20 Best Bread Machines For Perfect Loaves Every Time

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There are few things as delicious as freshly baked bread, but there’s no doubt it’s a complicated and time-consuming process. First, you need to mix flour, salt and yeast, and then you have to handle kneading, rising, shaping, and baking.

That process can take hours, but there are ways to get help (other than just going to the bakery). The answer? A bread machine!

Used correctly, the best bread machine can mimic all that kneading, timing and mixing, and do it for you. And you still get to say you made the bread yourself. That sounds like a win-win to us.

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1. Monoprice Strata Home Bread Machine

The Strata Home Bread Machine features 19 digital programs for a variety of food types. It features a stainless steel cover and glass viewing window, along with an aluminum alloy bread pan and an aluminum mixing blade. Simply add your ingredients, choose a program, and let the machine do the rest.

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2. Oster Expressbake Bread Maker with Gluten-Free Setting

This bread maker has an up to 2-pound loaf capacity, and 13 settings for making a variety of breads, dough, jams, even gluten-free bread. An ExpressBake setting bakes bread in under an hour.

(Target, $99.99)

3. Zojirushi Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker

Double Kneading Blades thoroughly knead dough for superior results. Dual heaters on the bottom and lid of the bread maker promote even baking and browning. Rapid courses allow you to bake a loaf of white or whole wheat bread in just 2 hours and 25 minutes.

(Walmart, $339.95)

4. Hamilton Beach Non-Stick Bread Maker 

Twelve settings include: French, Quick Bread (no yeast), Sweet, 1.5-pound Express, 2-pound Express, Dough, Jam, Cake, Whole Grain and Bake Audible reminder for adding fruits and nuts. Select your loaf size and choose from light, medium or dark crust setting.

(Target, $69.99)

5. Sunbeam Programmable Bread Maker

Bakes up to a 2-pound loaf of bread with 13-hour delay bake, 12 baking functions, and Express Bake cycle.

(Walmart, $49.59)

6. Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker

Automatic fruit and nut dispenser releases ingredients at the right moment during the kneading phase so they are evenly incorporated within the dough. Unique collapsible kneading paddle thoroughly mixes ingredients then collapses before bake phase to minimize the hole at the base of the baked loaf.

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7. Cuisinart CBK-110 Compact Automatic Bread Maker

This fully automatic, easy to use bread maker comes with 3 crust shades, and bakes up to a 2 pound loaf and a vertical baking pan for counter-friendly compact design.

(Walmart, $82.99)

8. T-fal ActiBread Bread Maker

Gluten-free bread maker with 15 programmable settings: gluten-free salty, gluten-free sweet, gluten-free cake, rapid whole wheat, whole wheat, salt-free, super rapid, rapid sweet bread, French, sweet, cooking, dough, cake, jam, and pasta.

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9. SKG Automatic Bread Machine

This one is great for beginners with easy-to-follow recipes to add ingredients. Click a few buttons, then let the bread maker take care of the rest. It has a 15 hour delay timer, 1 hour keep warm, 15 minute power interrupt-recovery, and 19 programs.

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10. KBS Stainless Steel Bread Machine

KBS Bread Maker has settings for light, medium or dark crust, different loaf capacity from 1, 1.5 and 2.2 pound. It also has 17 programs to choose from. The detachable fruit nut dispenser releases the ingredients automatically at the optimum time. 

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11. Panasonic Home Bakery 

This is a powerhouse of a bread machine for the serious home baker. Use it for all kinds of bread, like soft bread, sandwich bread, rice bread, rice bread, French bread, rye bread, whole wheat bread, rice flour bread, natural yeast bread, and much more.

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12. Secura Bread Maker

Select your loaf size and choose from light, medium or dark crust setting. Programmable LCD digital display with delay baking timer has 15-hour delay timer and automatic keep warm. 

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13. Aicok Custom Loaf Bread Maker

Twenty-five automatic program settings and a large LCD display with progress indicator, visualizing the process of bread-making and baking time. Automatic fruit and nut dispenser releases ingredients at the right moment during the kneading phase to make sure they are evenly incorporated within the dough.

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14. Costway Automatic Stainless Steel Bread Maker

Use the delay timer feature to start the bread maker at a later time. Add up to 15 hours including the delay time and bread making program. After baking program is complete, the bread machine will beep 10 times and shift to Keep Warm setting for 1 hour.

(Walmart, $69.99)

15. Baulia Automatic Bread Maker Machine

This bread baker allows you to choose from a huge range of 15 baking functions, including Basic, French, Whole Grain, 1.5 pound Express, 2 pound Express, Quick Bread, Sweet, Dough, Cake, Jam, Rise, Bake, and Artisan. 

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16. Rotimatic Automatic Roti Maker Machine

World's first fully automatic flatbread-making robot. From dry flour to a fully puffed roti in 90 secs, the built-in AI technology allows Rotimatic to automatically measure, dispense, mix and knead, one perfect dough ball at a time.

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17. Kuissential Programmable Bread Machine with Auto Fruit and Nut Dispenser

Makes 1.5 and 2 pound loaves with Light, Medium, or Dark crust. Thirteen settings make many different types of breads, jams, and dough. Auto-Dispenser for fruits/nuts, 13 hour delay timer, viewing window, keep warm function also included.

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18. Della Stainless Steel Bread Machine

The 15 bread settings make a variety of breads, dough, and jams with 3 crust colors finish, and non-skid feet prevent the bread maker from sliding on countertop.

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19. Breadman Pro Bread Maker with Collapsible Kneading Paddles

Bread maker with dual bread pans and 14 baking functions, including low carb and gluten free, and 15-hour delay timer. Exclusive, collapsible kneading paddles, and automatic fruit and nut dispenser.

(Walmart, $205.13)

20. West Bend Programmable Horizontal Hi-Rise Bread Maker

Dual kneading blades provide thorough dough kneading for a lighter taste and higher rise with 12 digital settings include Basic, Wheat, French, Sweet, Dough, Gluten-Free, and Custom.

(Target, $99.99)

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