Breadmaker test 2022: 10 breadmakers in comparison

Bread rolls are simply part of a successful sunday breakfast. Especially in germany we simply love our bread. Whether it’s a classic farmer’s bread, a hearty wholemeal bread with nuts or a delicious baguette – it’s always a pleasure to bake bread is what we like to eat most every day. The trip to the bakery is a must for many people. Meanwhile, however, you also have the option of become a baker yourself, by purchasing a breadmaker fetch.

With the bread baking machine saves you not only money, because homemade breads are cheaper, but also time and effort, because the the machine does the work for you. The breadmaker will knead the dough, let it rise and then bake it for you.

To ensure that your individual baking creations turn out perfectly, you should pay attention to a few criteria before you buy. In this bread maker test therefore we compare 10 bread makers for you, show you the advantages and disadvantages and give you tips and tricks. Also find out if the stiftung warentest has conducted a breadmaker test. Last but not least you will find the frequently asked questions and answers about the breadmaker.

  1. The chef’s recommendation
  2. The best bread baking machines 2022
  3. Product comparison
  1. Panasonic breadmaker SD-ZB2512
  2. UNOLD breadmaker backmeister noble
  3. Moulinex breadmaker OW220830
  4. Panasonic croustina breadmaker SD-ZD2010
  5. Clatronic BBA 3505 breadmaker
  6. AUCMA breadmaker breadmaker ACM201901004
  7. TZS first austria breadmaker FA-5152-2
  8. Amazon basics bread maker
  9. Arendo breadmaker
  10. ECG PCB 82120 breadmaker
  1. Which flour is suitable for the automatic bread maker??

The chef’s recommendation

Which is the best bread maker 2022? There is no such thing as the one best breadmaker. It depends much more on which demands you have on your personal bread baking machine. This is the only way to find out which model is best for you.

The best automatic bread bakers 2022

Choose your personal bread maker test winner 2022 from the following models:

Product comparison

Panasonic breadmaker SD-ZB2512

Panasonic breadmaker SD-ZB2512

Panasonic breadmaker SD-ZB2512

With 20 different programs use the panasonic SD-ZB2512 breadmaker to create rye bread, wholemeal bread, mixed bread or olive bread, for example. In addition, it has another 17 programs with which you can prepare dough or jam, for example, to make pizza, baguette, sourdough or compote.

The housing is made of stainless steel with plastic applications. The operation is done via 7 push buttons and an LCD display, which shows you the programs and functions. The breadmaker works with 550 watt.

In order to add ingredients at the optimal time, you also have a timer at your disposal timer-controlled raisin-nut distributor and a yeast distributor at your disposal. And thanks to the 13 hours timer your bread is ready exactly when you want to serve it. Also a fast baking function helps you if you want your bread to be ready in just one hour.

You have the choice between three different bread sizes M, L or XL and 3 browning levels, so that the bread meets your requirements. The breadmaker can also help you with special diets or intolerances. A program for gluten-free baking mixes ensures, for example, that your breads turn out well and that you can enjoy them in a relaxed manner.

For each baking program the machine adjusts the baking process to the room temperature, the baking time of the programs remains unaffected by this.

For all programs, all you have to do is add the ingredients and the baking machine does the work for you. Even with the jam programs you simply fill in fruits and sugar and the rest is done by the machine. Some great recipes are included for free.

At a glance:

  • Power: 550 watt
  • 20 programs
  • 7 pushbuttons and LCD display
  • Timer
  • Timer controlled raisin-nut distributor
  • Quick baking function
  • 3 bread sizes
  • Baking process adapted to room temperature

M produces a bread weighing about 600 to 700 g, L produces a bread weighing approx. 700 to 800 g and with XL you will get a bread with about 800 to 900 g.

The baking pan has a size of approximately 18 x 14 x 15 cm.

UNOLD breadmaker backmeister noble

UNOLD breadmaker Backmeister Edel

UNOLD breadmaker backmeister noble

highlight of this model in the breadmaker test: each of the 16 programs of the UNOLD breadmaker backmeister noble is also suitable for gluten-free bread. The programs include 2 custom programs, 1 program for jam and 1 program for pasta dough.

