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Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Commercial Quality Ice Cream Maker

Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme Ice Cream Maker

The Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme™ eliminates the stigma of quality being costly. Once the initial dilemma (there must be a catch, for example) is over and the item purchased and tried for considerable period, it shall be a pleasant surprise seeing it not leak. The ICE-50BC Supreme™ is a great model that works fine with moderate but regular maintenance.

So far, the need to freeze kept many from trying ice creams out in personal kitchens; 12 hours or more is definitely a time-consuming hassle if not more. Definitely, putting a freezing bowl inside the freezer at 11 PM and churning the mix in it next day 11 AM is very much possible, but such cravings surface especially on weekends when the outdoors call. Either start freezing before the weekend arrives or gulp slush and stay happy.

The Cuisinart ICE-50BC rules out that balk. Moreover, if a batch turns soft during storage, it can be churned with zero preparation of the freezing bowl. That grants the freedom of storing multiple batches of ice cream (just how many mood swings an average person gets a day?).

Ice cream maniacs hated them long who could afford compressor-driven ice cream machines; more, those who have it with built-in compressors. The Cuisinart ICE-50BC Supreme™ brings all that goodness removing the need for extended budgets. Although three-to-four times the price of any medium-grade contemporary ice cream makers, ICE-50BC is a wise investment for:

  • Large families.
  • Busy executives.
  • Small, commercial eateries.
  • Small to medium sized parties.

Closer looks:

Though it’s fairly tolerable by all except perfectionists and kitchen aesthetics maniacs, but why doesn’t the ICE-50 come as it appears in the adverts? If it’s the material, it should be there all over; else, it’s the chief material. It’s ok if that’s a typo on the packages and the manuals, else, Cuisinart must extend the brushed stainless steel from the sides to the top, the arm and to the bottom as well. The silvery gray plastic looks kind of flaky.

The ICE-50 Supreme looks pretty sci-tech and the turn-dial timer seems a mockery. It works no doubt (60 minutes) but a digital timer would have increased the ice cream maker’s aesthetic appeals. If that was to keep the cost down, Cuisinart must start looking for newer financial analysts. However, till then, let this one get the job done.

Cuisinart ICE-50BCThe detachable arm is kind of interesting. It houses the motor driving the detachable paddle (it can be taken apart in two; the paddle and the long extender) and it does have a strange design. On its exterior side, it’s wide enough to reach (but a few grains) the sides of the bowl and turns as long as the motor runs.

The smaller interior has an arrangement that clips into the hollow space, loosely, making an onlooker wonder if it really has a function once the ice cream turns firm. Worst, it may also break. Not that the ICE-50 does a bad job, but it could have been instead a machine that turns the bowls while the dasher remains stationary.

Now, the motor! A year passes and the motor gets a voice, loud and coarse, enough to interrupt a conversation or a mellifluous cantabile. However, the timer’s ‘Ding’ is louder, so there’s no chance that the ice cream shall be spoilt or shall need being redone.

The clear lid brings visual pleasures and operational pains at the same time, the latter mostly when it requires connecting it to the arm. The toppings hole is present as usual, but the semi-round and over-slim structure allows adding in little pinches. A larger opening is what must be introduced.

Sweet Ending

Despite all the shortcomings, the Ice 50 Cuisinart ice cream machine wins due to its prime USP; delectably toothsome treats without a prior preparation, but only if there’s three hour or more at hand. A full 24 hours of freezing the mix within the bowl shall drive away any difference that homemade ice cream may have with commercial varieties.

Inside information

The solidness of the ice cream bowl owes to aluminum; it is dense and thick and therefore, will not dent easily. There’s a handle to pull it out and two notches where the bowl fits into the grip. Keeps the bowl in place against the centrifugal force of the dasher.

The thick bowl material chills pretty fast and what matters if the machine can create good ice creams without taking a lot of time and burning a lot of electricity similar as Cuisinart ICE-45.

Well, the compressor requires more time than frozen bowl models (around an hour) though the recipe also matters and aerates the ice cream more than the frozen bowls. As a result, the ice cream turns out to be a little less dense and firm than in the Ice-50’s elder siblings. Requires at least 75 minutes churn and an hour’s worth time in freezer before firmness sets in.

Product Features

  1. Fully automatic 1.5-quart ice cream maker, also preparing frozen yogurts and sorbets.
  2. Compressor freezer resembling commercial units. Eliminates the requirement for pre-freezing.
  3. Precise temperature control.
  4. Efficient mixing through fully automatic 60-minute timer.
  5. Detachable spout; lid, paddle and bowl allows for easy cleaning.
  6. Instruction/recipe book included.
  7. 3-year limited warranty.

Product Details

  • L: 13.5 inches
  • B: 17 inches
  • H: 13.6 inches
  • W: 32.9pounds

Material: Brushed stainless steel housing, transparent lid of high density, nontoxic polymer.