The Want Not Review (and giveaway): Cuisinart ICE-30BC ice cream maker

By Mir
March 14, 2011

Today I am thrilled to bring you a review of the Cuisinart ICE-30BC 2-Qt Automatic Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet, and Ice Cream Maker courtesy of Abe’s of Maine and As a DealPro I was offered the opportunity to both receive an ice cream maker for my own use and to offer one to all of you as a giveaway. Per FTC Guidelines, I always disclose when I’m reviewing product I received for free, but per Mir guidelines, I will never share anything other than my honest opinion and experiences with said product. Pinky swear. And if you read to the end, there’s a chance for you to win one!

Some people look a gift horse in the mouth. Me, I try to give the gift horse back. When I was offered the chance to get my hands on two of these ice cream makers, I said, “Oh, but I already have an ice cream maker. I just want one to give away.” See, I already own the Cuisinart ICE-20, an earlier and less fancy version of this machine. But The Powers That Be insisted that they wanted my opinion on this machine, so I agreed to test it out anyway, even though I thought it was sort of dumb because I already love the machine I have.

Well. Let’s just say I’m glad they insisted.

First, let me tell you about what’s the same between the ICE-20 and the ICE-30BC. Both machines feature a removable chill bowl that gets placed in the freezer overnight or—if you’re like us—just lives in the freezer so that you can just declare it a good time for ice cream whenever and pull it out and use it immediately. I think most modern electric ice cream makers have a chill bowl like that, now, but if you’re still using something that requires you to add ice and salt, consider upgrading, because it makes everything very easy.

Another nice feature of the Cuisinart machines is that the dasher (that’s the paddle-thingie) is absolutely fool-proof. I tell you this because I used to own a Krups ice cream maker in which I—not tooting my own horn, here, just saying that I hold a post-graduate degree from a pretty fine institution of learning, and therefore I don’t really consider myself a fool—regularly managed to misalign the dasher. Don’t ask me how I did it, but I had a lot of trouble getting it placed correctly so that it would work. In both Cuisinart machines I’ve tried the design is the same, and that design is “the dasher cannot be placed into the bowl incorrectly.” I mean, I guess you could put it in upside down, but short of that, it’s fool-proof.

And finally, both machines are powerful (my sensory-sensitive son is not a fan of the steady growl of the motor as it churns) and have a nice big opening at the top through which to pour ingredients. They’re both very user-friendly.

Now. What does the ICE-30BC offer that my old maker doesn’t? I set out to find out, and even though I generally consider the Ben & Jerry’s Cookbook my “ice cream bible,” I had a hankering to try something else. I’m kind of on a ginger kick, so I decided to try this ginger ice cream recipe. It had a lot of steps, and involved things like tempering eggs, so it means I really love ginger you that I decided to try it. Ahem.

I set up the new machine on my counter and yes, I’m shallow, but the brushed chrome and squared-off design just look a lot prettier than my old white machine. (It goes with my blender and my mixer! Shiny!) Also, the ICE-30BC has a little self-storage well you can tuck the cord up into when the machine isn’t in use, and while I’m certainly not going to base a purchase decision on a tiny little detail like that, it’s just a nice thing to have, particularly if you (like me) have a giant cabinet where the small electrics live and you don’t want to be detangling cords every time you get one out.

Also, the new machine is mostly metal, with the bowl sitting down inside of it and a plastic lid on top, whereas with the ICE-20, the bowl basically sits on a base and is completely encapsulated with a large plastic cylindrical dome. To Cuisinart’s credit, even in my messy cabinet, the cover never ended up cracked, but I always kind of worried about it. The ICE-30BC just feels sturdier and there’s less plastic to worry about.

So how did my ice cream come out? Just like my other machine, the new one made creamy ice cream in under half an hour. Yum. And as I sat there waiting for it (and maybe sneaking a taste or two while it churned; I am admitting to nothing) and reading the product manuals, I realized I’d made the wrong ice cream. See, the Cuisinart ICE-20 has only a 1.5 quart capacity. The ICE-30BC can hold 2 quarts. For my ginger ice cream—less that a quart yield—it didn’t matter. But most of the recipes in the Ben & Jerry’s cookbook yield 1.5 quarts. Which means that if someone decided that hey, Cherry Garcia would be even better with more cherries, you end up with a Cherry Garciasplosion as your faithful ice cream maker churns it up and out of the machine. (Uh, not that I’ve ever done that, of course….)

Also, I just realized I have no pictures for you. Possibly because I was making ice cream while folding laundry and playing with the dog. I mean, not all at once, but inbetween each ice cream step I folded some stuff, threw the ball, etc. Sorry about that.

Bottom line: I doubt I would’ve upgraded on my own, given that my old machine works fine, but I’m pleased as punch with my pretty replacement, particularly because it has a larger capacity. If you were looking for an ice cream maker, you could do a lot worse than the Cuisinart ICE-30BC, I’m thinking. It’s foolproof, it’s slick-looking, and it has a bigger bowl than most other models. Perfect.

Speaking of which… how would you like to win one? Abe’s of Maine is going to send a Cuisinart ICE-30BC to one lucky Want Not reader! Want to win it? Of course you do! First go review the contest rules and regulations, the come on back here and leave a comment on this post by 8:00 a.m. Eastern (that’s 5:00 a.m. Pacific) on Thursday, March 17th, 2011 for a chance to win. I’ll choose the lucky winner via random number generation and ability to name all 31 flavors. (Kidding about that last part. Please don’t. Especially seeing as how one of my kids is currently memorizing Pi to 100 places and I have to listen to that all day long….)

Ready? Go!


