Home bread makers were all the rage a few years ago and we were late to join the party with our Tesco Bread Maker. It costs approx £35 from Tesco, available in larger stores or online via Tesco Direct.
Aesthetically I'm really pleased, although it's much cheaper than rival name brand models it doesn't look like a budget appliance. With brushed steel in the main and black trim I think it looks really well in our monochrome kitchen. And that is a good sign I think; if this was a product that was rarely used it would have been consigned to storage before now.
It comes with measuring spoons and brief recipe book for basic breads and doughs all of which we've tried and very much enjoyed. If you enjoy bread making it's also worth investing in a good recipe book, although you can find lots on the internet also. You simply add the ingredients in the specified order and select the relevant program and off it goes. There is a little perspex window on the top which my kids like peering into whilst it whizzes and whirrs. There is also a timer option also so you can load the machine the night before and wake to the smell of baking bread. The programs via the buttons on the top are easy to use and the display shows the programs available and once selected the time left until finished. There's also a handle on the top which we don't make use of as it remains in situ. The internal bucket and paddle are easy to remove and replace and are easy to wash.
The pizza dough option is our hands down favourite for delicious home-made pizza, although it does take and hour and a half on this program so it does take some thinking ahead. We also love granary loaves and using the dough program to make dough for baguettes in the oven at a fraction of the cost of supermarket bread. I made a granary batch recently for a dinner party and everyone asked where we got the delicious bread!
All in all, although this is a cheaper model than most, it looks good and delivers delicious home baked bread. I can't imagine this model could be bettered unless it did the washing up.
The best thing ever. Nothing like fresh bread in the morning. And good value for money as well. Great for bread, jams and even rice pudding. Just pop all the ingredients in to the machine and it does all the work for you. I' ve been recommending it to all my friends.
An ideal bread maker
Suddenly everybody started to make their own bread and suddenly everybody stopped doing it because it was too much hassle or took to long. We also joined in the hype as i love the idea of making my own bread and waking up with the smell of fresh bread in the morning.
The one thing i didn't want to do is waste a lot of money on a bread maker and luckily we saw this one from tesco for 35 pounds which sounded reasonable to us. Tesco is a well known brand and when i comes to these basic kitchen appliances they are quiet good. The only problem i normally have is the cheap look of the appliances but this one isn't that bad. It is mostly stainless steel and it has a couple of black stripes. I think it looks quiet modern. I love the little window on the top which is perfect to keep a close eye on the bread.
The bread maker comes with an instruction book and it is easy explained how to use the machine. You get a couple of recipes so you can give it a try. The maker comes with a spoon, measuring cup and a paddle. You just get the ingredients into the maker and within three hours the bread is ready. The machine comes with a fast option which takes an hour but we can defineately taste the difference so we never use it.
The bread maker has a timer and a few buttons as to select programs before you start. I'm loving the bread maker and we have been very pleased with it. I'm loving the fresh bread and especially the smell in the morning. It's way better than the bread from the supermarket and i love to experiment with different kind of bread. A great machine!
When I first decided I wanted to know what was in the bread that we eat at a rate of 1 loaf a day, I was flabbergasted at the sheer number of bread machines. Once I got over the shock of how many there were I then went into shock at the price range of them. I mean, honestly, how can there be such a price difference?
Thankfully, I noticed the Tesco bread machine when I was on one of my supermarket wanders. It was on sale at £29.99 and it looked like it did everything I wanted of it and for the price it was, it was worth a shot.
It is a little heavy but as we use it every day it stays on the kitchen top so this really isn't a problem, although the handle is very useful when we need to move it to clean it.
I have had a few failed batches but I think these are mainly user error. The basic loaf programme is the one I use every day and it is a very reliable programme. It takes just three hours for a 900g loaf, you can also select a 700g loaf, and you can choose light, medium or dark crust. I usually always select the light setting as the dark is too crusty for my sons little teeth. I personally like the dark crust though.
There are a total of 10 functions including dough which I use just to knead the bread if I fancy baguettes or rolls and jam making which I am going to try this summer. There are also cake, sandwich, wholewheat or french settings for you to try. I have not as I prefer cooking them up by hand.
It came with a little recipe booklet, which is basic but useful, and there are loads of other recipes on the web that you can use too.
