The 10 Best bread makers

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As David Cameron claims that he bakes his loaves at home, we do a round-up of bread machines to help you keep in touch with the Prime Minister

1. Panasonic Comprehensive Bread Maker

You’ve never want to buy a loaf again when you’ve discovered just how easy this is to use. Many regard it as the ultimate in bread makers: efficient, very quiet and completely reliable. It also has a dispenser so you can add fruit or nuts to your loaf.

£119, tesco.com

2. Cuisinart Bread Maker

With 12 pre-programmed menu options, removable paddle, three crust colours, two loaf sizes, and over 100 recipe combinations in total, you’ve got artisan dough, cake, gluten-free and low carb options - all at the touch of a button.

£149.99, lakeland.co.uk

 

3. Morphy Richards Daily Loaf

Perfect for small households that don’t need a full-size loaf, this compact machine makes mini loaves just right for one or two people. The measuring equipment is all included, so you just add all your ingredients in the quantities shown, switch it on and you’r e away.

£45.46, amazon.co.uk

 

4. Kenwood BM450 Rapid Bake Bread Maker

This smart stainless-steel contraption features Kenwood’s patented 58-minute Rapid Bake button. It can make three sizes of loaves, has a choice of 15 programmes, with five personal settings so bread-making pros can decide on their own timings for each stage.

£99.99, johnlewis.com

 

5. Russell Hobbs 18036 Fast Bake Bread Maker

A great value choice with 12 programmes, from regular white to whole wheat and gluten-free as well. You also get three adjustable crust settings, an add ingredients section, 13-hour delay timer for overnight baking and a super speedy 55-minute fast bake time.

£54.99, argos.co.uk

 

6. Cookworks Bread Maker

This budget option has all the basics, with the standard 12 programmes taking in white, brown and various permutations thereof, and there’s an overnight timer, too. The maximum bread size is 0.7kg so families might want to choose a larger option, but while its 100-minute fast bake time may not win any races, it certainly does the job.

£58.59, amazon.co.uk

 

7. Panasonic Stainless-Steel Body Bread Maker

It’s pricier than most, but this machine gives a lot of bang for your buck, with 11 different settings, including those for rye, spelt and gluten-free breads as well as pizza dough. There’s a timer so you can set it to start overnight, and the loaves are good enough to impress serious bakers.

£163.99, amazon.co.uk

 

8. Shef Premium Bread Maker

If you’re willing to go off piste with your brands, this could be the one for you. Its programmes take in run-of-the-mill loaves to pizza dough, cakes and jams, and it comes with a measuring spoon, cup, kneading blade removal hook and a booklet of 200 recipes to get you started.

£49.99, amazon.co.uk

 

9. Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker

This heavy-duty stainless-steel number computes temperature and baking time when you choose a bread type and makes four different sizes so is sure to suit all your carbohydrate needs. It features an automatic fruit and nut dispenser and, in addition to a variety of breads, can also make pasta.

£99, chefscatalog.com

 

10. Morphy Richards White Premium Plus Bread Baker

An ergonomically designed option that boasts a whopping 19 programmes, taking in basic white to cakes and jam. It makes three different sizes of loaf and even has five crust settings from light (for crust haters) to a very dark shade that’s perfect for rye. Just set the 12-hour timer and wake up to that freshly baked aroma.

£113.78, amazon.co.uk

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