Many people prefer to make their own bread nowadays and for good reasons. First of all, you can change the ingredients any way you wish when making your own bread, adding any flavor you see fit to the mix. Second of all, a bread making machine can save you an awful lot of money in the long run when you think about it, because even though bread isn’t all that expensive, it’s still a daily expense to consider. Also worth mentioning is the fact that bread makers allow you to bake a lot more than just bread. In this respect, you can use such a device to make cakes, croissants, pizza, or cookies of any kind. Long story short, here are the ten best bread makers you should consider when choosing such a device for yourself.
10Breadman TR2700 Stainless-Steel Programmable Convection Bread Maker
Just like the name suggests, you can programm this stainless-steel breadmaker to bake almost anything using any pre-set options you want. In fact, this bread maker has 100+ baking options to choose from, 16 settings pertinent to low-carb and gluten-free recipes, and a crust color control to top it off. It also has an automatic fruit and nut dispenser, a viewing window, and a convection fan for good measure.
9Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Maker
Thanks to its automatic fruit and nut dispenser feature, this bread maker will release ingredients at the right moment during the kneading process to ensure that they are evenly incorporated into the dough. At the same time, this machine features a unique collapsible kneading paddle designed to mix ingredients thoroughly before collapsing at the beginning of the baking phase to minimize the damage it does to the dough.
8T-fal PF311E ActiBread Programmable Bread Making Machine
This high-end bread maker from T-fal features 15 programmable settings aimed at giving you the possibility of creating any type of bread you want. As such, you can make gluten-free, rapid whole wheat, whole wheat, salt-free, French, sweet, or any other type of bread. Not only that but it also allows you to make cakes, jam, and pasta if you want to, with the help of some extremely user-friendly controls.
7Hamilton Beach Programmable Bread Machine
This bread machine from Hamilton Beach lets you make homemade bread without preservatives or trans fats. It also includes 12 baking settings to choose from along with light, medium, or dark crust settings for good measure. At the same time, it has a delay timer that lets you add ingredients and begin the baking process at a later time. Furthermore, this machine has a non-stick pan for easy cleanup, a construction that allows it to be washed in a dishwasher if needed.
6Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker
Panasonic’s SD-YD250 is perhaps one of the best bread makers on the market right now. It offers you 3 choices in terms of loaf size and a loaf capacity of up to 2-1/2 pounds, which makes it perfect for big families. Interestingly enough, the machine also has settings for white, whole wheat, multigrain, French, or quick bread/cakes to choose from. On a related note, it has a 13-hour delay start timer and programmable menu options to enable you to eat fresh bread at a later time.
5Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme Breadmaker
This dual-blade bread machine makes rectangular shaped 2 lbs loaves of almost any type. For this purpose, it comes with 10 pre-programmed settings and three crust shades to choose from. It also has a large viewing window, an LCD control panel, a 13-hour delay timer, and a removable nonstick bread pan for easy cleanup. As you would expect, the device comes equipped with a measuring spoon, a measuring cup, and a user manual with many useful recipes to choose from.
4Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker
Zojirushi’s BB-PAC20 may be similar to the BB-CEC20 at first sight, yet it comes with a few interesting features of its own. For instance, it has a quick baking cycle that prepared bread in less than two hours. At the same time, it allows you to bake traditional types of bread or gluten-free / organic baking recipes with the help of its custom menu settings. Last but not least, it features an LCD clock that makes it easy for you to check the completion time and to set up the timer for later use.
3Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker
This fully programmable bread machine can make almost any type of bread via its 12 preprogrammed menu options. It also has a crystal-clear viewing window, a removable lid, a sturdy pan, and a maneuverable paddle that makes it easy to clean. Interestingly enough, the device also has stay-cool handles, a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, and comes with a handful of recipes to choose from.
2Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker
Sunbeam’s 5891 Programmable Breadmaker offers some of the best value for money you can get in this price range. For instance, it uses a powerful 600-Watt baking system that makes 1-1/2 or 2-pound loaves as quickly as possible. At the same time, it has 12 cooking functions to choose from, along with three shade selections, a LED display, a touch-control panel, and a 13-hour delay bake feature for good measure.
1Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine
There is perhaps no better bread making machine than Oster’s Expressbake. We say this because it offers excellent value for the money along with the type of features a bread maker in this price range shouldn’t usually have. Among them, 12 bread making settings with 3 crust shade selections, a 13-hour programmable baking timer, a large LCD display to indicate each stage of the bread making process, and a surprisingly fast baking time overall.