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|40 min||15 x 12 x 11"||4 qt.||Yes||1-year limited|
Often considered as one of the most budget-friendly appliances on the market, the Hamilton Beach 68330R is bound to help you easily avoid the excessive expenses and costs related to constantly having to purchase store-bought ice cream. Extremely fun and guaranteed to liven up parties or other such gatherings, this appliance is quite easy to use and clean. Best of all, you’ll also be able to use it to make other treats such as frozen yogurt, custard or drinks. Priced between $20 and $30, this appliance is certainly worth every penny. In fact, because of its exceptional affordability, beginners may even use this machine as a starter ice cream maker.
With a contemporary white design, this particular model can produce quite a large amount of ice cream in just a few minutes. If you’ve never used an ice cream maker before, you will be glad to learn that the machine even comes with a detailed instructions manual. Users will even receive a handy recipe book to help you effortlessly whip up various types of ice cream, frozen yogurt and gelato. Best of all, it’s quite simple to clean with most of the parts being entirely dishwasher safe.
In spite of its high rating, as any other appliance, the 68330R comes some minor drawbacks. For example, a couple of users found that the appliance was on the noisier side, which sometimes disturbed other members of their households. However, most users have been entirely satisfied by this model’s performance, especially considering its amazing price.
The Hamilton Beach 68330R is on the compact side and certainly doesn’t claim a lot of counter space. Unlike the Hamilton Beach models 68321Z and Half Pint, this particular model comes with an impressive capacity of up to 4 quarts. Therefore, it can be used for parties, barbecues and other such gatherings, or simply to store ice cream for future need instead of having to make more.
This particular appliance only requires around thirty to forty minutes of churning time for your ice cream to be ready. However, the bowl does need to be treated with ice and salt prior to the churning process. It’s also recommended to freeze the bowl and mixing paddle overnight before you prepare your mixture. Users who prefer firmer frozen yogurt or ice cream can also allow the mixture to freeze for a few hours after the churning process.
Extra Features: 4.5/5
This particular appliance comes with fully automatic, thus you can easily lie back and put your feet up while the machine does all the work for you. This feature is extremely suited to busier households because it leaves you free to indulge in your other tasks instead of constantly having to scrape and whisk the mixture by hand- as is often the case with lower-quality appliances. The appliance even comes with an easy lock lid designed to keep the internal temperature consistent and cold, even during summer. This has been shown to largely enhance the quality and texture of your ice cream, rendering it creamier and fluffier.
Now while the bowl doesn’t necessarily need to be frozen before use, several customers have claimed to have had better results that way. Entirely made of plastic and metal, this appliance is also extremely durable and long-lasting.
The best thing about this model is that, apart from ice cream, you can easily make a plethora of frozen treats like sherbet, custard, yogurt and sorbet. More importantly, you don’t have to limit yourself to the standard ice cream ingredients either: indeed, you can very easily add additional items to make your mixture even more delicious. Examples include nuts, chocolate chunks, coconut flakes, chocolate chips and the likes.
Overall Rating: 4.5/5
Because of its features and ease of use, this machine is certainly a recommended buy for anyone who cannot afford to splurge on a more expensive appliance. Indeed, it does provide excellent value for money and can last for quite a few years with the proper care. The parts are also extremely easy to clean under running water or in the dishwasher.
Weighing 6.5 pounds, the Hamilton Beach 68330R 4-Quart Automatic Ice Cream Maker is protected by a limited manufacturer’s warranty of 1 year.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt and Sorbet
- Churning Time: 40 min
- Dimensions: 15 x 12 x 11″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 6.5 lbs
- Capacity: 4 qt.
- Timer: No
- Dishwasher Safe: Yes
- Warranty: 1-year Limited