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Multigrain from scratch score
We make a 1kg loaf of multigrain bread from scratch following the manufacturer's instructions. We visually assess the loaves for even crust colour, shape, uniformity of mixing, grain distribution, crust and crumb texture.
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Multigrain premix score
We make 1kg wholemeal multigrain loaves from a supermarket premix and assess loaves for even crust colour, shape, uniformity of mixing, grain distribution, crust and crumb texture.
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Gluten free premix score
We compare the machine's performance when making gluten free loaves from a Laucke premix (widely available in most major supermarkets). Where available, we use the breadmaker's instructions for the premix, otherwise we use the premix manufacturer's instructions. We visually assess the loaves for even crust colour, shape, uniformity of mixing, crust and crumb texture, looking for small and evenly distributed bubbles.
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Ease of use score
We assess general ease of use. How easy it is to load and unload, whether the paddle gets stuck in the loaf, and viewing through the window. We also assess how intuitive the controls, labels and features are, and how easy the machines are to clean.
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This feature is handy if you want to wake up or come home to freshly baked bread.
This feature shows the stage of the bread-making process in the electronic display window.
This feature is for preparing dough to bake in an oven. The dough setting will perform the mixing/kneading/punch down and first rise automatically. You can then shape the dough into rolls, plaits, bagels or whatever you like, allow to rise a second time, then bake in a conventional oven.
This feature is for cakes and non-yeast breads such as banana bread or yeast-free loaves.
This feature is for jams and preserves made from fresh fruit (and results in less mess than the old stovetop method).
For a heavier bread. This setting allows for a longer rising time, which is needed for wheat or grain flours. It's normal for wholewheat breads to be slightly smaller and denser than a white loaf. All models have this feature.
A Similar model is identical in most aspects except for a few. This means that a majority of its test results are identical so you can reasonably expect to get the same results from the model we tested, but for those aspects which aren't identical, we'll note these as "Not Tested" in the Compare tables.
A Tested model refers to a model that is still current and available in the Australian market. You should be able to order this model through your local retailer, or find it online.
These models can't be found in retailers or online or are no longer manufactured. You may still find these models on second hand websites, or in second hand dealers. Test methods may change over time, so criteria which can't be directly compared will contain an N/A.
An Identical model is exactly that. Performance characteristics will be identical and the only difference will be something trivial such as colour, which won't have an impact on performance.
These are models we haven't yet tested but that are available.
Included in this review
- Overall score
- Performance score
- Rye bread premix
- Multigrain made from scratch
- Multigrain made from premix
- Gluten free premix
- Ease of use
- Time taken from scratch (hh:mm)
- Time taken from premix (hh:mm)
- Multigrain from scratch energy use (kWh)
- Multigrain premix energy use (kWh)
- Average energy cost per loaf
- Temperature of the sides/lid/controls
- Good points
- Bad points
- Loaf shape
- Keep warm function
- Loaf size options (g)
- Crust colour options
- Delay start
- Automatic fruit and nut dispenser
- Fruit and nut beeper
- Progress indicator
- Removable lid
- Viewing window
- Power interruption protection
- Basic white setting
- Basic rapid or turbo setting
- Wholewheat setting
- Wholewheat rapid setting
- Sweet setting
- French setting
- Yeast free setting
- Jam setting
- Bake only setting
- Pasta dough setting
- Pizza dough setting
- Dough setting
- Cake setting
- Damper setting
- Continental/Italian/Crusty setting
- Sandwich/loaf setting
- Gluten free setting
- Exterior dimensions (cm, WxDxH)
- Bread tin dimensions (cm, WxDxH)
- Warranty (yrs)