  1. YES YES YES!! You are so pretty and I so love ice cream!

  2. Mmmmmm GOOD!

  3. Ok Mir. Please, P L E A S E, let the R.N.Generator pick me this time…


  4. Ohhhhhhh that sounds fabulous! Pick me!

  5. How fun! I would be the best mom ever!!!

  6. Lucky number 4!

  7. I’d survive solely on frozen yogurt!

  8. Yes please!

  9. My favorite Ben and Jerry’s is Half Baked with brownie pieces and chocolate chip cookie dough. YUM!!!

  10. This machine sounds amazing!

  11. Have always wanted an IC maker!

  12. I have two bottomless pits of boydom. The price of good, non-artifical ice cream is prohibitive. We NEED this…

  13. ooooh, i’ve been eying these!

  14. Dairy-free ice cream at home! Yes, please!

  15. ohhh, pick me. I bought my husband a slightly cheaper brand for Father’s Day last year and we’ve both regretted it since.

  16. Oh, I would love this.

  17. Yes! I have been wanting an ice cream maker forever!!!

  18. That would be so fun for this summer!

  19. I broke my old one in a move and have been longing to be able to replace it! I’d love to try this guy out!

  20. We are huge fans of the mint chocolate chip at our house. This would make our lives complete!

  21. So I gave up sugar for Lent to try and break my addiction, but this would be awfully handy to make my own “healthier” (cough*cough) version – thanks for the chance!

  22. Making ice cream is one of my very favorite things! (So is ginger, mmmmm.) And thanks for the very thorough review.

  23. Me, me! I’ve wanted one of these ever since I had some homemade ice cream made with a similar model at some friends’ house.

  24. Of course I want to win one. I’m probably the only person in the south who doesn’t own an ice-cream maker!

  25. I could REALLY use one of these!!

  26. I scream, you scream …. thanks! Jessica

  27. I have been daydreaming about cranberry sorbet for weeks now. All I can find is Haagen Dasz cran-BLUEBERRY sorbet and it’s not the same. I could make my own with this!

  28. hey pretty lady ! this would be a great thing to do in the summer with the kiddos !! =)

  29. ginger anything tickles my fancy! sign me up for that shiny appliance!

  30. Please!!!!! We’ve never ever had an ice-cream maker and definitely don’t have the money for one, but I would LOVE to have one!!!!

  31. Reasons why I should win:
    1. I never win (wah)
    2. I heart ginger too!
    3. My family hearts ice cream
    4. I can make much healthier ice cream than can be purchased
    5. I’m nice?

  32. Oh me! I lost my super dooper fancy ice cream machine in our flood and would love another one!

  33. Oh yum! Ice cream makes me so happy!

    I’ve always wanted one of these, but have let the cost & threat to
    my hips keep me from purchasing one. But if I win one….well that’s
    a whole other thing all together! Suck it, hips!

  34. Yummy! My 3 year old would love some ice cream!

  35. Mm, that would look pretty with my mixer and food processor. Yes, shallow. I love ice cream. Deep.

  36. Yum! Sounds easy & fun!

  37. This sounds great!

  38. 4 kids that love ice cream —we would love it!

  39. Ooh, we would love one! We can make low-carb sweet treats! You know, to go on top of Pi/Pie. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Yes, please

  41. oh, I would LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! I’ve had the previous model on my amazon wishlist FOREVER and haven’t wanted to shell out for it. I’ll even take your old model if I don’t win the new one ๐Ÿ˜‰

  42. Oooo. Yummy. I’d love it. Thanks for the opportunity.

  43. I would love this!

  44. Wow! We have one of those ice cream balls, but it takes FOREVER and doesn’t freeze the ice cream very well, and doesn’t make much. My kiddos would love a real ice cream maker!

  45. I’ve been looking at these! In my family, it’s sacrilege to use anything that doesn’t require salt and ice but they’re used to me being the flaming liberal.

  46. Yes! My badonkadonk would love this!

  47. I would LOVE this! We are big ice cream fans and my daughter has been begging forever for an ice cream maker!

  48. I LOVE ice cream, I have always wanted to make my own!

  49. I would love to win this.

  50. oooh, my kid would absolutely love this…as would my husband…

  51. Oh my gosh, I WANT THIS!!! I’ve been wanting an ice cream maker forever, but it’s one of those things that keeps getting pushed to the bottom of the to-buy list….

  52. I’m an ice cream FREAK! Love the stuff. I could make my own coffee ice cream for me and vanilla for my daughter. And I live in Florida. It’s hot here, therefore, I need an ice cream maker!

  53. Oh, man…I’ve always wanted an ice cream maker!! And a pretty stainless steel one would simply be lovely ๐Ÿ™‚

  54. True confessions from someone who loves ice cream and Want Not. I am a lurker. You have saved me lots of money and yet, I am not one to make a comment because I feel strange having nothing more to offer than, “Thanks and you’re pretty!” Correspondingly, I haven’t entered many contests because I harbor great guilt for not commenting except when I might win.

    However, my fondness for ice cream (I even gave it up for Lent) far, far outweighs my guilt so please, Random Number Generator, pick me. Either way, I promise to comment more often. ๐Ÿ™‚

  55. Love it!

  56. that would be amazing!!! (So would that ben and jerry’s ice cream cookbook, hellllllooooo amazon!)

  57. Perfect for this summer! I’d love one!

  58. My(I) kids would LOVE this!! We have a VERY old, almost antique, maker and well, it only gets used maybe once a yr(if that) as it is sooo time consuming!!

  59. Mmm! Ice cream. Thank you for loving us enough to take up the burden of trying the ginger ice cream! And for giving one away, your devotion to your readers knows no bounds!

  60. OMG! Me please! This pregnant woman would love to make ice cream everyday this summer!

  61. With the multiple food allergies that my children have, we have to make our own ice cream. It would be wonderful to have this for some summer fun, this year. Oh, who am I kidding? I want it for every season and every meal!

  62. I’m in.

    I had a math teacher who got mad at the class one day and tested us on Pi out to the 50th decimal place the next day. Happy Pi day! DH is wearing his Pi shirt from Woot today.

