Nutty taste, Soft, light and fragrant, with a little crust on the outside and guaranteed to be free of additives – this is how fresh bread must be. But who has time to go daily before each meal to the bakery, especially since even there the bread is usually already cooled down? A good bread needs a lot of time. Especially if it is made on the basis of sourdough.
No one has this time nowadays. Compared to 50 years ago, very few people bake their own bread at home. The Breadmaker can change that. Thanks to intelligent programming and a lot of technology, the small machine ensures that fresh bread is ready for every meal. For two, three or more people, with or without nuts, based on sourdough or yeast, gluten-free on request and of course free of additives. How does the small Breadmaker that only?
A breadmaker is very easy to operate: Bread mix and water are filled in, the breadmaker is programmed, the display shows baking time and program. Should additives such as nuts, Dried fruit or seeds into the bread, these are added after a preset time. The rest is done by the breadmaker alone.
It only has to come out of the Breadmaker be taken and cool for a moment. It’s ready to serve. In the test, the various devices were also able to convince with additional functions: they have their own programs for the Make of jam, yogurt and more.
Diagram on the price-performance ratio of bread makers
How does a breadmaker work?
The Breadmaker is very popular according to the test. Because the small device kneads and bakes bread more or less independently. All you have to do is pour in the ingredients and let the suitable Set program. Depending on the programming, the machine can knead the dough independently, let it rest, incorporate additives and bake it after the specified time. A signal tone indicates when the bread is ready. In the comparison, the various bread maker models showed differences in type and temperature Volume of the signal tone, but were all well audible.
Also in the number of Programs, the kind of the programs and the auxiliary functions exist with the Brotbacckautomaten in the comparison differences. In the test, however, all the machines were easy to operate and had an accurate Control the temperature. In design, the machines are also similar: a mixing bowl is equipped with dough hooks. Here the ingredients are poured in. In the breadmaker, heating elements run around the bowl, which heat the dough at a slightly higher temperature Temperature let rise and heat up to the preset temperature during the baking process.
The different programs are oriented to the type of dough: preset programming for yeast doughs, sourdoughs, various cake doughs, pizza doughs and others ensure that the bread in question has exactly the right time to rise and is baked at exactly the right Temperature is baked.
But many breadmakers in the test offered the possibility to make individual To program. Since each Bread dough something is different, individual programs can be used for special requests.
Breadmaker from Aicok with 19 programs in test: Soft Bread, Sweet Bread, Sourdough, French Bread, Wholemeal Bread, Quick Bread, Sugar Free, Multigrain, Milk Cake, Cake, Raw Dough, Leaves Dough, Gluten Free, Baking, Yogurt, Jam, Sticky Rice, Stir Fry, Ferment
Applications for the breadmaker at home
The time periods considered here in the comparison Breadmaker are all devices for home use. In the catering trade and in bakeries naturally other, larger devices are used. Because one advantage of the breadmaker for too Home lies in the size of the machine: it is hardly bigger than the bread that is taken out at the end of the baking bowl. If the bread maker is not just in use, it disappears inconspicuously in a corner of the kitchen and is not in the way around. The devices have between 500 W and 800 W power, so they are much more energy efficient than the oven. The Areas of application result from the characteristics of the small machines:
For all who love fresh bread
Fresh bread at any time Meal, still warm from the oven and fragrant, is the most important argument for the bread maker. The breadmaker keeps the bread warm on demand in the test until it is actually eaten. This means that at every meal there are warm loaves of bread in exactly the right Size available for a meal. Who plans well, has no Leftovers – stale bread is now a thing of the past.
For allergy sufferers and vegans
If one buys Bread in the bakery, you never know exactly what’s in it. Of course, bakeries in Germany are required to list the ingredients on request. But who reads through the catalog full of small printed technical terms, which on request from the Specialized personnel is available? In everyday life as is simply not feasible. The breadmaker for home is practical: Only what you really want to have in it goes into it. Both ready Bread baking mixtures as well as own recipes the vending machine can handle according to test.
