Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 4-Quart Electric
If you are looking for an old-fashioned ice cream maker, the Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 can be the perfect option for all your needs. Featuring a wooden bucket with plastic insert, this unit can make up to 4 quarts of your favorite frozen dessert at a time, allowing you to achieve a decent consistency and texture. With a stylish design that makes it stand out among other products of its kind, this Nostalgia Electrics ice cream machine has an excellent performance that will make the whole preparation process much more enjoyable.
This is another model on our list that does a great job of combining unique styling with modern convenience to produce terrific ice cream. Those who have purchased this model typically are very satisfied with their purchase and give it very good scores and recommendation rates.
4-Quart Wooden Bucket Design: This maker features a wooden bucket outer design element that has a 4-quart capacity. The bucket is actually plastic with wooden slats adorned to the outside of the unit. Adults and kids alike really like its style and it is a real eye catcher for any kitchen.
Aluminum Ice Cream Chamber: The Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 includes an aluminum ice cream chamber that needs to be positioned in the center of the wooden bucket. Pour your ingredients inside of the canister, place the plastic mixing paddle inside, secure it with the plastic lid and switch the item on. It is a pretty simple and straight forward process.
Transparent Lid: This model is also equipped with a transparent, see-through lid that is used to secure the aluminum ice cream chamber during the preparation process. The lid will connect the mixing paddle to the motor, ensuring that your ice cream machine is going to function correctly. Moreover, the transparent lid will permit you to watch the ice cream being made, so you can always check on the progress and decide when to stop it.
Metal Handle Grip: For added convenience, this maker comes with a metal handle grip you can use for carrying it around, which will also enhance the feel of a real-life bucket.
What Owners Like About the Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400?
With generally very positive reviews, there are quite a few aspects of this ice cream maker that users really like. Some of these include:
Sturdy Construction: Although the outside has a wood design the unit has a sturdy construction that will make this ice cream machine much more durable and resistant to extended use. A significant percentage of customers have reported this machine to last for several years even after they used it continually to produce a wide array of recipes, ranging from basic ice cream to more complex gelato or sherbet ones.
Easy Cleanup: Another important aspect that will make the difference between a good and a bad ice cream machine is the cleanup. You will only need a damp cloth and a squeeze of dishwashing liquid to wipe off any remnants and maintain your beloved unit in perfect condition for much longer. Owners typically liked this aspect of the machine.
4 Quarts per Batch: One of the most remarkable advantages of choosing this ice cream machine is the impressive capacity of the aluminum ice cream chamber, which will allow you to make up to 4 quarts of your favorite frozen dessert per batch. This is one of the larger capacity ice cream makers on our list and owners who have a lot of mouths to feed really appreciated this.
What Could Be Better?
Disappointing Consistency: Some owners had trouble getting a nice consistency to their ice cream and were concerned that it was a little too soft for their liking.
Misleading Wooden Bucket: Some customers were disappointed that it was not a real wooden bucket, but rather a plastic bucket covered with wooden slats. They wished that this unit had gone all in for a real wooden bucket.
For those who like the design of this ice cream maker but want a more realistic wooden bucket you may want to check out the White Mountain Appalachian Series machine.
With a unique design and modern technology the Nostalgia Electrics ICMW400 is a very capable ice cream maker that does a very nice job of making frozen desserts. Owners for the most part are pleased with its overall performance and value. This model typically gets customer ratings in the low to mid 4’s out of 5 stars. The video below is for the 6 quart version, but it shares the same great features as the 4 quart.