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|20 min||11 x 17 x 10"||2.1 qt.||Yes||1-year limited|
Guaranteed to provide you with delicious frozen treats at a moment’s notice, ice cream makers are undeniably among the handiest tools you can have in the kitchen. With these appliances, it is possible to make a plethora of different frozen treats other than traditional ice cream. These include gelato, sorbets and frozen yogurt. Ideal for the health conscious, these appliances will also help you avoid the chemicals that are very often laden into commercially-churned ice cream. Best of all, users will be able to avoid guilt-free desserts since they will have entire control over the amount of fat and sugar that goes into their mixture.
An extremely handy machine to have on hand is the Whynter ICM-200LS. With a price tag that ranges between $300 and $400, this top-range model is packed with features that will allow you to enjoy a cool, creamy concoction anytime you want. Unlike basic, no-frills machine, this particular model delivers both ease of use and efficiency, while enabling you to save up on time. It does have just a couple of downsides to its name, though. For instance, some people- especially novices- have complained that it was hard for them to get used to the different features at the beginning. To them, the machine was initially difficult to understand and use.
Still, in spite of these issues, the Whynter ICM 200L was generally well-received by customers and has an amazing repute.
You can also compare it with other ice cream makers in our ice cream maker reviews.
Whynter ICM-200LS allows you to make 2.1 quart of ice cream per batch. While this does not provide sufficient ice cream for larger gatherings, the good news is that you do not need to wait for the canister to freeze in between batches. Therefore, you can simply make one batch after the other to provide for your guests, if you’re using it for a party.
With this gadget, you can churn dessert in 20 to 40 minutes. It does not require any pre-freezing, which helps you save up on time. It also does not require the customary rock salt and ice treatment. This once again shortens the preparation time. If you prefer a softer texture, you can dig in right after churning, but you can also allow the mixture to set in the freezer for a few hours afterwards.
Extra Features: 5/5
The Whynter ICM-200LS is an automatic machine that requires no manual churning whatsoever. It sports an attractive silver hue, and it is even equipped with an audio timer to ensure that you benefit from the perfect consistency every time. The stainless-steel canister is ideal for keeping your mixture at the best temperature for churning. The bowl and the churn blade are both removable and dishwasher-safe, hence facilitating the washing-up. More importantly, the boxed packaging also includes an ice cream scoop as well as a recipe book to help you whip up your favorite treats.
Extremely versatile, this machine can be used for different types of frozen treats, including frozen yogurt, gelato, fruit sorbets as well as traditional ice cream. Because it is equipped with a Motor Protection Function system, it automatically shuts off if your mixture accidentally gets frozen solid. This protects the motor from any damage and drastically lengthens the life of your ice cream maker. Because of its relatively quiet performance, you can use this machine at just about any hour of the day or night. The extended cooling function is ideal for anyone who needs to let their ice cream sit in the canister for a while before serving.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
If you can afford it, by all means do invest in the ICM-200LS. Designed to provide excellent value for money, this machine is also built to last. With a hassle-free interface and easy- to-use features, it can be operated by anyone, regardless of their culinary skills. Best of all, it does have a compact footprint which makes it easier for you to store it when not in use. This ice cream maker is covered by a one year limited warranty.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice cream, Gelato and Sorbet
- Churning Time: 20 min
- Dimensions: 11 x 17 x 10″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 24 lbs
- Capacity: 2.1 qt.
- Timer: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year Limited