||30 min||16 x 10 x 10"||1.5 qt.||Yes||1-year limited|
The Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop is a top-range appliance that has been conceived for ease of use and efficiency. Indeed, this versatile apparatus will help you easily make your own personalized dessert in no time at all. With no less than 12 hardness settings, this particular appliance is especially known for its versatility and exceptional features. For instance, it comes with no less than 12 hardness settings, allowing you to choose the exact consistency and texture of your ice cream. This will also enable you to create several types of desserts such as frozen yogurt, sorbet, gelato and the likes.
Perfect for larger families or avid fans of ice cream, this Breville model is also extremely simple to use and can be considered as a worthy investment since it allows you to easily cut back on the expenses associated with constantly having to go out for store-bought ice cream. Best of all, since you’re making it at home, you can control all the ingredients that go into your food. Perfect for a controlled-calorie diet, the appliance will undoubtedly help you decide whether or not you want sugar in your dessert, or even substitute it in favor of honey, maple syrup or sugar substitute. This appliance boasts of a highly appealing silver texture that will bring a contemporary look to your kitchen as a whole. Priced between $300 and $500, this appliance is slightly more expensive than mid-range ones but its exceptional features certainly make it worth the price.
It does, however, have just a few downsides to its name. For example, some customers have found that overfilling the bowl resulted in quite a mess that was hard to clean up afterwards. Other people also found the appliance to be on the bulkier side. One person also lamented the lack of a variable churn speed. However, other than these three downsides, the appliance received an overwhelming amount of positive reviews, hence making it a worthy investment, and has been known to last for several decades, provided that you properly care for it.
The Smart Scoop allows you to make up to 1.5 quarts of ice cream per batch, a fairly generous, family-sized portion, which is the same quantity that you’ll get with the more expensive model Lello 4080 Musso Lussino. If you have small children who want ice cream on a regular basis, you can also make several batches in one day and freeze your churned mixture for later use.
The Breville BCI600XL only requires thirty minutes of churning time before your mixture is ready. While the appliance doesn’t necessarily needs to be chilled before use, quite a few customers found that they got better results when they allowed the canister to rest for a few hours- or overnight- in the freezer. However, this can add some extra hours to the preparation time as a whole.
Extra Features: 5/5
Unlike lower quality appliances, the Smart Scoop comes with no less than 12 hardness settings. From soft serve to firmer ice cream and everything else in between, the machine is guaranteed to deliver a much better consistency than regular store-bought ice cream. Along with regular ice cream, you can also use it to make other frozen treats like gelato, frozen yogurt and custard, frozen smoothies, sherbet, sorbet and the likes. By this token, this machine allows you to always have dessert on hand for whenever unexpected guests show up at your door.
While the parts are not dishwasher safe, they’re certainly entirely detachable and easy to clean under running water. The canister is enhanced by a self-refrigerating compressor to ensure that your ice cream always maintains a creamy and highly decadent texture. Fully automatic, the appliance also comes with a keep cool setting that can last up to 3 hours, hence preventing your ice cream from melting even after churning. More importantly, users will also be able to make the most out of the pre-cool setting that once again boosts the overall texture of your mixture.
Overall Rating: 5/5
In spite of its price, the Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker is worth every penny. Quite a recommended investment, this appliance has amassed legions of positive reviews on most major shopping sites. Weighing 30 pounds, the appliance is protected by a 1 year limited warranty.
- Additional Capabilities: Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Sorbet and Gelato
- Churning Time: 30 min
- Dimensions: 16 x 10 x 10″
- Automatic: Yes
- Weight: 10 lbs
- Capacity: 1.5 qt.
- Timer: Yes
- Dishwasher Safe: No
- Warranty: 1-year Limited