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Written on: 02/11/2010
Easy to use, but does not last.
The motor on my first model burnt out after 16 months, within the two year guarantee period. Morphy Richards replaced it with a brand new model, no quibbles. But the replacement has now suffered the same problem after 16 months and I am now out of the original guarantee. A shame, because the bread has been excellent and it is easy to use. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2010
These breadmakers are cheap and effective. Once you've worked out how to get the best bread from them they are very easy to use. the basic weakness is that the electronics get hot, so they don't last all that long - about two years on average. I would be prepared to pay more for a machine which lasted longer. (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2010
Bought the machine (Fast Bake Breadmaker) 9 months ago. had a number of 'failures' at making wholemeal bread but put it down to lack of pratice.
Last week the thing would not heat so two full loads of ingredients wasted. Morphy Richards don't want to know. Admit that sometimes components fail to work but refuse to compensate or replace, Have offered me a 10% discount off a new machine.
I told them that they were morally obliged to replace or repair but they simply brushed off such a... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2010
I've used this Morphy Richard Breadmaker model 24280 breadmaker for over 7 years. I can't possibly count how many loaves and pizza bases it's made. It's been used at least twice a week and sometimes every day some weeks, mostly overnight on the timer. The clip that holds the paddle has only just gone last week. Yes, as it got older there was a hole in the bottom of the loaf and we couldn't leave it on the timer because it got as bit leaky, yes, some of the recipies needed a bit of tweeking,... (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2010
This breadmaker is useless. The paddle spindle has broken already after a year, but before that, the results were hit and miss, despite following the instructions carefully. Ingredients for some of the breads aren't too healthy either. Lots of sugar, milk powder and sunflower oil!
Over-all each loaf has cost us about £4 to make bearing in mind the number of loaves we made until the spindle broke. I think we'll buy a panasonic next time. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2010
We've had our Morphy-Richards FastBake breadmaker for three years. After about a month the spindle refused to turn. Morphy-Richards told us it was the way we'd washed it! Nonsense! However, they sent a new one under guarantee. Like many other people we didn't like the large hole in the bottom of the bread, so now we just use it to make the dough, let it rise in the machine, then tip it out and put in a proper bread tin. After 45 minutes in the airing cupboard it's ready to go in the proper... (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2009
have used my Morphy Richards 48280 bread maker for over 3 years nearly everday it still makes great bread excelent !!! (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2009 by Marta155 (2 reviews written)
I don't like this Morphy Richards 48280 bread maker. It's poorly designed. Bread container is upright. This machine doesn't provide warm conditions, for dough to rise. So therefore your kitchen needs to be reasonably warm. The instructions aren't that clear. I tried wholemeal bread as advised. The dough almost didn't rise. The crust was too hard and too thick. The bread was very dry. I am getting much better results with bread, when making by hand. I wanted to save some money. But as they... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009 by Daves Dough (1 review written)
I have been using the Morphy Richards 48280 about 4 times a week for the past 6 months. At first I followed recipes in booklet and although most were edible results were very inconsistent even though I am carefull to measure ingredients accurately.
A 2 lb loaf always seem to collapse just before cycle is finish so I only make 1.5lb now.
I have had far more success using 500 g bread mixes which I use 250g + 100g of white or wholemeal bread flower and adjust water accordingly.
II have used... (read more)
Written on: 22/02/2009 by alexraw (6 reviews written)
I bought this Morphy Richards 48280 breadmaker thinking it was going to be great. My first loaf I made was the large 2 pound. At first it started out fine then it started struggling to kneed the dough I wasn't that pleased.
A few days later I made a medium 1/12 pound loaf it worked fine no struggling so I continued to make the medium loaf.
Anyway it is easy to use just programm it and leave it but in the end I got fed up with it and gave it to my friend and bought a new one. (read more)
Written on: 05/01/2009 by speedscot (2 reviews written)
My husband bought me this machine for Christmas. It was used every day from Boxing day onwards and stopped working on 4 January. Not even a full fortnight!
My husband never keeps receipts and boxes for stuff so consequently the only avenue of return was to contact Morphy Richards. The silver sticker which was meant to have a serial number on was somehow missing from my machine so they would not replace it.
Fortunately it was paid for by credit card and so it is being returned to Argos for a... (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2008 by djc25 (1 review written)
recipies suplied with Morphy Richards 48280 machine,as mentioned above the granary does not work,so I have baught another recipie book and that seems to work fine,not had machine long 3/4 months and love the taste of fresh bread(real bread)as it used to be years ago! I was brought up with proper bread as my uncles owned a bakery,sadley I never lernt the art of baking,but this machine comes close to what I rember... BIG DAVE (read more)
Written on: 30/09/2008 by ybother (2 reviews written)
I bought the Morphy Richards 48280 Fastbake Breadmaker for £20 four or five years ago. I used it quite heavily for several months at a time and it always produced good white and 50/50 wholemeal loaves. I also produced good 100% wholemeal bread too, but it took a little tweaking from their recipe.
