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Using spelt flour”
by Sheila Jones
I have had the compact bread machine for a number of months and am very happy with it. I haven't managed to produce a loaf without the paddle remaining inside, but the bread is tasty and that is what counts. I have bought Spelt flour but am not sure what programme to use for this. Can anyone help? The instructions on the flour packet suggest taking it out at the dough stage and finishing in the oven. Being lazy, I'd like the machine to finish the job!
Published 08 Mar 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for the review and taking the time to speak to me on the phone. I'm sorry but the compact bread maker isn't suitable for use with spelt flour.
This is one of the best bits of kitchen equipment that I have bought ever!! Very easy to use and keep clean. Just one thing, and I hope that someone can help me, I would like to use honey in my wholemeal bread recipie, but, when do I put it in - i.e. before the flour or afterwards??? any tips will be appreciated.
Published 04 Mar 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're pleased you're enjoying using your bread maker. We'd recommend adding the honey into your wholemeal mix at the stage you add your wet ingredients. We'll be in touch shortly to help further.
by Mrs Knifton
Very disappointed! I knew I could take the bread maker back but it was the cost of all the ingredients, which I also purchased from Lakeland. I followed every step, to the book! After making 4 loaves, all of which were flat, dense, hard & totally inedible, I returned the bread maker. I did have the white Panasonic one but returned it to Amazon as the delay start didnt work. They didn't have any in stock so I had a refund & decided to buy this Lakeland one. I will be buying the Panasonic one again.
Published 25 Feb 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm sorry you'd had disappointing results with the bread maker, I'm glad that the staff at the store we're able to put things right for you.
Ideal size for 2-3 people. I too have had the 'stuck in the pan' experience. The paddle sticks in the pan (even with oil put on the spindle & hole through paddle before starting) paddle then also sticks in the loaf. It takes a lot of shaking and banging to get the bread out most times. I have tried removing when first cooked and at various stages of cooling. The removal problem loses one star. This aside, I am very pleased with this bread maker and would have given 5 stars! RE: cup markings being difficult to see, use an indelible pen, mark 'W' for white water level, 'B' etc.
Published 24 Feb 2014
Decent, not exceptional”
Pros: simple to use, pretty much does what it says in the book. Cons: plastic over buttons bobbly and scratched. Metal blade was baked in to the bread. Wasn't really cooked on "light" setting.
Published 22 Feb 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for the feedback on the bread maker. I'll be in touch shortly to help.
Excellent little bread maker - I use it solely for gluten free bread and I've been very impressed. I managed to lose the paddle and Lakeland to their eternal credit found me a replacement and sent it free of charge! Only thing I would change would be to increase the capacity slightly, because my GF bread recipe book has a few breads which need 400g of flour. But other than that, great.
Published 20 Feb 2014
my kitchen compact breadmaker”
by Mrs Linda Carey
My first loaf, when starting machine peeked in to see dough bit thick so I added a bit more liquid and grated cheese I stopped machine to push dough with plastic spatular and the result was amazing tasting loaf
Published 14 Feb 2014
This review is for an older version of this product
I was very keen on getting this breadmaker as it's a great size, but I should have taken notice of those reviewers who said they couldn't get the bread out of the pan. I've now made 3 loaves, none of which I could eat because of the amount of digging and excavating it took to get them out. Blobs of bread don't make good sandwiches. I've sent a request for a refund.
Published 29 Jan 2014
A note from the team: Thanks for the review and taking the time to contact our customer services team, I'm glad they were able to help.
A great little breadmaker”
I purchased the Lakeland Compact Breadmaker last week. I have made five loaves in it and they have all turned out well except one, that was my own fault as I put too much water in. The size is ideal for my small kitchen and fits nicely in a corner of the worktop but I agree with other reviews in the fact that the measuring cup is very difficult to read the measurements on. So come on Lakeland and provide a measuring cup that we can read to complement a very neat little breadmaker that makes lovely bread.
Published 22 Jan 2014
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Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!”
