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Kenwood BM256 Bread Maker £34.99 delivered @ Amazon
Kenwood BM256 Bread Maker £34.99 delivered @ Amazon

Kenwood BM256 Bread Maker £34.99 delivered @ Amazon

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Kenwood BM256 Bread Maker £34.99 delivered @ Amazon

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13 programmes which will bake bread to suit all tastes
Rapid bake programme creates an everyday loaf in just 58 minutes
Will make three different loaf sizes, 500g, 750g or 1kg
Can be used for jam making and also makes great cakes and sweeter loaves
15 hour delay timer means you can wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread
Kenwood measuring cup and spoon are included for accurate measurements which lead to better bread
8 minute power interruption memory restarts your programme automatically
One hour keep warm function for delicious warm bread
Light,medium and dark crust colour settings for bread just how you like it. Stainless steel finish.

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Excellent price for a respected brand so I'll add some heat but when it comes to breadmakers you really can't beat a Panasonic. They are twice this price but you'll love it.

I believe Panasonic is over-rated. For example: Replacement paddle for breadmaker most makes £6 to £8 and Panasonic sticks out with £15, which is double the price.

Transfer this to the breadmaker itself = Panny charge double the price but deliver just the same quality.

I had a cheap breadmaker from Argos some years ago (when I had no access to a baker) and it worked fine. It all depends what ingridients you put into the pan.

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I believe Panasonic is over-rated. For example: Replacement paddle for … I believe Panasonic is over-rated. For example: Replacement paddle for breadmaker most makes £6 to £8 and Panasonic sticks out with £15, which is double the price.Transfer this to the breadmaker itself = Panny charge double the price but deliver just the same quality.I had a cheap breadmaker from Argos some years ago (when I had no access to a baker) and it worked fine. It all depends what ingridients you put into the pan.


No doubt your view is genuinely held but in this case it's not correct. Pannys are widely reported by owners and independent tests to be superior. I don't know why but they just turn out consistently better results.

And yes, we have had a cheap one too - it worked OK but the results were no where near as good.

Maybe you're right about spares prices (though I bet you'd have difficulty even getting parts for many cheaper ones) but that's not a regular 'consumable' - ours is still working like new 12 years on with no spares needed. The cheap ones will be disposable if anything goes wrong.

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i'm sure you get what you pay for - but at 3 times the price for the Panasonic (which i have and love) - i thought this was a good buy for someone - i'd give a breadmaker a try and this price, but would need to think twice about spending nearly £100 on something i wasn't sure i'd use.

Have a look at this, I did this last night, cooked it this morning and it was superb :thumbsup: (I was looking at buying a panasonic bm254 for some basic bread making but have decided against it for now.)

youtube.com/wat…yTU

I researched high and low for bread makers and only the Panasonic 254/255 came out as top of the tree. All others were at best a compromise and perhaps hated by 50% of owners. The one point which comes out is that people who did not buy Panasonic did so because they did not have or could not justify the money to buy a Panasonic.

The answer is that for about £30 more you can have a Panasonic, or for this money, you can have any number of alternatives which just don't do the job correctly or as well. Simple really.

My Dad bought a Panasonic about 7 years ago... I was impressed but couldn't afford one, so I bought another brand which was on special offer (I think it was Morphy Richards).

My Dad's is still going and has produced almost all the bread they eat for 7 years. Mine started getting increasingly erratic after a couple of years and eventually I stopped using it and then got rid of it.

So personally I'd recommend the Panny...

I've had this for nearly 2 years. It's a great breadmaker for the price and is used every weekend.

Saw these at this price in John Lewis in Nottingham on Sunday too.

Edit: Nope actually, I guess it must have been this other model for £39.95.
johnlewis.com/230…spx

Have to agree with the other comments....I struggled on with various breadmakers over the years but have had my Panasonic for 6 months now and can honestly say it's the best breadmaker bar none. Consistently gives excellent bread as good as shop bought loaves and without the dense area of dough towards the bottom of the loaf that all the others gave. I have not changed ingredients at all, I still use Lidl flour and tesco fast action yeast.
You'll not regret buying the Panny one bit.

Please someone post their results of this one. If it's comparable then it's a steal at this price.:)

What's with the tag? Is this a BNP deal?
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