Find out which models were our best performers as well as what features to look for and some bread-making tips.
Snapshot: This horizontal-pan breadmaker has 3 loaf size options and a delayed start function. But it lacks a progress indicator. How does it perform?
Snapshot: A breadmaker with a vertical pan and delayed-start function. But it has only 1 loaf size option and no progress indicator. How does it perform?
Snapshot: A breadmaker with a horizontal pan, 3 loaf size options and a progress indicator. But how does it perform?
Snapshot: A breadmaker with all the bells and whistles and a price tag to match. But how does it perform?
Snapshot: A breadmaker with a horizontal pan and 2 loaf size options. But it doesn’t have a progress indicator or a keep warm function. How does it perform?
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In our bake-off we made 2 multigrain loaves: one “from scratch” using the manufacturer’s 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.
Clean your bread pan by half-filling it with warm soapy water and wiping it with a soft cloth.
Bread pans should never be immersed in water or washed in a dishwasher – this can rust the underside of the pan or cause the shaft to seize up.
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