Thanks to the timer button, you have the possibility to time your baking process and to set the time up to 15 hours can be pre-programmed. so your bread will be ready at exactly the right time. The keep-warm function also helps you to keep your bread between keeps bread warm for up to 60 minutes. The pause function gives you even more control over the timing of your baking process.

Your baked bread lies between 750 to 1000 grams and you can select the bread size and the browning degree individually. Your breadmaker works with 550 watt power.

With this machine, you can not only bake bread, but also make jam or pasta dough. About the large viewing window you watch your creation. At LCD display you can read the status of the baking process.

The baking pan with the FUSION sol-gel ceramic non-stick coating from whitford ensures that the cleaning of the interior is very easy.

At a glance:

  • power: 550 watt
  • 16 programs
  • program for pasta dough and program for jam
  • Timer to preprogram up to 15 hours
  • Keep warm function up to 60 minutes
  • pause function
  • bread between 750 and 1000 grams
  • Baking pan with ceramic non-stick coating

The bread maker comes with a measuring cup, a hook skewer, a kneader and recipes.

The temperature around the breadmaker is between 180 °C and 200 °C.

Moulinex breadmaker OW220830

Moulinex breadmaker ‎OW220830

Moulinex breadmaker OW220830

The moulinex breadmaker OW220830 has three size settings for breads from 500 grams to 1 kilogram and three different browning levels. The control surface is intuitive and LCD display as display surface for the selected programs and functions.

In total you have 17 automatic programs at your disposal. This includes three programs suitable for gluten-free bread. The first program is suitable for savory, gluten-free bread, the second program is designed for sweet, gluten-free bread and with the third program you can bake gluten-free cakes.

Furthermore, there is a program for classic bread and a quick program for classic bread. You will also succeed in baking sweet bread, baguettes, wholemeal bread, quick wholemeal bread and rye bread. These are 10 programs alone suitable for different breads and rolls.

You also have one program each for yeast dough, pasta, cake, oatmeal, cereals and jam. A final program for general baking, which can be set between 10 to 70 minutes and can be used for a wide variety of baked goods.

Thanks to the timers you set the machine up to 15 hours PRE-BEAKING. The baking machine also has a practical keep warm function. The removable baking pan has a high quality non-stick coating, which allows you to take out the bread very easily at any time. It is also dishwasher safe.

At a glance:

  • Power: 650 watt
  • 17 programs
  • 3 bread sizes from 500 g to 1 kg
  • LCD display
  • program for yeast dough, pasta, cakes and jam
  • Timer up to 15 hours
  • Keep warm function
  • non-stick coating
  • baking pan dishwasher safe

You will receive a booklet with 27 recipes that you can easily recreate.

With the quick function of the classic bread you cut the baking time down to 90 minutes.

Panasonic croustina breadmaker SD-ZD2010

Panasonic Croustina breadmaker SD-ZD2010

Panasonic croustina breadmaker SD-ZD2010

According to the manufacturer, the oval baking pan of the croustina breadmaker is ideal for different types of bread. The machine has a whole 18 automatic programs for breads, doughs and jam. Thanks to specially developed programs, the breadmaker is also suitable for gluten-free breads and cakes.

With up to 13 hours time preselection you have the possibility to time your baking process exactly and start the day with fresh smelling bread according to panasonic.

You have the choice between 2 bread sizes and 2 browning degrees for breads just the way you like them. with the panasonic croustina you will also succeed in baking delicious, crispy crusts. This is due to the newly designed baking structure and the heat-reflecting inside of the lid, because both generate heat just like in the oven.

The baking pan has a ceramic non-stick coating, is robust and scratch-resistant.

At a glance:

  • Power: 700 watt
  • 18 programs
  • Program for jam
  • 13 hours time preselection
  • 2 bread sizes
  • 2 browning levels
  • Panasonic croustina for extra delicious crusts
  • Ceramic non-stick coating

There are sizes M with 400 grams and L with 500 grams.

There is no recipe book included, but you can find numerous recipes on the website of panasonic.

Clatronic BBA 3505 breadmaker

Clatronic BBA 3505 bread maker

Clatronic BBA 3505 breadmaker

The highlight of the clatronic BBA 3505 breadmaker in the baking machine test: there are 12 baking programs and even 39 possible combinations! This allows you to bake bread exactly and individually according to your wishes. Also the browning wheel you adapt to your taste.

