Updated 21 Sep 2017


the Gourmet Baker BBM400

Snapshot: A breadmaker with a horizontal pan, 3 loaf size options, a progress indicator and a delayed start function. How does it perform?

the Gourmet Baker BBM400
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Test results

Overall score
Multigrain: from scratch
Multigrain: premix
Wholemeal gluten-free: premix
Ease of use

Good points

  • Good multigrain “from scratch” result.
  • OK multigrain premix result.
  • Loaf reasonably easy to remove.
  • 3 loaf size options.


  • Extremely poor result for wholemeal gluten-free premix.
  • Noisy during mixing and kneading.
  • Kneading blade gets stuck in bread.
  • Stainless-steel exterior takes more effort to keep clean.

How we test

Overall score includes:

  • Multigrain: from scratch using the manufacturer's recipe (30 percent)
  • Multigrain: premix (30 percent)
  • Wholemeal gluten-free: premix (10 percent)
  • Ease of use (30 percent)

Prices are from an October 2013 survey.

Key data


Price guide


Exterior H x W x D (cm)
31 x 29 x 40
Bread pan H x W x D (cm)
14 x 18 x 13
Loaf-size options
500g, 750g, 1kg
Pan shape
Cycle time (hours : mins)


Delayed start
Progress indicator
Power-failure protection
Power-failure protection length (mins)
Fruit and nut dispenser
Removable lid
Viewing window
Loaf-colour options
Keep-warm function

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