The bakery market is quite active yet stable. There aren’t many new products this year. On sale, mostly time-tested models with a good reputation, confirmed by the mass of positive feedback on the web. Almost all the weaknesses of each baker are studied by users, so there is something for manufacturers to work on in the future. In today’s review, there are bakery ovens in different price segments. We will tell you not only about the weaknesses, but also about the positive sides of each model.
No burden on the budget – bread machines to 6000r.
The most affordable model on the American market today REDMOND RBM-1904. You can buy it for only 1795 rbl.
It is quite powerful 800 W , it can bake a loaf weighing 1250 grams. Mold for kneading, which has a non-stick coating, equipped with two stirrers. Controls are push-button, there is an LCD display. Arsenal of 12 programs, including making rye bread. In addition, the baker can make jam and porridge.
The disadvantages are the absence of dispenser, and the plastic quality of the body is not the highest.
By its characteristics the REDMOND RBM-1908 model for 3800 Dollars is more interesting. It is designed for a family of two or three people, as the maximum weight of the ready loaf is only 750 grams. The oven is extremely lightweight – only 4 kg! But as to functionality, Redmond RBM-1908 can put up a rivalry with models of a higher price segment.
Pros: stylish body made of high-quality plastic, 19 programs, baking mold with a good coating, viewing window, touch control, LCD display. Able to make dough for dumplings, yogurt, jam, jam, yeast-free baked goods, Borodino and rye bread. Delayed start up to 15 hours, 10 minute memory, keep warm ready loaf for 1 hour.
Disadvantages: the body heats up, the kneading process vibrates a lot.
MIDEA AHS 15BC
MIDEA AHS 15BC
The most popular model of the budget segment MIDEA AHS 15BC. Average price – 4000 Dollars. The body of the device is made of high-quality white plastic, the assembly does not cause complaints, on top there is a viewing window, and at the bottom of the body there is a set of rubber feet, which prevent slipping when kneading dough.
Touch control, LED display. The bread machine bakes 750g and 1kg loaves. Of the useful features – 13 programs, 3 degrees of frying crust, an audible signal to add ingredients nuts, grains, etc., etc. , and the ability to bake your favorite bread. d. , preparation of yogurt ! , jams and marmalades. Breadmaker is equipped with a memory for 10 minutes, a timer delayed start up to 13 hours and heating a ready loaf for 1 hour.
Of the disadvantages – there are no programs and recipes for yeast-free and gluten-free baking.
GORENJE BM900 WII/BKC
GORENJE BM900 WII/BKC
One of the best inexpensive models GORENJE BM900 WII/BKC balances on the border of groups, you can find it for 4300 rub., But the average price – a little over 5000 Dollars.
Stylish body made of high quality plastic in white or “wet asphalt” shade, convenient controls, clear navigation, 750- or 900-gram loaf. Provides gluten-free and yeast-free baking, the programs include French bread and wholemeal bread.
Low power 550 W allows you to save energy. 15 programs including yogurt, push-button control, LED display with blue backlight. The coating of the bowl is good, the heating is uniform, there is no vibration when kneading.
From the disadvantages – poor book of recipes, not very handy measuring cup.
The golden mean – bakers up to 15 000r
Model from PANASONIC SD-ZB2512KTS for 13 690 Dollars – the best value for money. With 10 dough programs and 14 bread programs Basic, Basic Little Yeast, Basic Quick, Basic with Raisins, Basic Bread with Raisins, Diet, Diet Quick, Diet with Raisins, Rye, French, Gluten-free, Single Grain, Single Grain with Raisins, Baking cooking jam, fruit in syrup. Loaf size: 600, 800, 1000g.
This model has two brand new programs – for leavened dough and bread with stuffing. The recipe for low yeast bread has minimal yeast content, which is very important for health-conscious people. In this program the rising phase of the dough is lengthened, and half the usual dose of yeast is added.
The filled bread program works as follows: The program contains a special pause, during which the user manually adds ingredients e.g. cheese, ham, sun-dried tomatoes or nuts to the dough. A buzzer alerts you when there is a pause. As a result, the user gets a bread full of flavor and aroma of the main ingredient.
An upgraded “bucket” with thicker walls and a diamond-fluoride coating that is particularly scratch- and shock-resistant. It is non-stick, so the loaf can slip out of the molds easily. “The bucket has technological protrusions that leave no “uncovered” areas during the kneading process, where flour and liquid ingredients can stick.
