Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Review

Ice cream, ice cream, we all scream for ice cream. When your kids start screaming for ice cream, you are going to feel the pressure to get them the ice cream that they want. You can walk to the store or drive to the store, you may feel as though it is a pain to go get that ice cream, but what if you could hear them scream for ice cream and then just make them the ice cream right there. They will be enjoying some ice cream, and you will be enjoying some peace and quiet because of that ice cream.

How do you go about getting that ice cream in your house? You use an ice cream maker, and you can’t go wrong with getting ice cream from an ice cream maker and you can’t go wrong with an excellent ice cream maker like the Breville BCI600XL.

Breville is one of the leading companies in ice cream makers, and they make quality products. While the price is very high at $400, it comes with a great ice cream maker that will create creamy and smooth ice cream that you and your family can enjoy.


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Features of Breville BCI600XL

There are several excellent features for this ice cream maker, which help justify the high price of the maker.

Unlike a lot of ice cream makers, it actually features several hardness settings so you can have the ice cream at the hardiness that you want. There are 12 settings, from sorbet and frozen yogurt to gelato and hard ice cream. This gives you a great deal of variety, and that is something that you can’t get out of a lot of ice cream makers.

The compressor is self-refrigerating, so you don’t have to worry about freezing any bowls beforehand. When you want ice cream, you will get ice cream and that is good if you have a lot of kids screaming for ice cream.

It can be fully-automatic or you can use it manually.

There is a cool setting that will keep everything cool for upwards of three hours. Unlike other compressors that will only keep the ice cream cool for 10 minutes, you can have three hours with this one.

There are many temperature settings on the device including pre-cool all the way up to optimal operating temperature.

There is a child lock on the maker so you don’t have to worry about your kids getting into it and breaking it, or worse, hurting themselves.

Pros of Breville BCI600XL

There are a multitude of pros to this device, including all the features that have already been mentioned with the maker.

One thing that many don’t consider is what a maker is made of. The Smart Scoop is actually made from BPA-free materials. That means it is better for your family because there is no chemical leaching.

The maker will sense the hardness of the mixture based on the selection you made and when it is at the premium hardness for what you want, it will beep that it is ready and keep everything cool for you for hours.

The built-in compressor will keep everything cool for you, and you won’t have to worry about freezing anything beforehand. This is important as a pro because many ice cream makers require you to freeze the bowl first, before you make any ice cream, and that can take hours.

Making of gelato and sorbet is done very well, without any ice crystals, which can ruin any dessert for you.

Making a desert takes only about 40 minutes, which is pretty good for any ice cream maker.

This is one of the few ice cream makers that whips ice cream so that it is like commercial ice cream.

You can add all the ingredients in at once, press one button, and you will have tasty ice cream in just half an hour or so.

Cons of Breville BCI600XL

There are only two cons with this fantastic machine.

The machine is large, weighing in at 30 pounds, but that is common for any ice cream maker that has a compressor built-in.

Another problem some have seen is that for ice creams that don’t take too long, there is no risk of ice crystals but if there is something that is much longer in terms of the recipe, upwards of 40 minutes to an hour, then ice crystals can form but this is not incredibly common.



If you want an ice cream maker that is top-of-the-line, and you want an ice cream maker that looks great and runs great, then this is the one for you. Yes, it is expensive, but that expensive price comes with many great features and many great positives to it.

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