Principle of operation

The bread mak­er is designed for mak­ing bak­ery prod­ucts at home with min­i­mal time and effort. The user is only required to load all the com­po­nents in accor­dance with the recipe and select the pro­gram.

After that smart machine:

  • knead the dough on its own;
  • cre­ate ide­al con­di­tions for it to rise;
  • knead it again;
  • and again allows you to “approach”;
  • bake;
  • will keep the loaf warm for at least one hour.

Ready bread

The debate about what is more prof­itable: buy­ing bread in a store or bak­ing it your­self, does not sub­side. How­ev­er, no one doubts that home­made cakes are tasti­er. And in the com­po­si­tion of a store prod­uct, one can­not be 100% sure — you nev­er know what the man­u­fac­tur­er could add and “for­get” to indi­cate on the label. But you will not doubt the qual­i­ty of your own baked loaf.

Differences between expensive and cheap models

The most sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ences between these two mod­els are the qual­i­ty of parts and the num­ber of func­tions offered to the cus­tomer. The first point requires a seri­ous approach, while the sec­ond is not very impor­tant, espe­cial­ly for begin­ner bak­ers. If you want to buy a bread mak­er that will ful­ly pay for itself and give a pleas­ant oper­a­tion — reviews on how to choose a stove from real users will be a good guide.

Expen­sive or bud­getary is a loose con­cept, since they all have dif­fer­ent qual­i­ty and set of func­tions. If inex­pen­sive mod­els pro­vide basic func­tions and per­form well for domes­tic pur­pos­es, expen­sive ones can per­form not only the func­tion­al­i­ty of the stove, but also mul­ti­cook­ers.

If you often encounter prob­lems asso­ci­at­ed with elec­tric­i­ty, you should give pref­er­ence to stoves with a mar­gin of mem­o­ry. After a fail­ure, they will be able to con­tin­ue the process from the minute it was inter­rupt­ed.

In addi­tion, a high price is not a guar­an­tee of a qual­i­ty prod­uct and deli­cious bread. After study­ing user com­ments and videos, you can under­stand that mid­dle-class mod­els also have good char­ac­ter­is­tics, and it is quite pos­si­ble to choose them.

Rating of the best devices

The rank­ing of the best bread mak­ers is based on user reviews and fre­quen­cy of pur­chase.

  • Mor­phy Richards Pre­mi­um Plus 502000

The all-in-one has 19 pro­grams for almost any kind of bread, from white wheat to gluten-free. In addi­tion, the mod­el can pre­pare fruit casseroles, jams and oth­er desserts. The instruc­tions con­tain more than 40 recipes for every taste. The device sup­ports the choice of the weight of the fin­ished prod­uct — 450, 680 and 900 g — and allows you to deter­mine the degree of brown­ing of the crust.

The mod­el is equipped with a dis­penser. With it, the bread mak­er auto­mat­i­cal­ly adds nuts or dried fruits dur­ing dough knead­ing. There is a timer to delay the start of cook­ing up to 12 hours. The express mode func­tion allows you to get a fresh­ly baked loaf in 70–85 min­utes.

The cost is 14,990 rubles.

  • Philips Dai­ly col­lec­tion HD9015/30

Ready to bake a loaf weigh­ing 750 or 1,000 gr. Equipped with 12 work­ing pro­grams for bak­ing, knead­ing dough, mak­ing jam, cakes. There is a func­tion of delayed start for 13 hours and main­tain­ing the tem­per­a­ture of the prod­uct for 1 hour.

This mod­el from Philips belongs to the cat­e­go­ry of inex­pen­sive and costs 6,000 rubles.

A com­pact device with a wide range of pos­si­bil­i­ties: 19 modes, choice of weight (max. 1 kg) and col­or of the crust, delay start by 15 hours, sav­ing set­tings dur­ing a pow­er fail­ure for 10 min­utes. Com­fort­able use of the Red­mond bread machine is pro­vid­ed by an elec­tron­ic con­trol pan­el, a dis­play with a count­down to com­ple­tion, a view­ing win­dow and a sound sig­nal.

