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Soft Serve Ice Cream Machine??

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Hey... any of you fine folk have any recommendations when it comes to these? I've always wanted one and I've just about that f*ck, I'm gonna do it, but I need to do a little research first... What machines should I be looking out for? Are they high maintenance? Am I just being a big kid and should spend the money on something else?? :lol: 

 

Thanks folks! 

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They have daily maintenance as I recall. Need special food grade lubricants. They have  special and high power needs (three phase) to operate the churn. I would expect that in a low volume home setting you'd be having problems with them freezing up in the service spouts. 

 

I'm basing this off what I've learned in passing talking with my friend who is part of Tropical Sno/Soft Ice/Frazzle/Pioneer Family Brands which all markets these sort of products. Mostly in the mix part, but also machinery. 

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post #3 of 9
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Aah nice, thanks for that information! Appreciate it! Seems quite a lot to consider... I shall explore further!

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Think something like this would be good if I could pick up a used one http://www.taylor-company.com/product-details/soft-serve_landr_frozen-yogurt/multi_flavor/model-c723ada they look like good machines. I might just buy new. I'm gonna email them tomorow to see that the score is..

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I did a lot of research a few years ago and decided for cost reasons to get this machine. I have not regretted it for one second. I have made about 50 batches of various ice creams and sorbets in the last two years and they have all come out fantastic. Easy to clean and makes ice cream in about 45 minutes. I'm sure the fine Italian brands are probably very good but I have an extra $500 in my pocket because I opted for the Cuisinart. The maintenance is unavoidable, but not that high. I'd advice that you go ahead and get one, you will never regret.
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Can you link me to the machine you have please??? Thanks man!

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Can you link me to the machine you have please??? Thanks man!

Here is the link.

post #8 of 9
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Thanks man, great help!! :)

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The Cuisinart one you linked to is not really what I'm after.. I'm after something more like this.. Taylor C712-33 http://www.used.forsale/soft-serve-ice-cream-machine , as there is a potential here that it is going to form sort of business plan, after talking to a few friends this weekend. Exciting times!!!

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