Top 10 Compact Bread Makers
for December 2022

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Our bread experts researched the best bread maker models and purchased the top 12 for exhaustive side-by-side testing. Our long-term test kitchen baked hundreds of loaves of bread, utilizing the same ingredients and proportions. We evaluated these bread makers on the quality of bread they made, ease of use, and durability. Finding the right bread maker can be a daunting task with so many models on the market. With our in-depth reviews, you will find that the best bread maker, whether it's a traditional or modern model, has exactly the capabilities you're looking for.

Having a bread machine can make bread baking convenient, easy, and fun. From traditional creations, such as French baguettes and Italian ciabattas, to our modern favorites, such as daily-baked naan, our bread experts will aid you in choosing the perfect model to suit your baking needs.

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Cuisinart Bread Maker, Up To 2lb Loaf, New Compact Automatic

Cuisinart Bread Maker

by Cuisinart

Vertical baking pan for counter-friendly compact design - removable kneading paddle and bread pan

The Cuisinart CBK 200 Bread Maker is a compact, automatic breadmaker that promises fresh, homemade bread every day of the week. It uses premium-quality Cuisinart parts and baking technology to ensure superior quality bread. The Cuisinart Bread Maker has 12 automated menu options, including:
1. Basic: dough-only, with 13-hour delay start.
2. No Knead: dough-only, without 13-hour delay start.
3. Quick Bread: dough-only, with 3-hour delay start.
4. White Bread: dough-only, with 3-hour delay start.
5. Bagels: dough-only, with 2-hour delay start.
6. Cinnamon Rolls: dough-only, with 2-hour delay start.
7. Quick French Bread: dough-only, with 3-hour delay start.

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Cuisinart CBK-110 Compact Automatic Bread Maker, Silver + 1 Year Extended Warranty

Cuisinart CBK-110 Compact Bread Automatic Maker

by Cuisinart

Vertical baking pan for counter-friendly compact design

The Cuisinart CBK-110 is a perfect bread machine for apartment dwellers, because it operates without taking up a lot of space. It's large enough to cook a 2-pound (or larger) loaf, yet compact enough not to take up too much counter space. The 2-pound loaf is big enough for a whole family, and you can also bake smaller loaves of 1-pound and 1.25-pound size. The CBK-110 has large, easy-to-read dials, and it's easy to set the speed, time, and crust color. It uses a kneading blade, so the dough takes only 30 minutes to rise (compared to 60 minutes for machines that rely on a paddle to mix the dough). The CBK-110 also automatically switches to the bake cycle when it's done rising. The 12 preset menu options let you choose from a variety of crusts, and you can also choose whether to brown the crust or not. But the biggest drawback is that it doesn't allow you to use any add-ins, such as nuts, seeds, or raisins, which would be nice for adding variety to an otherwise standard loaf.

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Cuisinart CBK-110C Compact Automatic Bread Maker, Stainless Steel

Cuisinart CBK-110C Compact Bread Automatic Maker

by Cuisinart

13-hour delay start, Easy-to-read LED display

The Cuisinart CBK-110C Compact Automatic Bread Machine is a remarkably affordable, quick and easy to use bread maker. It's compact, easy to use, and requires no special attachments or ingredients; it produces a nice, light loaf. The CBK-110C has 12 preprogrammed menu options, ranging from white bread to whole-wheat bread and seven crust shades, including French and Italian. The bread mixes and kneads, rises and bakes, then keeps it warm until you're ready to serve it. The CBK-110C's removable pan and paddle are dishwasher-safe, so cleanup is quick. The CBK-110C produces a small amount of bread, but it's enough to feed a small household. The CBK-110C is easy to use, and it comes with a recipe book, but we found the bread to be a bit dense and firm. We didn't like the CBK-110C's crust, which we prefer to be slightly chewy. However, the CBK-110C is a reliable, affordable bread maker, and it's a good choice if you're just getting started making homemade bread.

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KBS 17-in-1 Bread Maker with Dual Heaters, 710W Bread Machine with Gluten Free Setting, Auto Fruit Nut Dispenser, Ceramic Pan& Touch Panel, 2LB Loaf 3 Crust Colors, Brushed Stainless/Black

KBS 17-in-1 Bread with Maker Dual Heaters

Intelligent Fruit and Nut Dispenser & Sleek Stainless Steel DesignThe detachable fruit nut dispenser automatically releases the ingredients automatically at the optimum time. Elegant black stainless steel exterior and tempered glass cover make this bread maker more like a work of art, blend in well with any kitchen dcor, compact small footprint design perfect for any counter, non skid feet allow it to stand steadily on the smooth counter when mixing.

