Finding the right bread maker for your specific needs can be difficult. There’s a lot of different models, they have different features, some include fruit and nut dispensers, some are capable of making cakes and muffins. It can all be a bit overwhelming trying to find the one that’s right for you.

That’s where we come in. To assist with your buying decision we’ve compiled a list of the 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ!

We’ve also included a bread maker buyer’s guide so you can see what you should consider before making your bread maker decision.

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The 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ!

Panasonic Automatic Breadmaker

Price: $449
Max Capacity: 1.1kg

The 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ

Say hello to the Panasonic Automatic Breadmaker- Say goodbye to waiting hours for dough.

With the Panasonic SD-R2530 bread maker, you can make yummy loaves of bread, croissants, and all sorts of your favorite baked goods with ease!

The dual sensors guarantee top quality, perfectly risen bread every time.

For a well-deserved treat any time of the day, just load up a loaf at night and wake up to breakfast.\

Sunbeam: Bakehouse

Price: $229
Max Capacity: 1kg

The 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ

Do you want to get up close and personal with your bread? Sure, this Sunbeam Bakehouse is the appliance for you.

It’s got all manner of handy features like an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that automatically releases ingredients into the dough during the kneading cycle, so they’re not crushed or mangled. You’ll never go without nuts or raisins again.

Built-in gluten-free settings give you accessibilities that other appliances just don’t offer.

But let’s be honest here – it’s not what makes this machine great. What truly sets it apart are its 3 different loaf sizes, giving you the flexibility to bake to your heart’s content — no matter how big or small your craving may be!

Breville Baker’s Oven

Price: $289
Max Capacity: 1kg

The 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ

You’ll always come home to freshly baked bread with Breville’s Baker’s Oven, capable of making everything from basic white loaves to more specialty creations.

With 23 different automatic programs to explore, artisanal baking is at your fingertips.

Forget the doughy interior and burnt crusts you’re used to – these easy-to-use plates sense when they’ve reached their optimal cooking temperature for high-quality results every time! A baker’s dream on an easy dinner table budget.

Morphy Richards Electric Bread Maker

Price: $231
Max Capacity: 1.35kg

The 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ

Morphy Richards has made this bread maker really innovative.

You can bake all sorts of different types of bread, without the work!

All you need to do is set up your chosen recipe, just load it in and enjoy fresh-baked loaves with kneading blades that double up for light or heavy doughs.

Pre-programmed settings are available so you’ll find it easy to create your perfect loaf every time too.

Watch as the non-stick pan does away with messy edges and gives clear viewing through the main window. At last, making fresh bread has never been so easy!

Sheffield Automatic Breadmaker

Price: $129
Max Capacity: 1kg

The 5 BEST Bread Makers NZ

This breadmaker allows you to make 500g, 750g and 1000g loafs of bread with 19 programs for bread, jam, yoghurt, dough and cake.

There is a ‘homemade’ program that can adjust program phases for baking what you need at the time.

The non-stick coated pan makes it easy to remove and clean up after use while the timer (15hr) and keep warm function (60min) guarantees fresh toast in the morning or freshly baked pastry just before guests arrive.

Bread Maker Buyer’s Guide

How do you know which bread maker is the right one for your family? You could go to a store and read reviews, or ask friends what they like. But if you want to make sure that you will be happy with your purchase in the long-run, there are some things that should be considered before buying a bread maker.

In this buyer’s guide we will discuss important questions to ask yourself when looking at bread makers, as well as what features make up a good bread machine.

Does the bread maker have crust settings?

Some people love the look of a darker, crunchier outer crust. While others do not enjoy this.

Some bread makers have special settings for lighter or darker crusts. Consider this if you hage a preferred crust style you like.

Does the bread maker have a viewing window?

If you like to see your bread backing, be sure to go for a bread maker with a viewing window.

Does the bread maker have a timer?

If so, how many hours can it be set for? Can it delay starting until later in the day or night when you want fresh warm bread ready and waiting after work or school? Some machines allow up to 13-hour delays!

If this is important to your family consider buying a machine that has this feature.

What loaf size settings does the bread maker have?

Some machines only allow for small and medium loaves, while others make large loafs.

Some of the larger bread makers can also be used to make cakes and other things like jam or meatloaf!

Does the bread maker come with other cooking programs?

Some bread makers have the option of making jams, cakes, and other things! If you like to cook with your bread machine consider one that has this feature.

Does the bread maker have an automatic fruit/nut dispenser?

Some machines automatically add ingredients like fruit or nuts at the right time, without having to stop and scrape down the sides.

Consider this if you would like your bread maker to do some of the work for you!

What is included with the bread maker purchase?

Make sure that anything you need (ie: a paddle, kneading blade) are included with your machine before buying it.

Also consider what size loaf pan comes with it as well as any other accessories that might be important to have when using your machine.

Reece Bates, is an outdoors journalist with a knack for capturing the heart of every adventure. Whether he's weaving tales from hidden trails or offering insights into the beauty of the natural world.