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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Great Start to New Year”
by Karen Ellis
We ordered the bread maker on January 1st and are really pleased with the decision. I read bread maker reviews before making the purchase of the Lakeland Plus. Since making the first loaf I have not bought bread from the supermarket, I have tried the basic white and wholemeal recipies and am now using organic bread flour, I will be trying other variations over the coming weeks. I am really enjoying the new addition to my kitchen. I have since made other purchases from Lakeland and have found the customer care to be outstanding.
Published 20 01 2014
We originally purchased the 'baby' Lakeland Breadmaker earlier on this year and have been very happy with it, but we decided we needed a bigger loaf! Based on that experience we went for the Lakeland Breadmaker Plus. So far, the results using the first 2 recipees have been great. The plastic cup and spoon measures are not much use (they were fine for the other machine). A set of measuring spoons for small measures and the excellent scales and you are in business. As for measuring water, for ml read g rather than strain your eyes trying to read the markings on the cup.
Published 31 12 2013
This review is for an older version of this product
Very pleased with the breadmaker. So far I have only made 2 loaves and they have been great -nice light loaves with a crispy crust. However I did use the recipe from my previous breadmaker. Haven't tried one from the lakeland booklet yet although I notice the basic white includes milk power which I find makes a drier loaf. I hope this breadmaker lasts as long as my previous one - 12 years and used 3-4 times a week. It would be very useful to be able to get spare bread pans as I found on my other breadmaker it was these that wear out. Also Lakeland customer services are excellent.
Published 17 12 2013
A note from the team: Thanks for taking the time to write your review. I'm pleased to say that replacement pans are available under the reference number 17892P, I hope this helps.
Hello to my new friend!”
I reluctantly had to replace my old breadmaker; I read information and reviews on every current machine. Being fairly new, there are few reviews of the Breadmaker + so I rang Lakeland and a very knowledgeable woman helped. With Lakeland's returns policy I felt able to buy with confidence. So far I have made great baguettes, the gingerbread recipe worked well and the scales are excellent. I would have liked a solid dispenser drawer to take small seeds to reduce wear on the non-stick lining and the measuring cup is illegible but other than these 2 tiny niggles, definitely a 5* product so far.
Published 21 11 2013
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Good Repla cement”
by Mr Crook
This machine was brought to replace a 11 year old Panasonic SD251 machine I have made a number of whole meal loafs all have come out well. It is very easy to use however the manual is not as in depth as my old machine. My old Panasonic was very good and this is just as good the only concern is that the mixing hopper is a little light weight. I am not displeased with my purchase and is a good buy and would recommend. I would rate this 4.5 out of 5
Published 30 10 2013