Which? reveals best new breadmakersFind out which breadmakers are Which? Best Buys

21 November 2013

Lakeland Breadmaker Plus 17892

We reveal full testing results for the Lakeland Breadmaker Plus 17892

Breadmakers offer an easy way to enjoy warm, freshly-baked bread in the winter months. If a new breadmaker is on your shopping list, our latest test results are here to help you decide which ones are worth your dough.

Our experts have just tested four new breadmakers, including models from Andrew James, Argos and Lakeland.

Two of the four breadmakers did well enough in our tests to become Best Buys. Which? members can read our breadmaker reviews to find out the latest results.

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Finding the best breadmaker

Our latest tests assess breadmakers ranging in price from just £40. These include Lakeland’s Breadmaker Plus - a striking breadmaker that comes with an automatic fruit and nut dispenser, detachable scales and baguette pan, as well as a £130 price tag.

You can use our interactive tool to compare features and prices of the new models with the breadmakers we’ve tested in the past, and to select the best model for you based on price, score and features.  

Breadmaker tests

All of the breadmakers that undergo Which? testing are assessed on how easy they are to operate and clean, as well as how easy their recipes are to follow.

But the most important thing is the bread itself, so we assess the taste and appearance of both white and wholemeal loaves. We also test how often the paddle gets stuck in the loaf – in our latest tests, one model had a paddle that stuck in nearly 90% of the loaves baked.

Read more about our rigorous testing process to find out what separates the ordinary breadmakers from the Best Buys.

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