Best Sunbeam Ice Cream Makers Review

American brand Sunbeam is a trusted name in home appliances since 1910. Their ice cream makers are of his reputable quality.

Sunbeam ice cream machines have designs that will fit many different preferences. They range from traditional to cutting edge.

They also make ice cream makers that will make small quantities for individuals or a few people all the way up to 4 quart capacities making enough for a party.

Ice cream is first credited to the Chinese and date back to about 3000 B.C. It is believed they used fruits and either shaved ice or mountain snow.

It was much later when Marco Polo, after returning from his sail to the East, is believed to introduce the Italians in the West to this early form of ice cream.

Although there are earlier reports of Roman Emperors enjoying similar treats centuries before Marco Polo was even born.

The Italians, being fond of sweets, took the concept and made it their own by making it creamier and the predecessor to what we now know as ice cream.

Ice cream remained a rare delicacy until 1800 when insulated ice houses were invented. This made ice and ice cream available year round. Industrial manufacturing of ice cream followed shortly after.

Top Sunbeam Ice Cream Machines

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Sunbeam FRSBWDBK 4-Quart Ice Cream Wooden Bucket

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Fully based on a traditional design this Sunbeam ice cream maker will bring on the nostalgia. While it looks traditional it has an electric crank so you won’t feel exhausted by the time your ice cream is ready to enjoy.

While it has an electric crank it still freezes the ice cream mix the traditional way, through ice and rock salt.

Simply put the container and mix in the bucket, add ice and rock salt, attach the electric crank and it is simply a matter of minutes before you can enjoy your home made fresh ice cream.

Every batch can be a unique creation. Never have to eat the same flavor ice cream more than once.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • No need for Sweat-equity
  • Easy clean up

Cons:

  • Messy brine that needs disposal
  • Bucket may need “seasoning”

We rate this Sunbeam ice cream maker 8.5 out of 10

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Sunbeam GC8101-BLS 1-Quart Gel Canister Ice Cream Maker, Blue

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This Sunbeam ice cream maker is compact and easy to use. You can make ice cream or frozen yogurt in about 30 minutes.

The Gel canister is compact enough to leave in your freezer making it ready to use in an instant. There is a great ingredient feeder allowing you to easily add ingredients or mix-ins without stopping the machine.

There is no need to watch this machine as the timer will alert you when the appropriate time has passed.

Pros:

  • Easy to use
  • Compact canister design
  • Bottom Gel canister easily fits in most freezers for storage

Cons:

  • Required pre-freezing of canister
  • Possible freezer burn to Gel canister if not stored properly

We rate this Sunbeam ice cream maker 9.5 out of 10

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Sunbeam FRSBCB40-BLS 4-Quart Ice Cream Maker, Blue

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This 4 quart Sunbeam ice cream maker mixes traditional freezing methods with contemporary design and ease of electricity.

Fill the bucket with ice and rock salt easily with the new motor design allowing a larger uncovered opening.

The plastic bucket is light weight making this a great ice cream maker to take to parties or BBQ’s.

Pros:

  • Light weight
  • Easy to use
  • Large opening to bucket to allow easy addition of ice and salt
  • Fully automatic

Cons:

  • Oval shape encourages jamming
  • Can’t use large ice cubes

We rate this Sunbeam ice cream maker 7 out of 10

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