The KBS Bread Maker with Dual Heaters is our favorite bread machine for homeowners who want a quick and easy way to make fresh loaves at home. Its large-capacity, dual heater design ensures even baking, and its automatic baking cycles yield uniformly-sized loaves. The touch panel is easy to navigate, and the machine's large LCD makes it easy to customize settings and monitor progress. However, it's not the quietest bread machine we tested, and it's a bit more expensive than some of the other models we tested, which also adds to its appeal. The KBS Bread Maker with Dual Heaters is also the only one we tested that allows you to make bread with gluten-free ingredients, and it comes with three crust color options, so you can pick a color that matches the rest of your kitchen.

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Cuisinart CBK-200 Convection Bread Maker, 12

Cuisinart CBK-200 Convection Bread Maker

by Cuisinart

Additional Options: 15-minute Pause, Bake-Only option, 12-Hour-Delay Start, Timer and Power Failure Backup

The Cuisinart CBK-200 is a convection bread maker that performs better than many other models we've tested. It has a much larger bread pan than some models (12 x 16.5 x 10.25 inches), and the extra room makes it easier to add ingredients and knead dough. The bread comes out with a golden brown crust and a nice chewy interior. The CBK-200's 16 preset menu options include dough, pizza, sweet loaf, jam cake, and sandwich loaf. It also has 3 crust colors: white, wheat and rye. The CBK-200 has 3 loaf sizes: small, medium and large, and it also has a remove paddle option, which, along with the convection feature, allows you to remove the unbaked bread dough before baking and form it into a loaf shape. The CBK-200 also has some handy features that other bread makers don't offer, such as a digital clock, an on-off button, an LCD display, and an audible timer. The CBK-200 has 3 crust colors and 3 loaf sizes, and it also has the option of removing the paddle before baking and shaping the loaf by hand. The CBK-200 also has 16 preset menu options, 3 crust colors, and 3 loaf sizes. The CBK-200 also has an audible tone that tells you when to add fruit, nuts and other mix-ins, and when to remove the paddle before baking. The CBK-200 also has an option to remove unbaked bread dough to shape by hand. The CBK-200 also comes with a recipe book.

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Dash Everyday Stainless Steel Bread Maker, Up to 1.5lb Loaf, Programmable, 12 Settings + Gluten Free & Automatic Filling Dispenser - Aqua

Dash Everyday Stainless Steel Bread Maker, Up to 1.5lb Loaf, 12 Programmable, Settings + Gluten Free & Automatic Filling Dispenser

by Dash

12 PRE-PROGRAMMED MODES and DIGITAL DISPLAY: Twelve pre-programmed baking modes allow you to create an impressive range of breads with the push of a button, including French, Whole-Wheat, Ultra-Fast, Sweet, Gluten-Free, Artisan, Jam, Cake, and more!

The Dash Bread Maker is the cheapest bread machine we tested, but it's also one of the slowest. The dough kneads slowly, and it takes almost 22 hours for it to rise. The Dash is economical, but in our tests it lacked enough oomph to compete with our other picks. Still, the Dash is easy to clean, it's reliable, and it's simple to operate. The automatic ingredient dispenser is a convenient way to add your favorite toppings, and the bread maker provides plenty of baking options, including gluten-free options, so you can make it your own. The Dash is an attractive and durable appliance with a retro look, and it comes in 11 colors to match any kitchen decor. The Dash is a reliable choice for people looking for a budget-conscious bread maker.

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Secura Bread Maker Machine 2.2lb Stainless Steel Toaster Makers 650W Multi-Use Programmable 19 Menu Settings for Home Bakery (Silver)

Secura Bread Maker Machine 2.2lb Stainless Steel Toaster Makers Multi-Use 650W Programmable 19 Menu Settings for Home Bakery (Silver)

by Secura

Features an add-in ingredient reminder and a convenient view window The bread maker will beep to remind you to add final ingredients such as nuts and fruit during the working cycle Just open the lid and add the ingredients into the bread pan The handy viewing window allows the baking process to be observed at all times The non-stick bread pan is dishwasher safe

