An ice cream maker is a small home appliance that is used to make small quantities of ice cream for personal consumption. It is usually has an electric motor that turns a bowl or cranks a paddle to stir ice cream mixture while churning. Some models have double-walled bowls filled with cooling liquid that need to be placed inside a freezer for hours before it can be used for churning ice cream. More expensive units have built-in freezing mechanisms that do not require a bowl to be pre-chilled.
Domestic ice cream makers are usually compact and do not take much space on the kitchen counter. Parts and accessories, such as the motor base, mixing bowl, paddle and lid, nest into one compact unit. When shipping an ice cream maker, it must be properly packed to avoid damage. Here are some tips on how to properly pack and ship an ice cream maker.
Pack the ice cream maker in its original box. Use pieces of bubble wrap to keep parts in place and prevent them from colliding with each other. If the manufacturer’s packaging is not available, wrap each part in bubble wrap before stacking together.
Then, wrap the entire unit with more bubble wrap and use tape to secure. Place the appliance inside a sturdy box lined with a layer of packing peanuts at the bottom. Fill remaining spaces on the sides and top with more packing materials before closing and sealing the box.
Place the boxed ice cream maker in a slightly larger shipping box. Keep the inner box away from the bottom, sides and top of the outer box by using lots of packaging materials. The inner box should not move or shift. Seal the outer box with packaging tape.
Address and label the package and take to a post office or shipping company.