Freshly baked bread is surely a temptation, but baking yours at home is a bit of a struggle that takes time and effort. However, with the help of these bread makers you can enjoy your own fresh-baked bread without fuss! Here we will show you 3 bread makers with great function that you can find at home appliance stores in Japan. *An electrical adapter will be needed for use outside Japan.
1. Panasonic Home Bakery (パナソニック ホームベーカリー)
Panasonic Home Bakery is the best selling bread maker in Japan, particularly famous for its fluffy white bread. Thanks to its notable 'Automatic Yeast Dispenser,' the yeast will be dispensed automatically when enough gluten has formed, allowing the bread to rise well to create a fluffy and chewy texture. It has a built-in sensor that measures the temperature of the room and the machine itself so it can bake quality bread throughout the year. Another appealing feature is that it can automatically blend in the ingredients for you. Most models bake 1 loaf at a time, while some can manage 2.
Their latest model, Panasonic Home Bakery (SD-BMT1001) (open market price) offers programs like 'Sandwich Bread Mode (サンドイッチ用食パンコース)' and an '8 Minute Speed Kneading Mode (８分スピード生地コース)' which can mix, knead and rise the dough for pizza and many other types of bread in a very short time. For soft doughs that are difficult to knead by hand, you can always count on its 'Coarse Mixing Mode' for an easy bake.
*Actual serving may vary.
2. AucSale siroca Home Bakery (オークセール sirocaホームベーカリー)
AucSale's siroca Home Bakery has gone further for the essential lightness of freshly baked bread, as it lets you choose from 3 crust shades (light, medium and dark) and allows you to bake up to 2 loaves at a time. The 'French bread mode' that was added after many feedback from customers is a thing of note. Of course, you can also make rice flour bread, soba (buckwheat noodle) dough, pizza dough and even fresh butter! Using its 13 hour delay timer, you can have it baked and ready at your desired time.
Their higher end product 'siroca Home Bakery (SHB-712)' (open market price) can even make fresh cheese, culture yogurt, or even bake rye bread and natural yeast bread. Featuring a silent mode, the buzzers can be turned off for quieter use.
3. Twinbird Home Bakery (ツインバード ホームベーカリー)
The Twinbird Home Bakery is a series known for its simple features, reasonable prices, and larger models that can handle two loaves at once. This comes in handy when you want to bake a lot in one go.
In addition to your usual bread flour, it can bake whole wheat, rye or rice flour as well. Its wide range of menus extends to French style bread, mochi (rice cakes) and many others too.
If you're looking for even more, we recommend the 'Twinbird Home Bakery (PY-E731W)', 20,000 JPY(tax excl.). With this model, the kneading, rising and baking processes can be manually set and adjusted, so you can make pizza dough or other variety breads without hassle. Equipped with an automatic ingredient dispenser, it will help you make a wider variety of breads. Also, it lets you bake half a loaf, so it can make just the right size for a smaller number of people as well.
*This product was developed with the assumption it would be used in Japan, so please be aware only ingredients sold in Japan can be used in this machine.
So how was it? You can find many bread makers with all kinds of features, so take a look and find the one that suits your bread-baking needs. You can always ask the store's sales assistant if you cannot make up your mind.
*Please note that the information in this article is from the time of writing or publication and may differ from the latest information.