Product Type: Magimix ice cream makers
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Magimix Gelato Chef 2000
Member Name: littlemisspolly
Magimix Gelato Chef 2000
Advantages: Home made ice cream, yum
Disadvantages: A little noisy and heavy
Have owned this ice cream machine for around four years and paid around £250 for it. In that time the only problem I have had is to have to purchase a new lid/paddle mechanism. Spares are very easily available online and at not too bad a price.
Plug in and allow to cool for around 15 minutes. You can make ice cream in the fixed bowl, or insert the removable metal bowl - which I always do as it means you can remove it to scoop out the ice cream and wash it in soapy water. It is very important to get both the ice cream machine and your mixture nice and chilled before churning, to minimise the time it takes to turn to ice cream. I have had fantastic results every single time, and it can be used with any ice cream recipe. Also makes sorbets and frozen yogurts.
Comes with an instruction booklet with a few basic recipes for ice creams and sauces to get you started. It is quite a heavy machine and needs to be stored level at all times so make sure you have a cupboard with easy access to get to it, otherwise it will become too much of a pain to get in and out and you will stop using it.
The ice cream it produces is a nice soft texture, which is lovely to eat as it is, or you can freeze it to firm up if you prefer a stiffer texture, or are making an ice cream bombe for example.
The paddle and bowl are easy to remove and clean in soapy water but are not suitable for the dishwasher. The rest of the machine can be wiped down to clean.
The only gripe I would have is that it is quite noisy. If I am doing other things in the kitchen I tend to move the ice cream machine to the dining room to do its thing.
Summary: Delicious ice cream for very little effort
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