Thanks Calum321, something to save up and look out for. Or just get a bigger freezer! ;) (y)
You’re looking at the big units with freezers. £200-300. Cuisinart, Magimix, Sage do one.
Had this machine. Whilst it was ok, some of the plastics bits are flimsy and broke with 6 months. If I was to buy another ice cream maker think I’d go with cuisinart or and inbuilt freezer one
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ARETWDK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_fabc_7YT9SQC14BFSS39AYCY1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1 I'd highly recommend this one. Not the cheapest but gets much better results.
https://www.cuisinart.co.uk/Vegan-Chocolate-Ice-Cream-Recipe.html 5 mins before the end, mix in dessicated coconut chips. Having made this one a few times, as a dairy free option, I'd highly recommend it.
Had been searching for such a machine for a very long time. Bought it machine yesterday and tried pistachio ice-cream today. It turned fabulous. Pros are not to keep the container in the freezer prior to making like other standard machines while cons are that it has a small capacity so you can get only a few spoonfuls of quality if you're sharing with others ha ha (lol) . Also the inside doesn't separate for washing but it's not that hard to clean unlike a one piece deep fat fryer. It's light weight and doesn't take much space for storage. Excited at the possibilities that can be created using it :)
In stock this morning in Shoeburyness Essex, but separate from the other Wednesday offers! I guess it arrived with the Sunday delivery. The bowl part is about 9cm across, the max mark is just above half way, instructions say max amount of mix is 300ml, but I’m sure the volume increases a bit as it churns? Bowl capacity is 700ml according to the instructions, so bigger than a tub of Ben & Jerry’s! One thing to note is that that the bowl part does not come out for cleaning!
I bought it but I'm going to return it, the inside bowl is absolutely tiny! Be lucky to get 3 decent sized scoops out of it, and takes 80 mins to make 1 portion. I'll stick to a Tupperware tub and a whisk.
Posted 19th Nov 2020Posted 19th Nov 2020
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We made some lovely ice cream with this over the summer, the kids loved adding their own flavours. But as PP mentioned, it does take up a lot of room in the freezer.
I think the main issue I've seen with the models with built in compressors is the longevity. The reason some are more expensive is that miniaturising the motors and compressors and being energy efficient, safe and reliable is tough. That being said my research actually came out showing the time and time again only ice cream maker that makes good icecream at home every time are the old fashioned ice in a bucket with salt kind. They're just a bit too old school for tech obsessed millennial family members. Personally the old fashioned way actually appeals to me at least, all the more because it works!
Perhaps this one? Its only £139.99 at the moment, has decent reviews and if you sign up to the news letter, you get £10 off £100 spend (not sure if this will work together as it's currently on offer). Only down side is its 1.2L Capacity, but still better than having to re-freeze each time. https://www.klarstein.co.uk/Kitchen-appliances/Ice-cream-maker/Snowberry-Choc-Ice-Cream-Machine-1-2-litre-stainless-steel-keep-cool.html
For the purposes of wanting an ice cream maker I assumed just buying ice cream is off the table as a comparison, personally I don't see the point in making your own when you can buy really great ice cream all over the place. That one's cheaper, but I've seen bad reviews generally for cuisanart ice cream makers although that one seems to get decent reviews on JL at least. I've been looking at them largely for a chrismas gift for someone, but coming to the conclusion it would be cheaper to buy them a freezer and fill it with ice cream.
There is also the option of purchasing ice cream pre frozen.. This one is only 5.5 times the price https://www.johnlewis.com/cuisinart-ice100bcu-gelato-and-ice-cream-professional-maker-silver/p447596?sku=231958410&s_ppc=2dx92700055386042379&tmad=c&tmcampid=2&gclid=CjwKCAiAzNj9BRBDEiwAPsL0dxtA5aYDZFnH_-Xtaq5Qy47mhqTimqQTvsxQyjZ1pxq3XWyV2zvknRoCVEcQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds
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Posted 13th Oct 2020Posted 13th Oct 2020
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You will never want store bought again, the richness and flavour is really on a whole different level.
