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February 18, 2016 at 6:06 pm #16927
I’m planning to get myself a Cuisinart ICE-30 ice cream maker (due to the 2 quart bowl). But I’m doubt on it’s life span after reading some comments on Amazon. A lots of user comment about the machine stop working after few recipes. And the freezer bowl seems to have big issue among user as well. I’m staying in Asia country, getting one Cuisinart ICE-30 is like twice to triple the price compare to US or UK. So, I need to make the decision wisely. Lastly, is the freezer bowl able to churn 2 batches of ice cream, I meant one batch after another batch? Thank you so much for your advice.
February 20, 2016 at 4:48 pm #16941
Hi there looi!
Thanks for getting in touch. I’ve had my ICE-30 for nearly 6 years and haven’t had any problems with it, and I use it a lot! I’m very surprised by some users saying that it stopped working after a few recipes. I haven’t had any issues with the freezer bowl either.
No the freezer bowl isn’t able to make 2 batches, one after the other, as the gel that keeps the bowl cold will be too warm after the first batch. You can buy a second bowl though.
If you do get the ICE-30, it’s important that the freezer you use to freeze the bowl is very cold as this will have a considerable effect on the texture of the ice cream. I set my freezer to around -25°C (-13°F).
I hope that helps. let me know if you have any other questions.
All the best,
August 2, 2017 at 7:11 am #20345
Sorry I’m a bit late replying but this may help future buyers of this model. I had the ICE-30 for around 2 years and it worked like a charm every time. Not only that, it also made some really good ice cream and, for the price, had a large bowl.
Eventually, I needed to upgrade to a model with a compressor but I’d recommend the ICE to anyone that requires an ice cream maker for occasional use.
One other point: I found that the churn time varied significantly depending on the season. I’m from Australia and in the winter my ice cream hardened much quicker than in the 40 degree+ days of summer.