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Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker
Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker
3.0 stars out of 5 based on 19 reviews.

£15.99

The Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker product has been discontinued.

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Very disappointedby Clare

1 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I loved the concept of this ceramic bread maker and have tried repeatedly to make it work for me. I have followed the advice of putting a layer of semolina in the base to prevent bread from sticking. Following the advice of another user, I have also tried lining the edge with baking parchment. Every time the bread has either stuck around the edge of the dish or the baking parchment has become incorporated into the dough. So the look of the final product has been messy and the bread maker very difficult to clean. I have to say that the bread has still tasted great.

Published 24 03 2014

A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry you're having difficulties with the bread baker.We've spoken to our buyers and they've given us the following advice for using the ceramic bread baker: Place baker in a cold oven to pre-heat for around 20mins to 230c. You can flour the bread baker before use but it shouldn't be oiled. The dough can be left to prove on a flat surface and then transfer into the baker after the second prove, place in the oven. Please let the bread baker cool completely before removing your finished bread.

Superb old style bakingby MARIA

5 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

My baker came yesterday and I used it for the first time today with superb results and bread that came away easily. This is a good sub for a bakestone The pores need sealing, I wiped oil over the inside and gently heated empty to 230, switching off and letting the ceramic get cold. I then wiped cornflower over, it felt smooth Dough was made in the breadmaker as a quick practice. I put the once risen dough in the cold dish and straight into the cold oven, increasing temp in stages to 230 for 10 minutes and down to 200 for 20-30 min sourdough next. Brilliant product but be patient

Published 24 06 2013

Robert Smithby robert smith

1 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

Not very impressed. I put the dough into the ceramic bread maker, let it rise and then put it in a cold oven as recommended. The bread was superb except it had stuck to the ceramic. The only way around this problem is to put a disc of buttred greaseproof in the base, which rather defeats the object of the item. Am I doing something wong?

Published 02 04 2013

A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review.We've spoken to our buyers and they've given us the following advice for using the ceramic bread baker: You can flour the bread baker before use but it shouldn't be oiled. The dough can be left to prove on a flat surface and then transferred - it will rise again when placed in the oven. Please let the bread baker cool completely before removing your finished bread.

Ceramic Bread Bakerby Mr Garside

5 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

Used the ceramic bread baker quite a few times now seem to work fine for me, one idea I tried was lining it with that baco foil non stick tin foil, and I oiled it as well, then put my dough on the CBB to prove, when risen put it it into a preheated oven as normal and and bing bang bosh, it turns into good nosh. I am using the Panasonic I have just bought from Lakeland to do the dough, I am going to do a review on that next, as its a brilliant machine.

Published 01 04 2013

ceramic bread makerby Maureen Sanders

4 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

Saw CBB and bought it. On way home read box and regretted it. Too many potential problems and breaks all baking rules. But had a go. Now delighted and thought it might be helpful to pass on my method. Made dough in Panasonic machine with 400g flour. Shaped into ball, rolled in semolina and placed into semolina'd CBB. Put into cold oven, set to 50 and 5 mins. Then 100 & 5 mins, 150 & 5 mins, then 230 & 20 mins. Then turned down to 200 for 10 mins. Bread came out of cold baker clean as a whistle and the bread was superb. Fan oven used. Sewers note - I slashed top with a cutter!

Published 18 03 2013

Unsureby Mervyn

2 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

Received this as a gift, very confused by the instructions regarding heating from cold then putting risen dough into dish. Good game, Good game. So dough might not like this sort of treatment, seems like an impractical product.

Published 18 02 2013

A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry for the confusion and will be in touch shortly.

Heatherby Heather

5 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I purchased one of these having read all the reviews first and have brilliant results. I also found sprinkling on semolina in the bottom of the cold ceramic bread maker first, then popping the prooved dough on top and placing in a cold oven. Turn oven onto 200 fan for 20 mins then 180 for 20 mins. take out of oven and leave to cool. Once cold it will turn out easily - just made a whole grain [large] loaf and it was delicious! DO NOT put oil or flour in it and I do not prove in it either; and do not try and remove from the crock before it is cool/cold!

Published 12 11 2012

Ceramic Bread Baker consistent successby Robert Fisher

5 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I too initially had problems with dough sticking in the baker but now have perfected a process for consistent success when I bake sourdough loaves. Sprinkle a thin layer of semolina in the base and then place the dough, even sticky dough into the baker. Cut a strip, or two strips if necessary, of baking parchment about 75mm wide and place around the inside of the baker and against the dough. It helps to cut a few slits so that the parchment follows the curve of the dish. Allow the dough to rise and then bake as normal. After baking allow everything to go cold and then remove. Perfect!

Published 06 06 2012

A note from the team: Thank you for placing your review and providing a solution for others.

Not for the average bakerby Caroline

2 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

It is very hard to follow the instructions for use closely enough in the standard bakers kitchen, and it's that proving in the container which is the killer. Unless you have a proving basket (not something the average kitchen has) then unfortunately you can pretty much forget it. I should have listened to my doubts - I suspected it would be a problem but was encouraged to give it a go as I could always bring it back. Very true, and Lakeland are wonderful for that, but I still have the hassle of getting it back to the shop and finding the receipt.

Published 26 04 2012

A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to place a review.I'm sorry that the proving has been difficult and we'll be in touch shortly to help.

