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  • 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. Voltage 220–240 Volts
  • Either use the pre-set automatic programs, or set it to manual for ultimate control


The Smart Scoop: Ice Cream Maker with Automatic Hardness Setting"The creamier the mix, the thicker it churns."

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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.

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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 AccessoriesBowl, 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 ContainsIce cream maker
bowl
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3481341.jpgKitchen 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, BCI600UKOur 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


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Pre-Cool FunctionalityPre cool your mixture to your optimal operating temperatures.


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


Automatic Hardness Settings12 hardness settings including sorbet, frozen yogurt, gelato and ice cream.


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



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Excellent find can't find it cheaper than £349 so heat added
price matching currys
Automatically senses hardness?............ don't tell ykw
looks amazing any one got one
Need a bigger kitchen with all these gadgets.
annboyce5209/06/2020 08:24

looks amazing any one got one


Had one for years. It’s excellent, like most Sage stuff. Never been let down by any of it. Well designed, functional and well made.
I like the idea of homemade ice cream but is this really cheaper than quality ice cream like Haagen Dazs?

Cream and strawberries not cheap, for example.
bwmxyz09/06/2020 08:40

I like the idea of homemade ice cream but is this really cheaper than …I like the idea of homemade ice cream but is this really cheaper than quality ice cream like Haagen Dazs?Cream and strawberries not cheap, for example.



My parents have had an ice cream maker in the cupboard for years now. Never been opened.

At approximately £2.50 for a tub of Haagen Daaz or B&J, as you said, by the time you buy the cream, fruit etc., it's probably as cheap to buy a tub.
Could buy 100 tubs for the price of this machine as well

Then again ,each to their own.
xenole09/06/2020 08:49

My parents have had an ice cream maker in the cupboard for years now. …My parents have had an ice cream maker in the cupboard for years now. Never been opened.At approximately £2.50 for a tub of Haagen Daaz or B&J, as you said, by the time you buy the cream, fruit etc., it's probably as cheap to buy a tub.Could buy 100 tubs for the price of this machine as well Then again ,each to their own.


Yea I mean my issue wouldn't be buying the machine if I thought it would save me a decent chunk of money on ice cream but I just can't see that being the case when a decent-sized box of (average) strawberries is £2+ at Tesco, cream is over £1, sugar, electricity added in you've got to be talking £4+ for a litre of ice cream.

Interested to hear what some of the folks who have these say.

Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a big garden full of fruit plants / trees this is a different conversation and it is definitely worth something to be eating something that's really fresh with no preservatives etc. in it.
bwmxyz09/06/2020 08:54

Yea I mean my issue wouldn't be buying the machine if I thought it would …Yea I mean my issue wouldn't be buying the machine if I thought it would save me a decent chunk of money on ice cream but I just can't see that being the case when a decent-sized box of (average) strawberries is £2+ at Tesco, cream is over £1, sugar, electricity added in you've got to be talking £4+ for a litre of ice cream.Interested to hear what some of the folks who have these say.Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a big garden full of fruit plants / trees this is a different conversation and it is definitely worth something to be eating something that's really fresh with no preservatives etc. in it.


Fair point, but you need to bear in mind the air included in the volume of commercial ice cream. The main advantage though is the ability to make whatever ice cream you want, rather than the ones supermarkets sell. At will.

OK, it’s a bit of a luxury, but it’s hardly a huge sum, is it? Look at how much we spend on tech, coffees and cars!
Newbold09/06/2020 09:03

Fair point, but you need to bear in mind the air included in the volume of …Fair point, but you need to bear in mind the air included in the volume of commercial ice cream. The main advantage though is the ability to make whatever ice cream you want, rather than the ones supermarkets sell. At will.OK, it’s a bit of a luxury, but it’s hardly a huge sum, is it? Look at how much we spend on tech, coffees and cars!


Yea I appreciate that but Haagen Dazs is really pretty good ice cream and you can pick it up for 2.50 a tub most weeks at either Tesco or Lidl with no hassle.

