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|25 min||13 x 13 x 16"||4 qt.||Yes||1-year limited|
Extremely budget-friendly, the Sunbeam FRSBWDBK Wooden Bucket will help you enjoy your favorite flavors of ice cream without even having to step out of your front door. This particular model is not only easy to use and brimming with handy features, but has also the added advantage of being quite simple to clean, which means that you can use it on a regular basis. Best of all, thanks to its rustic wooden design, this appliance will undoubtedly bring an old-fashioned, shabby-chic charm to your overall kitchen décor.
With this appliance, you’ll also be able to explore the numerous benefits of making your own ice cream at home. For starters, you’ll be able to avoid the excessive fats and sugars that are present in commercial products. The perfect option for diabetics and dieters, this model will certainly give you greater precision over what goes into your food. Therefore, you can even omit the sugar or replace it with other ingredients such as artificial sweeteners or honey. You can even choose to use skimmed milk in your ice cream instead of regular full-cream milk. Its motorized electric crank certainly facilitates ease of use, ensuring that you don’t have to constantly scrape the sides of the bowl or churn your ice cream by hand. Best of all, the solid pine wood is extremely resistant to wear and tear and can last for several decades with the proper care.
However, there have been a few drawbacks reported with this product. For instance, a few users complained that the wooden bucket started leaking after a few uses but these were linked to a poor assembly process. Another person claimed to have found the appliance quite noisy to use but this was a rather isolated case. The boxed packaging does include an instructions manual but several users did find the assembly process to be on the more complicated side. Still, considering its exceptionally affordable price, this appliance is certainly worth the purchase.
Like its name suggests, this particular ice cream maker can make up to 4 Quarts of ice cream in the same batch. This allows users to easily make larger batches to deep-freeze and store for later use. You can even use this appliance to easily cater to garden parties, barbecues and other such gatherings or parties.
The Sunbeam Wooden Bucket only calls for a churning period of around twenty to twenty-five minutes. However, you do need to treat the bowl with salt and ice before use to boost the consistency of your ice cream or frozen yogurt. This can certainly lengthen the preparation time. Some users have also found that freezing the ice cream after the churning process provided a firmer texture.
Extra Features: 4/5
This appliance is fully automatic which allows you to take care of other activities while your ice cream is being churned. Thanks to the automatic feature, you won’t have to repeatedly open and close the lid to scrape down the sides of the bowl or churn the ice cream by hand. Indeed, the motor is powerful enough to provide you with perfectly churned, fluffed-up ice cream. The bucket size allows you to make quite a lot of ice cream per batch, which means that you’ll always have your favorite treat on hand, especially during hotter summer days.
The Sunbeam FRSBWDBK has originally been designed to make typical ice cream but quite a few users found that they successfully managed to make other treats such as gelato, sherbet, sorbet, frozen yogurt and other such desserts. Some people even found that they were able to use this appliance to make fruit-based frozen treats such as slushies.
Users will be glad to learn that this particular appliance is extremely easy to clean. Smaller parts can even be cleaned in the dishwasher or under running water while the base can be wiped down with a wet cloth. The external surface is extremely rot and rust-resistant.
Overall Rating: 4/5
All in all, this particular appliance is certainly worth a try, in spite of its few minor drawbacks. Indeed, thanks to its impressive capacity, this model is a good alternative to the popular Cuisinart ICE-20 and the Nostalgia Old Fashioned. Best of all, thanks to its ease of use, you can invest in this particular model as a starter ice cream maker. The Sunbeam FRSBWDBK Wooden Bucket weighs 10 pounds and is protected by a solid manufacturer’s warranty.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet
- Churning Time: 25 min
- Dimensions: 13 x 13 x 16″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 10 lbs
- Capacity: 4 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year Limited