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Last updated: 13 June 2017

Breadmaking at home is back in vogue – there's nothing quite like the smell, taste and texture of a freshly baked loaf of bread in your kitchen. We lab test and review breadmakers to help you find the best breadmaker for you. Our breadmaker buying guide will help you decide which type you need, and how we test explains how we come up with our results.

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Our test covers nine breadmakers, priced between $109 and $399.

Our expert testers give every breadmaker a thorough workout to find the models that are:

  • best at making bread from scratch
  • best at making bread from pre-mix
  • best at making gluten-free bread from pre-mix
  • best at making rye bread from pre-mix
  • the easiest to use.

We also give you good and bad points for each model, and our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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    • 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 pre-mix energy use (kWh)
    • Average energy cost per loaf
    • Good points
    • Bad points
    • Temperature of the sides/lid/controls
    • Loaf shape
    • Keep warm function
    • Price
    • Brand
    • Model
    • 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)
    • Origin
    • Contact


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