If you’re considering a Delonghi Gelato Maker as your next kitchen purchase, you’ll find it’s money well spent on a dependable, well-made gelato machine.
Delonghi gelato maker reviews of the Delonghi GM6000 reveal that customers are impressed with the quality of the gelato this machine produces. Italian gelato has lower fat content than ice cream and has less air, resulting in a dense and flavorful texture. Compared to the several thousand dollars a commercial gelato maker would cost, customers said they were pleased with the density and smoothness of the gelato made by the Delonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker, an affordable alternative to a commercial machine.
Delonghi Gelato Maker Features
The GM6000 model features a self-refrigerating compressor that quickly takes ingredients to temperatures below freezing. It’s this feature that allows this gelato maker to produce multiple batches of gelato one after the other, without waiting to refreeze the bowl in between batches. You should be aware, however, that you will need to freeze the gelato in your fridge for 20-25 minutes to harden it after it is made (you can do this while you’re working on the next flavor). Reviewers were especially impressed with the flavor and richness of the gelato, and recommended the vanilla and French vanilla recipes in the recipe book provided with the gelato maker.
The Delonghi GM6000 weighs 35 pounds, and is described by reviewers as being solid, durable, and well-built. It has an attractive exterior finish with the appearance of stainless steel, to fit in with today’s kitchen decorating preferences, which often include stainless steel or chrome finishes on appliances. It uses an energy-efficient refrigerant that is non-toxic, non-corrosive, non-flammable and will not deplete the ozone layer.
Customers were pleased with the low noise level of the gelato maker when it is running, which is an asset if you plan on making various flavors of gelato during a family gathering.
Other features include a patented mixing paddle that mixes the ingredients from top to bottom for that unique gelato texture. The securely closing lid is transparent, so you can watch the mixing process, and it seals to maintain the bowl’s temperature.
Reviewers describe the GM6000 as simple to use, with short preparation times and consistently good results. The removable stainless-steel bowl, transparent lid, and paddle can all be cleaned easily by hand or in the dishwasher. A reviewer mentions one area that crumbs may get into if adding nuts, but says this area can be fairly easily cleaned by wiping around it with a cotton swab.
All in all, the Delonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker With Self-Refrigerating Compressor receives many positive comments from customers purchasing it online. In the two hundred to three hundred dollar price range, it makes flavors that taste like authentic Italian gelato, provides the convenience and fun of making gelato in your own home, and allows you to savor a variety of flavors all in one gelato-making session. This durable and versatile Delonghi Gelato Maker should provide you and your family with great-tasting gelato for years to come.