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5 Best Bread Makers in the US - April 2020

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Updated 03 March 2020
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5 best bread makers 2020

What Bread Maker to Buy in March 2020?

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Panasonic SD-2501WXC Kenwood BM260 Tower T11001 Gastroback 42823 Ariete 132
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1kg
LOAF SIZE
25
AUTO PROGRAMS
$83
OVER 5 YEARS
1kg
LOAF SIZE
11
AUTO PROGRAMS
1kg
LOAF SIZE
13
AUTO PROGRAMS
$98
OVER 5 YEARS
1kg
LOAF SIZE
18
AUTO PROGRAMS
750g
LOAF SIZE
19
AUTO PROGRAMS
98
Reviews
153 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$84 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent
96
Reviews
106 Reviews + 1 Award
89
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent
85
Reviews
1 Review
82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Running Costs
$99 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good
88
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good
78
Features
Good Features
93
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
63
Kagoo Score
Good
A very economical to run and classic 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a very good spec and auto program. Purchasers report that it has outstanding features and it's very easy to use, and well designed. Our review analysis indicates that this bread maker iscompact, really easy to use but noisy. It's an award winning and remarkably economical to run 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a very good spec and a good price. A fully featured and classic 1kg loaf size bread maker, with low running costs. Multiple reviews mentioned that this bread maker has good features. A very economical to run and award winning 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a very good spec. A very economical to run and auto program 750g loaf size bread maker, with a good spec.
8 Reasons For
14 More Auto Programs
Jam Making Function
Variable Crust Browning Control
Delayed Start Timer
User Reviews Are Appreciably Better
Overall Reviews Are Better
Has a Better Design
Easier to Use
9 Reasons For
Jam Making Function
Keep Warm Function
Variable Crust Browning Control
Delayed Start Timer
Better Kagoo Score
$287 Cheaper
$31 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years
One More Award
Expert Reviews Are a Bit Better
5 Reasons For
Jam Making Function
Keep Warm Function
Delayed Start Timer
More Shops Are Selling it
One More Award
2 Reasons For
Variable Crust Browning Control
Delayed Start Timer
4 Reasons Against
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Two Months Older
24% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
7 Reasons Against
14 Less Auto Programs
Not As Many Stockists
Over Three Years Older
A Lot Lower User Review Score
Lower Overall Review Score
Has a Worse Design
Harder to Use
6 Reasons Against
Only 13 Auto Programs
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Older by One Month
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $31
Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse
6 Reasons Against
Seven Less Auto Programs
Worse Kagoo Score
$287 More Expensive
Three Months Older
12% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years
Slightly Lower Expert Review Score
4 Reasons Against
Only 19 Auto Programs
Worse Kagoo Score
Not Currently Available
Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $8
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Panasonic SD-2501WXC

Panasonic SD-2501WXC

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Panasonic SD-2501WXC
1kg
LOAF SIZE
25
AUTO PROGRAMS
$83
OVER 5 YEARS

The Panasonic SD-2501WXC has a Kagoo Score of 85. With a price tag of $0.00 this bread maker is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Panasonic SD-2501WXC.

Features We Love:
Diamond Fluoro-Coated Breadpan / Blade
25 auto programs
Variable crust browning control
Jam making function
Delayed start timer

A very economical to run and classic 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a very good spec and auto program. Purchasers report that it has outstanding features and it's very easy to use, and well designed.

98
Reviews
153 Reviews
88
Features
Fully-Featured
92
Running Costs
$84 Over 5 Years
85
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that Panasonic SD-2501WXC has exceptional user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this bread maker to others.

8 Reasons For for Choosing the Panasonic SD-2501WXC

14 More Auto Programs

The number of auto programs on the Panasonic SD-2501WXC is 25, but the Ariete 132 only has 19 auto programs, the Gastroback 42823 only has 18 auto programs, the Kenwood BM260 only has 11 auto programs and the Tower T11001 only has 13 auto programs. More ...