  63. What a great giveaway for Pi day! We have a great recipe for cinnamon ice cream that is just killer!

  64. Oh, I’ve been really wanting an ice cream maker! And this one sounds great.

  65. OMG, my favorite ice cream flavors are always getting discontinued – being able to make my own would be AWESOME!

  66. I have been thinking I would love to make healthy frozen treats for my grandchildren!

  67. I scream for ice cream!

  68. I have been waiting and waiting to upgrade my old rock salt and ice model (if it’s not broke, yada yada yada) and promised myself I would finally do it this summer. Even if I don’t win, thanks for the review!

  69. I would LOVE this!

  70. Pick me!

  71. Sweet – we love ice cream and had a dinky little one with the cool freezer bowl feature but it was so tiny, we got rid of it, and are too cheap to replace it so how cool would it be to replace it by winning it – please pick me.

  72. Always wanted an ice cream maker! And this sounds like a good one!

  73. Oh, it would be lovely to have an ice cream maker!

  74. Yum.

  75. How nice that you have one to share with us!

  76. I would love this.

  77. Could use some yummy ice cream right now.

  78. Wow, I would LOVE this! I just scored the ben and jerry’s cookbook for $3 at a consignment sale, and now a new ice cream maker would go perfect with it.

  79. We have been looking for one!!

  80. Suh-WEET!

  81. love your review, you always make me laugh!

  82. Ice cream! We all scream!

  83. I’m already drooling just thinking about it!

  84. This would be great for the summer!

  85. I want one, I want one, I want one! Oh, please, oh, please, oh, please, you beautiful, pretty blog writer, you. We are ice cream-aholics around here, and I believe that one can find room for daily ice cream in their diet!

  86. We would LOVE this in our house! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!!

  87. I feel like a random number. Pick me.

  88. We would LOVE this! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!!

  89. Would love one for my parents pool house….ice cream and pool time all at the same time? Sweet!

  90. I would love this – Yummy!

  91. YUM YUM YUM! Perfect for the upcoming summer!

  92. icecream makes everything better- just like chocolate!
    Thanks for offering this fabulous prize!

  93. Oh, yes! Especially since I managed to break the soft serve ice cream maker that we were given several years ago. Would love this!

  94. I love ice cream in a truly unhealthy way but LOVE! And I’ve never owned an ice cream maker. I really should, don’t you think?

  95. Love ice cream and Abe’s of Maine!

  96. I have never been able to justify the purchase of an ice cream maker, but if one conveniently fell into my lap…

  97. In this house, there is no such thing as too much ice cream! Wait, how have I made it this far in my life without an ice cream maker??? I so need this, even if my waistline doesn’t!

  98. Have I mentioned lately how much I heart this site? And you? ๐Ÿ˜€

    What a great giveaway!

  99. Oh, how I’d love to have one of these!

  100. With four kids in the house we eat a lot of ice cream here:) This would be awesome!

  101. I would love to be able to make ice cream on demand!

  102. Very nice! I would love to have this!

  103. We have a ball that we roll around to make ice cream. No, really. It is not fun after the first few seconds. We, therefore, do not make ice cream. We do eat a lot. An ice cream maker would be good.

  104. I would love an electric ice cream make to replace my old turn-the-crank model!

  105. I’d love to upgrade to this machine. We have the Krups one. It churns the ice cream as it should, but darn that paddle and lid combination!

  106. The ability to make a slightly healthier ice cream on a weeknight? Yes, please!

  107. We would LOVE this! Thanks!

  108. My peanut-allergic son would love some homemade icecream!

  109. I’ve been very good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  110. We love to make homemade ice cream, this would be so cool!

  111. ICE CREAM!!!! I l scream for it! It’s my favorite! Please, please pick me RNG!!!!!

  112. Would like to try this out. My grandkids would so love making ice cream. FUN! FUN! FUN!.

  113. I could finally have low fat, sugar free, organic, fresh ice cream. What a great idea and tool to own !!!!

  114. Ice cream might just be my favorite food…

  115. It is snowing here in the Midwest! I am sooooo ready for spring and ice cream! Pick me!

  116. I would love to be able to make my own ice cream! Thanks for the chance!

  117. mmmmmm… ICE CREAM!! Please, random number generator, pick ME!

  118. I would LOVE an ice cream machine! LOVE LOVE!

  119. Would love this!

  120. I too am an owner of a Krups and a Bach. of Sceince degree, and have struggled with that paddle. Would LOVE that new machine!! And tonight I’m putting the chill bowl back in the freezer.

  121. Indeed I DO want to win one. Maybe I will go buy some ingredients just in case.

  122. I don’t have an ice cream maker, but now I feel like I should! Thanks for sharing! Crossing my fingers…

  123. Oh, I so want one. Do you know how much ice cream we go through with 4 boys?

  124. Yes, please!

  125. Please pick me.


  126. I had an old salt and ice machine. I want this one!

  127. Ooh! What a great way to usher in Spring. Make your own ice cream! We would love this around our house…

  128. Mmmm, ice cream. My three girls will thank you (if they ever get any) ๐Ÿ™‚

  129. Woo Hoo! I would love that, especially since we’re beginning to thaw out here in Maine!! Love ice cream anytime of the year though.

  130. pregnant and need ice cream!!!

  131. Wooo! Ice cream for all!!!

  132. My family would love this!

  133. Should I have an ice cream maker? No, it would be dangerous. Do I want one? Oh, YES I do.

  134. My daughter is allergic to peanuts, so homemade ice cream is the only way she gets safe flavors. She would love to have this around.

  135. Shoot, I’ll take your old one! Or, you know, the new one depending on if I truly have the luck o’ the Irish (which only seems fair since I have the hips of the Irish, the non-tanning skin of the Irish, the stubborness of the Irish and and fondness for potatoes that borders on obsessive). I

  136. Swoon!! I don’t have an ice cream maker and I would love that!!

  137. ice cream! ice cream!

  138. Oh my… Feeding my ice cream addiction would be dangerous. But this would be healthier than the store-bought stuff I currently consume. And fresher. And tastier, so I’d eat more. Hmmm… I think I want one!

