Having already featured a short Sunbeam 5891 review in a previous post about the best cheap bread machines, I decided it deserved a more detailed review! This bread machine is available well below $100 and is therefore extremely affordable. You might think that for the price, you’re getting a more ‘budget’ range of bread machine, and though this is not one of the more expensive models with super duper features like walking your dog for you, if you’re looking for simple but varied family loaves, look no further than the Sunbeam 5891.

12 Settings

One thing we all look for in our bread machines is a variety of settings to allow for multiple breads, so that we can always offer a varied selection and don’t get bored of the same bread every day. The settings offered are:

  • Basic
  • French
  • Whole Wheat
  • French
  • Sweet
  • Expressbake 1.5 lb
  • Expressbake 2 lb
  • Dough
  • Jam
  • Cake
  • Sandwich
  • Bake

As well as this, there are three crust choices, so you can choose the color you like on the finish of your bread.

Easy to Use

The Sunbeam 5891 is extremely easy to use with an LCD interface that makes bread making simple for even the most amateur of bread maker! Clearly labeled buttons and no confusing added extras mean you get it right every time and won’t have to spend ages reading the manual to be sure you’re getting the bread you’re looking for. Not only is it easy to use, the non stick bread pan makes it easy to clean, too, so you won’t waste time and effort scrubbing.


In a hurry? This is one of the cheapest bread machines to offer an expressbake mode that means you can make bread in next to no time, under an hour in fact, which is incredibly fast! Those of us who aren’t organised enough to plan hours and hours ahead should still be able to enjoy bread too.

Included Recipes

A handy booklet means you get a load of recipes included with your Sunbeam 5891 and can have a lot of different types of bread with recipes tailor made for your own machine!

Delay Bake

What is better than the smell of fresh bread in the morning or when you walk through the door? I love the delay settings on bread machines, and this is offered on the sunbeam, so you can set your machine up to 13 hours ahead, go to bed or off to work and prepare to wake up to the smell of a bakery.


The amount of features and added extras mean this bread machine is a real bargain at under $100, and I would recommend it to those looking for a more affordable model. A well reviewed, long lasting maker that may even pay for itself in time.