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Which? reveals results of bread-baking microwave test

Latest breadmaker reviews also unveiled by Which?


The latest breadmaker testing results are revealed

Can you bake a decent loaf of bread in a microwave? Our new test results and breadmaker reviews reveal all.

We’ve seen kitchen machines that can cook and blenders that can make soup, but the Which? expert labs have also tested a microwave that can bake bread. 

The Argos Cookworks Signature 400/7834 microwave includes a bread pan, so you can bake your own bread in the same way you would with a breadmaker. 

Our testing reveals how the bread from this microwave compares to some of the most popular breadmakers available on the high street.

The Which? breadmaker reviews  include fully-tested models from Panasonic, Kenwood and Morphy Richards. 

The best breadmaker

Can a £40 breadmaker make as good a loaf of bread as a breadmaker costing £150?  

The latest Which? tests on breadmakers reveal if a £40 breadmaker from high street retailer Currys is as good as the more expensive Cuisinart Convection breadmaker.

The breadmakers that really outshine the rest in our tests generally cost more than £100, but we do have Best Buy breadmakers starting from around £75. 

If you can’t spare that kind of cash, all is not lost. Our breadmaker reviews have models worth considering costing less than £40 – perfect if you’re in the market for a cheap breadmaker.

Breadmaker recipes

Which? breadmaker expert Lisa Galliers said: ‘No matter what bread recipes you want to try, most can be adapted to be baked in a breadmaker. 

‘A search on the web will reveal unlimited recipes for any kind of speciality bread, like rye bread or recipes for gluten-free bread’. 

We test breadmakers using the wholemeal and white bread settings, as well as using packet mixes. We also provide information on which models have specific settings, such as programs for making gluten-free bread.’

More top tips and information on bread recipes and breadmakers can be found in the Which? breadmaker FAQs.

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