Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 5 out of 5 by originaljlwoman Pros and Cons
On the plus side, the ice-cream maker is a doddle to use and really easy to clean, so I can't fault it as a product.
I hadn't appreciated that you do have to prepare the mixture first (whipping cream; folding ingredients and so on) before adding it to the machine and the end result, after it has been in the freezer, isn't significantly better than the tried and trusted method of getting rid of ice crystals by putting semi-frozen ice-cream in a blender, or hand-whisking halfway through the freezing process.
So, if you have got room for this gadget (and you will need a deep freezer drawer to pre-freeze the pail), then this one is fine but, truthfully, it doesn't do anything that a blender can't.
11 August 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by boris4 brilliant
i love this product it is easy to use and makes wonderful ice cream . great to use up fruit from the garden . really glad i bought it .
31 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Westsussexfoodie Wish I had got one years ago!
Visited friends recently who produced lovely home made ice cream and sorbet and as I had been considering purchase of an Ice cream maker for several years decided to go ahead and buy one.
I chose the cuisinart ice30bcu after reading the reviews on the John Lewis webpage and opted for this mid-range large capacity model. I have not been disappointed so far although it is early days.
My husband is a keen gardener/allotment keeper and with a glut of fresh fruits this seemed like a good choice.
I have made strawberry and blackberry and blueberry ice cream which have been delicious. Planning on making some sorbet later this week.
I don't purchase kitchen gadgets that won't get good use or sit in the back of the cupboard, this size is ideal for us, a good capacity and I keep the bowl in the freezer so I am ready to go when the fruit is ripe and picked!
My little grandson gave the ice cream his seal of approval at the weekend as did the rest of the family.
28 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by ArtCusine Good little machine
allow ice cream to churn for full 30 minutes for best texture
14 July 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by StaceyTrace Good product
This makes very lovely soft ice-cream. My only criticism would be that it is very noisy when it's on. Advice would be not to use it when you have company in the kitchen.
07 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by RichandSue Excellent product
Only used three times so far but results are excellent; soft to firm ice cream in 20 - 30 minutes when nearly full. It seems robust and well made and, as other reviewers have said, it is noisy. Although the machine is large, the bowl fits into a freezer drawer. We are very pleased and would recommend it. Only downside is that we may become fat.
24 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Pasturefarm Superb value for money
Whilst we have only owned this machine for a small length of time it is superb. It does what it says on the tin; switch on add ingredients, set the time and in 45-60 minutes great ice cream or frozen yoghurt. Great quality, design and engineering. We highly recommend this!!!
29 May 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Myrtle10 Cuisinart ice cream maker
First class ice cream maker,can not recommend this product more highly.You can have ice cream ready in twenty minutes,and enjoy all the different types of ice cream and sorbet that it can make.
24 March 2015