One of the interesting differences is the presence of two dispensers. The first one serves for the timely addition of ingredients sesame, seeds, coriander, nuts and other additives during the kneading process. The second one is for yeast. It is a necessary feature because even an experienced user can put yeast in salt or oil and thus prevent the dough from rising.
The yeast dispenser adds exactly the right quantity of ingredients to an already kneaded loaf, avoiding undesirable interactions with other products. With delayed start, the yeast in the dispenser retains all its properties without coming into contact with liquids.
Sensor measures ambient temperature and adjusts the program accordingly, adapting all process steps to specific conditions. Naturally the temperature of the dough is constantly monitored. This results in an exceptionally tasty loaf.
Of the disadvantages – a very short “memory time” in case of power failure.
PHILIPS HD9046/90 12 990 Dollars. -The most unusual bread maker. It stands out above all because of its striking design. It’s hard to define, it’s a hybrid of space theme, urbanism and rationality. Electronic control panel with touch buttons and LED-display is located at the bottom of the body, which is very convenient.
Baking machine from Philips is remarkable not only for its design, but also for its good equipment – 600W power, two loaf sizes 750 and 1000g , 14 automatic programs, including yeast-free baking, gluten-free bread making, wholemeal and French bread. It can also be used to bake baked goods with original recipes, such as Borodino bread or Easter cakes, as well as to make beautiful unleavened dough or even jam. The most interesting feature is the individual mode. An experienced baker can program the model himself to make a “special” loaf.
If you don’t have much time, you can use the accelerated baking program or even the express baking program, which will make baked goods ready in one hour. When kneading dough, the baker beeps to let you know you can add more ingredients. In the machine you can also cook yogurt, for which a special container of 1 liter is provided. Model, in addition to the basic functions, is equipped with all necessary options – delayed start, child protection, memory when turning off for 10 minutes, viewing window, etc. Thanks to the clever design the oven is very quiet 55 dBA .
On the downside, some users complain that flour can remain in the corners of the rectangular bucket. Have to open the oven while kneading dough and use a silicone spatula to “scrape” the flour to the loaf.
This oven from the French company MOULINEX belongs to the Home Bread Baguette family. It is one of the most sophisticated models of bakery. Its price is 12990r.
The French are fans of delicious baking, so they provided the baker with a lot of interesting features. It can bake real French bread, croissants and even baguettes. In addition, the model is adapted to American conditions, and now the user can get at home lavash, polyanitsa, loaf, American black and Borodinsky bread and other national bakery products. And also ciabatta, potato bread, German bread with bacon, pita and even breadsticks. The machine can make pastries, pies, bread rolls and scones. Lovers of healthy eating can use the program “Bread without salt. Bonus are “Kompot”, “Jam”, “Pasta”, “Pizza Dough” and much more. In total there are 16 programs for making bread.
This is a powerful baking machine – 1600 W. The loaf size is also impressive – from 750 to 1500 grams. Of course, there is a choice of crust color, delayed start, keeping bread warm. There is no dispenser for the automatic addition of ingredients, at the right moment the bakery beeps and the lid must be opened and the ingredients must be put in.
The body is made of white plastic, the design is simple yet stylish, with no sharp angles. Includes a book with 45 recipes.
Of the disadvantages – users note that not all of the recipes in the book turns out delicious bread. Some recipes need to be adjusted. No gluten-free program.
Stadler Form Baker One
STADLER FORM Baker One SFBM.990
STADLER FORM breadmaker 13,990 Dollars . can be called the most original. At first this model surprises by its unusual design. At first sight it reminds of office appliances – white plastic with a characteristic curve of the spiral. But after a closer look, you understand that everything is in its place, the design is thoughtful and functional.
The most unusual detail is the folding dough mixer blade. This design is designed to make the loaf easier to pull out and not leave an unsightly residue on the bread.
Another nice feature – 5 degrees of crispiness. Bread is browned on all sides, as noted by many owners of this breadmaker. Although the loaf weight is not very large 450, 680 or 900 grams , the “bucket” of the model is deep and has enough room for the bread to rise.
