According to the website BreadMakerGuides.com, as of March 2015, the top three bread makers for large families are the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker, the West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Bread Maker and the Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Maker.
The Panasonic SD-YD250 mixes, kneads, raises and bakes large loaves up to 2.5 pounds. Its digital display panel lets the user choose crust color, loaf size and cooking function. Its wide dimensions accommodate larger dough.
The West Bend 41300 H-Rise Bread Maker contains dual kneading blades and can bake loaves in four different sizes up to 2.5 pounds. It has 11 pre-programmed settings and three crust shades. Reviewers on Amazon.com liked its ability to handle heavy dough.
The Breville BBM00XL Custom Loaf Bread Maker bakes loaves in four different sizes. Its family-size loaf is 2.5 pounds. Amazon.com reviewers commented on its easy interface, pre-programmed options, bright LCD screen and its fruit and nut dispenser.