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Finally I can Enjoy Bread Again”
by Miss Charlie Hocking
I'm currently living in Kenya and the local bread varies from sweet to rot your teeth sweet! Tried to get an online store to send me a bread maker but no joy - Lakeland to the rescue - with a little help from the BFPO service! So far made the baguettes - great will be making lots more. Made the basic loaf with 1 egg and milk rather than water and milk powder, it turned out fantastic and I've just had the best bacon sandwich since arriving in Kenya last June. Fantastic product - any chance of a round roll alternative to the baguette trays?
Published 19 03 2015
A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to give us your feedback. I'll be sure to pass on your suggestion of a bun/roll tray. Many thanks.
This machine is good and I love using it. Problem is the start/stop button doesn't work very well and it doesn't respond to a simple push. Sometimes it takes me about a minute to get the machine to turn on. Annoying. Is there something wrong with it I wonder?
Published 03 03 2015
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review.To START a programme, press the START/STOP button for approx. 2 seconds. A short beep will be heard and the two dots in the time display begin to flash. The programme will start.To STOP a programme, press the START/STOP button for approx. 2 seconds until a beep confirms that the programme has been switched off.We hope that helps.
I have had a Bread Machine for over 15 years and decided to up-grade. As I couldn't wait for delivery I bought in-store yesterday and made my first loaf on getting the machine home. It is as simple as my old machine, which I have to say there is nothing wrong with it but doesn't match my Kitchen anymore!!! The result was the best loaf........ Can't wait to try other recipes. As always I am please with yet another purchase from Lakeland....... Thank You!!
Published 18 02 2015
Good so far”
by Mrs Swinton
Made most of the recipes from the manual & a few from the Internet & most turned out perfect. Only issue I have with it is the French bread. It just sinks or comes out uncooked. Are there typos on the recipe Lakeland? The only difference in quantities between the 700 & 1000g loaf is the water & the flour. Can this be right? I would definitely recommend, but I do think the recipes need checked.
Published 12 02 2015
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that the French Bread recipe is not working for you and have checked the other recipes to find that there is little if any difference between the 700gm and 1000gm loaf recipes for sugar, yeast or salt ingredients.
Great but a little noisy”
by Mr Forrester
This machine makes perfect bread every time. I should try to experiment a little more as I have only been using the recipe for 700g loaves. One of the best things is the time delay, to have fresh bread waiting for you in the morning. Included is an electronic scale which is very useful. The only drawback is the sometimes delayed response to the start stop button on the front panel, but you get used to it. To sum up, this is a good machine that won't disappoint, but remember to close the kitchen door for the noise.
Published 15 01 2015
Excellent, but do read the instructions!”
A lovely breadmaker, but I missed one thing and nearly returned it: the start/stop button is not instant - you need to press and hold for a few seconds for it to activate. It seemed that we had a faulty model, so I phoned customer service to discuss an exchange, but the lady referred to this and so I tried it and it is fine. This was definitely customer error! I suspect others have fallen foul of this too, since they get quite a few returns with supposed faulty button.
Published 24 12 2014
LAKELAND BREAD MAKER PLUS”
After a false start (my fault) my first proper loaf turned out very well indeed. It looks lovely (and you can't really tell it's a bread maker loaf unless you turn it upside down and spot the tell-tale hole where the dough hook was. N.B this is with a 700g loaf.) and tastes as good as it looks. My one gripe is that the buttons are rather unresponsive. Also, for those who tend to not read instruction booklets carefully, because it looks obvious how things will work, you need to hold the start button down for a couple of seconds. No amount of (frustrated) jabbing will work!
Published 11 12 2014
I bought this to replace a Panasonic Bread Machine which was passed onto my son. I'm wishing now I'd kept it as this machine just doesn't seem to give the kind of crust we expected. There seems to be no difference at all in the crust darkness settings and even the darkest setting ends up with a pale chewy crust. I've tried Lakeland bread mixes and also recipes from various books but find I have to put the loaf into the oven to get the kind of crust we like. Problems with the automatic dispenser sometimes not dispensing, and the control panel buttons don't always respond. Disappointed!
Published 03 12 2014
A note from the team: Thank you for placing your review. We're sorry to hear of your disappointment and we'll be in touch shortly to help.
This bakes bread so easily, am very pleased that I have finally found a maker that cooks a good even loaf.
