Price: £209.99 from the Housetohome shop

Capacity: 1.2 litres

Time: 30 minutes

Housetohome says: Great for gadget lovers!

Rating: 4/5

With its slick looks and in-built refrigeration, the Magimix is top of the range and this reflected in the price. It is very quick and easy to assemble because it doesn’t use any pre-frozen parts and after five minutes the machine is ready to use. It has some clever features - the paddle changes direction when the ice-cream is ready and it comes with a spatula and measuring cup.

The churning paddle is quite noisy but the results were fantastic. After 30 minutes the ice-cream was the perfect consistency and the removable bowl made it extremely easy to get the ice cream out. Cleaning the bowl was effortless but the motorised paddle can be very difficult to dismantle.