The Breville BBM800XL Bread Machine Review

Overview of Breville BBM800XL

Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker BBM800XL, Brushed Stainless Steel
  • Automatic fruit and nut dispenser releases ingredients at the right moment during the knead phase so they are evenly incorporated within the dough. Voltage : 110–120 Volts
  • Unique collapsible kneading paddle thoroughly mixes ingredients then collapses before bake phase to minimize the hole at the base of the baked loaf
  • Smart lcd screen with progress indicator displaying 13 automatic settings, 3 crust colors, and 4 loaf sizes
  • Loaf sizes include 1.0-pound, 1-1/2-pound, 2.0 ln and 2-1/2-pound (Family size)
  • 46 step by step recipes (basic, whole wheat, gluten free, crusty loaf, sweet, yeast free, dough, jam as well custom recipe charts). Power : 830 Watts
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Breville is a top tier bread machine. This showstopper deserves to be in the spotlight because of its amazing features that will blow your mind. At first glance, you will be taken aback by its stainless steel body. It is rectangular with a big LCD and buttons that are neatly positioned around it. It also has a large viewing window which makes you part of the process. You can see your bread rise to its deliciousness. The LCD is large and visible, and unlike other machines where you have to press buttons to get the desired option, with a Breville BBM800XL, there is a knob on the right which you are supposed to turn. By rotating the knob, it will display the selection you made on the screen.

One of the coolest features that instantly won me over was that it comes with an automatic fruit and nut dispenser. It is incredible for people who make their bread at night as you no longer have to lurk around the machine or even wait for it to beep and add ingredients into it.

You can now easily bake the bread at night without worrying about getting up in the middle to add fruits and nuts. You can wake up to warm, delicious, healthy bread in the morning. I call this privilege.

Now if we were to talk about what’s inside; the machine comes equipped with two blades. One is a collapsible kneading blade which is there to ensure that it doesn’t stick to your bread as most blades do. Second is a dedicated jam blade.

You can make any jam knowing that it has real fruits, unlike the bottled ones. Imagine homemade jam spread on freshly baked bread on a rainy day with a hot cup of tea… sounds tempting, right?

Our Breville BBM800XL Review

The bread maker is designed beautifully with a full stainless steel chassis. It has a rectangular shaped body with a large smart LCD display with different buttons for customized settings. You can watch the fascinating process of the bread being baked through the viewing window present on the lid of this bread maker.

One of the best things about the Breville BBM800XL is that it is the only bread baking machine that comes with an automatic nuts and fruits dispenser. This dispenser is attached to the lid and incorporates the nuts at the right time into the dough that’s being kneaded. This feature is for individuals who don’t want to concern themselves with the mundane tasks of manually adding ingredients to it.

With its collapsible kneading blade, the machine works hard to make sure your bread doesn’t stick to your hand, which has become a standard problem with other machines on the market. The Breville BBM800XL comes with 13 different and unique bread baking settings such as yeast-free, crusty loaf and as well as gluten-free. If you are up for some experimenting, this machine also includes a custom option so you can set up everything according to you, yourself.

Smartest Bread Making Machine

The company ‘Breville’ itself calls the BBM800XL ‘the smartest bread making machine ever’ and it is easy to see why. This machine is not only designed elegantly, but it also is so much better compared to all the other bread making machines.

With this machine, “stone age” physical buttons have become a thing of the past, with its larger LCD display screen and rotatable knob, you can cycle select and choose the exact cycle you want on your screen. The only unlikeable thing about this machine is that it takes up considerable space, so it can be a slight problem if you don’t have enough counter space. The most exciting feature of this bread maker is the automatic fruit and nut dispenser.

Another thing that we love about it is the freedom and variety it gives you. It comes in thirteen different settings. It is so unique because it allows you to make yeast-free, crusty loaf, and even gluten-free. Moreover, you can knead pizza dough and pasta as well. You can throw the most annoying and tedious task of making pizzas and pasta at Breville BBM800XL way, and it will get the job done.

Furthermore, it can bake rectangular 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5-pound loaf of bread. It means that this machine is ideal for big as well as small families. Finding bread machine that bakes big bread can be a difficult task but not with this one. This seems to be equipped with just about everything.

Baking the Bread

The bread takes three hours to bake. It is common in most machines. However, they don’t have a fruit and nut dispenser, which defeats the purpose of it. Because you will have to stay active, in case you plan on making, let’s say, cheese and tomato bread.

With its proprietary design, the BBM800XL is in a league of its own. Internally the company refers to it as their most improved innovation. So how it works? At a certain point when the machine knows that the dough is ready during the kneading period; the added nuts or fruits in the dispenser will automatically disburse into the dough and get mixed properly. This way you can make different kinds of bread with added ingredients, without going to check on the dough again and again.

This actually makes your life much easier because if you use the 13-hour delay timer, and want to bake your bread early in the morning; you won’t have to wake up at dawn to add ingredients and set it to bake that early. By using other machines, you can only bake basic bread for the morning. However, with Breville BBM800XL you can wake up to freshly baked walnut banana bread only because of the nut dispenser.

Wrapping up with the Zojirushi Bread Machine

On the other hand, if we draw a comparison, Zojirushi is one of the most well-renowned bread maker companies in the world. We are pleased to have BBM800XL on par, if not better than the professional equipment used by them. We believe that this machine is on the same level as Zojirushi machines.