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|25 min||8 x 8 x 11"||2 qt.||Yes||3-year limited|
Like its name suggests, the Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence is a mid-range appliance that will certainly help you enjoy cool, creamy and indulgent treats at a moment’s notice. Indeed, you’ll no longer have to dash to the store to satisfy an ice cream craving: all you need to do is put your ingredients in the machine, turn it on and allow it to do all the work for you. Best of all, this particular machine is especially conceived to help you enjoy other treats such as sorbet and frozen yogurt. Therefore, this appliance can easily be used by diabetics and dieters because it gives you complete control over the amount of fat and sugar that you put into your frozen desserts.
In spite of its fairly affordable price, the Cuisinart ICE-30BC comes with several extra amenities designed to facilitate your life in the kitchen. For example, it includes a double-insulated two quart freezer bowl designed to sustain as much coldness as possible. This appliance is also designed to help you include additional ingredients to your ice cream mixture. Built to North American Electrical Standards, this particular appliance also comes with a detailed instructions manual and recipes list to help you concoct enticing delicacies in no time at all. Like most Cuisinart ice cream makers, this particular machine boasts of a visually-pleasing exterior with a brushed stainless-steel texture.
While it is practically brimming with handy features, this machine does have a few drawbacks. For example, a couple of users reported that, not unlike a blender, this ice cream maker was quite noisy. The ice cream maker doesn’t come with a timer either which means that you’ll have to keep the occasional eye out on it. However, considering its numerous features and affordable price, the Cuisinart Ice-30BC certainly remains a good investment.
With the Cuisinart ICE-30BC, users will be able to make up to 2 quarts of ice cream per batch, which is more than what they’ll get with other models such as the similarly-priced ICE-45 Mix It In, or even the expensive Cuisinart ICE-100. This will undoubtedly help you cut back on expenses related to store-bought ice cream or frozen yogurt. In fact, several users found it easier to just make a large 2 quarts batch and stash it in the freezer for whenever they feel like enjoying a cool sweet treat.
Time to Prepare: 5/5
Unlike other appliances, this particular machine only requires 25 minutes of churning to provide you with creamy soft-serve ice cream or frozen yogurt, which is one of this model’s best features. According to the manufacturers, users who want a harder consistency can leave the bowl in the freezer for around 3 to 4 hours after the churning process.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
Because of its heavy-duty motor, this appliance can very easily be used on a regular basis with very little risk of wear-and-tear. Indeed, unlike lower-quality appliances, this particular model has no risk of overheating and is even equipped with an automatic switch off setting that instantly shuts everything down when the motor gets too hot.
As far as cleaning is concerned, most users claimed that the appliance was easy to clean. Indeed, the top and the mixer can easily be cleaned in the dishwasher and the drum can be wiped down with a wet rag cloth after use. Now while the machine was originally designed for regular ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet; several people have reported to have successfully used it to make other treats like Gelato or frozen drinks like slushies. The ingredient sprout is on the wider side, allowing you to easily insert extras such as raisins, chocolate chunks or chips. The non-slip rubber base is also designed to keep your machine from sliding down the counter, especially after it becomes wet and slippery.
Users will also appreciate the double-insulated freezer bowl designed to keep your ice cream as cold as possible and consequently shorten the churning process.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
If you’re willing to splurge just a little bit more for additional features, then the Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence is entirely suited for you. More importantly, it is protected by a manufacturer’s warranty of 3 years. Alternatively, customers who want something cheaper but with less features might also want to check out the Cuisinart ICE-21.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet
- Churning Time: 25 min
- Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 11″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 13.5 lbs
- Capacity: 2 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: No
- Warranty: 3-year Limited