Sales-Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver-ReviewsDiscount on Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver] - Yonanas instantly turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious and healthy soft-serve treat.- The unit instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve ice cream- The chute easily accepts berries, sliced mango, or cantaloupe along with frozen banana to incorporate the fruit into a silky-smooth confection- Yonanas Includes instructions and a list of recipes. Plugs into AC. 14" H x 7 1/2" W x 6" D.- The chute, plunger, and blade are dishwasher safeYonanas turns frozen fruit and other flavorings into a delicious, healthy soft-serve treat. The unit combines frozen bananas and anyadditional fruit or chocolate and instantly churns the ingredients to produce a treat with the texture of frozen yogurt or soft-serve icecream, but without the additional fat, sugar, or preservatives. The chute easily accepts berries, sliced mango, or cantaloupe alongwith frozen banana, and the integrated spinning blade mashes and incorporates the fruit into a silky-smooth confection with thetexture of soft-serve ice cream or yogurt. The chute, plunger, and blade are dishwasher safe.This is only designed for US market.Comments83 of 85 people found the following review helpful Yonans Maker, September 16, 2011ByCarole-Amazon Verified Purchase(Whats this?)This review is from: Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver (Kitchen)While in Hawaiiwe stopped at an "ice cream" store to have a frozen fruit cup.It was so delicious and good for us we knew we had to find a way to make this at home. Visiting my nieces home this summer sheoffered us a similar treat made with the Yonanas Maker.
Doing some research on line I noticed that Amazon.com had them in stock.I bought two; one for my sons family and one for me.Yonanas is truly a wonderful way to get our suggested amount of daily servings of fruits.Kids love it, us ice cream lovers love it....only negative thing about it is; one must freeze the bananas and fruit in advance and it isvery difficult to have enough ready when it is time for Yonanas!Was this review helpful to you? | Comment (1) 239 of 255 people found the following review helpful Really like this,August 12, 2011ByD. Briscoe- This review is from: Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver (Kitchen)Make sure you are freezing the fruit really good - very important. And ripe, not green. My first try I did with bananas only.The texture was creamy and smooth and fantastic. The second try I added blueberries.Yum.The berries were not quite as smooth as the bananas but was still very good.Have not tried anything with a lot of seeds, like strawberries, but icecream with real strawberries has that seedy texture, so I expectthis would as well.If you are expecting not to be able to taste the bananas and have it taste like vanilla iceacream, you might bedisappointed. But you can add things to it to minimize the banana flavor.I have really liked my experience with this item so far.It ismade of sturdy plastic, has metal blades, and extremely easy to disassemble and clean with a quick rinse under the faucet.EDIT12/24/2011:Ok, I see it is made of ABS plastic.Not sure if that is BPA free.I am fairly certain there is one model, but the more expensive one has some extra accessories. This one had just the machine byitself.And yes, it is pretty loud.Would wake the family if you used it early in the morning. But not the neighbors.:)Now....my son is in college for his first year. For the holiday break, he is home.Shopping in my kitchen.He is taking my Yohnana back to college with him.I have been eyeing the Champion Juicer for quite some time.It was a video of this machine making a banana whip that led me to the Yohnana maker.For my replacement of my Yohnana machine, I purchased the Champion Juicer.I believe it was like $259 at Harvest Essentials online.Love that place, btw. Have never had a bad experience with them.After the holiday, I will try to figure out how to post a video comparison of the results of the two machines for banana whips.But, in any case, here it is .....the Champion Juicer, is, of course, amazing.It does pretty much everything.Nut butters, salsas, juices, applesauce, icecreams...and, drum rollllll.....sorbets and banana whips.It runs so quietly.Actually much quieter than the Yohnana.Again,need to figure out how to post a video to demonstrate that for you.As for the texture, the Champion Juicer is just slightly smoother than the Yohnana maker.But not much.They are both designed with the same basic blade principle.Both are quick and easy to clean if you do it right away.I have not tried making other fruit sorbets with the Yohnana.Perhaps I should.
I just love the banana "icecream". I put in a dash of vanilla with it.So good.Anyway, both are good machines for this application.Of course, at between $230 and $290, depending on the model, the Champion Juicer is far more durable and versatile.For under $100, the Yohnana is almost as effective as whipping the banana to a smooth creamy treat as the more expensiveChampion Juicer.I am still happy with my Yohnana purchase and have no trouble or problems with it at all.I do disassemble it and scrape out the banana/whatever other fruit we used that is left in the machine though.It takes about 3 whipped bananas to make a bowl of banana "icecream".It does not seem to get all if it pushed out and into to my bowl.Then I immediately rinse the parts in warm water and set it aside to dry for next time.I saw in a video that a banana whip made ofthree or four bananas sells for $7.If you make just 9 full sized banana whips, you have about broken even.That was pretty easy for us to do.With 5 people in our family, we did that in a few days.So, for me, the warranty was not first in my mind. Stores generally take defective items back without much fuss, at least for the first30 days.By that time, I had saved enough (in my mind) that I was happy even if it broke or got knocked on the floor.With normal use, this could easily last for our family for several years.I hope that if you get one of these, you enjoy it as much as Ido.Have a wonderful holiday and be safe!EDIT JUNE 24, 2012:Yohnana made it thru a year of college boys and still going strong.Other than needing a very good cleaning, all is well. I would say that this has been a good purchase for us.I have since that time purchased theChampion juicer and even though it is more versatile and makes a mean banana whip, the difference in texture is not significant withthe bananas.If you want banana whips only and dont want to lay out the cash for a more expensive appliance to get them, this one has been goodfor us and I would not hesitate to recommend it. (and have, to several family members and friends)If you are looking to invest in a more permanent appliance with more versatility, then go for the Champion.I love my Vitamix, and people have asked, so, if your intention is to make banana whips then that is not the appliance for the task.The consistency is just not the same.You will find...Read moreWas this review helpful to you? | Comments (26) 268 of 274 people found the following review helpful Heavenly Raw IceCream, August 13, 2011ByA. Walters "Myca" (Florida)- This review is from: Yonanas 902 Ice Cream Treat Maker, Black/Silver (Kitchen)This machine makes wonderful banana based ice cream effortlessly. The frozen ice cream dispenses directly into your servingbowl. You do not need to stop and clean out any containers. So when the line of little children forms up behind you, you can justkeep going. Clean up is a breeze. Break down the processing parts and rinse in less than 2 minutes. No scrubbing. This machine isnot as loud as the Vitamix which also makes wonderful things.The ice cream is soft formed and very creamy.You start with onefrozen banana. Add other frozen fruit such as berries, pineapple, oranges, in between each banana. Non frozen bananas do not workas my daughter found out.I dont think this machine will ever be placed under the counter. My biggest challenge to my raw lifestylehas been my love affair with ice cream. That ended last night.Was this review helpful to you?