Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Review

Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Review
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Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread: QUICK OVERVIEW





What We Like

  • Very user friendly
  • Durable
  • Aesthetically pleasing

What We Don't Like

  • Alert can be loud
  • Manual can be difficult to understand
  • Occasionally doesn’t work on arrival

Do you love the taste of a freshly baked loaf of bread but hate the effort it takes to make your own? If you have ever made your own bread from scratch you will know how difficult it can be to knead the dough, which can take a toll on your hands and body.

You often find bread machines on wedding or house-warming gift lists for that exact reason. However, these machines are often left on the kitchen counter to collect dust and soon forgotten about.  So is it worth purchasing a bread machine?

Breville BBM800XL Custom Loaf Bread Review

If you want to make your own bread easily, the Breville BBM800xl custom loaf bread maker could be just what you have been looking for. This bread maker takes the hassle out of breadmaking.

This programmable bread maker has a single collapsible paddle and a stainless-steel exterior. This custom loaf maker allows you to make a variety of different loaf sizes and customize exactly what goes into each loaf. This amazing machine will knead the dough, then warm it up and let it rise a bit before beating it back down, letting it rise again and finally baking it for you.

There is an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that releases ingredients at the exact right moment during the kneading phase so that they are perfectly incorporated into the dough. This brand has been making machines for years and is a leader in the field. Each release comes with more improvements. This particular machine was released in 2012 and has many new features and upgrades.

Who is this Product for?

This product is ideal for people who have food allergies and people who are health conscious. Because you are making the bread yourself you have complete control over what goes into your bread and the recipe can be customized to suit your needs.  Buying bread from stores can become expensive, but by making your own bread you will save money.

The bread machine does all the hard work for you so that you can get on with your life. The loaf maker is very simple to use and comes with 46 delicious step-by-step recipes to try. It is great value for money and will save you money in the long run, especially if you buy your ingredients in bulk.

This particular model allows you to create dough, jam and artisan bread. It is perfect for those who have a gluten intolerance as all the recipes can be completely customized. The loaf maker has a wide range in the amount of product it produces so you can decide how much you want to make so that you don’t make too much or too little depending on the situation.

What’s in the Box?

When you purchase a Breville Custom Loaf Maker you will notice that it features an automatic fruit and nut dispenser. Include in the box is a removable lid that features a large wide viewing window.  Included with your purchase is the Breville custom loaf bread pan that features a driveshaft in the center making it easy to remove the bread from the pan.

Also included is a collapsible kneading paddle for mixing, kneading and punching down the dough.  There are 4 different loaf sizes to choose from.  There is also a 46-page recipe book included that features gluten- and yeast-free options.

Strengths and Weaknesses

The Breville Custom Loaf Bread Maker features an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that allows the perfect amount of ingredients to be distributed evenly through the mixture. The collapsible kneading paddle makes sure that the dough is kneaded to perfection and there is no danger of baking the paddle into the bread. This feature also allows you to customize the size of the hole at the bottom of the loaf.

The LCD panel shows the progress of the baking process and helps you monitor the color of the crust. The biggest advantage it the fact that you can chose between different sizes to suit your needs so that you never make too much or too little.  This particular model can create jams and artisan breads with various dough types and wheat-free options.

The only disadvantage is that because of the collapsible kneading paddle, some specific ingredients and textures of bread are not mixed thoroughly, especially yeast-free types. The automatic fruit and nut dispenser could also be a bit bigger.


Watch this video for an easy how-to-use tutorial.


When it comes to capacity and customization there really isn’t any better bread machine on the market. It is the only machine that features an automatic fruit and nut dispenser. The closest competitor is the Zojirushi bread maker.


The Breville custom loaf bread maker is perfect for those who love making their own bread or need to customize their bread due to health reasons.

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