'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 more programs on your bread maker, the more versatile it'll be, and the more foods you can cook with it.

Jam Making Function

The Panasonic SD-2501WXC has a jam making function, and so do the Gastroback 42823 and the Kenwood BM260, but the Ariete 132 and the Tower T11001 do not. More ...

Strange but true: bread makers are also very good at making jam. They provide heat and a constant source of stirring, which makes them perfect for easy jam making. Some advanced bread makers come with this program built in.

While you may not use it every day, an auto jam making function on your bread maker will make creating homemade jam super easy!

Variable Crust Browning Control

The Panasonic SD-2501WXC has a variable crust browning control, and so do the Ariete 132 and the Kenwood BM260, however the Gastroback 42823 and the Tower T11001 do not. More ...

A variable crust browning control is a system that allows you to choose exactly how cooked you want the crust on your bread. You can usually choose between light, medium and dark.

How cooked the crust is on your loaves is an entirely personal preference - this gives you the ability to bake bread exactly the way you want it.

Delayed Start Timer

The Panasonic SD-2501WXC has a delayed start timer (as do the Ariete 132, the Gastroback 42823 and the Kenwood BM260), but the Tower T11001 does not have this feature. More ...

A delayed start timer is a special system that only starts the bread cooking after a certain time has passed. You can load in ingredients, and then after a set delay (1 hour, 3 hours, etc) the device will get to work.

Delayed timers are helpful because it allows you to load up ingredients last thing at night, then set the timer so you wake up in the morning to freshly-baked bread!

User Reviews Are Appreciably Better

Based on 152 user reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic SD-2501WXC is 96%, however the average rating of the Kenwood BM260 is 82% (based on 104 reviews).

Overall Reviews Are Better

Based on 153 reviews, the average review score of the Panasonic SD-2501WXC is 93%, however the average rating of the Gastroback 42823 is 67% (based on 1 review), the average rating of the Kenwood BM260 is 85% (based on 106 reviews) and the average rating of the Tower T11001 is 57% (based on 1 review).

Has a Better Design

Our analysis of the Panasonic SD-2501WXC reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Panasonic SD-2501WXC has a better design. More than 60 people thought that the Panasonic SD2501WXC was really well designed and five people thought that it was also very good-looking.

Easier to Use

On average reviewers thought the Panasonic SD-2501WXC was easier to use. Over 90 people thought that the Panasonic SD2501WXC was very easy to use.

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Panasonic SD-2501WXC

Worse Kagoo Score

The Panasonic SD-2501WXC has received a Kagoo Score of 85, however the Kenwood BM260 scored 87.

Not Currently Available

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Two Months Older

The Panasonic SD-2501WXC is older than the Ariete 132 by two months and older than the Tower T11001 by one month.

24% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

The running costs of the Panasonic SD-2501WXC are $83 which is $8 more than the Ariete 132, $8 more than the Gastroback 42823 and $16 more than the Kenwood BM260 over five years. Show assumptions.

Kenwood BM260

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Kenwood BM260

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Kenwood BM260
1kg
LOAF SIZE
11
AUTO PROGRAMS
$67
OVER 5 YEARS

The Kenwood BM260 has a Kagoo Score of 87. With a price tag of $37.95 this bread maker is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Kenwood BM260.

Features We Love:
Jam making function
Variable crust browning control
Delayed start timer
Keep warm function

Our review analysis indicates that this bread maker iscompact, really easy to use but noisy. It's an award winning and remarkably economical to run 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a very good spec and a good price.

96
Reviews
106 Reviews + 1 Award
89
Features
Fully-Featured
84
Value for Money
Very Good
97
Running Costs
$68 Over 5 Years
87
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that Kenwood BM260 has very good expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 85%, based on 106 reviews.

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9 Reasons For for Choosing the Kenwood BM260

Jam Making Function

The Kenwood BM260 has a jam making function, and so do the Gastroback 42823 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC, whereas the Ariete 132 and the Tower T11001 do not. More ...

