The Lello 4080 Musso Lussino Ice Cream and Gelato Machine (pictured above)
…and The Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker (pictured above).
Capabilities of both the Whynter and Lello Ice Cream Maker
First, of course they are both refrigerated ice cream makers.
This means no need to freeze a bowl for 24 hours, no ice and rock salt, and no need to chill your mixture before starting.
Both can make ice cream, gelato, sorbet, frozen yogurt, or frozen drinks such as strawberry daiquiri and pina colada.
Both have a motor protection function which stops the motor from churning when the mix becomes solid. This prevents any damage or overheating to the motor.
Both have an Extended Cooling Function that keeps the ice cream frozen after mixing is complete.
Since the ice cream makers are both refrigerated, you can make one batch after the other, creating as many flavors in a row as you want. No down time required.
What gives the Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker its kick?
The Whynter is one of the classiest ice-cream makers available.
Classy, and attention to every detail in the design really show though with the finished product.
This is something you wouldn’t mind showing off in your kitchen.
The Whynter has a stainless steel exterior with an LCD control panel, showcasing an electric timer and temperature display.
The Whynter Ice Cream maker is simple to use.
It has three modes:
- Ice Cream Mode mixes and freezes
- Mixing Only Mode for mixing without cooling
- Cooling Only Mode – After the ice cream is ready, the Whynter automatically enters cooling mode to keep the frozen ice cream from melting.
The Whynter turns your mixture into frozen ice cream in a mere 30 to 60 minutes, not far off from the Lello’s 30 minutes.
While the Lello has a stainless steel churn blade, the Whynter’s blade is plastic.
That being said, it is still durable and makes amazing ice cream.
Both the blade and the bowl are removable for easy scooping and cleaning.
Let the customers tell you why the Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker is a great choice.
Amazon reviewers give it 4.9 out of 5 stars from over 100 customer reviews.
“I highly recommend this machine to ANYONE. Even if you are hesitant and have never made homemade ice cream before, this is the machine for you.”
“Boy, you talk about creamy and smooth textures for the first time in an home electric ice cream maker, I wish I could give it 8 stars I guarantee.”
And you’ll have plenty of this smooth, creamy ice cream to share (or not!) since it has a large capacity 2.1 quart bowl.
You can get this for around $297 at Amazon—a good deal for a machine of this caliber.
Why The Lello 4080 Musso Lussino Ice Cream and Gelato Machine?
You can tell at first glance that the Lello is professional grade. All its parts are top notch, high quality.
It boasts a stainless steel housing, stainless steel bowl (which is very hard to come by), and a stainless steel churn blade. This baby comes from Italy, and it is made tough.
The lid and blade are both removable, but unlike the Whynter, the bowl is not.
You’ll have to use warm, soapy water or a sponge to clean it.
As you would expect for a top professional appliance, the Lello Musso Lussino weighs in at 38 lbs, significantly more than Whynter’s 24.25 lbs., so you’ll want to find a good spot for this ice cream/gelato machine.
This machine also has a 1.5 quart large capacity bowl.
But enough of that! What about the gelato and ice cream it makes?
Have you travelled to Europe and tasted the gelato there? The Italian-made Musso Lussino makes gelato that tastes just like artisan gelato.
Many machines either make Ice Cream well, or they make Gelato well, but the Lello Musso Lussino is one of the few that can do both and make it great every single time. It’s what the Pro’s use at home to make Gelato and Ice Cream.
Reviewers on Amazon agree:
“I had not had really good, knock-your-socks off gelato since I was last in Sicily — until now.”
“If you’re considering an Italian gelato machine, then the names “Nemox” and “Musso” come to mind. Both companies fabricate machines for home and professional use, and I’ve had several over the years. By far, if you are looking for quality and authentic Italian gelato texture and ice-crystallization, look no further than this machine by Musso. It’s made better than anything by Nemox (which uses plastic and/or silicone parts that wear down over time.) The Lussiano looks beautiful in your kitchen, makes a fine array of desserts, and will last for years. Trust me though, it won’t sit idle.”
The Lello 4080 Musso Lussino Ice Cream Maker can be found on Amazon for $699. It’s obvious this machine is made to last, and it makes amazing frozen desserts. Go ahead and indulge—you won’t regret it.
Two of the Best, but which gelato/ice cream maker is best?
Whether you choose the Whynter ICM-200LS Stainless Steel Ice Cream Maker or the Lello 4080 Musso Lussino Ice Cream and Gelato Machine you can’t go wrong.
But if you’re looking for larger capacity, the Whynter wins out with 2.1 quarts.
So why go for the Lello? It’s Italian made–home of some of the best Gelato out there.
The Lello is also more industrial with it’s steel mixing blade and will last a long time.