Sage BCI600UK the Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker – : Easy to use

Very easy to use and makes excellent ice cream i don’t have experience from other products but this one is great.

The best for home made ice creams.

The device is not always reliable. Sometimes it seems as if the sensors do not detect the true consistency and the icemaker keep working on and on. The quantities in the attached recipes are inadequate, some of them are way too large.

Cannot stop making ice cream with this. I did a lot of reviewing of other products and i liked the fact this one does actually cool the ice mixture as it is being made, unlike some where you have to put it in the fridge first, this one you don’t, and i love the jingle after the ice cream has finished. Would highly recommend this.

Very easy to use and it is making excellent ice creams and gelatos.

I like it , but there is a problem: the hardness selection dial rotates freely so that it is impossible to select the hardness.

Love it, does exactly as expected, if you’re looking for an icecream maker then this is the one. The kids love the icecream van music when it is done.

My 18year old absolutely loves it.

  • Very ‘Smart’ Looking, Not Very ‘Smart’ Performance.
  • Great product
  • not always reliable

Sage BCI600UK the Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker – Silver

Product Description,
The Smart Scoop: Ice Cream Maker with Automatic Hardness Setting, “The creamier the mix, the thicker it churns.”
Click here to view larger Normally if you want to make something more delicate, like a sorbet or a yoghurt, an ice cream maker needs constant supervision. Whereas the Smart Scoop senses the hardness and switches to ‘keep cool’ at just the time for whatever you’re making. It even plays music when it’s ready, styled just like an old ice cream van chime.
There’s no need to pre-freeze bowls since the self-refrigeration system does this for you and it will even keep the ice cream cold for up to three hours.
Heston’s Tip: Many frozen treats have varying levels of dairy and fat, from none of either in the case of sorbet, to lots of both in the case of ice cream. Apart from impacting taste, dairy and fat levels affect resistance when they’re being churned. So if you go from making ice cream to say a sorbet, you need to stop churning at a different point in the process to get the right result.
Removable Ice Cream BowlClick here to view larger How do you keep the optimal texture without watching the mix? This ice cream maker automatically senses the hardness of the mixture based on your selection and keeps it ready until it’s time to serve. The pre-cool function takes the ice cream maker down to -30°C (-22°F), which gives your ice cream a head start. There are 12 hardness settings, so you can choose from sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato and ice cream. Either use the automatic programs, or set it to manual for ultimate control. Once the ice cream is finished, you can set to keep cool for up to three hours until you are ready to serve. Durable and easy clean stainless steel housing, with BPA free internal parts.
Included Accessories, Bowl, paddle and cleaning brush
Sage believe that the only way to design the most innovative and useful kitchen appliances is to understand the food that they help you prepare. What better way to innovate and develop, than to collaborate with one of the world’s most celebrated food thinkers – Heston Blumenthal.

Box Contains, Ice cream makerbowlpaddlecleaning brush


From the manufacturer

ice cream just how you like it

smart scoop ice cream maker

ice cream, cookies, cake

Kitchen appliances designed to inspire people to produce perfect food and beverage results in their own homes with ease. From espresso machines to food processors, the innovation in each appliance delights. Sage makes the process a pleasure and the end result perfect, every time.

the Smart Scoop by Sage, BCI600UK

Our easy-to-use ice cream maker has automatic hardness settings for flawless frozen desserts.

The Smart Scoop transforms the kitchen into your favourite scoop shop. The first ice cream maker to automatically sense the hardness of the mixture based on your selection, it keeps your frozen flavours at perfect temperature up to 3 hours.

Special Features of the Smart Scoop:

  • Pre Cool Functionality
  • Manual or Automatic
  • Automatic Hardness Settings
  • Keep Cool Functionality

Product DNA

Pre Cool Functionality

Manual or Automatic

Automatic Hardness Settings

keep cool functionality

Pre-Cool Functionality

Pre cool your mixture to your optimal operating temperatures.

Manual or Automatic

Choose one of the 4 pre-programmed settings or take total control of the process.

Automatic Hardness Settings

12 hardness settings including sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato and ice cream.

Keep Cool Functionality

Keep your new frozen dessert chilled and churned for up to 3 hours until its time to serve.

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I’ve made my own ice cream for years, using the most low-tech method: steel pot in an ice bath with salt. This approach produces an exceptionally smooth ice cream, but is very labour intensive, since you have to churn by hand for the 30 mins it takes to freeze. I was looking for a machine that would save me the hard work, but produced *at least* the same smooth quality. I tested the wilfa icm-c15, but it took nearly 60 mins to churn 800ml of caramel ice cream, resulting in noticable ice crystals. After receiving the sage, i tested the exact same recipe, expecting it to finish in about 40 mins. I was blown away when it chimed the “ready” sound after only 20 minutes. The ice cream turned out to be amazingly smooth with no noticable ice crystals at all. I’d be surprised if you could get substantially better results for less than twice the price of the sage. It’s easy to clean, the paddle is easy to quickly scrape off remaining ice cream, operating it in general is as user friendly as they come, and it feels sturdy and well built. Needless to say, i highly recommend this machine.

Excellent machine, so pleased i bought it. Perfect ice cream every single time, minimum work. Cools really quickly to a low temperature so no planning needed to make ice cream.

First machine arrived faulty & quickly replaced by amazon. Pros: the unit is made from quality materials & well designer looks. The instruction guide could be better as it is very basic. After reading various reviews – the pros & cons, i decided on the sage (not totally convinced about the “smart scoop” sensor). Cons: the finished ice cream have varying results. Inconsistent even with same batch of mix on same setting. On one occasion the ice cream was completely frozen solid. Smart scoop sensor gives random results. The bowl/paddle/drive shaft design needs some improvement. The shaft column takes up too much space & gets in the was when scooping out ice cream.

I had never thought about buying a ice cream maker but after buying the sage barrista coffee machine and the kitchen wizz pro i gave it a try cirtainly lives up to build quality of all sage machines and just follow the instructions to perfect ice cream.

Have now made 6 lots of icecream with his recipes and they all turn out delicious. I set it to gelato but the freezer turns it very hard. So a bit disappointed at that.

It makes the most delicious icecream ever. Won’t be buying shop bought icecream ever again.

You can make very professional ice cream, even if you are a complete novice.

First machine had a faulty motor and was replaced straightaway- good support from the company. So far, it has made fantastic ice cream and frozen yoghurt easily. I found the suggested book helpful too with recipes which were very easy (e. G replacing homemade custard base with bought custard. ) still experimenting, but i think worth getting a machine which freezes to the correct temperature rather than fiddling around yourself with a freezer.

  • Very ‘Smart’ Looking, Not Very ‘Smart’ Performance.
  • Great product
  • not always reliable

Sage BCI600UK the Smart Scoop Ice Cream Maker – Silver

Easy to use, ice cream comes out great. Worth the investment with all our grandchildren. They love the ice cream man tune.

Features and Spesification

  • Automatically senses hardness for your choice of frozen desert
  • Keep cool function holds your desert at your chosen hardness for up to 3 hrs, it tests hardness every 3 minutes and kicks into action when it needs to
  • Features 12 hardness settings from sorbet to frozen yogurt to gelato to ice cream – the choice is yours
  • Plays music when it is ready, just like an old ice cream van
  • Either use the pre-set automatic programs, or set it to manual for ultimate control