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68 people found this helpful
Very very happy
on 15 August 2013
I was recommended this machine and I have not been disappointed. I did a fair bit of research on it before I bought it. Look at some you tube video's some are better than others but gives you a good idea about it. I was concerned about some of the bad reviews that have said it broke very quickly. I have had mine for a month or so and use it a lot and for any visitors that I want to show off to! Some points I would like to make for possible problems people might have had with breakages:
1. I take my fruit out of the freezer and put in a plate, I set a timer for exactly 20 mins and make the Yonanas immediately the alarm goes off. The problem with the machine burning out, I think, comes from trying to push fruit through the machine when it's just too hard. Even on you tube, I have seen people demonstrating the machine and having to push the plunger with two hands very hard - you should not be doing that. When I put my fruit in I can gently push with one hand and I have arthritis in my hands so do mean quite gently, with minimum force. However, you shouldn't leave your fruit to defrost as pulp won't work, it does need to be still frozen, just a bit softer.
2. When I first set it up, the final 'click' into place was quite difficult and the instructions don't say to check it is connected fully. So some people have talked about a terrible noise before breaking, my guess is that they have t fully clicked it into place. However after a couple of uses, that final click was barely noticeable. But still double check its completely engaged.
So what of the resulting dessert - it's amazing! If you or your children don't eat enough fruit, this has to be for you. What you are eating is pure fruit but tastes like ice cream everyone I have given it to has been so impressed with it. You know how when you buy a bunch of bananas there are always some that go black before you get to eat them, well no more waste with the Yonanas that is exactly the stage you freeze them! Cut them into about 4 pieces put in a bag or box and stick in the freezer for later. When other fruit is going cheap, buy it and open freeze them. When frozen bag up so that you can take a handful as you need them. Every dessert needs bananas but you can add all sort to flavour it. I have bags of mango, diced, Pineapple chucks, skinned peaches, halved strawberries, whole raspberries, kiwi etc. I am yet to try some other ideas, like mint chocolate and banana and my Began friend told me about an adult version of bananas, raisins and rum!! Sounds delicious. I wanted to find ways to make it more 'dinner party' worthy.