Cuisinart ICE-30BC Ice Cream Maker
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Why would you choose another counter-top appliance?

The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence Frozen dessert maker has been designed for counter-top convenience with a square base measuring 8-1/4” x 8-1/4 “. It is housed in an attractive brushed stainless steel base with rubber feet which reduce sliding while in operation. Overall, the design and appearance will not detract from the users décor.

One machine for many indulgences

This frozen dessert maker allows you to make your favorite frozen drinks, yogurt, sorbet or ice cream with ease in about 25 minutes. Unlike frozen dessert machines of the past where each type of dessert needed its own machine, the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence frozen dessert maker supplies all you need in one counter-top appliance.

What is the capacity?

If you have a large family or gathering, this fully automatic dessert maker may prove to be your choice as it provides you with a full 2 quarts of creamy, frozen desserts or drinks in about 25 minutes. This frozen dessert maker will provide you will enough frozen dessert and drinks to please a crowd.

Is it easy to use?

The Cuisinart Pure Indulgence frozen dessert maker provides the user with an easy alternative to making desserts. Powered by a heavy-duty motor, just add your ingredients your ingredients into the double-insulated bowl, turn the machine on and your frozen desserts or drinks are ready in minutes. It also has a large ingredient spout for your favorite add-ins to your dessert or drink.

Strengths

Overall Design

This frozen dessert maker has a square, brushed stainless steel base making placement on your counter-top easier. The cord also stores completely within the unit. The heavy-duty motor and double-insulated freezer bowl will cut down time and effort in getting the desired final results.

Double-Insulated Bowl

The double-insulated freezer bowl saves time in the overall process for freezing. The cooling liquid inserted into the walls of the bowl is designed to allow more even freezing for the ingredients. The user needs to make sure that their freezer is set properly to allow full-freezing of the bowl prior to use. The manufacturer notes that for complete freezing of the bowl to occur, it may take from 6 to 22 hours, depending on your freezer.

Large ingredient spout

Older models of this type dessert maker did not utilize this feature, which makes adding-in ingredients while freezing much easier. With the Cuisinart Pure Indulgence frozen dessert maker, ingredients can be added without have to stop and dismantle the bowl and beater to make last minute additions.

Weaknesses

Bowl freezing time

While the overall double-insulated bowl is a strength, the freezer freezing time would be a weakness. The user will need to be certain that the bowl is completely frozen to achieve the best results. This may require more planning and/or adjustments to your freezer temperatures.

Noise

Due to the use of the heavy-duty motor to achieve better results for thicker desserts, this machine may prove to have a louder operation than expected.

Overall Review

Overall, the Cuisinart ICE-30BC Pure Indulgence 2-Quart Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker appears to be a good investment. The strengths of this unit outweigh the weaknesses, therefore, one machine that provides 2-quarts of frozen desserts or drinks within about 25 minutes may prove to be a great addition to any home kitchen.