With bread prices remaining high in the shops and having previously been the owner of two bread makers (both of which sadly passed on to the great scrap heap in the sky!), I decided to give it another go and settled on this one from Kenwood.
There is a wide choice out there, but Kenwood being a good name, I decided that getting what you pay for is the important thing here, so I discarded the cheaper models offered by others. At the same time, I couldn't justify spending twice this amount on something to save money on bread.
The key skill with any breadmaker is getting to know your machine. You will make mistakes and have some rubbish bread, but with experience and follwoing the basic rules of what to add and in what order and quantity, you will reap the rewards. Ths machine is no different and we had some solid loaves, but after getting used to it (and quite quickly) it then produced for us some fantastic bread.
When you get the formula - stick to it!
We don't do all the fancy things it says you can, but prefer to stick to the regular loaves and this machine is very good at doing that.
Word of caution - we have only had this for a couple of months and previous machines have lasted for around 18 months, so I do not know how this will compare. We wait and see......
Thanks to Kenwood's best performing breadmaker to date; you can make an Optimum loaf in just 85 minutes or a Premium white loaf in just over 3 hours in the Kenwood BM366 Breadmaker / Or alternatively, set the timer to begin up to 15 hours later on any of the 11 different programmes including one that is gluten free, so you wake up to the smell of fresh bread in the morning / It will even make the jam to go on your toast / Constructed with a wrap-around of gorgeous brushed and lacquered stainless steel, this 450 watt fan assisted Kenwood BM366 Breadmaker has a 500g, 750g or 1kg capacity / A recipe book and measuring cup and spoon are included for your convenience along with a year's warranty / So whether you're making a fast loaf or taking it slow and easy, you can trust the Kenwood BM366 Breadmaker to give you a quality home baked loaf every time! General information Power (Watt) 470 watt Capacity 1kg Adjustements Cooking Yes Programs Number 11 programmes Different Programmable over 15 hours Maintenance Elements washable in dishwasher No Removeable cover and recipient Removable recipient Other informations Cooking control window Yes Included accessories Measuring cup and spoon Colours White Hard Copy User Guides Yes / Short name: Kenwood BM366