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Excellent machine. Absolutely hate the paddle!
I have had 4 breville bread machines and 1 Panasonic bread machine over 25 years. The Breville BBM 800 Is by far the best. Very easy to program. Makes great sourdough.
Why have they stopped supplying them with a fixed paddle?
The collapsible paddle is a big problem. It jams flat very early in the process, and I have to check it all the time, or I have will have an unmixed loaf at the end. This means that you cant put an overnight loaf on to bake.
I do all the suggestions posted on product reviews. Cleaning, soaking, brushing.
This vital part needs to have grub screws attaching it to its shaft, so that it can be taken apart for cleaning, instead of a dowel pin. Or give users the option of a non collapsible blade, when purchasing.
Purchased in December 2017.
Best bread machine to date
A great breadmaker, easy to operate, versatile and efficient.
The manual is pretty good, Contents are listed on p.3, but an index would have been handy, have to flip through the manual to find specific recipes.
The Select control is dialled and pushed to give you your optimum setting, LCD screen is well set out and easy to read, the beeper Mute function is a godsend, and like most breadmakers you can delay start if you wish. It's quieter than our previous breadmaker.
Unlike another popular brand, many bread recipes are ready in 3-3.5 hours (the...
Purchased in June 2019.
Easy to use versatile bread maker
We have been making our own bread for over 30 years now, and this is our fourth Breville bread maker, and the best one so far. We have had it for over four years. We make 3 loaves a week on average. It is easy to use, and easy to set your own program, a must with some mixes. It is reasonably quiet and all features work well. Love it.
Great Bread Machine
From the delighted calls of wow! and yum! I'd say that the taste and textures of the bread produced is top of the line.
I've owned three bread makers now since c1995. This is the best so far mainly because of the collapsible paddle. It works like a dream.
The machine itself is clean and sleek, the instruction manual well laid out and very well written albeit for a couple of spelling mistakes.
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This bread maker was a pleasure to use and it looks the part. No problems. The instructions were easy to understand, the screen was big and clear, and it was all round very easy and effective.
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Good Bread maker, with loads of features but not the best
This bread maker is pretty good, the metal exterior fits well with the stainless steel look in my kitchen, however is too large to be left on the counter top. The sheer size makes it that little bit heavier to move in and out of the cupboard so this is definitely a drawback.
Pros: Has a great recipe book, digital display (with a delay timer for most settings/breads) and can make four different size loafs, nuts and fruit auto dispenser. It comes with a substantial recipe book and also has a holder at the back of the machine for the giant recip...e and instruction booklet. Cons: The biggest drawback other than the weight, is that due to the shape of the bread pan being so wide, I often find on certain cycles it doesn't mix properly in the the kneeding stage. You either end up with a loaf not fully cooked in the corner or you have to manually mix it a bit. The other aspect of this bread maker I don't like is that when making a nut or fruit loaf the size of the auto dispenser isn't always large enough for the recipe mixture (i.e. you will put the nuts in, and because it is too many they fall straight into the mixture rather than when they are supposed to). It's also too noisy to leave on a timer to have fresh bread in the morning, both the needing and the buzzer for the nut dispenser being activated will wake you up. I have not been able to find a way to turn this off. Overall a nice machine, but probably too expensive for what you actually get.
Purchased in March 2019.
Well made machine that almost gets it right.
The "modify" function involves replacing the whole program not just modifying the section that needs changing, and trust me they need changing. So you need to write down or remember ever step so you can improve it for next time. If you notice the dough is mixed early, you can't end the mixing cycle early and move on. Or visa versa you can't mix it longer if it's not quite ready. You have to note it down and reprogram the whole recipe for next time.
No steam feature leaves it dry when proofing so ...
Purchased in February 2019 for $269.00.