Not down on the deal, it looks like a really cool machine - I'm just genuinely interested in the economics of owning one.
I think the benefit this provides is not simply to make ice cream at home but to be able to customise flavours and make ice cream flavours you can't find on the market. That's where this device offers value imo.
bwmxyz09/06/2020 09:08

Yea I appreciate that but Haagen Dazs is really pretty good ice cream and …Yea I appreciate that but Haagen Dazs is really pretty good ice cream and you can pick it up for 2.50 a tub most weeks at either Tesco or Lidl with no hassle.Not down on the deal, it looks like a really cool machine - I'm just genuinely interested in the economics of owning one.


It’s more about the types and range of ice creams than the economics.

Haagen Dazs is good ice cream, and if you’re happy with their range probably best stick to it. Each 400g tub contains about a third cream (around 45p) plus various cheaper ingredients, so I’d guess it might cost just over a pound to make, but that’s not the real point for most people buying these.
Mikeonfreeserve09/06/2020 07:35

Automatically senses hardness?............ don't tell ykw


The one thing Voldemort hated more than muggle borns was soft scoop ice cream
have had an ice cream maker for years. The main advantage is that you control what goes into it. No additives or preservatives and the ice cream will be fresh.
Not sure why the price of ice cream is relevant. Buying nearly anything at made scale is cheaper. People who enjoy/want to explore making ice cream enough to commit to buying this will get good value out of it even if it costs more per litre.
bwmxyz09/06/2020 09:08

Yea I appreciate that but Haagen Dazs is really pretty good ice cream and …Yea I appreciate that but Haagen Dazs is really pretty good ice cream and you can pick it up for 2.50 a tub most weeks at either Tesco or Lidl with no hassle.Not down on the deal, it looks like a really cool machine - I'm just genuinely interested in the economics of owning one.


It can be much cheaper to create ice cream with this than buying from a store, it depends on the ingredients. However the main benefit is that fresh ice cream you make is healthier, tastier and has a much better texture than anything you will get from a store. So if you love ice cream, it is a good investment for sure.
Maybe try making your own ice cream with this method before spending £300 on a machine like this. youtube.com/wat…2PM
IamChris09/06/2020 18:12

Maybe try making your own ice cream with this method before spending £300 …Maybe try making your own ice cream with this method before spending £300 on a machine like this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-SikBqk2PM


It works, it produces decent ice cream, but it’s a lot of faff. And that’s precisely why ice cream makers exist.

It’s also why we have washing machines and dishwashers.
Newbold09/06/2020 18:28

It works, it produces decent ice cream, but it’s a lot of faff. And t …It works, it produces decent ice cream, but it’s a lot of faff. And that’s precisely why ice cream makers exist. It’s also why we have washing machines and dishwashers.


oh yea its a total faff but not that difficult and doing this at least once will let you know if the ice cream you make at home is nicer than what you're used to buying in the shops and how difficult it is to make the ice cream custard. If it turns out you much prefer it then maybe its worth spending the money and taking up the countertop space. You can also buy bread makers, soup makers etc which makes making these things at home easier but for many just buying good quality finished products is the better option. EDIT Saying that if I had the space I'd probably get one, I love rum and raisin ice cream and you never see it for sale in supermarkets.
Edited by: "IamChris" 9th Jun
IamChris09/06/2020 18:49

oh yea its a total faff but not that difficult and doing this at least …oh yea its a total faff but not that difficult and doing this at least once will let you know if the ice cream you make at home is nicer than what you're used to buying in the shops and how difficult it is to make the ice cream custard. If it turns out you much prefer it then maybe its worth spending the money and taking up the countertop space. You can also buy bread makers, soup makers etc which makes making these things at home easier but for many just buying good quality finished products is the better option. EDIT Saying that if I had the space I'd probably get one, I love rum and raisin ice cream and you never see it for sale in supermarkets.


Carte d’Or do a tolerable Rum and Raisin. It’s OK, but not a patch on anything you’d make at home.

