When we’re just getting over the winter and our thoughts turn to warmer times to come, sunshine often equates to ice cream. The Cuisinart ICE-60W Cool Creations Ice Cream Maker is a 2 quart ice cream maker which offers quick results at the touch of a button. We thought we would check it out to see if it does what it says.
If you want to offer you family delicious treats all year round using your own ice cream maker this Cuisinart makes that easy for you and you can choose your own healthy ingredients without any additives.
Cuisinart Ice-60w Review
Cuisinart offer a few different versions of ice cream maker. In the frozen bowl options you can buy 1.5 quart styles or 2 quart styles like the Cuisinart Ice 60. Let’s check out the features offered.
Features of the Ice 60
If you are going to go to the trouble of making ice cream from scratch it makes sense to make enough to cover a couple of days worth or treats(depending on how big a family you have). 2 quarts is a good amount to satisfy a family and have some left over. Ice cream can be easily stored in the freezer if you use an airtight container so there’s no reason why you can’t have different flavours made and stored.
The Cuisinart Ice-60w is a freezer bowl type of ice cream maker. What that means is you will have to pre-freeze the special bowl included to make your ice cream. This bowl is special because it is double walled with a freezing liquid in between the walls. If you shake the bowl you will hear liquid sloshing about, when it is properly frozen you won’t be able to hear anything if you shake it. The bowl can be stored in your freezer if you have the space so that you’re always ready to make ice cream.The size of the Cuisinart Ice-60w freezer bowl is 7.75 inches diameter and 6.5inches high.
The Cuisinart ice 60 is a stylish looking appliance that will fit in with any kitchen if you want to leave it out on the worktop. It looks similar to the Cuisinart ice-30bc which is another 2 quart ice cream maker but this one is white in color with a push button control panel.
The control panel is an improvement that Cuisinart has made to it’s newer versions of ice cream makers and it gives you 4 buttons with choices of what you’re going to make. The first button is the on/off button then you have ice cream, gelato and sorbet buttons. The different buttons offer a different revolution speed of the paddle for different ices. Press the button to turn on the unit, choose the button of the ice you want to make and then the on/off button will start flashing. Press the on/off button again and it will start churning.
One of the good things about the Cuisinart ice cream makers is the design of the paddle and the fact that the motor isn’t designed to turn the paddle through the ice cream mixture but to turn the bowl and the paddle is held still with the lid of the unit. The paddle design has been improved to mix up your ice cream in a faster time, around 20 minutes.
The Cuisinart ice-60w has a transparent lid but what it also offers is an ingredient spout with an integrated measuring cup. This can be useful if you want to control the added bits that you might want to mix into your ice cream like nuts or sweets. It’s easy to go overboard so using the measure will keep you in check or the kids if they’re helping you out.
Limited 3-year warranty
This warranty speaks for itself and the specific details will be included in with your ice cream maker.
Is this Cuisinart ICE-60W Cool Creations Ice Cream Maker the best ice cream maker?
In terms of freezer bowl types of ice cream maker this offers you a good mix of standard mixing with a little bit of electronic control mixed in. It doesn’t have a built in timer, if you want that you will have to pay more and go for the Cuisinart gelateria ice-70. If the electronic push button panel doesn’t matter to you but you want to be able to make 2 quarts of ice cream then consider the cuisinart ice-30bc for a little less money. In my opinion the best ice cream maker is still the Cuisinart Ice-21, it’s proven itself with the test of time and although it only makes 1.5 quarts of ice cream it is half the price so offers better value although I will concede it probably doesn’t look as stylish.
It’s hard to ignore that customers have given the Cuisinart ICE-60W 74% of 5 star reviews and that is down to the quality of the build of Cuisinart ice cream makers. Most customers feel that this gives them a good quality of ice cream which they can make themselves and the clean up is easy. Customers who have bought this machine haven’t found the lack of timer an issue and only suggest you get an extra bowl so you can make 2 batches of different flavours.
The negatives that people have found is that they feel the lid doesn’t always sit well on the machine, some people have found they can’t get their ice cream to freeze and some people think that the bowl takes up too much space in the freezer.
This Cuisinart Ice 60 is a good looking ice cream maker and more importantly for the majority of buyers this makes delicious ice cream. A lot of people who have bought this prefer the 2 quart size and find it easy to make healthy ice creams for themselves and their families. There are cheaper ice cream makers if the price is out of your range but if that isn’t an issue this is a great choice for your home.