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Best breadmakers in Australia for 2020

Start baking your own bread, pizza dough and other baked treats with our guide to the 5 best breadmakers.

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Best breadmakers

  1. Best budget breadmaker: Sunbeam Compact Bakehouse BM2500
  2. Best mid-range breadmaker: Panasonic SD-2501
  3. Best high-end breadmaker: Breville Custom Loaf Pro BBM800
  4. Best sourdough breadmaker: Panasonic SD-ZB2512
  5. Best multifunction breadmaker: Breville Multi Cooker 9 in 1

How did we pick this list?

Our editorial team selected the products on this list based on actual customer reviews. For each category, we carefully selected parameters based on our research and identified the products with the highest review score within those parameters.

Read more detail on our methodology below.

Best budget breadmaker: Sunbeam Compact Bakehouse BM2500

Sunbeam Compact Bakehouse BM2500

  • Under $120
  • Compact size
  • Difficult to clean
  • Max bread size = 750g

Price (RRP): $119

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Why we chose it

The Sunbeam Compact Bakehouse BM2500 is the highest-rated budget breadmaker as chosen by more than 200 Amazon, eBay, Appliances Online and Dick Smith reviewers. Customers gave positive feedback about the bread quality and consistency, the unit's compact size and the low price.

Despite the sub-$120 price tag, the Sunbeam Compact Bakehouse BM2500 boasts several premium-style features including an automatic fruit/nut dispenser and a "Delay Bake" function which allows you to delay cooking by up to 13 hours. The touchscreen includes 12 preset menus and 8 programmable menus. In addition to bread, it can also be used to make pizza dough. The lid has a small viewing display so you can keep tabs on the baking process – this is something several premium breadmakers lack.


Best mid-range breadmaker: Panasonic SD-2501

Everfit breadmaker Weights Rack

  • Works with all bread types
  • Patented non-stick pan
  • Not recommended for DIY recipes
  • No viewing window

Price (RRP): $379

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Why we chose it

The Panasonic SD-2501 is the highest-rated breadmaker as chosen by more than 300 eBay, Product Review and Appliances Online reviewers. Customers gave positive feedback about the product's easy-to-use menu, versatility and the fluffiness of the bread.

The Panasonic SD-2501 has been designed to minimise prep time – users do not need to mix or knead the ingredients. Instead, you can just toss everything into the pan. (The non-stick pan does not require baking paper and is large enough to bake loaves up to 1.13kg in size.) It also comes with a 13-hour timer so you can set bread to bake for the morning.

The LED control panel provides a range of different bread options as well as three crust colours. In addition to making bread, the unit includes a fruit and nut dispenser and a jam and compote mode.


Best high-end breadmaker: Breville Custom Loaf Pro BBM800

Breville Custom Loaf Pro BBM800

  • Large viewing window with internal light
  • Sturdy stainless steel finish
  • Bulky size
  • Difficult to clean

Price (RRP): $439

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Why we chose it

Breville's Custom Loaf Pro BBM800 is the highest-rated high-end breadmaker set as chosen by more than 200 Amazon, Product Review, Appliances Online and Kogan reviewers. Customers gave positive feedback about the bread quality, control panel, versatility and extensive manual/recipe book.

The Custom Loaf Pro BBM800 is Breville's top-of-the-range breadmaker. It has a loaf capacity of up to 1.3kg which is the largest of any breadmaker on this list. As you'd expect, it comes with a brace of extra modes and features, including an automatic fruit and nut dispenser, variable crust settings, a "bake and watch" viewing light, nine programmable bread recipes, a 13-hour delay start timer and a gluten-free mode. It can be used to bake a wide range of popular foods, including crusty loaves, whole wheat breads, homemade jam and pizza dough.


Best sourdough breadmaker: Panasonic SD-ZB2512KST

Panasonic bread maker
  • 33 dough modes
  • Smart temperature sensor
  • No viewing window
  • Expensive

Price (RRP): $499

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Why we chose it

The Panasonic SD-ZB2512KST is the highest-rated lightweight breadmaker as chosen by more than 90 eBay, Amazon and Bing Lee reviewers. Customers gave positive feedback about the overall design, breadth of options and ability to bake all bread types.

The Panasonic SD-ZB2512KST comes with 33 dough modes including brioche buns and sourdough. This makes it one of the most versatile breadmakers on the market. The unit uses a temperature sensor to monitor the ambient room temperature during baking. It can then make adjustments on the fly if needed.

Other noteworthy features include a 13-hour digital timer, an automatic yeast and raisin/nut dispenser, an inbuilt jam/compote maker and a gluten-free bread program. The auto dispenser has been specifically designed to mix ingredients evenly for a consistent taste throughout the loaf.


Best multifunction breadmaker: Breville Multi Chef Multi Cooker 9 in 1

Breville Multi Chef Multicooker 9 in 1
  • 9 cooking appliances in 1
  • User-friendly menu
  • Bulky size
  • "Jack of all trades"

Price (RRP): $379

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Why we chose it

The Breville Multi Chef Multi Cooker 9 in 1 is the highest-rated multifunction breadmaker as chosen by over 100 eBay, Product Review and The Good Guys reviewers. Customers gave positive feedback about the bread quality, quiet operation, onscreen recipe menus and versatility.

As its name implies, the Breville Multi Cooker 9 in 1 combines nine cooking gadgets into a single product. In addition to baking bread, it can be used to sauté, slow cook, soup/stew, deep fry and steam a wide range of foods. You can also use it to make rice, risottos, cakes, yoghurts and jams. The bread-making function boasts 12 automatic programs including French loaf, whole wheat, gluten free and an express bake option that creates loaves in under two hours.


Methodology

  • Our editorial team compared breadmakers from dozens of brands found in leading online stores.
  • We based our findings on real customer reviews across multiple websites including Amazon, eBay, Product Reviews and Appliances Online.
  • The products on this list are chosen by our editorial team and are not selected based on commercial relationships.

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