The only problems I have had with this machine is the paddle getting stuck in the bread pan, you have to give it a sort of wiggle to free it, and the timer to come on in the morning only works during the summer unless you have your heating on all night as the water gets too cold for the yeast to work. But, to be honest, I have used this every day, sometimes twice a day, for 18 months and these were the only two minor faults I could find.
Overall a very good basic machine, but then what else do you need? Bread is bread.
We purchased this breadmaker for £34.99 from Tescos hvaing never owned a breadmaker before. We chose it primarily because of the price, but also because of the funky brushed metal silver exterior and the relative simplicity of the buttons on top (how difficult can something be to use when it only has 6 buttons?).
Setting the bread maker up was very straightforward because included is a very comprehensive instruction manual that runs through everything from setting up and cleaning to troubleshooting if your bread doesn't work out. We had never made bread before and so we thought a breadmaker was a perfect way to start, we soon learnt how water that was the wrong temperature could ruin a loaf and how to be careful with the flour we chose.
Included with our bread maker were measuring implements, a plastic cup for the flour and a double ended spoon for everything else. So measuring out your ingredients was dead simple and we always seemed to get the right ratios.
There are various settings you can use, including one for making pizza dough, one for jam making and one for making just bread dough in case you want to bake it in the oven. Also the instruction manual has a whole load of recipes to try from brioche to sundried tomato bread, so you will be kept nice and busy. You can also set a timer so you can wake up to fresh loaf of bread in the morning.....yummy!
Having had this breadmaker for a year we started to make our own bread without it and found that not only was it really easy to do but it took much less time than the 3 hour program on the bread maker. So unfortunately this breadmaker has now been relegated to the back of the cupboard, which is a shame because it is a nifty little gadget.
I would buy this if you've never made bread before and would like to give it a go, but to be honest just get a bread recipe and go for it without the breadmaker....use the £35 for something else.
We've always fancied the idea of making our own bread. Quite apart from the potential costs savings, the idea of having that freshly baked aroma wafting around the house seemed quite appealing. But which bread maker to get? Looking around, there appear to be a vast variety of models to choose from to suit every price range, and then you have all those extra little features and settings to consider. What did they actually do and would we actually use them?
Shopping around Tesco's one day, we came across this Tesco BMS10 model that was reasonably priced at just under £40 (£39.97 to be exact). So, with a little bit of an 'impulse buy', we decided to give it a try. For that price, at least we could try out the world of bread making and see how we got on.
So what do you get for just under £40? Well it's not your classic white plastic casing finish which so many kitchen type products seem to have nowadays. Instead, it has a brushed steel curved finish topped off by a black plastic lid with a control panel at the front. So initial looks give it a stylish appeal. The lid also has a nice little viewing window on the top so that you can watch your bread kneading, cooking and being made. Capacity wise, it will make up to a 2lb loaf, with 10 different programmes to choose from for different bread and dough types etc. In addition, there is a 60 minute 'keep warm' function (just in case you haven't quite finished cooking breakfast yet!!) and a 12 hour delay timer so that you can set it for you to wake up in the morning to the smell of fresh baking and some warm bread - perfect for breakfast!! Size wise the model measures 41 cm deep by 36.6 cm high and 29 cm wide, so fairly compact to fit on your kitchen counter. To top it all off, there is an extensive manual to go with it, detailing what everything does and how to set it all up, and it also contains a number of recipes for you to try, which are clearly detailed in step-by-step instructions - ideal for a beginner like myself!!!
To use, it is fairly simple - just follow the easy instructions, measure everything out, throw it all into the non-stick tin and press the 'Go' button. Of note, I did try to experiment by altering the quantities of the ingredients, but I ended up with either massive bad tasting loafs, or little solid house brick things (Note to self - always follow the instructions!!).
Use one of the programme buttons and it has already pre-selected how long to knead the mixture for and when to start the baking etc. Along the way, you also have setting options for the size of the loaf you want and how dark you want the crust to be after cooking - light, medium or dark. The LCD display on the top tells you exactly what is going on and how much time is left. So overall, using the machine isn't complicated - I've even had my kids using it to make loafs and they've managed ok.
