The Best Bread Machine Reviews
Welcome to our website, dedicated to bringing you the best bread machine reviews in the world. Bread has been a staple of the human diet for thousands of years, and spans almost every culture and part of the world in some form or another. The versatility and worldwide love of bread have meant there are hundreds of recipes, varieties and methods of making bread, which is nothing short of an art form. Surely then no kitchen is complete without a bread machine helping with the preparation and baking process to make sure the whole family get their share of hearty crust?
What Bread Machines Do
Bread Machines are made of a tin at the bottom and a purpose built oven, usually accompanied by a small computing device so that you can make choices and alter the settings. The machines are designed to take the kneading process and other difficult areas of making your loafs out of your hands, they also have timers so you can make sure your bread is cooked to perfection, making your life a lot easier in the process. They fall into the category of “convenience cooking devices” which describes them perfectly. You may also even save money by making your own bread instead of buying yours from a bakery or supermarket, so they can be financially beneficial also.
Bread is not only tasty but is a mainstay of diets everywhere, however, do you absolutely certain that what you are buying from the store is to be trusted? I’m not saying it will make you ill, and perhaps you’re lucky enough to buy fresh bread from a bakery, but if you’re buying supermarket brands or bagged bread then you are going to be eating something that has been subjected to a lot of processing, with additives and preservatives and who knows what else. Not only will I claim that bread made at home is tastier, it is also a lot more natural. Have you ever bought bread from a shop, let it go past its expiry date and it hasn’t molded? I’ve had bread go weeks past its sell by and not start to mold, which suggests to me that a lot has been added to it, I’ll take a fresh loaf every day.
Baking your own bread, whether in a machine or the traditional method, you get control of what goes into it and you know exactly what you are putting in your (and your families) body.
Our Bread Machine Reviews
Our goal is to bring you in depth reviews of some of the top models of bread machines and bread makers available to make sure you make the best choice in buying your machine and that you get the best value for money also. Short reviews of some of the most popular models are below.
Panasonic SD-RD250 Bread Maker Review
Panasonic were the first company to actually manufacture bread machines so you would expect them to be right at the forefront of their manufacture now, which is certainly the case.
Their SD-RD250 model boasts 5 baking modes and two size options (medium sized or extra large loaf), a non stick pan which makes it really easy to clean this model, and even a cool fruit and nut dispenser for all of those amazing bread recipes you can experiment with.
This is an immensely versatile bread maker and does not restrict you to just bread, you can even make pastas and pizza doughs with the modes incorporated, so it can help other areas of your cooking too.
One really awesome feature of the SD-RD250 is the “light or dark” crust choices, you can make a softer and lighter loaf or a darker, crustier loaf depending on your personal preference or mood. What I love about this particular model is that it gives such a huge amount of variations that you can create to ensure you never get bored and end up eating the same loaf over and over again.
The only criticism I have heard about this bread maker is that it struggles slightly with whole wheats, but other than that this is a real all-rounder and serves up amazing bread for your table evening after evening.
Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker
This Oster model is an exceptionally affordable bread machine. At the time of me writing this the machine is available for an amazing $60, representing ridiculously good value for money. This is no basic machine, either, and is jam packed with features including:
- Up to 2-pound capacity – This means you can make absolutely huge loaves with this bad boy, great for feeding large families.
- Express Bake setting – Impressively, you can have bread made from scratch in under an hour with this model, which is probably why the call it expressbake! Great for those of us who want to make bread spontaneously or don’t have the foresight to make it hours and hours in advance.
- 9 Bread settings and three crust modes – make your loaf exactly to the specifications you desire.
- LCD display guiding you through every aspect of the bread making process.
The Oster CKSTBRTW20 is an amazing bread machine available at a brilliant price. Immensely well reviewed all over the internet, especially on Amazon (where the $60 quote can also be found) I can’t imagine anyone regretting parting with their cash for this pocket rocket.
Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Maker
Breville make some exceptional kitchen appliances and their foray into bread machines has served to continue their glowing reputation. The BBM800XL is a really deluxe model and is definitely what you’d call a high end bread maker. The machine will set you back a bit if you are thinking of purchasing it, but oh boy is it worth it. Features include:
- Fruit and Nut dispenser – similarly to the Panasonic model already mentioned. In Breville’s own words this ensures that the machine “releases ingredients at the right moment during the knead phase so they are evenly incorporated within the dough”
- LCD screen and controls to help guide you through the 13 automatic settings, 3 crust colors, and 4 loaf sizes, a huge variety of different loaves can come out of this machine and be made with ease.
- 46 step by step recipes including whole wheat, gluten free, crusty, sweet and yeast free. This is a really nice touch by the Breville team and helps to make sure you’re really making the most of your machine.
The manufacturers have claimed that this is the best bread machine ever manufactured (the best thing since sliced bread, you might say). It certainly is very intelligent, and allows you to tell it exactly when you want your bread, what size and how you want it to taste. Hi-tech to say the least. Another very well reviewed product and you should certainly look into it if it suits your budget, this is sure to last many years and you definitely won’t get bored with all of those different settings.
There are many more types of machine on the market and we aim to bring you a huge guide to the product including some brilliant tips you can use once you have chosen and purchased your model. Beautiful fresh bread is almost at your fingertips.