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The Smartest Kitchen Appliances on the Market

In less than an hour, Breville’s fully automatic, compressor-driven ice cream maker delivers sorbet, frozen yogurt, ice cream, and gelato in the consistency of your choosing. "The easiest way to make ice cream at home is in a machine that has a built-in compressor, which saves you the step of having to freeze your mixing container overnight … and the machine will also keep your confection cold for several hours without more churning," wrote Florence Fabricant in the New York Times. At $399, it's pretty pricy (there are a few almost double that price though), but you get ice cream 1 HOUR after the idea pops in your head. No other maker does that for less.

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