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Compare the 10 Best Bread MakersDecember 2017(Last Updated 12 December 2017)

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The best bread makers on the market, to help you bake fresh bread every morning
Compare top brands including Panasonic, Morphy Richards and Sencor
Every week we rank the best bread makers based on features, reviews and price
We compare: 97 Bread Maker Models 1,970 Bread Maker Reviews 67 Bread Maker Prices
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#1

90

BDM-110

Nesco BDM‑110

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$83.27

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680g
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$86
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
The best scoring bread maker under $100, with very good features
#2

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48280

Morphy Richards 48280

18 Reviews + 1 Award
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$278.00

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907.2g
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$89
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
A good spec and award winning 907.2g loaf size bread maker, with alright running costs but representing only average value for money
#3

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BBM100

Breville BBM100

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$83.39

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1kg
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$97
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A good spec and good value for money 1kg loaf size bread maker, with OK running costs
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23620

Russell Hobbs 23620

100 Reviews
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$174.59

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$89
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
An excellently reviewed and good spec 1kg loaf size bread maker, with low running costs but representing only moderate value for money

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

QWhat are the best types of bread to make in a bread maker?
ABread makers are best used for traditional square loaves - this fit well in the bread tin, and the appliances can handle everything from mixing to baking. However they can also just make the dough for a variety of other breads - from rolls to bagels -which you can then bake in a separate oven.
QWhy is a delay timer useful?
AA delay timer allows you to set when the bread will start cooking, meaning you can schedule the bread to be finished when you wake up in the morning.
QWhat is a fruit/nut hopper?
AThis is a special addition to the bread maker, which allows fruits and nuts (such as raisins or walnuts) to be gradually added to the dough during mixing, allowing for an even distribution through the dough.

Bread Maker Buying Guide

A bread maker, as the name suggests, is a machine that allows for the easy baking of all different types of bread. Bread makers usually consist of a rectangular box, with a removable baking tin into which the ingredients are added. This is then placed into the machine, and a program controls the mixing, rising and baking of the bread. They dramatically cut down on the work required to make high-quality bread, meaning it's easier than ever to bake it in your home!

Bread makers are primarily differentiated by their capacity. The bigger the bread maker, the larger the loaves it can bake. Some smaller machines can only bake loaves around 500-600g, while larger models can bake loaves as big as 2-3kg.

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Programs

Nearly all bread makers will come with some form of programs already set up on the machine. These provide easy ways to make specific different types of bread - from standard slicing loaves, to French bread, doughnuts, pizza bases, cakes and buns. Many machines also allow you to specify the crust of your loaves - you can set it to light, medium or dark depending on how well-cooked and crispy you prefer your bread.

Some bread makers will allow you to create custom programs, so you can experiment with different recipes. They may also contain extra programs for non-bread cooking - such as making risotto, soup, pasta sauce, and even jam!

Finally, if you frequently find yourself short on time, and need to bake some bread quickly, it may be worth seeking out a bread maker with a fast bake program. While it doesn't create a loaf as high-quality as the longer settings, this mode can create a full loaf of bread from scratch in under an hour - perfect if you need some quick bread for dinner, or are running to a tight schedule.

Programs

Nearly all bread makers will come with some form of programs already set up on the machine. These provide easy ways to make specific different types of bread - from standard slicing loaves, to French bread, doughnuts, pizza bases, cakes and buns. Many machines also allow you to specify the crust of your loaves - you can set it to light, medium or dark depending on how well-cooked and crispy you prefer your bread.

Some bread makers will allow you to create custom programs, so you can experiment with different recipes. They may also contain extra programs for non-bread cooking - such as making risotto, soup, pasta sauce, and even jam!

Finally, if you frequently find yourself short on time, and need to bake some bread quickly, it may be worth seeking out a bread maker with a fast bake program. While it doesn't create a loaf as high-quality as the longer settings, this mode can create a full loaf of bread from scratch in under an hour - perfect if you need some quick bread for dinner, or are running to a tight schedule.

Timers & Pre-programming

One of the large benefits of bread makers over standard hand baking is that they contain a timer for baking the bread. You can schedule the bread to be ready for exactly when you want it - the machine will automatically start baking at the correct time. This is especially useful for breakfast - simply load up the machine with ingredients before you go to sleep, set the program to finish when you wake up, and you’ll have fresh bread waiting for you at breakfast!

