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Very limited lifespan
I bought this machine 3 years ago and used it around 2 to 3 times a month. After around 2 and a half years, during a cycle the machine would switch off itself or the power would flicker at a very rapid rate. This problem use to go away by completely switching off the machine and re-starting again. However, now it has completely stopped working. I called Breville customer support and sent them a video of the problem as well. They said that as it is outside the 2 years warranty period they are unable to fix it. Given the price tag, the machine does not seem durable enough to last more that a couple of years.
Not up to scratch
I've had a few Breville bread makers and this is the worst. The others were good and simply wore out. The mixing process is not vigorous enough and leaves unmixed lumps of dough around the sides. The recipes seem to require more water than stated and my particular machine's light baking setting is too dark, resulting in dry, overcooked bread which is most unappetising. The paddle's retractable feature is unnecessary as it leaves a deep hole anyway and is a nuisance to clean properly with a little brush, etc. Otherwise it sticks. Already, the co...ating on the paddle is coming off, which means it has ended up in the bread. I contacted Breville about the overcooked "light" setting not long after purchasing and sent a photo but was fobbed off. I've given this machine my best shot but I would not recommend this product.
Terrible unless you like eating bricks
I was thoroughly disappointed with this product. I bought it last week and have had problems with it not mixing properly, and there seems to be some issues with it sealing and heating properly. I made sure it was not an issue with my ingredients and used fresh flour, yeast etc. I've had bread makers before and have churned out loaves of delicious soft fluffy bread but it's not happening with this. Myer have said I can return it and exchange for another type. Thank you Myer.
Never have to buy Bread again
I have had my Breville Bread maker for two months now and I absolutely love it. I make
4-5 loaves a week and have also tried brioche which was delicious. The only thing I have a problem with is the bread has a hole on the bottom where the paddle is. So I presume the paddle doesn't collapse at the end of mixing.
I love to wake up to the smell of fresh bread.
Best. Bread maker. Ever.
My old breadmaker died and I had just bought new bread flour so that gave me the impetus to hunt for a new machine. Bought this breville bread maker as I have plenty of breville equipment and I like the quality of their gear. It's a terrifically brilliant machine. So easy to use, and perfect bread every single time. Get one- you'll love it.
Great product pity about the warranty
This bread maker has been great for making bread for the last year my only problem is with the warranty. The collapsible paddle on mine just fell apart and when I rang to get a replacement breville told me it is not covered by warranty as it isn't a major component of the machine. Considering you can't make bread without the paddle I would consider this a major component.
By far the best so far
I have been making bread for over 10 years now and finally got sick of the kneading paddle being stuck in the centre of the loaf so I went looking for a kneading paddle that would not do this and found that the Breville Custom Loaf was the only one around. Not only does this work really well but the I am finding the other features such as the customisation and the delayed start as indispensable. Before going to bed just set the number of hours and minutes before you would like it to be ready and in the morning you wake to the wonderful a...roma of freshly baked bread. Finally, I am surprised by some of the negative reviews here, as I am very happy with the bread maker, and even if it broke down tomorrow (I suspect it won't) I would buy another.
Performance of my BBM600
I used this machine for over 4 years without failure making 5 loafs a week with not a problem at all.
The folding paddle is cleaned and washed with a tooth brush and warm water this works well for me
Yes indeed it shows wear and tear so does a new car, if you don't like make your bread in the oven.
Great while it worked!
I got this machine for Mothers Day last year and within three months the element stopped baking. I took it back to the store to get a replacement and again within another five months my bread started to become flat and dense, half the size it had been. I changed my yeast, bought new flour and still no luck. I have just returned it to the store and replaced it for a different brand and my bread is fluffy again.
Great Machines needs improving
I am happy with this Machine. The 3 faults it does have 1.The paddle go so hard its hard to use. 2. Wash mine very careful but the pan is starting to peel, I have 2 of them and both the same. 3. Do not wash the bottom of the pan in water that rust after awhile, nor do I set for hours in advance as the water starts to go through the bottom. Remember most things are made in china now days. If breville were to improve on that I believe they would have the best machine on the market.
Love being able to customise the programs
Had for almost two years, paddle replaced once (just have to really clean the bits where dough can get stuck, particularly when using wholegrain flour). Seals (where paddle attaches) went a couple of weeks ago, rang Breville, said not covered under warranty, but still sent out replacement parts as a courtesy free of charge! Love that I can use my own program to make my daughter's spelt bread. We make about 5-6 loaves a week for a family of six. Can not fault this product or my service from Breville.
