As you can see, the clear winner here is the Cuisinart. Quite frankly, I was surprised at the total ineffectiveness of the other two ice cream makers. All the bowls had spent the exact same amount of time in the freezer prior to the experiment, and each ice cream mixture (the Classic Vanilla) was exactly the same. However, the Oster and Hamilton Beach both failed miserably at creating ice cream. Both of these ice cream makers were brand new, while my Cuisinart is over two years old. However, it performed perfectly.
My advice: Don’t even think about getting a Hamilton Beach or Oster ice cream maker. Yes, they only run about $30 whereas the Cuisinart runs about $60. But do you want to be out $30 and have a piece of useless junk and no ice cream? Or would you rather pay $60 and get an appliance that will perform well, time after time, and make perfect ice cream?
Note: (My Cuisinart is an old model. The newer models have lids without the wavy part at the bottom. This is just cosmetic, so there is nothing to worry about in terms of functionality).
So order a Cuisinart Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker today! It doesn’t cost you any more than normal (and is the same price as on Amazon), and you get free two-day shipping! This is a perfect gift for yourself or anyone you love. Summer is just around the corner, and you will get tons of use out of it. (Plus, you will be the most popular person on your block!)
Note: I have not been compensated by Cuisinart in any way for this review. Cuisinart has no idea who I am. My review is completely unbiased and based on my personal research.
Has anybody had a different experience with any of these ice cream makers? Leave your thoughts in the comments.