In comparison, it is noticeable that many Vending machines not only bake breads according to individual wishes, but can also be used to mix pizza dough, pasta dough, cakes and other doughs. Other vending machines convince in the test with additional functions such as the production of yogurt or jam. Allergy sufferers can also consciously choose food for their daily needs Need make bread that they can tolerate and that they like. Gluten-free Bread is just as possible as yogurt made from sheep’s or goat’s milk instead of cow’s milk, yeast-free doughs for pizza or bread, and other specialties.
Energy-saving bread baking for the whole family
Fresh Bread can of course also be made in the oven. The oven with many different functions such as top and bottom heat, grill, hot air, keep warm function and various programs for breads, pizza, cakes, meat and vegetables was once considered the ultimate of modern Kitchen. It is, no question. But such an oven simply needs an incredible amount of electricity.
Who wants that in today’s Time still use it several times a day to bake a loaf of bread? The bread maker is much more energy efficient in the test. Will and it Family several times daily bread baked, in addition perhaps still now and then Yogurt the switch to the breadmaker is quickly reflected in the electricity bill. And even if this does not matter in terms of financial situation, there are still the advantages in terms of environmental protection.
Enormous time saving in stressful family life
The single-earner model has long been a thing of the past: today, both are usually Parents working. That is with some Limitations in everyday life: There is no longer house cleaning every day, laundry washed, ironed and every meal cooked elaborately. A lot of work is done on the side, left over for a few days. That is also completely in order.
But a fresh loaf of bread is a lot of work: the Ingredients must be weighed and filled, the Dough must be kneaded. It is also physically demanding. Only after some resting time, the incorporation of further ingredients and renewed resting time, the loaf can be formed and the bread baked.
The pure Working time is not that long with about half an hour to an hour, but during the waiting times in between and especially the long baking time you have to be in the kitchen or at least at home. Total time for a fresh bread: four to six hours. With the Breadmaker this is much less time-consuming in comparison. Here, all ingredients are poured in, special ingredients like nuts or dried fruit are put into a special Container given, the breadmaker is programmed and does everything itself.
Everything else happens alone, while you’re in the office, helping the kids with their homework or with the dog walks. In the test, the breadmaker proved itself especially for families, because the amount of bread from the machine starting at 500 g. For singles this is simply too much for one meal, for couples very lush. For three or more people, the bread maker is a fine thing.
Aicok breadmaker 650W in the test – the viewing window allows to follow the baking process at any time
One appliance for everything – small and compact
In the test the Breadmaker several other devices. Because with the bread maker can be baked, cooked, boiled down, stirred, kneaded and even yogurt can be made. So if you can imagine your kitchen a little tidier, you can confidently leave the dough hooks, the hand mixer, the yothurt maker and the Preserving stove throw away and instead simply use the small Breadmaker place in an inconspicuous corner.
The device is barely larger than the bread baked in it and falls accordingly compact from. Depending on the Size of breads that one would like to bake, that goes without saying. In the test were the devices for breads of 1.500 g but not so much bigger than the devices for breads of 500 g.
At a glance: These are the advantages of the bread maker
- incredibly easy to use
- fresh bread for every meal
- can be pre-programmed to the exact time
- very energy-saving in comparison with the oven or other devices
- can be used for pasta, pizza dough, cakes and more
- large selection of different baked goods always freshly available
- extremely clean handling, thus less mess in the kitchen
- can steam cook vegetables, meat and fish
- especially interesting for allergy sufferers, vegans and all others with restricted diets
- thanks to automated processes always well done breads
Few disadvantages compared with other devices
In the test shows the Breadmaker of course not only advantages, but also disadvantages. The breads from the machine are immediately recognizable compared to those from the oven: they have less crust, because the breadmaker has no top heat. In addition, some vending machines in the Test Problems to cope with heavy bread doughs. Sometimes it hangs on the pressure end, in other cases the baking through is a problem. But this did not affect all devices in the test, but only a few models at a time.
Since the Automatic machine in a single programming kneads, rests the dough and then bakes the bread, the dough hooks remain at the Baking process logically in the bowl with the bread dough – and in the bread. So the appearance of a bread from the bread machine turns out a little different than the bread from the bakery.
What types of breadmaker are there?