The following programs are available: normal, white bread, wholemeal, fast, sweet bread, ultra fast I, ultra fast II, dough, jam, cake, sandwich and bake. With the integrated timer you determine when your selected program starts.

Thanks to the viewing window you can watch the baking process in the lid at any time. Through the "cool touch" housing you don’t have to worry about burning your hands on the outside walls. Other practical functions include the post-bake function and the keep warm function.

The programs and settings you take with the electronic control panel LCD display in front of. There you can also select the degree of browning (light, medium, dark) and the timer (up to 13 hours).

the removable, non-stick baking pan has a capacity of 2 liters, which is approximately 1000 grams corresponds. The clatronic bakes your bread with 600 watts of power.

At a glance:

  • power: 600 watt
  • 12 programs and 39 combinations
  • Adjustable browning level
  • program for cakes and jam
  • Timer
  • "cool touch" housing
  • Keep warm function
  • capacity 2 liters/1 kg

The height is just under 30 cm unopened, the width is 28 cm and the depth is 43 cm. When opened, the breadmaker is approx. 53 cm high.

The quick program lasts 1 hour and 40 minutes.

AUCMA breadmaker breadmaker ACM201901004

AUCMA bread maker bread maker ‎ACM201901004

AUCMA breadmaker breadmaker ACM201901004

With 550 watt the AUCMA breadmaker ACM201901004 bakes your numerous baking creations. For this it offers you 12 different programs for soft bread, sweet bread, gluten-free, french bread, wholemeal, quick bread, sugar-free, multigrain, milky bread, cakes and more.

special feature in the breadmaker test: a automatic ingredient dispenser. Before baking, place nuts, chocolate drops or other small ingredients in the dispenser and the breadmaker will automatically mix them into the dough at the ideal time.

The 13-hour timer allows you to set the time in the evening and wake up to freshly baked bread in the morning. If you prefer to watch your baking process, you can do so via the large viewing window. The LCD display tells you which program is currently running and how long it will run for.

You can make changes to the program using the soft-touch control. Here you can also choose one of the three browning levels from: light, medium or dark. The 60 minute automatic keep warm function you activate there as well. You can also select the sizes, either 650 grams or 800 grams.

The baking pan and the dough hook are non-stick, removable and even dishwasher safe.

At a glance:

  • power: 550 watt
  • 12 programs
  • Automatic ingredient dispenser
  • 13-hour timer
  • soft touch control and LCD display
  • 3 browning levels
  • Keep warm function
  • 2 sizes: 650 g or 800 g
  • Baking pan and dough hook dishwasher safe

you should not open the cover of the baking machine several times during the fermentation of the bread dough.

The breadmaker has a 10-minute memory function in case of power failure.

TZS first austria breadmaker FA-5152-2

TZS First Austria bread maker FA-5152-2

TZS first austria breadmaker FA-5152-2

The TZS first austria breadmaker FA-5152-2 works with powerful 800 watt. It processes dough with two dough hooks. Thanks to timer and keep warm function your bread is ready exactly when you need it.

In addition, the machine has practical automatic switch-off, which allows you to start the baking process in the evening and then go to bed. The breadmaker then simply switches itself off after a successful baking process.

You stand 12 automatic programs at your disposal, with which you can bake fresh mixed bread, french bread, wholemeal bread, sweet bread, sandwich bread, etc, gluten-free bread, cake or pizza preparation. The two different bread sizes (900 grams and 1200 grams) also suitable for all types of flour.

The baking pan is non-stick and therefore very easy to clean.

At a glance:

  • Power: 800 watt
  • 12 programs
  • timer
  • keep warm function
  • Automatic switch-off
  • 2 bread sizes: 900 g or 1.2 kg
  • Non-stick baking pan

The basic program lasts approx. 3 hours for 1200 grams and about 2 hours and 50 minutes for 900 grams.

The delivery includes a small recipe booklet, an extra hook, a dosing spoon and a measuring cup.

Amazon basics breadmaker

Amazon Basics Breadmaker

Amazon basics breadmaker

With 550 watt the amazon basics breadmaker is in the upper midfield in terms of its performance in the breadmaker test. Thanks to its power and 15 programs find the right baking process for any type of flour and bread. For example, you can bake classic bread, French bread, wholemeal or wheat bread.

