Which? reveals new Best Buy bread makersFind out which models aced our expert tests

10 September 2015

Panasonic SD-ZB2512

Panasonic SD-ZB2512 – £190, but is it better than cheaper bread makers?

Fancy fresh bread with minimal effort? Our two new Best Buy bread makers can deliver just that. We’ve just tested seven of the latest models, and two stormed through our tests. 

Our latest tests include bread makers ranging from just £40 up to £190. Head straight to our new bread maker reviews to find out which models create the perfect loaf. 

Panasonic bread maker reviews

Panasonic has recently launched two models – the SD-2511 and SD-ZB2512 – each of which have 33 programs, allowing you to make jam, compote, scones and pizza dough as well as bread. 

You're not limited when it comes to bread types either – these models can make 13 different types, including brioche and gluten-free, and they're the first to have a setting for making sourdough bread. They allow you to customise each loaf – there are three sizes to choose from, as well as different crust settings. 

The only question remaining is how good is the bread they produce? Our experts assess the texture, crust and appearance of the bread created by each bread maker and record key baking data, such as whether the bread maker kneading paddles get stuck in baked loaves.

Are cheaper bread makers better?

We’ve tested bread makers that range in price, allowing you to compare how well a £40 model works against those nearly five times as expensive. 

Our latest round of testing includes affordable models from Wilko and Tower and mid-range machines from JML and Lakeland alongside the pricier bread makers from Panasonic. 

As well as making excellent bread, Best Buy bread makers are easy to set up, program, load and clean – our test results are the best way to ensure you don't waste your dough. 

Our interactive tool allows you to compare features and prices of all of the breadmakers we've tested, allowing you to select the best model for you based on price, features and test results.

Bread makers on test

The full list of bread makers we've just tested is below. Follow the links to read each review.

  • JML Make and Bake V123144 – £100
  • Lakeland Small Space Breadmaker 19692 – £100
  • Morphy Richards Breadmaker 48324 – £130
  • Panasonic Automatic Breadmaker SD-2511 – £150
  • Panasonic Automatic Breadmaker SD-ZB2512 – £190
  • Tower Digital Breadmaker T11001 – £65
  • Wilko Breadmaker 328521 – £40

Prices correct as of 10 September 2015.

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