Large loaves, small Breads, with or without special ingredients, one or more baking pans, various additional functions: Although the breadmaker is still a niche product on the European market. Nevertheless, there are quite different devices, all of which have their advantages and disadvantages. The most popular Variants we present here in a brief comparison.
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – with 15h timing function and 1h keep warm function
Classic bread maker with a baking pan and a dough hook
Advantageous because simply to operate and kept quite simple, is the classic Breadmaker. The has only a baking pan which also serves as a mixing bowl, and a dough hook. With this device, only one bread can be baked at a time, other functions do not exist anyway. The Classic is extremely easy to use and works reliably.
However, it is threatened with extinction. Because more and more manufacturers are now giving the devices two Baking bowls and two dough hooks with, so that instead of a large two small breads can be baked. Thus the size of the individual bread is naturally smaller, at the same time it is possible to bake always different kinds of bread freshly on the Table to bring.
Jam from the bread baking machine
A common Additional function of breadmaking machines is the production of jam. Fruits and sugar are simply and the automat given, the appropriate program is set, everything else is done by the breadmaker in the Test independently. However, you should definitely be in the vicinity, because the machine cooks the jam only.
Further Additional functions are the baking of cakes, steam cooking and the production of yogurt. However, not every bread maker in the test can do everything, the manufacturers give the devices each a few functions with. Since in most households also not everything is needed, this is not again problematic. The disadvantage of the additional functions is that the Operation with each additional function it becomes more complicated, the appliance has more buttons and the display becomes more confusing. In addition, the instruction manual falls in comparison with the vending machines with the most Functions also actually the thickest and is no longer easy to understand.
Convincing in the test: integrated scale
In the Test only few devices had this function: An integrated scale is absolute luxury. Because the scale makes it easy to add ingredients for individual recipes without having to use a separate kitchen scale with its own bowl. This allows the ingredients for individually adapted breads even easier to measure and fill in. The advantage: With such a breadmaker you are really no longer limited to ready-made baking mixtures instructed. The disadvantage is that the integrated scale makes the device altogether more sensitive and quite fragile.
additional container for nuts, raisins or other ingredients
Not always all Ingredients be added to the bread dough all at once. Who bakes bread with dried fruit, with nuts, cheese pieces or other special ingredients, these should be added only after the kneading and the rising of the bread dough. Some manufacturers calculate this in and give the Breadmaker a special container for these ingredients with, which can only be opened after the Kneading and a first walking time empties into the baking bowl. Afterwards the dough is again briefly durchmengt, then is baked.
It concerns here thus not only a small Additional container, but also to a second more sensitive mixing of the dough, which must be taken into account in the programming. Works quite well in the test. Also available: Breadmaker, which although the Programming for these special breads have, but after the first rest period sound a signal. The special ingredients must be manually put into the device, which for this purpose the Lock and only kneads and bakes again when the lid of the appliance is securely closed.
Aicok bread maker 650W in test – 3 settings: Light, medium and dark
This is how bread makers are tested
Retailers, consumer organizations, magazines and portals in the Internet regularly test kitchen appliances and other products in order to find the best solution in the overwhelming variety of possibilities to offer a rough orientation. Therefore, there is one or the other comparison for bread makers, which was carried out by different places and in each case under different aspects.
There are also one or two tests. At Test is usually first Delivery and the packaging. user-friendliness and design of the machine are compared. Because the appearance plays a role in Kitchen appliances nowadays play a major role: the devices are no longer purely functional, but act as a status symbol and should express an attitude to life. The materials used are also considered in the test.
For hygienic Viewpoints, Fire protection and durability play an important role in the bread maker. The workmanship is tested, because it determines how long the machine can be used. The technical data will give you Comparison subjected, facts are established, the convenience of operation is considered. The scope of the various programs and the ease of programming must also be considered.
Subsequently, in the Rule the baking result subjected to a comparison. Of course, the individual devices in the test also differ in terms of cleaning and care. In the test, kitchen appliances must be easy and quick to clean. And then it is compared what accessories are included in the scope of delivery. At the end of the day, the support of the Manufacturer, Warranty and services play an important role in the test.