Furthermore, there is a program for sweet bread, with which you can also make sweet creations such as chocolate rolls or raisin rolls. A fast program makes sure that you can enjoy spontaneous bread for breakfast on sunday mornings.

A practical gluten-free program helps you to bake delicious breads even if you want to avoid gluten.

the amazon basics breadmaker gives you the choice of the size your bread (either 700 or 900 grams) as well as for browning level (light, medium or dark).

electronic control via these 6 buttons: menu, color, +_, loaf, start/stop. The LCD display with backlight shows you the current program.

The baking pan has a non-stick coating and is removable for easy cleaning.

At a glance:

  • power: 550 watt
  • 15 programs
  • Quick program
  • 2 sizes: 700 g or 900 g
  • 3 browning levels
  • Control via 6 buttons and LCD display
  • Baking pan with non-stick coating

yes, in the enclosed user manual you will find some recipes for this breadmaker. However, you can find much more results on the internet.

In the classic baking process it takes 3 hours for the bread to be ready.

Arendo breadmaker

Arendo breadmaker

Arendo breadmaker

The arendo breadmaker promises safety, because it has anti-slip feet, an overheating protection and is even GS certified. Rely on strong 550 watt, which provides you with 13 programs numerous baked goods possible. the following programs await you: normal, french, wholemeal, fast, sweet, ultra-fast I, dessert, pastry (knead), dough (knead), jam (mix), cake, bake and yogurt.

Choose between the two different bread sizes 750 to 1000 grams (small and large) and the 3 browning levels (light, medium, dark). These programs and settings are selected via the control panel and the LCD display. Here you can also check the remaining time and the baking temperature keep warm function, that keeps your bread warm for up to 60 minutes.

If you are in a hurry, simply select the baking speed "fast" or "super fast from. Also the timer function, which you can set up to 13 hours preprogram can be set via the 6 membrane keys: menu, browning, weight, time + , time -, start/pause/stop.

About the large viewing window you can watch the baking process at any time. Thanks to cool-touch housing and double wall design you do not have to worry about injuries. A constant temperature control also ensures that your bread does not burn.

In this set is also a separate yogurt insert with lockable lid included, with which the finished yogurt can even be stored directly in the refrigerator.

The baking pan is non-stick for easy cleaning.

At a glance:

  • power: 550 watt
  • 13 programs
  • Program for jam and program for yogurt
  • GS certified
  • overheat protection
  • 2 bread sizes: 750 g or 1 kg
  • 3 browning levels
  • Keep warm function
  • Baking speed "fast" or "super fast
  • Timer up to 13 hours
  • Automatic temperature control
  • pause function
  • Includes yogurt insert for the refrigerator

The delivery includes baking pan, yogurt insert with lockable lid, dough hook, dough hook remover, dosing spoon, measuring cup and instruction manual.

The breadmaker reaches a noise level of 63 db(A) during operation.

ECG PCB 82120 breadmaker

ECG PCB 82120 breadmaker

The 12 preset programs of the ECG PCB 82120 bread maker allow you to create numerous tasty creations. This includes programs for jam, dough, pasta dough, french bread, wholemeal bread, kolatsche, bake and a manual program. Also a program for gluten-free bread is available.

You make your selection via the central control panel LCD display. There you will also find the 15-hour timer one that allows you to program your baking program as early as 15 hours before preparation. Also the keep warm function from 60 minutes you choose there.

The design with 2 dough hooks operates with whole 850 watts. Choose between Three different bread sizes with a maximum size of 1250 grams and four different browning levels.

You can continuously monitor the baking process via the display window.

At a glance:

  • power: 850 watt
  • 12 programs
  • Manual program
  • 15-hour timer
  • 60 minutes keep warm function
  • 3 bread sizes: maximum 1.2 kg
  • 4 degrees of browning

the delivery includes a large measuring container, a measuring spoon and a key to release the hooks.

The baking pan has a non-stick surface and is dishwasher safe.

How a breadmaker works?

Breads as a symbolic image of how the breadmaker works

A breadmaker can be used as a small fully automatic oven with kneading function are designated. it is a practical complement to your traditional oven and will give you your customized bread with selected ingredients in no time at all.

