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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique bread makers rating which considers: 3,300 expert & user reviews • 120 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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#1
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Tower T11001

1 Review

$171.00

1kg
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13
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$110
Over 5 years
Oct 2016
#2
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Morphy Richards 48326

115 Reviews

$375.84

907.2g
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13
Auto Programs
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$98
Over 5 years
Sep 2014
#3
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Panasonic SDZB2512KXC

1 Review
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$260.16

600g
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33
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$180
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
#4
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Panasonic SD2511KXC

340 Reviews
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$162.61

800g
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18
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$90
Over 5 years
May 2015
#5
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Panasonic SDZB2512KXE

14 Reviews

$276.00

600g
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33
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$90
Over 5 years
May 2015
#6
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Kenwood BM260

106 Reviews
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$37.95

1kg
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11
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$72
Over 5 years
Jan 2013
#7

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Nesco BDM‑110

$79.49

680g
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12
Auto Programs
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$94
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
#8

67

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Ariete 132

$20.70

750g
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19
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$81
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
#9

61

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Rommelsbacher BA550

$245.32

900g
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16
Auto Programs
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$90
Over 5 years
Oct 2018
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61

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Unold 68415

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$207.56

750g
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11
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$100
Over 5 years
Aug 2010
#11

61

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Imetec BM1000

$355.87

900g
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12
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$90
Over 5 years
Nov 2016

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Morphy Richards
48326
$375.84
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
Overall reviews
are hugely
better
VS
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Tower
T11001
$171.00
$205 cheaper
Newer by two
years
More popular
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$238 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Panasonic
SD ZB2512KXE
$276.00
Newer by two
years
Better brand
Considerably
better user
reviews
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Morphy Richards
48326
$375.84
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Panasonic
Sd-zb2512
$260.16
$116 cheaper
Three years
newer
More popular
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$125 cheaper
Expert reviews
are better
19% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Panasonic
SD 2511
$162.61
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by two
years
Better brand
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Panasonic
SD ZB2512KXE
$276.00
$80 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
21 more auto
programs
VS
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Imetec
BM 1000
$355.87
Newer by 19
months
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$338 cheaper
One more award
Cheaper to run
by $25 over
five years
VS
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Morphy Richards
48326
$375.84
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
Better brand
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Morphy Richards
48326
$375.84
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Ariete
132
$20.70
$355 cheaper
Two years newer
Six more auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$318 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Imetec
BM 1000
$355.87
Four years
newer
One more auto
program
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$338 cheaper
One more award
26% cheaper to
run over five
years
VS
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Morphy Richards
48326
$375.84
Better Kagoo
Score
20 months newer
Better brand
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Panasonic
SD 2511
$162.61
$83 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$245.32
Three years
newer
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Panasonic
SD 2511
$162.61
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Ariete
132
$20.70
$142 cheaper
Newer by 18
months
9% cheaper to
run over five
years
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Unold
68415
$207.56
$168 cheaper
One more award
VS
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Morphy Richards
48326
$375.84
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
13 auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$207 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$245.32
Newer by six
years
16 auto
programs
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Imetec
BM 1000
$355.87
Two months
newer
VS
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Tower
T11001
$171.00
$185 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more auto
program
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$133 cheaper
Better brand
One more award
VS
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Tower
T11001
$171.00
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by four
years
13 auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
Cheaper to run
by £11 over
five years
VS
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Ariete
132
$20.70
$17 cheaper
Four years
newer
Eight more auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$42 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Nesco
BDM-110
$79.49
Newer by three
years
12 auto
programs
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Panasonic
SD ZB2512KXE
$276.00
Better Kagoo
Score
33 auto
programs
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$245.32
$31 cheaper
Four years
newer
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$42 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Nesco
BDM-110
$79.49
Newer by three
years
12 auto
programs
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Unold
68415
$207.56
One more award
VS
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Tower
T11001
$171.00
$37 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Six years newer
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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

In total we found 11 bread makers ranging from $20 to $376. On average, a new bread maker costs $200 and 80% of bread makers are priced between $38 and $356. The Morphy Richards 48326 is the most expensive bread maker that we found at $376, and the Ariete 132 is the cheapest at only $21.

Bread Maker Brands - Price Range

The average price of Morphy Richards bread makers is $376 which is the highest average price of all bread maker brands. Morphy Richards bread makers start at $376 and their most expensive bread maker costs $376.

Imetec bread makers start at $356 and their most expensive bread maker costs $356. The second highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Imetec bread makers with an average price of $356.

Rommelsbacher bread makers start at $245 and their most expensive bread maker costs $245. The average price of Rommelsbacher bread makers is $245 which is the third highest average price of all bread maker brands.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 22 expert reviews and 3,162 user reviews for bread makers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of bread maker.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

The biggest bread maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 12 current bread maker offers from eBay.

When Are Most New Bread Makers Released?

The most common period for new bread makers to be released in is between March and May. That means that most of the latest bread maker technology was released in within the last 3 months, and now is good time to buy. In May 2018, five new bread makers were released making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases. 11 new bread makers were released in March 2017 making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases. September was the biggest month in 2016 for new bread makers, with eight new bread makers released that month.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

New bread makers drop in price by an average of 13% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of $25 on a typical $200 new bread maker if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Bread Weights

'Maximum Bread Weight' is the largest weight of bread that can be made in your bread maker.

The maximum bread weights of bread makers range from 450g to 1.6kg. The maximum bread weights of the majority of bread makers range from 900g to 1kg. The Tower T11001, which is priced at $178.00, has the biggest maximum bread weight and is a 1kg loaf size bread maker. The Panasonic SDZB2512KXC, which currently retails for $260.16, has the smallest maximum bread weight and is a 600g loaf size bread maker.

Auto Programs

'Auto Programs' 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.

The auto programs of bread makers range from 3 to 37. The auto programs of the majority of bread makers range from 11 to 15. The bread maker with the most auto program is the Panasonic SDZB2512KXC, which is a 33 auto program bread maker and is priced at $260.16. The Unold 68415, which currently retails for $207.56, has the least auto program and is an 11 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.

Available Colours

Amongst new bread makers, the most common colour is white. We found 42 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured. We found 23 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured, making black the second most common colour amongst new bread makers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Bread Makers?

The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying bread makers. For each retailer it shows the total number of bread makers where they currently have a market leading price. The chart below helps you decide which retailer is normally cheapest for buying bread makers. For each retailer we took all of their prices and looked at what proportion of those prices where the cheapest on the market. The cheapest retailer that we found was eBay. 12 of their bread maker prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

Proportion of Bread Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

Assessing how cheap each retailer is for bread makers by counting the number of cheapest prices for that retailer, makes the retailers that offer the greatest number of bread maker prices more likely to offer the greatest number of cheapest prices. The chart below considers the proportion of each retailer's bread maker prices that are the cheapest compared to other retailers. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 100% of their bread maker prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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