Ice Cream Equipment / June 21, 2018 / Millie Torrez
Excellence Replacement Curved Glass Sneeze Guard for EDC-8C Ice Cream Freezer Dipping Cabinet. Sneeze guards: You might not be able to escape the threat of germs and bacteria, but you can surely prevent them from contaminating your novelty ice cream treats. Sneeze guards are a great way to block external contaminants from tainting your ice cream.
Testing criteria. We tested eight widely available ice cream makers under $100 and evaluated each for the quality of the finished ice cream and sorbet, how long the canister or disk stayed cold, ease of use, and noise (listed in order of importance). Winners and also-rans. As we found out after testing eight machines (six electric and two manual), despite design similarities, there were performance differences. For some, the canisters just couldn’t stay cold long enough, resulting in a softer, sometimes sloppy ice cream. For others, the machine incorporated too much air into the mixture, in some cases creating ice cream with the consistency of frozen whipped cream. After making batch upon batch of plain vanilla ice cream, vanilla with crushed Oreos, and lemon sorbet, the four machines featured below stood out as our favorite choices.