    Thanks for the awesome review and for hosting another great giveaway!

  139. I live in (hot, humid) Houston, TX where ice cream is a NECESSITY in the summer. Does that give me a sympathy vote to win?! ๐Ÿ™‚

  140. I too have the older model – I would love to have this one!!

  141. that sounds like a fabulous machine!

  142. We would surely have fun with this. Thanks for the chance to win!

  143. My four boys, who love ice-cream, wanted me to tell you how pretty you are, Mir.

  144. I’ve been borrowing my MIL’s ice cream maker for, ahem, like two years so if I won this I could give it back to her.

  145. I keep yearning and longing for an ice cream maker.

    And, have I mentioned today how pretty, lovely, intelligent, and amazing you are?
    It’s not flattery because it’s TRUE.

  146. Please pick me!!

  147. Sounds great — big improvement over the old hand cranked version.

  148. Fabulous! Pick me, random number picker.

  149. Would love to have an Ice Cream maker!

  150. It is gloomy and cold in Cincinnati………I need some sunshine and ice cream!!

  151. Yes please – I love ice cream!

  152. I’d love to win this!

  153. C’mon, random number generator, baby needs new ice cream maker.

  154. Yay! Chocolate icecream.

  155. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!!

    Pick me, pick me!

  156. Ice cream is totally my Kryptonite. Pretty please, pick me!

  157. Thank you!

  158. Pretty Mir I would love a pretty ice cream maker to dress up my tiny kitchen. My kids would think I’m the best Mom ever!

  159. Here goes random number generator!

  160. Summer is coming! This would be great fun!

  161. I’m pregnant and ice cream is currently my favorite food. I’d love to make my own!

  162. Sounds yummy! My ice cream maker is very old and in the garage.

  163. I love ice-cream so pick me

  164. we have made lemongrass ice cream (really good!), and bacon ice cream (let’s say it was interesting). Think of what we could do if I won this!

  165. I can only name the most basic flavors, but would like to have an ice cream maker. Maybe expand my knowledge!

  166. omg YES.

  167. I have no ice cream maker, so this would make me very happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

    (And? And? Seeing that I am 6 months pregnant, home-made ice cream would make a nice pairing with my garlic dills.) ๐Ÿ˜€

  168. Oh, please! We don’t have an ice cream maker, and you are So Very Pretty.

  169. mmm ice cream

  170. So cool! Pick me.

  171. yes! A way to satisfy my latest pregnancy cravings on a whim.

  172. I’d love a new ice cream maker – or a gently used downgraded model – or anything, really.

  173. Oh wow, it sounds great!

  174. Suddenly ice cream for lunch sounds like a great idea! Thanks!

  175. Oooh… pick me!

  176. Ice cream – yummy!

  177. I love ice cream!

  178. I love ice cream, I’ve used the old crank machines for a while but this one looks SO nice!

  179. Pretty please all 31 flavors with a cherry on top!

  180. Oh! I would love an ice cream maker. Please pick me!

  181. I want one! I have been dying for an easier ice cream maker than the hand me down ancient one from my lovely in-laws.

  182. My kids would love this!

  183. I’ve been wanting one… ๐Ÿ™‚

  184. Me, Me, choose me – We will have an ice cream party!

  185. We eat ice cream every day here and I would love to have one of these machines! I think the kids would like making their own flavors too.

  186. I would love this ice cream maker. I’m thinking about all the flavor combinations I would like to try!

  187. Homemade ice cream is the best!! We would love one that you don’t have to shake, rattle and roll to make a measly pint (the ice cream ball– actually makes really good ice cream, but is a mess!)

  188. yes please!

  189. yummm…Ice cream!

  190. Wow, what an awesome giveaway! We’d LOVE to win this!

  191. yes please I’d like to win =)

  192. This sounds great. Thanks!

  193. I’ve been dreaming of an ice cream maker for a while now. This one sounds wonderful!

  194. We love ice cream.

  195. Wow, how I would LOVE to make my own ice cream! I’m sure my kids would love it too!

  196. pleasepleaseplease pick me, I live in san diego ca and it is hot already in march.
    so, pleasepleaseplease.

  197. Have been wanting one of these forever!

  198. Me Me!!

  199. Giving an ice cream machine away on Pi Day? Love it!!!

  200. mmmmm!!! Ice Creanm!!!!

  201. I scream, you scream… etc, etc. Thanks for the giveaway!

  202. Our ice cream maker broke and we need a new one! Maybe our number is up this time!!

  203. I’d love one. My husband is a monster when it comes to ice cream. A bigger capacity means I might possibly get some once in a while. ๐Ÿ™‚

  204. I’ve never owned an ice-cream maker – clearly it’s time for the madness to end!

  205. I can’t wait to try out my new Ben and Jerry’s book!

  206. LOVE Ice cream!!! Pick me!

  207. 32 weeks and counting! Who needs ice cream more than a pregnant woman? ๐Ÿ™‚

  208. I’m in!

  209. Love ice cream! Would like to try making ice cream with coconut milk!

  210. We loved our ice cream maker, but it was left behind in a cross-country move years ago. Replacing it would so, so rock!

  211. “3.14159265…”

    (Please give me an ice cream maker in spite of this joke.)

  212. Yum, yum!!

  213. I so enjoy making homemade ice cream!

    Thank you for the chance to win!!

  214. pick me! March 17 is my BIRTHDAY! I love reading your site, and view it every day.

  215. Oh yes please!!! You scream..I scream..we all scream for Ice Cream!!!!

  216. Oh, I would really really love to add this to my small appliance arsenal.

  217. Ooooh, yummy.

  218. Mmmmm. Not only does our current ice cream maker require salt and ice, it has a hand crank. Nostalgic, but kind of a pain!

  219. Though my thighs might not think it is such a great idea, I would LOVE it!

  220. YUM!

  221. My kid would really, really LOVE this. Sadly, I cannot eat ice cream. ๐Ÿ™

  222. I needed this over the past 8.5 months as I crave ice cream constantly when I’m pregnant. Then again, maybe it’s a good thing I didn’t have one! Summer’s on its way and it would be so fun to make ice cream with my little girl.

