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Country Ice Cream Freezers are Amish handcrafted just like the old-time ice cream makers made in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Homemade ice cream churning in one of these old-fashioned freezers is sure to bring back memories.
Country Freezers are made from rustproof parts. The white oak wood tub is complete with stainless adjustable bands. The mixer has extra heavy-duty stainless steel seamless can and heavy-duty zinc alloy gear drives.
These are double-acting mixers, which mix the ice cream thoroughly. The 1qt-8qt are hand crank.
We selected these mixers based on the quality of construction using all American-made parts. We found one of the most popular freezers on the market, use imported gears. We also liked the fact these freezer wooden tubs are made of white oak. White oak has been the standard wood used for making barrels, and other wooden containers for liquid use for centuries, because of its long durability. Add to this, three stainless steel adjustable bands are used, while the competitor still uses a galvanized steel to make the bands. These bands come in constant contact with salt and begin rusting rather quickly. They also do not adjust, should the tub staves dry out and leak after long periods of storage.
As with all wooden tub ice cream freezers the wood tub must be maintained to prevent wood shrinkage in dry atmospheres and not stored in hot and dry garages and attics to prevent shrinkage that will lead to leakage. If the container is used only periodically a routine should be established to fill with water to maintain the staves. The manufacturer does not warrant the ice cream freezer tubs from leakage. Normally filling with hot water will return the staves back to fitting tightly and stop leakage.
Why Country Freezers are your best quality purchase:
- Amish handcrafted (the old-time quality, company does not try to compete with imports)
- Tall design for optimum freezing
- Extra-heavy seamless stainless steel can
- Rustproof manganese-bronze housing
- Rustproof zinc gears (stainless steel available upgrade on 20-qt)
- White Oak wooden tub (the same used to make whiskey and other barrels)
- Adjustable stainless-steel tub straps (three of them to keep the tub staves tight)
- Stainless steel shaft & handle
- Stainless steel dasher now on all models
- ¼-turn slide latch (positive locking)
- All stainless-steel fittings (nothing to rust)
- Should last a lifetime
- 5-year warranty on all stainless-steel parts
Note: Country Freezers frequently use different spinner handles on their different hand-crank freezers. The actual freezer may come with a plastic or wooden spinner. The smaller sizes may just come with a solid handle.
Our 1qt Ice Cream Freezer is just the right size for a couple who still wants a taste of homemade ice cream. The 1qt is Pictured to the far right. Prices start with the 1qt and increase additionally as the size increases up to the 8qt. The 20qt the largest one with the wheel is priced separately.
1qt measures 7-3/8" OD x 8-1/4" H
2qt measures 8-3/4" OD x 10-3/4" H
6qt measures 11-3/4" OD x 14-3/4" H
8qt measures 11-3/4" OD x 18-3/8" H
The unit will come with grease in the gearbox. Use the drop-down box at the top of the page to add a 14 oz tube of food-grade grease for the gearbox for ongoing lubrication every 10-15 uses. The tube fits a regular grease gun.
Be sure to order our popular dry ice cream premix, ready proportioned to the size of freezer you order.
Also, be sure to check out our popular Little Pie Maker. It rolls and crimps perfect 3-1/2" X 5" pie shells that can be filled with fruits and either baked or deep-fried to serve along with a bowl of homemade ice cream. Click Here to see more about The Little Pie Maker.