Choosing a Bread Machine – Deal of the Day!

I like nothing more than the smell of fresh baked bread in the morning! When you make bread using a machine you can just toss in the ingredients and go. No manual kneading, rising, and baking necessary.

On the other hand, bread machines can be bulky so make sure you have the space! They also are expensive. Making your own bread will save money in the long run – but iv you make the bread using a bread machine then it will take longer to see those returns.

Personally, my favorite feature on a bread machine is the timer. I love being able to set it so there is fresh bread ready in the morning.

Here are a few tips when shopping for a bread machine:

  1. Choose the capacity that fits your family. Most bread machines make 1, 1 1/2, or 2 lb loaves.
  2. If you want to set when the bread will be finished then choose one with a delay timer.
  3. A keep warm feature is nice for short periods of time – but if you let it sit too long then it will be soggy.
  4. If you want to bake the bread in your oven then choose a machine that has the option to just make the dough.
  5. There are tons of recipes available if you want to make “fancier” breads. If you have a used book store in your area than check it! Mine always has some great bread recipe books.

You can purchase a bread machine from a local store or online. Costco sometimes has some great deals on bread machines! has the Cooks Essentials 2 lb bread machine on sale for $59.88 (retail $95) and you will get 4% back if you shop through Mr. Rebates. Your total spent would be $57.48 after the rebate! It is rated 4.6 out of 5 (47 ratings)

Amazon has the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker on sale for $124.70 and free shipping (retail $300). It bakes up to 2 1/2 lb loaves! It is rated 4.5 out of 5 (413 ratings)

Amazon also has the Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker on sale for $54.88 and free shipping (retail $87). It is rated a 4.0 out of 5 (346 reviews) has the Emirilware Bread Maker for $149.99 and you can get 6% back through Mr. Rebates (total spent would be $140.99 after the rebate). It bakes up to 3 lb loaves! It is rated a 4.6 out of 5 (11 ratings).

What bread machine do you have and how do you like it?

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Sarah January 26, 2009 at 3:54 am

I had one, but then got rid of it. It seems that the bread is always too dense – how do you fix that problem? Do you have to sift the flour into the machine?


2 LittlePeopleWealth January 26, 2009 at 4:18 am

Do you use bread flour? If you don’t than that can make it flat/dense.


3 Amy -Cutting Coupons in KC January 26, 2009 at 5:20 am

Thrift stores are another great place to look for bread machines. I have even found brand new ones there! I think a lot of people buy bread machines and then never use them, so they end up at thrift stores. If they do not have the directions with them, just go to the manufacturer’s website and download it. Bread machines at thrift stores are usually less than $20.00 and most are new or almost new!


4 Amy Fichtner January 26, 2009 at 1:16 pm

Thanks for visiting my blog!! I ended up using the cereal “Just Bunches” and it worked out great!!


5 LittlePeopleWealth January 27, 2009 at 4:23 am

The thrift store is a great idea! I once got a sandwich toaster new in the box for a quarter!! It was (and still is) one of my favorite small “appliance”


6 Bread Machine Reviews September 22, 2013 at 9:49 pm

This is a great post. I like your suggestions for bread machines. I have a Zoji BB HAC10 because I only need a small loaf of bread every day. It’s a good model and it can make different types of bread recipes. It’s less expensive than the other models of Zojirushi because it’s only a mini bread maker. 🙂


7 Heidi October 14, 2013 at 5:44 pm

Interesting, I’ll have to check it out.
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