  223. I’ll enter! We’re trying to push towards even more all-natural eating, and this machine would help us do that. So having it would be a step towards more healthy eating, right? Right.

  224. This is fab. I mean, really FAB. The would make a long, hot Texas summer more bearable…

  225. I scream for ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  226. The last ice cream maker I had was wooden, with a hand crank. Would love to upgrade!

  227. The kids would love if we had this!!

  228. I’ve been longing for an ice cream maker to temper the hot Southern California summers!!!

  229. I am wearing my Pi Day t-shirt. That should count for something, right? Other than evidence of my nerditude, I mean.

  230. Awesome good stuff!

  231. I’ve never owned an ice cream maker, but have always wanted one… pick me, random number generator!

  232. nomnom

  233. This sounds so easy compared to my one encounter with the kind you add the ice to and than sit there and turn, turn, turn…………

  234. count us in.

    BTW–the shirt-woot pi shirt is a big hit at school today, esp. since the math teacher requested parents send in pies. ๐Ÿ™‚

  235. My daughter is obsessed with ice cream, the eating of.

  236. I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice creme:)

  237. Would. Be. So. Awesome!!

  238. A contest to scream for… I’ve been known to scream for ice cream, just ask my husband. So maybe if I had an ice cream maker… I might scream less… maybe not… who’s to know.
    In other words… Pick me ๐Ÿ™‚

  239. I absolutely LOVE ice cream! of any kind.

  240. Yes! ice cream weather soon.

  241. YESSSSS

  242. Soothe my savage soul (and my two bratty tweens) with some ice cream please!!

  243. I’d love this! Pick me, please!

  244. I’ve been trying forever to win!! I would love this!

  245. Pi to 100? You TOTALLY deserve ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  246. I would love an ice cream maker.

  247. This would definitely make summer come faster. Thank you!

  248. Oh, we’re all ice cream lovers here and would love to win this!

  249. yummy yumm yumm! I love icecream!

  250. Great for making sorbet too!

  251. Oh! My children will adore me and I could pass the title of “world’s meanest mom” to someone else! Please, please, pick me for this one!

  252. What an awesome looking macine! I would love to make our own ice cream! What a neat thing to do with the family.

  253. Our family would love to win! Yummy!

  254. I still have the ice-and-salt type. This would greatly increase my homemade ice cream making. On second thought, that might not be such a good thing, as I don’t need my pants size increased. Ah, the heck with it. More Ice Cream!

  255. my love of ice cream knows no bounds. I would love this!

  256. ice cream makes everything better!

  257. Ben and Jerry DID write the ice cream bible. It’s my favorite ‘cookbook.’ Thanks for the chance to win something cool to go with my B&J’s book.

  258. Yes, please!

  259. Yay for Pi Day! And ice cream! Oooh, ice cream with Pi day! Yay! (I may have had too much caffeine in the past little bit. Please excuse the exuberance.)

    Can you believe that while I’ve celebrated Pi Day for many years now, I just today linked it with the fact that today is also my parents’ anniversary? I don’t know why those things never clicked in my mind, but my parents have a Pi anniversary.

    Okay, ummmm…now for less caffeine during the day…

  260. yum. I’m in

  261. oh we are so an ice cream loving family over here!!

  262. My entire family and I would be thrilled to win this! I love, love, love, love, love ice cream. mmmmmmm

  263. We use our ice cream maker all the time in the summer and it would be SO nice to have a larger one!

  264. Boy would this be great! Maybe I can finally live down the day I left the ice cream maker on top of the toaster and warped the base.

  265. I’ve had trouble with paddle placement in our Krups too.

  266. Oh, wow! This would be awesome for family beach week.

  267. Making my own cookie dough or cookies n’ cream ice cream would be AWESOME!!!

  268. wow the prizes get better and better… hope i get one!

  269. I LOVE ice cream. (And would be more than willing to take even your OLD one off your hands. I know, so nice of me. That’s just the kind of ice cream lover I am.)

  270. Looks wonderful!

  271. Fun! Ice cream making was going to be my summertime hobby this year!

  272. Fun in a machine! Love it!

  273. I was just trying to talk my husband into one of these! Awesome!

  274. I’d love to try making ice cream at home! I’d be my son’s hero!

  275. Oooh!! I would love to win! And I know pi to 5 places! Does that make me special? No? Bummer.

  276. Oh! Please pick me I love ice cream!

  277. Ooooh. My baby is now starting to eat solid food! This would be perfect for this summer and I can make her healthy ice cream! Pick meeeee! xoxo

  278. My turn I scream you scream we all scream for ice cream!

  279. Well happy pi day to you and maybe ice cream day to me?!?

  280. Oh my family would love you if you picked me!

  281. Please?

  282. I need this. Plus it will make a great birthday present.

  283. I love love love icecream. And I know summer will be around again some day. soon I hope.

  284. You belong with me, ice cream maker.

  285. The kids love ice cream. thanks for offering.

  286. Pick me please!

  287. Yes please! Pretty please!

  288. Shiny! I’m in! (Have you ever made basil ice cream? It’s better and less weird than you would think….)

  289. I haven’t had an ice cream maker since I was a kid and my family would occasionally bust it out on hot days. It required ice and salt and I had no idea there was another way. I’d love to be enlightened. ๐Ÿ™‚

  290. Ice cream – YUM!

  291. I’m thinking this is a popular contest. We would love to be able to make more ice cream!

  292. Need it!

  293. Ice cream sounds especially good as the weather turns to spring…

  294. I LOVE Ice cream…but if I win I will give this to my sister, for her girls!

  295. Ahhhhh, ice cream….. I’d love it! Thanks!

  296. Now I’m drooling! I would love to make my own ice cream. Yum!

  297. I would love to win this and make vegan homemade ice cream this summer!

  298. mmmm, ice cream!!! now i have to go find some for myself.

