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Bread Maker

A bread maker is a machine designed for making bread! It takes the hard work out of making bread. You don't have to worry about mixing the ingredients, kneading the dough, cooking for the correct time or at the right temperature. The bread maker does it for you!

Here I have listed some of the bread maker machines available. It's very easy to make bread using one of these machines. Just measure out the ingredients, put them into the bread pan in the correct order, close the lid, select the baking programme and choose light, medium and dark crust. Some bread makers have delayed timers giving you the luxury of freshly baked bread for breakfast. Mmmm! The bread maker does the kneading, rising and baking for you.

Each bread maker has a non stick removeable bread pan into which goes a kneading blade. The shape of the bread pan will affect the shape of your loaf. When buying a bread maker consider whether bread shape is important and decide on the size of loaves you want.

Some bread makers have speciality flour cycles for making wholemeal loaves and can also cater for particular dietry requirements e.g. gluten free, low salt, high fibre. Consider which features you need. You should also think about the size of your bread maker and where it's going to go on your kitchen top as some machines can be quite large.

Bread Makers
  Make/Model Comments  
Panasonic SD255 Breadmaker

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program

This breadmaker has 9 Bread & Dough Modes.

Customise bread to suit your dietary needs.

Jam and Compote Mode.

3 Different Loaf Sizes. 100% Gluten Free Bread Mode.


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Panasonic SD-2501WXC Auto Breadmaker

Panasonic SD-2501WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Nut & Raisin Dispenser & Gluten Free Program

11 Bread & Dough Modes. This breadmaker has a Raisin Nut Dispenser.

Jam and Compote Mode. 3 Different Loaf Sizes.

100% Gluten Free Bread Mode.


"Fantastic breadmaker! - This is the first bread maker I have owned, but it is exactly what I was hoping it would be! I chose this one, as the reviews for the older version of this machine were really good, but I preferred to get the newest one. "

"It was very straight forward to get started. The manual has a good collection of recipes, enough to keep me occupied for the next few weeks."

"The bread maker is so simple to use a child could do it."

Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker

Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker with Ingredients Dispenser

Baking healthy, homemade bread couldn’t be easier with the Kenwood BM450 Break Maker. Automatic ingredients dispenser

15 programs and 5 personal program settings.

58-minute rapid bake setting.

Unique Kenwood non-stick coated bread pan and kneader.

Touch-screen controls.

"Excellent top quality breadmaker"

" Other features which perhaps not all breadmachines have are: 
* Incredibly good looks - those pictures don't do it justice 
* A light to see inside through the hinged lid, without lifting it and jeopardising your loaf 
* Very good quality and comprehensive recipe booklet 
* Genuinely good rapid bake setting (creates well risen loaves in less than an hour) 
* A large dispenser to add nuts or fruit partway through the cycle "

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Russell Hobbs 18036 Breadmaker

Russell Hobbs 18036 Breadmaker Fresh Bread in Minutes

  • 3 loaf sizes: 1 lb, 1.6 lb and 2.2 lb
  • 55-minute fast-bake function
  • 13-hour delay bake timer
  • Keep-warm function
  • Dishwasher safe non-stick pan and kneading blade
its 55-minute fast-bake function means you can have a nutritional, tasty loaf ready within an hour. The 12 programmable combinations allow you to bake basic, French, wholewheat, cake, pizza dough and even jam, and the breadmaker comes equipped with an adjustable crust control option based on your preference of a light, medium or dark crust..

"Wonderful breadmaker"

" The more you use it - the better it gets!- The first few times I made bread with this machine the brown bread crust turned out a bit pale. But I found the more I used it the more crust colour the bread took on."

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Morphy Richards 48320

Morphy Richards 48320 Premium Breadmaker Plastic - White and Black

  • 19 Programmes including settings for bread, cakes, pizza dough jams and gluten free
  • Auto fruit and nut dispenser allowing for extra ingredients to be added to the baking process
  • 12 hour delay timer lets you wake up to fresh bread in the morning
  • 70 minute fast bake option when the need for fresh bread is more urgent
  • Auto keep warm

The aroma of homemade bread around the home is one of those great cooking experiences. Bread, fresh out of the oven, with melting butter is a memorable taste sensation.

"It's very easy to clean. The pan just twists out and you can wipe it clean. "

specially Good in our case for a Gluten Free and Tasty Loaf"

"I've put this through its paces with a few different loaves now and can confidently say it's a treat. Chuck in the bread mix, a bit of water and choose a preset programme. That's it."

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Kenwood BM250 Bread Maker

Kenwood BM250 Bread Maker, 12 Programs, White

  • 12 programmes bake bread to suit all taste, mix speciality dough, such as croissants, pasta and pizza dough, and even make jam
  • Bakes 3 loaf sizes (500 g, 750 g or 1 kg) with light, medium or dark crust colour settings
  • Rapid bake programme creates an everyday loaf in just 58 minutes
  • 15-hour delay timer allows you to wake up to the smell of fresh bread, with a 1-hour keep warm function also included
  • 8-minute power interruption memory restarts your programme automatically


Kenwood BM300 Breadmaker

Kenwood BM300 Bread maker 1kg
2 loaf sizes; 3 crust colours;
Variety of bread types;
12 hour digital timer with delay option ; Express setting; gluten free, white, granary, whole-wheat and a cake setting.


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Kenwood BM200 Bread maker Compact
900g/2lb loaf capacity; 12 hour timer;
1 hour rapid bake program
Jam making function; Non-stick bread pan
Viewing window; 13 automatic programs
1 hour keep warm function.

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Stainless steel bread maker
Unbranded Stainless Steel Bread maker from Tesco
1-5lb capacity
8 programmes
Stainless steel
60 minutes keep warm facility.

Great value breadmaker if you're on a budget.

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Stainless Steel Fastbake
Morphy Richards 48268 Stainless Steel Fastbake Bread maker
Bakes up to a 2lb loaf; white, brown and speciality loaves; Fastbake setting; Choice of 8 settings
Viewing window; Programmable timer for overnight baking; 60 minute keep warm function
Add ingredients signal.

Measuring cup provided measures 1 American cup and not British. An excellent machine producing consistently good results.

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Why bread making machines?

Bread makers are fast becoming the must have kitchen appliance. If you like, they are the 'in thing' (if a kitchen appliance can be 'in'!). People are once again waking up to the smell of home baked fresh bread. Aside from the lovely smell I expect many people are becoming more aware of the huge amount of rubbish that is put into our food these days. With your own bread maker machine you buy and put the individual ingredients in, so you know exactly what you're eating!

  • Experiment with different flours - most supermarkets now stock a wide variety.
  • If your bread doesn't turn out quite how you expect, persevere, as very small adjustments to the ingredients can affect your loaf. Too much water or not enough can make a big difference.
  • Fast or rapid bake modes don't always give the best results.
  • Store your bread in plastic bags to make it last longer.
  • Experiment with different bread maker recipes.
  • Invest in a book to get the most out of your machine. Click here for bread maker recipe books

Hope you find this page on bread makers of use. Happy bread making!

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