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Rated 5 out of 5 by Montybenny Bread Bliss
This was our first forage into the world of bread making and we had a look at various makes and models. As we didn't want one with too many bells and whistles (too much to remember and too much to go wrong) we chose the Russell Hobbs 18036.
Having bought it in the morning, the first stop on the way back home was for ingredients. Duly armed we judiciously measured and weighed the ingredients following the instructions and, lo and behold, a fantastic white loaf. Taste and texture perfect.
Next project was the wholemeal loaf. Dutifully followed the recipe and again, perfection.
The bread maker is so easy to use and the instructions simple to follow, even for an old fogie like me. I would most certainly recommend this to anyone.
28 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Manicminxie Lovely fresh, home baked bread!
Does what is says on the tin! Lovely fresh, home baked bread. Very good value for money breadmaker, easy to use. Would have found it useful to have a few more recipes and hints and tips. Provided wet and dry ingredients are weighed consistently and accurately and added in the correct order as instructed and the room temperature doesn't fluctuate wildly good results can be obtained. It would be brilliant if in time the paddle could be developed so that it doesn't get stuck in the bread or leave a hole but don't let this put you off.
09 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nessa Excellent Item
This breadmaker was bought for me for Christmas by a friend - I've wanted one for ages. Brilliant for beginners, no nonsense instructions which are hilarious in places. Easy to clean parts and my paddle thing always comes out with the tin, never gets stuck in the breadloaf bottom. The only things I'd change: it wiggles about a bit on my worktop when on the kneading phase, I also had to buy some measuring spoons as the instructions contain a mixture of weights in grams plus tsp/tbsp measures for both liquid and dry ingredients and the loaves come out with a very pale soft top, even when on darkest crust setting but apart from that absolutely fab taste and texture! I'll not be buying bread from now on, looking forward to trying the dough mixes next (home made pizza here I come!).
03 January 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Skyebaker1 Excellent breadmaker
Great machine, have had it now 7 months, and still getting perfect loaves. The fastbake program is not very good as the bread tends to be a little on the hard side. All the other programs work a treat. The basic recipe is the best, turning out a medium sized loaf in 3h15mins, and works out very well when using the timer over night. I would highly recommend this machine great value for money, compared to others on the market, another great product from Russell Hobbs!
18 July 2012
Rated 2 out of 5 by mo57 poor
Very disappointed with this product more often than not I have to finish my bread in the oven, and it always falls in the middle even when I use a packet mix. iv tried changing the quantities of the ingredients but it makes no difference .
16 March 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Milly36 BREADMAKER
This is my third breadmaker. I am very disappointed with it and am now looking to replace it. The freshness and crustiness of the bread does not meet the standard of previous breadmakers and soon develops and mouldy smell.
29 June 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rodot Russell Hobbs
It a great bread maker , but really annoying as the little mixer thing stays in the bread every time so u hv a big hole in the bread every time you make a loaf :(
08 June 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Saltysue Great product
I am very pleased with this product and the bread turns out great.
04 April 2013