Finding decent bread has become much easier since we tracked down (and ate) all the best loaves around Singapore’s top bakeries. But now we’re on a mission to save money and wake up every morning to the smell of freshly-baked bread. Want to get in on that action? Bread makers, people! The gadget that every kitchen absolutely ‘kneads’…
Best for fresh bread in under an hour: Kenwood BM450
The Kenwood BM450 ($294.50) is Kenwood’s top-of-the-range artisan bread maker and has a convection fan to control temperature while whipping up a perfectly even-baked loaf in just 58 minutes! Buy it at Redmart.
Best for gluten-free bread and spreads: Kenwood BM250
With 12 baking programmes (bake a 500g, 700g or 1kg loaf), The Kenwood BM250 ($159) is perfect for creating a different fresh loaf every day, including gluten free options. This one doesn’t just stop at perfect doughs either… You can also use it to make jams and marmalades for the full breakfast spread! Buy it at Harvey Norman.
Best for loaves with different texture: Zojirushi BBHAQ10
We all know by know that Japanese technology is synonymous with state-of-the-art gadgets that really pack a punch. With the Zojirushi BBHAQ10 ($329), you’ve got yourself a compact bread maker jam-packed with bread-making wizardry. Choose from three different bread textures – regular, firm or soft – then sit back (with the odd peep through the viewing window) and wait for fluffy goodness in less than two hours. Buy it at Mega Discount Store.
Best for baking bread overnight: Panasonic SD-P2001W
The all-singing, all-dancing Panasonic SD-P2001W ($389) will reinvent your toast, and have smells of top quality bread wafting from your kitchen on a daily basis. Star features include a temperature sensor, 13 different menus, a 13-hour timer (so you can set your bread to be ready for when you get up in the morning). There’s even an automatic yeast, raisin and nut dispenser. Oh, and it makes noodles and jams too! Buy it at Tangs.
Best for value-for-money bread making: Mayer 750g Bread Maker MMBM12
At just $88, the Mayer MMBM12 may not be the prettiest bread maker on the market, but it is the most wallet-friendly pick we found. Bake a 500g or 750g loaf in under an hour (perfect for hungry kids who can’t wait) and choose from light or dark crust settings. It also has a non-stick baking pan, kneading paddle and a 60-minute keep warm function. Buy it at Lazada
Best for baking more than just bread: Morphy RIchards 48323
Besides being a whizz when it comes to speciality breads, the Morphy Richards 48319 ($229) is also ideal for pizza, cake, jams and rolls. An auto fruit and nut dispenser can add extra delish flavours to the humble loaf, while a 70-minute bake option means it will be bread-y in no time at all. Buy it at Harvey Norman.