Bread Machine Buying Guide - The 5 Best Bread Makers to Buy

Author:Jake | TIME:December 25,2017

Fed up with store-bought bread or just worrying that the bread you get from the bakery is not fresh? Why not just make bread by yourself? Not having trained for that and not knowing how to make your own bread? No worry, with a bread machine, it’s easy to bake delicious bread. You can control ingredients while having fresh bread.


Depending on your needs, you can choose a good bread maker from the many options. But how to choose an appropriate bread maker? If you don’t know too much about baking or bread machine, you may not know what features you should take into consideration. So you may have a look at below tips on choosing a bread machine.



Getting a versatile bread machine at an affordable price is what you want. The pricing of bread makers can be various depending mainly on the programmable options and features, yet strangely enough, the size does not have an influence on the price. But you don’t have to spend a large amount of money on that because some affordable bread machines also offer almost all features you need.


Kneading Paddles

Kneading paddles can be made in different shapes. A bread machine should have at least one paddle while some have two. In addition, some bread makers come with a specially paddle for dough and a replacement for pasta.


Delayed Timer

The delayed timer feature of the bread machine gives you the ability to select when you want to bake your bread. This is especially useful when you want to have fresh bread instead of overnight loaves for breakfast. You can set it to start baking any time you want.



The alarm feature is to help you know when you should add some ingredients such as fruits and nuts into the bread. This can help avoid rubbing the ingredients into pieces. Now when you hear the alarm, you won’t forget to add them to make the bread more delicious.



It is inevitable that a bread machine makes noise while making bread. What you can do is choose a machine that does not produce high decibel noise. Therefore, the less noise it makes, the better it is.


Specialty Items

If you want to make other food such as gluten-free bread, cake, jam, noodles, etc., you might need a bread machine with specialty items. This is a good feature to bring more fun to your baking life.


Programmable Options

Just as mentioned above, programmable options have a big effect on pricing for the bread machine. These options allow you to control how dark or light the crust is, knead the dough without baking it, bake the the dough without kneading it and so on.


5 Best Bread Makers for Making Bread and More


1514198949762976.jpgSunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Bread Maker

· 600-watt programmable breadmaker makes 1-1/2- or 2-pound loaves of bread

· 12 cooking functions; 3 shade selections; 13-hour delay bake; LED display; touch-control panel

· Metal utensils should not be used with removable nonstick baking pan

· Wash by hand only; instructions with recipes included

· Measures approximately 14 by 19 by 13-1/2 inches; 1-year limited warranty





1514198972949737.jpgOster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine with 13-Hour Delay Timer

· Up to a 2.0 lb. loaf capacity, ideal for larger families

· 12 bread settings and 3 crust settings for variety of breads, dough and jams

· Expressbake setting bakes bread in under an hour

· 13-hour programmable baking timer allows for fresh breads anytime

· Large lcd display - easily indicates each stage of the bread making process. Dimensions: 12inch L x 11inch W x 11inch H




Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker

3.jpg· Programmable bread machine bakes 1-, 1-1/2-, and 2-pound loaves

· 12 preprogrammed menu options; 3 crust settings; 13-hour delay-start timer

· Viewing window; removable lid, pan, and paddle for quick cleanup

· Stay-cool handles; measuring cup, measuring spoon, and recipes included

· Product Built to North American Electrical Standards




Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker

4.jpg· Bakes a large traditional rectangular shaped 2-pound loaf; Gluten Free and Custom Menu settings will accommodate gluten free and organic baking ingredients.

· Bakes a large traditional rectangular shaped 2-pound loaf.

· Dual kneading blades to knead the dough thoroughly.

· Quick baking cycle prepares breads in about 2-hour.

· Includes a measuring cup and measuring spoon.

· Additional heater on lid for even baking.




Hamilton Beach Programmable Bread Machine

5.jpg· 12 SETTINGS INCLUDING GLUTEN-FREE. Developed with nutrition in mind, settings include: French, Quick Bread (no yeast), Sweet, 1.5-lb Express, 2-lb Express, Dough, Jam, Cake, Whole Grain and Bake. Audible reminder for adding fruits and nuts.

· CHOOSE 1.5LB or 2LB LOAF AND CRUST SETTINGS. Select your loaf size and choose from light, medium or dark crust setting.

· GREAT FOR DOUGH PREP: In addition to bread, you can make pizza dough, cakes, jams, flatbreads and croissants.

· LARGE DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH DELAY TIMER. View and select the cycle, crust, and loaf size. Use delay timer to add ingredients and begin the baking process later — perfect for breakfast and entertaining. Dimensions (inches): 12.2 H x 14.13 W x 10.43 D

· NON-STICK, DISHWASHER-SAFE PAN & 2 KNEADING PADDLES. Interior pan removes for easy cleaning in the dishwasher. Two kneading paddles let you use one while the other is in the dishwasher.


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