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What are the best bread machines?

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Some of the best bread makers of 2014 include the Zojirushi BB-CEC20, the Panasonic SD-YD250, the Sunbeam 5891 and the Cuisinart CBK-100, according to Consumer Search. These bread markers all receive strong reviews for their performance, reliability and features.

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Zojirushi’s BB-CEC20 receives some of the best overall ratings for its versatility, programmable features and range of settings. With 10 baking settings, delay start, auto-shutoff and a variety of other features, the BB-CEC20 allows for all types of bread baking. The machine makes horizontal loaves of bread that fit into any conventional toaster and can be sliced just like store-bought brands.

Panasonic’s SD-YD250 wins praise for its ease of use, range of functions and consistent baking. The machine offers settings for three loaf sizes as well as useful features such as auto-shutoff, a dough-only cycle and an automatic yeast dispenser. Users also note that the device is quite easy to clean.

Sunbeam’s 5891 wins praise as the top value-priced bread maker. Users note its array of features, ease of use and durability. The machine offers a number of features typically found in higher-priced models, including multiple bread sizes, crust options, a viewing window and a delay-start option.

Cuisinart’s CBK-100 takes home top honors for gluten-free bread making, thanks to its range of programmable settings and consistent baking. Even users who aren’t gluten-free note the machine’s excellent performance.

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