Rated 5 out of 5 by JeffW Could use a lid.
I bought this ice cream maker because it received such favorable ratings on my fav cooking/product review show and I already owned a KitchenAid Mixer. I am very happy with it!
The one feature I wished it had was a tight fitting lid so when I did store it in the freezer for long periods of time it would be less likely to pick up freezer odors.
December 7, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Molly piece of junk
After only one use, this bowl cracked where the holding pin is molded into the bowl and leaked all of the freezer chemical in my deep freeze. Of course there is only a one year warranty so I wasted money of this junk. I will never buy another.
April 7, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by Nancycp22 leaked
the ice cream maker leaked blue fluid after only a couple uses. This was second unit that did this. Daughter also had 2 units that did the same.
October 2, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Schultzie Cold Soup
I bought one of these thinking the concept was right.
I froze the bowl for two days and followed the directions.
They say 15 to 20 minute on low and you will have ice cream.
More like cold cream soup.
I poured the ingredients into a pan and put it into the refrigerator, washed out the KitchenAid bowl and put it back into the freezer over night.
The next night I ran it for over an hour.
This time it started to thicken a bit more, but still soup.
I dumped the stew cream into a glass container and froze it into ice cream.
This thing doesn't work, and is certainly not worth the money.
I cleaned it up, boxed it up, and took it back to the store for a refund!
Don't wasted your time.
December 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kitchensuper1 Homemade ice cream in 15 minutes is awesome!
Upon reading mixed reviews, I was somewhat cautious about purchasing the ice cream maker attachment. However, after speaking with the ladies at the KitchenAid center in Greenville, I made the purchase and followed the directions closely that came with the product and those of the Greenville ladies, such as freeze the bowl standing upright in a deep freeze and chill the ice cream mixture before freezing at least 8 hours. I was amazed that in just under 15 minutes, we had delicious homemade French Vanilla ice cream! We look forward to trying new flavors!
January 19, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by JTroy912 Simple and Fun
I froze the bowl for 17 hours and has my mixture in the fridge overnight. I followed the directions exact and it worked perfect. My children are very happy.
March 29, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by MarthaE Awesome ice cream!
I love my little attachment. As someone with many food allergies, I love the fact that I can make my own ice cream and KNOW exactly what is in it. And the fact that my picky eaters in my family have requested some of the unusual flavors (peppermint candy, caramel macchiato) and loved them makes it even better.
I keep this in the freezer so that it is always ready to go. Sure, the prep takes a little planning but all cooking does.
I have found a few things that MUST be done to insure greatness. The only time I had a failure, I didn't add salt, didn't have the ice cream maker in the freezer long enough and didn't put the mixture in the freezer for an hour before. Yucky mess but I learned from it.
1. Always add a little salt.
2. Keep ice cream maker in the freezer, not in cabinet. This way it's ready and you don't have to wait 15 hours.
3. Cool mixture in fridge completely and then put into the freezer for 30 to 60 minutes. This jump starts the mixing process and ensures proper temperature.
4. Don't wash with hot water. Lukewarm will work fine. Then towel dry completely before putting back in freezer. Also, don't put in dishwasher - I know instructions say this but I want to stress it since I think those who had leaky ones may have either done this or washed with hot water which would cause cracks in an ice cold item. (Think putting a very hot glass item into cold water)
I hope this helps.
January 10, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by terryg this item has never frozen my ice cream
I have never had a complaint about a Kitchenaid product until now. I have many attachments for my Kitchenaid mixer. A couple of years ago I purchased the ice cream maker attachment. I tried it immediately, following directions but the ice cream always remained liquid, never freezing even the tiniest bit. I put it back in the freezer and months later tried again with the same results. Then because we were renovating our kitchen I put it back in the freezer until yesterday when I finally tried it again but still the base remained liquid. My daughter has this attachment and it seems to work fine for her. Unfortunately, the product is out of warranty for me. I have emailed to see if there were problems with ones made a couple of years ago. I hesitate to buy another one but really enjoy making ice cream and sorbets. I hate the thought of having to buy a completely separate appliance to do this and had so hoped that it would work for me. It is difficult to recommend this product to others when I have never been able to make it work. Any hints from other people would be most welcome.
July 11, 2013