Lakeland touchscreen breadmaker summary
If one thing strikes you about this Lakeland breadmaker, it’s the design. Unlike the boxy models with tiny control panels we’ve seen before, this model is curved and the entire front serves as the control panel.
This model makes the largest loaves of all the breadmakers we’ve tested: 1000g, 1250g and 1500g. It’s equipped with 12 settings; everything you’d need to make basic loaves. There are three browning levels and a 15-hour delay timer.
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How easy is the Lakeland touchscreen breadmaker to use?
This striking breadmaker is a large bit of kit, and even taller when the lid opens. It sits portrait on the countertop, but is relatively slim. Traditionally, breadmakers have all of their controls on top of the machine, but we liked that they can be found on the front with this model. They’re large and intuitive, ideal for someone with poor eyesight. We particularly liked that the control panel locks when a setting has been selected, limiting the chance of any accidental changes.
There’s also a viewing window in the lid so you can check on the progress of your bake.
A few accessories are included; a measuring cup and spoon and a hook for removing the dough blades, should they get stuck. It comes with a generous 15-hour delay timer and will also keep your bread warm for an hour after baking.
We baked BBC Good Food’s easy white bread recipe. The “basic” setting takes just over three hours when making the 1000g loaf with medium browning. The display screen takes you through every stage of the baking process. We suggest familiarising yourself with the symbols so you know what stage your bread is at, as it’s not entirely obvious.
The resulting bread was nicely risen. The crust was an even colour on the top and bottom, but we noticed the sides were significantly darker. The sides were nice and crisp, but the top was a little soft. Inside, the bread had a light and open texture, and was super soft.
The bread was easy to remove from the tin. One of the paddles came out without issue, but the other got stuck. Thankfully, the provided hook allowed us to easily remove it without causing much damage to the loaf.
This is a large, simple breadmaker, ideal for families or those who get through a lot of bread. It doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of some of the other models we’ve tested, but if you’re after a classic machine to master the basics, this gets the job done. It’s worth noting that the sides get very hot whilst in use. The large display is great for those who struggle with their eyesight. A high-quality, easy-to-use breadmaker.
Machine size: 30 x 26 x 44cm
Programmes: 12 pre-programmed
Delay function: yes
Viewing window: yes
Crust colour adjustment: yes
Loaf size (s): 1kg, 1.25kg, 1.5kg
Guarantee: three years
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