Price — 6,200 rubles.

A high-tech device from a famous com­pa­ny with a pow­er of 830 watts. Among the 14 modes, you will sure­ly find the right one for you, and if not, then there is the pos­si­bil­i­ty of cre­at­ing and sav­ing 9 recipes.

The max­i­mum loaf size is 1,250 g, but you can set a small­er weight among the four options. In the event of a pow­er out­age, the pro­gram is saved for 60 min­utes. The built-in dis­penser, illu­mi­na­tion, pro­tec­tion against chil­dren do oper­a­tion reli­able and safe.

For the Bork brand, you need to pay 26,900 rubles.

10 more pop­u­lar mod­els:

  1. Goren­je BM910W for 3,990 rubles.
  2. Moulinex Pain & Tre­sors Met OW251E32 for 10,990 rubles.
  3. Goren­je BM1600WG for 6,490 rubles.
  4. Moulinex PainPlaisir OW220830 for 8,490 rubles.
  5. Moulinex OW250132 Pain & Tre­sors for 7,390 rubles.
  6. Moulinex OW240E30 Pain & Delices for 8,290 rubles.
  7. Philips Dai­ly col­lec­tion HD9015/30 for 6990 rub.
  8. Midea BM-220Q3‑W for 4,590 rubles.
  9. Ken­wood OWBM250011 for 8,990 rubles.
  10. Red­mond RBM-1912 for 5,490 rubles.

How to choose a bread machine in 2021: we understand the main characteristics and features

A bread mak­er is a well-known, but still not very pop­u­lar kitchen appli­ance. The rel­a­tive­ly low pop­u­lar­i­ty of bread machines is obvi­ous: this appli­ance is high­ly spe­cial­ized (in addi­tion to bread itself, not many dif­fer­ent dish­es can be cooked in a bread machine), and the bak­ing process, although quite sim­ple, still requires some effort (at least accu­ra­cy in mea­sur­ing volume/weight of ingre­di­ents).

Zojirushi Home Bak­ery Vir­tu­oso Plus is a good bread mak­er, but, alas, not avail­able for the Russ­ian mar­ket

Let’s take a look at mod­ern bread mak­ers and fig­ure out how to choose the most suc­cess­ful mod­el and how they basi­cal­ly dif­fer.

Bread machine device

Before mov­ing on to choos­ing a bread mak­er, let’s take a look at how these kitchen appli­ances work.

Struc­tural­ly, the bread mak­er is very sim­i­lar to a con­ven­tion­al mul­ti­cook­er: it also has a food bowl and a con­trol unit with a set of built-in pro­grams that allow you to turn on the appli­ance in var­i­ous modes (usu­al­ly a com­bi­na­tion of a cer­tain tem­per­a­ture and time dur­ing which it will be main­tained).

The main dif­fer­ence is that the bread machine is equipped with a motor that dri­ves spe­cial blades. Thanks to these blades, the con­tents of the bowl (dough) are mixed.

It is clear that such a sim­i­lar­i­ty of the two devices implies that the bread machine can par­tial­ly take over the func­tions of a mul­ti­cook­er. This applies not only to the “Bak­ing” mode, but also to the “Stew” mode, on which you can cook stewed veg­eta­bles and meat. The bread mak­er also often has a “Jam” pro­gram, designed to make jams and jams, as well as a “Yogurt” pro­gram, with which you can turn milk into yogurt or sour cream.

In gen­er­al, as we can see, the sim­i­lar­i­ties between a slow cook­er and a bread machine are quite large: a bread machine can take on part of the work of a slow cook­er, and a slow cook­er, in turn, can act as a bread machine (for exam­ple, you can cook char­lotte in it).

Let’s now take a look at how dif­fer­ent mod­els of bread mak­ers dif­fer from each oth­er and how to choose the most suit­able mod­el.


