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 Cuisinart Supreme Ice Cream Maker ICE-50BC
Cuisinart Supreme Ice Cream Maker ICE-50BC
Cuisinart Supreme Ice Cream Maker ICE-50BC : It does not require pre-freezing so it's ready to make 1 1/2-quarts of ice cream as soon as the desire descends or the strawberries ripen. Just add the ingredients and set the timer. The automatic mixing paddle does all the work for you to produce smooth, creamy ice cream, yogurt or sorbet. Auto shutoff with audible "ready." Transparent lid has an opening for adding fruit, candy and nuts. Removable freezer bowl and paddle. Model: ICE-50BC. Product Features Commercial style compressor freezer makes ice cream batch after batch with no waiting No pre-chill or freezing bowls required Fully-automatic with 60-minute timer and makes 1 1/2-quarts of ice cream, frozen yogurt or sorbet Brushed stainless steel housing Transparent lid for easy viewing and spout lets you add extra ingredients No chemicals, alcohol, salt or salt water required Includes Easy-lock lid Mixing arm Mixing paddle Mixing bowl Base Illustrated instruction book and recipe guide with 24 recipes Specifications Model: ICE-50BC Weight: 32 lbs. Depth: 10" Height: 8 1/2" Width: 14" Limited 3yr warranty Imported CAUTION: Unit should remain upright at all times. If unit is turned on its side or upside down, you will need to put it in upright position and wait 24 hours before using
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Easy To Buy Replacement Parts
PostedJanuary 29, 2010
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bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
I have owned this ice cream machine for several years. I bought it as a replacement for an Italian machine that died. I chose the Cuisinart because they offer replacement parts on their web site at very reasonble prices. The problem I had with the Italian machine is that there was no way I could get it fixed nor could I get replacement parts for it. It turned out to be a very expensive machine that had to be tossed.
The Cuisinart IS very noisy but I have mine on a slide out shelf in a bottom cupboard so when it is on, I can slide the machine back in the cupboard and shut the door to damper the noise.
I have had to replace the plastic lid to the machine because I dropped it and it broke. I have also had to replace the black plastic knob because the inside eventually stripped. Both items were under $5.00 and took only a week to receive them. That alone gets 5 stars from me.
My italian machine was much quieter but I could find no difference in the ice cream produced by the Cuisinart. The ice cream will be like a soft serve and must be aged in the freezer for several hours before becoming scoopable. Most ice cream recipes must be eaten the day they are made because they become very hard after a while. There are recipes where the ice cream will stay scoopable for several days. Those recipes either contain corn syrup or alcohol. The machine makes fabulous Margaritas.
I give this machine 5 stars and would definitely purchase again.
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Cuisinart 5.5-Quart Stand Mixer SM-55 : This heavy-duty Cuisinart 5 1/2-Quart Stand Mixer has the power, capacity and precision to conquer any job your recipes require. Super strength 800-watt motor and large stainless-steel bowl tackles food preparation with professional ease. With 12 speeds and 3 accessories you can easily mix and whip up dinner for a hungry crowd or even knead up to 12 cups of flour for bread dough. The auto shutoff countdown timer means you'll handle each job with timing perfection. Sturdy die-cast metal unit weighs 19 lbs. with bowl and attachments. All stand mixer accessories are dishwasher-safe. 14 1/2"L x 8"W x 13"H. Full five-year motor warranty, limited three-year product warranty. Model: SM-55. Product Features Ultimate power 800-watt motor handles the heaviest mixing jobs with ease Extra-large 5 1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl holds triple recipes and huge batches 12 speeds ensures the just-right control you prefer Tilt-back head makes it easy to attach accessories 15-minute countdown timer with digital precision and auto shutoff for perfect results 3 power outlets for attachments: High-speed for blender and food processor, Mid-speed for citrus juicer, Slow-speed for large meat grinder and pasta maker Includes tools for all mixing, whipping and kneading tasks Fold function designed for folding in delicate ingredients Professional chef's whisk aerates ingredients for lighter, fluffier meringues and scrumptious desserts Flat mixing paddle mixes the thickest batches of cookie dough with precision and ease Dough hook smoothly kneads homemade breads, pastries and pizzas Wide-pour spout on the splashguard eliminates splatters and keep countertops clean Bowl's two sturdy handles make lifting and balancing a full bowl simple Optional attachments can be purchased separately Includes 5 1/2-quart stainless-steel bowl Chef's whisk, Dough hook, Flat mixing paddle, Splashguard How-to DVD with food expert and author Maureen Petrosky (approximately 75 minutes) Instruction book Recipe book with more than 60 recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Powerful Workhorse!
