Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 35
Rated 5 out of 5 by shoutymum Great machine!
Half the price of Panasonic but does the job. Very easy to use & the instruction book is easy to follow (yeast amount for basic small & medium loaf are transposed). The large basic loaf is too big & touches the top of the lid. The medium is just right but it goes very quickly as everyone prefers it to shop bought bread. The timer function is good. Load it up in the morning & its ready when I get in. Only gripe is that even on the dark crust setting, it doesn't go crusty. A kitchen gadget that won't be gathering dust!
10 September 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by charliegret Broke after 3 uses
worked great for 3 weeks/uses then stopped working
28 June 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Tuffet Good value item but the paddle is so annoying
This is my second breadmaker and I purchased this particular model at it was small enough for my worktop and my needs. As a bread baker it is very good. However, when trying to extract the loaf from the tin the paddle pulls away a large amount of dough and renders the middle section of the loaf unusable for anything but breadcrumbs. I did not experience this with my other breadmaker so there must be a way to have a paddle that does not tear the innards out of the bread.
27 June 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Roger2 Best Purchase
Excellent even fastbake bread at a fraction of the cost
15 June 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by hairy1 GOOD AND BAD
I purchased this breadmaker and found it excellent for making breads, however where this machine seriously fails is on Program 4 - cakes. I followed the recipe in the breadmakers book for the fruit cake, and after three attempts, it failed miserably. All three attempts I measured ingredients to the letter, and the instructions to the letter but after only 1hr and 20 minutes (which frankly is not enough on this program), the bread maker beeped to indicate that it had finished, I had a fruit cake that was, well, still a liquid on top and right through the middle. I can only assume that Russell Hobbs either misprinted the recipe incorrectly or that the program itself is an unresolved and known issue to russell hobbs. I have now taken to making my fruit cakes and other items in my oven. Program 4 lets this wonderful bread maker down miserably and with no ability to alter the time on the program, it is just not worth the wasted ingredients and the wasted time to try a fourth attempt.
19 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Tamira Easy to use
Tasty bread every time.
Good quality product for that price.
17 May 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Bread101 Stopped working after three bakes!!
I had the same issues as others have had in that the machine stopped working after having it for less than three weeks!! Avoid this model
16 May 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Taz3663 Easy to use
Good product compact and easy to use. Would have liked a more extensive recipe book
20 March 2014
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 5 out of 5 by Curley61 Great bread maker
I researched bread makers and decided this one was ideal for my purpose. I wanted to make a home made loaf of bread at least once a week. My husband likes shop bought " cotton wool " bread and I don't. Even he is impressed with my home made loaves. This bread maker is easy to use and so far we have not been disappointed.
06 March 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by moomins DOE'S WHAT IT SAYS IT WILL
excellent value for money, easy to use very very good results, would highly recomend
24 February 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by EmmyLou2882 Love it
I've had other bread makers but this is the beat brand I've ever purchased. The bread is delicious and have tried a few of the programmes and they're all good quality breads. Wouldn't be without it now
11 February 2014
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 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 WilkinsonD My First Bread Maker.
Brilliant,easy to use,worth every penny.
26 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Okey Replacement Bread Maker
I only tend to use it for making dough and then proving and cooking my own bread, teacakes etc. With my previous one I could set the timer for making dough but with this one I cannot. That is my only complaint everything else is as previously.
04 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by silverfoxy Ideal Breadmaker
Smart, neat, and effective - this breadmaker does exactly what it says on the tin, it bakes great bread! Very easy to use, lots of options for size, colour etc., so that you can customise for your particular needs. Am very impressed so far.
28 October 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punkjo Brilliant
My beloved old RH bread maker needed replacing. Despite reviews all looking good I was still sceptical. Especially as it looked so much smaller than my old one. My first loaf failed due to me using my usual recipe but when I used the one that came with the machine it was pure perfection. GET THIS MACHINE! it's Brilliant!.
20 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by breadlover So Easy!
Decided on this machine because it isn't too bulky to leave out on the kitchen worktop and didn't seem too complicated!
We haven't had time to try all the different recipes yet, but the large white , large whole wheat and the "Fastbake 1" loaves (takes only 55 mins) - have all been excellent, with a very good texture and great flavour. Would recommend to anyone who enjoys good bread!
31 July 2013
Rated 1 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer Dreadful
For once I read the instructions carefully. I measured all the ingredients with precision. I made two loaves which both did not rise at all. I had my previous breadmaker for six years without one failed loaf. I returned the appliance and am going to receive a refund. Asda were brilliant it back. I don't know if it was faulty but it didn't function properly.
09 July 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by cook4 Satisfied Customer
I am very pleased with this bread maker all my loaves have turned out perfect and it is easy to use.
30 June 2013
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 3 out of 5 by MummyBaker Too Small
I returned this item because it was not big enough to make a 1250gr loaf like my old machine does.
28 June 2013
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 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
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