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Hamilton Beach Home Baker Bread Machine

Last updated: March 22, 2023


Whether you're interested in making French bread or cake, this bread machine has you covered. It's able to create larger loaves that weight up to 2 pounds and has a convenient viewing window, so you can check on your bake. A recipe guide with gluten-free options is included with your purchase.

We looked at the top Bread Machines and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Bread Machine you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: All you need to do to use this bread machine is add your ingredients, select your cycle and press start.

In our analysis of 40 expert reviews, the Hamilton Beach Home Baker Bread Machine placed 7th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With the HomeBaker Bread Machine, preparing a variety of breads is simple: just add ingredients, select the cycle and press start. After you make the first delicious batch, it won’t be long before family and friends are asking for more.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The inexpensive Hamilton Beach HomeBaker ran hot and overproofed our white bread, leaving the interior spongy and the top sunken in.
If you are a first-time bread machine buyer or inexperienced when it comes to bread baking, the Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 29881/29882 would make a great purchase. With an extremely affordable price, this bread maker will allow you to try out baking bread with a machine and seeing whether you like it without breaking the bank or spending hundreds of dollars on a machine that you won’t end up using because you figured you’d rather go back to buying bread.
Cleaning the bread maker is easy and the paddle and pan are dishwasher-safe.
The instruction book is exceptional and probably one of the best given the failure of so many instruction books with other brands and models.
Tending to the needs of those with and without gluten intolerance, you’ll find that this machine has an incredible number of features.
Instead of spreading out horizontally, Hamilton Beach manufactures this bread maker with a more vertical design to save space on your kitchen counter.

What reviewers didn't like

luten-free bread doesn’t have the strength and elasticity to rise again after being punched down, so the Hamilton Beach gluten-free loaves always came out collapsed and dense.
The paddle would sometimes come loose and end up being baked right in with the bread! So we wondered if we actually lost the paddle somewhere, but it was sticking right underneath the bread. This is a small problem and you could just yank it out
The viewing window might fog up during the rising and baking cycles until you cannot see through it.
A little bigger than I would like. Was hard to find a place I could store it.
One disadvantage of this bread maker is that it can’t create over 2lbs. of bread at one time, nor can it provide more than 2lbs. in an express manner.
Just one kneading paddle instead of two
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