  299. What a great giveaway!

  300. Delicious!

  301. Finally the opportunity to make my own allergy free ice cream!!!

  302. this would be awesome!!!

  303. What a great giveaway!! Would LOVE to win this!

  304. I live in the sweltering, lower Alabama… of course I need ice cream!! Pick me please!!!

  305. Ice cream in Southwest Florida whenever I want it? Heck yeah!

  306. Come on, random number generator! Pick me this time, please!!!

  307. I’m trying to figure out if 2 wrap would satisfy my 9 children, but for free I am willing to try

  308. Sign me up!

  309. OOOOOOOH!!!! YIPPY, my husband loves to make homemade icecream, but hates our current one. Fathers day would be great to give it to him, or maybe easter, I cant wait. pick me but first enter me into the drawing, thank

  310. I’m in! I promise to give my old Cuisinart to a deserving soul if I get to upgrade!

  311. We love ice cream!

  312. I’d love to have one! We had one as a kid but it’s ancient to what is out there now!

  313. I have great memories of making homemade ice cream with my mom when I was a kid. I bought an ice cream maker and it was junk! This one looks wonderful! Please pick me, Mir! :o)

  314. My plastic cover on my off brand maker *did* crack. I need this!

  315. We love ice cream and would make it more often with an ice cream maker like this one. Right now we have the ice cream maker ball – doesn’t make very much. Thanks for the chance!

  316. MMMMMMmmmmmmmmmm! Hope I win! Thanks!

  317. I heart ice cream!

  318. yum yum yum

  319. I’d love to upgrade! Thanks for the chance.

  320. I would love this! Pick me!

  321. Just what I need after I realized I ‘accidentally’ put on 7 pounds this winter.

  322. Mmm. Ice cream! Yum.

  323. I feel guilty entering because, like you, I have the cheaper Cuisinart. But you make it sound so irresistable!

  324. Ice cream is my favorite treat – and we don’t have an ice cream maker…fingers crossed!

  325. Our ice cream maker broke last year, this would be a great thing for us to win.

  326. count me in!

  327. I made two batches of ice cream this weekend, with the ice and salt… What i wouldn’t give for one of these babies!

  328. Wow people sure love ice cream. I’ll just take that old one off your hands if I don’t win. Let me know ๐Ÿ™‚ (I’m serious!!)

  329. Oooh! I want one! I keep THINKING about getting an ice cream maker, but so far just the thinking has not actually produced one. We love ice cream, though …

  330. Homemade ice cream is the absolute best dessert! Great review, by the way. I just might have to buy it… that is, if I don’t win it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  331. yummy…

  332. I would love one…:-)

  333. Can’t have dairy at the moment, but soon either the kid will learn to digest it or he’ll be weaned, and I’m really really looking forward to it!

  334. ice cream. on demand. yes please!

  335. i love ice cream! We always made it with a hand crank machine, so this would be awesome.

  336. Awesome, I have a not so great machine and I would love to have a good one!

  337. homemade ice cream? yes, please. ๐Ÿ™‚

  338. I would love to win this ice cream maker, it would get lots and lots of use at my house!!

  339. I’m in!

  340. Yum! I would love an ice cream maker!

  341. I want to win it!

  342. I want one!

  343. Love!! Count me in!

  344. Holy popular contest, Batman!

    I love ice cream soooo much, and adore the idea of being able to make my own at home with none of the stabilzers and crap that store bought ice cream has. Thanks, Mir!

  345. Pie! I mean, ICE CREAM!

    Thanks, Mir!

  346. Wonderful! I have spring fever soooo badly that I keep thinking of making ice cream with fresh strawberries – in June. For now, I’ll stick to chocolate chips. Count me in!

  347. We have one of those ice cream balls, which can get kind of tiring…..this one looks way easier to deal with!

  348. I have the most awesome recipe for Double Chocolate Peanut Butter ice cream!

  349. love ice cream

  350. yummy ๐Ÿ™‚

  351. i would love this!!!

  352. it would be perfect for my family that was once all so healthy and now they want ice cream every night…………..go figure.

  353. Thanks, Mir!

  354. Is your kid memorizing that for fun? Or does she have a terribly cruel and unusual teacher?

  355. Who has two thumbs and loves the sweet sweet taste of ice cream?!?!

  356. Yay! We love ice cream!

  357. Ginger ice cream? Yum!

  358. Hoorah for home made ice cream (I grew up with a hand-cranked wooden model).

  359. Mmmmmmmm, ice cream.

  360. This prize would be pure awesomeness!!

  361. I want it!

  362. Mmmmmm ice cream. Just what my pregnant butt doesn’t need.

    Happy Pi day Mir! 3.14159265358979….,


  363. I’d like to add that you can make awesome sorbets for anyone with milk intolerance–and of course that I would totally love to win this!

  364. I’m willing to win. But when the cousin’s come over, I’ll just hide this little baby away and let them earn their homemade ice cream; there’s plenty of arms to crank the thing. No need for the younger generation to lose their roots!

  365. I have been wanting to get an ice cream maker for myself but just never could justify the bucks. What a wonderful present that would be for me as March 17 is MY Birthday!! I could say it was for the kids.. but we all know the truth.

  366. Oooo, I would love this! LOVE IT!

  367. I’d like to try it, too. Now that I’m diabetic and making all my own food, I find I’m inexplicably drawn to ice cream makers. ๐Ÿ™‚

  368. I scream for ice cream!

  369. Ooh, ice cream!

  370. Oh, I would love this!

  371. Me please! We’ve never had an ice cream maker.

  372. I scream, you scream we all scream for ice cream!!

  373. Love homemade ice cream! ๐Ÿ™‚

  374. Yum. My parents have one and the kids (big and small) love it. Thanks.

  375. who doesn’t love ice cream?