I’d be interested in a Haagen Dazs version - or classic tutti frutti.
Newbold09/06/2020 18:58

Carte d’Or do a tolerable Rum and Raisin. It’s OK, but not a patch on any …Carte d’Or do a tolerable Rum and Raisin. It’s OK, but not a patch on anything you’d make at home.I’d be interested in a Haagen Dazs version - or classic tutti frutti.


yea I've tried that but it's just not right, too much air. would love for a more expensive brand to do it. Lokks like I need to buy a bigger kitchen and then one of these
bwmxyz09/06/2020 08:54

Yea I mean my issue wouldn't be buying the machine if I thought it would …Yea I mean my issue wouldn't be buying the machine if I thought it would save me a decent chunk of money on ice cream but I just can't see that being the case when a decent-sized box of (average) strawberries is £2+ at Tesco, cream is over £1, sugar, electricity added in you've got to be talking £4+ for a litre of ice cream.Interested to hear what some of the folks who have these say.Of course, if you are lucky enough to have a big garden full of fruit plants / trees this is a different conversation and it is definitely worth something to be eating something that's really fresh with no preservatives etc. in it.


That doesn't stack up.

There isn't the equivalent of that amount of fresh strawberries in any tub of bought ice cream.

A fairer comparison would be using strawberry puree or similar.

Here you go:
Häagen-Dazs Ice Cream Strawberry Cheesecake 460ml
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  • Fresh Cream (28%),
  • Sugar,
  • Condensed Skimmed Milk,
  • Strawberry Puree,
  • Wheat Flour,
  • Egg Yolk,
  • Coconut Oil,
  • Raspberry Puree,
  • Soft Cheese,
  • Cream,
  • Butter Oil,
  • Concentrated Lemon Juice,
  • Gelling Agent: Pectins,
  • Natural Flavourings,
  • Molasses,
  • Salt,
  • Raising Agent: Sodium Bicarbonate

Although I'd never make strawberry ice cream anyway.

As others have stated, it's not about cost - but if you eat a lot of ice cream you could make the machine pay for itself.

Haagen dazs isn't even organic. It's really not a good idea to have non organic dairy if you care even a little about the cows. Organic is better for you and the cows.

Yeo Yalley make proper ice cream. Green & Blacks is also organic.
Yeo Valley's vanilla ice cream is very good, although pretty calorific.

I'd probably use it to make organic froyo - something I haven't found anywhere - and which would cost a lot if I could get it.

And you can use stevia/erythritol or xyitol as natural sweetener

And some decent flavours like coconut, pistachio, walnut, almond, hazelnut - all the nuts, which are sorely lacking in UK supermarkets.

Gelato is also hard to get, so you could potentially use it make organic gelato for example.

And yes, a decent rum raisin would be great.

I made ice cream once. Worked out well. Tried to make a caramel pudding from condensed milk but didn't boil it long enough. So put it in a bowl. Kept adding cocoa powder and may have added chocolate, and also golden syrup I think, until it tasted good and didn't taste of condensed milk.
Heated it all up, blending it, cooled it down and put it in the freezer in a pyrex bowl.
Took it out a few times over a few hours to beat it. Was done in a few hours I think.
Tasty.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 9th Jun
As for the deal, this is a normal price on Amazon if you check 3 camels or Keepa

Sage is just Breville.

Arguably over priced Chinese made stuff.

I've got a few Magimix appliances that are rather large, less ectronic/fancy, but very nice.

But they don't seem to make an equivalent appliance.

They do have much cheaper options though.

Actually they do make a proper ice cream maker, but it's £500! (Made in Italy though, with a 3 year guarantee)
Edited by: "Shinoke" 9th Jun
Shinoke09/06/2020 21:35

As for the deal, this is a normal price on Amazon if you check 3 camels or …As for the deal, this is a normal price on Amazon if you check 3 camels or KeepaSage is just Breville.Arguably over priced Chinese made stuff.I've got a few Magimix appliances that are rather large, less ectronic/fancy, but very nice.But they don't seem to make an equivalent appliance.They do have much cheaper options though.Actually they do make a proper ice cream maker, but it's £500! (Made in Italy though, with a 3 year guarantee)


Sage is just Breville in the way that Bentley is just VW. Or Lexus Toyota.