So what's the bread like? Well most of the time, we tend to use the basic function of the machine which gives you a basic white crusty loaf, which does taste rather good. With practice we've found that if the loaf is too hot (like it's just come out of the tin), it can be quite soft overall, difficult to slice and perhaps a little 'gooey' inside. Let it cool a little for about 30 mins or so out of the tin and it is quite nice and tasty to have for breakfast. Even when you leave it to totally cool, it still has the interior 'fluffiness' and great taste.
Long term use? This is one of those classic kitchen products that starts off like a good idea, and often then ends up in the back of a cupboard or for sale at a car boot, because it is easier to buy the bread ready made from the supermarket, which is a shame. Admittedly, the bread you buy from a supermarket may be better quality (if you go for some of the brand names) and ready sliced because it is mass produced. But with this Tesco Breadmaker, you get the chance to make your own bread without all the extra cost and additives etc in the comfort of your own home, and wake up to have slices of that nice freshly made warm loaf with your morning breakfast - something you can't always do with supermarket purchased bread. In our case, after a good few months of use, we still enjoy using this machine, perhaps not every day, but at least once a week or so because we like the idea of having warm bread for breakfast and the idea of making our own bread.
In summary, for little outlay cost, this is a nicely styled, simple machine to use, which does have a few additional functions and programmes for those who want to get more adventurous, so I can't really fault it. For the relatively cheap cost of the ingredients, it produces great tasty bread that is a joy to eat, and if you stick with it, and don't bury it away in the cupboard, it can become an enjoyable and easy way to make your own bread.
As most of my kitchen appliances, this one is from tesco. I think on the whole it works really really well. I used to have a big name brand before which was considerably more expensive, and I cant tell much difference between them to be honest.
My favourite feature on it as actually not the bread making itself, but the making of doughs. Pizza doughs, cookie doughs and cake doughs. It mixes it so well and the days of cookies with flour lumps are far gone!
Dont get me wrong, it makes nice bread - theres several varieties, a lot of them are very similar - just adding a few seeds or nuts to make them different. The combinations are endless if you use your imagination.
The bread result do vary a bit, but the overall standard is good. Sometimes the bread seem to rise a lot more than others, but the result is still nice. It can be a bit to get the bread out because of the kneading blades, especially as the pan is smoking hot when its finished. But armed with an owen glove and if you shake it, it does come out quite easy.
The menue with its buttons is actually really easy to understand, choose big or small loaf, what program it is ur using and how you want your crust baked. A great thing is to put it on the timer, and you can wake up every morning to freshly baked bread!
After my Brother bought my Dad a rather complicated breadmaker a couple of years ago, which had inevitably sat in a cupboard after the first couple of uses my Mum thought a cost effective Tesco alternative would be perfect.
At £39.97 it is very reasonably priced, and available from larger Tesco stores and of course online. As we knew my Dad wouldn't be too keen on another hard to use machine we thought this well designed but simple breadmaker would suit him down to the ground and we weren't wrong. The machine itself is quite compact- added extras generally mean a bigger machine. It sits neatly on the work surface and also doesn't take up too much space in the cupboard when not in use. A big draw for us was also the colour, often finding breadmakers to be white this black and chrome version fitted in perfectly with our other appliances as well as looking more expensive than it actually was. There is a sturdy plastic handle which curves neatly round the back to make for easy lifting and a small viewing panel in the top so you can see how your loaf is doing without the need to lift up the lid.
What makes this machine so good is how easy it is to use, no more complications just follow the instructions provided and press go. The manual tells you the measures to use, it is very important these are followed correctly, no matter how many loaves I've put on I always double check the measures. As usual Dad knows best and he has often not looked and put the wrong measurements in leading to either a heavily risen loaf which sticks to the roof of the machine or heavy bred which really doesn't taste good! It's pretty much fool proof though, there are a few different settings to choose from, although we mainly use the basic option there's also the choice of making wholemeal, dough and french along with a couple of others. You then choose between a 900g and 700g loaf and the colour you want your bread to be cooked to, light, medium or dark. It's worth knowing that you can bypass these options to the basic default of a medium baked 900g loaf. You can set a timer on the bread machine up to twelve hours before you want it to come on, we don't do this often but it is lovely waking up to the smell of fresh bread baking.