Sticking, hard to move collapsible paddle
I make bread almost every day. I have always cleaned the paddle with a toothbrush to remove all bread I could see. It eventually became very stiff. The only way I resolved this was by unscrewing the 1.5mm hex screw on the paddle end manually cleaning the bar and the hole it went into. Now it’s as good as new again
Purchased in April 2018 for $289.00.
Love this machine
We searched the internet to find the best bread maker and chose this machine. It’s brilliant. Measure, pour in and the machine does the rest. We run a small bnb and make small loaves for our guests. It’s easy, fun and fabulous!! There are heaps of YouTube videos to learn from on line.
Highly recommended for bread making newbies like me.
use it every week
Need assistance to change settings but one day will get my head around this.
However it makes wonderful bread.
Just put the ingredients in the tin and walk away.
I have only had to adjust the sugar to a little less in the recipes.
I no longer buy bread and this is how bread should taste!
Made rye and carraway for our traditional Christmas Eve Dinner.
We can no longer buy this and sent my brother home with a loaf to freeze.
He commented that this was the closest to what we used to buy at the supermarket.
Looking forward to making spiced fruit bread for Easter.
Wonderful Large Loaf Machine With Collapsible Blade.
Wonderful machine with many different preset functions. The large loaf tin makes for a great size for the larger family loves or simply select a smaller loaf option. It has a nut and seed feeder for adding those different ingredients during cooking. Is a wonderful looking machine also with the stainless steel finish
I’ve had two Panasonic bread makers in the past, both good but this time I bought the Breville because of some added features. Wow! It is wonderful. The recipe book gives loads of ideas, it only takes minutes to put the ingredients in, then a press of the start button and walk away. I’ve made five different loaves so far and all have been great.....good texture, size and taste. I use good ingredients.....haven’t tried the pre pack Laucke ones yet, but proper bread flour etc so I know exactly what is in each loaf. I started with whole meal, then...maple and pecan, pistachio and cranberry, more half and half whole meal and white with added LSA, and the lemon curd one. Yum! The service from Appliances Online was amazing too. Very fast delivery. All round, a five star winner.
Looks nice that's about it. The machine doesn't have the power to consistently knead a loaf without sticking all the time, and risk burning out the motor. It has to be constantly monitored and the dough freed up by hand so the program can continue. Happens with a variety of flours so not a wholemeal problem. Can't believe I'm one of the few with this problem. Old breville machine was great, shame the build quality has been overlooked in place of stylish looks.
Not only wonderful bread .... pizza, pasta and more
Four years of excessive use and it produces the best bread, pizza dough and pasta dough. Works well and only recently commenced making an occasional loud clunking noise with initial settings, but the machine continues through all of its stages without fault. When I offer to bring something to family for dinner, they always ask me to make bread.
Could have been great but is not acceptable
There are lots of good things about this bread maker but...
the bad things are deal breakers!
One worn out machine per 3 years is possible but I have had three over the last 10 years, and all have died.
I typically make 2 loaves a week, which hardly sounds like industrial use..
The latest fault is a new one - it behaves like there is a broken power connection with the display panel flashing on and off rapidly. I've not found the fault yet.
The collapsable paddles ALWAYS jam and become fixed paddles. The most recent one I anticipated thi...
My poor bread machine
I love my bread machine,use it twice a week for the last four years, no problems. Just recently the bread has been coming out like it was punched and twisted before it was cooked. It is awful, its tough and hard and I can't even use it for breadcrumbs.So I stood and watched it and found that it was kneading again half way through the baking process,which explained the horrible bread. Any ideas, can it be fixed?
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I have made bread for 18-19 years now, and have had about 8 different bread makers. This machine is not turning out normal looking bread though. It is rough and thick all around, never browns on the top. The top is like a barnacled ocean rock. It never rounds the top like every other breadmaker I have had, and the bread seems insufficiently mixed - I have always used brown and white bread mix together, and with this machine, it comes out in swirls through it. The difference between the bread from my previous machine and this one are starkly different, though it is the same mix. There is no way it will make a tall, smooth, soft crusted loaf.
