|Timer Capability||With Timer|
|Timer Capability||With Timer|
Written on: 11/02/2012
We bought the Kenwood after researching others, it was more than I intended to spend, but as we are using it every day, time will tell whether it continues to hold up to bread making every two days. The instructions couldn't be easier, everything is laid out simply and if you follow the steps, what can go wrong? I have used all programmes, other than the jam making one. The loaves turn out perfect every time, even the packet ones. I have tweaked a few recipes and as long as the basic... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2012 by jennyn84 (2 reviews written)
my aunty bought this bread maker for us an engagement present over a year ago. i love it. it is very easy to use and the bread is to die for. every household should have a kenwood bread maker. it even comes with a measuring spoon, jug and a recipe book..its my bread bible (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2011
I have read the other reviews and my experience is a lot better. All the loaves have turned out great, even granary. The machine is good looking and not out of place on the counter top. The stainless steel is very fingerprint prone though.
The recipe book is terrible (hence 4 stars)and only those who have had a bread maker in the past will find it easy to follow. It needs lots of hints and tips beside the recipes for ease of use.
I read a lot of breadmaker reviews before buying this... (read more)
Written on: 09/04/2011
During the two months I owned this machine it failed to make one decent loaf. The bread failed to rise or rose only to collapse. The bread was heavy dense and under cooked. I tried all the suggestions in the trouble shooting guide without success. After two months of frustration I return the bread maker to John Lewis where they gave me a full refund against a Panasonic 257. The first loaf from the Panasonic was perfect! (read more)
Written on: 08/01/2011 by johnyg1961 (1 review written)
have to strongly disagree with the people who say this makes poor bread. If you follow the instructions step by step its infallible...so they obviously arent and thats a fact.
the bread is superior to shop bought and I have made loaves every day with 100% success.
I paid £49 in the sales for mine and its worth every penny.
yes the paddle does get baked into the bread , but this is not an issue...why quibble over a little hole in the bottom.
the pan on mine does not deform
overall I would... (read more)
Written on: 15/05/2010
This machine keeps tripping my power supply on the heat mode. Does anyone else have this problem? I have tried 2 machines and the result is the same. (read more)
Written on: 14/04/2010
Very easy to use, but would have appreciated more detailed instructions ie when to add seeds etc, perhaps a basic receipt book could be included, machine beeps several times but not sure why.
I hate the fact that the paddle remains in the bread and leaves a large hole but can't see a way to prevent this.
I don't use this at night as it is quite noisy. (read more)
Written on: 16/03/2010
I purchased this breadmaker a a month ago and have used it at least 10 times and have made 5 various types of bread, all of which turned out great. I also am not certain as to when I should add extra ingredients, as the breadmaker beeps more than once as an indication. But it didn't make much of a difference because the result was still excellent. I have yet to use the 58 minute cycle. (read more)
Written on: 13/01/2010
All my loaves so far have been successful even on the fast bake cycle although they tend to be a little denser. Unlike some of the other reviewers I have not had any problems with the recipes provided with the machine, and the regular white bread tasted great. Just use lukewarm water and quality ingredients. The instructions could have been clearer. The only downside is the mixing paddle does get baked into the loaf leaving a great big hole when removed. I cant think of a way to prevent... (read more)
Written on: 03/01/2010
Generally pleased with this machine Kenwood 350. but I offer the folloing comments;
I prefer the all steel construction to the more expensive plastic bodied machines. The case is sprayed painted white and it matches my kitchen.
The metal bread pan is not well made and the sides deform and it is sometimes difficult to locate. I do hahve to bend the thing back into shape
sometimes. I have had the machine for about two years and can see it lasting for several more years. I find... (read more)
Written on: 01/01/2010
This machine was a Christmas present and I have previously owned a Panasonic machine for over 10 years.
I have made several loaves with the Kenwood and I found that provided I followed the recipes exactly using a decent Bread flour then every loaf was a success.
I can't quite work out when to add seeds as the instructions are not too clear but I am working on this. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2009
I have made 2 loaves. One that turned out to be as hard as nails, and the other was not fully cooked. I am baking my third one now and lets see how it goes. If not i am taking it back. I am a chef and make bread by hand but thought this would be a good way of saving time for myself at home, but alas it is not meant to be. I would have liked to do more reaserch. Also the recipe book is very weak with NO instructions. Which doesnt help. Make sure you re search your product before buying. Its... (read more)
Written on: 27/12/2008
so far we are v pleased with it, but it is trial and error with the recipe book that came with it....i think it should take you through the whole process,we had to read both the white and buff books, and the tips should be alongside each recipe , and a step by step guide. we were very much in the dark..... (read more)
Written on: 23/04/2008 by queue
We just bought Kenwood BM350 and tried three loaves following the recipe which came with the machine. All the results were terrible. It does not rise, so bread is very dense. The top part does not get nice color because the heat only comes from the side. (read more)
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