What’s the best breadmaker for gluten free bread in the UK?

Almost all bread makers that are on the market right now have gluten free programs and are trying to cater to the large amount of people wanting to make their own gluten free products – but are they any good?  Today I’m looking to find the best bread maker for gluten free bread that’s available in the UK and I’ll be looking to see if they are actually getting positive reviews for their loaves rather than they just say they can make them!

Tips for using a gluten free bread maker

If you need to make gluten free bread in any significant amounts, you’ll know that it’s not quite as simple as chucking the ingredients in the bread maker and hoping for the best – here’s some tips for getting some good gluten free loaves out of a bread maker:

  • always choose the gluten free program
  • don’t give up if it doesn’t make perfect loaves the first time – be prepared to fiddle with recipes to get them just right
  • try different kinds of gluten free flour to see if they work better
  • don’t just stick to the recipe in the booklet – try cookbooks, blogger recipes etc

 

Our reviews – best bread maker for gluten free bread

Panasonic SD-2500 WXC Automatic Breadmaker with Gluten Free Program

This Panasonic is one of my favourites for regular bread makers, but how does it shape up when it comes to Gluten free?  Well, out of the many reviews on Amazon (500+) there were a great many singing its praises when it comes to the gluten free program.  As I say, I’m a huge fan of the Panasonic range, they just work really well so I’m not surprised it’s so good for their free from program.

  • special gluten free program
  • also makes wonderful normal loaves – good for a mixed household of needs
  • can also make jam
  • reasonable mid range price

Great for… people who want to do both gluten and normal loaves yet still get great results

 

Zero Gluten Baker 7835 Bread Maker

Rather than a bread maker that has a added gluten free program, this one by Zero Gluten Baker turns that idea on its head.  They have made a specialist gluten free bread maker that has been designed specifically for the demands of free from baking.  You can use it for ‘normal’ loaves, but those are added on as an extra!

  • 7 gluten free recipe modes – plus 6 specialist and 6 traditional
  • a specialist recipe book
  • viewing window to see how it’s progressing
  • double paddle for even kneading
  • on the expensive side for a breadmaker

Great for… people who want to exclusively bake gluten free

Check the latest price on Amazon here

 

Andrew James Premium Bread Maker

The Andrew James Bread Maker is a great choice if you’re on a budget and it’s the cheapest bread maker in my list.  Reviews of it are mixed though, with both the normal loaves and the gluten free programmes yielding great loaves for some and not so for others, so it could be that you get what you pay for.  As always, don’t give up with the first failure – tweak until you get it right, or at least edible!

  • Gluten free mode
  • Inexpensive model
  • Automatic ingredients dispenser
  • 2 year warranty

Good for… those starting out and on a budget

 

Tower T11001 Gluten Free bread maker

Although it’s called a Gluten Free bread maker, this one from Tower isn’t a specialist bread machine at all and only comes with one programme for gluten free loaves.  Unfortunately, it doesn’t even come with great reviews of how they turn out either.

It is a fairly inexpensive machine though and if you have the time to tweak the recipes and not follow blindly what’s in the book it could be a good investment for you.

  • 13 digital programmes including one gluten free
  • 3 year guarantee
  • inexpensive choice

Good for… those willing to tweak recipes in order to get a cheaper machine

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