Product Comparison: Cuisinart ICE-20 vs Cuisinart ICE-21
- Quickly makes ice cream after bowl is frozen, great tasting ice cream, you know you're not eating nasty preservaties etc, easy to make at home when you need it.
- The capacity of the 1-1/2 quart container is perfect for a family of 7 to enjoy a nice treat after a day at the cabin (where we have used it most).
- This is so quick and simple to use. It doesn't make a lot of ice cream and we have thought of purchasing two. However, for a small family of 2-6 people it is great.
- Making less than ~3 cups of ice cream results in reduced aeration because the ice cream mix comes below the level of the plastic cross piece that mixes it.
- This ice cream freezer works perfectly. The only complaint I have, and it is small indeed, is that the freezer tub is just a bit small.
- Depending on the recipe it makes the same amount as 1 regular box of ice cream from the store.
- 20 -25 min is proper time, Slightly less than is ok if you put less total ice-cream mix. I don't recommend going more than 30min!
- I have had this ice cream maker for about a month now and I love it (as do my friends). I have made, mexican chocolate, blueberry gram swirl, blackberry, lemon poppy seed and lemon gram ice cream. I haven't made sorbet or frozen yogurt so I will only speak to its ice cream making capacity.
- The capacity is just right for two or three servings so you don't need one of the big monster capacity machines
- Do not over load the bowl with a lot of addetive ingredients. Its going to be difficult to freeze and unit as one texture. like adding a lot of chocolate ships or a lot of shredded coconut, that is no no.
- Works Ok. Does not have the 1.5 Quart capacity. It overflows easily and makes a mess
- I wish it had a bit higher capacity, as some of my recipes end up spilling over the top a bit.
- I like the design - it's pretty and light-weight, easy as turning on or off, and you can easily see what it's doing while it's working.
- Doesn't take up much room. It's the perfect size for my husband and me.
- Nice size and easy to use. If you have room in your freezer, it's a fun way to enjoy your own ice cream flavors. This is my wife's favorite small kitchen appliance.
- This is a perfect size for two people to have a serving, and then put the rest in the freezer.
- This is also a nice compact size that stores easily so you dont clutter your counter with too many items.
- This machine is great. Just the right size for the 2 of us, works well, does the job. No messing around with ice and salt
- The ice cream will double in size as it freezes so bear that in mind- if it only looks half full to start that is ok! In about 15 minutes it may start to grow out of the top if you have too much in, but that's great for the chef to sample anyway.
- Love! This is the perfect size for us Empty Nesters. It gives us 3 or 4 nights of ice cream. It's so much easier to use than back in the 80s when I had to pack Ice and salt rock around the canister.
- Storage takes a very small amount of space. I put the ice cream made in a Rubbermaid container in the freezer and wash & dry canister and it's stored in the freezer
- Size is one of the things I love the most cause smaller container fits in our freezer here and if I end up making something we don't like, it won't take forever to finish it!
- Another note, when I was done making ice cream, the bowl still felt frozen. No slushing. The sponge I used to wash it stuck to it and the leftover water after rinsing quickly turned to ice, which is kind of tricky, so I had to rinse again and wipe dry right away.
- If I had to buy it again, I would not buy this one though. Most recipes I find are for 1.5 quarts, and this is the device's capacity. Sometimes, depending on ingredients, the batch will run over the top. I could reduce the recipe but I think I would prefer a 2 quart machine instead.
- EASY to CLEAN. I LOVE THAT! Rinse in the sink after a bit of soaking.
- This Cuisinart ICE-20 is quiet enough to run in the kitchen/dining area while we are eating.
- The instruction book contains a few basic recipies, including vanilla ice cream and sherbet, to get you started. This is helpful if you want to make a batch right away.
- The machine contains no small or sharp parts. As such, small children (with your supervision) can use this to try out their cooking skills.
- The plastic scraper/turner doesn't fit the bowl closely enough which leaves a thin layer of frozen ice cream to be scraped off.
- The machine is *considerably* louder than you may expect. (Think blender & old diswasher combined!) It would be prudent to make ice cream *before* guests come over -- or else you'll all be yelling over the din.
- It is a little more like a heavy soft-serve ice cream when done. I don't think I will ever buy ice cream at the store again. Oh, keep bowl in coldest part of freezer for best results before using.
- I noticed that I can increase the hardness of my ice-cream by manually spreading the ice-cream mix to touch all inside surfaces of the bowl while still on by using rubber spatula. I do that in the last 2-3min before I turn off the machine.
- LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! Ditto to all the other rave reviews. I'll add more stars for the cord slot feature in the back. When finished, you just push the cord through the slot and it is tidy and out of the way. I wish ALL small appliances came with this feature.
- This has been so much fun to use! We keep it in the freezer at all times. Clean up is simple.... one of the best features.
- I just created my first batch of home made ice cream and it came out perfect thanks to the Cuisinart ICE-21. This machine features a “freezer bowl” which eliminates the need for ice cubes. It also spins itself — no more hand churning!
- Churns some good ice cream but its very basic. The bowl itself rotates while the "mixer" portion stays in place inside. Seems to work well but no timer or any other features at all. On and off is it with a whole to add the mix and ingredients.
- What disappointed us the most was that the voltage, which is a comparably important feature not highlighted in the box or in the manual. I just came to find it at the base of the machine.