I bought this on the last sale. Mine was properly factory cleaned (no remnants of prior usage noticed). The only thing to be aware of is that - at least mine - didn’t come with the recipe booklet that comes with new models. The specs here don’t mention it either, so I’m assuming that’s standard. The booklet is available on Ninja’s website in PDF form though, so don’t feel like you need to only blindly search the internet or your local bookstore. You can still do that, but the booklet is a great way to get started. So far I’ve made the pineapple sorbet (from a can of pineapple) and a blueberry sorbet (from a can of blueberry pie filling).
I too have a Cuisinart bowl ice cream maker, and I don’t find it to be a chore. It’s just different. It makes about a half-gallon of ice cream, whereas the Ninja makes a pint. After prep, the Cuisinart takes about 30 minutes + refreeze, the Ninja takes 3-5. When I want a lot of the same ice cream (usually coffee) or want it the same day, I’ll use the Cuisinart. If I just want a small batch and can plan ahead, the Creami is simpler.
NOTE: Some people plan further ahead than I do and buy extra pint canisters and premix their ice cream base, so whenever they want a tasty treat, they just open their freezer door and spin. I don’t eat sweet treats quite that often, so that method of planning isn’t for me, but it’s a great way to make the best use of the Creami’s speed.
Also have this, and just to note even though the sale says it comes with two pints, so far it sounds like everyone has received three. One comes installed in the machine and additional two pints in a separate holder.
Hi there - I am a little surprised but Woot did reach out. Just now. So they must read these ha ha.
Anyway the machine does do what it says and we put pineapple in it raw you don’t need canned in syrup if you find nice soft sweet
Pineapples no more sugar is needed comes out as perfect sorbet with two full spins.
My go-to ice cream is: 1/4 to 1/3 cup 0% yogurt, 2-4tbs Allulose, 1/4tsp Stevia or Monkfruit sweetener, 1/8tsp xantham gum, and then fruit (strawberries, blueberries, cherries, low sugar canned pears or peaches or mandarin oranges). Around 250 cal per pint, and delicious. The Allulose fake sugar really cuts down on the “fake sugar” taste.
I did, and I was offered a refund of $23.
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