Restauranteurs and event planners looking for a 5-gallon ice-cream maker for regular use can purchase the appliance online from Central Restaurant Products, Cook's Direct and KaTom Restaurant Supply, as of 2015. All three of these vendors sell ice-cream makers that have a maximum capacity of 20 quarts.
High-capacity ice-cream makers from Central Restaurant Products are available for direct purchase as well as lease to qualified individuals, and shoppers who purchase from the company benefit from included warranties that cover parts, labor and unit compressors. Central Restaurant Products allows customers to leave reviews of items they purchase or currently own to help future shoppers, and each product page offers handy specifications along with downloads of important documents to operate and maintain the machine.
Shoppers who turn to Cook's Direct for ice-cream makers can choose between single-nozzle and combination units as well as those that also work with yogurt. Customers may call a toll-free number or email Cook's Direct with any questions or concerns regarding items sold online, and the company also offers downloadable spec sheets for consumers.
KaTom Restaurant Supply provides free shipping on 20-quart ice-cream machines, and many in-stock large appliances ship within three days of purchase. KaTom also allows customers to leave product reviews.