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Panasonic SDR2530WXC

 
30 auto programs Variable crust browning control  Jam making function
30 auto programs
Variable crust browning control
Jam making function

£159.99

1kg
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30
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£110
Over 5 years
Feb 2021
#2

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Panasonic SDYR2550SXC

 
31 auto programs Variable crust browning control  Jam making function
31 auto programs
Variable crust browning control
Jam making function

£187.82

1kg
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31
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£110
Over 5 years
Feb 2021
#3

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Panasonic SDB2510WXC

 
21 auto programs Variable crust browning control  Jam making function
21 auto programs
Variable crust browning control
Jam making function

£149.00

1kg
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21
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
Feb 2021
#4

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Tower T11003

103 Reviews

£54.79

1kg
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12
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
May 2020
#5

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Panasonic SDYR2540HXC

 

£192.00

1kg
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32
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
Feb 2021
#6

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Tower T11005

 

£74.00

1kg
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19
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(Unknown)
May 2019
#7

83

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Panasonic SDZB2502BXC

 

£144.99

800g
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27
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
#8

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Morphy Richards Fastbake

269 Reviews

£43.99

900g
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12
Auto Programs
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£120
Over 5 years
May 2018
#9

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Russell Hobbs 18036

637 Reviews

£51.97

1kg
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12
Auto Programs
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(Unknown)
Feb 2014
#10

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Panasonic SD2511KXC

 

£40.00

600g
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33
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
May 2015
#11

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Russell Hobbs Compact Bread Maker

 

£55.00

1kg
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12
Auto Programs
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£120
Over 5 years
Nov 2018
#12

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Kenwood BM260

113 Reviews

£11.54

1kg
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11
Auto Programs
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£89
Over 5 years
Jan 2013
#13

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Morphy Richards Homebake

 

£59.00

907g
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14
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£120
Over 5 years
Feb 2017
#14

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Panasonic SDZB2512KXE

14 Reviews

£276.52

600g
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33
Auto Programs
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(Unknown)
May 2015
#15

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Panasonic SDZP2000KXF

 

£247.11

1kg
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13
Auto Programs
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(Unknown)
Sep 2018
#16

78

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Swan SB22110N

 

£59.85

900g
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12
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
Jul 2019
#17

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Panasonic SD2500WXC

 

£119.00

1kg
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13
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
Oct 2014
#18

76

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Panasonic SD2501WXC

 

£89.99

600g
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11
Auto Programs
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£110
Over 5 years
Sep 2016
#19

76

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Gastroback 62823

 

£124.99

500g
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18
Auto Programs
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£100
Over 5 years
Nov 2019

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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.

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!

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

The price range of bread makers is from £11 to £318 and in total we found prices for 36 bread makers. The average price of a new bread maker is £136 and 80% of bread makers are priced between £45 and £239. The cheapest bread maker that we found is the Kenwood BM260 at only £12, and the most expensive is the Panasonic SDZX2522KXC at £317.

Bread Maker Brands - Price Range

The highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Sage bread makers with an average price of £250. Sage bread makers start at £250 and their most expensive bread maker costs £250.

The average price of TriStar bread makers is £229 which is the second highest average price of all bread maker brands. TriStar bread makers range in price from £229 to £229.

The average price of Gorenje bread makers is £192 which is the third highest average price of all bread maker brands. Gorenje bread makers start at £192 and their most expensive bread maker costs £192.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have analysed 12 expert reviews and 1,400 user reviews for bread makers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of bread maker.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

The biggest bread maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is eBay. We found 31 current bread maker offers from eBay. The second biggest retailer is Amazon UK with 27 offers. That means eBay is slightly bigger than Amazon UK when it comes to bread makers. Robert Dyas is the third biggest retailer with 10 current offers.

When Are Most New Bread Makers Released?

We looked at the release dates for new bread makers over the last 3 years, but couldn't see any evident trend. One new bread makers were released in May 2020 making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases. In 2019 most new bread makers were released in May as well, with one new bread makers released that month. Also the biggest month in 2018 for new bread maker releases was May, with five new bread makers released that month.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

On average bread makers drop in price by 14% in the first 6 months after release.

That means that on a typical bread maker costing £136 you could save on average £19 by waiting 6 months before buying.

Maximum Bread Weights

'Maximum Bread Weight' is the largest weight of bread that can be made in your bread maker.

Across the range of bread makers, the maximum bread weights range from 450g to 1.6kg. The maximum bread weights of the majority of bread makers range from 900g to 1kg. The bread maker with the biggest maximum bread weight is the Guzzanti GZ 635, which is a 1.6kg loaf size bread maker and currently retails for £140.42. The Gastroback 62823, which is on sale for £124.99, has the smallest maximum bread weight and is a 500g 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.

Across the range of 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 Panasonic SDZX2522KXC, which is a 37 auto program bread maker and sells for £317.13. The bread maker with the least auto program is the Kenwood BM150, which is a 3 auto program bread maker and is available at £14.09.

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

Colours

White is the most common colour amongst new bread makers. We found 45 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured. We found 28 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured, making this the second most popular colour amongst new bread makers.

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. 20 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. The cheapest retailer that we found using this approach was eBay. 64.5% of their bread maker prices were the cheapest that could be found anywhere.

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