Greet the weekend with a batch of freshly baked bread for yourself, your friends, or family with your very own bread machine, unlike traditional bread machines, today’s bread machines gives you complete control in baking your own breads at home.
You don’t have to worry about not getting your bread the way you want it too, simply gather all your ingredients, knead, and put it in your bread machine. Some may even require you to do nothing at all!
But before you head out to order or buy your own bread machine, here are some things you need to know:
Of course, some of us would look at the design, color or brand when it comes to appliances, while these things can help you pick out a choice, it is not always the case especially if you have plans in Technical utilizing your bread machine for your business or if you like to explore and try new recipes.
Bread Shape: yes, bread shape is one of the factors to consider in buying your own bread machine. Why? Bread machines allow you to bake breads in a variety of shapes, whether it’s round, oval, flat, short, and even long.
Bread Size: like bread shape, the size of the bread you want will also matter. However, take note that, unlike store-bought bread, homemade breads can only last for at least 2 days not a week so think how big you want your bread before baking one.
Bread Pan: Although most bread machines come with removable bread pans, some models don’t so it’s best to check if the bread pan can be removed so it will be easier for you to clean. Another important thing to take note about bread pans is that aluminum bread pans will result in thinner and lighter crusts while thicker aluminum bread pans will result in thicker and darker crusts.
Reviews: Reviews are the most reliable source of information when it comes to the products we use today especially since this means that more people trust you. Regardless of brand, color, and design, people will always have something to say; that includes overzealous users from inside the company (in other words, their PR team) to irate troll accounts from competitors who will do everything to dissuade you from purchasing a product you want. Learn how to spot fake reviews with this handy guide from Lifehacker. Better yet, if you know someone who personally owns a bread machine, approach them and give it a try before buying one for yourself.
With that out of the way, here are our top picks for the best bread makers in the market today:
Oster CKSTBRTW20 Expressbake – The top pick for those who are on a tight budget or for those who may want to have something to practice on. Highly regarded for its consistency, the Oster CKSTBRTW20 will make sure that your 100th or 1000th loaf of bread will turn out fine just as your first loaf of bread. It can handle almost any kind of bread from gluten-free loaves to special pastry with jams or creams.
Breadman TR520: Another entry level yet sophisticated bread machine. It has a large window that allows you to view your Best bread maker while it bakes and while it looks small, it can certainly churn out 1 pound to 2 pound loaves, it’s so versatile that you can even create your own pizza dough or pretzels in the Breadman TR520. It also has a timer that tells you when it’s time to add in fruits or nuts for your specialty breads or pastries.
Zojirushi BB-PAC20- Perfect for those who want gluten-free breads in their own home, it makes horizontal loaves that are perfect for a sandwich or two. It also includes a recipe book that will teach you how to make your own gluten-free breads and even a meal course. It’s sleek, stylish and silent as a sleeping baby when you turn it on. This breadmaker will take out the hassle for you in figuring out the baking cycle for your breads.
Panasonic SD-YD250: Considered to be the best breadmaker in the market today, the Panasonic SD-YD250 is perfect for large families and large orders. It has the capacity to bake 1 pound loaves to 2.5 to 3 pound loaves; good enough for 4 to 6 people to share. Although it’s a little larger than other bread makers, it is very quiet and consistent, it’ll surely get the job done!