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A LITTLE GEM”
Having had a Panasonic for many years we are now 'derby & joan' and decided to try this one as it is so much smaller. The first loaf was a disaster in that I used the metric weight. 2 cups of 'strong' flour does not equate to 320 gms - more 280 gms altho' normal flour does!!! So my first loaf was a brick. Too much flour. Tried again this time with cups but altho' it was better my yeast was only just in the use by date. Next step fresh yeast. Third try, cracked it, absolutely brilliant. I used room temperature water and needless to say the cup and measure. I now love it!!
Published 26 03 2015
Better than sliced bread!”
by Judith Heather
Our village shop never seemed to have the bread that I like so a lightbulb moment determined the purchase of a breadmaker. This stonking little machine has a similar footprint to a toaster, so takes little space on the worktop, is so easy to use, and for about the cost of a good night out produces really lovely bread. Fresh bread when you want it with no worries and minimum effort. Much better than sliced bread!
Published 10 03 2015
Good, but not perfect”
Have made several loaves since I bought this. However, the kneading paddle always has to be fished out of the loaf, leaving a hole in the bottom. I have tried greasing the paddle but it makes no difference. The taste of the bread is good, but nothing like the picture in the catalogue! What am I doing wrong?
Published 03 03 2015
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review.I've checked and found that sometimes the kneading paddle may remain in the loaf. If it does, use the hook to remove the paddle from the base of the loaf. Take care as the kneading paddle will be very hot. Always remove the kneading paddle before slicing the loaf.We'll be in touch shortly.
by Mrs Erridge
An excellent machine.I bought my breadmaker 3 weeks ago and have not bought any bread since.Easy to use and makes a very tasty loaf, enough for lunch for 2 and leftovers for toast the next morning.
Published 23 02 2015
best buy ever from Lakeland”
Having had the breadmaker for over 6 months and using it at least 4 and sometimes 7 days a week, I have stopped buying bread and we love the bread I make so easily.
Published 03 02 2015
quite a good starter model”
by Mrs Best
I bought one of these models a year ago. At the time I was new to bread making. I'd say it's a good introduction to bread making, with the same provisos others have reported-eg the paddle being difficult to remove from the loaf. Unfortunately after a few months the machine just stopped working, and after much help from the staff at Lakeland, I invested in the Panasonic. What a brilliant machine! And though I was concerned that the loaf would be too large for the two of us, I find the medium size loaf is a similar size. Go Panasonic for me I'd say.
Published 27 01 2015
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. we're sorry the compact bread maker proved faulty but very pleased we were able to offer you a selection of bread makers to help you select a machine better suited to your needs. We always like to offer a choice.
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
A note from the team: We're sorry to hear you've experienced this problem and will be in touch soon to help.
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