Is the Most Expensive Home Ice Cream Maker Actually the Best? — You Can Do This

Eater’s very own kitchen-hacker Clifford Endo brings along his buddy Sam Mason to test out three very different at-home ice cream makers… and the results just might surprise you. Which will win out between the high tech machine with an internal compressor, a standard freezer bowl, or an old fashioned salt and ice device?

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N Spctor says:

This review is so flawed and poorly executed

FIRST, the bowl needs to freeze in a FREEZER freezer.
Not the fridge freezer where it might partially thaw during a defrost cycle.

When he took the tub out of the ‘freezer’ at 3:45 he mentioned he could feel liquid movement inside the tub which should have alerted him that the tub was NOT fully frozen.

KitchenAid uses the same principle with success.
I’m surprised Cuisinart is not outraged by this shoddy review.

todd says:

Cuisinart will work fine if the canister is frozen long enough and the ice cream mix is as cold as possible before processing.

Mike Saliba says:

I don’t get why pre-freezing the one on the right is cheating while the one one the left mandates pre-freezing. I own the one in the middle, but this doesn’t tell me how the one othe right can work properly

John Anders says:

For $400, get a used commercial machine for $450. I have a commercial machine in my house that runs off of 120volts, makes 3 quarts of each flavor as it is a 2 barrel machine, and hold 2 gallons of unfrozen mix in the hopper. I love it, I rent it to my friends to parties for $30 a day and have made my money back 4 times over. Go commercial

Chelcie Rice says:

Didn’t freeze that bowl longer enough for the Cuisinart

Vernell Hood says:

I have the breville machine why didn’t you mention what the breville can do,there is no comparison it should haven’t been up there to compare with the other,that why breville is more money,so be fair when you compare products

Mr. Black says:

Condescending hipster twats.

Kami Sama says:

Should use the goddamned pre freeze, don’tcha think?

JK Grence says:

From the Cuisinart manual:

“The freezer bowl must be completely frozen before you begin your recipe… The length of time needed to reach the frozen state depends on how cold your freezer is… Generally, freezing time is between 16 and 24 hours. Shake the bowl to determine whether it is completely frozen. If you do not hear the liquid within the bowl moving, the cooling liquid is therefore frozen.”

It’s all there, black and white, clear as crystal. Your freezer wasn’t cold enough, and you blamed the ice cream maker. You LOSE. You get NOTHING. GOOD DAY, SIR.

Samantha Monaghan says:

is chipped ice or cube ice better to use?

Waleed Raza says:

i want to buy nostalgia ice cream maker is it best for making ice cream or not??????

Lisa Thaviu says:

If you get the hand cranked Ice Cream maker (White Mountain), you can keep cranking until it is harder, so you don’t really need the time in the freezer (but it gets truly scoopable with an hour in the freezer.)

Joseph Malone says:

I didn’t realize Dom Delouise had a son.

Monique Jeffery says:

I have the Cuisinart and it works perfectly. I don’t know what they did wrong but mine is great! Nostalgia sucks.

Oliver D says:

yeah, letting the expensive one pre-chill for 20 minutes is unfair, but letting the freezer bowls freeze for days in advance is not?

Francisco Martinez says:

That’s the wrong type of salt the old style ice cream machine works great

Selena Mirmehrabi says:

This is horribly inaccurat. I can attest to this because I have a cuisinart ice cream maker and it does a very good job when frozen overnight.

Al-Bader Bu-Hamad says:

Just get an industrial ice cream machine like the one McDonald’s use.

Prjndigo says:

if it’s more than $250 then it sucks compared to a contractor trashbag, 5.1cubic foot GE freezer and an electric ice maker.

XiaoXing Liu says:

Skinny guy ==ice cream guy

SenshiBuredo says:

I want a fridge/refrigerator with an integrated ice cream maker like those with ice cube dispensers.

chupenmelo says:

PIece of sh test… you are begginers!

victrola2007 says:

Net-net – Clifford Endo and his pro side kick are too thick to follow directions and show a botched ‘test’ where two products are not used correctly. They need to either re-do or viewers need to look elsewhere.

Gary M says:

if you want smoother ice cream just add butter

barbie1216 says:

Off topic… I thought I was watching Dom Del Luise and Donald Sutherland make ice cream! but seriously, I think I will buy the Nostalgia ice cream maker.

Macca95 says:

Welcome to today’s episode where two clowns incorrectly use 2 of the 3 machines in a comparison and then make an inane recommendation based on their incompetence.

Clown: We won’t pre-chill machine C as that would give it an unfair advantage
Clown goes to fridge and pulls out bowl.
Clown: Now we’ve pre-chilled the bowl for machine B

So Cold says:

video quality is bad!

Black Burn says:

Free advertisment

Alan W. says:

Is that Dom Deluise on the left?

Andrew H says:

So in effect you had a 3 car race and only filled 1 with gas before it started?

Steve Godwin says:

When I was a kid, we used to make ice cream all the time with something similar to the center one, but it hand a hand crank. You keep adding ice and salt as it melts. And you crank until it stops, then hard freeze it. Adding a motor makes it deluxe and it will make very good ice cream for very little cost.

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