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Specification for Kenwood BM250

Main Features
Timer Capability With Timer
Main characteristics
Bake Cycle: 58 Mins
Max Loaf Capacity: 2.2 lbs
Timer Capability: With Timer
Other Features
No. of different Programs: 12
Jam Function: With Jam Function
Power Interruption Protect: With Power Interruption Protect
Other
Height: 31 cm
Width: 34.5 cm
Depth: 25 cm

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★★★☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Just a niggle....”

Written on: 06/05/2013 by cooked (1 review written)

The recipes use metric units and I get a measuring spoon referring to tablespoons and (I think) teaspoons as units. I now have to go find a metric measuring spoon. This isn't an easy job where I live, probably involves a trip to the next big town, 150Km, after I drove 500Km to buy this machine (Thailand).. My fist loaf was soggy and tasted under baked, so I reserve praise for a later date when I have experimenting a bit… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM250

“Buyer beware, brand name doesn't assure a good machine”

Written on: 01/10/2012

You should go ahead and fire the engineer who's responsible for design of bm256 breadmaker. My previous breadmaker (other brand) didn't produce bread as dense as kenwood does and i found the reason as well. Kenwood machine forms the dough three times and the previous one did that just once. The yeast is exhausted by the time baking begins and the top of the bread just flattens quite a lot. I'm sure that there's nothing wrong with my recipe - it's kenwood this time - and it cannot produce airy… Read Full Review

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Eeeno's Comment

Written on: 24/11/2012

I wrote this review and have now learned to make proper use of this machine. Never use the kenwood recipies as a guideline because usually the recipies have flour-liquid ratio out of proportion. Flour types are different in every country so make sure u know what kind of flour is used in the recipe, and then calculate it in volume (desilitres) and then calculate the weight how it corresponds to the flour available in your country. If it seems too hard to follow then just compare it with the bread dough you'd make manually and find out the right liquid-flour ratio. Too dry and dense dough will produce a dense brick and so on.. and too wet dough could collapse.

Secondly every ingredient should be in a room temperature and the margarine or butter u use should be soft and not runny. Then, don't use more than a tea spoon of sugar because too much sugar can make the yeast produce a huge airbubble inside the dough, producing bad results.

Thirdly it is a good idea in general to use alive cake yeast because it activates in a lower temperature and is usually more active than the dry. Also cheaper.


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★★★☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Power failure when baking starts”

Written on: 28/08/2012 by Gertalta (1 review written)

As soon as the baking cycle stars when I bake a bread in my kenwood bread machine there is a electric power failure, can somebody help me please!!!… Read Full Review

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Bobcarss's Response to Gertalta's Review

Written on: 23/10/2012

Mine too! As soon as baking starts it trips the ELCB (earth leakage contact breaker).
Anybody any ideas on this?

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★★★☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“MY EXPERIENCE”

Written on: 18/08/2012 by frommyexperience (1 review written)

Hi guys! I've had this machine for about 3 years now, and I have been experimenting a lot with it. I'll give you the extract of my experience. If you don't have a bread maker and you're thinking of buying one, this machine will not be a perfect choice, but if have already had it, then you can add some things to your recipes to get the best out of this bread maker. For the basic and French programs, 500g loaves add: 1- a crushed 500mg vitamin C tablet(unflavored and uncolored). 2- 1/2 tea spoon… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“ottimo pane tradizionale”

Written on: 27/05/2012

Viene un ottimo pane ma ho modificato la ricetta, mezzo panetto di lievito di birra sciolto nell'acqua della ricetta, olio extra-vergine di oliva e non ho messo il latte liofilizzato, per il resto ho seguito tutte le dosi e stessa procedure. Provate viene un pane naturale e profumato… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Kenwood BM250

“first loaf”

Written on: 13/11/2011 by ironside48 (1 review written)

just baked our first loaf in this machine no bricks here just good bread looks great cant wait to taste it but if this was on a bakery shelf it would tempt me to buy it.controls are simple clear and instructions concise anyone having a problem with this machine must be doing something wrong… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM250

“I bought this machine 18 months ago now the spindle in...”

Written on: 21/01/2011

I bought this machine 18 months ago now the spindle in the pan has jammed solid cant move it. Also found as a previous reviewer that the receipe for basic loaf did not work, used the one I had previously used in my Morphy Richards machine which worked well. Had my old machine for 10 years disappointed that I now have to buy a replacement pan or maybe a new machine!!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Kenwood BM250

“I have 2 breadmakers at home and I find it very...”

