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|20 min||13 x 13 x 21"||4 & 6 qt.||Yes||5-year limited|
A professional-range ice cream maker, the White Mountain Wooden Bucket is a visually-pleasing appliance designed to help you make delicious batches of your favorite frozen treats. From ice cream to frozen yogurt or even Gelato, this model is particularly reputed for its longevity and ease of use. As a nice addition, thanks to its pine exterior in the form of a rustic bucket, this model will certainly bring a shabby-chic charm to your kitchen décor. Indeed, you won’t even have to lock it up in a cabinet and can simply leave it out on the counter to add a pleasant visual appeal to your kitchen.
Available on both 4-Quart and 6-Quart capacity, this particular model is practically brimming with handy features designed to facilitate the task and help you create your favorite treats in practically no time at all. Instead of constantly having to go out for expensive store-bought, fat-laden ice cream, you’ll be able to enjoy homemade ice cream at any time of the day or night. This also provides you with greater control over the mixture, allowing you to personalize your flavors. For example, if you’re a calorie conscious individual who can’t go out for ice cream because of the fat and sugar, you will be able to create your own guilt-free treats. With this appliance, users will also be able to avoid the chemicals and preserving agents that are normally found in store-bought frozen delicacies.
While the White Mountain appliance is laden with features, it does have just a couple of downsides. For instance, quite a few users found the motor to be too loud for them which meant that they couldn’t use it at night or early morning. One customer complained that the bucket started leaking after a while but this was an isolated case and she was sent a replacement by the manufacturers. Otherwise, this appliance did receive quite a lot of positive reviews on reputed shopping sites.
This particular model can help you make up to 4 or 6 quarts of ice cream in the same batch. With such a generous capacity, you’ll certainly have a lot of leftover ice cream, which means that you won’t have to turn on the ice cream maker on a regular basis. The large capacity also protects your appliance from wear and tear, ensuring its longevity and efficiency. Best of all, the machine is ideal for large gatherings and parties since it will allow you to provide your guests with fresh, homemade albeit exquisitely delicious dessert.
This White Mountain model requires twenty to thirty minutes of churning time for your mixture to be ready. For a firmer consistency, users can even place the churned mixture into the freezer for a few hours to set. However, the bucket does need to be treated with rock salt and ice before you put in your mixture and this will add a few extra minutes to the preparation time.
Extra Features: 4/5
Thanks to its triple motion action dasher system, this appliance can easily be used to make additional frozen treats other than ice cream. For instance, quite a few users claimed to have used this machine to successfully make frozen yogurt, gelato, sorbet, sherbet and frozen drinks such as slushies. More importantly, the appliance is equipped with a 12,000 rpm universal electric motor.
The lid and canister are entirely made of stainless steel which prevents your ice cream from sticking to the sides of your bowl. This also makes the machine very easy to clean: in fact, the smaller detachable parts can be placed in the dishwasher while the base can be wiped down with a wet kitchen towel. Users will be glad to learn that the bucket is enhanced by galvanized hoops for added sturdiness.
The dasher system is also electroplated to protect your appliance, which means that it’ll last for quite a few decades with the proper care. This also allows the bucket to hold it shape. The blades are made from durable beech wooden blades designed to perfectly fluff up your ice cream, rendering the final product creamy and decadent.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
All things considered, the White Mountain PBWMIME612-SHP Appalachian Series Wooden Bucket is certainly a worthy investment. In fact, with this model you’ll get a much higher capacity than with the similarly-priced Cuisinart ICE-100, DeLonghi GM6000 and even the Cuisinart ICE-50BC. Sturdy, reliable and extremely efficient, this particular appliance is protected by a solid manufacturer’s warranty of 5 years.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Gelato
- Churning Time: 20 min
- Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 21″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 19 lbs
- Capacity: 4 & 6 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: No
- Warranty: 5-year Limited