Best Bread Makers for 2021

Let’s get this straight: store-bought breads have many problems. Good quality ones are heavy on the pocket and budget-friendly ones don’t have the same great quality and taste. Besides this, they all have preservatives to increase their shelf lives, which do no good to our bodies. What’s the solution to this problem? Well, bake your bread at home. Now, no one would like to that in an oven on a daily basis because it’s a time-consuming and difficult process. We at Home Epiphany have compiled a list of the most popular bread makers (and best reviewed) of 2020.

So, this is where bread makers come in handy. If you have a bread maker then all you have to do is put all the ingredients in the bread maker, program it, and leave the rest on your bread maker. It will knead, ferment, and bake the bread without the need of you lifting your pinky. Also, with bread maker you have complete control over the ingredients. Currently, there are hundreds of bread makers available in the market, each of them comes with a different set of features. But then how would you choose the right one? well, no worries because we have tried and tested over 30 different bread makers, we compared them with one and other, we baked bread in them a couple of times, and here, we have shortlisted just the best ones for you:

 

Zojirushi BB-CEC20 Home Bakery Supreme

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If you are willing to invest a good amount of money on a great bread maker then this is just the right one for you. It might be a bit heavy on the pocket book, but it comes with an excellent set of features. So, it’s safe to say that it is totally worth it. Unlike the other bread makers that we have tested, this one bakes a horizontal loaf of bread in its non-stick bread pan. It has 10 pre-programmed settings including cake pizza dough and jam. But you can still save 3 custom settings of your own. This feature comes in handy when you have a specific bread recipe that needs to be based on specific settings, you know like a family recipe! Another impressive feature it has is that it has a large viewing window through which you can see all of the interesting processes involved in the bread making. This machine does not have fruit and nuts dispenser which is a big disadvantage but the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 has dual kneading paddles and this feature is not found in most of the machines available in the market. It has a delay time of 13-hours and it has automatic shut off, which means that you will don’t have to worry about over baking the bread. The single thing that we are concerned about is that it can only bake 2 lb bread, so if that is not a problem for you then we will recommend you to go for this one because its quality is outstanding.

 

Why we love it:      

– Bakes bread like it is store-bought.

– Great quality product.

– Dual kneading blade.

– 1-year warranty

 

Take note:

– It does not brown the top crust properly.

– Takes a considerable amount of counter space.

– Parts are not dishwasher safe.

– It is expensive.

 

Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Maker

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This expensive bread maker can make four different sizes of the loaf (1lb, 1.5lb, 2lb,  2.5lb). To us, this is unusual because all the other machine that we have worked with does not provide these many varieties of sizes. It comes with two kneading paddles, one of which is collapsible and the other one is for making jam. The collapsible kneading paddle helps to minimize the hole in the bottom of your bread, this is the problem we have faced while working with some other machines. The Breville bread maker also has an automatic fruit and nut dispenser. So, all your bread mix-ins drop just at the right moment. This bread maker has 13 automatic settings but you can input your own custom settings. However, unlike the Zojirushi bread maker, this one does not save the setting, which means that you will have to input custom settings every single time. This bread maker also has a large LCD which makes it easy to use by the person who has weak eyesight. This Breville bread maker has a delay timer of 13 hours. It comes with a booklet, which has 40 step-by-step recipes in it. We will totally recommend this one if you need to bake different sizes of loaves every time.

 

Why we love it:  

– Elegant design

– Bakes tall and vertical bread

 

Take note:

– May be difficult to clean

– Takes significant amount of counter space

 

 

 

Cuisinart CBK-200 Convection Bread Maker

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The Cusin Art CBK-200 is of the most amazing bread maker that we have tested. It’s a bit affordable if we compare it to the Zojirushi and Breville bread makers but its features are as amazing as the features of the two other bread makers. It has a stainless-steel body with chrome handles and it can bake 3 different sizes of loaves (1lb, 1.5lb, 2lb). Plus, you have total control over the crust color as the other two bread makers. It has 16 programmable options and a 12-hour delay timer. What’s more impressive is that it has a power failure backup and it has a convection fan that circulates hot air around the bread to make it softer. The Cuisinart CBK-200 has a special menu option that takes basic dough through several long processes and slowly cools for chewier texture and rustic crust of the bread. It does not have a fruit and nut dispenser but its audible tone indicates the right time to add your mix-ins.

 

What we love

– The convection fan feature

– It has a 3-year warranty

 

Take note

– Does not allow to program custom cycles

– Can’t use delay the timer for kneading the dough

 

Cuisinart Automatic Bread Maker

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This is another quality product from Cuisinart. The Cuisinart CBK-110P1 comes with some basic yet amazing set of features. It has 12 pre-programmed settings and a 13-hour delay timer. Also, It does not have fruit and dispenser but it beeps when it is the right time to add fruit and nuts. The good thing about this bread maker is that it has a convenient size, which means that it takes less counter space than all the other ones that we have mentioned above. This bread maker also has a viewing window on the lid. It can bake three different sizes of loaves (1lb, 1.5lb, 2lb). We highly recommend this one if you want a good quality bread maker under 200 bucks.

