Almost every regular kitchen user decides at some point in their life that they are going to invest in a bread machine, and it is hardly a surprise, they’re a great way to eat healthy, fresh bread in your own home, give us an excuse to experiment with our bread and they can even save us money every week off our supermarket bills. Some of the machines on the market are very expensive, and not everybody is in the market to spend this much, so we’ve created a summary of the best cheap bread machine models to help you make your choice of which to buy without having it cost you the earth.
What Do You Sacrifice By Buying a Cheap Bread Machine?
Inevitably, there is an element of sacrifice here, and you’re not going to get the best model on the market, but that doesn’t mean you won’t get something that will suit your needs. The extra features you’re likely to sacrifice include:
- Fruit and nut dispensers for the more ‘fancy’ loaves
- Additional modes such as baking modes and recipes for other types of food
- Recipe books, instructional DVDs and other added extras
- Size – you might not be able to make as big a loaf with a cheaper machine
If all of that sounds to you like added luxury, and you’re not overly worried about having these features, then the machines below could be for you.
Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker
Having talked about many of the features you might miss out on, this amazingly good value for money Oster model might just serve to prove me wrong, it has an LCD screen so you can keep tabs on what you’re doing, 9 baking modes and an ‘express bake’ mode for bread in next to no time. It also has up to a 2 lb capacity which is enough to keep a large family happy! The only thing that you might sacrifice is room for experimentation, but if you’re looking for bread, bread and more bread then this machine definitely gets my recommendation at a truly unbelievable price considering its abilities.
West Bend 2 Lb. Breadmaker
This West Bend Breadmaker also packs in with a capacity of 2 lbs which means plenty of bread from one bake. 12 modes of bread to keep things interesting and also a delay start for fresh bread whenever you choose. Reviews of this bread machine show you that it is immensely easy to use and easy to clean with a non stick pan and user friendly interface. Usually available for around $50, this is a great family bread machine with very little risk attached to the price!
These are some of the cheapest models of bread machine you’re likely to find, it is almost impossible to find a new bread machine for under $50, but these come mighty close to breaking the mark and you still get a very very good loaf for the money, remember, they can save you a lot of money on supermarket or bakery bread, so they may even pay for themselves in the long run!