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Cuisinart The Cool Scoop ICE-22XA review

Freezer bowl ice cream maker. 1.5L bowl capacity. Priced at $139.

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Type View more details.

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.

Freezer bowl
Recommended View more details.

We recommend ice cream makers with a CHOICE Expert Rating of at least 80%.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

The CHOICE Expert Rating, our overall score, is made up of performance (60%) and ease of use (40%).

Vegan frozen yoghurt score View more details.

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.

Lemon sorbet score View more details.

We assess the ice cream maker's ability to process a water-based frozen dessert.

Vanilla ice cream score View more details.

We assess the ice cream maker's ability to churn and freeze vanilla ice cream to the correct consistency.

Performance score View more details.

The performance score is made up of three tests – vanilla ice cream, lemon sorbet and vegan frozen yoghurt – all weighted equally.

Ease of use score View more details.

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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Shop Ethical rates the environmental and social impact of the company (not the product) using independent sources. This rating is not included in our total score. N/A means there is no rating for that company.

Warranty (years) View more details.

The manufacturer's stated warranty.

Country of origin
Price View more details.

This is the manufacturer's recommended retail price.

Weight (kg) View more details.

This is the manufacturer's claimed weight of the product.

Refrigerant used
Maximum ingredient volume to allow for expansion
1.2cm from the top of the bowl
Bowl material
Not specified
Pre-freeze bowl time View more details.

This is the recommended time you should pre-freeze the bowl before starting to make the dessert.

Minimum -18°C for at least 12 hours (recommends 24 hours)
Noise View more details.

We measure how noisy each ice cream maker is during processing. Readings over 70dB are considered noisy while readings over 80dB are considered very noisy.

Dimensions (cm, H x W x D) View more details.

Our kitchen experts measure the dimensions of each product in centimetres.

33 x 23 x 24
Maximum churning time
25 minutes
Bowl capacity (L)
Wattage (W)
Mix-in chute View more details.

This is helpful when adding ingredients such as nuts during churning.

Dishwasher safe parts
Safety locking lid
Hardness selection View more details.

This allows you to select the softness or hardness of the texture of your dessert.

Cord storage
Pre-cool setting View more details.

This setting starts the chilling process before the mixture is added.

Freezer bowl
Non-slip feet View more details.

Non-slip feet help to keep the unit stable on the bench during processing.

Automatic mode View more details.

The ice cream maker will churn and freeze in a set time and may have preset functions.

End beep
Keep cool setting View more details.

This setting allows you to keep the ice cream chilling without churning (although it's good practice to get the ice cream in a container and freezer as soon as possible).

Safety features
Heating overload (thermal cut-out)
Mix-in alert (audible/visual)
No (add 5 minutes before recipe completed)
Pause function View more details.

This allows you to start and stop the dessert making process, but doing this is not recommended for some models. This may be necessary and useful for some models if adding ingredients such as nuts and fruits.

Accessories supplied
Manual mode View more details.

You manually set the time for churning.

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