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KitchenAde Ice Cream Maker [Moved from Home Cooking board]

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Does enyone have the new KitchenAid ice cream maker that is used with the stand mixer? I am wondering how well it works, and if it is worth buying.

If you do have this, and use it....How Well Do You Like It? Could you please share your experiences in using it?

I have a White Mountain ice cream maker with an electric motor, but it requires rock salt (which is almost impossible to get where I live when I need it !), is noisy and messy for use in the confines of a kitchen.

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  1. I have the kitchen aid ice cream bowl attachment and use it all the time (used it again yesterday).

    I previously had a krups and when the seal on that bowl broke, I got the KA. I've been very happy with it.

    Pros:
    larger capacity for ice cream than most freezer-bowl varieties (yields half gallon of ice cream)
    convenient - no need for a separate motor and the motor will never die
    More powerful motor (i.e., the dasher doesn't get stuck)
    Ice cream is done quickly (compared to weaker freezer-bowl models)

    Cons:
    Pouring the mix into the bowl can be a little messy if you don't use something with a pour spout.
    A little more expensive than other freezer bowl ice cream makers.
    Motor turns a little too quickly.

    Now, about your electric white mountain... that's actually what I want, because it has such a huge capacity... but I agree, they are LOUD. They need to be done outside.

    Anyhow, to conclude... if the extra $15-20 doesn't make a big deal and as long as you use a bowl with a pour spout to pour in the mix while the maker is going, then go for the Kitchen Aid. I've been very happy with my investment.

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    1. re: adamclyde

      Thank you very much for the input, "adamclyde"! I think I will go ahead and get the KitchenAde bowl on the strength of your information. I still like my White Mountain, but as you said....it has to be used outside or in the garage, and makes a good quantity for having on hand in the freezer.

      The KitchenAde bowl will suffice for making just enough dessert for a dinner.

      1. re: Lisbet

        good luck and I hope it works out well for you. The most important thing to keep in mind (as with any freezer bowl types) is make sure your freezer is very cold and that bowl is in there a good 24 hours before you do a batch.

        hope to hear how the ice cream comes out!

    2. I like mine, although if you do a search on these boards you will find some discussion about issues with parts that didn't quite fit. Once I got my mixer fixed, the attachment worked great.

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      1. re: hollerhither

        interesting. What size mixer were you using? Was it new or old? Mine is 5-quart (wish I had a 6-quart). But I understand the attachment is "supposed" to work for all models, old and new. What part, specifically, didn't fit for you?

        1. re: adamclyde

          Here 'ya go:
          http://www.chowhound.com/topics/428784

          It was a weird flaw in the mixer, but it worked out in the end. It's still worth it, just seems like KA quality control is not what it should be.