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|30 min||13 x 10 x 17"||1.25 qt.||Yes||1-year limited|
One of the highest-quality appliances on the market, the DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker– priced between $200 and $300- is packed with features, and particularly known for its ease of use and cleaning. A professional-grade appliance, the Gelato Maker is versatile enough to help you create and personalize several types of frozen treats that will undoubtedly delight your family and guests. Indeed, the appliance ensures that you always have ice cream on hand, allowing you to entertain unexpected guests at a moment’s notice.
Making your own ice cream at home also has its financial advantages: instead of forking out for overly-expensive and often mediocre-quality commercial ice cream, you just need to pop a few ingredients into your appliance and allow the machine to do all the work for you before scooping out generous portions of decadent ice cream. Investing in your own ice cream maker will also provide you with greater precision over your ingredients. Therefore, diabetics and dieters can easily control the amount of sugar and fat that goes into their ice cream, hence whipping up guilt-free desserts in absolutely no time at all.
The DeLonghi GM6000 also boasts of a silver exterior that can blend in quite easily with various kitchen decors. In fact, thanks to the machine’s visual aesthetics, you can leave it out on the Island Counter instead of locking it away in the cabinet. However, in spite of all its various pros, this appliance has a couple of drawbacks. For example, a few users thought that the appliance was on the loud side and couldn’t handle the noise after a while, even if the appliance wasn’t much louder than a running blender. Another person found the appliance to be quite hard to clean and claimed that the ice cream stuck to the sides of the bowl. This issue, however, was not reported by most users.
Thanks to the wider-than-average self-refrigerating compressor, users will be able to make up to 1 – 1/4 quarts of gelato per batch, which is similar to what you’ll get with the popular Cuisinart ICE-100, and perfect for customers who want to keep some in their freezer for later use. In fact, it is advisable to make large batches to store because this also protects your machine from wear and tear. In stark contrast to other models, this product can instantly be used to make a second batch, without having to refrigerate the bowl again.
Unlike other lower-quality appliances, the GM6000 only asks for a churning time of 30 minutes for your dessert to be ready. Since the bowl does not need to be treated with ice and salt before use, you can have your dessert on the table in no time at all. However those users that prefer a firmer texture should know that it’s best to allow your mixture to rest in the freezer for a minimum of two hours after churning.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
The Gelato Maker comes with an aptly shaped mixing paddle that has been especially designed to incorporate air all the way through your mixture –starting from the bottom of the canister to the very first layer of your dessert. This results in the perfect texture and consistency for Gelato. The mixing paddle is also ideal to fluff up your mixture without any additional fat. Along with Gelato, this particular model is also suited to make traditional ice cream or even frozen yogurt, sherbet, sorbet and slushies.
The lid is enhanced by a hermetic feature that allows your ice cream to rest under the proper temperature. The lid is also fully transparent, allowing you to see what’s going on inside. As far as cleaning goes, users will be able to remove the lid and stainless steel bowl since these can be washed in the dishwasher. The boxed packaging also includes a recipe book with no less than 50 sorbet and gelato recipes.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
With an extended plethora of helpful features, the DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker is certainly a recommended buy. In fact, proof of this model’s value for the money is that for the same price than the White Mountain Wooden Bucket, you’ll get all the convenience of a compressor ice cream maker. Best of all, if you’re looking for a professional-grade appliance but don’t want to spend a fortune on the likes of the Lello Musso Pola 5030, then you can opt for this model and be sure that you’re getting top-quality for a reasonable price. This appliance is protected by a 1 year limited warranty.
- Additional Capabilities: Gelato, Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt
- Churning Time: 30 min
- Dimensions: 13 x 10 x 17″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 28 lbs
- Capacity: 1.25 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year Limited