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There are two main types of ice cream maker – compressor (self-freezing) and freezer bowl (freeze-first). We've also tested a food processor that makes ice cream.
The performance score is made up of three tests – vanilla ice cream, lemon sorbet and vegan frozen yoghurt – all weighted equally.
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Bowl capacity (L)
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Vanilla ice cream score
We assess the ice cream maker's ability to churn and freeze vanilla ice cream to the correct consistency.
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Lemon sorbet score
We assess the ice cream maker's ability to process a water-based frozen dessert.
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Vegan frozen yoghurt score
We combine ingredients to assess the ice cream maker's ability to produce a vegan, non-dairy version of "ice cream" to the desired consistency.
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Ease of use score
We assess how easy each ice cream maker is to assemble and disassemble, as well as how easy it is to add ingredients and remove a load. We also look at ease of using the controls and how easy the units are to clean inside and out.
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This is helpful when adding ingredients such as nuts during churning.
Non-slip feet help to keep the unit stable on the bench during processing.
This allows you to select the softness or hardness of the texture of your dessert.
Safety locking lid
Included in this review
- CHOICE Expert Rating
- Vegan frozen yoghurt score
- Lemon sorbet score
- Vanilla ice cream score
- Performance score
- Ease of use score
- Good points
- Bad points
- Mix-in chute
- Dishwasher safe parts
- Weight (kg)
- Safety locking lid
- Refrigerant used
- Maximum ingredient volume to allow for expansion
- Bowl material
- Hardness selection
- Cord storage
- Pre freeze bowl time
- Pre-cool setting
- Non-slip feet
- Automatic mode
- End beep
- Keep cool setting
- Safety features
- Noise (dB)
- Dimensions (cm, H x W x D)
- Mix-in alert (audible/visual)
- Pause function
- Maximum churning time
- Accessories supplied
- Manual mode
- Shop Ethical rating
- Bowl capacity (L)
- Warranty (years)
- Wattage (W)
- Country of origin