  376. Ice cream is yummy. I hope the child memorizing Pi is wearing an awesome shirt!

  377. Oh my gosh…what a GREAT giveaway! My 5-year-old was just asking me if we could learn how to make ice cream. If I don’t win, I think I am going to maybe buy one. Thanks for the really helpful review!

  378. Oh it would make a lovely birthday present for moi. =D

  379. My name is Valerie and I am an ice cream addict.

  380. Oh, I really want to win this and give it to my husband for his birthday. Homemade icecream is his favorite thing in the world (besides me, i think.) so pick me!!!

  381. This looks awesome!!

  382. Pretty, pretty please? ๐Ÿ™‚

  383. I have always wanted an ice cream maker but never spent the money because I figured I’d also probably gain 20 pounds if I had the ability to create ice cream at any moment.

  384. Hope I win!

  385. We would love to own an ice cream maker! Maybe 385 is my lucky number, this week. ๐Ÿ™‚

  386. Ok, I know the RN generator probably won’t pick me being so far down the line, but goodness me I hope it does!

  387. We have an ancient old fashioned ice cream maker that takes forever. Its so easy and fun that we’ve used it exactly once in 16 years. We clearly NEED this! Thanks for the giveaway.

  388. Delicious ice cream! Mmmmmm, please pick me random number generator!

  389. This has been on my wish list at Amazon for MONTHS.

  390. This would be so much fun!!!

  391. Oooooh, I so don’t need to be making ice cream at home since I’m trying to lose weight! Maybe I’ll make the sorbet or sherbert…yeah, right! ๐Ÿ™‚

  392. i LOVE (drip, drip) Ice cream!

  393. Well, considering that we do still make our ice cream with the salt and ice and oh, the cranking, I’m thinking that this might be a fun way to make ice cream. Maybe not as fun as watching the hubbs try to crank the other machine in the middle of summer…but definitely easier for me ๐Ÿ™‚

  394. Mmmmm … ice cream …. made fresh at home …. yes, please! What fun!

  395. Pick me please!

  396. I am so ready for summer and ice cream!

  397. I only remember 5 places, 3.14159 . .

    Mmmm, EVERYONE loves icecream!

  398. Yes, please! I have always wanted one, but never bought one. I would happily clean out a space in the freezer for one. Thanks!

  399. I would love to have an ice cream maker!

  400. Thanks Mir! Just in time for the warmer weather. Of course, ice cream is good anytime of year.

  401. Ooh – me wantey! Of course if I win, I’ll be making ice cream, which I am powerless to say no to. That may sabotage my eat better plan. But… me still wantey

  402. Oh man… I really want this. I have been trying to justify an ice cream maker purchase for a while now. Would be fab to win one! Thanks for the great giveaway!

  403. Nothing can beat the taste of old-fashioned hand-cranked ice cream eaten on my Mam-maw’s porch in the summertime…except for perhaps this ice cream maker that doesn’t require sweating outside in 100-degree weather and then fighting the bees for your bowl of ice cream.
    Sorry, Mam-maw, I do yearn for the good old days sometimes.

  404. this would be awesome!
    great review!

  405. Whooo – that would rock my world!!! Thanks for the chance!

  406. This would be oh so fabulous. My family loves ice cream!

  407. My family would love this!

  408. What fun! It would be awesome to make our own ice cream!!

  409. Yes please! We all love ice cream here and it would be wonderful to just make our own.

  410. Wouldn’t this be a fun Father’s Day gift (yup. thinkin’ ahead)!

  411. Yummm! Ice Cream!!

  412. oh man, I would LOVE this as would my kiddos! and I won’t list all 32 flavors (is it 31 or 32?) but in my head I’m hearing Forrest Gump saying chocolate chip, gold medal ribbon, strawberry…and on and on.

  413. This would be great to have my daughter is a ice cream nut.

  414. Although a traditional method would probably be better for my, ahem, jiggly upper arms, I would love this!

  415. I’ve been wanting to try making more things like this from home- it’d be awesome to win!

  416. Wow, this sounds like a great product!

  417. I’ve never made ice cream – but would love to try!

  418. I just donated my ice cream maker because it was too much work. I would love to give this one a try!

  419. I live in Arizona. Ice cream is practically a necessity for survival here, so I need this gorgeous beauty…plus I have a raging addiction to ice cream (as my thighs would attest to) so could make so many yummy flavors! Thank you for the opportunity to win this!

  420. I would love to win that. Good luck 2 me!

  421. I never win anything, but I’ll try anyways…

  422. I have three kids who MUST have ice cream after every dinner, no matter the weather, and this would be perfect!

  423. I would love to give this a try. Having a family of 8 this would work out great and I won’t have to spend so much money on buying ice cream or frozen yogurt.

  424. I MIGHT like to try this at home…:)!

  425. Have big ice cream fans at my house, this would make their hearts happy!

  426. Homemade ice cream is the representation of everything that is whole and good. Cream, sugar, pure flavors. Yup, I want this!

  427. I’m still using the $25 ice and salt version I bought at Big Lots… would LOVE to own this! (My last batch: buttered popcorn ice cream. AMAZING.)

  428. I need an icecream maker–Thanks Mir!

  429. Yes, I am still using the ice & salt version, and would love to win one of these beauties! In Florida, it’s always ice cream time, so we’d get lots of use out of it.

  430. My family would love this!

  431. We all scream for ice cream!

  432. Oh, pretty pretty please pick my number! I lost my ice cream maker in the last move and it was a lesser brand anyway. My son would be so loving this for summer!

  433. Perfect appliance for the lake house this summer!

  434. Looks so pretty….and homemade ice cream sound so good!

  435. As a mom of a little one with dairy, egg and nut allergies, it would be great to make our own safe icecream!

  436. Mmmmm. That ginger ice cream sounds divine!

  437. pick me! pick me!! I always wanted on, but can’t afford it right now.