I had one like this before, they work okay but as said you have to freeze the bowl overnight to make the icecream and then once you make it you have to put it in the freezer again for a bit to harden up or it melts almost immediately. I used to make icescream and frozen yogurt with it, but got rid in the end, too much hassle.
This is one of those cheep ones that you have to freeze the bowl in the freezer for 12 hours before making the ice cream.
I've used a similar one to make blackberry ice cream and nutella ice cream. It's 'soft scoop' style ice cream, but you've got to be careful not to be too ambitious with the volume you try to make in one go.
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"These ice cream moulds are pretty cool" I expect them to be freezing......
I would say these are the same quality as Home Bargains or B&M. Most things are made in China.
Out of interest, does anyone feel cautious when purchasing food making items from AliExpress or is it the same as purchasing from Home Bargains as most things are Made in China (I don't mean because of covid).
Posted 22nd Jul 2020Posted 22nd Jul 2020
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I'd say so, yes. Some very high end products are made in China, but I'd still get a European made appliance over a Chinese made one for sure, provided it reviews well etc. Better for the environment Can expect better workers rights and conditions No worry of supporting the brutal, oppressive Chinese communist party by buying products that may have been manufactured by state owned Chinese companies, or those close to the Chinese communist party etc. Magimix stuff is high quality, and you can buy spare parts. They're made more like old fashioned serviceable appliances, rather than disposable high tech stuff that you get a lot of made cheaply in China. https://www.magimix-spares.co.uk/ https://www.magimix-spares.co.uk/Magimix-Gelato-Expert-Ice-Cream-Sorbet-Maker-11680/product/11680/11680/ Was available from John Lewis before too. I'll watch out for a price drop on Amazon - it's sold for under £250 before, very briefly. Sage gets some poor reviews.
Is there such a big difference in made in France to made in China? I know Chinese factories can knockout some tat but there are lots of Chinese factories that produce some very high quality products too. Also Sage stuff is basically Breville Australia which shouldn’t be associated with Breville UK which are 2 completely different companies.
Really no need for the attitude. I have a Magimix steamer and chose it over the Sage one because it's the only steamer that doesn't use any plastic. It's very good. Their blender is also very good. No plastic. A heavy glass jug, relatively quiet, good modes and good motor. And I have their glass toaster. Would never get a toaster that you can't see your toast in now. Makes such a difference. Those are all made in France I believe. I haven't looked at their ice cream makers in detail. The high end one is made in Italy. I suspect it may even be a rebranded Italian Gelato maker because of that. Sage stuff is made in China. They don't sell spare parts like Magimix do. 2 year vs 3 year guarantee. I've never bought Sage products but from what I've read they're lower quality. I always decided against them after researching products, even though I liked the look of a number of their appliances. What I know for sure is the lack of spare parts vs Magimix, shorter guarantee, and that they're made in China vs Europe. Which counts for a fair bit, to me at least. And this price is nothing special. It's been this price for a year on Amazon. It jumped up in price in May, and is now back to the normal price.
Sage is just Breville in the way that Bentley is just VW. Or Lexus Toyota. Arguably overpriced perhaps. Have you heard of iPhone? Magimix did one like this. We had one. It wasn't remotely as good, and it was more expensive. This isn't really your field, is it? ;)
As for the deal, this is a normal price on Amazon if you check 3 camels or Keepa Sage is just Breville. Arguably over priced Chinese made stuff. I've got a few Magimix appliances that are rather large, less ectronic/fancy, but very nice. But they don't seem to make an equivalent appliance. They do have much cheaper options though. Actually they do make a proper ice cream maker, but it's £500! (Made in Italy though, with a 3 year guarantee)
I agree, I prefer homemade. I’ve made excellent ice cream at home.
I have a kitchenaid ice cream maker and it makes amazing ice cream - the best ice cream I've ever had by some margin is homemade ice cream that I made myself. Shop bought ice-cream is seriously awful.
