Bread machines are a rather popular kitchen gadget as they make having fresh, delicious bread so much easier than it would have once been. Listed are the top 5 bread machines for this year, as decided based upon reviews along with each machine’s specific capabilities.

For starters, there is the Zojirushi BB-PAC20 Home Bakery Virtuoso Breadmaker. While this is one of the most expensive bread makers, at $297 on Amazon, it is considered to be one of the best. It is said to have consistent quality and bakes evenly. It is a versatile maker as it can be used to bake other foods, such as pizza dough and even cakes. It has settings to allow for gluten free and organic recipes to be made. This bread machine also includes a measuring cup and spoon.

The next bread machine on the list is the Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker. It is available on Amazon for $64. It is a bread maker that comes with 12 menu options and 3 crust settings. It also has a 13 hour delay start timer. Settings allow for gluten free baking. This bread machine also comes with measuring cup and spoon as well as a recipe book for some new ideas. It is stainless steel, which does require a little more upkeep versus a bread machine with a plastic body.

The Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine is the next bread machine on the list. Amazon has this maker listed for $59.99. It is a light weight machine. It comes with 12 bread and 3 crust settings and is boasted as very easy to use. This bread maker can bake in less than one hour, which comes in handy for those recipes that are needed a little sooner. It is Teflon coated, which does require some extra care when it comes to cleaning.

The Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker is a bread machine that comes with 12 bread and 3 crust settings. It is sold on Amazon for $48 and is reviewed as being easy to clean, although the pan must be washed by hand. One downside to this bread machine is that it does seem to “move” across the counter as it being used. The Sunbeam 5891 comes with recipes to try as well.

The last in our list of bread machine reviews is the Panasonic SD-YD250 Automatic Bread Maker, which is a steel machine that is easy to clean. It is currently $109 on Amazon. It has a non-stick baking pan which allows for baked breads to be removed with ease. This machine also has settings for multiple bread types, such as white, wheat, French, multigrain, and even quick cakes. One down side to this particular machine is that it does not have a viewing window to watch the progress.

These bread machines are all well worth the money spent as they all offer some amazingly tasty goodies that are so much better than anything store bought!