|6 min||14 x 8 x 6"||1 qt.||Yes||90-day limited|
Designed to turn your frozen fruit into healthy albeit exquisitely delicious treats, the Yonanas 901 Deluxe is a quite easy to use and clean, mid-range ice cream maker. With this machine you’ll be able to whip up your personalized treats in the safety of your very own home- at any hour of the day or night, which will certainly help you cut back on your expenses while enjoying the convenience of always having homemade ice cream on hand.
Indeed, with this particular model you can easily avoid the chemicals, preserving agents, fats and sugars that are nearly always present in store-bought ice cream. Best of all, with this appliance, users will have greater precision over their ingredients. For example, if you can’t consume sugar for any reason, you can either substitute it with honey or artificial sweetener or simply skip it altogether. By this token, the Yonanas 901 offers you full control over your finished product- something that store-bought ice cream does not offer. With this ice cream maker, you’ll even be able to sneakily increase your children’s consumption of greens by adding some frozen fruits and vegetables to the mixture to create some delicious, nutritious and satisfying treats for the summer.
On the flip side, while this particular model is packed with positive features, some customers have reported a few downsides. For example, one person claimed that her machine was clogged during the churning process but this was not reported by other customers. A couple of people also complained about the non-stick feature and found it hard to get the mixture out of the bowl. Some customers also found the appliance to be on the louder side. Other than these minor downsides, this deluxe ice cream maker was reported by many to be quite effective and easy to use. With a black and silver design, it’s also bound to embellish your kitchen. The boxed packaging also includes a detailed instructions manual as well as a recipe booklet.
Similarly to the newer model Yonanas 902, the 901 can make up to 1 quart of soft serve ice cream in one batch, which is enough for three to four smallish portions or two large portions. Also, since the appliance is so easy to use, you can make several large batches in one day and freeze it for later use.
The Yonanas 901 instantly purees your frozen fruit which means that you can enjoy your treats as soon as they come out of the chute. However, the fruits do need to be frozen prior before use. While the manufacturers recommend a freezing period of 15 minutes users have found that they got better results when they allowed the fruit to freeze overnight. This resulted in thicker and much smoother consistency.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
This machine is fully automatic which means that the only work you’ll have to do is insert your bananas or other frozen fruits through the chute and it takes care of all the crushing and churning for you. Most importantly, this appliance is quite simple to clean since the small parts are entirely removable and can either be washed under running water or in the dishwasher.
The perfect appliance to create delicious frozen smoothies for lunch or brunch, the Yonanas 901 is extremely versatile and can be used to create several types of treats. For example, you can even add some plain Greek yogurt to your mixture for a decadent frozen yogurt. Best of all, this appliance will help you increase your consumption of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals since you’ll be able to enjoy your frozen treats on an almost daily basis. Forget about throwing away mushy, brown bananas as well: these actually provide the best texture and flavor when churned with the Yonanas. It even includes a Popsicle mold to add some extra panache to your treats.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
While this appliance does have a few downsides to its name, it certainly is a worthy investment, especially when the price, features and exceptional ease of use are taken into consideration. Although this particular model doesn’t come with as big capacity as the popular Cuisinart ICE-21 or the Sunbeam Wooden Bucket, it does have the advantage of being super fast and easy to use, which makes it a good investment for small families. The perfect way to encourage your kids to enjoy their fruits, Yonannas 901 Deluxe does live up to its name and will provide you with decadent desserts all year round.
- Additional Capabilities: Soft-serve Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Ice Cream Candy Bars
- Churning Time: 6 min
- Dimensions: 14 x 8 x 6″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 6 lbs
- Capacity: 2 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: Yes
- Warranty: 90-day limited