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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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Gastroback 42823

1 Review
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$308.90

1kg
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$76
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
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Medion MD 14752

$190.90

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$88
Over 5 years
Oct 2016

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Gastroback
42823
$308.90
Better Kagoo
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One more award
Six more auto
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MD 14752
$190.90
$118 cheaper
Two months
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$153 cheaper
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One more award
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MD 14752
$190.90
Four years
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One more auto
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Kenwood
BM260
$37.95
$271 cheaper
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42823
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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 Brands - Price Range

The highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Medion bread makers with an average price of $191. Medion bread makers start at $191 and their most expensive bread maker costs $191.

The average price of Kenwood bread makers is $38 which is the second highest average price of all bread maker brands. Kenwood bread makers start at $38 and their most expensive bread maker costs $38.

Unold bread makers start at $0 and their most expensive bread maker costs $0. The third highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Unold bread makers with an average price of $0.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 18 expert reviews and 1,797 user reviews for bread makers and used this information to evaluate the average rating for each brand of bread maker.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

We found 1 current offers for bread makers from eBay making it the biggest bread maker retailer.

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 were first released.

That means a saving of $14 on a typical $114 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 Medion MD 14752, which is priced at $190.90, has the biggest maximum bread weight and is a 1kg loaf size bread maker. The Kenwood BM260, which currently retails for $37.95, has the smallest maximum bread weight and is a 1kg 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 most bread makers range from 11 to 15. The bread maker with the most auto program is the Medion MD 14752, which is a 12 auto program bread maker and is priced at $190.90. The Kenwood BM260, which currently retails for $37.95, 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.

Colours

The most frequently found colour amongst new bread makers is white. We found 40 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured. Black is the second most frequently found colour amongst new bread makers. We found 24 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured.

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. 1 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.

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