Lello 4080 Musso Lussino Ice Cream Maker

Best Ice Cream Maker to Splurge On

Why people love it
  • Stellar machine
  • Makes amazing ice-cream
  • Clean up is simple; people love it

It’s a rather sexy machine and it works wonderfully well. It takes all the guesswork out of making frozen treats with time controls.

It only makes 1½ quarts at a time. And then, there’s the nasty price tag.


Just for a moment, imagine that you can afford this ice cream maker without batting an eye. You will enjoy the creamiest, most delicious ice cream in half an hour. And, you’ll have it without a noisy mess. Once you’ve made a batch, albeit a small one, you can immediately begin making another. That’s pretty awesome. It’s also compact and easy to maintain. It’s everything we would want in a home ice cream machine – except for that hefty price.

How much ice cream can you make? Okay, okay… it only makes 1½ quarts of ice cream at a time. And, when you pay this much for a machine, you probably expect more. But, it does make up to 3 quarts in an hour and you don’t need to wait for the bowl to freeze in between batches.

How long do you need to wait? You’ll get a quart and a half in 30 minutes.

How much room does it fill? It’s remarkably compact given its advanced features - 12 x 18 x 11 inches. Of course, that does account for the smaller amount of ice cream you can make at a time.

Is it difficult to clean? It’s not bad at all. Not dishwasher-safe, mind you – but not bad.

Will it break the bank? Yes. It will. It costs over $700. That’s the absolute downside to this machine. If it cost less than $300, we imagine that nearly every family would have one. It’s that good. But it is ridiculously expensive.

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