 

Why we love it

– Comes with an instructional booklet with recipes

– Does not take a lot of counter space

 

Take notes

You will need to try different recipes for some loaves

 

MOOSOO 25-in-1 Bread Machine

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This one is honestly my favorite bread maker on this list. First and foremost, it has a beautiful sleek stainless glass body with digital touchpad control. Its ceramic interior pan makes sure that your bread bakes safely without chemicals, and ensures that your bread is evenly dense. It has a whopping 25 pre-programmed settings including gluten-free bread, jam, and yogurt. It also has a 15-hour delay timer and a 1-hour automatic keep warm feature to make sure that you get fresh and warm bread every morning. The MOOSOO MB30 can bake 3 sizes of the bread (1lb, 1.5lb, 2lb) and has a 15-minute power interruption recovery feature. This bread maker comes with a measuring cup a spoon a cookbook and 2 extra kneading blades. All of these features totally make it one of the best ones out there. For 180 dollars this one is an absolute winner.

 

Why we love it:

– Elegant glass design

– Affordable

 

Take note:

– Not a well-known brand

 

Pohl Schmitt Stainless Steel Bread Machine Bread Maker

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This Swiss quality Pohl Scimitt bread maker had an excellent rating on the Amazon.com. So, we decided to give it a shot. It has all the basic bread maker features including 14 pre-programmed settings, digital display, and delay time. it will remind you to add fruits and nuts at the right time just like the Cuisinart CBK-110P1. It can bake 1lb, 1.4lb, and 2.2lb bread loaves. It also has a one hour keep warm feature. Overall, it is a fine quality bread maker with all the basic bread maker features which makes it worthy of being tried.

 

Why we love it:

Great quality

 

Take note:

Too basic for this much amount of money

 

Bread Maker, AICOOK 2LB Stainless Steel Bread Machine:

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If you are interested in buying a good bread maker on a budget then this one is for you. The Ai-cook bread maker takes less counter space and has a durable quality. It has a 13-hour delay time and 1-hour automatic keep-warm function. The good thing is that you get a 2-year warranty for all the parts and accessories. The body of the bread maker is made up of stainless steel and it takes less counter space. We tried baking in it and it baked tall and vertical loaf of bread. It can bake 1.5lb bread loaf and 2lb bread loaf. The interesting feature of this bread maker is that it buzzes alerts when the bread is ready. Basically, this bread maker has all the basic features that you will want to have in your bread maker.

 

Why we love it

– Takes less counter space

– Powerful kneading motor

 

Take note

– The manual has improper English which makes it harder to read

 

Secura Bread Maker Machine

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The Secura bread maker is one of the best ones available in the market. For only 110 Bucks you get tons of great features. First of all, it has 19 pre-set menu settings and 3 loaves sizes and like all the other good bread makers you get 3 crust colors (dark, light, medium) to choose from. Not only this but it also beeps to indicate the right time to add fruit and nuts or other mix-ins. The non-stick pan in it is dishwasher safe, this is the feature that even expensive Zojirushi bread maker did not have. Moreover, it has a diagnostic error code system and electricity disconnection memory. Honestly, for this price it’s a steal. We will totally recommend this one if you want more features in less price.

 

Why we love it

– Low price but great features

 

Take note

The exterior gets a bit warm

 

MasterChef Bread Maker- 2-Pound Programmable Machine:

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Who doesn’t know about the popular TV show master chef? Well, I absolutely love binging that show and the good thing is that their machine is as good as their show. It is affordable and it has 19 pre-programmed settings. This bread maker easy to use and has a delay timer of 13-hours. It will beep once the bread is done. The machine comes with a measuring cup and a spoon. The good thing is that it can bake 1.5lb and 2lb bread loaves. The only downside is that its body is made up of plastic. So, we will recommend buying a steel one if you have a problem with that. Otherwise, it’s quite satisfying considering the price.

 

What we love

– affordable

 

Take note

– exterior gets a bit hot

– Body is made up of plastic

 

ROZMOZ Stainless Steel Bread Machine:

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The Rozmos bread maker is an inexpensive option if you are not willing to spend a lot on your bread maker. It has all the essential features of a Breadmaker. One thing that I like about this, in particular, is that despite being cheap it has 19 pre-programmed settings. Its special feature includes stir-fry function. It also has a delay time of 15 hours which is more than that of Breville BBMXL. This bread maker can bake bread in 2 hours and its ceramic coated pan makes sure that you consume chemical free bread every time. Moreover, it comes with insulated gloves, measuring spoons, and a book with 52 recipes.

 

What we love

– Affordable

– Great features

 

Take note

– Design could be more attractive

– Not a well-known brand

 

Hamilton Beach 2 Lb Digital Bread Maker:

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This is the cheapest bread maker on our list. It is inexpensive but it did not fail to impress us. It has 12 pre-programmed settings and it is simple to operate. The exceptional thing about this one is that it is dishwasher safe unlike the expensive Zojirushi and Breville bread makers. Its delay timer is 13 hours and it makes 10 beeps after the second kneading cycle to remind to add fruit and other mix-ins. The bread maker can make bread of 1.5lb and 2lbs and it produces vertical rectangular loaf, which is perfect for sandwiches. In only 70 bucks, this one is seriously an overachiever. If you are a newbie in the world of bread making then this one is particularly for you.

 

What we love:

– Dishwasher safe

– Inexpensive and great features

 

Take note:

– Handles might get a bit hot