The Secura Bread Maker Machine is a good-looking machine with a sizable 2 2-pound capacity that will let you make 2 loaves of bread at a time, or up to 6 smaller loaves. It's fairly easy to use and has a decent range of settings for different types of bread, including gluten-free. It has 19 preset menu settings, but you can also manually adjust the time, temp, and crust color. We liked that it has a 60-minute keep-warm feature, which helps keep the bread fresh for at least 1 hour after it's been baked. The LCD readout display has clear, easy-to-use buttons that let users easily change settings. The machine is quiet, and the bread it produces is firm and moist, with nice crusts, though bread-making isn't as quick as with a traditional machine. The Secura Bread Maker Machine's 650W motor does a good job of kneading the bread, and there's no kneading arm to pull on, so it's less likely to tear the dough. The crumb is moist and dense, which works well with most loaves, though gluten-free bread can be a little dense. The bread gets nice and crispy on the outside, and the inside of the bread stays nice and moist. The dough cycle was the fastest we tested, taking just 3 hours and 15 minutes, and the keep-warm setting was also fast, taking just 60 minutes. Overall, the Secura Bread Maker Machine is a decent machine for bread-making, and it's especially good for gluten-free bread. It may not turn out as quick as with a traditional bread maker, but it's easy to use and produces quality bread.

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Pohl Schmitt Stainless Steel Bread Machine Bread Maker, 2LB 17-in-1, 14 Settings Incl Gluten Free & Fruit, Nut Dispenser, Nonstick Pan, 3 Loaf Sizes 3 Crust Colors, Keep Warm, and Recipes

Pohl Schmitt Stainless Steel Machine Bread Bread Maker

by POHL SCHMITT

QUICK & EASY - The bread maker will beep to remind you to add final ingredients during the working cycle such as fruit, nuts or any additional cereals as you like. The handy viewing window allows the baking process to be observed at all times.

The Pohl + Schmitt Bread Machine is a 17-in-1 gadget that bakes bread, cakes and cookies, as well as yogurt, jams, and other baked goods. It has 14 settings, so you can make everything from hearty whole-wheat bread to sweet strudel. It bakes in 1.5 to 3.5 hours, depending on your bread's size. The bread-maker's display is bright and clear, and its single-button interface is easy to navigate. The bread-maker's bread cycles are adjustable, so you can make a 1-pound loaf or a 6-pound loaf, and it also has manual settings and an option to bake without kneading, so it's perfect for beginners. The machine is very easy to use, and it comes with a user manual and recipes. The bread-maker's nonstick pan is removable, so cleaning it is easy. The bread machine's nonstick inner pan prevents the dough from sticking during baking, which makes it easier to remove the dough from the pan. The bread-maker's nonslip feet keep it steady on its countertop, so you can easily add ingredients, and the bread-maker's nonstick pan makes it easier to remove the bread from the pan. The bread-maker's nonstick pan also makes it easier to remove baked bread from the pan, which makes it easier to slice. The bread machine is quiet, and it's compact enough for easy storage. The bread-maker's nonstick pan and 1.5-pound loaf size make it ideal for making bread at home to take to work, and the bread-maker's 1.5-pound loaf size makes it ideal for making bread at home to take to school. The bread-maker's nonstick pan and 2-pound loaf size make it ideal for making bread at home to take to parties, and the bread-maker's 2-pound loaf size makes it ideal for making bread at home to take to dinner. The bread-maker's nonstick pan and 3.5-pound loaf size make it ideal for making bread at home to take on vacation, and the bread-maker's 3.5-pound loaf size makes it ideal for making bread at home to take camping.

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Hamilton Beach Premium Dough & Bread Maker Machine with Auto Fruit and Nut Dispenser, 2 lb. Loaf Capacity, Stainless Steel (29888)

Hamilton Beach Premium Dough & Bread Maker with Machine Auto Fruit and Nut Dispenser

by Hamilton Beach

Automatic fruit and nut dispenser: no need to wait around during the kneading process if you want to add mix ins to your dough the bread maker machine features an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that will do it for you at the ideal time.

The Hamilton Beach Premium Dough and Bread Maker gets high marks for ease of use, and while it's a fairly basic bread maker, it does everything a busy person needs. It has 14 programmable cycles, including artisan dough and gluten-free options, so you can make a wide variety of breads, bagels, and pastries. The bread maker also does a good job of maintaining an even temperature, which helps to ensure that your baked goods turn out consistently tasty. The only negative is that it only makes 2 lb. loaves. But if you intend to make smaller loaves, the Hamilton Beach Premium Dough and Bread Maker is an excellent option.

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