When choos­ing a bread machine, you need to remem­ber that home­made bread, as a rule, will go stale faster than store-bought. It is advis­able to eat it with­in a cou­ple of days, no longer. Accord­ing­ly, it is advis­able to choose a bread machine, tak­ing into account the vol­ume of the work­ing bowl and the num­ber of fam­i­ly mem­bers who will eat bread. It is believed that 500–750 g of fin­ished prod­ucts are enough for 1–2 peo­ple, a loaf weigh­ing 800‑1300 g will be enough for a fam­i­ly of 3–4 peo­ple, and 1.5 kg of bread is required for four peo­ple (or more).

Bread machine Red­mond RBM-M1920 with a bak­ing weight of 500/750 g

For­tu­nate­ly, today there are many mod­els of bread machines on the mar­ket that can cook pas­tries weigh­ing from 500 grams to almost two kilo­grams in one run.

It is quite rare to find inter­change­able forms for bak­ing bread, allow­ing you to adjust the weight of the loaf depend­ing on actu­al needs.

Power and power consumption

The pow­er of the bread machine is direct­ly relat­ed to its per­for­mance. In most cas­es, you do not need to wor­ry about this para­me­ter: the pow­er of the device will be suf­fi­cient. That is, you will not be able to pur­chase a device with insuf­fi­cient pow­er to cook the desired vol­ume of bak­ing. More pow­er­ful appli­ances can be more “fast” — per­haps this is the only sig­nif­i­cant dif­fer­ence between high-pow­er and low-pow­er bread machines.

Where dif­fi­cul­ties may arise is when deter­min­ing the pow­er of the built-in motor that mix­es the dough. The fact is that most bread machines ade­quate­ly cope with the usu­al, not too thick dough, how­ev­er, if you want to knead a more com­plex (dense) dough (for exam­ple, for dumplings) with it, then not every appli­ance will cope with this task. And with the dens­est dough — per­haps not a sin­gle bread machine can ful­ly cope (there are spe­cial plan­e­tary mix­ers for this).

Star­wind SBR4163: 550 W is enough pow­er to bake 500/750 g of bread

There­fore, if you want to use the bread mak­er as a device for knead­ing dense dough, then it will not be super­flu­ous to pay atten­tion to such a para­me­ter as motor pow­er. Or, at least, read the reviews of users who have already test­ed this device in real oper­a­tion.

As for ener­gy con­sump­tion, it is direct­ly relat­ed to pow­er: the more “seri­ous” and pro­duc­tive device you want to buy at home, the more elec­tric­i­ty it will spend. How­ev­er, in any case, the bread machine will be more eco­nom­i­cal than a full-size oven. Res­i­dents of Rus­sia will not be able to seri­ous­ly save on elec­tric­i­ty, of course. But in oth­er coun­tries, where elec­tric­i­ty prices are much high­er, this para­me­ter may be very rel­e­vant.

The bowl and its shape

The most pop­u­lar bread machine man­u­fac­tur­ers are rec­tan­gu­lar shapes that allow you to bake ordi­nary “brick” bread. How­ev­er, this solu­tion is not the only one: if nec­es­sary, you can pur­chase a bread machine with a round bowl that bakes round loaves, or a spe­cial form with two cham­bers that allows you to bake two loaves at once. You can even find spe­cial inserts designed for the simul­ta­ne­ous prepa­ra­tion of four baguettes or buck­ets for bak­ing East­er cakes.

Baguette insert

A much more impor­tant para­me­ter for a bowl is the mate­r­i­al from which it is made and the type of non-stick coat­ing. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, almost every man­u­fac­tur­er adver­tis­es their prod­ucts to the best of their abil­i­ty: the bowl is posi­tioned as the light­est, and the non-stick coat­ing is the most non-stick and scratch-resis­tant. Of course, you can’t take this word for it, there­fore, when choos­ing a bread machine, it will not be super­flu­ous to read the reviews of those users who have already become the own­er of the mod­el you are inter­est­ed in.

