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Silvercrest bread maker £34.99 instore @ Lidl

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Silvercrest bread maker from Lidl at £34.99. It has good review, makes normal and gluten-free bread, as well as jam and pasta. There is also a video demo on the Lidl website. I understand that breadmaking may not be everyone's cup of tea but it seems a good buy.

Mixes, kneads, raises and bakes
850 watt
12 preset programs, including gluten-free
15-hour timer, 60-minute keep-warm function and status light
Bakes loaves up to (kg): 1.25
Select crust browning level and bread weight
Also suitable for making pasta dough, cakes or jam
Non-slip feet for extra stability
Cable length (m): 1.5
3 year manufacturer’s warranty
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#1
Awsome deal......
#2
Bought one and am trying it on the delay function. Should have nice and warm honey, pine nut and dates bread in the morning... Nommm. :D
#3
These work well, nice to have jam function.
#4
Bought one of these last time, a great machine for the money. Haven't eaten shop bread since :p
#5
Guess they will all be sold out
1 Like #6
clennon
Guess they will all be sold out
You can check stock at your nearest Lidl by ringing their customer helpline 0870 444 1234. It is worth ringing them before you go to the store. Hope that helps. :)
#7
This forum goes crazy for Panasonic bread makers, so it may be worth investing more in one of those, when a deal pops up.

However, if you're after one now on the cheap, this is a no-brainier.
#8
Yesterday saw few in East Ham Lidl.
Technically its not so good deal as it seems - there are much better bread machines for not much higher price, but there is lot of much worse machines for much higher price as well. Machine is decent, but its not really bargain. The only thing which will make it worth and nice deal is 3 years warranty.

Edited By: Dinth on Sep 01, 2012 08:54
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I would buy one.... but I knead the dough


Head added, btw
#10
I have one of these. They're not great for jam making as it doesn't get hot enough so doesn't set too well, but it sort of works.

I make bread dough in mine then cook it in the oven after letting it rise even more, you can get huge loaves that way.
#11
Does anyone know how much power does it need to bake one bread?
1 Like #12
Does it really matter, when electricity is so cheap in the UK ? :)
#13
An expensive way to take up room in the corner cupboard.
#14
i have the panasonic sd 2500 which i bought a few weeks back. amazing but was £60.00 - can anyone whose got experience comment if the extra difference is worth it? this is nearly half the price. Want to get one for a present.
#15
Just bought one, still two left in store. Thank you. Heat added.
#16
Dashed in on Thursday to get one to replace an old Prima model which gave uneven textures. Seems to knead the dough better than the Prima due to it having twin paddles. Made a crusty white loaf for the missus last night and she said it tasted wonderful. Got a Rye Bread loaf on the go at the moment. Wonderful smell permeating the house right now so can't wait to try it. So far so good with a 3 year warranty I can't complain at that price.
#17
Boogie123
Does anyone know how much power does it need to bake one bread?

It's rated at 850W. When they are in the baking phase, it is heating for about 50% of the time. Rest of the time, it is Kneading / Resting / Rising and not using a lot. So I would guess total power would be:-

approx 175Whr Kneading / Resting / Rising - 2-3 hrs
approx 425Whr Baking - 1hr

So about 600Whr total or 0.6 units or about 9p assuming your unit cost is 15p

HTH
#18
Dinth
Yesterday saw few in East Ham Lidl.
Technically its not so good deal as it seems - there are much better bread machines for not much higher price, but there is lot of much worse machines for much higher price as well. Machine is decent, but its not really bargain. The only thing which will make it worth and nice deal is 3 years warranty.
Not very useful comment, what are the technical differences? They have exactly the same functions, the same basic design, the same principles. The only differences are the badge on top. The 3 years warranty is extremely important. And why isn't this a bargain? Is there any other bread maker on the market that is cheaper? Let alone the quality (which is not bad, most things from Lidl/Aldi are decent quality) and 3 years warranty.
#19
I agree with MaximusRo - I can't find anything else anywhere near the price that has the twin paddles (for larger loaf) and 3 year warranty. Got the last one in Great Torrington - excellent value at £35.
#20
Twin paddle machines are very hard to get hold of and they are usually very expensive. They tend to knead better and they make a 'traditional shaped' loaf, rather than the tall thin loaves that single paddle machines make.

I've read the reviews at the review centre for this machine and two people say that the programming allows you to remove the paddles before the final rise - which is another plus.

I shall be buying one of these this afternoon - heat added :)

Edited By: ukros on Sep 01, 2012 13:47
#21
Is 850W the consumption of the heating element or the power of the motor that kneads the dough?

Does look like a bargain for the specification and a nice looking unit.
#22
Picked one up in Coatbridge today, can't wait to try it out, so fed up with supermarket bread.
#23
Just got the last one in Warrington.
#24
easy enough to make by hand, why spend £35 on a machine to do it?
#25
@bonzobanana (not sure why reply isn't working for me at the moment): 850W is the power of the element. The motor will probably be less than 50W. Not sure why the power is so high as the Panasonic ones are only 500W. Perhaps it's because the bread pan is larger and shallower? (The element surrounds it.)

