Ice Cream Machine / June 21, 2018 / Alana Loyd
Gravity vs Pressure-Fed, Gravity soft serve machines use gravity to transfer soft serve mix through feed tubes into the freezing cylinder whereas pressure-fed machines use a pump to transfer the mix from the hopper to the freezing cylinder. Generally, pressurized machines are used for high volume use. A pressurized soft serve ice cream machine produces a higher overrun (amount of product resulting from the amount of air whipped into the mix). Gravity machines tend to be less expensive and easier to operate and clean, while pressure-fed machines can control the overrun air more efficiently.
The Best Tabletop Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine for a Small Group. If you want soft serve ice cream for your family or a small group, the Cuisinart ICE-45 Mix It In Ice cream maker is a great choice. The price makes it hard to beat, but with the low price (around $75), there are a few things to keep in mind. The capacity really is for a small number of servings, and you need to freeze the for bowl at least 24 hours before use. The upside is that it’s fun. It’s got the mix-it-in goodie compartments, and the machine is relatively small at about 10 x 8 x 17 inches.