Bread machines are the easiest way to make homemade bread. The Original Breadman Ultimate was my first bread machine and my favorite. Unfortunately, the model that I love is no longer made. There are a lot of alternatives that are just as good!
Zojirushi BB-PAC 20: The “Zo” is the Mac Daddy of all bread machines. The dual paddle design helps with kneading; the rectangular pan helps keep your bread in a traditional loaf shape. Whether you are baking in the machine or using it to make dough, you will love the results that you get from the Zo!
Zojirushi BB-HAC10: This is the 1 pound version of my favorite bread machine. The “baby Zo” as I like to call it is fully programmable. For a small machine it still has all your favorite settings including cake and jam! One other feature that I like is that you can make pasta dough! Great for use in your KitchenAid Pasta Roller & Cutter or your KitchenAid Pasta Extruder.
Breville BB-PAC20: The Breville is the newcomer and is making a name in the bread world. I am a BIG fan of Breville’s products and this bread machine is no exception. This machine makes up to a 2 1/2 pound loaf. It also has a collapsible paddle to minimize the hole that a bread machine will typically leave in the bottom of your loaf.
Breadman BK1050S: This Breadman is a 2 pound bread machine with 14 baking functions. This is the first bread machine that I ever used that has a collapsible paddle. This machine brings back a lot of memories because it reminds me of my original Breadman Ultimate.
Cuisinart CBK-100: The Cuisinart is the 3rd bread machine that I have ever owned. It was offered with a convection fan. I’ve tried both versions and I found that it doesn’t make that much of a difference.
Cuisinart Compact CBK-110: The Cuisinart Compact is a newcomer on the market. It is the first new model for Cuisinart in a long time. It has a sleek and compact design.
Hamilton-Beach 29882: This budget friendly bread machine will get your bread making journey started. This is a 2-lb machine that has 12 settings including one for gluten free bread.
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