Dust off your breadmaker this 'Real breadmaker week'...or pass your breadmaker on to someone who will

12 May 2011

Breadmaker bread

Some breadmakers have special dispensers to make adding fruits and nuts easier.

Fire up your breadmaker and start baking real bread - or pass it onto someone who will - this Real breadmaker week, urges the Real Bread Campaign.

Real breadmaker week runs until 15 May and aims to encourage more of us to bake our own bread.

There's a dedicated Facebook page, where tips and recipes can be shared, and the Real Bread Campaign website has a competition running, along with a wealth of tips and inspiration for budding breadmakers.

Want to buy a breadmaker but don't know where to start? Watch our breadmaker video guide to find out insider tips on what to look for to get the best breadmaker.

Real breadmaker week 2011

Which? breadmakers expert Lisa Galliers says: 'What's better than the smell of freshly baked bread? Real bread maker week is a great idea; breadmakers are really simple to use - probably easier than some people may imagine - and baking your own bread means you know exactly what's in it, and it's so tasty less goes to waste.

'We've been testing breadmakers since 1997 to find the ones which make the best quality bread, and while some people may prefer making bread by hand for those who don't have the time, or aren't able to knead dough as well, a good breadmaker is a great addition to any bread-lovers kitchen.

'And if you've never tried to make bread before, what better excuse?'

The best breadmaker

We've tested some of the most popular breadmakers available to buy, including the Panasonic SD-257 and models from John Lewis, Kenwood and Morphy Richards. We reveal those we've awarded Best Buys to in our breadmaker reviews area. 

For more information on how to make bread and for breadmaker recipes head to our breadmaker FAQs.

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