In the breadmaker there is a baking pan, which can be removed. In this you fill all your ingredients. At the bottom there is one to two beaters or dough hooks that mix the ingredients together. Then you let the dough rise and the machine kneads the dough thoroughly.

Some machines also have an automatic ingredient dispenser. You fill it with solid ingredients such as nuts or seeds and the machine mixes them into the dough at the right time.

Before baking you can now optionally remove the dough hooks. If the dough hooks are left in, holes remain in the bread. Since they are located at the bottom of the bread, many people are not bothered by them. if you want to avoid this, use a little flour or oil to rub on your fingers and lift the dough to remove the hooks. With some bread baking automats meanwhile also a kneading hook remover is supplied. This elongated metal skewer has a small hook at its end, with which you can fish for the dough hooks in order to pull them out. Another possibility are bread baking machines with an automatic folding function. This function ensures that the hook(s) are folded in before the baking process begins.

Now follows the baking process. For this baking pan heated from the outside by heating spirals. The automatic breadmaker uses just between 500 and 900 watt. This is much less than a conventional oven, which usually uses 1500 to 3000 watts.

The breadmaker divides you with a beep with, when your bread is ready. To get the bread out, remove the baking pan from the machine and turn it upside down. Thanks to the non-stick coating, the bread should be very easy to remove from the mold.

Advantages and disadvantages of bread makers

  • Easy to use – thanks to the intuitive menu navigation, anyone can operate the machine
  • Time saving – because there is no need for stirring, kneading and monitoring
  • Timing – thanks to the timer settings, the bread will be ready at the desired time
  • Save energy – more energy efficient than a conventional oven
  • Individual recipes – variety is guaranteed, whether gluten-free or new exciting ingredients
  • Multifunctional – yogurt, cake or jam can be made as well
  • Dough hook hole – usually a small hole is created in the bread at the point of the hooks
  • No top heat – since there is no top heat, depending on the bread maker, the crust may be less crispy and the browning may be less than in the oven
  • Space – an automatic bread maker is a large appliance and requires either a fixed place in the kitchen or you have to carry the relatively heavy machine

This is what you should consider when buying an automatic bread maker

Three loaves of bread as a symbolic image of the criteria for buying bread makers

Before you decide on a model, you should pay attention to the following criteria:

bread size

For one or two people, a bread maker is sufficient, which can bake breads up to approx. can bake 500 grams. Other models have the capacity for large breads up to 2 kilograms. Often you have the choice between two or three different sizes such as 600 grams and 900 grams.

programs

Depending on how many different creations you want to make with your breadmaker, you should examine the programs carefully. Besides the basic programs for wholemeal bread and white bread in the best case your machine should also programs for sweet bread or gluten-free bread have. In addition, there are special programs for jam, pizza dough, sourdough, yogurt or cake.

baking pan

The baking pan should be a high quality non-stick coating own. This makes it very easy to get the bread out of the baking pan and makes it easier for you to clean it afterwards. The non-stick coating is usually ceramic or teflon.

browning level

In the best case, the breadmaker has a selectable browning level and you can choose between the following settings light, medium and dark select.

Timer

With a practical timer program the start of the breadmaker up to 15 hours in advance. This gives you the opportunity to prepare the machine in the evening and wake up the next morning to freshly baked bread. Also the keep warm function is practical because it warms your bread for up to 60 minutes.

dough hook

If you do not remove the dough hook(s) before baking, holes will remain in the bread at this point. To avoid this, either take out the dough hooks with the remover skewer beforehand or choose a breadmaker that has the folding in or sinking the dough hook can be found at.

Viewing window

Nowadays almost all models have a viewing window. The window allows you to add watch the baking process.

Ingredient dispenser

A special additional feature are the ingredient dispensers. You fill these separate compartments with for example nuts, grains, seeds oof the choco-drops and these will then be automatically added to the dough at the right time.

Ease of use

The menu should be self-explanatory and easy to understand. In the best case the automat has a few push buttons and a display, which will show you the programs and functions as well as the running shows remaining time. Your breadmaker should also play signal tones, as soon as you need to perform an action.

material

A breadmaker made of plastic is lighter than a model made of stainless steel and can usually be cleaned with less effort. Nevertheless, an automatic machine made of stainless steel is usually more durable due to its high-quality material and looks classier.

