How to Buy an Ice Cream Machine

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A question that has come up from the Ice Cream lovers of the world when looking to get their own ice cream maker at home was – How to buy an Ice Cream maker? Or How to choose an Ice Cream Maker? Well, here we will outline some suggestions and a selection of options for you to choose from before you take on the task of buying your own home Ice cream machine maker.

Please consider these factors before you buy your Ice Cream Maker…

Ease of Use

If you don’t mind doing the hard work of mixing the ice cream mixture, then don’t bother with an Ice cream machine at all but if you need help with mixing and getting a better result with the consistency, then go down the route of getting a machine to do the work for you.

Warranty

What kind of warranty is available to you from the Ice cream maker you intend to buy? Some brands are better than other when it comes to providing a warranty and you should always seek a warranty of minimum of 12 months. Please always double check the warranty available before you press the purchase button.

Price

How much are you prepared to pay?  If you need to spend less than $50 then shop around wisely and stick to the budget – don’t exceed it even by $1. If you have more to spend, then consider the machines with the built-in refrigerator and compressor which offers a lot more flexibility. Similarly, the biggest price option is not always the best in term of results and likewise the cheapest may do nothing but cause you problems

Performance

How good can the machine perform in generating the best tasting Ice cream? Can it be as good if not better than the Ice cream that you would buy in your local supermarket? Again, check the reviews in detail and make sure there is positive feedback.

Ratings

The ratings for each of the Ice cream makers should be revealed by the supplier so please do your research first and select on a high number of positive reviews and ratings. Don’t make the mistake of buying an Ice Cream maker and later finding out that the model only has a 1 or 2 star rating. If other users had problems with it, then you will most likely have problems with it also.

Brand

If the lower priced options come from a brand that you have never heard off – should you buy if it has a lower price? We suggest buying from a recognized brand in the market or better still from a brand you have used and trusted in the past.

Storage

What space do you have in your freezer for the Freezer bowl if any? Or do you have enough space on your countertop for the larger appliances? Take a look first around your kitchen before you start to do your research.

Old Fashioned Ice Cream Buckets

If you would like to adopt the old fashioned way of making ice cream, then take on the challenge of using an Ice Cream Bucket where rock salt and ice is added. This will freeze the ice cream mixture liquid into a natural frozen ice cream surprise for you and your family. Some now are also electric but still have the Old fashioned exterior which make it look a lot more attractive and natural than your conventional ice cream machine.

Reasonably Priced Ice Cream Machines with Freezer Bowls

For an Ice cream machine at a reasonable price, make sure that the appliance includes a freezer bowl that is added to the freezer 24 to 48 hours prior to use. Prepare the ice cream mix using pure cream, sweetened condensed milk and whatever flavours or recipes you wish to use. The freezer bowl should always be kept in the freezer as you never know when it might be needed and you don’t want to wait 24 to 48 hours before it can get started again. This type of Ice cream maker tends to be the most affordable that people can buy but please make sure you have adequate space in your freezer.

Premium Higher Priced Machines with a Compressor

These types of machines cost a lot more as they have the freezer and compressor built in and can be used immediately. In addition, it will take up more space on your countertop so if you have limited space in your kitchen, think twice before going down this route. There is no need to wait the 24 to 48 hours with the freezer bowl so it can be used in demand whenever you need it and a mix of different flavors can be used one after the other so it is a lot more convenient – but then again – be prepared to spend a lot more for this type of appliance.

 

Please note also that a selection of awesome Ice Cream Makers which are very popular at present are also outlined below. If you wish, feel free to view larger or view stocks by clicking on any of the images provided below…

Finally, it would be greatly appreciated by the community if you can share your own tips of buying an Ice Cream maker by leaving a comment in the comment box below – So that people in the community can learn also!

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