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Good Ice cream maker within $60


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#1 pimptenshi

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:35 PM

Well I'm totally clueless about Ice Cream makers.

I'm tempted to buy either this one or this one, both from Cuisinart.

I have a blender from Cuisinart for 2 years and I love it! IMO, Cuisinart is a nice brand and probably these ice cream machines are at least good and the stainless steel finish makes me want it just to decorate my kitchen, but I'd appreciate any comments from ice cream machine owners. :biggrin:

Thanks in advance!

#2 annanstee

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 12:53 PM

We have a cuisineart and are happy with it. The avantage with the first one you linked is that it has too bowls, so you can make more than one batch without refreezing the bowl.
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#3 Tri2Cook

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 08:44 PM

Two bowls is definitely an advantage, they can take a while to freeze completely and if they're not completely frozen your ice cream won't freeze. I have a one-bowl freezer of that type at home and if I couldn't use the freezer at the restaurant I would already have replaced it with one that doesn't require freezing the bowl. It's annoying to me to make a small batch of ice cream and not be able to make more until the next day.
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#4 prasantrin

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Posted 05 June 2007 - 09:21 PM

If you're anywhere near Williams-Sonoma, you can get this Cuisinart for $60 and it includes an extra bowl. The first one you linked to (the duo) is a refurbished product, so buyer beware and all that. The second one, once shipping is factored in, comes out to more than $60, depending on where you live.

#5 achevres

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:11 AM

If you're anywhere near Williams-Sonoma, you can get this Cuisinart for $60 and it includes an extra bowl.  The first one you linked to (the duo) is a refurbished product, so buyer beware and all that.  The second one, once shipping is factored in, comes out to more than $60, depending on where you live.

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I have this model and have been very happy with it. I keep the bowl in the freezer. 1 1/2 qts homemade ice cream has been more than enough for us (shorter shelf life than commercial).

#6 Jay Francis

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 06:14 PM

I have had very good luck with the Krups and have been able to pick them up second hand at second hand stores for as little as $10

#7 jumanggy

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:08 PM

Hi pimptenshi (welcome to the eGullet forums!)
The Kitchen Consumer topic can be found here:
http://forums.egulle...showtopic=37816

Good luck! I envy that you have so many options! I saw one today being sold at a deli for about $800 (then again, it had its own compressor, but still...)
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#8 pimptenshi

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 08:20 PM

If you're anywhere near Williams-Sonoma, you can get this Cuisinart for $60 and it includes an extra bowl.  The first one you linked to (the duo) is a refurbished product, so buyer beware and all that.  The second one, once shipping is factored in, comes out to more than $60, depending on where you live.

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Hi thanks for the link, unfortunately I'm about 4 thousand miles away from there :raz:

I ended up purchasing the single bowl one from ebay. It was one of the few sellers who would ship to my country =( And in the end it will fit much better in my kitchen than the refurb duo one =)

Oh I was in fact taking shipping into account and the the total came to $150, yes I did pay $110 for Express shipping - in fact my wife did, it was her valentine's day gift to me :laugh:

Unfortunately the good stuff are just too expensive in my country, the one you linked for instance costs about $250 with no extra bowl =(

I hope I can have fun once it arrives!

EDIT: @jumanggy oh I also do envy them.

@mods: Sorry if I posted on the wrong section!

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#9 jumanggy

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Posted 06 June 2007 - 09:13 PM

Your wife's very sweet :smile: I too thought of buying over eBay, but factoring in the cost of shipping, I decided to wait until a relative visits from the States. Till then, my dreams of frozen yoghurt, homemade ice cream, frozen fruit salad, and endless sorbets will remain unrealized..

Happy ice-cream-making!
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