Summary: My first use of this machine was for lime sorbet, which I've made many times before in both refrigerated units like this one and in the cheap makers that need the bowl to be left in the freezer overnight.
Pros: No more ice cream maker bowl in the freezer. Ability to chill down to -11F means ice cream can be made directly to serving consistency. No more hardening time in the freezer needed. This is a great feature if you like to be spontaneous with your frozen desserts. Powerful dasher motor and very stu...
Cons: Incredibly bad packaging. Mine came double boxed, but both boxes were the cheapest, flimsiest cardboard I've ever seen. The unit suffered minor damage in shipping, but it was superficial so I decided to keep it. The bowl lid is permanently attached to the dasher motor. Makes cleaning difficult. N...
Pros: Love this ice cream maker, much better than those cheap ones that I had in the past. It freezes the mixture quickly and the freezing bowl can be taken out for cleaning. And it even comes with a small window to add more stuff into the ice cream!
Summary: surprised to find such an item for under $xxx. love you newegg!
Pros: I am an amateur chef and dabble a lot with desserts and this is definitely having your cake and eating it. The refrigerated bowl is a big step up from the freeze it yourself bowls. easily comparable to 800 dollar models used in restaurants. five scoop rating!
Cons: whirring sound gets a little loud but i like a bustling kitchen.