Who does not like ice cream after dinner? Sweet and cold taste of desserts makes everyone feel like heaven on earth. Testy Dessert making is not a complex process but is not so easy either. A person can be a good cook but it is not necessarily be a good dessert maker.
Making cool desserts in domestic kitchens is not feasible without the right equipment. I had once tried making ice creams but ended up with a total disaster. Due to a longer freezing time of my home fridge; crystals were formed in the ice-cream. These crystals totally spoiled the texture and taste of the dessert.
Thanks to improving technology and increased competition among manufacturers, these days many advanced dessert makers are available at affordable prices in the online market. I would like to admit though many of them do not work properly and waste customers’ time as well as money.
In the month of March this year, my team decided to do a research on the best ice cream makers available in the market. This research took a great amount of time but we are finally here with a finalized list of three dessert makers.
► Cuisinart Ice Cream and Yogurt Maker
Home appliance manufacturer Cuisinart is not much famous in India, though it has a big market in the United States. The ICE-30BC model from Cuisinart is one of the best (if not the best) ice cream makers one can purchase in the Indian market. The price of this yogurt maker is 12,337 rupees, which is on high side but buyers get a premium appliance with lots of great features..
Gives a Perfect Texture to Desserts: Most ice cream makers fail to provide a thick and consistent texture to the finished items; Cuisinart has tried to solve this problem with this machine. It becomes really hard to find a single difference between the texture of ice cream bought from store and one made by this machine. Moreover, the Cuisinart dessert maker is also great for making frozen drinks and gelato.
Making Ice-Cream in this Yogurt Make is Easy: To use this appliance you do not need to be a expert. There are some easy steps with this Dessert maker.
First, put the freezer bowl in the freezer of a fridge for a whole night. This will freeze the coolant and ready the bowl for operation. Cuisinart has insulated it with two layers for enhancing the efficiency. Now process all the ingredients you want to put in ice cream. The base can be of anything including milk or cream. Place the freezer bowl inside the main motor unit and pour all the ingredients in it. Cover the bowl with lid and press the power button.
The Cuisinart yogurt maker requires just 25 minutes to start and end an ice-cream maker session. Users can also pour crushed biscuits, dry fruits, or chopped fruits to enhance the taste when ice cream’s base starts thickening.
Requires a Stabilizer: This dessert maker is imported from the United States and only works with an electricity voltage of 110V.
Power lines in India supply electricity at 240 Volts, which will damage the circuitry of the Cuisinart dessert maker if used without a stabilizer.
Make Ice Cream for entire family in One Go: In a single session, customers can make up to 1.9-liter or 2 quarts of ice cream in its bowl. This much ice cream can be served to 4 to 5 members.
- Appealing design
- Durable body
- 2-quart bowl capacity
- Makes ice cream in just 25 minutes
- Generates noise
- Requires freezing of bowl
- Works at 110 volts
Verdict: Electricity incompatibility of this product will disappoint many customers, though it can be managed with a stabilizer (which will cost you extra money). On the front of performance, Cuisinart ICE-30BC has impressed me. It will prove to be a perfect solution for making tasty desserts in your kitchen.
|Bowl Size||2 Quart|
|Dimensions||20.8 x 28.4 x 20.3 cm|
► Kitchenif Ice Cream maker
Do you have a low budget and still want a good ice cream maker? In that case, Kitchenif might have the perfect solution. Its Scoop 222 Dessert Machine makes superb ice creams and is available for an attractive amount of 5,575 rupees.
Compact and Stylish: One of the most impressive features of the Kitchenif Ice Cream maker is – it is quite compact. You do not even need to arrange extra space in order to use it. This machine will easily fit on a regular table or a kitchen top.
In terms of built quality, it appears to be durable. The manufacturer has used good quality materials in its body. The white finish of the base unit feels really attractive to the eyes. A transparent cover makes it easy for the users to see what is happening inside.
Although this machine comes at half the price of what most quality ice cream makers cost, still it does not suffer from any feature cut. Kitchenif powered it with a powerful motor inside, that boosts its capabilities of making desserts within in 30 minutes.
The Scoop 222 is a fully automatic machine. It turns itself off after a preset time. Its inbuilt digital display helps a lot in setting up the timer.
Large Bowl: It also features a large 1.5-liter bowl, which is double insulated. I would like to point out though those who do not have a big refrigerator at home should not buy this machine. Its big bowl will not fit inside the freezer of a small fridge.
- Great for making ice creams, sorbet, and yogurt
- Requires less space
- Comes with a free recipe book
- Big 1.5-liter bowl
- Pre-set time is changeable
Cons: Requires a big freezer
Verdict: Be sure to check the freezer size of your refrigerator before making a purchase. For good quality products, you do not always need to pay a premium and Kitchenif has proved it. This machine is the best ice cream maker under the price cap of 10,000 rupees.
|Bowl Size||1.5 Liter|
|Dimensions||20.9 x 20.9 x 23.5 cm|
► Wama Fruit Dessert Maker
The Wama WMHDT21 is the cheapest dessert maker on this list. Many TV advertisement shows (like Homshop18) have already featured this product. It can be a great option to go for if your budget for a dessert maker is too low.
Below Expectation: To be honest, this Wama dessert maker does not work as expected.
Calling it an ice cream maker is not the righteous thing to do in my opinion. Instead of freezing and mixing items, this machine just crushes everything. Even the consistency of the finished product will not attract you.
Children always resist from eating fruits and vegetables. The Wama dessert maker can be a great help in this regard. By using it, parents can crush healthy edibles and decorate them in an attractive way. Before processing the items in this machine, users need to freeze them in a fridge.
Attractive decoration always encourages children to eat even those veggies they do not like.
Noisy Operations: You cannot use this machine when someone is sleeping around. It makes unbearable amount of noise. Further, the manufacturer has not designed the body properly and as a result, it vibrates a lot during operation.
- Colorful design
- Good for decorating fruits and vegetables
- Highly affordable
- It is not an ice cream maker in reality
- Generates noise
- Average build quality
- Uneven consistency
Verdict: So, it is clear from the above discussion that the only thing the Wama WMHDT21 Dessert Maker is good at is decorating fruit. You cannot make desserts with it.
|Dimensions||45 x 15 x 8 cm|