Breville BCI600XL Smart
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Fully-automatic 1.5 quart-ice cream maker with hardness settings and sensor

Choose from an automatic or manual setting with this professional-grade ice cream maker, and make 1.5 quarts of fresh sorbet, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and gelato. The Breville Smart Scoop has twelve hardness settings so you can control the exact texture of your frozen dessert. It automatically shuts off and alerts you when its ready with a musical tone or beep. You can even set it to beep when it’s a good time to add in mix-ins like nuts and candy.

Self-refrigerating compressor

The unit freezes your ingredients using a self-refrigerating compressor, so you can make continuous batches and multiple flavors. The compressor guarantees the unit will be cold enough, which is often a problem with other cooling methods like freezer bowls.

Pre-cool and stay-cool functions

Another key freezing feature is the pre-cool function, which chills the machine to below zero so the Smart Scoop is ready for warm ingredients such as custard-based ice cream bases. The “hold” function keeps the completed dessert cold for up to three hours, so you don’t have to immediately store the ice cream in the freezer once it’s done.


Ice cream texture control

The twelve settings for the frozen desserts allow for absolute control over the texture of your gelato, frozen yogurt, and ice cream. Instead of having to guess about churn time and so on, the machine will do all the work for you and make the perfect batch every time.

Easy to use and clean

Despite the 12 settings, timers, and cooling buttons, the Smart Scoop is very easy to use, as well as clean. The bowl is removable, as well as the spinner, so simply rinse with warm water and soap between uses.

Very quiet

Unlike most ice cream machines that sound like blenders, the Smart Scoop is unusually quiet.


Extremely heavy and rather large

At 30 pounds, the Smart Scoop is not playing around. It is also relatively large for only making 1.5 quarts of ice cream, and takes up a lot of countertop space.

Takes longer than other ice cream makers

Unlike other 1.5 quart-machines, the Smart Scoop takes about 45 minutes to make ice cream and longer for frozen yogurt. To get the store-bought feel, the ice cream also tends to need a few hours in the freezer to get truly hard.

Overall Review

Because of its high price tag, the Breville Smart Scoop is for you if you are serious about frozen desserts and plan on making gelato, ice cream, and so on frequently. The settings, timer, and chilling features are excellent if you are not an experienced ice cream-maker and need guidance when it comes to getting the texture of your treats just right.