So to me it's a bit of a dud.
If anyone has a solution for me, please let me know.
This bread maker is fantastic! I regularly make wholemeal bread with it and it comes out perfectly. I haven’t bought shop bread for 2 months now. It’s so easy to use, just put everything in and leave it to make bread like magic. I do take it out at the start of rise 3 and remove the paddle and that way there’s only a very small hole on the base of the bread. I’ve tried all sizes except the smallest and you get a substantial loaf. I’ve also used it for pizza and pasta dough and both turned out great. Highly recommended. The shape of the loaf on the top can be a little unusual but that makes it feel more homemade.
Reliable and easy to use!
I was hesitant to buy a bread maker at first as I wasn't sure if it would get enough use, however it has proven me wrong! Use almost every week and great for making quick pizza and pasta dough. bake is consistant and easy to clean up after use. Great for making flavoured breads.
Breville used to the the premium bread maker Manufacturer
This is our second Breville bread maker, the first being a BBM400 on which the baking element failed after being used after being in the cupboard a year or two. We were able to mix and knead the dough but had to remove it to bake in the gas oven as when the baking cycle started the BBM400 blew the switchboard breaker.
The new BBM 800 is week old and has baked 3 good loaves using the Lauke Premixes. The paddle has been extremely difficult to remove as the bread mix residue sets rock hard, cementing the paddle socket to the pan spindle.
In ...the end we resorted to soaking overnight in water in while the pan stood upright. We thoroughly cleaned the paddle an lightly coated the assembly in olive oil before making the next loaf with our own mix. When the loaf was removed at the end of the cycle the paddle was embedded in and baked into the base of the loaf. A paddle that is either jammed on to the point where it's not easily removed, or falls off half way through the mixing process, is not fit for purpose. This is a design fault if ever I saw one. The Breville BMM800 going back for replacement or a refund.
Questions & Answers
when using premix flour and the box says its a 600gm loaf but the machine only caters for .25kg, .75kg, 1kg and 1.25kg how do you adjust the weight for the box instuctions? I'm finding it very confusing trying to weigh up between the instructions from the box and the instructions in the book. Would I be better off buying plain high protein bread flour and adding all seperate ingredients instead of using premix with a set weight of 600grams.
if you look at the back of the manual, you'll see how much time it takes for the various stages of the bread making process. for example, p.136 shows that Knead 1 takes between 2-5 minutes (depending on size of loaf and crust lightness/darkness), Knead 2 takes between 20-22 minutes, the next 5 stages are identical, and then Bake Time ranges from 30 minutes to 1 hr 10 minutes.
To allow for a 600 gram loaf, which is 20% larger than the smallest loaf (0.5kg, not ".25kg"),look at the bake time (the biggest variant), and select a bake time that is approx 20% longer than the basic 0.5kg loaf.
Thus, let's say you want a Light crust 600 gram loaf. Try baking your loaf with the 0.5kg Medium setting.
OR, bake it with the 0.75kg Light setting. Note that there's only 4 minutes' difference in total time for these two settings.
Experiment a bit and you'll find the ideal setting for your 600 gram loaf. I've used the premixes a few times, and I've also followed recipes in my Brilliant Breadmaking book that has 750 gram and 900 gram loaf recipes. When doing the 900 gram recipe, I just set the machine to 1 kg, and it produces a lovely loaf each time.
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the time you've put into your answer. I have been experimenting so much that I was getting tired of making terrible loaves of bread. I think I'd be better to take the variables out altogether though and buy plain bread flour and make it from scratch using the bread maker book. I still have 3 sachets of 600gm sourdough premix left so I'll try your suggestion with those and see how they go then maybe after that I'll follow the book.
I really must say while we're here, I made some hot cross buns yesterday, followed the book to a T and they were divine!!! If you haven't tried them yet you must give them a go. Absolute winner amongst the family.
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