The Best Bread Makers 2017

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

We've combined product ratings from Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco and created a Top 5 for you to consider.

We discovered around 70 different models for sale at these trusted shops.

This report will show you established and reliable bread makers, performing as expected. All based on owner rating scores.

The Best Bread Makers 2017

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

Ratings in the Top 5 begin at 4.7 stars

Prices range from £85 to £180

How does it work?

We begin by building a list of bread makers with more than 50 ratings. This jumps straight to established products. We can see how they've actually performed over time, according to owners.

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

After sorting the product list by ratings, we publish this Top 5.

The Best Bread Makers 2017

Make & Model Total RatingsAverage Rating£ GuideQuick view
Panasonic SD-25115424.8££Argos
Panasonic SD-250122884.7££Argos
Panasonic SD-2500 16434.7£Argos
Panasonic SD-25027304.7£££Amazon
Panasonic SD-25121564.7£££John Lewis

Total Ratings = The combined number of ratings found at Amazon UK, Argos, John Lewis and Tesco on March 22nd 2017. View rating scores from each shop here. Our report criteria only considers products with more than 50 owner reviews with rating scores above 4 stars.

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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

The Panasonic SD-2511 Bread Maker

  • Three 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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The Panasonic SD-2501 Bread Maker

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

  • 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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The Panasonic SD-2502 Bread Maker

  • 3 Loaf Sizes
  • 11 Settings Including Gluten Free and Pizza Dough
  • Raisin and Nut Dispenser
  • Gluten Free Bread Program
  • I would recommend this thoroughly. Easy to use and clean. Good recipes.”
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The Panasonic SD-2512 Bread Maker

  • 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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Market Insight


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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