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Which bread machines make the best quality bread?

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Comparisons by BestReviews.com, AtTheBakersBench.com and Consumer Search suggested a variety of models for the best bread maker. These review websites often use multiple categories to rate units, based on the capacity and price of the unit.

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The BestReviews.com roundup, updated in February 2015, named the Panasonic SD-YD250 as the best bread maker. This machine had a variable loaf capacity and a number of settings to make consistent bread for a reasonable price. The review also points out the Panasonic model can be noisy depending on which settings are used.

The baking review website AtTheBakersBench.com picks bread makers for seven categories: best overall, best big machine, best gluten-free machine, best value, best basic machine, best express machine and best small machine. It chose the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 as the best comprehensive bread machine. This model, which replaced the BBCCX-20, is a horizontal bread maker that bakes a reliably delicious loaf; however, it is much more expensive than its competitors. It features 10 pre-programmed baking cycles and a removable non-stick bread pan that is easily cleaned.

Consumer Search, a retail review aggregation website, also picked the Zojirushi BB-CEC20 as the best overall bread machine. The review notes that the unit is easily programmable and has a number of features, despite a higher cost than competing models. Consumer Search went on to pick models from Panasonic, Sunbeam and Cuisinart as the best value bread machine, best cheap bread maker and best gluten-free bread machine, respectively.

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