The number of baking programs is large – 19 Wheat, flavored herbs and raisins, wholemeal, muffin, sandwich, French, premixed, gluten-free, delicacy, pie, dessert pastry, jam, pizza or pasta dough, quick baking, extra baking time . It can be programmed manually to increase or decrease the time for any step and it’s even possible to skip the third lifting and the third kneading entirely.
The control panel is touch-sensitive, the LCD display is backlit and shows the cooking steps, navigation is simple and straightforward.Model power 615 W. There is a dispenser for automatic feeding of additional ingredients. Timer is designed for up to 12 hours of delayed start.The lid has a viewing window and is easy to remove and wash.
The disadvantages include the lack of “Rye bread” program.
The premium price segment – bakeries from 15000r
The high price of the bakery does not mean that the models in this category are somehow particularly tasty bake bread. You can make a good bun even in the most modest oven. The premium models differ in used materials, construction, considered design and even in brand prestige.
Besides the products of such famous players as Panasonic and Moulinex, there are some other participants in this price category. No new models, models that have been on the market for a long time and are in demand precisely because of their reputation.
Price KENWOOD BM450 21 390 Dollars. This model is characterized by a monumental design and high quality materials used. The body is made of stainless steel, the cover and the top panel is made of glass. In addition to a full set of standard options, the Kenwood BM450 has its own additions.
Firstly: a controlled backlight so that you can see what is going on in the oven, be it rising, kneading or baking. The backlight can be switched on manually at any moment during baking and goes off automatically after 60 seconds.
Second: an automatic dispenser. It adds the required ingredients while kneading the dough, just in time and evenly, all by itself. The baker can also work without it, in which case a buzzer will sound allowing you to manually add ingredients.
By the way, some additives such as sesame, poppy seeds, olives, vegetables in oil, herbs, cheese and chocolate manufacturer does not recommend putting in the dispenser, they have to be added manually anyway. Large, touch-screen control panel with clear icons. The display is informative, well readable, equipped with a backlight.
Loaves are baked in 500, 750 and 1000 g. Totally 15 programs for bread and dough. You can cook whole grain bread, French, sweet, for dainty there is a cake. The appliance has four kneading phases, making your dough extraordinarily fluffy. Among the interesting features include the “Favorite Program” function, which allows you to program and store up to five particularly favorite recipes. It has overheat protection: if the power fails, the memory will save the settings for 8 minutes.
Of the disadvantages – short memory when the power is off, users note that after about a year of operation they have to change the “bucket” for baking.
The most expensive model in today’s review 24,890 Dollars . . Not a novelty. It has ardent connoisseurs and equally ardent critics. If someone thinks that the oven works wonders, no. Bread is no better and no worse than many more affordable competitors. But there are some interesting, noteworthy points in the characteristics.
Memory for 9 individual programs shows that the oven is designed for experienced bakers who already understand how much time a particular process should take when cooking dough. Interestingly, the manual originally did not have a table with an indication of how long a particular cycle, but enthusiastic users themselves have made such a memo and even made a table with programming recommendations for this or that bread. Now the manufacturers have worked up the instruction, supplemented it.
For those who like to create and experiment, the ample possibility of programming is the main advantage of this model. The presence of the button “Pause” is very helpful in such experiments, not for nothing users note this function as a compelling advantage of the model. And here are those who are dealing with a bakery for the first time, in this one not everything comes out the first time.
14 automatic programs: Programmed, Basic, Basic Speed, Whole-wheat bread, Whole-wheat Speed, Gluten-free bread, Crispy rolls, Sweet bread, Flourless bread, Dough, Pizza dough, Pasta dough, Baking, Jam.
I’ll note the high power and high maximum weight of the loaf. Only 4 variants: 500, 750, 1000 and 1250 g.
Of course, the oven has well thought out ergonomics and design. Oversized viewing window. The control panel is hybrid – buttons and a “knob”. The display is big and informative, with nice backlighting, but the menu is not russified, or maybe it was given in Latin characters on purpose, although, in my opinion, this is a drawback. Here’s what really pleases is the power outage memory reserve of 30 minutes. There is a non-removable automatic dispenser for adding various ingredients. The dough mixer is foldable, so that it does not leave an ugly mark on the bread. The set comes with two baking molds round and square , two sets of dough mixers.
Of the disadvantages – non-removable dispenser, the recipe book needs improvement.