This ice cream maker is an incredibly attractive appliance to own in the home. This was my second ice cream machine that I purchased after another one got worn out. This ice cream maker costs a lot of money compared to other ones! This ice cream maker makes quality ice cream products, but I can make quality ice cream with a machine that costs a lot less. Another issue I have with the machine is the many parts that are associated with it. There are a lot of parts to clean with this machine! I also do not think that this machine is child friendly, as I had a difficult time making the ice cream. I would save this machine only for the die hard ice cream makers, however, it does make a good product if you have the spare money and can afford it. I would still recommend this product. Performance Makes wonderful ice cream with each use Durability I think its impossible to break this machine Ease of Use A little hard to crank the handle to make ice cream Ease of Cleaning Too many parts to clean Capacity Holds more ice cream than other products Design A great piece of equipment to look at!