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Another amazing product from Lakeland”
by Mrs Grantham
I purchased this product three months ago and I have been since enjoying the perfect loaves without the hassle of kneading and keeping the room warm or getting the temperature right in the oven etc. This wonderful gadget does all of that for me. To those who have previously commented that they'd had problems with the bread sticking to the bottom of the pan, I would advise you stick to the recipes in the book and wait for the loaf to cool down for 10-15mins.
Published 26 01 2015
Great Service but query product reliability?”
by Richard Naylor
The people in our local store are friendly and unfailingly helpful as I found when my first breadmaker, received as a gift, broke down. As the model had been discontinued I was offered this Lakeland Compact Breadmaker on payment of the very slight difference in purchase price. Great! I liked the new Lakeland model and thought I'd been very fairly treated but that, too, broke down after some months of no more than moderate use - about 2 loaves a week. Replaced once more and then breadmaker number 3 also failed and had to be replaced. So - great service but query product reliability?
Published 22 01 2015
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear you've experienced so many problems with this bread maker and have emailed to help.
by Jo G
What a brilliant piece of kit this is! It is so easy to use and although I've only had it a few days, I have made 2 loaves, a cheese bread and a cake. The cheese bread was an experiment but turned out beautifully and was delicious! I have made a French bread and a loaf using the basic recipe - both were very successful and tasty. The cake looked a bit weird but tasted fine! I would highly recommend anyone to buy this especially if there are only two people as the small size is then ideal. It sits on the worktop and takes up very little room but is there when you need to use it. Great!
Published 14 01 2015
by Mr granville
I got one of these beauties for Christmas and my first attempt was perfect- however every attempt at exactly the same loaf has resulted in a cardboard crust and a dense undercooked centre with the appearance of a mudbrick. Were I building my own adobe hut I'd be more than happy but alas, I'm after my own sandwiches. What is going wrong?
Published 14 01 2015
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Excellent Tasty Homemade Bread!”
I had been wanting to buy a bread maker for ages, but they were just too big for my kitchen. I bought this bread maker in November 2014 and I have made the basic bread, and my own take on 50/50 bread using half quantities of granary and white bread flour using the wholewheat programme. What can I say, this is lovely tasty bread and homemade! I have mastered removing the loaf from the tin, using a spatula round the sides, twisting the kneading paddle from under the pan, then using the hook to remove the paddle. Lakeland please can you stock small bread bags? The large ones drown it.
Published 08 01 2015
Great Bread shame about the paddle”
I was bought this machine for Christmas and because I am fed up with the quality of shop bought bread these days I find the taste great. The only problem is the paddle gets stuck in the loaf sometimes you cannot even see it until you slice the bread. I have tried oiling the paddle to no avail can anyone help thanks.
Published 08 01 2015
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We'd recommend greasing the paddle with vegetable oil to help remove this from the finished loaf.
This little gem was delivered yesterday and I made my first loaf today. Used the basic white loaf recipe in the book and it is fantastic! Very simple to use - weigh out some ingredients, pop into machine and select programme - 3 hours later you have a fantastic loaf of bread, nice dense texture and very crusty crusts, genius! Look forward to trying new recipes and have fallen in love with proper bread again. Thanks Lakeland, you have done it again!
Published 02 01 2015
Really thrilled with my breadmaker. Bread is delicious, especially for toasting, and far better than the massed produced supermarket loaf. I have waited several years before buying one. What a pity I didn,t get one earlier. . Very helpful suggestions in instruction book which make all the difference between success or failure. A great product and excellent value.
Published 24 12 2014
Great little machine”
I cannot speak highly enough about this little gem. I have made white, wholemeal and French varieties and all have turned out very well and it's such a treat to have freshly baked bread with no effort! I thoroughly recommend this breadmaker and don't know what I would do without it now. It is also very reasonably priced and good if you are short of kitchen space. It is also a pleasure to make purchases from Lakeland. It is a great company in every respect.
Published 23 12 2014
An efficient piece of equipment and fun to use”
by Ms McClean
I delayed buying a breadmaker because they take up valuable counter space but this small one is ideal. Start with Carr's readymix until you get the hang of it. The paddle is easier to get out if you insert it after the water and oil, I've found, and the Quick prog works just as well as the longer ones, but then we like a fairly dense loaf. The recipe book isn't great - far too heavy on sugar, and the timetable in my copy has transposed Sandwich and Cake. A second round of beeps (5 is enough, 10 is nagging) would be useful when baking is about to begin so that a glaze etc. can be added.
