Cuisinart ICE30BCU Ice Cream Maker – : Great job, a ‘little’ noisy. Would buy again.

I love this ice cream maker. A few recipes included but more can be obtained online. Sturdy construction and easily washable parts.

Made ice cream that was delicious, didn’t think it was too loud and didn’t struggle when the ice cream got thick.

It is quite large and you do need quite a bit of space in the freezer to freeze up the inner bowl. Simple to work and so far good results. The only downside so far is that when churning some of the ice cream sticks to the sides of the freezer bowl so you have to stop and scrape down every so often.

I bought this for my dad’s birthday on oct 14th. We’ve used it twice, once for vanilla and once for mint choc chip. The ic maker comes with an instruction book which includes a few basic recipes. The two we tried came out absolutely gorjussthe chap at my local farm shop explained the difference between vanilla extract and vanilla essence, and having now bought the extract for the ice cream, it is easy to see why. The extract is thicker or more “vanilla-y”i’d definitely recommend this ice cream maker, having never used one before and being a little wary, but none of the family from 8 years old to 80 is disappointed. We’re attempting the chocolate this weekend – sat 27 octoberi did read the reviews before purchase all of which said it was a little noisy; not that bad. I churned in the kitchen and busied myself tidying up and washing the dishes and it wasn’t bad. I would churn it away from the kitchen if i had guests, however having said that my two attempts weren’t really ready to eat and did need an hour or so in the freezer anyway. 5 star and recommendation to buy.

I’ll start out by saying that there are very few commercial ice creams that i like eating, and mostly i wouldn’t even bother with them thinking that i just didn’t really like ice cream in general. I mainly bought this machine so that i could make sorbets and frozen yoghurt rather than ice creams. However, having made a few vanilla and toffee ice creams mainly for my partner, i can safely say that home made ice cream is far superior to pretty much anything you can get in the supermarket – i’m a total convert. What’s just as fantastic is that you can make pretty much any flavour you fancy – a huge bonus considering that supermarket ranges are so limited (to my tastes at least, whether it’s ice cream, sorbet or frozen yoghurt), and you can vary the recipe to make them healthier if you want by using semi skimmed milk instead of full fat, etc. As others have said, the bowl is quite big, so deep freezer drawer is required if you’ve got an upright, and the machine is also reasonably noisy but as it only churns for about 1/2 hour and the result is so delicious this doesn’t bother me at all. I would recommend getting some strong silicone ‘scrapers’ to ensure you can scrape the ice cream from the sides to mix in without scratching the bowl, asi found that plastic utensils were not quite good enough or strong enough for this purpose. A fantastic purchase and one i wouldn’t be without, especially during summer.

Purchased to make ice cream with surplus soft fruit last summer. I find that this is more effective than some of the cheaper solutions at making batches of ice cream. It is very noisy but does seem to be powerful at churning. All in all i have made some great ice creams and will be using this again this summer. The only downside is that you do need large freezer drawers (height wise) or a chest freezer to use the device.

Works well and well built, some noise but not obtrusive. Would recommend especially for its build quality – it should last a long time.

I think this ice cream maker is quite good for the price. It has a decent sized bowl and is quite simple to use. The ice cream tastes nice ( i use a vanilla pod as well as vanilla extract). It’s good because you know what ingredients go into it, no preservatives etc. The only issue i have is it really does make soft serve ice cream and starts to melt straight away so you have to put it in a tub and freeze it for several hours to firm it up.

  • Good purchase – will get decent use in hot weather.
  • great capacity and works well
  • Easy Ice cream -love it

Cuisinart ICE30BCU Ice Cream Maker – Silver

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I’ve only used this once so far but comparing it to one of those generic aldi/lidl ones i can see this one is very good. The generic model i had was ok, certainly has downsides but by far the biggest issue i had was the capacity. No sooner had i made some ice cream, than it was gone againit got me searching for what other options were out there and this cuisineart one seemed to fit the bill. The big difference that i notice after using it, is that it churns properlyi’m not sure if it’s because the bowl turns around a stationary paddle, instead of turning the paddle in a bowl but it seems to cope much better with the churning as the mix gets thicker. It was even still mixing well as it spilled out the top a little (due to me maybe adding a bit too much)the way the motor is contained, sealed, in the base instead of being part of the lid means that it is easier to clean up and less damaging with no fear of getting water in the motor. I do feel, it could be a bit quieter and there’s not many products that deserve a full 5* hence 1* less.

A bit noisy but v easy to use. All recipes need much longer churning than in the recipie booklet but they are worth the wait.

This is the best ice cream machine on the market it makes simply the best creamy delicious ice cream i have ever tasted no more shop bought for me.

Best ice cream maker ever, i had 2 others before this one and this is the best. I made my first batch of ice cream today and found it delicious.

