Bread machines first became popular in the 1980s. People were getting busy with their lives; they wanted freshly baked bread but simply didn’t have the time to make it. Thus, with the debut of bread making machines, their lives were simplified in this respect. All one had to do was add all the ingredients – the liquids, the dry ingredients and yeast, put on the start button and come back after a few hours to find the finished product. However, the extremely high prices of these machines caused them to decline in popularity. Another factor that propelled its decline was the increase in the availability of freshly baked bread in bakeries and supermarkets.
Nevertheless if you are a foodie and you also love cooking or baking, you would love a bread baker too! Today there are several bread makers that are available in the market with each having different functions and features. This tends to confuse the customer. Some models have mechanical flaws and others simply give problems such as the non-stick coating melting off into the dough! Therefore, before you make your purchase, you should enlighten yourself about some of the great models available.
Some of the bread machine reviews are listed below:
- Panasonic Comprehensive Bread Machine
This is an extremely simple gadget to use. Many people regard it as the best. It is quiet, reliable and efficient to use. You can also add fruit and nuts to the dough through the dispenser. It is priced at £119.
- Cuisinart Bread Machine Reviews
This bread maker has an in-built pre-programmed menu option of 12 recipes. It has a paddle that can be removed. You can bake in three crust colours. It has two loaf sizes and over a hundred recipe permutations and combinations. It is priced at £149.99
- Morphy Richards Daily Loaf
This is great if you have a small household and do not need a full size loaf. It makes a mini loaf. It has measuring equipment that is included within the machine, so all you need to really do is just add the ingredients and turn the switch on! The price is just £45.46
- Kenwood BM450 Rapid Bake Bread Machine
This is a stainless steel gadget and it features the 58-minute Rapid Bake option, patented by Kenwood. It has the option of baking in three different sizes. It has a 15 choice programme and also five personal bake settings so that you can decide your own choices of baking each time. It is priced at just £99.99
- Russell Hobbs 18036 Fast Bake Bread Machine
This device comes with 12 programmes. It can bake regular white, whole wheat as well as gluten-free. There are options of three crust settings. You can add ingredients through a special section and a 13 hour delay timer if you want to bake overnight. Alternatively, there is also a 55 minute fast bake option. It is easily affordable at just £54.99
- Cookworks Bread Machine
Affordable at just £58.59, this machine has all the basics along with the standard 12 programmes. It also has various combinations, including an overnight timer. It is great for large families and offers a bread size of 0.7 kg.