I purchased the lello paolo ice cream maker about a year ago and don’t regret it one bit. It’s fast, efficient and super easy to clean. I recently made a smoked bourbon vanilla ice cream that has been a hit with everyone who’s tasted it. It also does an amazing job with sorbet (mojito, and limoncello/basil). If you’re serious or in love with ice cream don’t hesitate to purchase this machine. Ya, it’s expensive, but I’ll take this over a vacation that I can only revisit in pictures and my head.