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2.0 out of 5 stars "Easy Cleaning", November 5, 2008
This review is from: Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker, Stainless (Kitchen)
I have had this machine for 6 months now and thought I would share my views. I bought this product on the back of other peoples reviews on Amazon. I should have done more research but I will get to that. I love ice cream; I am the type of person that will eat ice cream for a meal. Initially I thought this machine was fantastic (I had nothing to compare it to). For the first three months I made ice cream daily, experimenting and testing different recipes. Now days I hardly make since the cleaning puts me off. The cleaning of this machine is terrible. I am so surprised no one mentioned it in previous reviews. "Easy cleaning" is the phrase the manufacturer uses. The bowl is not removable so you have to clean over the machine. Depending on the location of your machine, you may need to clean the floor as well on your trips back and forth to the sink to rinse out the cloth.

Would I buy this machine again; NO. What I would buy is the Nemox Pro 1700. Similar price, also made in Italy, IT HAS A REMOVABLE BOWL (or you can use the internal one) and you can buy additional bowls. Other features I love include no timer so you don't have to hang around worried you are going to burn out the motor. The machine stops when ice cream is the right consistency. The cherry on top is the "storage system" the readymade ice cream remains in the machines which keeps it at the right consistency until you are ready to eat. I really should have done more research before I bought the Musso.

I would have given this unit a 5 star rating in the first three months. The novelty has worn off and in reality the cleaning sucks which takes away the fun of making ice cream daily.
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Initial post: Jun 19, 2010 10:12:45 PM PDT
David Ortego says:
Could you please indicate where one might purchase a Nemox Pro 1700 for the same price?

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 4:38:40 AM PDT
mclarke says:
where can one get the nemox pro 1700 to buy

Posted on Jul 6, 2010 4:39:33 AM PDT
mclarke says:
where can one get the nemox pro 1700 to buy

Posted on Aug 9, 2010 4:03:36 PM PDT
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Posted on Aug 9, 2010 4:04:43 PM PDT
I too would like to know where to get one at that price! Here is a site that sells the Nemox brand and others. http://www.gelatomachines.com/index.html

In reply to an earlier post on Aug 12, 2010 9:22:01 PM PDT
MacGuffin says:
Isn't that machine made from aluminum?

In reply to an earlier post on Sep 15, 2010 8:00:34 PM PDT
Patrick D. says:
I've looked into the Gelato Pro 1700 and it looks like a nice machine but its not being distributed by anybody in the USA that I can find. I contacted the US distributor and they did't indicate if they would be carrying it or not. I'm going to be ordering the lello 4080.

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 11, 2010 11:51:54 AM PST
Yes, It is made of aluminum, but what is worse, the bowl... in which the ice cream is made, is also made of aluminum. Aluminum is a very toxic material, especially when the food is going to constantly brush against the wall of the bowl, as in the ice cream making case. I would stay away from this machine, no matter how good it works or how much people assure me aluminum is ok. I know it's not ok!

In reply to an earlier post on Nov 16, 2010 4:09:39 PM PST
Aluminum is a very toxic material!? That's laughable.

Posted on Mar 6, 2011 11:09:22 AM PST
Cleaning of this machine, while certainly not as convenient as models with a removable bowl (I had an italian model with a removable bowl and this musso replaced it), it is hardly anywhere near the fuss you describe. You wipe it out, let the machine warm up for 15 minutes or so, then finish up. The timer on the musso is more than enough--I had to laugh at your complaint about this. Seriously, are you pouring hot custard bases directly into the maker without pre-chilling? Once the ice cream is done churning you transfer it to a real freezer for a couple hours to further ripen. Do you leave it in the machine for hours with the compressor running? I guess a longer timer would come in more handy for that, but it seems like a waste of electricity and a good way to prematurely wear the compressor on the appliance.

I find it hard to believe that for 3 months the cleaning was not an issue then suddenly it was so bad it was worth a horrible review of the machine. Your review is so irrational it makes makes me wonder if you work for/represent Nemox or its distributors.
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