The purchase of a bread maker is quite worthwhile for many people. What price to count on such a purchase, what price differences there are, and what you get for what price, you can read in this article.
Price categories for bread makers
The majority of devices are in a price range between 45 and 90 £. Only a few premium devices are over 90 £, under 45 £ is hardly to be found.
What you get for this price, however, varies. Some baking machines have additional special functions and setting options. These include, for example:
- Jam function
- Yogurt function
- Mixing rods instead of dough hooks
- Capabilities for different special doughs (pizza dough, desserts)
- adjustable browning level for the crust
- different heating levels (at least three should be available, more is advantageous for own experiments)
- automatic keep warm function
- timer for delayed switch-on
In addition, individual criteria play a role in the price-performance ratio:
- Loudness during operation
- easy cleaning
- possible filling quantity (from about 750 g to 1.5 kg are common)
- durability and longevity
- heating capacity (800 W is an average value)
All these features can often be obtained for comparable prices. Thus, the price-performance ratio of individual devices can often be quite different.
Cost-benefit calculation for bread makers
Again and again the question arises whether the purchase of a bread maker is worthwhile at all. We have investigated this question in a separate article, which you can find here.
These costs can be amortized very quickly – as our cost-benefit calculation shows:
|Cost point||Price approx.|
|Bread baking mix||0,99 £ per kg|
|Electricity costs||about 0,08 £|
|Total costs||1,07 £ per kg bread|
|Comparison price rye mixed bread from bakery||3.01 £ per kg (national average)|
|Comparison price bread at discounter (price average over different sorts)||1,61 £ per kg|
Homemade bread is therefore even cheaper than the bread from the discounter shelf. With each self-baked bread one saves compared with the favorable Discounter bread still approximately 50 cent. This means that the breadmaker practically pays for itself over time.
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