The Krups la glaciere 1.5 court ice cream maker was a waste of my time, money, and dealing with two extremely upset kids for an hour. This was a little more expensive than the other ones I seen on the shelf, but everyone seemed to rave about how there was no need for rock salt or ice. I figured not having to use any ice would be different and maybe more convenient. So I bought it and me and my kids went to go start it. I find out I have to freeze the bowl for 24 hours. That was a little frustrating, but I froze it and we tried it the next day, we did a simple vanilla ice cream, nothing added just until we got the hang of it. So after leaving this gigantic thing in my freezer which was literally almost the size of my freezer, we put in the ingredients and waited. We waited longer and longer until it got ridiculous. It turned into this half frozen half mush disaster. My kids were let down and I was extremely ignored. After taking it back and getting a new one, I went through another day of freezing it and waiting. Again we tried and tried and nothing happened. I read the directions, I did everything I was supposed to, but nothing was happening. I returned it and couldn't even get my money back. So I lost money with a store credit I didn't need and had to go elsewhere to get a different brand. This machine was a big no for me and even if it means having to buy more ice for it, so be it. I would much rather deal with that.