Size

The bread baking machines are relatively large machines. Therefore you should use the check dimensions beforehand and see where in your kitchen or living situation you have space for it.

Recipes for bread baking machines

You will find numerous recipes for your automatic bread maker on chefkoch:

Which flour is suitable for the automatic bread maker?

Flour and eggs symbolizing the different types of flour for breadmakers

Wheat flour

Wheat flour is ideal for use in automatic bread makers because it bakes very quickly and is a very popular flour. It has a high gluten content.

Wheat flour type 405

The best known type of wheat flour contains few minerals, before milling all the husk layers and the germ are completely removed. Only endosperm remains, which consists almost entirely of carbohydrates. It has a high degree of fineness and is particularly easy to handle during baking. It is particularly suitable for sweet pastries, cakes and for wheat breads and pizzas.

Wheat flour type 550

Differs from type 405 in that it has a higher mineral content. It is especially suitable for wheat rolls and white bread.

Wheat flour type 812

Wheat flour type 812 is a coarser flour, which is especially suitable for savory baked goods.

Wheat flour type 1050

This wheat flour is particularly suitable for gray breads and mixed breads and is used almost exclusively for these purposes.

Wheat flour type 1600

This type of flour has one of the highest nutrient contents among wheat flours. It is mainly used for gray and mixed breads.

Rye flour

Rye flour is often used as sourdough and is more difficult to process in the breadmaker. It has a higher mineral content than wheat flour and a lower gluten value.

spelt flour

Spelt flour contains a gluten enzyme that is more sensitive than the enzyme in wheat flour. It must be kneaded gently, i.e. slowly and at low speed. This makes it more difficult to make spelt bread in the breadmaker. Nowadays, however, there are ready-made spelt flour baking mixtures in the supermarket, which even a beginner can make well.

Rice flour

The rice flour consists of ground rice grains and is therefore gluten-free. It has a fluffy texture and is excellent for breads, fluffy rolls and even cakes. It is also ideal for use in the breadmaking machine.

Corn flour

Corn flour consists of ground and dried corn kernels. It is also gluten-free and has a slightly yellowish color. It can be processed very well in the bread maker.

Other flours

Flours such as almond flour, potato flour, soy flour or quinoa flour are also suitable for baking or adding to baking mixtures in bread baking machines.

Tips for cleaning bread baking machines

  • Before cleaning the breadmaker, it is recommended to always disconnect from power.
  • Don’t let leftovers and stains dry out but clean your breadmaker promptly after baking.
  • You should clean the baking pan and the dough hooks thoroughly. You wipe out the interior of the breadmaker with a kitchen towel. simply clean the case with a damp microfiber cloth.
  • Only if the manufacturerit expresslycommunicates, you may clean the baking pan and the dough hook clean in the dishwasher. The baking pan usually has a sensitive non-stick coating that helps you to remove the bread and to clean it. But this can flake off in the dishwasher. You should also clean the never clean baking pan with steel brushes or other pointed objects, because the non-stick layer could scratch.
  • Before you switch on the breadmaker again, the appliance should be left to dry in peace and quiet.
  • If the next time you use it, the bread does not release well from the baking pan, you can grease it with a little oil before baking.

Is there a breadmaker test of the foundation warentest?

The last time foundation warentest 2005 breadmaker tested. In this bread maker test, among other things, the taste of the bread, the duration of the baking process, the heating of the whole machine and also the power consumption were tested.

From the 11 bread baking machines in the test only 4 machines were awarded the grade "good. Among them were one model from panasonic and one model from unold. Since this but the test was carried out a long time ago, the requirements as well as functions of the bread baking machines are meanwhile on a different level.

2017 have the belgian colleagues of the stiftung warentest from "test achats" 18 appliances in our own bread maker test tested. Here, five automats from panasonic clearly convinced and occupy the places one to five. They emphasize that the most energy saving model from these top 5 is also available in germany. This is the panasonic SD-ZB 2512 bread maker from our test. In addition, the taste, appearance and consistency of white and wholemeal bread, as well as the handling, noise level and energy consumption of the breadmaking machines were tested.

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