At the bot­tom of the bowl is a spe­cial remov­able mix­er blade. In large mod­els, you can also find two mix­ers that pro­vide the best mix­ing. Mix­ers, as well as the bowl, are cov­ered with a non-stick coat­ing, and in most cas­es they are “baked” into a loaf of bread: they will have to be removed from the fin­ished prod­uct using a spe­cial hook that can be found with the appli­ance.

Extend­ed equip­ment: sev­er­al bowls for one bread machine at once

Some man­u­fac­tur­ers put addi­tion­al mix­ers in the box with the device, designed to solve addi­tion­al tasks (for exam­ple, you can find spe­cial mix­ers for mak­ing jam). In our opin­ion, these solu­tions are redun­dant: with all the tasks that can be entrust­ed to a bread machine, the most ordi­nary mix­ers (blades) will quite ade­quate­ly cope.

Number of built-in programs and recipe book

The num­ber of built-in pro­grams deter­mines how mul­ti­func­tion­al our bread machine will be. Accord­ing­ly, a suit­able (large) set of pro­grams is one of the key para­me­ters by which the ver­sa­til­i­ty of the device should be eval­u­at­ed.

For bud­get mod­els, a good result is the pres­ence of 8–12 dif­fer­ent pro­grams, while more expen­sive bread machines can have up to two dozen dif­fer­ent pro­grams and modes.

Despite the fact that only a few pro­grams will be enough to cook the most pop­u­lar types of pas­tries, the pres­ence of addi­tion­al modes will not be super­flu­ous. Agree — it is much more pleas­ant to “find” a pro­gram on the device that will allow you to solve a new culi­nary task than not to find such a mode.

Most pro­grams, as you might guess, are designed for bak­ing dif­fer­ent types of bread: wheat, rye, whole grain (from whole­meal flour), gluten-free (from rice, buck­wheat flour), sweet, French baguette, bread with addi­tives.

Also, with­out fail, every self-respect­ing bread mak­er can find pro­grams for knead­ing and proof­ing dough, a pro­gram for bak­ing yeast-free dough and muffins (cakes, muffins or cakes), as well as a pro­gram for mak­ing jam or jam.

19 pro­grams — not uncom­mon even for an inex­pen­sive bread machine

Addi­tion­al pro­grams are usu­al­ly designed for more high­ly spe­cial­ized tasks. These include knead­ing spe­cial doughs for piz­za or pas­ta, stew­ing veg­eta­bles and meats, por­ridge or dairy prod­ucts (although it is usu­al­ly called “Yogurt”, it can also be used to pre­pare sour cream, cur­dled milk, mat­soni and oth­er dairy prod­ucts). You can also find pro­grams such as “Soup” and “Pilaf”, although, of course, it is bet­ter to use oth­er, more suit­able appli­ances for cook­ing these dish­es.

In addi­tion to stan­dard pro­grams, each bread machine will allow you to make minor changes to the final result. The user is allowed to adjust the degree of brown­ing of the crust, and some devices allow the chef to enter their own pro­gram into the mem­o­ry of the device, which can be indis­pens­able if your favorite bread does not turn out to be per­fect in the stan­dard cook­ing mode.

The pres­ence of a spe­cial recipe book will allow you to bake bread imme­di­ate­ly after pur­chas­ing the device

The keep warm modes at the end of bak­ing, as well as the delay cook­ing start mode, can be very use­ful (since the bak­ing process takes con­sid­er­able time, many peo­ple pre­fer to turn on the bread machine at night to get fresh­ly baked bread for break­fast).

Other Options

In addi­tion to those list­ed above, there are oth­er, less sig­nif­i­cant para­me­ters and char­ac­ter­is­tics that it makes sense to pay atten­tion to when choos­ing a bread machine. Let’s list some of them.

The shape of the cab­i­net looks obvi­ous, but a rec­tan­gu­lar appli­ance will fit bet­ter in a kitchen set, while a round­ed bread mak­er will not look too good in a cor­ner.