So, the important part is... how does it taste. Well, I can honestly say it's delicious, obviously we have had the occasional not so great loaf but on the whole it's nearly always perfect. The bread comes easily out of the tin and we've never had a problem with the paddle getting stuck in the loaf, although this does make the inevitable hole in the bottom, most of the time this isn't noticable and it doesn't effect the taste in any way. We bought an electric knife for ease of slicing, and we generally leave the loaf for about an hour before slicing anyway as it's a little soft whilst it's still warm. The bread is lovely and soft, and great for toasting as well as for sandwiches- the taste is so good it's great as just bread and butter. My favourite with home made bread though is it thickly sliced with a few rashers of crispy bacon- delicious!
Overall, this Tesco breadmaker is a great little machine, it's very easy to use and very reasonably priced for what you recieve. I'd recommend this to anyone looking for a straight to the point, simple to use breadmaker with great results.
When our trusty Morphy Richards breadmaker gave up the ghost last December, I was loathe to spend too much on a new one, particularly at that most financially-challenging time of year. Sadly no-one seemed to be having a clear-out of their kitchen cupboards in our area and a Freecycle "Wanted" appeal fell on deaf ears, so a purchase was necessitated. My husband did offer to buy me one for Christmas - but one stern look from me reminded him that kitchen appliances of that sort are not acceptable gift options...
Amazon was, as always, my first thought, but while doing the grocery shopping in our local mega-Tesco (or whatever they call those stores the size of a small village), I spotted the Tesco BMS10 Breadmaker for a mere £35.
Now this is not one of your all-singing, all-dancing, bells, whistles and flags breadmakers, but then, I'm not one of those kinds of cooks so this fitted the bill perfectly. As did the relatively small price tag.
This particular breadmaker is of the oval-ish shaped variety and has a relatively small footprint - ideal for not hogging too much precious worktop space in your kitchen or utility room. The approximate measurements are 35cm deep, 28cm wide and 30cm high. It comes with a pretty stingy 70cm flex which might be an issue depending on your socket placement. It does have a handy handle for toting it about if you wish to store it away and only bring it out for occasional use. It's predominantly black and silver and looks pretty smart in the kitchen, to my mind.
The operation of this appliance is pretty much idiot-proof. Measure in your ingredients; fluid first, dry ingredients and yeast last, select your programme, loaf size and crust colour, adjust the time if required and you are good to go.
This breadmaker has a choice of 12 programmes. I won't pretend to have used them all but I have extensively used the basic, wholemeal and dough programmes as well as dabbling with the quick option. Also available are French, Sweet, Jam, Cake, Sandwich, Ultra-Fast I, Ultra-Fast II and Bake.
There are two loaf size options - 900 grams and 700 grams, and three Crust Colours to choose from - medium, light and dark. The machine defaults to the basic programme, large loaf with a medium crust when switched on.
The delay timer can be used to delay the start of the machine by up to twelve hours. Perfect for waking up to the glorious aroma of fresh bread in the morning!
This machine does not have a fancy application for adding ingredients (such as dried fruit or chopped nuts) half way through the kneading process automatically; however the machine does give a series of beeps during the relevant programmes to indicate when this can be done manually.
The breadmaker comes with a measuring cup, double-ended measuring spoon and an instruction and recipe leaflet.
I have found this breadmaker extremely reliable. It consistently produces excellent loaves; well risen, evenly baked, very tasty and with good colour.
The timer is a boon for me as I can assemble the ingredients in the early evening and we can wake to fresh bread in the morning. I also use it in the mornings to bake a batch of dough to be ready in the afternoon for making either pizza bases or naan bread.
Although the spare room is in close proximity to our kitchen, no-one staying overnight has complained of their sleep being disturbed by the breadmaker kicking into action in the early hours. It is obviously not completely silent, particularly during the kneading stage, but it is certainly not unduly noisy either.
After more than a year of use, the pan and paddle have not lost any of their non-stick-ness. I obviously take care not to use any abrasive cleaners on them, but they still show no signs of wear.
The instruction booklet is comprehensive without being excessively detailed. The recipe booklets may be a bit restrictive for some but I supplement with the recipe booklet from my previous breadmaker as well as with recipes gleaned from books, friends and other sources.
