Summary: This attachment allows making ice-cream in 24 hours. Combinine the ingredients in a bowl in the evening, cool in a fridge overnight. Then mix them in an ice-cream maker in the morning, place into a container, and cool in a freezer. Ice-cream is ready to eat on the following evening!
Pros: Easy to use! Allows me to make all-natural ice-cream with any tastes. So far, tried vanilla and rum-and-raisins ice-cream. Perfect texture, no ice pieces (as they would usually form when cooking without an ice-cream maker).
Cons: Along with the container of freshly made ready-to-eat dessert, this ice-cream maker takes a whole shelf in the freezer. May not fit into a usual freezer drawer.
Excerpt: I love my Kitchen Aid and use it constantly (bagels, pizza dough, cookies, whipped cream, frosting, cakes, etc.) But the ice cream attachment is not worth it. The bowl is huge and takes up a ton of freezer space. Mine leaked and the blue freezing liquid stained my cabinets and I had to throw it out. The cuisinart ice cream maker is so much better for less money and comes with a second bowl.
Excerpt: I have used this maker many times and it is just the best. Both the bowl and the mixture must be cold to achieve the perfect bowl. Then freeze the mixture and you won't be disappointed. Have also used on 2 different mixer models and again.......
Excerpt: Purchasing the product I knew there were some unfavorable reviews and that the parts are made of plastic, but I was giving KA the benefit of the doubt. It just stinks. It is impossible to get all of the mixture easily into the bowl. The paddle tension/gear mechanism is poorly made and nearly impossible to keep it inline if you want to try to keep things tidy by gently scraping off the extra that landed on the paddle or sides.