Note that the higher power element doesn't mean it will consume more electricity - as has been pointed out earlier, it is switched on an off during baking, and a higher power element will spend more time off than on.

As to why they are cheap, well I guess they aren't made as well. I read a comment in the Panasonic thread that the seals had failed on a cheap bread-maker. Doesn't mean they are bad value though, as the Panasonic costs £60 (or £54 if you can still get it on Curry's Price Match).

I agree that the twin paddle can make a loaf of a different shape, but a decent single-paddle machine is definitely capable of mixing the dough perfectly, and there is only one paddle to remove if it gets stuck in the loaf.

Edited By: pibpob on Sep 01, 2012 18:52
#26
@swordgator: it may be "easy" to make by hand but it takes far, far longer than the 5 minutes of labour a machine requires. Moreover, you can't make bread manually that will be ready for you when you get up in the morning, which is one of the wonderful things a breadmaker can do.
#27
Can you make as much or as little bread as you like or do you need exact measurements. ie could you make an in between size loaf?

Can you make rolls?
#28
As the opening post says, you can select bread weight. It will have a dough programme to allow you to remove the risen dough and make it into roll shapes to bake in the oven. That will use much more electricity though.
#29
Boogie123
Does anyone know how much power does it need to bake one bread?

I can only comment on what I know about the Panasonic but this may be similar. It costs about 8p to knead and bake it. The ingredients (400g strong flower, yeast, salt and sugar if desired) cost about 30-40p assuing you don't use branded flour.


Edited By: BeerGoggles on Sep 02, 2012 02:06: spelling mistake
#30
Bought it yesterday (still 5 left at East Ham and i think they are topping them up) and tested for whole day and night - baking bread, plum jam, etc
#31
Just bought one and have my first loaf is in baking now - many thanks to the OP for sharing! :D
#32
Quick review: loafs are very nice but not perfect - for example, results of baking on "french" programme are perfect only in upper half of loaf, bottom half look little bit worse (like regular programme). Maybe bread maker doesnt give same temperature everywhere.
Jam maker programme is definetly too short - ive made perfect jam but after running four programmes. Thats because heating without mixing takes most of the time on this programme, and in my opinion it should be mixing all the time.
Cover hinge is very very loose and doesnt look solid at all.
Energy use really isnt high. Heating element is 850W but even when it is running, its on maybe 10% of time.
There are few other glitches.
Im sure this bread maker is worth 35 quids anyway and im satisfied with it.
#33
Dinth
Quick review: loafs are very nice but not perfect - for example, results of baking on "french" programme are perfect only in upper half of loaf, bottom half look little bit worse (like regular programme). Maybe bread maker doesnt give same temperature everywhere.
Jam maker programme is definetly too short - ive made perfect jam but after running four programmes. Thats because heating without mixing takes most of the time on this programme, and in my opinion it should be mixing all the time.
Cover hinge is very very loose and doesnt look solid at all.
Energy use really isnt high. Heating element is 850W but even when it is running, its on maybe 10% of time.
There are few other glitches.
Im sure this bread maker is worth 35 quids anyway and im satisfied with it.

I made a white loaf on the French programme and a German style Rye bread. I found the texture was very even throughout on both.
I agree about the hinge though, that'll need watching.
#34
My loaf using the delayed function was good. I could smell the bread when I get up in the morning. It was very nice indeed and the bread tastes as good as the ones made from the Morphy Richards Fastbake 48300 that I borrowed, so very happy indeed.
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I saw on an american site it was claimed they pay 15c per kWh and using a power consumption monitor it had taken about 2c of power to cook a loaf with a breadmaker. So power consumption might be a lot less than people realise with the uk price per unit being similar in pence so may be as low as 2p. With a 1.5kg bag of bread flour at 60p in tesco that nearly provides enough flour for 4 loafs. It may be possible to create a loaf for 25p or less depending on what other ingredients and quantities you add.
#36
Well, any one knows where to buy cheap flour and sugar (up to 20kg) ? :):)
#37
Still had about 5 left in Cromwell road store in Grimsby late this morning
#38
Dinth
Well, any one knows where to buy cheap flour and sugar (up to 20kg) ? :):)


Costco, I would suppose, particularly if you like Canadian flour.
#39
WoolyM
Can you make as much or as little bread as you like or do you need exact measurements. ie could you make an in between size loaf?

Can you make rolls?

You can choose from 750g, 1000g or 1250g loaf but not in between. You can always freeze half a loaf if you think it is too big. Programmme 6: Dough (kneading) - For the preparation of yeast dough for buns, pizza or plaits. In this Programme no baking is done. - so yes, you can make rolls but it won't bake them for you. :)

I think the reason that the hinge feels loose is that the cover is detachable for cleaning purposes. It feels the same with the Morphy Richards Fastbake 48300 (sorry, that's the only one I have ever tried to bake with, so I only have that as a reference.
#40
Dinth
Well, any one knows where to buy cheap flour and sugar (up to 20kg) ? :):)

I'm considering giving this a go:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Bacheldre-Watermill-Stoneground-Strong-Bakers/dp/B005FPX2H8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1346616706&sr=8-3

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