Love it!!! Big enough to make enough for the whole family, unlike many. We make sugar free ice cream per The Belly Fat Cure, and it's great. If it seems to be broken - ie making noise but not spinning, it's not broken. It's just a little frozen in place from sitting still while the ice/salt is dumped in. Give it a push with your hand, and it takes off. If you are short on ice, pack around with a few bags of frozen veggies, we've never had any trouble doing that in a pinch. One full ice maker bucket from our side-by-side fridge fills the ice cream maker completely if we haven't used the ice dispenser all day. As to the noise some have complained about, it's about as loud as an older dishwasher. If you're watching TV or listening to music in the kitchen, just put it in another room. Otherwise, not a problem. Set it on a towel as you fill in case you spill some ice/salt. No salt-rings on the floor that way. And as to ice crystals, wrap whatever you put the ice cream in in heavy tin foil every time you return it to the freezer, that really cuts down on ice crystals. I highly recommend this maker!
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]