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good ice cream with machine flaws
on June 26, 2011
I bought this last summer and had fun making two kinds of ice cream for a party. The plastic paddle did not break, as several people have mentioned, but the supposedly "stainless steel" bowl developed a rust line crack near the top of the bowl about 1/8 inch below the top...after one washing in the top of the dishwasher. The crack, and rust, go all the way around the inside of the bowl. So this is not stainless steel all the way through. Shocking for such an expensive machine. The machine weighs a small ton, and at the beginning of a hot summer I did not want to send it back. So I have washed it by hand since, and just make sure that the ice cream level does not reach the top. It's really too bad, and not what I expect from DeLonghi.