I find it easy to clean (always a bonus to my mind!) The paddle and pan just need a dunk in some hot, soapy water, a wee swoosh round with a sponge and a rinse in clean water. The machine itself gets a sporadic wipe over with a clean damp cloth.
There is a clear glass panel in the lid so that you can, if so inclined, observe your bread or dough as it is baked. My machine tends to be shoved away in a corner of the worktop while working its magic so I don't tend to sit and watch it work, but it is handy to have a wee peek just to reassure yourself that all is well with your creation.
I use the breadmaker mainly to make loaves - white, wholemeal and seed and grain - rolls (we like to make them in all different shapes and sizes), pizza bases and naan bread.
I like the fact that my children are eating fresh bread with no additives or preservative and I (and they) know exactly what is in the bread we are eating. Liam is already chewing on the pizza edges and is quite partial to a piece of naan bread given the chance.
The loaves have the inevitable wee hole in the base from the paddle, but this is not unique to this particular breadmaker and is merely cosmetic.
It's true that the bread doesn't keep fresh as long as shop-bought loaves, but it doesn't normally last that long in our house anyway. Batches of rolls freeze well and, when popped in the oven to warm for a few minutes after defrosting, taste almost as good as fresh made.
When I make pizza bases, I freeze half the batch, thus making dinner for two nights in one fell swoop. Likewise, I make a double batch of naan bread dough each time and I find I can either freeze the dough split into individual portion sizes or I can grill the dough to make the naans and THEN freeze.
Both the pizza bases and naan breads work out extremely cost effective and are very popular in our household. Our girls have been known to request fish fingers and naan bread when asked what they fancy for dinner of an evening.
In conclusion, I have been very pleased with my bargain breadmaker. It is used at least three or four times a week, sometimes more. It might not be the fanciest of models but it fits the bill perfectly for our household needs, at a great price.
Currently available from Tesco Direct for £39.97 (http://direct.tesco.com/q/R.208-4218.aspx) - I would also recommend checking in your local Tesco-gigantic and you might snag a bargain as I did.
For great performance and a fantastic price, I am going to give it five stars and recommend it wholeheartedly to anyone looking for a bargain breadmaker for all basic baking needs. Or should that be "kneads"?
I like to have toast for breakfast, soup with a couple of slices of buttered bread for lunch and maybe a salad or stew with a few slices of bread with my dinner. We as a family eat quite a bit of bread and felt it time we bought a bread machine, whilst browsing for our weekly shop in Tesco we decided to give the Tesco bread maker a try. Being completely new to bread-making we were very grateful for the useful manual enclosed. As well as the typical details on what each section is for it contained details on recipes as well. The machine also comes complete with programmes for your typical white bread and even making sweet dough.
The machine is an ideal size to sit on the kitchen worktop and whilst it is placed on the kitchen worktop I am far more likely to use it unlike the other gadgets resigned to the bottom cupboard. I found the machine very useful for making donuts and sweet dough, although the white bread was always easy to do I preferred to do some of the less well known varieties. After a few months I started making dog treats by substituting ingredients for dog friendly ones. We now sell these on behalf of a dog rehoming charity.
I think the best part about the Tesco bread maker is the smell part way through, although the taste and texture of cooked bread wasn't what I'd get from the shop. When you by a loaf from the supermarket you miss that gorgeous smell and the smell does make you far more hungry for more.
I thought the bread machine was amazing value for money. It cost us £35.99 and has made over £100 for charity as well as the many loaves we have made for ourselves. I'd definitely recommend the machine to all families, regardless of time constraints. The timer function is amazing the only down side is that it doesn't slice my bread.
I didn`t really expect a miracle when first trying out this breadmaker from Tesco, as I had only paid 34.99 for it, a very low cost for this type of product. However, it turned out to be a great breadmaker, actually just as good as the more expensive one I have at home, this breadmaker creating amazing bread during days of holiday, and so far, my favorite bread to make in this is a carrot and banana bread, sounds odd yes, but it`s quite delicious!
