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the Smart Scoop™

Ice cream maker with automatic hardness settings

The 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.

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BCI600XL $399.95
  • Capacity

    1.5 quart (1L) bowl capacity

  • Controls

    Automatic and manual

  • Nonstick Surface


  • Additional Features

    12 Hardness settings; sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato, and ice cream
    Pre-cool to optimal operating temperature
    Keep Cool for up to 3 hours
    Self Refrigerating Compressor
    Fully automatic or manual functionality
    Transparent lid with large add-ins opening
    Temperature conversion
    Volume / music adjustment
    Child lock

  • Included Accessories

    Removable bowl
    Removable paddle
    Cleaning brush

  • Construction

    Stainless steel housing
    BPA Free Material

  • Warranty

    1 Year Limited Product Warranty

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October 29, 2015

Making the most delicious ice cream!

"I love ice-cream, but overall I do not really have a sweet tooth so I really dislike how sweet the ice-cream usually taste if I buy it at the store. I tried to buy more bitter or sour varieties like coffee or lemon ice-cream, but they still seemed way too sweet for me and I never could finish any of them. But living in Florida heat an ice-cream is a very desirable treat so I thought to myself that I should probably invest in my own ice-cream machine and make it myself with the amount of sugar I would like. I researched pretty much every ice-cream maker on the market and finally decided to go with the one made by Breville. The Smart Scoop ice cream maker is very heavy and solid built machine. But the most important that I have made the most delicious and silky smooth ice cream in it! I have tried several different varieties of ice-cream and gelato made in this ice-cream maker and every single one came out absolutely perfect! The best ice-cream experience I ever had in my life! At the same time I still wish two improvement would be made to this machine by Breville. The first one is that it definitely needs a bigger size bowl because with this small one it is very uncomfortable to remove any finished product out of it. And the second one, it would be nice if it would have the option to set the much louder and longer in time signal to add mix-ins like raisins, nuts and such, because it takes over an hour to make any kind of ice-cream and I doubt that anybody can sit by the ice cream machine all the time and watch when they are supposed to add mix-ins. And if you step out of the kitchen while the ice cream is making you would never hear that quite and short ding sound indicating to add mix-ins which this machine has now. Other than that it is an awesome ice-cream maker and I definitely recommend it."

June 28, 2015

Beautiful machine

"Really, if you like a well made, beautifully designed machine this is it. Better yet it makes really good ice cream! Not as fast as the advertising states, but my kitchen temperature was 78 - 80 degrees - summer in Florida... Sorbet took an hour and a half but it was perfect, professional grade - yummy! Ice cream - to the highest hardness setting - took a little over an hour. The product was better than any ice cream I have ever tasted - creamy, rich, devastatingly dangerous to arteries and figure! But why die unfulfilled?

The bucket design was my biggest hang-up when deciding to purchase this machine. The center spindle does get in the way a bit when removing the finished product but on the other hand it keeps the liquid from leaking through the center core. The paddle has to attach somehow with an under mount motor and this allows a good clean design. One thing I didn't expect though - the "doughnut" hole on the underside of the bucket actually makes it easier for a small hand to hold the container to empty it. I just wear a glove and stick my thumb through the hole and hold one half of the underside with one hand while I scoop out with the other. This is easier than what I went through holding the larger freezer style bowl of my Kitchenaid mixer.

I would like to say one thing - no reflection on Breville - but I purchased my machine at Williams-Sonoma in the mall in Tampa. This unit is packed in a large box and it weighs around 38 pounds. I asked if they had a loading dock that I could drive to for pick up and the clerk said no, instead they stood by while a 66 year old woman carried this thing through the mall and out to the parking lot! Mine was probably the highest dollar sale of the day and they couldn't even spare the stock room worker for ten minutes to help me to my car! Order it online folks - save your back!!!"

March 10, 2015


"I have used my Smart Scoop for two weeks now, and I am thrilled with its performance. I have enjoyed using it so much that I am looking for reasons to use it and making ice cream for my neighbors. It is easy and fun to use and really makes fantastic frozen desserts. The consistency guide is fabulous making diffent types of creamy delights with fantastic success. The sound IS NOT at all an issue like other ice cream machines I have purchased. A couple of friends have made fast trips to a kitchen store in the area and purchased this product. Now we are having ice cream creativity contests. WOW! A must have. "

June 18, 2014

Healthy Ice Cream?

"As previous reviews said people need to make sure the containers are not filled to the max.

I love ice cream, but am not a frequent eater of it. It's a seldom indulgence and I am trying to make sure evil dessert is somewhat healthy and organic as possible when it comes in contact with my mouth. This Smart Scoop allows me to do so, thereby giving me the ability to avoid being in a comatose from a sugar rush from a regular ice cream.

I love it and sometimes I do some curls with the 40lbs ice cream maker to burn off some calories LOL."

June 17, 2014


"This arrived last week and so far I've made about 10 portions of ice cream that have turned out great. In order to make sure you don't overfill the container, I make sure the liquid doesn't exceed 3 1/2 cups . I select the "Hard" setting and the ice cream comes right to the brim of the can but does not overflow. Seems to be a good purchase. Chocolate, butter pecan, dreamsicle pineapple, strawberry, peach and of course, vanilla. All came out terrific! Bought a second freezer can and noticed it's made slightly different, there are no screws on the bottom of the can; looks like the plastic shaft was pressed into place on the new one"

January 11, 2014


"I went through two of these machines in two weeks, both were broken. It is very quiet but not worth the hassle of continuing to return to see if i can get one that works. Very disappointed.

June 23, 2013

very good product

" I made a lot of ice cream with this machine never had a problem.don't over fill the container you will not have a problem with a overflow.i would put this machine someplace were you won't have to move it all the time.the size and weight for me is not that bad. it does weigh about 38lbs.i would buy it again."

April 16, 2013

Could be better designed

"I've made very good ice cream but the container is not designed for ease of use. The well for the container is difficult to clean if some of the mixture should overflow. My machine always leaks into the well at the center spindle even though I am careful to place the container in the well very carefully and secure.

If you buy this ice cream maker, be prepared for a very large, heavy piece of equipment.

December 28, 2012

Smart Scoop Ice cream maker

"Love this product. Have made 5 batches now and all have produced superb results. Super easy to use, ice cream has been ready faster than noted in manual. So far so good!"

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