Breville BBM800 XL Review

Breville BBM800 XL

Introduction

Another high-end bread machine, the Breville BBM800 XL is more expensive than most bread machines on the market but notably cheaper than the Zojirushi BB-PAC20. It has a number of features that make it very user-friendly and is advertised as being the smartest bread maker ever. Let’s find out if this is the case!

Specifications

  • The Breville BBM800 XL weighs 16.9 lbs
  • It measures 9.6 x 16.4 x 13.3 inches
  • The manufacturer of this product is HWI/Breville
  • This product is made in the USA

Features of Product

There are a number of impressive features that made the Breville BBM800 XL a very close runner-up to the Zojirushi BB-PAC20. The first of these is the automatic fruit and nut dispenser. This releases the ingredients at the perfect moment during kneading, ensuring they’re nicely spread throughout. As a result, you don’t have to hang around and wait for the machine to alert you to introducing ingredients.

the bread it makes

The bread that it makes

Let’s take a look at a few more features that impress. First, there’s the collapsible kneading paddle which collapses before the baking phase. This means that unlike with other bread machines, you won’t have a large hole at the bottom of your bread when it’s baked. While not essential, this is certainly aesthetically pleasing and a unique feature to have. You’ll also find a great LCD screen which has a progress indicator and allows you to quickly and easily select the various settings including bread size, type, and crust color.

As you’d expect from a top of the range product such as this, you have plenty of choices when it comes to baking your bread. Notably, you can choose between loaf sizes of 1, 1.5, 2 and 2.5-inches. This offers great flexibility for whether you’re alone, with family or hosting friends and family for a party or event. 13 automatic settings and 3 crust colors add to the array of options, as do the 46 step by step recipes that are included.

Why Should You Buy the Breville BBM800 XL?

The Breville BBM800 XL is a great choice if you’re seeking a bread machine that is of very high quality but at an affordable price. In particular, we recommend this product for those who are seeking a bread machine that is user-friendly. The smart LCD screen is clear and intuitive and makes choosing how you want your bread baked nice and easy.

Of course, this product is about more than just being user-friendly. Just as important are the many features that make it such a convenient kitchen appliance. The collapsible paddle means that you won’t have a hole in the base of your loaf and while not essential, this may be a feature that you’re looking for. Add to this the brilliant fruit and nut dispenser which saves time and effort since you can simply load the ingredients in advance.

Finally, the Breville BBM800 XL offers more settings than most bread machines. It allows you to choose the loaf size, bread type and crust color which means you’ll never run out of options! Build quality is also of a very high standard since the housing is of stainless steel. This means that you can expect this bread machine to last a long time.

Pros

  • Having such an excellent LCD screen means that selecting different options is quick and easy. This makes the product ideal for beginners and technophobes!
  • The majority of bread machines have paddles that leave a hole in the bottom of the loaf. In the case of this product, the paddle is collapsible so this is not an issue.
  • One of the best features of this bread machine is the fruit and nut dispenser which automatically releases your ingredients. It makes this product very convenient.

Cons

  • While the collapsing paddle is convenient if you don’t want a hole in the bottom of your loaf, it can be more difficult to clean.

What Are Customers Saying About It?

As you’d expect from a high-quality product such as this, customer comments are largely positive but acknowledge that it has a few shortcomings. It’s generally considered to be a solid product thanks to the stainless steel housing though it’s not as heavy as the Zojirushi BB-PAC20. However, some customers have stated there is a little bit too much flexibility in the shell of the product.

One of the most popular features among consumers is the user interface which is widely considered to be very easy to read and use. However, opinions are divided over the collapsible paddle which some find to be a handy feature while others feel it is a gimmick and is too difficult to clean.

Conclusion

The BBM800 XL is another great option for anybody who is planning on using a bread machine on a regular basis. The quality construction means you can put it through its paces and everybody will appreciate the user-friendly nature of the product. There are some small issues, but these are not enough to detract from the overall quality.