Krups 358-70 La Glaciere Ice Cream Maker
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- Makes 1-1/2 quarts of ice cream
- Includes an instruction booklet with recipes
- Electrical one-speed
- 9 by 13 inches
- Limited one-year warranty
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The claims of ease were absolutely true! We keep the bowl of the machine in our freezer at all times so we're ready to mix up a batch of fresh, homemade ice cream with as short a wait as possible. The mixer is very strong and we've yet to mix up a batch too thick for it. It's also a breeze to clean up. You wouldn't believe the raves we've received on the varieties of ice cream we've made. What more could you ask for?
Another reviewer mentioned the scarcity of recipes that came with the machine. To be honest, we've never tried any of them. The most requested batch we've made came from "Williams-Sonoma's Ice Creams and Sorbets" book - it's the recipe for Cantaloupe Sorbet with Minted Melon. We've also found Ben & Jerry's book to be a winner as well.
Here's how to fix the bowl. I found that by taking hold of the top collar of the bowl, holding the bottom part stable under my arm, and twisting CLOCKWISE, I was able to get the collar free and off. This revealed the gasket which lays on the collar of the inner bowl (about 3/4" wide). The inner metal bowl sets into the outer plastic bowl which has this freezing gel stuff in it. Anyhow, once I had it apart, I set the bowl on the counter so as not to spill anything (it's not really exposed, but the metal bowl could come out at this point if you tipped it hard). You can see that the bowl and collar are "threaded" sort of...they have 6 sections that are ridged..sort of like the inside of a 2 litre soda cap..not continuous threads. There are lots of narrow gaps on the inside of both the collar and large outer plastic bowl. I noticed that this gel had gotten into them, so I ran the collar under hot water and used a chopstick to get any remaining gel stuff out of the slots (freezing will expand this stuff and likely causes the gasket to unseat in the first place). I wiped everything clean, relaid the gasket over the top of the metal bowl, lined up the spaces and thread sections so I could reassemble them, and pushed it down onto the outer plastic bowl, turning COUNTER CLOCKWISE as it all seated together. Voila! The "threads" caught. I now gripped the bowl under my arm again, and twisted the collar COUNTER CLOCKWISE until it would twist no more. It was tight. I checked the seal, looked good.Read more ›
Update: I have been using the Cuisinart model for several years now, and it works a dream.
First of all, the instructions don't explain that you MUST have the blade in place before adding the ice cream mixture, else it will freeze right to the bowl, making it impossible for the blade to fit or turn. Once you make it past this hurdle, you move on to the challenge of putting the lid in place (there was a great deal of swearing in my kitchen the day of this machine's first use). On about my fourth use of the Krups machine, the blade cracked, which makes the process even more laborious. When I attempted to use the machine about a month ago, I found that I couldn't fit the lid in place at ALL, rendering the machine completely useless.
I would have a hard time recommending this product to anyone. I'm going to give the Cuisinart model a try next time.
Here is a tip if you want something unexpectedly healthy: I made frozen yogurt using yogurt (drained through cheesecloth, for extra creaminess), fruit and other flavorings, and stevia in place of sugar. Stevia is an extremely sweet herb native to South America, available powdered and in liquid form in the vitamins & supplements section on your health food store. It's non-caloric, completely safe (it's been used in Japan and South America for decades), and it tastes like sugar in frozen yogurt. This way you can make an extremely healthy, low-sugar, all-natural frozen treat. Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have had this model for at least 10 years, and it makes perfect, creamy, ready-to-serve ice cream every time. Read morePublished 10 months ago by A Serious Reader
I have had this ice-cream maker for 10 years or more. Its been very good. I have not had any of the problems others have mentioned here. I also find it easy to use. Read morePublished 10 months ago by diane lee
I've had the Krups La Glaciere 15 years now. Haven't used it that often, but when I do, I'm amazed at how quickly we can make delicious ice cream. Read morePublished 21 months ago by SFMom
Got this as a gift. Tried to use it several times, pre-cooling the recipe's mixture and all, canister in the freezer for a week, and the ice cream has never once hardened. Read morePublished on January 13, 2014 by Kindle Customer
I have had my Krups La Glaciere Ice Cream Maker for 15+ years and it has made dozens of perfect batches of ice cream with never a failure. Read morePublished on August 16, 2013 by Catherine Flint
I used my machine for several years on and off and loved the results. Sadly the cooling gel ended up leaking out and seemed to burn a hole through the aluminium lining. Read morePublished on January 25, 2012 by ice tragic
After a few years of very occasional use, the last two times I've tried making ice cream I find that the lid (which is very hard to wrestle down in the first place) pops off midway... Read morePublished on March 21, 2011 by A.H.H.
Like many other reviews, the gel leaked out after 3 years, making the freezing bowl useless. And the replacement bowl costs almost as much as the whole unit.Published on March 6, 2011 by Eliot J Clingman
The bowl sprung a leak of nasty stinky "coolant gel" a little over a year after I bought it. I called Krups Corp. and they said sorry the warranty expires after a year. Read morePublished on August 9, 2010 by Penelope Leguin