Electric Ice Cream Maker Reviews
An electric ice cream maker is the most popular kind of ice cream machine. These appliances usually consist of a gel-filled canister, a motorized base, a paddle and a cover. The canister must be pre-frozen before you can make ice cream. This usually takes between 8 and 24 hours, depending on your machine and freezer.
It takes about 20-30 minutes to make ice cream in an automatic ice cream maker. Many of these machines have an auto shut-off feature, a see-through cover and a good-sized ingredient spout. The canisters are removable and, thus, very easy to clean.
A typical machine costs between $30 - $80.
The relatively affordable cost and the ease of operation are what make electric ice cream makers best-sellers. For many people, these two benefits outweigh the inconvenience of having to pre-freeze the canister. (And take note - for all models you must pre-freeze the canister well, or you'll end with soup.)
Those who make lots of ice cream, or want to serve several flavors at a time, also have the option with many models of purchasing an extra canister or two. Because these are fairly simple appliances, unless you burn out the motor, they tend to last for years.
The end results may not rival what you'd get from a top of the line compressor ice cream maker, but your ice cream will still be way better than almost anything you'd buy. If you're looking to make an occasional frozen dessert to wow your friends or treat your kids with, you don't need much more than one of these and fresh ingredients.
A gel-filled canister.
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