Cord length — if the appli­ance is sup­posed to be installed at some dis­tance from the out­let, then it will not be super­flu­ous to make sure that the length of the com­plete cord will be enough to eas­i­ly reach the right place in the kitchen;

Noise lev­el — the bread machine can make quite a lot of noise dur­ing the dough knead­ing stage. This para­me­ter will be the most impor­tant for those who are used to (or are going to) run the device at night. Thus, it will not be super­flu­ous to refer to the instruc­tions and find out what noise lev­el is declared by the man­u­fac­tur­er for your device. It is believed that for com­fort­able use it should not exceed 55–60 dB.

The mate­r­i­al of the body of the bread machine is large­ly dec­o­ra­tive, how­ev­er, in the gen­er­al case, the body cov­ered with met­al sheets will be eas­i­er to clean than the usu­al plas­tic one. And the “met­al” case usu­al­ly looks more styl­ish and “sol­id”.

Bread machine Bork X800: the met­al case looks strict and styl­ish

The choice of mechan­i­cal or elec­tron­ic con­trol, in our opin­ion, is sole­ly a mat­ter of per­son­al pref­er­ence. It’s no secret that the pop­u­lar opin­ion about the increased reli­a­bil­i­ty of mechan­i­cal but­tons and switch­es is noth­ing more than a myth: in the gen­er­al case, it is impos­si­ble to pre­dict what will be more reli­able — mechan­i­cal or touch but­tons. We would pre­fer the lat­ter as they have no mov­ing parts and no crevices that dirt or liq­uid can get into.

The pres­ence of a spe­cial dis­penser for dry ingre­di­ents will free the user from hav­ing to add berries or seeds in the mid­dle of the cook­ing process. If your bread mak­er does not have it, then you will have to par­tic­i­pate in the bak­ing process your­self (as a rule, the device will remind you to add ingre­di­ents using a spe­cial sound sig­nal). Automa­tion will be espe­cial­ly con­ve­nient when using the delay start func­tion (for exam­ple, when you turn on the bread machine at night and go to bed your­self).

Resum­ing oper­a­tion dur­ing a momen­tary pow­er out­age — not all devices are able to con­tin­ue work­ing if there is a momen­tary pow­er out­age. Ceteris paribus, it is bet­ter to pay atten­tion not to the bread machine, which can “remem­ber” what it was doing before the pow­er out­age and resume work from the same place where the unex­pect­ed stop occurred.


The choice of a bread mak­er in most cas­es does not pose a seri­ous prob­lem: most of these devices are quite sim­i­lar to each oth­er, and, as a rule, the user will have to decide on a small num­ber of para­me­ters: the shape and vol­ume of the bowl (on which the weight of one serv­ing of bak­ing depends), the pres­ence of spe­cial pro­grams, as well as the pres­ence of addi­tion­al spe­cif­ic func­tions and fea­tures, many of which are not need­ed by every­one.

After that, the poten­tial assort­ment, as a rule, will be reduced to a small num­ber of mod­els, choos­ing among which the most suit­able one will not be a big prob­lem.

Which store to buy?

It is worth buy­ing bread machines only from reli­able sell­ers, these can be offi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tives of man­u­fac­tur­ers or house­hold appli­ances stores:

  • M Video
  • El Dora­do
  • citylink

Do not buy cheap goods from dubi­ous sell­ers. Often their prod­uct is a low-qual­i­ty fake. Such a tech­nique is made of poor plas­tic, which releas­es tox­ic sub­stances, quick­ly fails, and the qual­i­ty of the cooked bread leaves much to be desired.

If you’re on a bud­get, then buy an inex­pen­sive mod­el with a min­i­mum of fea­tures from a rep­utable sell­er, and not a cheap device of dubi­ous ori­gin with a bunch of bells and whis­tles. Save your health and mon­ey.

