When we think about modern breakfast, a few dishes come to mind. Given that Malaysia is a country rich in culture and diversity, there is no shortage when it comes to selection whether it be Nasi lemak or your favorite Wonton Mee.
But there is another staple breakfast food that most can make at home, bread! It is perhaps one of the oldest food products ever made and has since become a must-have in most Malaysian households. You can always purchase bread from your local grocery store, or you can make them yourself!
Since you have found this article, we presume you are more interested in the latter. Making bread at home can be a daunting yet therapeutic task with all the steps and processes to follow. This is where a bread maker can come in handy.
Without a bread maker, you would have to make the bread the old-fashioned time-consuming process. With a bread maker, you can make bread by simply putting all the ingredients in and pressing a few buttons, and voila, fresh homemade bread.
When looking to buy a bread maker (Malaysia) we can often look at reliable brands and retailers online or in-store to determine which bread maker fits our needs. In this article, we will go over important factors to consider when buying a bread maker (Malaysia), followed by our top recommendations.
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What to look for in a bread maker in Malaysia
In this section of the article, we will be looking at some of the things you might want to consider when buying bread makers in Malaysia. This section aims to act as a buying guide that you can always refer to when deciding on bread makers in Malaysia.
When buying any home appliance, one must always consider the budget they have in mind. Buying the best bread maker for yourself might come down to choosing one that best suits your budget. Though you needn’t be too concerned when it comes to bread makers as they tend to be inexpensive with some exceptions of course.
The budget you have will determine the number of functions available on the bread maker, as well as the make and quality of the build. Don’t worry, we will include options to accommodate budgets of all sizes in this article.
Size, Shape, and Capacity
Most bread makers in today’s market can produce loaves of bread from 500g to 1kg comfortably. As a general rule of thumb, a 500g loaf will yield about 8 slices of bread, a 750g loaf 12 slices, a 1kg loaf will give you 16 slices of bread. You can always opt for bread makers that make horizontal or vertical loaves.
When it comes to slicing the bread, smaller loaves are generally easier to slice while larger loaves can prove a challenge as the top tends to have a softer crust.
This feature is a must-have as it allows you to choose when you want your bread to start baking. We say that this is a must-have as it gives you the flexibility to choose when you want to have your bread and also how fresh you want your loaf to be.
If you wish to have a loaf of bread in the morning before you go to work, you don’t want to get up at 4 am to make bread, this delayed timer will allow you to set the bread-making process up for the desired time and you can rest easy knowing your breadmaker is hard at work getting your bread ready.
Looking at kneading paddles is also rather important as this will dictate the quality and consistency of bread produced by the bread maker. Most of the best bread makers come with multiple paddles, which allow the bread maker to do more than just make bread.
In some cases, it can also double as a pasta dough maker. When you look for a bread maker, we advise you to find one that has two kneading paddles as this will give it similar quality to a hand-kneaded bread.
You will also want to look out for removable paddles. This is a must-have unless you want your bread to have a paddle-shaped hole at the base of it. Most of the best bread makers have an indicator or alarm that notifies you to remove the paddle before it begins baking. Removable paddles also make the clean-up easier as the paddles can be removed and each component can be easily cleaned.
Preset and Programmable Options
Much like any kitchen appliance, bread makers also come with some preset functions. It should be noted that if you look for bread makers that come with loads of different presets, you are expected to pay a hefty price for them. Presets that are included in pricier machines include pizza dough options, cake options, jam options, gluten-free options, and many more.
When we say programmable, we mean that the bread maker gives you options or full control over the bread-making process. If it’s your first bread maker and you are looking to just invest in a cheaper one, you will find the presets to be rather basic.
On the other hand, if you chose to purchase a higher-end model, you’ll be delighted to know that you are given access to a ton of baking options. You can choose if you want your loaf of bread to be darker or lighter, whether you want it to only knead the dough and not bake it, bake it and not knead it, adjust the proving time, and so much more. This gives you full control and flexibility when baking your desired loaf of bread.
