ICE-40 Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

The ICE-40 Cuisinart ice cream maker is the most unusual of the Cuisinart automatic ice cream makers.

This is an electric machine with a gel-filled canister. The one problem with this type of machines is that you can only make one batch of ice cream at a time. Because the canister has to be pre-frozen for a minimum of 8 hours, if you need to make several batches, you only option was to buy an extra canister, or make your ice cream over several days - until Cuisinart's ICE-40 came along.

cuisinart ice cream maker ice-40 duo

To allow you to make two batches at a time, without jumping into the considerably higher price range of a self-cooling compressor machine, Cuisinart offers what is a really a double machine.

The ice cream maker sports two 1-quart canisters. You can choose to make one or two batches in 30 minutes. So if you can't decide between chocolate or pistachio, you don't have to - make them both!


  • Attractive brushed stainless steel styling

  • 2 1-quart bowls

  • Limited 3-year warranty

It makes great ice cream, it is easy to use and easy to clean.

The only possible drawbacks of the Duo are that, being a double machine, it takes up more counter space than other models, and you have to have enough room in your freezer for both canisters.

Otherwise - the Cuisinart ICE-40 Duo is a well-executed, good idea that doubles your ice cream pleasure!

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