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Find out which models were our best performers as well as what features to look for and some bread-making tips.
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Snapshot: This horizontal-pan breadmaker has 3 loaf size options and a delayed start function. But it lacks a progress indicator.
Snapshot: A breadmaker with a vertical pan and delayed-start function. But it has only 1 loaf size option and no progress indicator.
Snapshot: A horizontal-pan breadmaker with 3 loaf size options, a delayed-start function and progress indicator.
Snapshot: A breadmaker with a horizontal pan, 3 loaf size options and a progress indicator.
Snapshot: A breadmaker with all the bells and whistles and a price tag to match. But how did it perform?
Snapshot: The Breville BBM100 has a horizontal pan and 2 loaf size options. But it doesn’t have a progress indicator or a keep warm function.
Snapshot: A breadmaker with a horizontal pan, 3 loaf size options, a progress indicator and a delayed start function. How does it bake bread?
In our bake-off we made 2 multigrain loaves: one “from scratch” using the manufacturers’ recipe; and one from a premix. Because of the increased interest in gluten-free products, we also baked one loaf made from a wholemeal gluten-free premix.
The loaves were assessed for:
We also assessed how easy it was to remove the loaf from the pan, how easy the pans were to remove and replace, how intuitive the controls and labels were, and how easy the machines were to clean.
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