ICE-20 Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker

The ICE-20 Cuisinart ice cream maker holds a permanent place among the top three in our ice cream maker ratings as the best value machine. It also won a 2010 Best Ice Cream Machine Award.

Here's why it makes the cut time after time:

  • It makes great tasting ice cream in about 25-30 minutes

  • It is very easy to use

  • It is very easy to clean

  • And it's a good value

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ICE-20 Cuisinart, 1.5 qt.

There are four parts to this machine: a motorized base, a gel-filled canister, a clear plastic cover and a plastic paddle. The clear plastic cover allows you to see your ice cream as it churns and monitor its progress. The large access spout lets you add ingredients easily.


  • Large ingredient spout for adding ingredients

  • Easy-lock transparent lid

  • Limited 3-year warranty

  • Instruction/Recipe book

  • Available in white or red


  • Like all electric machines under $100, this is one has a gel-filled canister that must be pre-frozen. Cuisinart recommends freezing it for a minimum of 8 hours at 0 degrees – you may get better results by freezing the canister longer than that.

  • Some customer reviews have found the motor too loud for their liking.

If you're looking to make an occasional treat for your family, you'll won't go wrong with this machine. That isn't just our opinion: at, over 900 customer reviews gave this ice cream machine an average 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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