Thoughtfulness when choosing models

It will not be dif­fi­cult to choose a bread machine for your home, how­ev­er, you need to try to get a real assis­tant in solv­ing kitchen wor­ries. Many mod­els, in addi­tion to the main func­tion, sup­port the abil­i­ty to cook soups, yogurts, sweet treats, cere­als and even roasts. To pur­chase a good bread mak­er, always con­sid­er your needs and fur­ther oper­a­tion. If, in addi­tion to bak­ing bread, you do not plan to use oth­er func­tions, there is no need to over­pay.

Expert advice

The experts of the Test Pur­chase pro­gram rec­om­mend choos­ing bread mak­ers based on their para­me­ters: do not take plas­tic mod­els, pay atten­tion to the order of lay­ing, bread mak­ers into which liq­uid must first be poured break more often.

In addi­tion, experts empha­size that the name of the man­u­fac­tur­er does not affect the taste of bread and even the cheap­est bread machine can cook deli­cious­ly, and there­fore it is worth pay­ing for the qual­i­ty of the device, and not for the brand.

If you choose the right mod­el, tak­ing into account all the basic require­ments, then the best bread machine will appear in your kitchen, allow­ing you not only to bake bread and rolls, but also to make yogurt, but­ter, jam and knead the dough.

Top 4. REDMOND RBM-1908

The inex­pen­sive REDMOND bread machine will be the best solu­tion for buy­ers who want a func­tion­al and con­ve­nient mod­el, but do not plan to spend too much mon­ey on it. At a low cost, it has many mod­ern options, there are 19 auto­mat­ic bak­ing pro­grams, a mode for prepar­ing yogurt, milk por­ridge, and soup. The abil­i­ty to main­tain the tem­per­a­ture and set a delayed start will please. The max­i­mum brick weight is 750 grams, the mod­el is com­pact and neat.


5346 rub. / Rus­sia (pro­duced in Chi­na) / Bak­ing weight: 750 g


What pow­er bread mak­er is bet­ter to choose?
In all mod­els of bread machines, the pow­er cor­re­sponds to the max­i­mum weight of the bread. That is, no mat­ter which mod­el you choose, it will bake the amount of dough that is sup­posed to. At this point, you don’t have to wor­ry. But the qual­i­ty of the batch large­ly depends on the pow­er. Many users have noticed that in “weak” bread machines, the crumb is not so fluffy. An impor­tant point is what kind of bread do you pre­fer.

For white bread

with a small amount of addi­tives, you can lim­it your­self to low pow­er up to 600 watts. Wheat flour dough is quite light, elas­tic, easy to knead.

For rye, whole grain bread

it is bet­ter to choose a device more pow­er­ful. Such a dough is heav­ier, stick­i­er, it takes more effort to knead it. Mod­els with a pow­er of about 700–800 watts are suit­able here.

Advice! Select­ing the max­i­mum pow­er if you are going to bake main­ly light white bread is imprac­ti­cal. This will not give any vis­i­ble ben­e­fits, but will lead to increased ener­gy con­sump­tion.


How much does a good bread mak­er cost?
The cost of the sim­plest bread machines with a basic set of pro­grams starts from about 4000 rubles

. For this mon­ey you can buy a device of a lit­tle-known com­pa­ny. But too cheap a mod­el is not the best option. This is the case when it is bet­ter not to save on qual­i­ty. It is wis­er to add 1000–2000 rubles and choose some­thing more reli­able and pow­er­ful.

At a price of 5000–6000 rubles

you can already look after a sim­ple but high-qual­i­ty bread machine from well-known brands. It is not worth expect­ing increased func­tion­al­i­ty for this mon­ey, but the mod­els usu­al­ly cope with their main task quite well. And 12–15 pro­grams will be enough for bak­ing a vari­ety of types of bread.

An excel­lent mod­el in all respects can be bought with­in 7000–9000 rubles

. Every­thing will be here — var­i­ous pro­grams and options, good qual­i­ty of the work­ing bowl, mod­ern appear­ance, reli­a­bil­i­ty, the abil­i­ty to bake large loaves of bread from a kilo­gram. As well as all the use­ful addi­tions in the form of a dis­penser, view­ing win­dow, timer, tem­per­a­ture main­te­nance, knead­ing dough for dumplings or pies.

