it costs more- but it tastes about a million times better. I feel fortunate, one day while perusing craigslist I came across one of the old ones with the wooden bucket. Has one of those old motors made in like the 60's from all metal parts- will never die. 8 bucks, still had a tag on the box that they had it in- 50 bucks. I was happy. But, this seems like a good deal.