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|20 min||23 x 13 x 18"||2 qt.||Yes||3-year limited|
Making your own ice cream at home does not only feel fulfilling, but a homemade treat contains far less fat, sugar and virtually no chemicals. Of course, it goes without saying that an ice cream maker is a good investment, since you can drastically cut back on the expenses associated with buying commercial frozen treats. These appliances will additionally help you indulge in as many desserts as you want, without worrying about the calories since you get to control exactly what goes into the mixture. If you would like to purchase an ice cream maker, you might want to check out the Cuisinart ICE-60W.
Priced between $100 and $200, this appliance is relatively budget-friendly. More importantly, however, it can be used by just about anyone, regardless of how experienced you are with these machines, or in the kitchen for that matter. This mid-range model does provide decent value for money and will enable you to whip up creamy concoctions in no time. With a contemporary white and grey design, this model has just a few downsides to its name. Some people- especially beginners- found that it was a bit problematic to find their way around the apparatus at first, but they quickly got used to it. Another issue reported about it was that it mostly delivered soft-served ice cream. Users normally have to wait for longer periods of time for harder serve. Other than these minor issues, the ICE-60W was generally well-received.
The Cuisinart ICE-60W enables you to make 2 quarts of ice cream per batch, which is a bit more than what you can make with the older model ICE-50BC. This is ideal for family-sized servings with some left overs for the next time you feel like a treat. Because of its capacity, this appliance can also be used for small gatherings or parties. However, it is good to know that its capacity may be limited for larger groups of people. In such cases, you might need to do two batches- something that was an issue for some customers, since they had to wait for the bowl to freeze overnight before they could use it.
The Cuisinart ICE-60W only requires around 15 to 20 minutes to churn a soft-serve mixture and 20 to 30 minutes for a harder texture. This is quite a refreshing change from most other machines that normally require between 40 to 60 minutes. Ideal for regular ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbets and gelatos, this machine does require you to freeze the bowl for 12 hours before use. Customers have found that freezing the bowl overnight provided much better results.
Extra Features: 5/5
The boxed packaging includes a recipe book full of delectable ice cream and frozen yogurt recipes. The compact bowl easily fits into your freezer so you don’t need to clear a lot of space. Extremely versatile, the ICE-60W can be used to make a variety of frozen mixtures, including sorbets and gelato. Most people did find washing up to be very easy and not time consuming. It is still important to note that the parts are not dishwasher-safe. It is also recommended to go for a soft sponge during hand cleaning, to avoid damaging or scraping the parts.
The easy-lock lid does live up to its name and does not require any troublesome twisting to screw it into place. The majority of customers additionally claimed that it was easy for them to scrape the mixture off the bowl. With this apparatus, you will also be able to benefit from no less than 3 different settings that allow you to experiment with multiple speeds. This is handy for users who want to make different types of desserts: ice cream and frozen yogurt, for example, require different churning speeds to achieve the proper texture. The ingredient sprout is also transparent to give you a peek of the churning process.
Overall Rating: 5/5
All things considered, this model does provide good value for money and is a recommended buy for users on a limited budget. Unlike higher-end models, it is on the light and compact size, which makes it easier for anyone with limited space. Thanks to the paddle design, you won’t have to wait for ages for your machine to churn a delectably fluffy batch of homemade ice cream. The Cuisinart ICE-60W is covered by a limited 3-year warranty.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice cream, Gelato, Frozen Yogurt, and Sorbet
- Churning Time: 20 min
- Dimensions: 23 x 13 x 18″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 14 lbs
- Capacity: 2 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: No
- Warranty: 3-year Limited