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Summary

The BM450 has a stylish design with a stainless steel and black glass finish, touch sensitive controls and an LCD panel, all of which is easy to wipe clean. The ingredients dispenser has a 125 g capacity and automatically opens and dispenses ingredients at the appropriate time during the bread-making cycle. For added convenience, the internal oven light and viewing window make it possible to inspect your bread-making progress.

This bread maker also comprises of a 12-hour delay timer, 1-hour keep warm function, convection fan for crisper loaves, power failure memory and the unique Kenwood kneader, which has been designed to remove easily from the loaf without leaving a large hole and also helps to incorporate all of the ingredients from the corners of the pan.

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★★☆☆☆
Kenwood BM450

“Great machine but so unreliable”

Written on: 29/04/2013 by Tractors2go (1 review written)

This machine looks good and produces excellent bread of all types and sizes, great. however it is very noisy. I bought this machine 18 months ago and use it every night for a loaf in the morning. lovely getting up to that fresh bread smell. 13 months and the hub and drive coupling shattered. out of warranty of course, dealer didn't want to know neither did Kenwood. managed to find a spare and fix it myself. Now the O ring on the bottom of the breadpan has gone so the water just passes through… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“Amazing Bread For All The Family”

Written on: 10/04/2013 by Jen.Hill (2 reviews written)

I got the Kenwood BM450 as a gift for my birthday last month. Having used a variety of bread making tools over the years, I was so happy with this product, as it gave myself and my family the ability to make a combination of different loaves. I would highly recommend this product to anyone interested in quick and easy home baking. J.Hill… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“great machine, rotten after sales”

Written on: 25/02/2013 by Daibhidh (1 review written)

I purchased this machine in July last year and was impressed. I used it nearly every day. The non-stick surface of the bread pan wore out fairly quickly around the kneader spindle, due to a burr on the kneader. I ordered a new bread pan and kneader in November. The kneader was delivered within a few days. I am still waiting for the bread pan and have just been informed that it may be available around the end of March. I would rate this machine highly but, since it isn't much use without a bread… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“ Recipes should be reserached for Indian markets..”

Written on: 22/01/2013

After much research i bought the Kenwood BM 450 in India. The machine is sleek, stylish and relatively easy to operate. However, i feel the company should have done a lot of research so that its suitable for the Indian market. It is difficult to buy and get the flours. such as granary loaf, whole meal flour etc. After a few successful trials and some failed i am now able to produce a lovely loaf at home. It does brown lesser on the top - i dont know if this is the fault of the machine, or the… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“Excellent, really excellent”

Written on: 06/01/2013

I've had the Kenwood BM450 bread maker for a couple of months now and it has been excellent. With no previous experience I've produced a series of really nice loaves with very little effort. I started with packet mixes but it is very easy to use with separate ingredients and that has given me nicer (and cheaper) loaves. As seems to be the case with all bread makers the key thing is accurately measuring your ingredients then adding them to the pan in the right order. But this takes no time at… Read Full Review

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Alonamurphy's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2013

It Is far to noisy when mixing which is a great shame I would compare it to a washing machine in regards to noise , the time delay is a great idea to wake up with the smell of fresh bread in the air is truly wonderful but sadly not so if you are a light sleeper or unable to go back sleep after hearing the thing mix for half an hour.

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Robiati's Comment

Written on: 14/06/2013

Perhaps there are inconsistencies. But there is no way my machine is anything like as noisy as a washing machine. Nor would it wake me up (unless I kept it in my bedroom).

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Patriciacollin's Comment

Written on: 16/06/2013

I bought this machine because I was fed up of going to the supermarket and the bread that I wanted was always gone. What I like about the product is I just need to make up the correct amount of ingredient,s put them in the maker set the program and the machine does the rest .

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★★☆☆☆
Kenwood BM450

“Very noisy”

Written on: 31/12/2012 by Iguimaraes (1 review written)

The machine is very noisy and is impossible to at night. No interest if it cannot work at night in order to have fresh bread in the morning. I tried to contact kenwood to help me find a solution for isolating the machine but (like other times) not even an automatic reply i received. The customer support is also very bad. I'm.very dissapointed with the machine and kenwood in general. I had an old morphy richards before and was by far a supperior machine… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“Machine broke down after one year, just out of guarantee.”

Written on: 06/04/2012

Although difficult to remove the loaf from the paddle, the bread was good. Very noisy while kneading, could not hear the television in next room. The machine stopped kneading completely machine was useless now. Amazon said we were two weeks too late on the one year's guarentee, and Kenwood had no interset, just referred us to a service outlet who wanted £20.00 plus vat to look at it… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“not very reliable”

Written on: 06/11/2011 by langforp (1 review written)

This was our second bread maker. The first one we had was a Panasonic which we had & used for so long that we got fed up with it, but it was still working when we got rid of after about 10 years. The BM450 looks great & works well apart from the difficulty in removing the paddle from the spindle, this is an acquired technique. The reliability is poor however. Just a few weeks after the warranty expired it began to stop partway through a programme. I managed to persuade Kenwood to repair it… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Kenwood BM450

“I had asked for a breadmaker and received this Kenwood...”

Written on: 14/05/2011 by GlynT (2 reviews written)

I had asked for a breadmaker and received this Kenwood 450 as a present for Christmas last. Have used it ever since. I think it's great. Reading some of the other reviews I would like to add: I usually make white multigrain & wholemeal/white mix multigrain. 100% wholemeal I do find on the heavy stodgy side, and more prone to the paddle sticking in the bread. (I use tweezers to gentley pry out) I experiment with the mix of flours, but as long as the total is not over the recipe amount you're… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“Given as a present and have never used a bread maker...”

