I bought this ice cream maker one summer, used it a few times, and them carefully cleaned, dried and stored it away for a while. Okay, quite a while. I actually forgot I owned an ice cream maker until I ran across the instruction booklet a year or two later. But when I unpacked it, I discovered a hole had somehow gotten corroded through the bowl and the gel inside had started to leak out. I had barely used this machine, I had stored it properly in the original packaging, and yet it ended up with this hole! It worked fine for the brief time I was able to use it, but there was no reason for it to develop a hole. When I called Rival about it, they couldn't even provide a replacement bowl because it was winter at the time. What??? Why wouldn't you carry a product just because it was winter? Needless to say, I threw the whole thing in the trash and will never buy a Rival ice cream maker again. Durability Not durable at all, since it developed a hole from just storing it away long-term.
West Des Moines, IA