Ceramic Bread Bakerby ruth watkins

3 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I bought this item last week, made dough in my bread maker then transfered to dish to prove and cook - disaster, wonderful looking loaf but stuck solidly. Today I took your advice and put the bread to prove on tray, heated dish in oven and transfered loaf onto it. Partial success. The loaf baked beautifully, did not stick but was not quite the shape I had hoped for. I now have to master getting the loaf from proving tray onto dish and keep the shape. I would love to say it is all I had hoped for but it isn't. So not an item I could really recommend which is unusual for items bought from you.

Published 22 03 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

Wish I hadn't given it a chanceby Becky

1 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I too braved it after reading the poor reviews for this product, and I wish I hadn't. I thought it would be perfect for making sourdough as it looks like a way to keep the shape of the bread as it bakes. I've tried all of the suggestions mentioned by reviewers and customer service but none of them seem to work. The biggest problem is the sticking - my bread has more flour on the outside than on the inside just to keep it from sticking. Also, the bottom of the bread is horribly soggy. I've gone back to my trusted baking stone and oddly shaped loves quite happily after the disasters with this.

Published 22 03 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

A note from the team: Thanks for your feedback. We do recommend flouring the ceramic bread baker well, and we're sorry this hasn't worked out for you. We'll be in touch to help.

Avoid this product...by Simon Hares

1 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

This product quite simply does not work. I make ciabbatta which this dish is recommended for, and the recipe I use is from the Bread Makers Bible, which requires a rise in the breadmaker and then when shaped a second rising. This is a problem, as the dish needs to be preheated prior to use, how can you then transfer risen bread into this dish, quite simply you cannot, it will lose the lift. You cannot put the bread onto the dish and then leave it to rise as it will stick, and the dish needs preheating, so you see the problem. The instruction do not cover this on the box. Dreadful product.

Published 20 03 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

A note from the team: We've spoken to our buyers and they've given us the following advice for using the ceramic bread baker: You can flour the bread baker before use but it shouldn't be oiled. The dough can be left to prove on a flat surface and then transferred - it will rise again when placed in the oven. Please let the bread baker cool completely before removing your finished bread. Thanks for taking the time to chat to our customer services team about this on the phone.

what a disappointmentby Sonja

2 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

Like others I was very enthusiastic about this product, but inspite of following the instructions on the box my bread stuck fast, I waited until it was cold and then managed to pry it off but what a performance to clean the breadmaker. I think the instructions need amending as the advice from other reviews show that you need to preheat the breadmaker and rise the dough separately. I will give it another try.

Published 20 03 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I hope the following tips will help - Place baker in a cold oven to pre-heat for around 20mins to 230c, then flour & pop in the dough (that has been proved). Make sure the bread baker is allowed to cool completely before removing your finished bread. to clean use only plain hot water and allow to dry thoroughly.

follow adviceby Mrs Bracewell

4 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I, too, wondered about putting the bread into a cold oven. I make all my own bread. Follow the lakeland advice - flour the mould, put in dough and leave to rise. Then put into a cold oven. The dough does not collapse and we get good loaves.

Published 20 03 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

Ceramic Successby Ann Fenton

5 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I received my ceramic bread baker last week and chanced on all the negative reports about it. I must say I was somewhat concerned & tossed up whether or not to bother even trying to bake the bread on it. I decided that I must at least try & so floured the baker, shaped the dough & put it to rise on the baker and when ready put it into a cold oven set at Fan 200° for 20mins and then reduced it to 180° for a further 20mins. At the end of the cooking time I put the loaf to cool on a wire. The loaf was perfect & so was the second one made in the same way yesterday.

Published 20 03 2012

This review is for an older version of this product

Bread Baker - Greatby Mrs Elizabeth StephensenPayne

4 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I found this product great. You do have to follow the instructions. I found getting the Baker really hot and scatter semolina in the base. So far had no problems with sticking.

Published 12 03 2012

Bread bakerby Sue

1 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I tried my Christmas present bread baker today for the first time and I'm not impressed. I thought at first it was me getting it wrong as the bread stuck fast - having read the other reviews it's not just me. I did flour the baker but did not preheat it as I did the second proving on the baker - same problem as others have explained. Also, how can you leave the baker to be completely cold before it will unstick itself as the way to test if the bread is cooked properly is to tap the base? I think I would like to return this but as it was a gift I'm not sure whether I can (no receipt...)

Published 29 12 2011

A note from the team: Thanks for the review and taking the time to speak to me on the phone. I'm glad I was able to help.

Bread makerby ivoor

5 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

After all the negative reviews thought i should give some advice. Do with the bread maker exactly what it says on instructions. Massive help is to use a banneton (linen lined whicker basket with22cm diameter) it should hold 1kg of dough. liberaly flour it put dough in amd cover with damp t towel. Once proven tip into bread maker thats been wellfloured. No oil. Oil can go on bread once its out of bread maker. Its a brilliant product.

Published 14 10 2011

Ceramic Bread Bakerby LYNNE

1 stars out of 5

Lakeland Ceramic Bread Baker

I also am disappointed with this product, I have followed advise for flouring baker but it still sticks. I must admit I was not brave enough to leave in dish until cold, thought it would go 'claggy'. Had hoped for results similar to using basket then placing on tray for sour dough. I bought 2 of these as I batch bake my bread, wish i hadn't.So unlike a Lakeland product!

Published 20 09 2011

A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. The buyer has confirmed that flouring the bread baker and leaving the cooked bread to cool in the baker will prevent it from sticking. I'll be in touch shortly to help.

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