Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker, Silver
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- 12 hardness settings; sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato, and ice cream,Capacity 1.5 quart (1 Liter) bowl capacity
- Self refrigerating compressor: Voltage: 110 to 120 Volts Power: 165 watts
- Fully automatic or manual functionality: Keep cool setting for up to 3 hours
- Pre cool setting to optimal operating temperature
The BCI600XL Smart Scoop is Breville’s easy to use ice cream maker with automatic hardness settings.
It’s the first ice cream maker that automatically senses the hardness of the mixture based on your selection and keeps it ready until it’s time to serve.
The Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop is made of BPA free materials, features a child lock, and when your dessert is ready will sound an alert beep or one of three musical tunes.
Specification: Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker, Silver
|Dimensions||16 × 11 × 11 in|
15 reviews for Breville BCI600XL Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker, Silver
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I loved this right out of the box. I read the reviews about loud noises etc. but I kind of dismissed them knowing Breville usually has pretty good stuff. We don’t make ice cream often so I figured we’d be ok. Wrong! We purchased this machine last year and have MAYBE used it 10 times…. and tonight it died. Just totally stopped churning at all. Of course we’ve long since thrown away our box and I’m sure we’re out of the warranty period for a replacement. But $400 was too much to spend for 10 batches of ice cream. I will say the ice cream we did get was delicious, but buyer beware. If the company is willing to ship a new one I am willing to update my review, after a new machine has made more than 10 batches without incident.
I always wonder about the motives of people who write these reviews. I have no motive other than to tell people how much I love this machine. I received it about 3 weeks ago and have made strawberry sorbetto, lemon sorbetto, chocolate sorbetto, raspberry sorbetto and as I write this I have peach sorbetto in the machine. Two thoughts: #1, follow a good recipe, and #2, follow the instructions on the machine. In particular, remember that once the machine is “done” and the music plays you should still firm up the product in your freezer for 2 hours if you want a product that resembles restaurant or grocery store sorbetto. But we ate an entire batch of lemon sorbetto straight out of the machine and to quote my wife, “it was almost better than sex.”Check out the Ciao Bella Book of Gelato & Sorbetto.I have no connection with any company or book or whatever.
al gordon –
Product stopped working after using maybe 10 times in 18 months. Apparently not very durable for what it cost! Tried to contact Breville by email via their web site but NO REPLY. Do not think this is a good ice cream maker and customer service is questionable. Do not recommend purchase based on my personal experience.
Amazon Customer –
These ice cream makers are made well and are easy to use. There is one problem with them and it is the same problem that almost all new model ice cream makers have. The location of the churning motor is problematic. Having a churn motor that is housed inside the machine below the ice cream bowl leaves the possibility open for leakage into the motor. In addition, due to the design, a drive shaft has to stick up into the freezer bowl area that is cumbersome and hard to maneuver around (think about using a spatula to try to constantly scrape around this churn driveshaft housing. Its annoying and difficult. I have been making homemade ice cream for years and I do not like the new design. If you can buy one that has a top mounted churn motor, BUY IT! you will have a freezer bowl that is obstruction free and there is no risk of ice cream batter getting into the motor. The best ice cream maker I have ever used is the Cuisinart ICE-50BC. It features a top mounted motor and is extremely well made. The one I have is 10 years old and shows no sign of wearing out. The Breville certainly has attractive features. If you are going to use it a few times over the summer and put it away then maybe its a good choice. BUT, if you are serious about your ice cream-making and do it often, you need one with a top mounted motor.
David Logan –
It works pretty darn well. I totally wanted an ice cream maker with its own internal cooler, and I definitely got that. I’ve been having some difficulties though. It’s challenging to make sure I don’t put too much liquid in for it to overflow into the internal part. There is a bucket that goes into the unit. The ice cream liquid can overflow where the blade is, leaking to the “outside” part of the bucket where the freezing is happening. Then it starts to freeze and causes the motor and gears to freeze up and make nasty sounds. There is also some type of gasket in the same place, under where the blade goes that comes off regularly. You should take time when you first get the unit to find it and determine how it goes on. If you put those issues aside, it works very well. It makes ice cream in roughly an hour.
Never thought I’d be writing a one star review, especially for such an expensive piece of equipment, but I should have payed attention to all the other negative reviews with the same problem. This machine would cool to a maximum of -7 degrees F and then quickly heat up to room temperature as soon as the (chilled) ingredients were added. It would remain at 48 F for an hour until it was apparent that this machine was defective. I guess buying this is a 50/50 gamble on whether or not it will actually arrive in working condition. Don’t take your chances.