Strange but true: bread makers are also very good at making jam. They provide heat and a constant source of stirring, which makes them perfect for easy jam making. Some advanced bread makers come with this program built in.

While you may not use it every day, an auto jam making function on your bread maker will make creating homemade jam super easy!

Keep Warm Function

The Kenwood BM260 has a keep warm function (as does the Gastroback 42823), whereas the Ariete 132, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC and the Tower T11001 do not have this feature. More ...

A 'keep warm' function allows the bread maker to stay on a very low heat once the bread has been baked, keeping it warm until you're ready to use it.

This function is helpful if you aren't going to be using the bread for a little while after it's baked - it'll still be warm by the time you come to use it.

Variable Crust Browning Control

The Kenwood BM260 has a variable crust browning control, and so do the Ariete 132 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC, but the Gastroback 42823 and the Tower T11001 do not. More ...

A variable crust browning control is a system that allows you to choose exactly how cooked you want the crust on your bread. You can usually choose between light, medium and dark.

How cooked the crust is on your loaves is an entirely personal preference - this gives you the ability to bake bread exactly the way you want it.

Delayed Start Timer

The Kenwood BM260 has a delayed start timer (as do the Ariete 132, the Gastroback 42823 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC), whereas the Tower T11001 does not have this feature. More ...

A delayed start timer is a special system that only starts the bread cooking after a certain time has passed. You can load in ingredients, and then after a set delay (1 hour, 3 hours, etc) the device will get to work.

Delayed timers are helpful because it allows you to load up ingredients last thing at night, then set the timer so you wake up in the morning to freshly-baked bread!

Better Kagoo Score

The Kenwood BM260 has received a Kagoo Score of 87, but the Ariete 132 scored only 63, the Gastroback 42823 scored 78, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC scored 85 and the Tower T11001 scored only 75.

$287 Cheaper

The Kenwood BM260 costs $37.95, whereas the Gastroback 42823 is $324.90.

$31 Cheaper to Run Over Five Years

The Kenwood BM260 only costs $67 to run over five years whereas the Ariete 132 costs $75 to run (12% more), the Gastroback 42823 costs $75 to run (12% more), the Panasonic SD-2501WXC costs $83 to run (24% more) and the Tower T11001 costs $98 to run (46% more). More ...

One More Award

The Kenwood BM260 has received 1 award, however the Ariete 132 has received no awards, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC has received no awards and the Tower T11001 has received no awards.

Expert Reviews Are a Bit Better

The average expert review score of the Kenwood BM260 is 85% based on 2 reviews, but the average rating of the Gastroback 42823 is 83% (based on 1 review) and the average rating of the Tower T11001 is 71% (based on 1 review).

7 Reasons Against for Choosing the Kenwood BM260

14 Less Auto Programs

The Kenwood BM260 is an 11 auto program bread maker, whereas the Ariete 132 only has 19 auto programs, the Gastroback 42823 only has 18 auto programs, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC only has 25 auto programs and the Tower T11001 only has 13 auto programs. More ...

'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 more programs on your bread maker, the more versatile it'll be, and the more foods you can cook with it.

Not As Many Stockists

Only 1 store sell the Kenwood BM260, however 2 retailers sell the Gastroback 42823. More ...

Smaller numbers of stores reduces the chances of this bread maker remaining in stock and also reduces the price competition amongst retailers for the product.
Over Three Years Older

The Kenwood BM260 is older than the Ariete 132 by four years, older than the Gastroback 42823 by four years, older than the Panasonic SD-2501WXC by four years and older than the Tower T11001 by four years.

A Lot Lower User Review Score

The Kenwood BM260 has an average user rating of 82%, but the Panasonic SD-2501WXC has an average user rating of 96% (based on 152 reviews).

Lower Overall Review Score

The Kenwood BM260 has an average overall rating of 85%, but the Panasonic SD-2501WXC has an average overall rating of 93% (based on 153 reviews).