Arguably overpriced perhaps. Have you heard of iPhone?

Magimix did one like this. We had one. It wasn't remotely as good, and it was more expensive.

This isn't really your field, is it?
Newbold09/06/2020 21:43

Sage is just Breville in the way that Bentley is just VW. Or Lexus Toyota. …Sage is just Breville in the way that Bentley is just VW. Or Lexus Toyota. Arguably overpriced perhaps. Have you heard of iPhone?Magimix did one like this. We had one. It wasn't remotely as good, and it was more expensive. This isn't really your field, is it?


Really no need for the attitude.

I have a Magimix steamer and chose it over the Sage one because it's the only steamer that doesn't use any plastic. It's very good.

Their blender is also very good. No plastic. A heavy glass jug, relatively quiet, good modes and good motor.

And I have their glass toaster. Would never get a toaster that you can't see your toast in now. Makes such a difference.

Those are all made in France I believe.

I haven't looked at their ice cream makers in detail. The high end one is made in Italy. I suspect it may even be a rebranded Italian Gelato maker because of that.

Sage stuff is made in China. They don't sell spare parts like Magimix do. 2 year vs 3 year guarantee.

I've never bought Sage products but from what I've read they're lower quality. I always decided against them after researching products, even though I liked the look of a number of their appliances.

What I know for sure is the lack of spare parts vs Magimix, shorter guarantee, and that they're made in China vs Europe.
Which counts for a fair bit, to me at least.

And this price is nothing special.

It's been this price for a year on Amazon. It jumped up in price in May, and is now back to the normal price.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 9th Jun
Shinoke09/06/2020 22:29

Really no need for the attitude.I have a Magimix steamer and chose it over …Really no need for the attitude.I have a Magimix steamer and chose it over the Sage one because it's the only steamer that doesn't use any plastic. It's very good.Their blender is also very good. No plastic. A heavy glass jug, relatively quiet, good modes and good motor.And I have their glass toaster. Would never get a toaster that you can't see your toast in now. Makes such a difference.Those are all made in France I believe.I haven't looked at their ice cream makers in detail. The high end one is made in Italy. I suspect it may even be a rebranded Italian Gelato maker because of that.Sage stuff is made in China. They don't sell spare parts like Magimix do. 2 year vs 3 year guarantee.I've never bought Sage products but from what I've read they're lower quality. I always decided against them after researching products, even though I liked the look of a number of their appliances.What I know for sure is the lack of spare parts vs Magimix, shorter guarantee, and that they're made in China vs Europe.Which counts for a fair bit, to me at least.And this price is nothing special.It's been this price for a year on Amazon. It jumped up in price in May, and is now back to the normal price.


Is there such a big difference in made in France to made in China? I know Chinese factories can knockout some tat but there are lots of Chinese factories that produce some very high quality products too. Also Sage stuff is basically Breville Australia which shouldn’t be associated with Breville UK which are 2 completely different companies.
friendlyfire32109/06/2020 23:39

Is there such a big difference in made in France to made in China? I know …Is there such a big difference in made in France to made in China? I know Chinese factories can knockout some tat but there are lots of Chinese factories that produce some very high quality products too. Also Sage stuff is basically Breville Australia which shouldn’t be associated with Breville UK which are 2 completely different companies.


I'd say so, yes. Some very high end products are made in China, but I'd still get a European made appliance over a Chinese made one for sure, provided it reviews well etc.

Better for the environment

Can expect better workers rights and conditions

No worry of supporting the brutal, oppressive Chinese communist party by buying products that may have been manufactured by state owned Chinese companies, or those close to the Chinese communist party etc.

Magimix stuff is high quality, and you can buy spare parts. They're made more like old fashioned serviceable appliances, rather than disposable high tech stuff that you get a lot of made cheaply in China.

magimix-spares.co.uk/

magimix-spares.co.uk/Mag…80/

Was available from John Lewis before too. I'll watch out for a price drop on Amazon - it's sold for under £250 before, very briefly.

Sage gets some poor reviews.
Edited by: "Shinoke" 10th Jun
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