I have been making ice cream at home for around 15 years using a majimix which was given to me- thankfully it needed replacing and thanks to the reviews on amazon i found the cuisinart- what a difference, it is so easy to use , has bigger capacity, does not fly apart when the ice cream thickens as the majimix did, it is so much easier to pour the mixture in at the start. As has been said you need a big enough freezer to store the bowl prior to use but i find the bigger capacity a huge advantage and i urge anyone thinking of making ice cream at home so you can use fresh ingredients without additives to buy this well designed machine.

As advertised and quick delivery. Happy ice cream-loving family.

Absolutely delighted with this. So easy to use and clean afterwards. Would definitely recommend to anybody that is thinking of buying an ice cream maker. Doesn’t take up too much room either.

I’ve had this for a month and so far, it’s been brilliant. I use it to make vegan ice creams and it works perfectly. We are super happy (if not a little fatter).

  • Good purchase – will get decent use in hot weather.
  • great capacity and works well
  • Easy Ice cream -love it

Cuisinart ICE30BCU Ice Cream Maker – Silver

Received the machine yesterday and washed the bowl and put it in the freezer. My freezer is quite small and really packed so i left it in for about 20 hours to make sure it was nice and cold – and it really was. I used it to make peanut butter sorbet. My mix was about 750g and quite thick – more like yogurt/toffee rather than slush – and i cooled it in the fridge for about 15′ before pouring it in the machine. I took the bowl out of the freezer last minute and put the machine together in seconds – so very easyi switched it on. Then i poured in the mix – very clean job through the opening on the top. I certainly would not have it in the same room i was having dinner.

Super machine for making the most delicious ice cream. Good simple design, little that would go wrong. Used the recipes in book provided with machine, it’s spoilt us for any other ice cream, tastes absolutely delicious. Would recommend this product highly, and price on amazon is cheaper than elsewhere, always a bonus.

I’ve had this in my basket for sometime now, bought it as a birthday present for myself as it had gone down in price by £24, so i thought it was bargain. Just made my first batch if vanilla ice cream using a hugh fernley recipe and it was lush. I don’t have trouble fitting it in my freezer either, and i do fill my freezer at all times. Fits nicely on one shelf along with a couple of other bits around it. Love the simplicity of this, it’s so easy to clean too.

The bowl lives in the bottom drawer of my freezer. It makes great ice cream and sorbet.

Makes gorgeous ice cream -so very easy -can scoop it straight from the maker or freeze further for a firm set -for those reviews where it turns out more like a smoothie -you have to make sure the ingredients are absolutely cold (i make my mix the day before or in the morning and make early evening ) and every batch i’ve made has turned out delicious ice cream -i have followed the recipe book that comes with it and now tweak mine by reducing the sugar and that has made it perfect to my families taste -great little gadget.

This is an excellent, easy to use machine. I followed the advice of the reviews here & chilled the bowl, mixer and all the ingredients then made tangerine ice cream with low fat single & double cream. It took 25 minutes to get to the right consistency- fair play it was gorgeous. Very good value & i recommend this product.

Not certain what i was expecting but pleasantly surprised. Things i’ve noted:immediately decant all ice cream as soon as made – otherwise remainder will freeze solid on the edges and base (have broken a heavy duty plastic spoon so far). Using ‘sugarly’ 70g instead of 230g granulated sugar gives a better taste in the standard vanilla recipe. Heavy double cream is better than double cream. Jersey full fat milk tastes a little bit nicer than standard full fat. The ice cream straight from the machine will melt very quickly. Putting it in the freezer for too long will set it like rock. Haven’t yet experimented to try and create soft scoop. Closest texture-wise is a ‘mcflurry’.

I thought having to keep the bowl in the freezer might be annoying but actually it’s not a problem and the ice cream is fantastic – very very simple to make or you can make things more complicated it you want. Personally i think the basic no eggs vanilla recipe is hard to beat.

Makes the most wonderful ice-cream. It is big but not heavy and it is noisy but its only on for about 30 mins and you get enough ice-cream for a week . Theres only 2 of us nowyou can make any flavour. Just experimentall you need is your basic vanilla recipe and go from therethe only downside is and has nothing to do with the machine is that its very fattening.

You have to try mango pulp sorbet. This machine is simple but it’s one of the best purchases this year and will always be used unlike other items that may sit on shelves.

Very pleased with the results of the ice cream. Noisy yes but they all are because they need a good motor to churn the ice cream for twenty minutes. It is much better than my last one which was round about the same price. Made some of the recipes from the cuisinart booklet that comes with the machine and they have turn out lovely.

Particularly like the fact that the bowl turns instead of the arm. My only problem is that you get so much solid frozen ice cream around the edge at the finish. This seems such a waste of the beautiful ingredients. I did manage to scrape some off but of course the consistency is not as light. It still tasted good though. I have only used the machine twice so far. I would advise getting a good recipe, i found that adding eggs to the mix made a big difference to the creaminess of the ice cream.

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