As of 2015, a Crofton ice-cream maker costs anywhere from $19.95 plus shipping on eBay to $69 on Amazon. It was originally available at Aldi for approximately $19.99, according to several online reviews.
The Crofton ice-cream maker can also be used to make homemade frozen yogurt and sorbet, according to eBay. It makes 1.5 quarts of ice cream in roughly 30 minutes. The Quick-freeze Gel Bowl eliminates the need for ice or salt and is removable to take up less space in the freezer. A clear lid allows for easy monitoring, and an ingredient feeder lets users add candy or fruit during the mixing process.