The 2-qt. model, I think, is the Gelato 490.