I had never owned or operated an ice cream maker before pulling this out of its box. With in a day of receiving this product we had a gallon of ice cream (the custard needs to be left overnight). It was super easy to set up and then all we had to do was plug it in and wait for the ice cream to be done. We made the mistake of using a recipe from the booklet that came with the machine and it turned out terrible. But the next time I used a recipe from a cookbook and it turned out DELICIOUS. The ice cream comes out smooth and evenly frozen. It comes out very soft, but just pop it into a container and stick it in the freezer for a few hours and - voila! Perfectly frozen ice cream.The machine is a little loud when it runs, but the sound is consistent and easy to block out. Cleaning the machine is easy, just a little soap and hot water and it is good as new. The metal ice cream canister is a little delicate and over the year I've owned it, it has picked up several dents. It takes about 40 minutes to make a batch of ice cream in this machine. So as long as you have the custard ready, you could start the machine before dinner and after you eat you will have fresh ice cream waiting for you!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]