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{Panasonic SD-ZB2502BXC
£119.98
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#1

90

SB1041N

Swan SB1041N

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£44.89

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907g
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14
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£110
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
The highest scoring under 1kg capacity bread maker around, with good features and low running costs
#2

85

23620

Russell Hobbs 23620

100 Reviews
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£45.99

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1kg
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£110
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
The highest scoring 1-1.3kg capacity bread maker on the market, with average running costs and marvellous user reviews
#3

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48280

Morphy Richards 48280

18 Reviews + 1 Award
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£48.00

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907.2g
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2015
The cheapest under 1kg capacity bread maker available, with average running costs
#4

76

BM-4586

TriStar BM‑4586

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£68.09

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£100
Over 5 years
Dec 2016
A cheap and very economical to run 1kg loaf size bread maker, with good features
#5

76

BM1309-B

Jocel BM1309‑B

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£43.30

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£120
Over 5 years
May 2016
The cheapest 1-1.3kg capacity bread maker around, with moderate running costs
#6

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BM 1

Steba BM 1

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£68.61

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£82
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
The newest 1-1.3kg capacity bread maker available, with good features
#7

70

Sb1041

Swan Sb1041

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£50.98

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907g
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£110
Over 5 years
Nov 2015
An affordable but 2 year old 907g loaf size bread maker, with alright running costs and good features
#8

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48326

Morphy Richards 48326

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£60.99

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907.2g
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£110
Over 5 years
Aug 2015
A cheap but marginally out of date 907.2g loaf size bread maker, with moderate running costs and good features
#9

67

42823

Gastroback 42823

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£116.45

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£92
Over 5 years
Aug 2016
The top scoring bread maker under £500, with good features but representing only average value for money
#10

62

68456

Unold 68456

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£122.45

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£100
Over 5 years
Sep 2015
The most economical 1-1.3kg capacity bread maker around, but representing only moderate value for money
#11

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132

Ariete 132

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£79.00

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750g
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£92
Over 5 years
Nov 2016
A very economical to run and fairly new 750g loaf size bread maker, with a reasonable price but only middle of the road features
#12

61

SD-2500WXC

Panasonic SD‑2500WXC

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£88.20

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£100
Over 5 years
Oct 2014
The highest review score under 1kg capacity bread maker around, but with poor features
#13

58

SD-ZB2502BXC

Panasonic SD‑ZB2502BXC

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£119.98

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£44
Over 5 years
Jul 2015
An astoundingly economical to run and best selling bread maker, with a large number of auto programs but representing only average value for money
#14

57

Sd-zb2512

Panasonic Sd‑zb2512

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£132.52

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£200
Over 5 years
Nov 2017
The newest under 1kg capacity bread maker on the market, but with high running costs and representing poor value for money
#15

57

BBM100

Breville BBM100

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£62.62

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£120
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A good spec and fairly new 1kg loaf size bread maker, but with high running costs and representing poor value for money
#16

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48323

Morphy Richards 48323

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£95.20

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907.2g
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£110
Over 5 years
Mar 2017
A relatively new and good spec 907.2g loaf size bread maker, with moderate running costs but representing poor value for money
#17

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SD-ZX2522KXG

Panasonic SD‑ZX2522KXG

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£316.00

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566g
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£100
Over 5 years
Jul 2017
A recently released but inferior spec 566g loaf size bread maker, with OK running costs and a large number of auto programs
#18

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PAN-900

Fagor PAN‑900

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£83.25

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£110
Over 5 years
Jun 2016
A middle of the road spec and slightly out of date 900g loaf size bread maker, with satisfactory running costs but representing not very good value for money
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SD 2511

Panasonic SD 2511

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£119.00

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£100
Over 5 years
May 2015
A 3 year old and poor spec 800g loaf size bread maker, with satisfactory running costs but representing not very good value for money
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SD 2511W

Panasonic SD 2511W

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£124.89

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£100
Over 5 years
Dec 2015
An economical to run but a little out of date 600g loaf size bread maker, with not very good features and representing inferior value for money