I have also had owned a few cheap breadmakers and I don't think this is any better at producing loaves but has lasted longer than the cheap Cookworks model. I also had a Snieder (not sure if the... (read more)
Written on: 11/09/2008 by darren dodds
the Morphy Richards 48280 bread maker basically does exactly as it says on the box - it makes bread without you having to do any hard work - perfect! (read more)
Written on: 18/08/2008 by glimbo123 (1 review written)
This Morphy Richards 48280 broke down after 6 months use. Breadpan stuck in the machine. Noisy, difficult to remove spatula from bread. (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008
Never had a bread maker before we got our Morphy Richards one so no comparison. Only had this one 5 weeks. I have found it okay up to now, however, as suggested it is necessary to keep adjusting recipes when different flour types used. Never had a loaf that has not been edible. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2008 by jsalamander (1 review written)
Good if you make a loaf once a week. Bad if you make one every day. From my experience the moving parts are just not robust enough and spares are far too expensive to make buying them a sensible option. (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2008
I applied penetrating oil to the spindleof my Morphy Richards 48280 in an attempt to free the spindle but it soaked straight through without any result. So I put a tissue inside the pan around the spindle and soaked this with penetrating oil 3 or 4 times a day. After a few days - finally success! The spindle reluctantly turned and then freed up quite quickly. I have yet to see if any remains of the penetrating oil in the spindle taints the bread! (read more)
Written on: 04/03/2008
Tried very hard to bake a good loaf and failed on many tries. Loaves were small and flat, very displeased. (read more)
Written on: 16/02/2008 by alex raw
It is easy to use and makes good bread. It can some times struggle to knead the dough. I think it is a good machine and makes tasty bread for all of are family. (read more)
Written on: 09/01/2008 by Margaret M (1 review written)
Like the bread but would prefer a loaf without a chunk taken out of the bottom. (read more)
Written on: 29/11/2007 by D Sutton
The Morphy Richards 48280 Breadmaker makes lovely bread and so easy to use although it is sometimes difficult to remove the paddle from the loaf tin. (read more)
Written on: 09/09/2007 by massbus (1 review written)
Although the machine broke after I had owned it for 3 years, I cannot really complain. Within this period I used it for continuous periods of 6 months, 6 months and then 2 months. Considering it is designed for domestic use and cost less that £40, I thought this was reasonably good value. Eventually, the spindle at the base of the bread tin seized. I quite easily found a replacement tin on espares.com for about £18 inc. delivery. With the replacement, I am looking forward to another few... (read more)
Written on: 25/02/2007 by Emma L
I replaced my first one as the non-stick coating peeled off within four months. I was extremely carefully with the replacement, oiling it before every use. It lasted just over a week before the coating started to wear off, causing the ingredients to stick to the pan which produced very odd swirly patterning on the loaves. I am getting a full refund on it tomorrow and investing it in a better quality machine. (read more)
Written on: 19/11/2006 by vik3062 (4 reviews written)
On loaf number 4 the blade seemed to have a problem turning, and then the motor started making a clonking noise.
I returned the Morphy Richards 48280 breadmaker to the shop today, and I got a replacement. I tried making some dough (not even baking anything), and when I turned out the dough the fixed part of the rotor blade underneath fell off. It had been welded to the bucket, but the metal to metal bond failed totally. I will return again tomorrow (if they believe me). I am undecided what... (read more)
Written on: 02/07/2006 by dotmejo (4 reviews written)
For the price I can't believe how good this Morphy Richards 48280 machine is. I had previously used a Panasonic which I found the results to be very hit and miss but with this one it's been great, everything we've made has been perfect. I would advise that you buy another recipe book specifically for bread machines as the insistence that you use their own measuring tools or else attitude of the Morphy Richards book is a pain. The one I use every time is Fresh Bread in the Morning by... (read more)
Written on: 18/05/2006 by silvie (1 review written)
Not buying another Morphy Richards 48280 now it has stopped working.Bread pan failed quickly. Replacement lasted a little longer. No spares available. (read more)
Written on: 26/12/2005 by egregor1 (2 reviews written)
I wouldn't buy another Morphy Richards 48280 breadmaker.
The loaves are of varying quality, and wholemeal or rye bread is a disaster every time. (read more)
Written on: 04/08/2005 by grangomera
Owned a different make of breadmaker prior to the Morphy Richards and had no failures in over 2 years. After 2 months I have still to produce a loaf that hasn't collapsed and had a poor texture. Am now making adjustments to 1 recipe only with customer service assistance. What about all the others? I have no confidence in the machine and regret buying it. (read more)
Written on: 21/05/2005 by a17ajk00 (1 review written)
When using the Morphy Richards 48280 it took about 20 bakes to get a loaf that did not collapse to about two thirds the height. Very careful alterations in the quantities gradually brought a good looking loaf. This was by reducing the water and flour by one tablespoonful and decreasing the yeast from a little over one and a half teaspoons to just under one and, reluctantly, increasing the salt. An extremely frustrating experience. I still get a more compact texture at the bottom and an open... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2005 by happybaker (1 review written)
I bought this Morphy Richards 48280 Machine after deliberating for some time whether it was worth it. Previously I would use a Kenwood mixer and make three loaves at a time. I do not regret buying this machine at all. I had stopped baking bread because using the Kenwood had become a bit of a chore, but this is so easy. It makes a delicious panetonne, the kids love the quick bake white loaf and my husband is very pleased to have some homebaked wholemeal bread again! (read more)
Written on: 23/01/2005 by tigersox7364
I bought the Morphy Richards 48280 to replace a faulty machine [different manufacturer]and now regret it. This machine has a loose mixing paddle "You must remember to dig this out before slicing the loaf". [My previouse machine had a fixed paddle.] The outside of the loaf was very well done even though set on the lightest setting and undercooked on the bottom inside edge. The recipes were poor using cupfulls of flour and not ounces or grammes. A very poor loaf. (read more)