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Maxi-Matic Elite Gourmet Old Fashioned Pine Bucket Electric/Manual Ice Cream Maker

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  • Makes 4 quarts of cold and creamy ice cream, gelato, frozen yogurt, or sorbet
  • Hand-crafted solid pine wood bucket
  • Easy to operate and clean
  • Great for barbeques, family parties and picnics
  • Heavy duty aluminum freezing canister
  • Makes fresh ice cream in just 40 minutes
  • Motor is equipped with over-heat protection
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Product Details

Size: 4-Quart
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 18.5 x 13.4 inches ; 10 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 15 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B00121VTTM
  • Item model number: EIM-502
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (220 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,738 in Kitchen & Dining (See Top 100 in Kitchen & Dining)
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Product Description

Size: 4-Quart

The Elite Gourmet 4Qt. Old Fashioned Electric Ice Cream Maker churns out delicious homemade ice cream in less than 40 minutes. It features a 4-quart heavy duty aluminum canister and a powerful 90-rpm motor, so making ice cream is fast, convenient and fun for the whole family! It’s great for entertaining at family parties, BBQ’s and picnics using all of your favorite ice cream, sorbet, gelato and even frozen yogurt recipes. The motor turns a six-fin paddle that whips air into the ingredients producing a smooth, rich soft serve ice cream. The paddle quickly crushes cookies, fruit, chocolate chips or a variety of other yummy toppings and thoroughly integrates them into the mixture. For a firmer ice cream texture, use the included traditional manual crank after removing the motorized crank and hand churn the old-fashioned way for a thick, creamy consistency. The old-fashioned pine wood bucket holds ice and rock salt, keeping the canister at the optimal 10°F temperature. All parts conveniently remove for easy cleaning.

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Customer Reviews

We love making ice cream with the hand crank the old-fashioned way.
Joan Walters
The round piece at the base of the bucket its like they did not enough wood glue between the bucket and the base its leaking like a strainer.
Carl Baptiste
We have made two half batches of ice cream with this maker and it has worked flawlessly both times.
W. Welch III

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245 of 262 people found the following review helpful By D. Harris on July 29, 2010
Size Name: 4-Quart Verified Purchase
After reading all the reviews on all the ice cream makers I found one common theme; lots of one star reviews for a "cheap" product.
News flash, welcome to the world we live in. The lifestyle you get to live is because of economies of scale and mass production that we enjoy. The old days of 1923 White Mountain freezers are gone. Unless you want to spend $180-$200 on a "White Mountain" ice cream maker that is still getting bad reviews and is now owned by Rival, I would suggest just a few tweaks to make this machine great.
First, my barrel had a crack in it like other people have complained about. Instead of having to deal with sending it back, I bought some wood glue for $4 at a hardware store and bought 6 hose clamps ($2 each) and connected two of them to make them fit around the barrel for each of the 3 wire rings. I pulled off the 3 cheap wires (that are only for show) and put some glue in the crack and tightened the hose clamps then left them on to keep it tight.
Is it as pretty? Probably not as nice to look at as one fresh out the box. Does it do a bang up job for the price I was willing to pay? Yes.
The ice cream has come out fantastic and as long as you follow the directions, you should be just fine. I used the hand crank after the motor stopped and although the hand crank was made of cheap plastic, it still churned it for another 5-10 minutes. After I couldn't turn it, I stopped. I didn't keep forcing it until it broke (like other people who have written bad reviews) I just stopped. I know, weird...
So if you're like me and unwilling to spend $100+ dollars on a product that was probably manufactured in the same continent as this one, and you're willing to put a little sweat equity into your purchase? This is a great buy. I got what I paid for and tweaked it and it turned out just fine.
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81 of 84 people found the following review helpful By J. Doerr on August 2, 2010
Size Name: 4-Quart Verified Purchase
Both my husband and I have childhood memories of cranking the ice cream bucket as part of any family or church gathering. What ever happened to that, I don't know. When his birthday rolled around, I was at a loss to come up with the perfect gift. We had looked at electric ice cream freezers and were unimpressed with the too small plastic bucket of the cheap models we saw. Finally we gave up on ever finding a real, hand crank icecream maker. Then I found this one and was frankly disappointed that I had to "settle" for the electric option, but bought it because the birthdate was upon me it had the hand crank option as well. I figured we would never use the electric option because cranking it by hand was part of the nostalgia. Couldn't have been more wrong! First night, I set up a batch in the kitchen sink, plugged it in and turned it on. It works so perfectly well that we may never be able to persuede any of the adult kids to crank it again! We love this machine. The bucket is large and sturdy. The motor seems strong enough to run until the custard sets. Cannot say if the motor will outlast us or not. Anyone interested in my recipe?
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful By Cara M. Wegner on August 27, 2010
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We read the reviews for this one and several others before deciding to go with this model. It arrived in perfect condition, no cracks in the barrel. We followed another gentleman's directions: When the machine shuts itself off, leave it off, put on the hand crank and crank it a couple more minutes until it won't turn. We've made two batches so far and neither one lasted long. We usually just make a 2 quart recipe and the ice cream is a bit firmer than soft serve. It's good this way and just as good after setting up.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 18, 2011
Size Name: 6 Quart Verified Purchase
.Maxi-Matic EIM-506 Elite Gourmet 6-Quart Old-Fashioned Pine-Bucket Electric/Manual Ice-Cream Maker

After reading reviews on several different ice-cream makers, I decided that whether I bought an expensive maker or a relatively inexpensive one, I just had to hope and get lucky to get a good one (they all appeared to be manufactured in the same foreign continent, anyway). Being of a rather frugal nature, I decided on the $70.00 Maxi-Matic 6-qt. maker, and am I glad I did! Upon receiveing the maker, the first impression I got was that the wooden bucket had been marinated in several coats of sealer (and still had plenty of sealer fumes present). After washing everything in soap and water, the smell was gone and I was getting anxious to try the unit out. I filled the bucket with water to let it soak for a couple of hours before using, as instructed, and was pleased to note that absolutely no water leaked from the nice-looking wooden bucket. With the ice-cream mix poured into the shiny aluminum container and inserted into the wooden bucket, I anxiously placed the electric motor unit on the bucket and turned it on, using the very handy electric switch built into the unit, to see how it sounded. It was quiet as a mouse. I added ice and rock-salt, and set back to see how long the freezing process would take. After 40 minutes, the motor finally stopped, so I removed the motor, pulled out the churn, threw a towel over the maker, and let it set for a a few minutes while eating dinner. Upon opening the ice cream container, I was treated to the almost-heavenly taste of vanilla ice-cream of a perfect consistency. After eating, the rest went into the freezer for future indulgence. Thank you, Amazon, for selling this remarkable product.
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