Criteria at a glance – this plays a role in the test:
- Delivery and packaging
- design and appearance
- Materials and workmanship
- Baking result
- Services of the manufacturer
- cleaning and care of the appliance
- Maintenance and warranty
- technical data
- Programs, range of functions
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – 15 hours reservation: You can schedule the time you bake bread as you like in less than 15 hours
Last tested by Stiftung Warentest in 2005
consumer organizations as Stiftung Warentest, okotest and others subject Household appliances sometimes a test. The breadmaker was last compared by Stiftung Warentest in 2005. It’s been quite a while now, and it’s safe to assume that since then there have been one or two Innovation with regard to the in the devices built technologies gab.
Some devices from the test of 2005 are certainly no longer available in stores, many other models may have been newly added. Nevertheless Test criteria still up to date. Stiftung Warentest paid particular attention to the following features:
- time needed
- Power consumption
- Price of the finished bread including electricity costs, exclusive purchase price of the device
- range of functions
- heat protection
- Baking result in terms of quality
- Handling of the device
- Durability of the device
- Safety of the appliance as a whole
- technical features
In the 2005 test, most of the Devices only Severin disappointed with the one device that was tested. The individual bread makers had to knead continuously, process different bread doughs of varying heaviness, and be equipped with additives such as almonds, nuts, or particularly sticky ingredients coping. In the load test not only the Quality of the breads are tested, but also the durability of the equipment, the reliability of the heat protection and the safety of the machine in continuous use. Overall, the test, which can be viewed free of charge on the Internet, gives a pretty good overview of the criteria that are important when making a purchase.
Aicok bread maker 650W in the test – the viewing window allows to follow the baking process at any time
What else do I have to look for when buying a breadmaker??
Available today Breadmakers are, of course, much more complex than the devices that Stiftung Warentest compared in 2005. Nevertheless, the mentioned Criteria still important. The test has also shown that safety is a major problem for many manufacturers. With many devices in the comparison no Overheating protection given, the devices get hot on the outside, the installed plastic can deform.
In addition, the dough hooks are not always firm and safe installed, Sometimes they come loose and damage the non-stick coating of the baking dish. However, these problems are not addressed by the manufacturers themselves, you can also get them from the dealer Information as a rule not. Only in the test at home do the problems come to light. In order to make your purchase decision easier, we give you below a Overview about the different points you should consider before buying your breadmaker.
Comparison of additional functions: Which bread maker can do what?
Some bread makers have no Additional functions, other devices can send except e-mails pretty much everything. You decide what you need. Make sure that the operation remains simple despite complex functions and that the breadmaker does not overwhelm you.
But be careful: additional functions that you do not need, you should not use the bread maker Purchase seduce of a disproportionately more expensive device. After all, a more expensive appliance is not necessarily better, more durable or easier to use, but perhaps just equipped with more bells and whistles. Do not let yourself be seduced by this.
What does the manufacturer pack in the box?
The Scope of delivery is quite important. Because if the bread maker can steam cook, keep warm, heat and boil down, it needs more equipment and accessories than an appliance that has only three programs for soft, crusty and whole-grain breads. Are the accessories included in the scope of delivery, or does the Manufacturer the tactic that please put everything you extra need, also pay extra? Various preparation and baking molds, measuring cups and spoons, as well as the second set of dough hooks can be quite expensive if they are not included in the scope of delivery.
Practical: A small tool to make the Dough hook to remove from the still hot, freshly baked bread. Is that in the Scope of delivery include? And above all: Is the scope of delivery so luxurious that the higher price compared to the device of another manufacturer is really justified, or does the other device turn out to be cheaper, even if you have to buy the additionally required accessories separately and the Cost add to the price of the appliance?
If you like to eat varied food, you should also make sure that your Bread maker can prepare two different breads at the same time. For this, the device must be equipped with two bowls and two dough hooks, which can be placed next to each other in the device and used simultaneously. Important Programming The difference is when you bake two different Breads bake. So you should be able to program each baking bowl individually. Pay attention to whether you can only use the two bowls at the same time, or whether it is also possible to use only one Bread to bake in one bowl, while the second place remains empty.
How big should the bread be?
