Cuisinart ICE-20 Automatic 1-1/2-Quart Ice Cream Maker, White
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Creating up to 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, or frozen drinks at home takes only about 20 minutes with this electric appliance, and salt and ice are not needed. After the machine's chilling chamber has been in the freezer for about eight hours the liquid between its walls becomes thoroughly frozen. The chamber then goes atop the power base, the unit's paddle goes into the chamber, the transparent top is locked in place, and the machine is turned on. Ingredients go into the chamber through an opening in the top as the paddle turns. The chamber chills the ingredients to whatever consistency is desired--though dense treats are hard to make because the paddle churns in air.
Chocolate chips, chopped fruit, nuts, and other special ingredients can be added toward the end. The nonstick chamber makes cleanup a snap. Storing it in the freezer ensures a frozen confection is only 20 to 40 minutes away when the mood strikes. The machine measures 10 inches in diameter and 15 inches high and weighs 9-1/2 pounds. It carries a three-year limited warranty. A detailed instruction booklet including many recipes comes included. --Fred Brack
From the Manufacturer
| Whatever your style, Cuisinart’s ICE-20 1-1/2-quart automatic ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker will help make a delicious frozen dessert to match it! Make fat-free sorbets, low-fat frozen yogurts, rich ice creams quick and easy. |
Scoop It Up
Imagine indulging in homemade frozen desserts and those delicious "island" drinks made from your favorite fresh ingredients--right at home. Finish a family dinner or celebrate a special occasion. Any excuse will do. The Cuisinart ice cream, frozen yogurt, and sorbet maker lets you make enough of your favorite recipes to please a crowd. It’s fast and easy.
Bringing the Good Life Home
Cuisinart products are designed to make life delicious all day long. Specialty items, like our Mix It In soft serve ice cream maker, offer today’s consumers a variety of menu options, and fun and easy new ways to entertain family and friends.
Cuisinart first came into home kitchens over 30 years ago when it introduced the now legendary food processor. People discovered that routines could be broken and creative cooking quickly became part of the new lifestyle. Preparing fresh ingredients with products that offered easy and interesting new techniques meant healthier meals and more free time.
Today Cuisinart develops products to make every meal memorable. From breakfast toast and coffee to elegant five-course dinners, the preparation and cooking have become a pleasurable part of the total experience. Today’s relaxed lifestyles and the convenience of Cuisinart products make it easier than ever to Savor the Good Life, right at home with family and friends.
- Amazon Sales Rank: #152428 in Kitchen & Housewares
- Size: 1.5 Quart
- Color: White
- Brand: Cuisinart
- Model: ICE-20
- Dimensions: 11.25" h x 8.50" w x 8.50" l,
- Electric ice-cream maker produces up to 1-1/2 quarts in about 20 minutes
- Easy to use--no salt or ice required; chills to desired consistency
- Transparent top locks into place for safety and convenient monitoring
- Nonstick chamber ensures quick cleanup; instruction booklet with recipes included
- Measures 10 by 10 by 15 inches; 3-year limited warranty
Most helpful customer reviews
1752 of 1771 people found the following review helpful.
Read This if yours only makes ice cream "soup"
The first several times I used this product, it didn't seem to work--the ice cream never really froze, it just turned into a very cold soupy sludge. I had checked all the obvious things--made sure the bowl was completely frozen, made sure my ingredients were well-chilled, didn't overload it and let it run the recommended amount of time. I was going to return it, but thanks to all the positive reviews here, I thought maybe there was something I was doing wrong.
For flavoring, I was always using a certain artificial vanilla flavor that I like. And because I like it, I use a lot of it. One of the main ingredients of this flavoring is propylene glycol. If any of you who read this are chemistry buffs, I'll bet you're laughing now. Propylene glycol is often used in food flavorings and colorings, but also is used as antifreeze when a non-toxic antifreeze is required. So I was pouring in a good deal of edible antifreeze with my ingredients--next time I'll just use chocolate or something!
So, if you're having trouble getting your ice cream to freeze and you've checked everything else, make sure your flavorings don't contain propylene glycol!!
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful.
This is a great ice cream maker!
We have been using this ice cream maker every week since it has arrived. We keep the canister in the freezer all the time, so we are always ready to make dairy free ice cream. One thing I have learned since using this, is to make sure you turn on the machine and let it run a little bit before pouring in the ingredients. This will keep the ice cream from sticking to the sides. This is a great ice cream maker!
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful.
One of the best purchases I have ever made
By Karen Anne RN
This ice cream maker is SO easy to use !
Mix your ingredients in a bowl, assemble your ICM and turn it on.
Pour ingredients in, set a timer for 20 minutes.
That's it. That's all it takes.
I bought this 3 months ago, and have used it a lot.
Store the metal canister upside down in your freezer, so it will always be ready to use.
Always mix the ingredients in a bowl first, before pouring into your ICM.
Add ingredients like choc chips, nuts, etc during the last 5 minutes.
Don't use a metal spoon to remove your ice cream from the metal canister and then complain that your canister is scratched. Use a plastic or wooden spoon.
This ICM is NOT noisy, and it is not cheaply made.
********** THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO KNOW IS THIS: **********
Always turn the ICM on, RIGHT BEFORE you pour in your ingredient mixture; if you don't, when you pour in your ingredient mixture and then turn it on, by the time you turn it on, some of the liquid will have already frozen to the inside of the canister, and you won't be able to run the machine.
********** IF THIS HAPPENS TO YOU, don't dispair **********
Just pour your ingredients back into the bowl you mixed it in, and store in your refridgerator.... clean out the metal canister with warm water to melt what stuck, put back in your freezer, and then when it is frozen, remove, set up the ICM, turn it on, and pour in your ingredients.
This ICM is NOT noisy, and it is not cheaply made.