For the top of the range models you can be looking at the cost rising into the hundreds for the top makes, but I have found the middle price range to be excellent machines and produce ice cream to a very high standard.
Your budget dictates in the end just which model you can afford, so go through these ice cream maker reviews and get the best machine you can for your budget.
Below we have listed in our ice cream maker reviews some of the different types of ice cream maker available, by scrolling down you will also find the manufactures information to help you make a decision as to which unit would be best for you.
Cuisinart ICE-45PK Mix It In Soft-Serve Ice-Cream Maker, Pink
This is the first in our ice cream maker reviews that is fully automatic, with this machine you dont need ice or salt or even any chemicals to produce delicious ice cream.
This unit is capable of producing sorbets, yogurts, and sherbets as well as ice cream, when in operation the handle produces that swirling effect that you get with more commercially styled soft serve machines.
It also has three condiment dispensers so you can add things like chocolate chips or sprinkles, to add these is very simple, all you have to do is load up the dispensers and when you are filling a cone or bowl with ice cream just pull the tab on the toppings you require.
This cuisinart soft serve ice cream maker produces 1.1/2 quarts of delicious ice cream in one batch automatically in around 20 minutes, and with its double insulated freezer bowl and removable parts make it very easy to clean after use.
The size of this machine is 9.3/4"x 9"x 18" and will fit snuggly in any part of the kitchen area, there are other colours than pink but cuisinart have said that for every sale of there pink machines that a portion of the sale will go to breast cancer research which is a great cause and another reason it features at the top of our ice cream maker reviews.
The cost of the cuisinart soft serve ice cream maker is around $93 which is a reasonable price when you consider the product and its capabilities for making desert products.
This unit comes with an instruction book that also includes some great recipes for you to try, and the company offers a three year limited warranty on this machine.
So if you are looking for a top quality soft serve ice cream maker then the cuisinart pink is a good choice, producing quality deserts for your family at home has never been easier.
This is a quality ice cream maker and deserves to be at the top of our ice cream maker reviews.
Aroma 4-Quart Wood-Barrel Ice-Cream Maker, Natural Wood.
Another ice cream machine highly rated in these ice cream maker reviews is the aroma ice cream maker, it has been designed and built from top quality woods and metals, with its appearance being both traditional and modern means this machine would not look out of place in any kitchen.
This ice cream maker can produce your favourite recipes in just minutes, you have two options of operation with this this machine to produce ice cream.
The first is the manual option where you can mix the ice cream by manually cranking the handle, this is where it is a good idea to get the kids involved to help produce your ice cream as they can take it turns to turn the handle.
The second option is the built in electric motor which removes the arm aching task of cranking the machine, these two options add to the versatility of this excellent ice cream maker.
This machine is extremely easy to clean after use, and it was the perfect answer to producing quality deserts for family picnics and barbeques.
The cost of the aroma wood barrel ice cream maker is around $60 which could be considered as the middle price range for ice cream machines, and is just one of the reasons we featured it in these ice cream maker reviews.
Nostalgia electrics icmp-400blue 4 quart plastic bucket ice cream maker
The nostalgia 4 quart ice cream maker is one of the more old fashioned styled machines which thought we would include in these ice cream maker reviews, this does not mean it wont make great tasting ice cream in a short period of time.
This machine is really simple to use, all you have to do is place your ice in the plastic type bucket and put your ingredients into the provided aluminum canister, then place the canister into the center of the bucket and switch on the electric motor to do the churning for you.
In a matter of minutes you will have produced some great tasting delicious ice cream, this machine is capable of making around 4 quarts of ice cream in one single batch which is plenty for an average family to enjoy.
The cost of this machine is around $38 which makes it one of the cheaper ice cream makers we found that produces good results on a regular basis, this unit was also very easy to clean after use and comes with an instruction manual that includes some great recipes for you to try in your new machine.
Another great machine that ranks highly in our ice cream maker reviews, and is considered to be the best machine if you are on a tight budget.
Lello 4080 Musso Lussino 1.5-Quart Ice Cream Maker.
We thought that we should include an ice cream maker that is at the top end of the price range in our ice cream maker reviews, and the lello musso lussino machine falls into that catergory.
This machine is capable of producing frozen deserts in a matter of minutes, you can make sorbets, frozen yogurts, and frozen drinks, as well as delicious ice cream all at home with this top end ice cream machine.
This machine has been designed to be very user freindly and is very simple to use, all you have to do is place your ingredients into the bowl and set the timer and press two buttons.
Wihtin 30 minutes you will have 1.1/2 quarts of the most delicious frozen deserts ready to serve to your guests or family, this machine takes the guess work out of producing top quality frozen deserts with a press of two buttons.
The cost of this high end ice cream maker is around $699 which as we have said is at the top end of the price range for ice cream makers, this machine is often purchased for the reason that it is capable of producing different types of frozen deserts.
And if your budget allows should be one you look at when searching through our ice cream maker reviews.
DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor
The Delonghi gelato maker is another type of machine that is featured in these ice cream maker reviews, gelato is a bit different to ordinary ice cream as it has less fat and no added air which gives it a richer consistency and added flavour.
This machine has a built in refridgerating compressor that creates a rich creamy mixture in minutes, this compressor brings the temperture down below freezing which ordinary ice cream makers can not do.
With this machine you can create continual batches of gelato without having to re-freeze the bowl like you have to do with some other types of ice cream machines, this makes it ideal for serving a large number of guests as you can make multiple batches one after the other.
The delonghi gelato maker has a stainless steel bowl that is removable for serving, and a mixing paddle that mixes the mixture from top to bottom creating a consistent smooth creamy mixture throughout.
It also has a transparent lid which is useful for inspecting the consistancy of the mix before serving, and with its removable parts make cleaning the machine after use very simple.
One of the main benefits with this machine is the fact it uses eco freindly gases in the refrigerating compressor, the energy efficient refridgerant is non toxic and will not deplete the ozone layer when used unlike some forms of refridgeration.
The size of the unit is 12.1/2"x 16"x 10" which is compact and wont take up a lot of room on your kitchen worktop, and with its silver color should fit in with any other kitchen appliances you have.
The cost of the Delonghi gelato maker is around $247 which considering the advantages this machine offers is a very reasonable price to pay, the unit comes with instruction manual and some great recipe ideas to get you started making delicious deserts.
So if you are looking for something a bit different to the ordinary ice cream makers then take a look at the Delonghi gelato maker, not only does this machine produce a delicious desert with less fat it will also look good in your kitchen.
For these reasons alone we thought we must include this great machine in our ice cream maker reviews.