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5.0 out of 5 stars Wow - loving the "ice cream" without the guilt, September 2, 2011
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Well first - if you don't like bananas then this might not be for you, as it seems all the recipes require at least some frozen bananas in order to give you the creamy texture. I tried to use just frozen strawberries and it came out more like chopped ice then cream - but you might like that. I have tried it with bananas and strawberries, mixed berries, peaches and mango and they are all wonderful!! Very creamy with great fruit taste!! A typical bowl will be 1 medium banana with 4 oz of frozen strawberries - that gives you a full bowl of frozen treat. Kids love it too ... especially the banana mango. You can buy almost any kind of frozen fruit at the store now for 1/2 the cost of ice cream oz for oz. Some folks talk about how you can do the same thing with a fork or a hand mixer, but I tried it and it is so much easier with the Yonanas maker - I burned out a hand mixer trying - wife almost killed me. Clean up is a breeze - the thing comes apart and breaks down to four pieces that are real easy to clean. The cutting head seems very well build of hard plastic and stainless steel. The motor, housing and drive head seem well built and powerful. The only part that seems that it might be a problem is the silicon gasket, just need to be careful and if it tears they sell replacements via their customer support - haven't had any problem just need to be easy with it as you are taking it apart and storing it. As a bonus you can use the brown bananas as they give the best flavor - no waste (how much banana bread can one actually make?) I believe this was money well spent!!
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Initial post: Sep 11, 2011 4:41:30 PM PDT
ghost says:
Great Review! You covered every base. Now after your wonderful review I am going to purchase one for my self. Tired of eating ice cream that we purchase in the store that's riddled with chemicals not good for us. So this wonderful machine is a breath of fresh air because it puts the power of choosing what we want to put into our ice cream back into our hands & to me that is a wonderful thing. Again Thanks for the great review.

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Posted on Nov 16, 2011 8:01:20 PM PST
EvesDaughter says:
A really great review! It's been about 2.5 months, are you still using it?

Posted on Nov 16, 2011 8:04:36 PM PST
EvesDaughter says:
A really great review! It's been about 2.5 months, are you still using it?

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2011 6:28:34 AM PST
C. Bailey says:
Yes - I am still using this unit - at least once a week - nice way to keep extra fruit in your diet as the days get shorter and the pounds want to creep back on... everything is holding up well - I hand wash all parts after each use vs. machine washing. Takes me two minutes, tops. Also started using a lot of frozen peaches (c banana base).

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2011 5:41:55 PM PST
EvesDaughter says:
Thanks, I've really been wanting one, but don't need another kitchen appliance that collects dust after a few weeks. I was afraid the noise my prevent one from using it too often. Guess its time for me to find out first hand. Thanks again!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 21, 2011 6:06:15 PM PST
C. Bailey says:
It is noisy... but it takes no more than a minute or so. Make sure to thaw the bananas for about 5 min prior to processing... make it much easier.

Posted on Jan 5, 2012 1:23:24 PM PST
1 says:
Great review, thanks.

Posted on Jan 18, 2012 10:52:15 AM PST
i'm interested to see if you think that this is still a great item. your reviews were great and very informative. i would like to get one, but want to make sure that it will work after a period of time and is worth the money.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 18, 2012 11:32:24 AM PST
C. Bailey says:
Yup - still using the unit - still working great. The gasket that I was concerned about seems to be holding up - the plastic / steel cutting head is also holding up - however the plastic is getting a bit discolored - from berries I'm sure. No problem just a bit stained. I use it still every week. Two things to note - it is noisy when you run it - so be prepared, and two you have to prime the pump so to speak - basically the first 1/2 banana you load in, you don;t get much out as there is a lot of space in the unit that has to fill up. After that it is basically a one for one. But the bonus is if you are on clean up duty you can get extra when you open the parts and eat what is inside. Otherwise still very happy - and mango banana is awesome! Or have dark chocolate chips to add to the plain banana is ... yum. Hope this helps, and no I am not getting and type of commission or payment from the makers.
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