In my view it’s to make homemade desserts. You can of course substitute your home made creations for buying pre-made, but if you think you are going make economic savings in the long run by doing that, I think you are likely to be mistaken.
But surely that is the whole point of buying this??
It is , just put something in too sweeten it, tried to add a picture but can't
Posted 27th May 2020Posted 27th May 2020
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Just bought a vonchef one with a compressor (not bowl in the freezer job), so far it's fantastic. Pour stuff in .. turn on .. ice cream. https://www.vonshef.com/vs_en/kitchen-electricals/ice-cream-maker-with-compressor it increased in price though, I paid £147 last week.
Ah then go for another one sorry mate
Unavailable for me.
Duronic ice cream maker- link below https://www.amazon.co.uk/Duronic-IM540-Homemade-Desserts-Delicious/dp/B00IZGNYWC
Posted 12th May 2020Posted 12th May 2020
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Not been that low (£175) for 4 plus years from Amazon acc to Camels. https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/Cuisinart-Gelato-Ice-Cream-Maker/product/B00ARETWDK Warehouse (Very Good cond) = £160.52, think you can take 20% off (£32) that price too (BF/CM) ? https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/offer-listing/B00ARETWDK/ref=dp_olp_all_mbc?ie=UTF8&condition=all
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Used a crusha flavoured milk drink. You add the drink to the cup and place in the freezer for about 4 mins. Remove, squeeze a lot and voila flavoured milk slush. Didn't take a photo at the time but it worked.
Orange juice tried and success apart from leaking oj from top seal part. Maybe I over filled or didn't put it together properly. Unsure. Slush orange juice though.
Will do. I am going to try with orange juice later today. Plan on trying a cold squash drink and a cold choc milk drink in due course. I think it stated milk drinks are trickier. I will read the instructions again before making the choc milk attempt. I am also thinking to make one, scoop /pour it out and add new drink and try to slush that. With the aim to get more slush in one go.
Love the detailed review. (y) Let me know what happens when you don't use a carbonated drink.
I put it standing upright in the freezer with the lid off. Having previously taken it all apart to wash the bits by hand and put it all back together. It went in the freezer this morning. Freezer is set to - 18 degrees. It is electronically displayed on mine. It was left until I made it. Just a little before taking and posting the photos. I used cold Lidl"s version of sugar free Lilt taken out from a fridge at 3 degrees where it had been for a day or two because it was near the end of the bottle. It states the drink must be cold. Maybe this is where people go wrong; or their freezer isn't cold enough; or not left in for long enough? Drink was poured up to where the plastic seal is. Then after doing up the bottle, I screwed the lid on the cup and I just squeezed the cup all over for several seconds like I was trying to flatten the cup and make the inside come together. As I mentioned there was some liquid drink in the middle of the cup. However after consuming some slush, I gave some more squeezes and the liquid turned to slush. I thought I'd make it tonight because if it failed as mentioned; I could take it back tomorrow when I go shopping in Lidl and get a refund. That won't be needed now. Well as long as I can continue to make slush drinks successfully with it. It seems a bit pricey. Maybe a fiver is more reasonable? Everything costs more these days. Just hope it has longevity and doesn't disintegrate. Any queries, if for instance, I have missed something out: message me.
I had one which I used about 3 times over a period of 12 months and it started leaking blue liquid. I contacted kitchen aid but they didn’t want to know. It’s the most expensive ice cream ever made!
Just a heads up, It’s often around that price. Reviews are consistently bad too. There are some hacks to fix the blue liquid leak that I’ve seen on a forum somewhere tho. Wouldn’t it be better to just get an ice cream maker? There are some cheap and cheerful ones on Amazon with great reviews.
I'm tempted, the blue liquid reviews seem to be around 2015 so I wonder if they have changed the design since then?
Don't think the bowl would fit into my freezer, but would like one of these but probably would end up not being used much at all in reality. 15 hours to freeze, 30 mins to make the ice cream, I guess a few minutes to mix the ice cream mix together etc.
Plenty of the Amazon reviewers describe blue liquid leaking from the bowl.