Traderhut Games –
I’ve used this several times now, maybe 10. I’ve had issues with the lid not staying on tight -and when it comes off it messes up the mixing, or causes the paddle to come up.The paddle has, what I consider way too much clearance between it and the sides – seems like it should be as small as possible, but this leaves about 1/4″ of thick ice that is wasted on the outside. The paddle can’t be removed before you try to get the ice cream out, and you have to try to dip around it.Thankfully, they give you a special scoop to help with that, but I still end up with about 30% of the mix wasted each time I make something. Either frozen to the outside of the bowl, or to the bottom. With the paddle stuck, I can’t get it loose without warming the bowl… Which, as you might guess results in melting/wasting the remaining ice cream.For nearly $400 that I paid for this, I’m really disappointed. I’m ‘upgrading’ to a stainless steel bowl, and a new company – at a lower cost and I’ll see if that helps.It took multiple attempts to get the first batch to process correctly. It seems it should keep turning the ice cream after it is done… keep cold, but turn from time to time.I can hear it start to do a ‘thump’ thump thump and that is how I know it is getting frozen.. but what is it thumping on if the bowl is smooth…Overall, don’t see the value over the other ones that are 1/2 the price. Maybe if the lid didn’t unlock itself, it would be better. It does work, so not 1 star, but disappointed for the price.
It’s very convenient to be able to make the ice cream base and churn it at the same time, and I’ve made very good ice creams with this machine.That said, I have a couple of issues with the design. The paddle doesn’t properly scrape the sides of the ice cream bowl, so there is a few millimeters of ice cream that is frozen harder on the sides of the bowl. I scrape it down between freezing cycles, but I find this to be a huge design oversight when my old Cuisinart freezer-bowl style ice cream maker Cuisinart ICE-21C Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream and Sorbet Maker has a paddle that reaches the sides of the bowl perfectly.My other issue is with the shape of the freezer bowl. I’m not sure why Breville chose to put a plastic inner tube in the bowl. It gets in the way of cleaning, retains smells, and makes it difficult to scrape ice cream out of the bowl. One possibility is heat conduction, but personally, I would have chosen a longer churning time over all the issues I have with it.
John Paul L. Finan –
This is a pretty nice machine! For the high price, though, I would really appreciate a little sturdier construction. This thing feels like the ice cream maker version of an Easy Bake oven, with a thin-walled tin can bucket, easily dented, thin stainless steel housing, and itty-bitty plastic dasher and spatula thing. Also, the hardest consistency setting doesn’t result in anything approaching firm ice cream, though it is still very tasty. The low speed of the motor seems to prevent much air getting into the mix, so it still makes a product that freezes up like concrete the next day. Overall, though, it does make tasty ice cream and is way more convenient than the KitchenAide freezer bowl model I was messing with previously.
Good product, quite easy to use. The drag with items of this design is the ease of making multiple batches isn’t quite there – the bowl and beater need to be cleaned between production runs, even with the same dessert base. This is a flaw seemingly shared by many, if not all, machines with this style of ice cream bowl.The condenser is quiet, the controls are easy to use, overall esthetics are good. I am pleased with my product, although the added gym time to compensate for my dessert consumption is unfortunate…
Kelly C –
I didn’t want one of those ice cream makers that you have to have the bucket frozen, I wanted to be able to make ice cream whenever the mood strikes me without having to take up valuable freezer space by having the bucket always in there.This beast is so easy to use and works so well!! I’m on the keto diet and my husband is not, I’ve prepared different types of ice cream for both of us and everything has turned out amazing!The parts are really easy to assemble, disassemble, and clean! I like the little hatch door for adding your additional ingredients near the end of the process. I like the “pre freeze” and “keep cold” functions.I love that you can easily choose the softness/hardness setting based on what kind of frozen treat you are making.I just feel like this is the best all around machine! Ya it costs more than the others basic guys, but mannnn does it do more.Bonus: I love how it plays little jingles!!
Amin Engarnevis –
This is a high quality, easy to use ice cream maker. You can make ice cream batch after batch with this thing with constant quality. The only problem with it, in my opinion, is a flaw with the design of the mixer rod seal in the center of the batter bowl. Almost one out of three times you make ice cream with this machine you will see your batter leaked to underneath the bowl and making a mess which is very difficult to clean. The leaked batter eventually gets to the rotor through the poor rubber seal of rotor’s rod. I replace my machine three times and every time this happened.
I’m satisfied with my purchase. The product works great! I like that it has a built in compressor, so it can cool the mix down to -18 deg Celsius or so while it churns it. I bought it because I can’t eat ice cream with dairy, or coconut. I like the alternatives they have in the stores, but the prices are way too high. I bought this machine so I could make my own ice cream. The cold treats I’ve made have been delicious, but I’ve yet to find a recipe that gives me the results of real tasting ice cream.
Marie Gilbert –
I bought this as an upgrade to my little cheapie ice cream maker and wow, what a difference. Having the compressor, and the ability to just decide to make ice cream on a whim, is fantastic. I love setting the machine to pre-chill, making my base, and then off I go. If I have time, I make the base in the morning and then do the ice cream machine stuff in the evening.The buttons on the machine are clear and easy to understand.I’ve made a few of the recipes in the accompanying recipe book and they have turned out great. The recipes are pretty straightforward but give you enough options to get started with different types of ice cream such as sorbet, gelato, etc. Now I just need to try frozen yogurt!Although expensive, this is really a fantastic product that I hope to use for years to come.
Leslie Dycke –
Seems to be well made. The unit is a little bit noisy but I expect that. It’s not as noisy as a mix-master running if that’s of help to people. The ice cream and gellato are great, better than store bought for sure. The only downside is having to wait for it to finish making the ice cream so we can eat it…yum. But that’s the price you pay as the machine really does all the work. Over all a great product.