Fruit/Nut Hopper

Some more advanced types of bread maker contain separate hopper for additional ingredients to be added to the bread, such as dried fruit or nuts. When used in a program, these ingredients are gradually introduced to the dough during the mixing stage, allowing the nuts or fruit to be mixed consistently through the dough. With this addition, it's easy to create delicious specialty loaves such a walnut loaf, dried cranberry bread, or Greek black olive bread!

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Most bread makers will also include a recipe book that gives more details on the included programs, and how best to use them. Many also include a free measuring cup, to accurately measure out ingredients for your bread.

Bread Maker Retailers, Prices and Features

Bread Maker Prices

We currently list 4 bread makers ranging from $82 to $197. A new bread maker costs on average $134 and 80% of bread makers are priced between $82 and $196. The cheapest bread maker that we found is the Breville BBM100 at only $82, and the most expensive is the Morphy Richards 48280 at $196.

Bread Maker Brands - Price Range

The average price of Morphy Richards bread makers is $196 which is the highest average price of all bread maker brands. Morphy Richards bread makers start at $196 and the most expensive Morphy Richards bread maker costs $196.

Russell Hobbs bread makers start at $174 and the most expensive Russell Hobbs bread maker costs $174. The second highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Russell Hobbs bread makers with an average price of $174.

The %8highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Nesco bread makers with an average price of $83. Nesco bread makers start at $83 and the most expensive Nesco bread maker costs $83.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 3 expert reviews and 1,954 user reviews for bread makers and used this information to calculate the average rating for each brand of bread maker. The top rated bread maker brand is Panasonic with an average rating of 94%. The second best brand is Morphy Richards with 93% and the third best brand is Swan with 93%.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

The biggest bread maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 4 current bread maker offers from eBay. The second biggest bread maker retailer is Factory Outlet Store with 1 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Factory Outlet Store when it comes to bread makers. Amazon US is the third biggest retailer with 1 current offers.

When Are Most New Bread Makers Released?

The most common period for new bread makers to be released in is between January and March. If you want the latest bread maker features you may want to consider waiting until January 2018. It's also worth keeping in mind that the price of the current bread makers tend to drop off when the next models are released. Last year most new bread makers were released in March, with four new bread makers released that month. 15 new bread makers were released in January 2015 making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases. July was the biggest month in 2014 for new bread makers, with 14 new bread makers released that month.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

On average bread makers drop in price by 1% in the first 6 months after release. If you are prepared to wait then you could save an average of $1 on a typical $134 new bread maker by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Bread Weights

This is the largest weight of bread that can be made in your bread maker.

The maximum bread weights of bread makers range from 566g to 1.5kg. The maximum bread weights of the majority of bread makers range from 850g to 940g. The BrevilleBBM100 has the biggest maximum bread weight. This bread maker is a 1kg loaf size bread maker and is available at $82.21. The BrevilleBBM100 has the smallest maximum bread weight. This bread maker is a 680g loaf size bread maker and currently retails for $83.27.

Auto Programs

This denotes the amount of built in programs that your bread maker will come with. These allow for the easy creation of everything from loaves and rolls to more specialist types of bread, and even non-baking foods like jam or risotto.

Comparing all bread makers, the auto programs range from 9 to 37. The auto programs of the majority of bread makers range from 12 to 15. The bread maker with the most auto program is the Russell Hobbs23620, which is a 12 auto program bread maker and currently retails for $173.89. The Russell Hobbs23620, which is available at $82.21, has the least auto program and is a 9 auto program bread maker.

The more programs on your bread maker, the more versatile it'll be, and the more foods you can cook with it.

Colours

We found 17 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured, which makes white the most frequently found colour amongst new bread makers. Black is the second most frequently found colour amongst new bread makers. We found 12 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

The biggest bread maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 4 current bread maker offers from eBay. The second biggest bread maker retailer is Factory Outlet Store with 1 offers. That means eBay is over 4 times bigger than Factory Outlet Store when it comes to bread makers. Amazon US is the third biggest retailer with 1 current offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Bread Makers?

eBay most frequently has the cheapest bread maker prices (found to be cheapest for 4 bread makers).

Proportion of Bread Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?