Are you looking to buy an ice cream maker in the UK?
We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.
Shops Checked/Products Found
£28 - £280
This report shows you five established, reliable ice cream makers, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.
This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.
How does it work?
We begin by building a list of ice cream makers with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.
We then remove the ice cream makers with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.
We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.
This is a relatively small market in the UK; Argos sold three different models. The other shops we use for research, had between 10 and 45 different ice cream makers.
There are only a few manufacturers making ice cream machines for the home market. The main ones are Gaggia, Andrew James, Von Chef and Cuisinart.
The Andrew James ice cream maker that scored well in last years report is no longer for sale. We also lose a Von Chef ice cream maker from our 2016 Top 5. However this is replaced by another Von Chef model.
We see the inclusion of a Buffalo ice cream maker. This is not a brand we have heard of previously – and as you can see, this machine scores very well with customers at Amazon.
Because of the small size of this sector, it is easy for the consumer to navigate. Products look different from each other style-wise, and names are neither similar sounding or nondescript. This helps greatly when comparing models.
Rating scores have improved in this 2017 Top 5. The lowest scoring ice cream machine last year was 4.3, this year it is up to 4.5.
Well Rated calculates the combined product ratings found at leading online retailers. Quickly discover proven, reliable products for sale in the UK.