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We have committed ourselves to make ice cream for a fund raiser. Now we've been making ice cream for a long time with our small old one. Knew that wouldn't even begin to keep up with hundreds of ice cream lovers. Both my husband and I searched the reviews and made our purchases he got Nostalgia Electrics ICMP-400BLUE 4-Quart Plastic Bucket, and I got Hamilton Beach 68330R 4-Quart Automatic. We tested both out and in compared them. They both produced excellent ice cream! The Nostalgia motor slowed then stopped when the ice cream began to thicken, the Hamilton Beach kept going but you could smell the motor heating up as it worked harder, we had to turn it off ourselves, so keep a close eye on the Hamilton as not to burn up the very strong motor that won't give up so it doesn't burn up.
What we loved about our choices is that they were very fast, took about 30 minutes to produce excellent homemade ice cream. Oh do make sure to go that extra mile and get only REAL 100% vanilla it is well worth the added expense and makes a world of difference in the flavor. That is why you wanted homemade right?
Our decision as to which one we will buy more of? We decided to buy 2 more of each of them, the price is excellent, they both did excellent job!
UPDATE: After a year we are still enjoying homemade ice cream and made homemade ice cream for our towns parade, getting ready for our third round of over working our machines. They have well payed for themselves and then some. I would guess that the work out they get is more like 6 years of normal household usage.
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Initial post: Jul 9, 2011 9:17:14 AM PDT
Texas book lover says:
Please let us know how the freezers have stood up to all the work. Have read reviews that said gears made of very poor metal
Posted on May 21, 2014 1:23:12 PM PDT
Thanks so much for this review - these are the exact 2 models I was comparing! (not that your review actually helped much, since you said they were both great - ha ha! At least I know I won't be in trouble,whichever one I choose...)
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