Celebrate Real Bread Maker WeekDig out your breadmaker and get baking

07 May 2012


Get baking with a Best Buy bread maker

Back for a third year, Read Bread Maker Week celebrates everything from breadmakers to high street bakers. It's a perfect excuse to dust off your breadmaker and bake a real loaf. 

This week the Real Bread Campaign is encouraging people to 'give a little loaf love' to real bread makers - and it doesn't matter whether that's a breadmaker, your hands or high street bakeries. 

If you don't fancy getting doughy hands, you can choose the best breadmaker for you from over 20 full tested models in the Which? breadmaker reviews.

Finding the best breadmaker

The smell of home-baked bread is enough to make anyone hungry, but how can you tell whether a breadmaker will bake a decent loaf? To judge a breadmaker's quality, our lab experts bake white and wholemeal loaves on the basic and delay-setting programs. We also bake with easy-to-use bread mixes. 

Our experts scrutinise every loaf made by the breadmakers we test - rating the homemade loaves for appearance, texture and smell. 

Which? breadmakers expert Lisa Galliers says: 'Real Bread Maker Week is the perfect excuse to dust off your breadmaker and fall back in love with it, or take the plunge for the first time and try making your own bread. It's really easy to get started, and a decent breadmaker can be a really useful addition to your kitchen. 

'If you've ever wondered what it takes to become a Which? Best Buy and what the real-life differences are between a good and bad breadmaker, watch our video on what makes a Best Buy breadmaker.'

Real Bread Maker Week 2012

Real Bread Campaign co-ordinator Chris Young said: ‘Look at TV schedules or bookshop shelves and you’ll see that Britain is in the middle of a loaf affair with baking. Real Bread Maker Week is about making sure that some of that love goes to our local luscious loaf makers.’

The Real Bread Campaign is encouraging people to arrange open days, bread making workshops, discounts, bread machine exchanges and other activities to encourage the nation to buy or bake more local loaves of bread. You can find and add details of events and offers at Realbreadcampaign.org.

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