Picking the Best Bread Maker for Your Kitchen in 2016
Bread making machines are great appliances to have in your kitchen. They are useful even if you don't normally eat a lot of bread. If you have food allergies, they can be even more useful since they allow you to control what goes in the bread and what degree of allergen contamination you are exposed to.
Bread makers offer a wide range of optional features and it takes some thought to choose the best one for your situation and needs.
The first consideration to make is how it will work with the size of your family and their bread needs. Standard sizes for these machines are 1lb., 1.5 lb., and 2 lb. loafs.
You need to determine which size will provide enough food without incurring too many leftovers. Price does not have to be a factor here since some of the larger capacity machines can actually cost less than smaller, craft bread oriented machines.
Probably the greatest consideration is what kind of bread you are going to make. Globally, bread comes in many sizes, shapes and types. Being one of the oldest prepared foods in the world, the possibilities are next to endless.
With this constant emphasis on variety and ingredients, bread makers have had to become versatile enough to keep up with this demand.
If you are one of these people, make sure the machine you choose can handle nuts and seeds as well as allowing the variation required by multiple types of flour instead of just wheat since wheat gluten intolerance is becoming so prevalent.
Cost is usually a factor in most people's purchasing decisions. A low-end bread maker may run only $60 to $70 with a high-end machine running as much as $200. If your needs are simple, a simple machine will suit you.
If you like to experiment, be ready to expend a sizable amount more to make sure you are not disappointed with the performance of your machine.