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Compare the 10 Best Bread MakersAugust 2017

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Every week we analyse the technical specs, reviews and prices of every bread maker on the market in the US to determine our top 10 list. In total we compared over 94 bread makers, 29 reviews and 85 prices. Last updated 22 August 2017.

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$87.78

#1 Nesco BDM‑110

BDM-110
The best scoring bread maker under $100, with great features
96
Value for Money
Excellent
89
Features
Fully-Featured
91
Running Costs
$83 / 5 Years
90
Overall Score
Excellent
680g
12
White
Maximum Bread Weight
Auto Programs
Colours
Nov 2015
Release Date
eBay $87.78
Factory Outlet Store $99.95
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$177.49
Save $4.70 (3%)

#2 Russell Hobbs 23620

23620
A cheap and very economical to run 1kg loaf size bread maker, with good features
77
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
80
Running Costs
$86 / 5 Years
74
Overall Score
Very Good
1kg
12
Red
Maximum Bread Weight
Auto Programs
Colours
Aug 2015
Release Date
eBay $177.49
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$258.00
Save $111.00 (30%)

#3 Steba BM 1

BM 1
An extremely economical to run and good spec 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a recent release date but representing only average value for money
50
Value for Money
Average
70
Features
Good Features
95
Running Costs
$65 / 5 Years
61
Overall Score
Good
1kg
18
Black
Maximum Bread Weight
Auto Programs
Colours
Jul 2017
Release Date
eBay $258.00
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$342.00

#5 Gastroback 42823

42823
A very economical to run and good spec 1kg loaf size bread maker, but representing inferior value for money
35
Value for Money
Mediocre
67
Features
Good Features
92
Running Costs
$72 / 5 Years
55
Overall Score
Average
1kg
18
Black
Maximum Bread Weight
Auto Programs
Colours
Aug 2016
Release Date
eBay $342.00
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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.

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!

Included Extras

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 $87 to $341 and in total we found prices for 4 bread makers. A new bread maker costs on average $216 and 80% of bread makers are priced between $88 and $341. The Gastroback 42823 is the most expensive bread maker that we found at $341, and the Nesco BDM-110 is the cheapest at only $88.

Bread Maker Brands - Price Range

Gastroback bread makers start at $341 and the most expensive Gastroback bread maker costs $341. The average price of Gastroback bread makers is $341 which is the highest average price of all bread maker brands.

Steba bread makers range in price from $259 to $259, and the second highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Steba bread makers with an average price of $259.

Russell Hobbs bread makers range in price from $177 to $177, and the average price of Russell Hobbs bread makers is $177 which is the third highest average price of all bread maker brands.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 4 expert reviews and 14 user reviews for bread makers from across the internet and used these reviews to evaluate the average rating for each brand of bread maker. Morphy Richards is the top rated bread maker brand with an average rating of 73%. OBH Nordica is the second best brand with 45% and Panasonic is the third best brand with 6%.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

We found 4 current offers for bread makers from eBay making it the biggest bread maker retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Factory Outlet Store for whom we found 1 current offers for bread makers. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 1 current bread maker offers.

When Are Most New Bread Makers Released?

January to February is the most common period for new bread makers to be released in. For the latest bread maker technology you may be best waiting until January 2018. Also the price of the current bread makers may drop off just before the latest models are released in January. The biggest month in 2016 for new bread maker releases was February, with three new bread makers released that month. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new bread makers, with 15 new bread makers released that month. 14 new bread makers were released in July 2014 making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

In the first 6 months after release, bread makers drop in price by 7% on average. That means that on a typical bread maker costing $216 you could save on average $14 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 450g to 1.6kg. The maximum bread weights of most bread makers range from 800g to 910g. The bread maker with the biggest maximum bread weight is the StebaBM 1, which is a 1kg loaf size bread maker and can be purchased for $259.00. The bread maker with the smallest maximum bread weight is the StebaBM 1, which is a 680g loaf size bread maker and is priced at $87.78.

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.

Across the range of bread makers, the auto programs range from 3 to 33. The auto programs of the majority of bread makers range from 12 to 15. The StebaBM 1, which is on sale for $259.00, has the most auto program and is an 18 auto program bread maker. The StebaBM 1, which sells for $177.49, has the least auto program and is a 12 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 19 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured, which makes white the most frequently found colour amongst new bread makers. We found 10 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured, making this the second most popular colour amongst new bread makers.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

We found 4 current offers for bread makers from eBay making it the biggest bread maker retailer. That is over 4 times bigger than the second biggest retailer, Factory Outlet Store for whom we found 1 current offers for bread makers. The third biggest retailer is Amazon US with 1 current bread maker offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Bread Makers?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on bread makers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 4 bread makers.

Proportion of Bread Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

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