Make 2 quarts of frozen desserts in 20 minutes
With a freezer-bowl capacity of 2 quarts, the ICE-70 is one of the larger ice cream makers out there. Using the LCD control panel, you can make gelato, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or ice cream in just 20 minutes. No pre-mixing is required and the more durable paddle speeds up the churning process.
Countdown timer and auto-shutoff
Even though 20 minutes isn’t very long, it can seem like a long time if you have to stand there and be sure to shut off the machine. The ICE-70 has a built-in timer and will automatically shut-off so you don’t have to babysit the ice cream maker. This takes the guesswork out of the equation so all you have to do is follow directions about time and you’ll get perfect desserts.
More control over measurements, speed, and time
In addition to a countdown timer, the ICE-70 also has 3 settings (for gelato, sorbet, and ice cream) with multiple speeds so you have more control over experimenting with how you make your favorite frozen treats. Some other ice cream machines don’t have individual settings for types of frozen desserts. This unit also has a built-in measuring cup in the ingredient spout so you don’t have make an unnecessary mess with other tools.
Easy-to-clean freezer bowl and body
The freezer bowl comes apart from the machine, making cleanup easy. The body of the unit is made from sleek brushed chrome so all you need to do is run a damp cloth to clean and polish.
2 quarts of ice cream or another type of dessert like gelato is about 8 servings. In twenty minutes, you can make enough ice cream for a party or enough ice cream to freeze and save for later.
The secret to the ICE-70’s fast creation time is its powerful motor. Having a durable motor is important for both durability and longevity, and with proper care, you will be using this machine for years to come.
Cannot make continuous batches
Though 2 quarts is more ice cream than with other units, you are limited to that amount per session unless you get a second bowl you keep stored in the freezer. This capacity can be a problem if you are making ice cream for a group larger than 8 or want to stock your freezer with multiple flavors.
Very heavy and loud
At 13.5 pounds, this is one of the heavier ice cream makers of its type. This makes it difficult to transport or for younger users to move around. It is also very loud, which can disturb animals and children.
The biggest selling point about the ICE-70 is that it can make 2 quarts in under a half hour. This helps offset the fact that you can’t make continuous batches of ice cream in one session if you only plan on serving about 4-8 people. The control panel, automatic shutoff, and measuring tools in the machine all make perfecting a recipe simple, so if you can pick up choosing the settings and speed, the ICE-70 is easy to use and makes great frozen desserts.