DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor
If you are looking for the only dedicated gelato maker on this list, you have to go with the DeLonghi GM6000 Gelato Maker with Self-Refrigerating Compressor. Made in Italy, this baby has a built-in compressor that keeps your gelato at the perfect temperature throughout the entire process. The DeLonghi has a hermetically sealed lid limiting the air introduced into the mixture. This unit is capable of making about a quart of gelato every 30 minutes and once the mixing bowl has been rinsed out, you can fill it up and make another batch. There is no chill or "keep" function, so when the cycle is complete, the gelato must be removed or it will begin to melt.