This is a very practical and easy to use breadmaker, as there`s a handle on the top of it, making it easy to carry and transport, and whenever a question arrives, you can simply turn to the book of instructions, written very logically and step by step telling you how to make use of the potential in your Tesco Breadmaker... The breadmaker itself looks very funky and a bit weird as well, and it is made up mostly stainless steel, some colorful buttons adding a bit of personality to the product. What I noticed after using it a couple of times, is that the exterior of the breadmaker sometimes get a bit warm when the bread is being made, so I recommend you not to touch the outside of the breadmaker before it having cooled down... The pan which you place the bread dough is made out of non stick material, so it`s very easy to remove the bread when it`s finished and cleaning it afterwards... There are several settings allowing you to choose how you want your bread to come out looking, for instance with a white crust or crispy brown crust... When making the bread, the breadmaker makes close to no noise, it runs more or less silently and causes no irritation on that front...
This is a breadmaker that is easy to use, easy to clean and makes great tasting bread, it`s easy to recommend and I will keep on using my Tesco breadmaker as long as it will last!
Tesco bread maker
When you talk about things that you bought but never really used since the few times we used it in the beginning. I always think about our bread maker. The first time when we talked about getting one we were really excited because it was going to change our lives! Fresh bread every morning! I would have been the best thing since discovering Dooyoo! Well I love both but I only have been 'using' Dooyoo but not that bread maker anymore!
When we were planning to buy a bread maker I already did have that little voice in my head saying will we ever really use a bread maker? So we did decide to go for the Tesco one since it's a lot cheaper for the 35 pounds and Tesco is normally a good brand when it comes to appliances.
Normally I don't really like the look of the Tesco appliances since they look cheap but the bread maker isn't that bad really. It comes mostly is stainless steel and a few black stripes which gives it a nice touch and it actually looks quite modern. What is really easy is the little window on the top where you can keep a close eye on the process of the bread making.
Using the bread maker is quite easy since it also comes with instructions where everything is clearly explained on how to use it. You also have some recipes in here which are great to give it a try. With the bread maker you also get a spoon, measuring cup and a paddle. Getting the ingredients right is very important otherwise the bread will rise out of the pan! So be careful with that. Everything else is very easy. You put all the ingredients in and set the settings.
Normally the bread can take up to almost 3 hours for a loaf but you also have the ultra fast option which we never really use. It sounds great but you can really notice the difference. The ultra fast option takes about an hour so it's quicker. We always use the timer function which is great when you want fresh bread in the morning! The controls are easy and you have a number of programs to select before you start. You can choose for example Basic white bread or wholeweat bread.
Our experiences are pretty good and the machine works great and I love the bread and especially the smell when you wake up in the morning. The problem is that you need to set it up before hand and that's something we never do. Also you need the ingredients which of course we never have. It's so much easier to just buy bread from the supermarket and it's a shame really because homemade bread is so much better. Now I'm writing this I'm actually getting hungry for it! Great bread maker machine!
This is a great breadmaker. Its my first breadmaker and its so easy to use. I've cooked 3 loaves now and they all come out perfect. I'd give it 10/10.
Having been brought up in a household that had one of these, i was eager to purchase one as soon as I moved into my own house!
I purchased the Tesco one for approx £38, and have found that it has been an absolute lifesaver.
It is incredibly simple to use, initially I was slightly concerned as I had never personally used anything like this before, and imagined it to be very complicated, however I needn't have worried.
It has a number of different programmes, which can allow you to choose what kind of bread you want to make. It also comes with a very useful instruction booklet, that contains all sorts of different recipes, to suit everyones tastes.
The bread has been lovely, and much cheaper than a shop bought loaf, and I have found that providing you store it well, it lasts a lot longer as well.
The only negative comment I have about it is that the programmes are quite long at 3 hours, there is a quick option, however I have found that the bread isn't as good, and so therefore would recommend using the full programme.
Very good value for money, I see no point in paying anything from £50-100 when you can get one as good as this for less than £40!
i brought this a couple off months ago, its been a life saver for me and my family. its helped me concet with my children while cooking its easy to use and to clean.it takes all the hard work from you and leaves you with fab bread at the end off it.I would recomande this bread maker to any one, its also cheap to use and small enough to store away as well.i picked this tesco bread maker up for £39 which is a bargin as i use to spen at least £3 on bread a week with my son eating it.its saved me money and is a great investment as well bec in time you will get your money back .
Wake up to fresh bread with the delay timer / Make delicious 750-900g home baked loaves thanks to the Tesco bread maker.