Top 10 Best Bread Makers – wake up to freshly made bread

Waking up in the morning to the glorious scent of a freshly baked loaf, is one of the most luxurious things one can imagine. Luckily, in this modern day and age, it does not mean having to wake up at an un-godly hour to mix the flour or knead the dough. Any one of these bread makers is bound to make your house smell like the local gourmet bakery.

The saying, the ‘best thing since sliced bread’ should be the ‘best thing since fresh bread’ as there is no comparison.

What to Look for in a Bread Maker

Here are a handful of things to consider when deciding on a bread maker.

  1. The different bake programmes for bread, dough, pizza dough and cake. Speciality dough programmes for rye bread and gluten free bread on newer models.
  2. Automatic fruit and nut dispense, without this requires listening out for the buzzer or beeper to open and drop the extra ingredients manually part way through the kneading cycle.
  3. Fast bake or Rapid bake programme lets you bake an optimum loaf in less than 2 hours.
  4. Loaf sizes and weight of bread, smaller bread makers make only one to two loaf sizes. Bigger break makers let you set between 3 to 5 different sizes.
  5. Crust settings, there are typically 3 settings depending on how dark you wish to have your loaf of bread; light, medium and dark
  6. Delay timer 12 hours pretty standard and some comes bread maker also comes with 1 hour keep warm function
  7. Dimensions, check the size before you buy. Bread makers are normally big and heavy so we would not recommend moving to storage when not in use. You will need space on the counter top for this.
  8. New convection feature with built-in fan to circulate the warm air for more even baking
  9. New feature fold away or easily removable paddle gives you the option to remove paddle with a paddle removal tool so it doesn’t leave a hole at the bottom of the bread
  10. New compote and jam programmes to make your own jam at home. This is usually part of the programme settings.

Other features such as internal light and viewing window while great are just nice to have. If you are going to use a pre-set programme, you would leave it to do its own thing. If you are going to use the delay timer and go to sleep to wake up in their morning for a ready loaf, then the viewing window is redundant.

Best Bread Makers

  1. Panasonic SD-2501 Automatic Break Maker
  2. Andrew James Premium Bread Maker with Integrate Scales
  3. Lakeland Compact Bread Maker Plus
  4. Morphy Richards 48280 Fast Bake Bread Maker
  5. Cuisinart CBK250U Bread Maker
  6. Andrew James Premium Bread Maker
  7. Andrew James Dual Blade Bread Maker
  8. Kenwood BM260 Bread Maker
  9. Morphy Richards 48324 Premium Plus Bread Maker
  10. Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker

Others


Now for a closer look at each of these

Panasonic SD-2501 Automatic Break Maker

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Starting off with the best and most advanced bread maker in the market, the Panasonic SD-2501. It is also our recommended bread maker.

  • PanasonicSD250225 Bread and Dough Modes with Speciality Mode that uses various grains and flours like Spelt flour and Rye flour. Also supports 100% Gluten Free bread program.
  • Raisin and Nut Dispenser that automatically drops additional ingredients into the dough evenly throughout the bread – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • Jam and Compote Modes with 8 Jam and 6 Compote recipes to create your own jam in the bread maker
  • 3 loaf sizes (Medium, Large or Extra Large) and 3 crust settings (Light, Medium, Dark)
  • Programmable Digital Time up to 13 hours – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 256 (Width) x 389 (Depth) x 382 (Height) mm, Weighs 7.0 kg
  • Also available: Panasonic SD-2502 Automatic Bread Maker (Stainless Steel)

Andrew James Premium Bread Maker with Integrate Scales

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  • 12 pre-set programmes including whole wheat, gluten free, cake, dough and jam
  • Automatic ingredients dispensers for nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chips or others – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • Toughened glass viewing window and built-in battery operated digital scales that can also be removed to use independently
  • 2 loaf sizes (700 grams or 900 grams) with light, medium or dark crust settings
  • Programmable Digital Time up to 13 hours, with 1 hour keep warm function – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 27 x 30.5 x 36 cm
  • Also sold as the Lakeland Bread Maker Plus with Weighing Scales

Lakeland Compact Bread Maker Plus

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  • 11 programme settings including crusty, French, wholemeal and dough functions.
  • Manually add ingredients, the machine beeps about 15-30 mins into its cycle to signal that you can add the extra ingredients
  • 1 loaf size 1lb (approx 450 grams)
  • Ultra fast bake programme makes a loaf in just over 1.5 hourFAST BAKE
  • Dimensions: 31 x 21.5 x 25 (H) cm (12¼” x 8½” x 10″)

