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What is the Kagoo Score? Our unique bread makers rating which considers: 1,800 expert & user reviews • 110 product comparisons • Score breakdown
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Girmi MP20

$333.86

1kg
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19
Auto Programs
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$91
Over 5 years
Dec 2017
#2

88

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Kenwood BM260

106 Reviews
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$37.95

1kg
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11
Auto Programs
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$67
Over 5 years
Jan 2013
#3

77

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Gorenje BM900WII

$270.90

900g
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15
Auto Programs
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(Unknown)
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$83
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
#4

75

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Ariete 133

$295.90

900g
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19
Auto Programs
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$83
Over 5 years
Jan 2017
#5

72

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Rommelsbacher BA550

$336.90

900g
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16
Auto Programs
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$83
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Oct 2018
#6

64

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Ariete 132

$325.50

750g
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19
Auto Programs
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$76
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
#7

62

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Medion MD 14752

$372.02

1kg
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12
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$88
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Oct 2016
#8

60

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Zojirushi BB‑CEC20

$434.99

907g
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10
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(Unknown)
Jun 2018

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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$299 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$336.90
Newer by six
years
16 auto
programs
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Ariete
133
$295.90
$41 cheaper
Better brand
Three more auto
programs
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$336.90
Better Kagoo
Score
Newer by 22
months
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Gorenje
BM900WII
$270.90
$66 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$336.90
Three years
newer
Better brand
One more auto
program
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Ariete
133
$295.90
$41 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Better brand
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$336.90
22 months newer
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Gorenje
BM900WII
$270.90
$25 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Ariete
133
$295.90
Better brand
Newer by 16
months
19 auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$299 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Rommelsbacher
BA 550
$336.90
Six years newer
Five more auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$412 cheaper
One more award
Better Kagoo
Score
VS
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Zojirushi
BB-CEC20
$450.00
Newer by six
years
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$233 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Gorenje
BM900WII
$270.90
Three years
newer
Four more auto
programs
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$258 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
One more award
VS
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Ariete
133
$295.90
Newer by four
years
Better brand
19 auto
programs
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Ariete
133
$295.90
$154 cheaper
Better Kagoo
Score
Nine more auto
programs
VS
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Zojirushi
BB-CEC20
$450.00
18 months 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

Bread makers range in price from $37 to $435 and in total we found prices for 7 bread makers. The average price of a new bread maker is $291 and the 80% of bread makers are priced between $271 and $338. The cheapest bread maker that we found is the Kenwood BM260 at only $38, and the most expensive is the Zojirushi BBCEC20 at $435.

Bread Maker Brands - Price Range

The average price of Zojirushi bread makers is $435 which is the highest average price of all bread maker brands. Zojirushi bread makers range in price from $435 to $435.

Rommelsbacher bread makers start at $338 and their most expensive bread maker costs $338. The second highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Rommelsbacher bread makers with an average price of $338.

The third highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Girmi bread makers with an average price of $334. Girmi bread makers range in price from $334 to $334.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 20 expert reviews and 1,809 user reviews for bread makers and used this information to determine 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 7 current bread maker offers from eBay.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, bread makers drop in price by 13% on average.

That means a saving of $37 on a typical $291 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.

Across the range of bread makers, the maximum bread weights range from 450g to 1.6kg. The maximum bread weights of most bread makers range from 900g to 1kg. The bread maker with the biggest maximum bread weight is the Girmi MP20, which is a 1kg loaf size bread maker and is on sale for $333.86. The Ariete 132, which can be purchased for $325.50, has the smallest maximum bread weight and is a 750g 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.

Comparing all bread makers, the auto programs range from 3 to 37. The auto programs of the majority of bread makers range from 11 to 15. The Girmi MP20, which is on sale for $333.86, has the most auto program and is a 19 auto program bread maker. The Zojirushi BBCEC20, which is available at $434.99, has the least auto program and is a 10 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

White is the most popular colour amongst new bread makers. We found 41 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured. We found 25 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured, making black the second most frequently found 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. 7 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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