The Best Bread Makers 2019

Are you looking to buy a bread maker in the UK?

We've combined the owner rating scores from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis to calculate a Top 5 of the highest scoring products for you to consider.

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This report shows you five established, reliable bread makers, performing as owners expect. Our unbiased recommendations are based on combined owner rating scores, which we also share with you.

This ratings-driven view of the market often highlights unexpected models for sale. It can also steer you away from a 'bestseller' - if the owner ratings reveal poor performance.

The Best Bread Makers 2019

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of bread makers with more than 50 ratings at Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis. This jumps straight to the established products, and the rating scores reveal how they've actually performed, according to numerous owners.

We then remove the bread makers with less than 4 stars. We now have a list of the higher rated models, with a credible amount of opinion.

We use the same criteria for all our consumer reports: each product must have over 50 reviews and more than 4 stars. After sorting the list by ratings, we compile this Top 5.

The Best Bread Makers 2019

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Panasonic SD-250120434.7££Amazon
Panasonic SD-250014514.7£Argos
Panasonic SD-250210084.7£££Argos
Panasonic SD-25119944.7££Amazon
Panasonic SD-25123524.7£££John Lewis

Total Ratings = Combined ratings from Amazon UK, Argos and John Lewis on January 7th 2019. Report only considers products with more than 50 verified reviews. View all rating scores here.

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Below are links out to UK stores selling these top rated bread makers. There you can learn more about product features, and find today's best prices.

Feature & Review Highlights

Panasonic SD-2501

  • 3 Loaf Sizes
  • Nut Dispenser
  • Jam and Compote Mode
  • Gluten Free Program
  • “It’s so easy and quick to use. And cleaning is a doddle. Lovely bread.”
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Panasonic SD-2500

  • Small, Medium and Large Loaf Sizes
  • 100% Gluten Free Bread Maker Mode
  • Jam & Compote Mode
  • “Makes a perfect loaf with not a lot of effort.”
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Panasonic SD-2502

  • 3 Loaf Sizes
  • 11 Settings Including Gluten Free and Pizza Dough
  • Raisin and Nut Dispenser
  • “I would recommend this thoroughly. Easy to use and clean. Good recipes.”
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Panasonic SD-2511

  • 3 Loaf Sizes
  • Gluten Free Mode
  • Ingredients Dispenser
  • 17 Bread Programs
  • “Over the years I have had 2 cheaper makes but neither made bread like this Panasonic.”
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Panasonic SD-2512

  • Rustic Bread Mode
  • Automatic Nuts & Raisins Dispenser
  • 33 Programs
  • Digital Timer
  • “I really like this bread maker, the results have so far been very impressive. I like the way the bread just slides out, even the crispy crust of the French loaf.”
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Our Notes on this Market


In this update to our 2016 best bread maker report, we lose the Lakeland compact bread maker. It is replaced by another Panasonic bread maker – the Panasonic SD2512.

We did see other manufacturers when calculating the UK bread maker scores – Russell Hobbs, Andrew James, Cuisinart, Morphy Richards and Tower. We saw plenty of scores around the 4.5 mark.

The Morphy Richards Fastbake scored very well at Argos and Tesco (4.7) but not so well at Amazon (4.5). It couldn’t compete with the consistently high scoring Panasonic bread makers. It is still a very popular machine in the UK and worth a mention.

Since last years report was published, Tesco now sell the Panasonic SD2502. This added more high rating scores, keeping this in the Top 5. Argos now sell the Panasonic SD2511, again pushing up the overall score in our report, making it the best bread maker of 2017.

You can see this years 2017 ratings breakdown here, as well as the 2016 bread maker scores.


Not a great change from our 2015 bread makers report, with the Panasonic bread machines scoring well with UK owners. We see the Panasonic SD-2511W take the place of the Morphy Richards 48280 (which is still a best selling bread maker, with a score of 4.5 at Amazon in June 2016).


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