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Last updated: 05 August 2021


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There's nothing quite like the smell, taste and texture of a freshly baked loaf of bread in your kitchen. Our experts lab test and review breadmakers to help you find the best breadmaker for you. We review breadmakers ranging in price between $119 and $489. We 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.
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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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How we test breadmakers

  • Making bread from scratch/premix
  • We make a 1kg loaf of multigrain bread from scratch with each machine, following the manufacturer's instructions.
  • We also compare the machines' performance when making a 1kg multigrain loaf, 1kg gluten free loaf and a 1kg rye loaf from a Laucke premix.
  • 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, grain distribution, crust, and crumb texture, looking for small and evenly distributed bubbles.
  • How easy are they to use?

    We note how easy the bread tins are to remove and replace, how easy it is to remove the loaf, how intuitive the controls, labels and features are, and how easy the machines are to clean.

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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
      • Temperature of the sides/lid/controls
      • Good points
      • Bad points
      • Brand
      • Model
      • Price
      • Availability
      • 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)
      • Origin
      • Contact


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