PostedNovember 9, 2007
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bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
I tested this unit with everything from egg whites to a double batch of bread dough. It creams butter beautifully, whips whites in no time flat and can handle the stiffest cookie or bread dough with ease. I kneaded a double batch of challah for 15 minutes and there were no signs of labor or overheating. The only problem I had was with a whole grain bread that wanted to crawl up and over the top of the dough hook. This problem was rectified by using the 7 quart model. It has a longer dough hook which the dough didn't climb. The unit showed no signs of walking across the counter when kneading heavy bread dough. The unit also has a 15 minute timer which is terrific if you need to walk away from the job. It also has a fold feature which is a couple of turns of the paddle at the slowest speed. The unit has 3 hubs for accessories. The lid is removable and the unit is very easy to clean. The bowl is heavy and must be tucked under an arm in order to scrape out the contents. The addition of a vertical third handle would solve this problem. My conclusion is that if you are a serious bread bakeror mix large quantities of anything, I would pick the 7 quart unit, otherwise the 5 quart model is plenty big enough for the average cook.
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Cuisinart Blender Attachment SM-BL : This sleek designed full-size blender fits right on top of your Cuisinart Stand Mixer to create a fresh beverage bar of fruit smoothies, protein drinks, creamy milkshakes and exotic frozen drinks. The versatile 12-speed blender also whips up chunky guacamole, chops ice, purees soups, stirs bread into crumbs and mixes batters for silky crêpes and pancakes. The high-power speed from your stand mixer and large 40-oz. glass jar tackle all blending tasks with professional ease. Use with Cuisinart 5 1/2 -quart and 7-quart stand mixers. 6"W x 8"D x 11"H. 4 1/2 lbs. Limited three-year product warranty. Model: SM-BL. Product Features Full-size 40-oz. glass blender holds large batches of drinks, batters, soups and sauces Dripless pour spout on glass jar keeps your countertops mess-free Leak-resistant cover presses on easily to create a secure seal 12 speeds ensure the just-right control you prefer 2-oz. removable pour lid lets you measure and add ingredients while blending Blender's sturdy handle make lifting and pouring simple Attaches easily to high speed outlet on your Cuisinart stand mixer All parts except collar are top rack dishwasher-safe Instruction and recipe booklet included
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Efficient unit
PostedNovember 9, 2007
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bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
The unit is not a large as a conventional blender but is large enough for most jobs. It made milkshakes effortlessly. It pureed soup with ease. I filled the base with ice but found it would only crush the first three inches of ice. Liquid must be added in order for more ice to be crushed. It is adequate for most kitchens. It is somewhat noisy but no more than most blenders. The jar and lid can go in the dishwasher, the base cannot.
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Cuisinart Citrus Juicer Attachment SM-CJ : Turn your Cuisinart Stand Mixer into a versatile kitchen countertop citrus juicer. The Citrus Juicer Attachment quickly extracts the finest juice and nutrients from grapefruit, oranges, lemons and limes. Enjoy juice drinks or enhance the flavor of health shakes, summer coolers and favorite party drinks. Simply slip attachment into the mid-speed power outlet, turn on power and press fruit halves into the juicing cone. Cleanup is quick. Use with Cuisinart 5 1/2-quart and 7-quart stand mixers. Limited three-year product warranty. 1/2 lb. 7" Dia. x 4"H. Model: SM-CJ. Product Features Enjoy refreshing, healthy citrus juices loaded with essential vitamins and minerals - in just seconds Juice container with pour spout holds up to 16 ounces of fresh-squeezed citrus juices Creates cool exotic party drinks and adds subtle flavors to breakfast crêpes, pastries and teas Easy-clean sieve traps unwanted pulp and seeds Sturdy handle aids lifting and pouring Attaches easily to mid-speed outlet on your Cuisinart stand mixer All parts are top rack dishwasher-safe Includes instruction booklet with recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Does the job
PostedNovember 6, 2007
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bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
The juicer does exactly as intended with little noise and no splatter. It has a screen that catches the seeds. The unit is dishwasher safe. I wouldn't use it for just one lemon but for multiple pieces of fruit it makes the job quite easy.
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Cuisinart Meat Grinder Attachment SM-MG : Turn your Cuisinart Stand Mixer into a versatile kitchen countertop grinder. Hand select free range, organic, grain fed or low fat ingredients and grind your own healthy meats, poultry, fish or vegetables. Easy-to-assemble grinder includes interchangeable discs for fine, medium or coarse cuts, and large and small sausage nozzles. The low-power speed from your stand mixer and this efficient attachment tackles all grinding tasks with professional ease. Use with Cuisinart 5 1/2 -quart and 7-quart stand mixers. Limited three-year product warranty. 9 1/2"L x 7 1/2"W x 8 1/2"H with tray. 3 lbs. Model: SM-MG. Product Features Versatile grinder prepares fresh meats, vegetables, relishes and more in seconds 3 grinding discs in fine, medium and coarse give you the versatility you need 2 sausage nozzles in large and small make sausage grinding a breeze Roomy tray lets you gather foods before sliding them into grinder Handy pusher keeps foods moving efficiently through grinder Attaches easily to low speed outlet on your Cuisinart stand mixer Tray, pusher and wrench are top rack dishwasher-safe Instruction and recipe booklet included
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Three grinding discs!
