I have just upgraded to this icecream maker after using the Kenwood .8 litre machine. This one wins hands down. Actually, mine is not blue, it is white and green but they seem to be the same model - just different colours, I think. Mine makes a litre of ic cream so if this blue one makes more, I apologise.
The disc for this which is frozen in the freezer takes up little space, it makes more icecream and it is much easier to make and get out of the machine. I was pleasantly surprised after struggling with wasted, frozen iceream adhering to the Kenwood's sides, to find that the Philips does not end up with frozen, wasted icecream in this way; the icecream is easy to scoop out of the container to put in another to freeze in the freezer and the icecream, using Ben and Jerry's book so far, is delicious and fantastic (well, admittedly the Kenwood icecream also tasted delicious)
The motor runs very quietly.
The machine is very easy to clean.
This ice cream maker is stylish and functional - can seriously recommend it.