Written on: 31/03/2011

Given as a present and have never used a bread maker before. WOW !! Have had perfect bread every time, can't understand the negative reviews. We use heavy multigrain flour and recipe 3 (750g),use olive oil instead of butter. We leave to work overnight. bread rises right to top of pan with a rounded crust. As suggested by other comment spray a little oil on the paddle, of course the bread sticks a little but few shakes gets it out, hardly a hassle. After removing bread leave pan to soak for a… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“Have used this breadmaker constantly since Christmas. ...”

Written on: 17/02/2011

Have used this breadmaker constantly since Christmas. Very simple to use if follow instructions and soon get used to display (which initially seems baffling). Put ingredients in, I use setting 1 mostly, check weight setting is ok, press play. So noisy though when kneading haven't used much overnight and when I have condensation from warm loaf made a bit soggy. Answer to paddle probs is spraying paddle with veg oil like frylight I found. All in all very happy and kids love the fresh bread… Read Full Review

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★★★★★
Kenwood BM450

“Great looking and function breadmaker, you just can't...”

Written on: 13/01/2011

Great looking and function breadmaker, you just can't compare it to others, say what you say, if you trashmouth that I can only think it's due to jealous, or you are really stupid and can't follow simple instructions, or you just had really bad luck and bought a defaulty equipment. My works perfectly, easy to use, to clean, and bakes perfectly. Maybe is because I'm in love with the machine but I just couldn't have any other.. Don't get fooled, this is a perfect breadmaker… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆
Kenwood BM450

“I am a good cook. However we rarely get a loaf that...”

Written on: 08/11/2010

I am a good cook. However we rarely get a loaf that rises. We follow recipes to the letter and its very disappointing and poor. I have taken advice and added vitamin c as suggested by some and increased the water without much success. This machine is style over competence. Buy the Panasonic which is in a different league.

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Kenwood BM450

“Only bought it because it was a Which Best Buy. So now...”

Written on: 03/11/2010

Only bought it because it was a Which Best Buy. So now I know 2 things. Which Best Buys are not and the Kenwood is a very average breadmaker. It is so noisy that you cannot put it on during the night. The bread is no better than anyone elses. The bread sticks to the not nonstick paddle which means when you remove the bread from the pan a large lump rips out of the bottom of the loaf so that when you slice the bread the slices near the middle have big lumps out of them. I wish I had just bought… Read Full Review

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Bevrutter's Comment

Written on: 12/11/2010

I found this review very helpful because..I am considering replacing my Panasonic for a Kenwood (I love most of their products) but I will probably now get anohter Panasonic.

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 01/02/2012

I could have written this myself! Totally agree, about the noise, the paddle, and wishing I'd stuck to Panasonic.

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★★★★☆
Kenwood BM450

“Returned to a Kenwood bread maker after trying cheaper...”

Written on: 07/10/2010

Returned to a Kenwood bread maker after trying cheaper alternatives which produced poor quality bread.
Kenwood recipe book superb… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“We purchased a Kenwood BM450 from John Lewis a short...”

Written on: 04/10/2010

We purchased a Kenwood BM450 from John Lewis a short while ago. After the first loaf we couldn't remove the kneader paddle, I had to remove the circlip and knock the spindle through, this damaged the seal so we had to order a new bowl assembly - 2 weeks wait. Next loaf and the spindle came out OK. 3rd loaf and again could not remove the spindle despite following instructions re soaking etc. John Lewis have offered to change it for another Kenwood, or another brand or refund the money - no way… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“This kenwood bm450 breadmaker has made me very lazy. I...”

Written on: 07/06/2010 by mybreadmaker (1 review written)

This kenwood bm450 breadmaker has made me very lazy. I used to make quite a lot of my own bread by hand. Now I enjoy fresh bread all the time although the breadmaker has a dough setting I find the different recipes for loaves are excellent so I don't bother with rolls or different shaped breads. I wasn't too keen at first on the unusual shape (to me)of the loaves and the pale flatter, sometimes lumpy or uneven top and brown sides - the opposite of hand made bread. The taste and texture of the… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“My Kenwood 450 stopped baking , the heating element...”

Written on: 29/03/2010 by beckmesser (1 review written)

My Kenwood 450 stopped baking , the heating element stayed cold after a couple o weeks' use, and foufr or five loaves. My earlier Kenwood 350 worked satisfactorily, nut the non-stick surface began to peel off rather soon making it difficult to remove the loaves without parts of the loaf sticking to the inside of the aluminium mold… Read Full Review

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Kenwood BM450

“This is my second bread machine as I wore my first one...”

Written on: 06/02/2010

This is my second bread machine as I wore my first one out after 6 years. I make 1-2 loaves every day & often make Chealsea Bun dough at weekends. This new model machine is very good & makes good bread,wholemeal,granary or white. I would reccomend it to anyone interested in making their own bread. I load the ingredients into my machine in the morning & set the timer delay.
A loaf is ready when I get home & I make another ready for the morning… Read Full Review

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Josephlm26's Comment

Written on: 17/03/2010

Hello, this review is very helpfull, i would also like to know is it possible i can get in contact with the lady that wrote this please ? as i would like to get some tips via email

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Kenwood BM450

“Only had it a week but already made several great...”

Written on: 03/12/2009 by iannav (1 review written)

Only had it a week but already made several great loaves, looks fab with good manual and loads of functionality, the glass touch pad is very easy to use and the stainless body looks great bought it as my kenwood processor is going well after 18yrs… Read Full Review

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