Not fit for purpose
I bought this machine to make speciality breads as it was programmable. Some of my breads are quite sticky and the folding paddle never came up properly. So I had to keep on lifting it up with a chopstick. I asked Breville and they suggested using the jam paddle. Today I started making bread with the jam paddle, and suddenly realised that as it was plastic, and possibly jam doesnt go to baking temp, that this may not work. After calling the help line and holding on for 15 mins, I was told that the paddle needs to be removed before baking. This ...machine is not fit for purpose. If it had a fixed paddle that could be used for baking, I could manage. But as it is? I think I am on the hunt for my next bread machine. Customer service told me that the machine only works for the recipes in the book. So much for programmable.
Love our Breville Master Big Loaf
This machine is the best ever and hasn't missed a beat in years however, we used it last night to bake our Friday loaf and it was fine up to the point it began the baking part and it tripped the safety switch.
Need advise from Breville, do we try to get this beast repaired as we love it or bin our family member and get a new one to replace her?
The collapsible blade on my machine was good for about 4 loaves ; after that there was baked bread gumming up the pivot of the blade , no amount of cleaning or lubricating the blade would free it up . This left a hole in the bottom of the bread . Great concept but bad engineering .
the collapsible blade doesn't collapse...at all...i have used this machine three times since purchasing about a fortnight ago and not once has it collapsed...resulting in the bottom of the breads being torn and a gluten free loaf unuseable as it was smashed in order to remove from the pan...its even difficult to remove the blade to clean it....why doesn't mine work???
Good but the collapsible blade...and breville don't sell replacement parts for it!
It's a great machine, if pricey.
However, they should really re-think that collapsible blade idea. It just does not work after a year or so. There's no way of cleaning it.
A bit later, and the coating is coming off of the blade, too - which I don't want to get into the bread.
The only place selling this part asks for $50 for a blade. So if I don't pay $50 for a spare, I've no way of baking breads now.
I'd be happy with a regular, non-collapsible blade, too - but I'm not sure if the plastic non-collapsible one is usable for baking breads at all.
This is a rather messed-up design part, Breville. Please re-think it. ...And provide spare parts!!!
Loving the bread, love this machine.
We've had this machine for about a month now and I love it. It's so easy to use. I did have a slight hassle with the fruit dispenser, but it turned out that very fresh sultanas stick together - resolved by leaving them in the fridge for a couple of hours before putting them into the dispenser for the next yummy fruit loaf. The "crusty loaf" setting has already become a family favorite, and with the loaf size almost square it is easy to slice as well as being easy to eat. The small hole made by the kneader dropping down is such an improvement on my old bread maker. Well done Breville!
Rubbish designed to fail
Three years of very light use. Then totally died. Probably cost $2.50 per loaf for the "privilege " of owning a Breville Bread Maker. Seems to be the way of the modern world. My mother bought a sewing machine in the 50's made clothes for 9 kids and it lasted 30 years. That's 60 years ago. What rubbish. Breville should be ashamed!
We bought the machine thinking it'd last us a while. With a year or so, the main button stopped working properly. Since it was under warranty, they fixed it although it took a while. One night, while making bread the machine fell off the bench. Since it's been 2.5 years since the purchase, they wouldn't fix it. We decided not to pay over $100 to fix it but by a panasonic bread maker instead. We hope it's a better quality with better service.
Paulus asked on Aug 30, 2013. I am still using these now
I use these units at least 2 to 3 times a week, I make a loaf that is as flat and brown on top as it is on the sides. I use the same bread recipe for crusty white as I do for my sultana loaf, that contains 220 grams of sultanas. For all my loaves I only use 500 grams of flour, Got to love these units. Mind you I think a few of my upgrade ideas would be beneficial to make the perfect loaf, Breville you are a little slow on the idea uptake. Paulus
Questions & Answers
The fruit and nut dispenser does not open. It is firmly closed. Can someone help please?
Our Breville machine’s paddle is flopping over to both sides instead of meeting resistance when in upright position and has scratched the bottom of the pan. It also makes a loud clicking tapping sound while kneading as it taps the bottom of the pan. Any ideas?
I just purchased this machine and after using it for the first time the collapsible paddle is stuck in the pan and I cannot get it out.. help please!!!
It can get stuck. Alot of people have that problem. It may need a bit of force to get it out. I fill the pan with hot soapy water and you should be able to remove it easily. Make sure it is free of all dough mix before using it again. I had an old mschine ( not a Breville and had to leave the paddle in it for that reason. Stil worked OK.
|Max Loaf Size||1.1 kg|
|Features||Automatic Ingredients Dispenser, Gluten Free Setting and Jam & Compote Mode|
|Preset Timer||13 hours|
|Colour / Finish||Stainless Steel|
|Construction Material||Stainless Steel|
|Dimensions||273 x 412 x 182 mm|
|Manufacturer Warranty||2 year(s)|
|Release date||Apr 2011|
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- GTIN14: 09312432016896
- MPN: 1439, BBM800 and BBM800BSS
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