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SD 2511K

Panasonic SD 2511K

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£139.99

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£100
Over 5 years
May 2015
A very economical to run but 3 year old 800g loaf size bread maker, representing inferior value for money and with inferior features

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SD ZB2512KXE

Panasonic SD ZB2512KXE

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£203.98

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May 2015
An economical to run but 3 year old 600g loaf size bread maker, with a large number of auto programs but poor features

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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 Prices

The price range of bread makers is from £43 to £316 and in total we found prices for 22 bread makers. On average, a new bread maker costs £102 and 80% of bread makers are priced between £46 and £140. The Jocel BM1309-B is the cheapest bread maker at only £43, and Panasonic SD-ZX2522KXG is the most expensive at £316.

Bread Maker Brands - Price Range

Panasonic bread makers range in price from £88 to £316, and the average price of Panasonic bread makers is £156 which is the highest average price of all bread maker brands.

Unold bread makers start at £122 and the most expensive Unold bread maker costs £122. The second highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Unold bread makers with an average price of £122.

The %8highest average bread maker price out of all brands is Gastroback bread makers with an average price of £116. Gastroback bread makers start at £116 and the most expensive Gastroback bread maker costs £116.

Bread Maker Brands - Average Ratings

We have evaluated 3 expert reviews and 1,954 user reviews for bread makers and used these reviews to calculate the average rating for each brand of bread maker. Panasonic is the top rated bread maker brand with an average rating of 94%. Morphy Richards is the second best brand with 93% and Swan is the third best brand with 93%.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

The biggest bread maker retailer by number of products currently for sale is Amazon UK. We found 17 current bread maker offers from Amazon UK. The second biggest bread maker retailer is eBay with 17 offers. That means Amazon UK is the same as eBay when it comes to bread makers. Hughes is the third biggest retailer with 5 current offers.

When Are Most New Bread Makers Released?

January to March is the most common period for new bread makers to be released in. If you wait until January 2018 then you might be able to get better features on your bread maker. Also the price of the current bread makers may drop off just before the latest models are released in January. Four new bread makers were released in March 2016 making it the biggest month that year for new bread maker releases. January was the biggest month in 2015 for new bread makers, with 15 new bread makers released that month. The biggest month in 2014 for new bread maker releases was July, with 14 new bread makers released that month.

How Fast Do Bread Maker Prices Drop After Release?

New bread makers drop in price by an average of 26% in the first 6 months after they wer first released. That means a saving of £26 on a typical £102 new bread maker if you wait 6 months before buying.

Maximum Bread Weights

This is the largest weight of bread that can be made in your bread maker.

Comparing all bread makers, the maximum bread weights range from 566g to 1.5kg. The maximum bread weights of most bread makers range from 850g to 940g. The bread maker with the biggest maximum bread weight is the StebaBM 1, which is a 1kg loaf size bread maker and can be purchased for £68.61. The StebaBM 1, which currently retails for £316.00, has the smallest maximum bread weight and is a 566g loaf size bread maker.

Auto Programs

This 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 9 to 37. The auto programs of most bread makers range from 12 to 15. The PanasonicSD-ZX2522KXG, which is priced at £316.00, has the most auto program and is a 37 auto program bread maker. The bread maker with the least auto program is the PanasonicSD-ZX2522KXG, which is a 9 auto program bread maker and currently retails for £62.62.

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 17 bread makers that are bread makers that have a white coloured. Black is the second most popular colour amongst new bread makers. We found 12 bread makers that are bread makers that have a black coloured.

Biggest Bread Maker Retailers

We found 17 current offers for bread makers from Amazon UK making it the biggest bread maker retailer. That is the same as the second biggest retailer, eBay for whom we found 17 current offers for bread makers. The third biggest retailer is Hughes with 5 current bread maker offers.

Which Are the Cheapest Retailers for Bread Makers?

The retailer that most frequently offered the cheapest price on bread makers is eBay and offers the cheapest price on 12 bread makers.

Proportion of Bread Makers for Which Each Retailer is Cheapest?

The cheapest retailer by number of bread maker for which they offer the cheapest price is eBay with the cheapest price on 70.6% of its bread makers.