Has a Worse Design

Our analysis of the Kenwood BM260 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Kenwood BM260 has a worse design.

Harder to Use

Our analysis of the Kenwood BM260 reviews indicates that more reviewers thought the Kenwood BM260 was harder to use.

The cheapest price that we could find for the BM260 in the US is $37.95 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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Tower T11001

Tower T11001

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Tower T11001
1kg
LOAF SIZE
13
AUTO PROGRAMS
$98
OVER 5 YEARS

The Tower T11001 has a Kagoo Score of 75. With a price tag of $0.00 this bread maker is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Tower T11001.

A fully featured and classic 1kg loaf size bread maker, with low running costs. Multiple reviews mentioned that this bread maker has good features.

85
Reviews
1 Review
82
Features
Fully-Featured
74
Running Costs
$99 Over 5 Years
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Owners report that Tower T11001 has good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 71%.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Tower T11001

Only 13 Auto Programs

The Tower T11001 has 13 auto programs, however the Ariete 132 only has 19 auto programs, the Gastroback 42823 only has 18 auto programs and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC only has 25 auto programs. More ...

'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 more programs on your bread maker, the more versatile it'll be, and the more foods you can cook with it.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Tower T11001 has only received a Kagoo Score of 75, whereas the Gastroback 42823 scored 78, the Kenwood BM260 scored 87 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC scored 85.

Not Currently Available

We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product. More ...

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Older by One Month

The Tower T11001 is one month older than the Ariete 132.

Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $31

Over five years the Tower T11001 costs $98 to run which is $23 more than the Ariete 132, $23 more than the Gastroback 42823, $31 more than the Kenwood BM260 and $15 more than the Panasonic SD-2501WXC. Show assumptions.

Expert Review Rating is Considerably Worse

The average expert rating of the Tower T11001 is only 71%, whereas the average expert rating of the Gastroback 42823 is 83% (based on 1 review) and the Kenwood BM260 is 85% (based on 2 reviews).

Gastroback 42823

$324.90
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Gastroback 42823

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Gastroback 42823
1kg
LOAF SIZE
18
AUTO PROGRAMS
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

The Gastroback 42823 has a Kagoo Score of 78. However with a price tag of $324.90 this bread maker is a bit expensive. For further details check out our full review of the Gastroback 42823.

Features We Love:
18 auto programs
Jam making function
Keep warm function
Delayed start timer

A very economical to run and award winning 1kg loaf size bread maker, with a very good spec.

88
Reviews
1 Review + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
93
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
78
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Multiple reviews mentioned that Gastroback 42823 has very good expert reviews with an average expert rating of 83%.

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5 Reasons For for Choosing the Gastroback 42823

Jam Making Function

The Gastroback 42823 has a jam making function, and so do the Kenwood BM260 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC, but the Ariete 132 and the Tower T11001 do not. More ...

Strange but true: bread makers are also very good at making jam. They provide heat and a constant source of stirring, which makes them perfect for easy jam making. Some advanced bread makers come with this program built in.

While you may not use it every day, an auto jam making function on your bread maker will make creating homemade jam super easy!

Keep Warm Function

The Gastroback 42823 has a keep warm function (as does the Kenwood BM260), but the Ariete 132, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC and the Tower T11001 do not have this feature. More ...

A 'keep warm' function allows the bread maker to stay on a very low heat once the bread has been baked, keeping it warm until you're ready to use it.

This function is helpful if you aren't going to be using the bread for a little while after it's baked - it'll still be warm by the time you come to use it.

Delayed Start Timer

The Gastroback 42823 has a delayed start timer (as do the Ariete 132, the Kenwood BM260 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC), but the Tower T11001 does not have this feature. More ...

A delayed start timer is a special system that only starts the bread cooking after a certain time has passed. You can load in ingredients, and then after a set delay (1 hour, 3 hours, etc) the device will get to work.