Morphy Richards 48280 Fast Bake Bread Maker

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  • 12 programme settings including dough settings, also makes cakes and jam
  • Fast Bake settings bakes a 2lb loaf in under 1 hour FAST BAKE
  • Manually add ingredients when the machine beeps after around 30 minutes into the knead cycle.
  • 3 loaf sizes (1lb, 1.5lb and 2lb) approx. 450 grams, 680 grams and 907 grams with light medium and dark crust settings
  • 13 hour programmable timer – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 27 x 38 x 29.5 cm ; 6 Kg

Cuisinart CBK250U Bread Maker

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  • 12 pre-set programmes for fresh bread, cakes, dough and jam. Also capable of making gluten free and rye bread.
  • Automatic nut and seed dispenser that releases just the right amount of extra ingredient at the right time – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • Removable paddle gives perfect loaf with no hole in the base.
  • Convection breadmaker with temperature and fan that circulates hot air controlled by internal computer for perfect results.
  • 2 loaf sizes; 700 grams and 1000 grams.
  • 13 hour delay start programmable timer with 1 hour keep warm function – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 23(D) x 37(W) x 32(H) cm ; 8 Kg

Andrew James Premium Bread Maker

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  • AndrewJamesPremiumBreadMakerRed12 digital programmes for bread, dough, cake and jam
  • Automatic fruit and nut dispenser that releases the extra ingredients at the right time – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • 2 loaf sizes; 750 grams and 900 grams with choice or light, medium or dark crust settings.
  • 13 hour delay programmable timer and 60 minutes keep warm function – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 36cm length, 27cm width, 30.5cm height
  • Colours: Stainless Steel or Red

Andrew James Dual Blade Bread Maker

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  • 13 pre-set functions including whole wheat, gluten free, rye bread and jam
  • Automatic fruit and nut dispenser that releases the extra ingredients at exactly the right time – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • Two blades, sometimes known as paddle for superior mixing and kneading action to make a uniform loaf
  • 4 loaf sizes (unknown weight)
  • 13 hour delay programmable timer and 60 minutes keep warm function – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 44.0L x 26.0W x 30.5H (cm)
  • Optional mini-loaf pans lets you bake two loaves at once with different flavours
  • Colours: White or Black

Kenwood BM260 Bread Maker

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  • 11 programme settings combining all options from premium white to cake and jam
  • Fan-assisted baking system
  • Fast Bake known as Optimum bake programme produces an Optimum loaf in 85 minutes FAST BAKE
  • Standard baking time is just over 3 hours.
  • 3 loaf sizes: 500g, 750g or 1KG loaf setting
  • Dimensions: 33 x 28 x 30 cm ; 7 Kg

Morphy Richards 48324 Premium Plus Bread Maker

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  • 19 programme settings for bread, dough, cakes, desserts and jam. Also does speciality breads such as malt loaf, corn bread and gluten free recipes.
  • Automatic fruit dispenser adds the ingredients at exactly the right time – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • Drop down blade that kneads the dough to the desired consistency then fold away for a smooth loaf with no holes in the bottom
  • Fast bake programme bakes an optimum loaf in 85 minutes – FAST BAKE
  • 3 loaf sizes with 5 crust settings
  • 12 hour delay programmable timer – TIMER
  • Exact measuring tools included so no need to weigh ingredients
  • Dimensions: 29 x 37.5 x 33 cm
  • Also available Morphy Richards 48326 without automatic fruit dispenser

Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker

Kenwood BM450

  • 15 programs for bread, dough, cake and jam. Also allows 5 personal program settings to set your own timing for each stages (pre-heat, kneading, rising and baking).
  • Automatic ingredient dispenser up to 125 grams capacity that automatically opens and dispense the extra ingredients at the right time – INGREDIENT DISPENSER
  • Convection fan for crispier loaf
  • Kenwood kneader is designed to be removed easily from the loaf without leaving a large hole
  • Rapid bake settings bakes a loaf in 58-minutesFAST BAKE
  • 3 loaf sizes (small, medium, large) at 500 grams, 750 grams and 1000 grams.
  • 12 hour delay timer and 1 hour keep warm function – TIMER
  • Dimensions: 23.5 x 31.5 x 38.5 cm ; 9 Kg

Our Line-up

Here is a quick look at our line-up again, for the latest prices please click on the links below:

  1. Panasonic SD-2501 Automatic Break Maker
  2. Andrew James Premium Bread Maker with Integrate Scales
  3. Lakeland Compact Bread Maker Plus
  4. Morphy Richards 48280 Fast Bake Bread Maker
  5. Cuisinart CBK250U Bread Maker
  6. Andrew James Premium Bread Maker
  7. Andrew James Dual Blade Bread Maker
  8. Kenwood BM260 Bread Maker
  9. Morphy Richards 48324 Premium Plus Bread Maker
  10. Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker

Others