I've had this bread maker for some time now and have used it everyday. I've used almost all of the settings and have never had a bad loaf yet. Marvellous!
Published 21 Jan 2014
First time home bread makers”
by Andy Alton
We had been thinking about getting a bread maker for a while but had been put off by the prices & space they needed. This compact machine blitzed those two concerns even before the whiff of freshly baked bread entered our kitchen. We have used various programs & flours with some “extras” – all turned out well & tasted superb. I agree with using the “Light” setting – I doubt we will use the higher heat options. For those struggling with the liquid measure supplied just put some lines & numbers on it with a fine tipped marker pen.....problem sorted.
Published 14 Jan 2014
My son gave me the breadmaker for Christmas, and I love it! First of all i made a white loaf, but forget to grease the paddle spindle, so the loaf was vandalized taking it out of the tin, but still very good. I have just made a faultless wholemeal loaf today, and am looking forward to making the breakfast bread, adding nuts, sundried tomatoes or olives to the wholemeal, and trying the chocolate and walnut cake. I would strongly recommend this machine.
Published 14 Jan 2014
by Mr Dixon
I have only just started using the machine, but was very unimpressed by the useless measuring cup. It is virtually impossible to read the markings on this, and I ended up using a pyrex jug with proper markings.
Published 07 Jan 2014
A little bit disappointing”
I purchased this in March to replace an elderly machine. It looks very smart and takes up very little space. I have worked my way through all the recipes with mixed results in that the basic white, wholemeal and French are ok though need to be set on light crust to prevent a rock hard bottom. The others are all pretty bad and to my mind do not seem to prove enough, they fail to rise correctly and are quite solid. As for the chocolate cake having tried it three times the results were dark brown housebricks. Should have stayed with Panasonic.
Published 20 Dec 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for placing your review. We're sorry that, after all your efforts, you're still disappointed with the results of the machine.We'll be in touch shortly to help.
Great Little Machine”
by Veronica Barlow
I am really pleased that I bought this great little machine for my 7 year old son! I make a loaf most days and it is perfect for our family of 5. The machine doesn't take up enormous amounts of room in the kitchen like other machines would. It makes great loaves either from bread mix or from individual ingredients, but I have to put it on "light" colour crust or it slightly burns the underneath of the loaf. The accessories are very useful but the markings on the measuring cup are almost impossible to see which is annoying. I have also made brilliant cakes for the school fete, so easy
Published 02 Dec 2013
very pleased easy to use”
I'm very pleased with the compact bread maker. We started having to make our own bread by hand when I couldn't find a loaf without soya in it, the bread maker makes a really nice loaf & so easy, just had a problem with the measuring cup found it hard to read, Thanks lakeland!
Published 13 Nov 2013
Compact bread machine”
by julie wilmer
This is a great bread machine, I have been thinking about buying one for ages but was worried I would not use it and it would just take up space in my kitchen. I have been recommended to try a low fibre diet and knowing exactly what is going into my loaf is a big benefit. The rest of the family eat wholemeal so this is great just for me. I wouldn't recommend it for more than two people though. If you want a small bread maker - BUY IT.
Published 15 Oct 2013
excellent if small”
by Miss SHAH
My first breadmaker, and so far i love it. Much less mess than baking by hand, and makes lovely loaves, which are small, but i guess they won't go stale that way. Fits perfectly on my counter and super easy to use. Blade gets stuck, but that's easy enough to pull out after the loaf cools.
Published 10 Oct 2013
Intro to bread making.”
This is my first bread maker and have had it a few days. Have baked several loaves of bread using ready mix recipes. Results are very good although I am still experimenting. Size of loaf is ideal for 2 people. Measuring jug is poor, can't read the measurements. Bread does not release easily from bucket, even when I have greased it. My first impressions are very favourable and overall I am very pleased with this item. Would recommend this to anyone who likes real bread without the additives.
Published 11 Sep 2013
Brilliant Little Machine”
Wonderful if you only need to bake a small loaf. Have tried most of the settings now and would thoroughly recommend it. Excellent value for money.
Published 10 Sep 2013