We tested all best breadmakers to make a loaf – and winner was the cheapest

YOU need a lot more dough to buy bread these days.Latest figures show the cost of a loaf is 38 per cent higher than 12 months ago.
9Lynsey Hope tries seven makers and marks them out of ten for the bread, value and an overall scoreCredit: Stewart Williams
9Bread manufacturers blame Russia’s war with Ukraine for the soaring price of wheatCredit: Getty
Manufacturers blame Russia’s war with Ukraine for the soaring price of wheat.
Some are trying to beat the rise by using breadmakers.
Most cost only around 6p an hour to run and ingredients are less than 40p – with a standard loaf at over £1.
Paul Murphy, of Currys, said: “Many have turned to breadmakers to save money.”

But which makes the tastiest loaf?
Mum of three Lynsey Hope, 41, from West Malling, Kent, tries seven and marks them out of ten for the bread, value and an overall score.
Morphy Richards Fastbake £49.99
BREAD: 8 VALUE: 9 OVERALL: 8
THE Fastbake function lets you bake a loaf in 58 minutes.
It has a delay timer so you can bake overnight and 12 settings allowing you to make not just bread but cakes, jams and marmalade too.
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9Morphy Richards Fastbake function lets you bake a loaf in 58 minutesCredit: Stewart Williams
I liked that all the controls were on the front of the machine, which made it easy to use.
It’s very compact, too, so doesn’t take up much room in the kitchen.
The bread it made had a lovely open texture and was soft and pillowy inside with a nicely browned crust.
Aldi Ambiano £49.99, aldi.co.uk
BREAD: 10 VALUE: 10 OVERALL: 10
YOU can make anything from rye to fruit loaves in this great budget model from Aldi.
Its display panel offers three loaf sizes, and a measuring cup and spoon, bread pan, kneading paddle and hook are all included.
9You can make anything from rye to fruit loaves in Aldi’s AmbianoCredit: Stewart Williams
You can set a 15-hour timer to bake over-night and there is a 60-minute “keep warm” function too.
My white loaf had great texture and was fluffy in the middle.
The machine has 189 five-star reviews on aldi.co.uk, so others like it as much as me.
Tower Fast Bake 2lb Digital £61.99, amazon.co.uk
BREAD: 7 VALUE: 5 OVERALL: 6
MAKE a 700g or 1,000g loaf in this and there are three crust colour settings – light, medium and dark.
If you want to wake up to fresh bread, this model also has a 13-hour delay timer.
9Tower Fast Bake makes a 700g or 1,000g loaf and there are three crus …
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