Written on: 28/12/2010 by sclooi (1 review written)

I have 2 breadmakers at home and I find it very usefull and convenient. I can bake many loaves of tasty bread and the dough features are very good to use. Can save a lot of time and can bake many tasty buns and pizzas.
I have been using these 2 breadmakers for 5 years and now I have a problem with the breadpan. The water will leak out from the breadpan and could anyone please let me know what is the problem and how to fix it? Is there any servicing centre in Ipoh, Malaysia?
Thanks.
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★★★★☆
Kenwood BM250

“My Tip: ”

Written on: 20/10/2010

My Tip:
Before putting everything into the bread maker, use warm water (make sure it is not hot cause yeast will be dead by the time you put the yeast into hot water)(water is the amount stated in the recipe), add in sugar (if receipe does not require sugar, just add a tbsp will do) into warm water, and add in yeast (amount stated in recipe).

Wait till the yeast has bubbles on the surface of the water, only then you put into the breadmaker with the rest of the recipe.

It works everytime with… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM250

“Having read all the reviews on the Kenwood 250...”

Written on: 16/09/2010

Having read all the reviews on the Kenwood 250 breadmaker I am beginning to wonder if we are all talking about the same machine. Mine has produced excellent bread, no problems with the pan moving, indeed I have trouble in removing it. Only by following, to the letter, the recipes and buying the best ingredients can you expect a good loaf, this is what I do and this is what I get… Read Full Review

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 19/12/2011

Its a horrible model - i wouldn't recommend it. Parts get spoiled easily

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★☆☆☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Pan moves around so you sometimes get a loaf and...”

Written on: 25/07/2010

Pan moves around so you sometimes get a loaf and sometimes get a brick. Nothing wrong with the bread on the rare occasions when the pan stayed in place. Very costly experiment in terms of waste of ingredients… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆
Kenwood BM250

“My first impressions of the Kenwood BM250 breadmaker...”

Written on: 25/02/2010

My first impressions of the Kenwood BM250 breadmaker was one of concern. I had a Morphy Richards machine for about 3 years and it made amazing bread and as a result felt a lot of pressure when buying a new machine (especially when I only spend £40 on this Kenwood!)

This concern grew to grave disapointment after my first attempt at making a loaf turned out rubbish (a brick - didn't rise). So I tried again and followed the receipe for basic white they supply - the result was even worse than… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Received a bm250 as a gift, controls a bit...”

Written on: 09/01/2010

Received a bm250 as a gift, controls a bit confusing.First loaf ok but quite a lot of flour dry and stuck on the bottom sides (didnt mix fully). Next loaf U/S paddle did not move. Took it for repairs, no information motor had failed and no spare parts. Given a new one. First loaf quite good except for the unmixed flour fault again. Next loaf looked like a brick. Tried again same. Fault in the program. Does not for the mixture to rise. Tried again U/S, another brick. Next stop in the bin with… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Not a good buy. We had no previous experience of...”

Written on: 18/10/2009 by Bill Deeley (1 review written)

Not a good buy. We had no previous experience of breadmakers and we bought this one for our daughter. First mistake was not to check the review websites.
In common with many other users, we had problems with the pan retention - it jumps out during kneading, resulting in a non-loaf.
The pan & clip design is simply not adequate. We've now bought our daughter a Panasonic which has 5-star reviews, and we've inherited the Kenwood. I've tweaked the clips, so we'll see if it now works any better… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Bought my Kenwood BM250 in April this year and it...”

Written on: 25/09/2009

Bought my Kenwood BM250 in April this year and it failed by tripping the circ breaker. Couldnt find the receipt and s/market wouldnt take it back and I hadnt reg'd it either so its ging in the bin.
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Kenwood BM250

“The Kenwood BM250's dough hook not big / long enough...”

Written on: 01/05/2009 by deschatjes (1 review written)

The Kenwood BM250's dough hook not big / long enough so can't leave it on its own to mix without scraping sides.
Difficult to program for small loaves,
can't easily switch off to reset.
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★★☆☆☆
Kenwood BM250

“Kenwood BM250. Easy to use.”

Written on: 27/01/2009 by fretworm (1 review written)

Kenwood BM250. Easy to use.
Good, consistent results. We tried three of these machines, and had to return them all due to the screws under the lid rusting badly. The last one had rusty screws fitted from new. Pity… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Kenwood BM250

“Easy to use, bread turns out as it should. Older...”

Written on: 02/01/2009 by bravehart (1 review written)

Easy to use, bread turns out as it should. Older machine, about 5+years, use often, excellent piece of kit. Bad points, none… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM250

“When it worked it made great bread and was easy to use.”

Written on: 11/11/2008 by Lizzylane (1 review written)

When it worked it made great bread and was easy to use.
I found that they were not reliable. My first one lasted 16 months. The second one never worked at all. Then I had another replacement which didnt work either. I did not accept another replacement having wasted a great deal of flour etc. and spent a great deal of money travelling back to get them replaced.I was sorry that there were so many problems as I enjoyed using my first one… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Kenwood BM250

“I have been very impressed with the Kenwood BM250....”

Written on: 29/10/2008

I have been very impressed with the Kenwood BM250. Excellent bread using the basic white recipe on the 3 1/2 hour standard setting. Has worked every single time - so so so simple to use - it also makes great jam… Read Full Review

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