||40 min||16 x 12 x 9"||1.5 qt.||Yes||3-year limited|
While it is slightly more expensive than other models, the Cuisinart ICE-100 is packed with professional-grade features designed to help you enjoy healthy homemade treats at any hour of the day or night.
It comes with a timer that will help you keep track of the churning process and provide greater precision over the consistency of your dessert. The boxed packaging even includes a detailed instructions booklet with a list of delicious recipes that will undoubtedly come in handy to beginners. Best of all, thanks to its built-in commercial-quality compressor you’ll get the perfect consistence without ever having to put your ice cream in the freezer.
With this appliance, you’ll be able to avoid the numerous calories that are normally found in store-bought gelato and ice cream, which is quite a healthy choice for diabetics or for users who are trying to watch their weight. In fact, the ICE-100 will not only help you control the exact amount of fat and sugar that goes into your ice cream, but will also help you avoid the expenses associated with the ever-increasing price of store-bought frozen treats.
In spite of its many features, this appliance still has a few drawbacks to its name. For example, some users complained about the noise and claimed while the noise level wasn’t unbearable, the machine did sound like a dishwasher, which meant that they couldn’t freely use it at night. A couple of users also reported that the non-stick coating in their mixing bowl scratched after just a few batches but these were isolated incidents. Other than these few downsides, quite an overwhelming number of customers claimed to have been more than satisfied with the quality, efficacy and ease of use of this machine. In fact, it even boasts of a grey and black exterior that will certainly bring an aesthetic touch to your kitchen.
The Cuisinart ICE-100 comes with a 1.5 liter mixing bowl that can produce around 1.5 quarts of ice cream per batch; therefore, it’s quite suited to households with children. The mixing bowl even comes with two mixing paddles designed to churn your ice-cream in no time at all even if you decide to prepare larger batches. However, for such an expensive appliance we were expecting a higher capacity, since you can also obtain 1.5 quarts of ice cream from cheaper models such as the Cuisinart ICE-21 and ICE-45, although such models don’t include a compressor.
According to the manufacturers, the mixture only requires 40 minutes of churning time for your ice cream or gelato to be ready. However, several users have claimed that they managed to make their ice cream in just 20 to 30 minutes. The bowl does need to be pre-frozen for best results, preferably overnight.
Extra Features: 5/5
This appliance is entirely automatic, which saves you the trouble of constantly reaching into the mixing bowl to churn the mixture by hand. It even comes with a transparent lid that allows you to easily see what’s happening and keep a closer eye on the overall consistency and texture of your frozen desert. Customers will be glad to learn that this appliance can easily be used to make traditional ice cream as well as gelato and frozen custard. Some users even successfully managed to make sorbets and frozen yogurt in his particular appliance.
The Cuisinart ICE-100 comes with two mixing paddles that are designed to properly aerate the ingredients, bringing a fluffier texture to your ice cream. This can come in quite handy if you’re making gelato and sorbets because the extra air will undoubtedly result in a more intense and creamier consistency.
The machine also includes a mixing bowl made from anodized aluminum with a non-stick coating. This allows you to easily scrape out every drop of your ice cream or frozen yogurt. With this appliance, customers will also be able to make the most out of the unique Touchpad Control Panel with LCD Readout that allows you to control the 60 minute timer.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
If you can afford to splurge, it’s not a bad idea to invest in this particular appliance, especially if you’re looking for something that can help you whip up various types of frozen desserts. Proof of this model’s great value for the money is that is that, for a much cheaper price, you’ll get the same capacity than with the Breville BCI600XL. The Cuisinart ICE-100 Compressor Ice Cream and Gelato Maker is covered by a limited warranty of 3 years.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream and Gelato
- Churning Time: 40 min
- Dimensions: 16 x 12 x 9″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 32 lbs
- Capacity: 1.5 qt.
- Timer: Yes
- Dishwasher Safe: No
- Warranty: 3-year Limited