The essential bread
One of the most essential food that Malaysian eat everyday is none other than bread.
Most of the time, we get our sliced bread either from the convenient store or the supermarket.
Popular sliced bread brand in Malaysia are Gardenia, High Five, Mighty White etc.
My personal favorite is the Massimo wholemeal bread.
Do you know how much you spent on bread monthly?
If you have a small family, a pack of sliced bread can cost you from RM2.30 – RM3.00.
The pack of store bought bread can last you for 5 days.
If you have a large family, a pack of bread may last you only 2 days.
Therefore, your monthly budget for bread may ranges from RM30 – RM40!
Is there a cheaper alternative?
Well, why not bake bread at home.
Making homemade bread is a good idea, but some of us may not have the time to make the bread dough and bake it in our kitchen oven.
The best and easiest solution is to get a home automatic bread making machine.
Bread making machine
If you are looking for a bread making machine, there are many brands and models to choose from.
To make it easier for you, I did my research online and the following is my recommendation.
My criteria when researching home bread maker is user reviews.
A particular unit with lots of reviews means it is selling well and buyers are happy with their purchase.
The list below is my 8 best bread making machine in Malaysia:
1) My first recommendation is the Tesco Bread Maker BM1333 2L.
As I am writing this review (May 2017), the BM1333 unit has over 133 user feedbacks.
This unit has mostly high 4 – 5 star ratings.
Many love this model because it does it’s function…which is to bake bread flawlessly.
The bread size is also quite large. It can bake up to a 2.0 lb or 0.9 kg loaf of bread!
The Tesco BM1333 is selling at RM199.
2) My second recommendation is the Russell Taylors Bread Maker.
This unit has over 41 user reviews on Lazada Malaysia.
User ratings are high 4 – 5 stars.
This unit is also certified by SIRIM and Suruhanjaya Tenaga.
The certification means it is thoroughly tested to be safe to use at home.
The bread maker from Russel Taylors has a loaf size of maximum 2.0 lb.
It also comes with a local 1 year manufacturer warranty.
The selling price is RM220.
3) My third recommendation is the Pensonic PBM2000 Bread Maker.
This unit has over 22 user reviews.
Most past buyers gave it a high 5 stars satisfaction rating.
This particular unit has a multiple loaf size selection feature.
It has 19 automatic programs and comes with a removable non-stick bowl for easy cleaning.
Since Pensonic is a local Malaysian brand, the RBM2000 comes with a 1 year local supplier warranty.
The selling price for this home bread baking machine is RM263.
4) My fourth recommendation is the Trio Bread Maker TBM-111 .
The TBM-111 has a total of 15 user reviews.
This particular unit is slightly smaller. The maximum load size is only 900 g.
However, it has a feature where you can select multiple crust settings.
If you like homemade bread with hard crust, the Trio bread maker is right for you.
The unit is selling for RM278 at Lazada Malaysia.
5) My 5th recommendation is the Philips Bread Maker HD9015.
From my research, the Philips bread maker selling price is on the high side.
But what you pay more, you get back in quality.
The HD9015 model has over 8 user reviews.
It also has high 5 stars satisfaction rating.
The maximum bread loaf size is only 1 kg.
However, it has a 3 crust browning level settings.
Best of all, it has a 2 years local manufacturer warranty.
The Philips HD9015 is selling for RM360.
6) My 6th recommendation is the Breville Bread Maker BBM100.
The BBM100 from Breville is also a premium home bread maker.
This unit has more than 4 user reviews.
It has a high user satisfaction rating of 4 – 5 stars.
Design wise, the Breville bread baking machine looks very elegant with its curvy edges.
The BBM100 can bake a maximum loaf size up to 1 kg.
The unit selling price is RM429.
7) My 7th recommendation is the Kenwood Bread Maker BM450.
Another high end home auto bread making machine.
The Kenwood BM450 gets top marks for design.
I love its stainless steel body and touch pad controls.
This unit has 3 user reviews.
It received only top 5 stars rating for user satisfaction.
Bread loaf size wise, you can baked 500 g, 750 g or 1 kg bread.
The Kenwood RM450 selling price is RM789.
8) My eight recommendation is the mighty Panasonic Bread Maker SD-P104.
This is Japanese kitchen equipment design at its best.
Personally, I think the Panasonic SD-P104 should be in a class of its own.
It has over 20 user reviews at Lazada.
Generally, it received top 5 stars rating for user satisfaction.
This unit is different compared to other bread making machine because it comes with an automatic ingredients dispenser.
With this bread maker, you can add raisins, cranberries, nuts etc into your bread.
Everything is done automatically.
This feature is very useful indeed.
The Panasonic SD-P104 is also very energy efficient.
It consumes only 360W of power.
With its automatic ingredients dispenser, low energy consumption and elegant design, obviously you have to pay a premium for this unit.
The Panasonic bread maker is selling for RM589.
My list of 8 best bread making machine in Malaysia is obviously not comprehensive.
There are many more different units available in stores and in online e-commerce site.
Generally, the function of all home bread making machine is the same.
The machine bakes bread without you having to get your hands dirty.
What you will also need is a digital kitchen weighing machine.
You have to weight the correct amount of flour and baker’s yeast before you put it into the bread baking machine.
Nonetheless, I hope my list above has been helpful to you.
Enjoy your homemade bread.