If you spend any time at all, preparing food for your family, you probably use at least one Cuisinart appliance. For years now, Cuisinart has been producing a wide variety of some of the world’s best kitchen appliances. And with the arrival of their Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Ice Cream Maker, it appears that they plan on dominating the ice cream maker market too. This big, commercial grade ice cream maker looks like it may be more at home in a professional kitchen, but is actually designed to make home made ice cream making as simple as possible, in kitchens all across the country.
Automated Ice Cream Making
A few generations ago, even the best ice cream makers required a lot of effort to use. Most of them simply served as over-inflated, insulated storage containers that you popped in the freezer for a few hours. And that was after you spent a lot of energy mixing all your ingredients. With the Cuisinart ICE-50BC Ice Cream Maker, though, things are a bit easier. You don’t have to do any mixing or stirring at all, as this ice cream maker really only requires you to do one thing – add the right ingredients. After that, the Cuisinart ICE-50BC takes care of everything else for you.
How Much Does it Make?
There are some ice cream makers on the market today that can churn out up to one gallon of ice cream at a time. The Cuisinart ICE-50BC, on the other hand, is more or less designed to make smaller batches. The capacity for this machine is 1.5 quarts. When we first saw this model, we figured that it would make quite a bit more, due to its large size, but it seems that 1.5 quarts is the maximum amount of ice cream that can be made at once with this particular model.
Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Ice Cream Maker Features & Details
- Fully automated ice cream maker – all you do is add the ingredients.
- Attractive, brushed-stainless steel housing.
- It can make ice cream, sorbet and frozen yogurt desserts.
- Offers precision temperature controls.
- No pre-freezing is required – it has an integrated refrigerant compressor.
- Big ingredient spout for mess free ice cream making.
- Comes with a recipe/instruction book.
- Dimensions: 15-1/2 by 10-3/4 by 10-1/2 inches
- Backed by a 3-year limited warranty
With 176 customer reviews avaialble, we found the Cuisinart ICE-50BC Ice Cream Maker to have an average customer satisfaction score of 3.6 out of 5 stars. That is an above-average score, but there were a few customers who voiced some complaints about this ice cream maker. Quite a few people mentioned that it is very big, especially considering that it only makes about 1.5 quarts at a time. People with limited counter space, may want to consider a model that’s a bit smaller than the Cuisinart ICE-50BC.
If you don’t mind the larger size, but smaller capacity of the Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Ice Cream Maker, it is a very high quality appliance that appears to do exactly what it was designed to do – make great tasting, home made ice cream relatively quickly.