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Nov 3, 2011 06:43 PM

Chopped - What make/model is the ice cream machine?

Does anyone know what make/model Chopped uses for their ice cream machine?

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  1. Most likely the same Carpigiani they use on ICA.

    Possibly this one:


    I'll try to frreze the picture next time I see it on sceen.

    4 Replies
    1. re: acgold7

      I think acgold is right (not 100% sure on the model). They're not for the faint of heart. Their batch freezers run from the high 4-figures to mid 5-figures.

        1. re: ahack

          The machine in the first link does appear to be the same model as the one I linked to, except the face plate on the one in the show is white and the one on the website is clear. But otherwise the same or very similar. Going for around eight grand new on the web, although can be had for less.

          The one in the second link is clearly the same one. I've lusted for one but just can't justify it. I suppose you could if you had an ice cream or gelato shop.

          Closest thing for the home was made by KitchenAid for about $1200, but they've been discontinued. I've got one. Massive beast. Here's a link if you want to see what it looks like:


          Interestingly, the problem the guy had in the first link above is the same problem I have in the KitchenAid -- if you let it go too long you end up with butter. It has a very vigorous churning mechanism and you must remove from the chamber when it's still quite soft. Great for sorbets, though, when there is no dairy.

        2. I don't know why you're interested - it seems like whenever a competitor says "I decided to use the ice cream machine", within the next few minutes he invariably says "my ice cream is coming out horribly" (joke).