Yesterday I was at Williams-Sonoma spending a GC and they were sampling ice cream and demo-ing the Cuisinart machine in which it was made (this is the relatively cheap one, about $50, not the more upscale industrial one). I was looking for a slicing knife but I did try the ice cream (v good!!!) and had a long chat with the demo-er.
I came very close to buying it but I had walked to the store, about a mile and a half from home, and did not want to lug a large-ish box back. But my thoughts drift back to it, especially as a birthday gift for my sweet-toothed husband, who has been agitating for one.
I generally don't go in for single-purpose gadgety machines, and the kitchen in my 1920s house is quite small. I am also slightly concerned about the enormous potential for gluttony and weight gain. On the other hand, the purchase would force me to clean out the freezer, this machine is not too huge, and I could always make sorbet, right??!
Thoughts or advice? Many thanks in advance.