Published 24 11 2014
by Pamela Hatcher
I just recently purchased this, the first bread maker I have ever had. I just love it. It makes the most wonderful bread, really soft with a crunchy crust. It is sooooo easy to use, with the recipes in the book, or any other recipe, and the Ginger cake is very moorish. I just love this company too, well done Lakeland.
Published 23 10 2014
Great Results but stopped working”
by Dr Al Faraj
I followed exactly every single instruction in its guide and my first basic loaf (according to the rcipe provided with the machine) turned out pretty good. Second time i used it with the whole wheat bread it turned out fine. Third time it suddenly stopped working in the first kneading cycle and no power was coming to the machine at all! I changed the power sources but nothing worked. Another issue is that the touch buttons were not greatly rsponsive. Otherwise I loved the results, I loved that it has the electronic scale that fits on it, & I loved the look too.
Published 01 10 2014
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear you've experienced this problem and have emailed to help.
A Must for Breadmaking”
Bought to replace a previous machine, wanted a proper shaped loaf. Have just baked my 1st baguettes, they're great. This machine has it all, Proper loaf shaped bread pan, baguette baking tray, scales, even a hook to remove a stuck dough paddle. One thing wrong though, the electric cable is far too short, not long enough to reach my sockets, Kitchen designed by a man, not enough sockets and in the wrong places.
Published 22 09 2014
Oh dear: 2 faulty machines”
by Mr Addison
Nice looking machine. The one & only loaf I baked was excellent. Very light; nice crust. But returned machine to shop because operation of buttons on the control panel was unreliable. On the new machine, the whole control panel was peeling off. Returned to shop yet again & went for a Panasonic.
Published 08 09 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to write your review, I'm sorry to hear of the problems you've had I'll be in touch shortly to help.
This bread maker works a treat loaves are crusty and light. Easy to use and very versatile
Published 14 08 2014
by Mrs Leack
Bought as a replacement for my 10yr old machine and wow what a difference to my old one! the bread rises better and is a lot lighter in texture love it its the best one yet ! 5 stars for this one Lakeland :o)
Published 01 08 2014
Very pleased with this machine. Great results so far. Good shaped loaves and love the baguette tray. Cup measurements are not easy to read but this is not a huge problem. Having accurate scales on hand is a big plus.
Published 23 07 2014
Nice one! No shop bought bread now.”
by Mrs Chalmers
I bought this as a replacement for an old Panasonic machine which had given up the ghost. The first one that was sent had a loose control panel & was replaced immediately by Ian. Great service. In common with other people, I find the buttons on the control panel are hard to use & it seems a bit hit or miss whether you get the right spot to make it work. The measurements on the cup are hard to read, but that was the same on my old machine. I much prefer the shape of the loaf from the new one, more like a traditional loaf & we are enjoying trying out all the recipes. No shop bought b
Published 02 05 2014
Trouble with Breadmaker”
by Mrs Dowson
Having read previous reviews I was looking forward to using my new bread maker. I have tried it with Lakeland mixes and also other recipes in the book and have had problems with them all. The basic bread looked fine on baking but was very hard and when toasted I could not eat it. Bake to making bread the normal way.
Published 20 03 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry the bread maker hasn't worked as well as you expected. I've emailed to help.
success every time!”
I bought this to replace a good Kenwood machine that stopped working. The Lakeland Bread maker Plus is much better and I am particularly impressed with the wholemeal loaves. All the loaves have a lovely light texture and crispy crust. I have not had a single failure with this bread maker, even when making mistakes, such as using spelt flour instead of white or realising that I had run out of minor ingredients such as milk. The start button has a handy feature of requiring you to hold it for a few seconds until the machine responds. This prevents prematurely starting the machine.
Published 22 02 2014
Love it, love it, love it !!”
Delivery within 48 hours. Brilliant service. I have been trying out different recipes from the booklet included and every one has been a success. Lovely bread with a great crust. Better than shop brought. The only thing that puzzles me is that it came with a black plastic frame which looks as if it should fit over the 'scale' end of the machine. But what for? Not mentioned in the instruction book, nor is it included in the parts list or on any picture. The machine itself is wonderful, but I agree with other comments that the measurement cup is very hard to read.
Published 14 02 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. The black plastic piece is part of the packaging and is designed to help protect the machine whilst still in the box.