DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker Review

DeLonghi GM6000The DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor is a top of the line, fully automatic machine that can pump out batch after batch of delicious gelato without any need for ice or a pre-frozen bowl.

For those of you not familiar with the difference between Gelato and Ice Cream, the main points to note are as follows:

  • Gelato has a lower fat content allowing the flavours of the ingredients to come through stronger
  • Gelato is not served frozen
  • Gelato has a lower air content, meaning a more dense and less fluffy texture than ice cream


This attractively designed gelato maker features patented mixing paddle that blends all ingredient effectively from the top to bottom for perfect consistency. Due to build-in self-refrigerating compressor it is possible to make multiple batches of gelato straight one after the other without any waiting periods or refreezing of the bowl. This compressor gets ingredient to a nice cold temperature on its own, which frozen bowl ice cream makers cannot do.

Another cool feature is energy-efficiant refrigerant gas, that doesn’t deplete the ozone layer like other refrigerants and has proven to be safe for the environment as it is non-flammable, non-corrosive and non-toxic.

The removable stainless steel bowl, paddle and transparent lid makes the cleanup and serving very easy. It also comes with a recipe book to get you started with some densed mixtures of delicious gelatos.

The gelato maker measures 12-4.5 by 15-4.5 by 9-3.5 inches.

The Good:

  • No waiting periods between multiple batches due to  built in self-refrigerating compressor
  • No pre-freezing, its ready when you are
  • The patented mixing paddle blends ingredient from top to bottom smoothly, resulting in richer flavours
  • Easy cleanup

The Bad:

  • A  bit more pricey
  • It doesn’t produces very large amount of gelato in a batch
  • The machine is heavy

Who Should Buy This Model?

If you love ice cream, you’ll love gelato and if you’re an impulsive kind of person who doesn’t want to pre-plan when you’re going to need a batch of frozen delightfulness by putting a bowl in the freezer a day before you need to use it, then this is the machine for you.

Whilst it is considerably more expensive than a regular ice cream maker, this won’t be of concern to you if you are after an indulgent and impulsive gelato at your fingertips on a moments notice.


A high end gelato maker that doesn’t come cheaply, but that still gives you a lot of value for your money. The time and hassle saving that you will get from not needing to pre-plan when you make your gelato is worth the price tag alone, but on top of that the gelato itself is a tastier and more healthy alternative to regular ice cream.