  438. Yes, please! I have been wanting one of these forever!!

  439. My kids would love this!

  440. Perfect for the summer, I would love to win this.
    Thanks for the chance.

  441. Would love to win!

  442. Me, please!

  443. I must have this!

  444. Totally would love this!

  445. I want to win for my grandson!

  446. yes please!

  447. Perfect for a Georgia summer!

  448. Gotta Gotta have it for my ice cream loving boys! Yum!

  449. I scream, you scream!

  450. Choosing my name won’t give you an ice cream headache – I swear!

  451. I would love to win this! Thanks!

  452. Want one for my ice cream loving kids.

  453. The ginger ice cream sounds delicious. I am a little addicted to the ginger Cats cookies from Trader Joes, and it is merely a side benefit that my children thing they are too spicy. “Oops. I forgot.”

  454. I’d probably totally use this to create any frozen chocolate concoction imaginable. Life hasn’t been the same since Ben & Jerry’s removed Dublin Mudslide from my life.

  455. I want! Would love to try making ginger ice cream…or lavendar-honey a la It’s Complicated.

  456. This would total give me something yummy to do while waiting for my newly planted veggies to grow ๐Ÿ˜€

  457. I scream for ice cream! This would be an awesome win!

  458. I’ve been wanting one of these, so why not put a name down?

  459. Ooh – I could finally make ice cream from almond milk & manage to keep my stomach and my tastebuds happy at the same time! Pick me, pretty please?

  460. Oooh, I wanna make ice cream!

  461. Sounds great!! =)

  462. I’ve never made ice cream! my fingers are crossed!

  463. I want ice cream!!!!

  464. i scream for ice cream!

  465. This would be so freaking amazing to have and use w/ the kids this summer! Oh what fun!

  466. My son would love you forever if I won this.

  467. Oh to never have to nag hubby to go out & buy me ice cream ever again! The possibilities, and the flavor combinations I could make! Pick me oh pretty Mir, please?!

  468. I could use some ice cream right about now.

  469. This would make me the happiest girl in the world!! I super puffy รขโ„ขยฅ ice cream!!!!

  470. I don’t know how I missed this the first time around, but I am oh so glad you posted a reminder, Mir! We could definitely get some good use out of this ๐Ÿ™‚

  471. If I had one of these, my neighbors might like me. I might invite them over for ice cream. They’d stop criticizing me and my dog and my children and discover that there is more to life than keeping tabs on everything your neighbor does. They might discover that life is sweet and worth savoring over a bowl of delicious homemade ice cream.

    Or, I could just make some for my family and we’d eat it in front of our nosy neighbors while making nummy noises and waving the spoons under their nosy noses.

    I guess the only way to know is if the random number generator decides it’s my lucky day…

  472. I scream. You scream. It’s because we’re moms.

  473. I need this for three reasons. 1) I’m getting tennis elbow from the hand crank one. 2) I’ve never needed ice cream more than I need it now. and 3)You’re pretty!

  474. I want to win one we love Ice Cream here and our old maker is on it’s last churn!

  475. I want it!

  476. Ooh, cool! Or should I say, cold? Either way, YES please!

  477. This would be a fabulous addition to our summer!!

  478. I want the shiny new one too!

  479. like I need this…for the kids, right? ๐Ÿ™‚

  480. OMG, do you have any idea how expensive sorbet (or decent ice cream) is?
    ICE CREAM!! We’re gonna eat ICE CREAM!

  481. I want icecream on demand.

  482. Yum!

  483. Love your site…………..almost as much as ice cream…………….made at home!

  484. I just started making my own yogurt – I love to freeze it! and so would the kids.

  485. Yum, ice cream! Pick me, pick me!

  486. Mmmmm, love me some homemade ice cream!

  487. Me, Me, Me! Pick Me!

  488. Want it! Want it! Please pick me.

  489. I have been thinking about buying an ice cream maker for a while. It would be even better to win one!

  490. Winning THIS would make all the other contests I entered and lost worth it!!! just sayin…

  491. This is just what I need!

  492. Oh my goodness yes please and thank you.

  493. Ohhhhh, yummmm….please pick me , pick me dear random number picking machine ! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  494. I’ve been thinking I really need to put on a little weight this summer. Thanks!

  495. I would love to win an ice cream maker. Thanks for the giveaway.

  496. Ooh! Just in time for summer….

  497. I’d love this!

  498. OMG- owning an ice cream maker will kill my diet, but who cares? I’ll be happier if I eat ice cream!

  499. This would be awesome – my 3 year old would be in heaven!

  500. I would be the best mom ever!

  501. ice. cream.

  502. Yum!

  503. OOooooohhh.. ice cream maker in ARIZONA… Yes, my children are begging you for it!! (not that I am… I would never beg. Well, maybe once)

  504. Hot-Diggety-Dog! Pick me…pick me…oh wise random number generator!

  505. I’ve had my eye on this for a really, really long time. My fingers are crossed! LOL

  506. Ooh, pls pick me!

  507. We had homemade ice cream last summer and I really wanted to get an ice cream maker this summer…. hope this is my chance! Thanks, Mir!!!

  508. I used to have the Cuisinart ICE-20 as well, but had to sell it when I moved back to the States… I miss it much and would love the upgraded ICE-30!

  509. would probably save me a small fortune in ice cream ๐Ÿ™‚

  510. We go thru ice cream like water here so this would be awesome!!!

  511. Have been wanting one of these for a few years now…would love to win!

  512. I’m going to have some ice cream now while I wait to win my new ice cream maker. ๐Ÿ™‚

  513. I really really want this ice cream maker!

  514. I want this VERY much. PLEASE random number generator. PICK MY NUMBER!!

  515. Want. Want!!!! This would be so fab for the all the dairy free ice cream my snuckums wants without the ridiculous price I pay at the store!

  516. ok let’s make it 517

  517. Mmm, homemade butter pecan ice cream.

  518. I’ve never had homemade ice cream! It’s all my hubby ever had growing up, and he says it’s better than anything in the stores.

  519. So yummy! Me , please!

  520. DELICIOUS!!!!

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