I had been using the same ice cream maker for more than 25 years. When it finally broke, I did a lot of research, and this product, and the positive customer reviews, seemed to be what I needed. So I took a chance buying it online, and it's great! Looks authentic, real wood not plastic, large capacity- makes about a half gallon at a time. I can use my own completely natural recipes, and the ice cream turns out delicious. Even after a couple of weeks in the freezer- it's still creamy. The price is more than reasonable, and as always, Wal-Mart ships very quickly. I've never had a problem with any of their products I've purchased online. If you're not afraid of gaining weight from eating all the ice cream you're gonna make with this thing, then go for it!