Whynter ICM-200LS Ice Cream Maker & Yogurt Incubator
Silver Whynter ICM-200LS is a 2.1 quart capacity stainless steel self-contained ice cream and frozen dessert maker and yogurt incubator with the powerful compressor cooling. You can make great tasting ice cream and sorbet with the perfect textures and aromas in the comfort of your own home.
It has a rating of 4.3/5 by 243 customers on the day of this review and many questions answered by the support team or customers that own the product. Unlike in the cheaper ice cream machines, you’ll find an efficient built-in 180-watt power compressor (110/120V) in it that does not require any pre-freezing of mixing bowl. So you don’t have to wait for several hours before you can make a delicious frozen dessert.
Whynter ICM-200LS can be run in three different modes of Ice cream, cooling only and mixing only modes. You won’t have to add any harmful ingredients that you’ll find in store bought ice creams to prevent cream from crystallizing. There is a reliable integrated audible timer that counts down and lets you down when your ice cream is ready. The aluminum bowl and the BPA-free churn blade are easily removable so that you can clean them effortlessly and store them in your kitchen drawer or cupboard.
You’re better off cleaning the removable parts by hand rather than putting them in the dishwasher. You can customize the taste and flavors of your ice cream, gelato or any kind of frozen dessert and fresh and healthy natural home made traditional and Greek yogurt completely and by using only the healthy ingredients and none of the nasty chemicals or additives. And it is actually a large capacity machine that lets you make up to 2.1 quarts (or two liters) of frozen dessert and yogurt in one go.
For this machine to function very well you need to operate it in a properly ventilated space at temperatures between roughly 60 and 90 degrees Fahrenheit (16-32 degrees Celsius). The cooling temperature for this ice cream maker is specified as -0.4ºF to -31ºF. When the ice mixture becomes solid theunit turns itself off automatically as a measure of motor protection. The motor stops churning ice cream so as not to overheat or damage itself. And there is the Extended Cooling feature for the ice cream mixture not to melt.
Silver Whynter ICM-200LS weighs 24.2 pounds and measures 16.75W x 11.25D x 10.25H inches. It has a soft touch LCD control panel as well as a modern stainless steel exterior- it is quite a nice looking machine overall. If you think that the ice-cream it makes is a little soft, this is just how it is in all ice cream freezers. You simply transfer it to a bowl and put it in the freezer before serving, if you want your ice cream harder than what comes out of the machine.
You may also want to check out your recipe and you don’t have too much sugar in there that would prevent it from freezing better. Please note that the real amount you can have in practice is a little less than 2 quarts. You can also choose to make less ice cream, like half or one third of the total capacity and will take less time to complete the task. It is for casual use at home and not professional use in a commercial setting where you may need to run it every few hours. In the box you’ll get an ice cream scoop, an easy to read user guide with recipes and a digital LCD timer. Great value for the dollar!