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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 more)
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... (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2012 by frommyexperience
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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?
Written on: 20/10/2010
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... (read more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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 more)
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.
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.
HATE IT (read more)
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 more)
Written on: 02/01/2009 by bravehart
Easy to use, bread turns out as it should. Older machine, about 5+years, use often, excellent piece of kit. Bad points, none. (read more)
Written on: 11/11/2008 by Lizzylane
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 more)
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 more)
Written on: 02/09/2008 by Matts (1 review written)
Had the Kenwood BM250 for three months and haven't bought a shop loaf since. Two points of note; tin a bit of a tug to remove from machine and have had less success with the ready mixes although better to make your own in my opinion. Overall, great. (read more)
Written on: 16/08/2008 by samanne (1 review written)
Having had a breadmaker for years and now having had to renew, would not recommend this Kenwood BM250 to anybody, pan jumps out and bread comes out heavy. (read more)
Written on: 10/04/2008
This Kenwood BM250 is a cheap breadmaker and if you are looking to bake the odd white loaf then it's fine. But I've had two of these and bake every day. After a year the first one stop generating any heat and was replaced within warranty, while the second lasted 14 months and packed up with the identical fault - giving me the perfect excuse never to buy a Kenwood breadmaker again. The lid is poorly fitting, the buttons lose their printed symbols within a couple of weeks, and the display... (read more)
Written on: 04/02/2008 by Ballard (1 review written)
Keep your fingers crossed that nothing goes wrong, if it does take my advice and demand your money back. (read more)
Written on: 29/01/2008 by stevereview (1 review written)
Bakes a great loaf, even on fast bake. Easy to use and great results - if only the reliability could be improved (suggest going for extended warranty). On previous model the washer holding spindle in disintegrates after about 18 months (twice) - and can only replace whole pan unit. Latest model appears slightly different design. (read more)
Written on: 06/08/2007 by myhappyscissors
Good value machine, tried a lot of the American recipes on web site allrecipes.com and they worked in this machine, can't fault the machine at all. (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2007 by amazinghorizons (1 review written)
Before buying the Kenwood, I have owned a BFFInet Breadmaker for about 18 months it was the 1st I have owned it was £20.00 from Lidl and had 2 paddles and served me very well until i put a bread-tin on the lid to prove, while I was cooking some bread inside.....bad move as the plastic lid melted downwards into the machine. This was why the need to get another breadmaker. (read more)
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