On sale you can see mod­els that cost more than 20000–30000 rubles

. But the pur­chase of such options is only advis­able if the qual­i­ty of the bread machine is beyond doubt, it is pro­duced by a well-known brand. But even so, in terms of a set of func­tions and options, it will be sim­i­lar to mod­els whose price does not exceed 10,000 rubles. So in the case of a bread machine, there is not much point in over­pay­ing.

Bread machine body material

When choos­ing a bread machine, you also need to pay atten­tion to the mate­r­i­al from which the body is made.

They are main­ly made:

  • From met­al — Durable and durable mate­r­i­al.
  • From plas­tic — bud­get and light­weight mate­r­i­al, such fur­naces are cheap­er.

Note! Bread mak­ers made of met­al look more attrac­tive and are more durable. Among the short­com­ings, it should be not­ed the high cost and fin­ger­prints always remain on the sur­face of the device.

What to look for when choosing a bread maker

Top 2. Moulinex OW250132 Pain & Tresors

Moulinex kitchen appli­ances have proven them­selves well with Russ­ian buy­ers. And brand bread machines are no excep­tion. Specif­i­cal­ly, this mod­el pleas­es with an abun­dance of var­i­ous pro­grams, the pres­ence of a dis­penser, a timer and oth­er use­ful options. It looks mod­ern and neat, bakes bread per­fect­ly, is sim­ple and easy to use. That is, it sat­is­fies most of the require­ments of the most picky users. In addi­tion, the equip­ment is well-made, reli­able and rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive for its func­tion­al­i­ty. This is one of the best options for com­bin­ing func­tion­al­i­ty and con­ve­nience.


9190 rub. / France (pro­duced in Chi­na) / Bak­ing weight: 1000 g

Availability of additional functions

The pres­ence of addi­tion­al func­tions affects the increase in the cost of the bread machine.

Addi­tion­al set of options:

  • “Delayed start” allows you to set the opti­mal time for bak­ing, for exam­ple, deli­cious and hot bread will be ready for din­ner or break­fast.
  • “Dis­penser” allows you to auto­mat­i­cal­ly add addi­tion­al ingre­di­ents (raisins, nuts, dried fruits, etc.) to it dur­ing the bak­ing process. Addi­tives remain whole and are not crushed dur­ing dough knead­ing.
  • “Sav­ing the pro­gram in case of fail­ure / pow­er out­age” from 5 min­utes to 1 hour. If there is low volt­age in the net­work, then the oper­a­tion of the bread machine is tem­porar­i­ly sus­pend­ed by pro­tec­tive mech­a­nisms.
  • “Tem­per­a­ture sup­port” allows you to keep ready-made pas­tries warm, the allow­able time range is from 1 to 3 hours.

If you know about the main and addi­tion­al func­tions of the food proces­sor, then there should be no dif­fi­cul­ty in choos­ing a good bread machine for your home.


Which brand makes the best bread mak­ers?
After deter­min­ing the char­ac­ter­is­tics you need, it remains to choose a brand. This is an impor­tant point — not all man­u­fac­tur­ers pro­duce high-qual­i­ty bread mak­ers. If you want the equip­ment to be not only con­ve­nient and func­tion­al, but also reli­able, give pref­er­ence to trust­ed com­pa­nies.


. Bread mak­ers of the Japan­ese brand Pana­son­ic are very pop­u­lar. They are con­sid­ered the high­est qual­i­ty, durable, easy to use and func­tion­al. True, the cost of most mod­els exceeds 12,000 rubles. But this is the case when the costs are jus­ti­fied.


. The Russ­ian brand attracts buy­ers with a large assort­ment of bread machines in a wide price range. A sim­ple mod­el can be pur­chased from about 5,000 rubles. At the same time, it will have all the nec­es­sary pro­grams and func­tions. There are more expen­sive options up to 15,000 rubles. Most even inex­pen­sive mod­els of the man­u­fac­tur­er meet the expec­ta­tions of users.


