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The 10 Best Bread Makers - June 2017

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 90 bread makers, 26 reviews and 83 prices. Last updated 20 June 2017.

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#2 in Bread Makers
48326

Morphy Richards 48326

White
13
0.9g
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Aug 2015
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#3 in Bread Makers
Sb1041

Swan Sb1041

White
14
907g
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Nov 2015
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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 Brands - Price Range

The average price of Russell Hobbs bread makers is $179 which is the highest average price of all bread maker brands. Russell Hobbs bread makers range in price from $179 to $179.

Nesco bread makers start at $79 and the most expensive Nesco bread maker costs $79. The second highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Nesco bread makers with an average price of $79.

The average price of Sencor bread makers is $0 which is the third highest average price of all bread maker brands. Sencor bread makers start at $0 and the most expensive Sencor bread maker costs $0.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have checked 2 expert reviews and 14 user reviews for bread makers written online and used this data to evaluate the average rating for each brand of bread maker. The top rated bread maker brand is Morphy Richards with an average rating of 73%. The second best brand is Sencor with 0% and the third best brand is Guzzanti with 0%.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

We found 2 current offers for bread makers from eBay making it the biggest bread maker retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 1 current offers for bread makers.

When Are Most New Bread Makers Released?

The most common period for new bread makers to be released in is between January and March. Three new bread makers were released in March 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases. The biggest month in 2015 for new bread maker releases was January, with 15 new bread makers released that month. In July 2014 14 new bread makers were released making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

On average, in the first 6 months after release, bread makers drop in price by 2%. On a typical new bread maker costing $129, by waiting 6 months before buying you could save on average $2.

Auto Programs

Comparing all 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 bread maker with the most auto program is the Russell Hobbs23620, which is a 12 auto program bread maker and currently retails for $178.89. The Russell Hobbs23620 has the least auto program. This bread maker is a 12 auto program bread maker and is available at $79.49.

Maximum Bread Weights

Comparing all bread makers, the maximum bread weights range from 0.6g to 1.6kg. The maximum bread weights of most bread makers range from 800g to 960g. The NescoBDM-110 has the biggest maximum bread weight. This bread maker is a 680g Maximum bread weight bread maker and can be purchased for $79.49. The NescoBDM-110, which is available at $178.89, has the smallest maximum bread weight and is a 1g Maximum bread weight bread maker.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

We found 2 current offers for bread makers from eBay making it the biggest bread maker retailer. That is much bigger than the second biggest retailer, Amazon US for whom we found 1 current offers for bread makers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Bread Makers?

The cheapest store by number of bread maker for which they offer the cheapest price is v with the cheapest price on 2 bread makers.

Proportion of Bread Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

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