Not everyone Breadmaker creates the same amount of dough. Some appliances can be filled with ingredients for a loaf of 400 g, while others can fit a whole 1.500 g in. How much bread do you eat? You can badly run the device half empty, but should also never too much Bread have left. According to experience, the bread maker is purchased because people always want to have fresh (not stale) bread available. Find in the Comparison out which device holds the amount you need.
Does the bread maker have a power failure safety device?
The power failure fuse is not a must, and it is not built into every breadmaker. Many manufacturers do without in the test. Nevertheless, the power failure fuse is a fine thing. Because if the power goes out for any reason, be it due to fluctuations in the grid, due to a blown fuse or due to a power outage caused by the weather, the Programming the price, and the Breadmaker Will, as well as the power is back, pick up exactly where it left off.
In most cases, the bread will still be edible and available more or less on time. Exception: The Power fails for a whole day or longer. Then, of course, the bread dough is no longer so tasty anyway. In Germany, it is rather rare to find longer Power outages, even short breakdowns are very rare. The more annoying it is, if the case occurs then nevertheless once.
Presentation of the leading manufacturers and brands
There are numerous Brands for bread makers, and new ones are also coming up from time to time. The leading Manufacturer and brands we present here briefly to give you an overview.
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – 5 helpers: bread container, dough hook, measuring cup, measuring spoon.Removable inner pan can be washed by the dishwasher
Internet vs. Specialized trade: Where do I buy my bread maker best?
Kitchen appliances take in local Electrical retailer only a part of the assortment, especially the small kitchen appliances. And the breadmaker is then still a very special product, which cannot be found in every specialty store. Online, the selection is incomparably greater: In specialized stores on the net are generally several devices from different Manufacturers represented. The large selection is worthwhile, and most dealers give the equipment detailed descriptions with.
As a result, people also buy in Internet not “the cat in the bag”, but knows exactly what to expect. Most dealers can now also advise quite well, via chat, e-mail or telephone they are available for questions. The service is usually very good on the net, even if it is too Returns and complaints comes. In terms of price, the Internet is of course ahead: no local retailer can offer small electrical appliances in this variety so inexpensively.
The Comparison between local specialized trade and Internet therefore turns out clearly in favor of the Internet. However, you should always pay attention to the warranty and the exact terms of the contract, because in this the various specialty retailers and trading platforms online quite different.
10 common disadvantages and points of criticism
No Electrical appliance is perfect, and accordingly there are always critical voices about the breadmaker as well. To make it clear where you might run into problems, we’ve scoured the customer reviews and feedback on the major retail platforms on the web and compiled the most common criticisms. Of course, these points now and then concern the Manufacturer or touch material processing issues. Interestingly but often enough it is also about the dealer who does not always deliver as he should.
With the big ones Trading platforms are always receiving defective devices and devices that have been claimed. Sometimes these devices get back into the trade and are accidentally shipped to customers as new goods. It is interesting that the apparently used and not at all original packaging devices, especially in the major retail platforms, tend to return to the Customers download. With small specialized dealers this rather does not occur. Send the machine back immediately if you notice anything like this.
Coating comes off
Normally the Baking bowl of the bread maker coated on the inside so that the bread can be easily removed from it after baking. If the coating is damaged, the bread gets stuck. Worse still, tiny particles of the coating can come loose and get stuck in the Bread remaining. The non-stick coatings are the Health but not particularly beneficial and should not be eaten. If the coating comes off or is damaged, they should not continue to use the device in any case.
Appliance quickly broken
Often it is the rather inexpensive Devices from little known manufacturers, which quickly break down.
Therefore, they are not so easy to open to remove broken Wires or to fix loose contacts again. If the device still gives up the ghost within the warranty period, you can invoke the warranty. Mostly acknowledges the Kneading function the service, sometimes the heating power has broken away.
Loud beating noises during kneading
Are the dough hook not properly fixed or poorly matched, the bread maker can make loud beating noises during operation. This is a sign of bad Processing and can be complained. Because beat the dough hook to the bowl, the coating comes off in place.