. Bread mak­ers from a French man­u­fac­tur­er cost from 7,000 rubles. Users appre­ci­ate them for their excel­lent qual­i­ty, func­tion­al­i­ty and pleas­ant appear­ance. All mod­els are thought­ful, easy to use and reli­able. Most of them have an abun­dance of auto­mat­ic cook­ing pro­grams for var­i­ous types of bread.


. The choice of Goren­je bread machines can­not be called huge. But they are afford­able, from 5000 rubles, and they are made very high qual­i­ty. In addi­tion, the brand offers rel­a­tive­ly inex­pen­sive mod­els for bak­ing large loaves of bread weigh­ing up to 1600 grams, and in terms of func­tion­al­i­ty it is not infe­ri­or to more expen­sive equip­ment.


. The Japan­ese brand pro­duces most­ly expen­sive but func­tion­al bread machines. Most mod­els have a large num­ber of pro­grams, are sim­ple and easy to use. Quite a pop­u­lar com­pa­ny with numer­ous user reviews.


What is need­ed for ease of use?

The equip­ment of bread mak­ers in most cas­es is stan­dard. It usu­al­ly includes the main form for bak­ing, blades for knead­ing dough, instruc­tions for use. Most often, it is sup­ple­ment­ed with a mea­sur­ing cup to sim­pli­fy the mea­sure­ment of prod­ucts and liq­uids. And all this is more than enough for com­fort­able use of equip­ment.

But a plus when buy­ing will still be the pres­ence in the kit of addi­tion­al buck­ets for bak­ing bread of oth­er shapes, a volu­mi­nous recipe book for a spe­cif­ic mod­el, and a hook for extract­ing the blade. In bread machines with the func­tion of mak­ing yogurt, the pres­ence of spe­cial con­tain­ers is wel­come.


What weight loaf can be baked?

The first step is to decide how much bread you need to meet the needs of the fam­i­ly. If the buck­et (bak­ing dish) is too small, you will have to bake twice a day, too large — there will be sur­plus­es that will have to be trans­ferred to crack­ers. There­fore, man­u­fac­tur­ers offer a vari­ety of vol­umes — for weights from 400 to 1800 grams.

For one or two peo­ple

the small­est mod­el will suf­fice. It can bake a loaf from 400 to 750 grams. In this case, it makes no sense to over­pay — even a sim­ple bread machine will do a good job.

Fam­i­ly of three or four

a per­son is bet­ter off con­sid­er­ing slight­ly more capa­cious mod­els for loaves weigh­ing from 800 grams to a kilo­gram. They are also com­mon, the range is large, there is plen­ty to choose from.

Big fam­i­lies

it is worth look­ing for the most volu­mi­nous bread machines. In such mod­els, the weight of a loaf can be more than one and a half kilo­grams. True, the choice is already less, and the cost is high­er. But it is still more con­ve­nient and eco­nom­i­cal in terms of ener­gy con­sump­tion than bak­ing sev­er­al serv­ings of bread.

Panasonic SD-2501WTS

The most popular

The Pana­son­ic brand bread mak­er has col­lect­ed a huge amount of feed­back from users. It is offered by many stores and is always in high demand.Rat­ing mem­ber:
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Number of mixers

Is one knead­er enough or two is still bet­ter?
All bread machines are equipped with dough mix­ers. There may be one or two of them, there is no more yet. For com­pact, low-pow­er mod­els for the home, designed for bak­ing a small loaf, the sim­plest ver­sion with one blade is enough. Its pow­er is quite enough to qual­i­ta­tive­ly knead a small amount of dough from wheat flour.

But if the mod­el is designed for bak­ing a loaf with a large weight, and you pre­fer denser, health­i­er types of bread (whole grain, rye), it is bet­ter to look at a tech­nique with two dough mix­ers. It will knead the dough bet­ter. But there is one small draw­back — in mod­els with two blades, the brick may not turn out to be per­fect­ly even.