Let this machine be a lesson that the most expensive option is not always the best. We were delighted to discover how well this model stood up to its costlier competitors. The motor is quiet and the machine is lightweight. Our main complaint is that the walls of the bowl become very icy as it spins, which makes it hard to get all of the ice cream out and means you can’t clean it until the buildup has melted.
This Cuisinart model certainly looks like it should outshine its baby brother, with its steel exterior, significant weight, and built-in freezing mechanism. However, it was a disappointment all around. The recommended time was not enough, yet the motor stopped with the timer, meaning you can’t leave this thing alone and expect it to churn to perfection in your absence. We agree with Godby that the worst part is the noise.