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|20 min||14 x 20 x 12"||2 qt.||Yes||1-year limited|
An award-winning, restaurant-quality ice cream maker, the Lello Musso Pola 5030 Desert Maker is not exactly among the most affordable machines on the market. However, its exceptional built and professional-quality features make it worth every single penny. Priced between $1000 and $1400, this appliance will ensure that you always have commercial-quality, decadent and super-fluffy ice cream on hand. Indeed, with this machine, you’ll be able to completely personalize your ice cream since you’ll have greater precision over the exact ingredients that go into your mixture.
By this token, people who are diabetic or simply on a diet will be able to completely personalize their dessert and finally enjoy as many guilt-free treats as possible. Instead of indulging in calorie-laden, sugary and often fatty desserts, the Lello Musso Pola appliance allows you to omit the sugar from your mixture or replace it with something less calorific like honey or any natural sugar substitute. This appliance is also designed to help users avoid the dangerous chemicals, toxins and other preserving agents that are usually added to commercially-manufactured treats.
The Musso Pola 5030 is also extremely easy to use and clean. Best of all, it has an extremely generous capacity as well as a short churning time, thanks to which you can use this particular model to easily cater to special occasions such as parties, barbecues and other similar gatherings. With a sturdy stainless-steel design, this appliance is bound to bring a contemporary look to your kitchen. While it may be on the bulkier side, it’s so aesthetically pleasing that you won’t need to lock it up in a cabinet and can simply display it on the counter.
This apparatus is especially reputed for its excellent features and longevity but it does have just a couple of downsides to its name. One customer, for instance, wasn’t pleased by the machine’s bulkiness and weight and thought that it limited its portability. Another person complained that the churning paddle was not stainless steel as described by the manufacturers, but rather covered in a coating of some sort. This, however, was a lone case and not reported by other customers. One user who operated the machine at a rather high altitude found that his appliance was not getting cold enough but that could be linked to the altitude factor.
With this particular appliance, customers will be able to make 2 quarts of frozen yogurt, ice cream or gelato per batch, and up 6 quarts of per hour. Indeed, unlike other lower-quality apparatuses, the Musso Pola 5030 will help you cater to larger gatherings at a moment’s notice.
Thanks to this appliance, you’ll be able to churn your ice cream in no more than 20 minutes. In fact, since the bowl is self-cooling, you don’t necessarily need to chill it beforehand but several customers choose to do it, thus adding an extra thirty minutes to the preparation time. This normally yields softer ice-cream or Gelato. However, some people might prefer a firmer-textured dessert. In this case, you can allow the churned mixture to rest for a few minutes or hours in the freezer after the churning process.
Extra Features: 5/5
The Musso Pola 5030 allows users to make quite a few frozen delicacies other than ice cream. For instance, most customers successfully managed to use this appliance to make frozen yogurt or custard, sherbet, sorbet or even Italian-style Gelato.
Because of the stainless steel finish, the ice-cream maker is entirely rust free and can easily sustain quite a lot of wear and tear, allowing you to use it on an almost daily basis. The Stainless Steel texture also conserves your mixture’s cold temperature which yields a more decadent and creamier consistency. With the boxed packaging, users will also receive a handy instructions booklet as well as a recipe book to help you easily whip up different types of treats. Users will be glad to learn that cleaning up is quite easy: while the parts cannot be cleaned in a dishwasher, the appliance is devoid of any crevices or seams which means that you can easily wash it under running water.
Overall Rating: 5/5
In spite of its price, the Lello Musso Pola 5030 remains a worthy investment. In fact, this appliance has been known to last for life with the proper care and it will undoubtedly help you cut back on expenses associated with eating out. However, for those that don’t feel like spending a fortune on an ice cream maker, but still want a high quality appliance, models such as the Lello 4080 and DeLonghi GM6000 are good alternatives.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Gelato
- Churning Time: 20 min
- Dimensions: 14 x 20 x 12″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 68 lbs
- Capacity: 2 qt.
- Timer: Yes
- Dishwasher Safe: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year Limited