PostedNovember 6, 2007
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bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
Having used the Kitchen Aid grinder for 20 years, this attachment took a little getting used to. It grinds meat equally as well as the Kitchenaid with the added advantage of three sizes of grinds. The unit is relatively quiet. It assembles easily. The main unit is made out of cast aluminum. Cuisinart says not to put this piece in the dishwasher because it will turn a dark ugly grey, but if you don't mind the color change, it will go in the dishwasher. The plastic parts are top rack safe. A bit pricey but well worth it.
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Cuisinart Food Processor Attachment SM-FP : Turn your Cuisinart Stand Mixer into a versatile kitchen countertop food processor. Easy-to-attach food processor chops nuts, purées soups, minces onions and mixes sauces and dips. Insert the reversible slicing/shredding disc to slice cucumbers and tomatoes or shred hard cheeses and cabbage. The high-power speed from your stand mixer and this efficient attachment tackle all food processing tasks with professional ease. Use with Cuisinart 5 1/2-quart and 7-quart stand mixers. Limited three-year product warranty. 2 1/2 lbs. 5 1/4"W 7 1/2"D x 12"H. Model: SM-FP. Product Features Versatile food processor offers the same superior performance at Cuisinart's original classic Clear 3-cup work bowl is perfectly sized for everyday food tasks Sturdy work bowl cover with feed tube locks securely in place Stainless-steel chopping blade handily chops, mixes and purées ingredients Reversible stainless-steel slicing/shredding disc performs smoothly and quickly Food pusher with oil dispenser keeps foods moving efficiently into processor Attaches easily to high-speed outlet on your Cuisinart stand mixer All parts, except gearbox collar, are top rack dishwasher-safe Includes Reversible stainless-steel slicing/shredding disc Stainless-steel chopping blade Food pusher with oil dispenser Instruction booklet with recipes
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Not for large jobs
PostedNovember 6, 2007
Customer avatar
bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
This attachment is nice for those of you who rarely need or use a food processor. It holds about 3 cups. It is not a replacement for a large processing unit. It made pesto with ease but did not mix the contents as finely as a larger unit can do. It shreds a small amount of cheese with ease. The only issue I have with it is the noise. It screams like a high pitched banshee. Other than the noise, it is a nice little accessory.
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Cuisinart 7-Quart Stand Mixer SM-70 : This heavy-duty Cuisinart 7-Quart Stand Mixer has the power, capacity and precision to conquer any job your recipes require. Super strength 1,000-watt motor and extra-large stainless-steel bowl tackles food preparation with professional ease. With 12 speeds and 3 accessories you can easily mix and whip up dinner for a hungry crowd or even knead up to 15 cups of flour for bread dough. The auto shutoff countdown timer means you'll handle each job with timing perfection. Optional attachments can be purchased separately. Includes how-to DVD and more than 60 recipes. Full five-year motor warranty, limited three-year product warranty. 14 1/2"L x 8 1/4"W x 14 1/2"H. Sturdy die-cast metal unit weighs 20 1/2 lbs. with bowl and attachments. Model: SM-70. Product Features Ultimate power 1,000-watt motor handles the heaviest mixing jobs with ease Extra-large 7-quart stainless-steel bowl holds triple recipes and huge batches 12 speeds ensures the just-right control you prefer Tilt-back head makes it easy to attach accessories 15-minute countdown timer with digital precision and auto shutoff for perfect results 3 power outlets for attachments: High-speed for blender and food processor, Mid-speed for citrus juicer, Slow-speed for large meat grinder and pasta maker Includes tools for all mixing, whipping and kneading tasks Fold function designed for folding in delicate ingredients Professional chef's whisk aerates ingredients for lighter, fluffier meringues and scrumptious desserts Flat mixing paddle mixes the thickest batches of cookie dough with precision and ease Dough hook smoothly kneads homemade breads, pastries and pizzas Wide-pour spout on the splashguard eliminates splatters and keep countertops clean Bowl's two sturdy handles make lifting and balancing a full bowl simple Optional attachments can be purchased separately Includes 7-quart stainless-steel bowl Chef's whisk, Dough hook, Flat mixing paddle, Splashguard How-to DVD with food expert and author Maureen Petrosky (approximately 75 minutes) Instruction book Recipe book with more than 60 recipes
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Bread Makers Dream
PostedNovember 6, 2007
Customer avatar
bugster2
fromLake Forest, CA
I have just finished testing the 5 and 7 quart Cuisinart mixer and the attachments. The 7 qt mixer will handle a triple loaf batch of challah with ease. There is no overheating, the mixer will not shimmy across the counter and the dough will not crawl up and over the dough hook. It has a fabulous timer that can be set for up to 15 minutes of mixing. The fold feature is a couple of turns of the paddle each time the button is pressed. The bowl is very deep but still managed to handle one batch of cookie dough, whip 2 egg whites efficiently. It will cream butter till light and fluffy. The unit is surprisingly light weight and easy to clean. The head automatically locks when the head is lowered. The mixer is also short enough to fit under most upper kitchen cupboards. The only problem I have found is with the mixer bowl. It needs a vertical third handle. As it is the bowl can't be held with one hand while scraping with the other. The bowl must be tucked under an arm in order to scrape out the contents.
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