Dough hook not properly fixed
Before the breadmaker Bread When a baker bakes, he has to knead the ingredients into a firm dough. However, this only works if the dough hooks are firmly held in their Guide sit. If this is not the case, the bread dough cannot be kneaded properly. The individual ingredients do not mix, and in the test the bread dough does not rise properly. The bread is thus compared to other Breads very small and hard it does not taste right.
Bread does not come off the mold
Some Customers had problems getting the bread out of the mold with the new ceramic baking pans. Ceramics are considered all the rage, but when it comes to the Adhesion When it comes to the quality of the dishes, non-stick bowls perform better in comparison.
Aicok breadmaker 650W on test – with 2-year warranty and 30-day return policy
Things to know& Guidebook
The history of the breadmaker
In 1977, the Matsushita company was in the red and was looking for the ultimate product to save the company’s finances. The Breadmaker goes back to a converted rice stove: An resourceful Employees had the idea to use the technology of the rice stove in other ways as well.
And in 1986 the first breadmaker can be launched on the market. Gradually, other companies joined the Manufacturer for small kitchen appliances to the trend and produced themselves also Breadmaker.
Clean the Parts of the breadmaker, which is used with food in Touch come, thoroughly before and after each use. You should use only soft, lint-free cloths Cloths used that are slightly moist. Sharp cleaning agents and hard objects are not tolerated by the breadmaker, according to tests.
Impressions from our breadmaker – test
Breadmaker from Aicok with 19 programs under test: Soft Bread, Sweet Bread, Sourdough, French Bread, Wholemeal Bread, Quick Bread, Sugar-Free, Multigrain, Milk Cake, Cake, Raw Dough, Leaves Dough, Gluten-Free, Baking, Yogurt, Jam, Sticky Rice, Stir-Fry, Ferment
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – 5 helpers: bread container, dough hook, measuring cup, measuring spoon.Removable inner pan can be washed by dishwasher
Aicok breadmaker 650W under test – 3 settings: Light, medium and dark
Aicok bread maker 650W in test – with 2-year warranty and 30-day return policy
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – 15 hours reservation: You can schedule the time you bake bread as you like in less than 15 hours
Breadmaker from Aicok in the test – via the LED display you can choose 3 bread sizes (500g, 750g, 1000g) and 3 crust colors (light, medium, dark) according to your taste depending on the recipe
Aicok breadmaker 650W in test – the viewing window lets you follow the baking process at any time
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – with 15h timing function and 1h keep warm function
Which breadmaker is good?
We do not know. Because no Test, we would have watched, had a clear winner. There were always points in favor or against the various Breadmaker spoke.
What is a breadmaker?
It is a small, compact unit that was designed according to the Filling the required ingredients independently Bread dough kneads and bakes bread.
What bread does the vending machine bake?
This Question has two levels: First, the vending machine bakes bread from the ingredients you put in it. We don’t know what ingredients you put in them. Therefore we do not know which Bread Your machine next bakes.
Does the bread from the vending machine have a crust?
In our Test not a single loaf had a crust. Can not have it at all, because the breadmaker is known for uniform Cook through known, not for a strong top heat.
Is the breadmaker better than the oven??
Better not, but in Comparison more energy-efficient.
Where can I get recipes for the breadmaker??
In the test, not all manufacturers have met the Bread maker A booklet with recipes is enclosed. Some already. Otherwise you should follow the Instructions Read through on the packaging of the baking mix. The most important thing it says.
What shape is the bread?
Close to baking, the bread has the Form of a box. or, in short. The Bread takes the shape of the baking bowl.
Is the breadmaker better than a Thermomix?
In the test, the Thermomix in the functions tested, the Breadmaker in the respective in this Test tested categories. The devices are built differently and are designed to perform different tasks. Comparison can not be.
Alternatives to the breadmaker
In the test we have not Alternative could find, which offers exactly, what the breadmaker can. If you want, you can of course also bake bread in the Oven bake, but this makes more work. It is less work to put the bread in the Breadmaker to bake. Or to do without fresh bread.
Breadmaker from Aicok in test – via the LED display you can choose according to your taste depending on the recipe 3 bread sizes (500g, 750g, 1000g) and 3 crust colors (light, medium, dark)