Best Bread Machines

With the resurgence of getting back to creating fresh foods at home, baking bread is making a comeback. It’s hard to beat steaming hot fresh bread with a pat of butter at your dinner table. But with work schedules and the busyness of life, who has the time to bake bread? Enter the bread machine. These modern marvels allow you to have freshly baked bread any time, any day of the week, at the touch of a button. Here are the bread machines we love the most with options for the beginning baker to the accomplished artisan.

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 Best for Beginners

Sunbeam Programmable Bread Maker


No-Frill Breadmaking. Get started baking bread up to 2lbs with this simple, straightforward bread maker.

What We Liked: 

This machine makes baking bread a simple and straightforward process. The removable baking pan is non-stick, ensuring bread removal is an easy process. There is an express bake cycle for bread needed in a hurry, an LCD display for easy read-outs, and a peek-through top so you can check on your loaf. A 13-hour delay enables you to set it and forget it, adding ingredients for baking when you need them. Twelve baking functions provide numerous options for the beginning baker. Get it now.

Best Gluten-Free Bread Machine

Hamilton Beach 2lb Digital Bread Maker


Healthy Bread Made Easy. This machine was developed with gluten-free bread eaters in mind and comes with a gluten-free setting.

What We Liked: 

This machine provides the option of baking 1.5lb or 2lb loaves with desired crust settings. Gluten-free bread baking is a breeze with this machine’s pre-programmed gluten-free setting. There is an audible reminder when it’s time to add mix-ins such as fruit or nuts, and the digital display makes checking on baking time easy. The delay timer allows you to add ingredients and begin baking when you need it. Bonus points: Both kneading paddles and the interior pan are removable and dishwasher safe. Get it here.

 Best for Artisan Bakers

Zojirushi BB-PDC20BA Home Bakery Virtuoso Plus Breadmaker


Delicious Fresh Bread. Bake fresh bread, quick breads and pasta dough for homemade dishes that go beyond the loaf.

What We Liked: 

This highly versatile bread machine can handle a variety of tasks, including whipping up a batch of dough for pasta or creating perfect quick breads. The large viewing window ensures total control over the baking process and an LCD display makes checking time and temperature a breeze. Double kneading blades perfect your dough and dual heaters create even baking and browning. A 13-hour delay makes baking bread when you need it easy, and a quick-bake setting of 2.25 hours allows you to have fresh bread quickly and easily. Buy it here.

Best All-Around

KBS Po Stainless Steel Bread Machine


Perfect Loaves Every Time. This KBS bread machine creates perfect loaves of bread tailored to your preference for size, color, and toppings.

What We Liked: 

With a max size of two pounds, this bread machine is capable of producing three loaf sizes for your family’s needs. A sleek design and interface make breadmaking with this machine a real joy. Seventeen programmable settings allow maximum control over the final product and a fruit/nut dispenser even allows for mix-ins at the optimal time during the breadmaking process. With a 15-hour delay and 1-hour keep warm timer, you can bake fresh bread any time of the day. Bonus points: Settings include gluten-free breadmaking options. Get it now.