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What's that terrible noise??!,
This review is from: Cuisinart Professional Ice Cream Maker (Kitchen & Home)Gets four stars because I love the machine - makes great ice cream / sorbet etc, seems very solid and well made, and isn't bad to look at.
But loses a star because it makes an unholy racket that might put you off using it. Don't imagine that you can have the machine going in a room you are using. It makes a grinding, groaning noise that sounds like mechanical torture, and then the paddle changes direction and it gets even worse.
Strange because I can't imagine what's making such a racket - the chiller unit is pretty quiet, so it must be the stirring paddle. But plenty of other kitchen gadgets manage to turn a paddle or blade without inflicting that kind of din.
Mine lives under the stairs and the gnashing of cogs can still be heard throughout the house. Buy one - but only if you've got somewhere to muffle it!