Delayed timers are helpful because it allows you to load up ingredients last thing at night, then set the timer so you wake up in the morning to freshly-baked bread!

More Shops Are Selling it

A greater number of retailers increases the price competition amongst retailers for this bread maker and also increases the chances of the product remaining in stock.

One More Award

The Gastroback 42823 has received 1 award, whereas the Ariete 132 has received no awards, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC has received no awards and the Tower T11001 has received no awards.

6 Reasons Against for Choosing the Gastroback 42823

Seven Less Auto Programs

The number of auto programs on the Gastroback 42823 is 18, but the Ariete 132 only has 19 auto programs and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC only has 25 auto programs. More ...

'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 more programs on your bread maker, the more versatile it'll be, and the more foods you can cook with it.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Gastroback 42823 has received a Kagoo Score of 78, however the Kenwood BM260 scored 87 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC scored 85.

$287 More Expensive

The Gastroback 42823 is more expensive than the Kenwood BM260 by $287.

Three Months Older

The Gastroback 42823 is older than the Ariete 132 by three months, older than the Panasonic SD-2501WXC by one month and older than the Tower T11001 by two months.

12% Higher Running Costs Over Five Years

Over five years the Gastroback 42823 costs $75 to run which is $8 more than the Kenwood BM260. Show assumptions.

Slightly Lower Expert Review Score

The Gastroback 42823's average expert rating is 83%, however the Kenwood BM260's is 85% (based on 2 reviews).

The cheapest price that we could find for the 42823 in the US is $324.90 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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Ariete 132

Ariete 132

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Ariete 132
750g
LOAF SIZE
19
AUTO PROGRAMS
$75
OVER 5 YEARS

The Ariete 132 has a Kagoo Score of 63. With a price tag of $0.00 this bread maker is good value for money. For further details check out our full review of the Ariete 132.

Features We Love:
19 auto programs
Variable crust browning control
Delayed start timer

A very economical to run and auto program 750g loaf size bread maker, with a good spec.

78
Features
Good Features
93
Running Costs
$76 Over 5 Years
63
Kagoo Score
Good

2 Reasons For for Choosing the Ariete 132

Variable Crust Browning Control

The Ariete 132 has a variable crust browning control (as do the Kenwood BM260 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC), but the Gastroback 42823 and the Tower T11001 do not have this feature. More ...

A variable crust browning control is a system that allows you to choose exactly how cooked you want the crust on your bread. You can usually choose between light, medium and dark.

How cooked the crust is on your loaves is an entirely personal preference - this gives you the ability to bake bread exactly the way you want it.

Delayed Start Timer

The Ariete 132 has a delayed start timer, and so do the Gastroback 42823, the Kenwood BM260 and the Panasonic SD-2501WXC, whereas the Tower T11001 does not. More ...

A delayed start timer is a special system that only starts the bread cooking after a certain time has passed. You can load in ingredients, and then after a set delay (1 hour, 3 hours, etc) the device will get to work.

Delayed timers are helpful because it allows you to load up ingredients last thing at night, then set the timer so you wake up in the morning to freshly-baked bread!

4 Reasons Against for Choosing the Ariete 132

Only 19 Auto Programs

The Ariete 132 is a 19 auto program bread maker, whereas the Panasonic SD-2501WXC only has 25 auto programs. More ...

'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 more programs on your bread maker, the more versatile it'll be, and the more foods you can cook with it.

Worse Kagoo Score

The Ariete 132 has only received a Kagoo Score of 63, but the Gastroback 42823 scored 78, the Kenwood BM260 scored 87, the Panasonic SD-2501WXC scored 85 and the Tower T11001 scored 75.

Not Currently Available

We couldn't find any retailers that are currently selling the product. More ...

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Higher Running Costs Over Five Years by $8

The running costs over five years of the Ariete 132 are $75 which is $8 more than the Kenwood BM260. Show assumptions.

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