Published 02 12 2014
Bread maker experience”
by Mrs Phillips
This is the first time I have used a breadmaker and am disappointed - the loaf is very small (should have bought a bigger machine perhaps) even on dark it still comes out very pale on top but the worst thing is the paddle is stuck deeply into the bread and has to be dug out leaving a hug hole in the loaf despite greasing it beforehand. The small loaf takes ok though.
Published 19 11 2014
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear you've experienced these problems and will be in touch soon to help.
Super product but I need some advice”
I love this bread maker! It makes loaves like I would eat in Belgium in texture and the crust is heavenly! Unfortunately, I have been following the Lakeland recipes but the bread tastes very salty. Does anyone have any advice? I am currently using standard table salt.
Published 04 11 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're pleased to see you're having great results with your bread maker. When using table salt in the mix we'd recommend reducing this to taste or using rock salt as this has a milder flavor.
Had my eye on this for over 12 months, wondering what to do. Was fed up of wasting bread with only two of us. Had it bought me for birthday present. Best thing ever like real bread used to be. Done a few different ones in it all been good. Could not be without it now.
Published 03 11 2014
Just made 1st loaf with this. I periodically peered in as it chugged along, and was a bit worried that I might have done something wrong as I am congenitally unable to follow recipes. But just tried the finished product, and man, but man, is it good. The only problem is that I was planning to have toast for tomorrow's breakfast and a sandwich for lunch, but I've just eaten two thirds of the loaf. Looks like I'll be making a loaf every day. For info, I used the Carr's flour from Lakeland. So glad to move away from supermarket bread, which I've realised makes me feel 'ble'.
Published 16 10 2014
Lakeland Compact Breadmaker”
I have no experience of bread making; I live alone and thought this one was worth a try. I have now made my fifth loaf (wholewheat recipe) and am delighted with the result. Attempts 1 to 4 were less than successful but apart from No 1 (which was useless - my fault) They have been very palatable. This latest one has risen perfectly, slices easily, tastes delicious and I wish I could send you a photo of it ! I have recommended the breadmaker to a friend and he has also sent for one.
Published 06 10 2014
PERFECT FOR COUPLES”
I first saw this compact machine at my Mother's and decided to replace our big machine with this as there are only two of us now. So far, I am very impressed. The basic white loaf is excellent and if you add half a teaspoon of cinnamon to the mix, followed by quarter of a cup of raisins at the bleep, you get a good tea cake like loaf. The only negative is the poor selection of recipes in the instruction book. I did ask Lakeland about the recipe book which they sell but they advised me that it did not contain recipes for small loaves. Please, Lakeland, start selling a book for this machine.
Published 04 09 2014
A note from the team: Thank you for placing your review, We've passed on your suggestion to our buying team to consider a suitable recipe book.
Lakeland Compact Bread Maker”
I live in a flat and do not have a lot of room. The Compact Bread Maker is absolutely brilliant. It takes up so little space and it is very exciting smelling the bread cooking and taking it out of the tin when it's ready.
Published 26 08 2014
This breadmaker is simply brilliant. We have had it for over a year now and are entirely delighted with it. We have made loaves on most of the settings (including the pizza dough), but we mostly make the wholemeal loaf and always get good resuts. It makes a decent sized loaf, which is perfect for couples or small families. It really is compact, taking up very little space on the worktop and the lid can be lifted under our wall units. We think it is as good as the Panasonic, which is known to be a market leader. We cannot recommend highly enough. Buy one!
Published 22 08 2014
Brilliant! Received for my birthday (was dreaming of it since a long time!) and very happy. The size is very compact, and user manual extremely clear. I tried the French program and the ultra fast which both are very good. The only problem I have is the measuring cup: numbers are translucent and it is very difficult to read them once there is flour in it. But apart this little thing, I am a very pleased customer!
Published 15 07 2014
Tip to easily remove your bread!”
by James Abel Smith
Like some other reviews my wife and I struggled to extract our freshly baked bread! After a little thought it became clear that it is the kneading paddle which is firmly embedded in the bread and reluctant to disengage from the drive shaft. I made a small plastic tool to engage with the underside of the drive shaft. Cut out a slot in a 22 / 25mm PVC pipe and this will do the trick. After removing the pan simply use the tool to slightly turn the shaft left and right to free the paddle. Hope this helps - a rigorous pan shake should now release your bread! Very happy with this machine.
Published 07 07 2014