Our Top Picks for Bread Makers in Malaysia
Now that we’ve discussed the key factors that you should look for in bread makers, we can proceed with our top recommendations for the best bread makers in Malaysia. The bread makers on this list will have a variety of budgets and will include our opinions after testing.
Most of the products on this list can be found on Lazada, Shopee, and any other popular Malaysian retail shop. The list below is solely based on our opinion and may not reflect what the manufacturer intended.
1. Kenwood BM250
Kenwood is a brand well known for their affordable yet reliable kitchen appliances. The brand was founded in 1947 and has since made a name for itself in the kitchen appliances market. This is one of the many reasons we have decided to add the Kenwood BM250 Bread Maker in the list of the best bread makers in Malaysia.
Before we get into the nitty gritty of what this bread maker can do, let’s take a look at its exterior. The Kenwood BM250 Bread Maker only comes in white and has dimensions of 31 x 34.5 x 25 cm (H x W x D). The capacity of the bread maker is rather standard, being able to make 500g. 700g, and 1 kg loaves.
The body of the bread maker is made from metal and weighs approximately 6.3kg. Being made from metal, gives this bread maker a sturdy feel that is unmatched by lower quality bread makers that are made from plastic.
The control panel on the side features an LCD display with a multitude of functions that we will elaborate on. Similar to other products on this list, it also features a see through viewing window. This is always a great feature that allows you to monitor the progress of your bread.
For the specifications and functions, this kenwood bread maker is full of them. As featured on the manufacturer’s website, this product is among some of the most versatile. Coming in with 12 preset programs, which range from jams to sourdough, making it a versatile bread maker. What’s more impressive is that this bread maker can produce a full family-sized loaf in just under an hour.
We were also delighted to see that it came with a delay timer that could be wound up for up to 15 hours. If you’re worried about your bread going cold after baking, worry not as this bread maker comes with a keep warm function. The keep warm function can last for up to an hour, giving you plenty of time to enjoy that fresh baked taste.
When we were testing this product, we found that this product does produce a fair amount of noise, though it is nothing to be worried about. The presets are indeed quite versatile and the delay timer worked perfectly.
We were also glad to find out that the kneading paddles and lid of the bread maker are removable, making cleaning easy. Lastly, it doesn’t hurt that Kenwood has provided a measuring cup and spoon along with the bread maker. This bread maker is a great kitchen appliance overall and we have no regrets including it on our list.
2. PerySmith Eco Health Series
The next product on this list is this PerySmith bread maker. When you look for kitchen appliances or home appliances in general, you’re bound to stumble upon the PerySmith brand as they have solidified their place as a reliable home appliance brand that always delivers quality products at a modest cost.
This PerySmith bread maker is on this list as it has passed our testing and we believe that it is a product worth mentioning.
At first glance, this PerySmith bread maker features a beautiful vibrant red outer shell. The bread maker itself weighs in at only 2kg and has dimensions of 44 x 29 x 35.5cm (D x W x H). The bread maker itself has an LED display located at the top along with some buttons to control the functions of it.
The PerySmith Bread maker also has a viewing window that allows you to check on the progress of the bread. This is always nice as it allows you to monitor the baking and kneading process and make adjustments if needed.
Looking at the features that this product offers, we first need to address the capacity of it. This PerySmith Bread Maker is made for larger groups of people as it can only produce loaves of 1kg, 1.25kg, and 1.5kg. This might not be ideal if you have a small family, but it can be a great option if you have many mouths to feed in your household.
Similar to the previous product on this list, this bread maker also comes with preset programs. In fact, it comes with 15 of them. These presets can range from making jam to any sort of bread you feel like having. Furthermore, you can also adjust the crust darkness based on your preference.
Having a warm freshly baked loaf is perhaps one of the best things to have for breakfast in the morning as it brings a sense of comfort. To help with this, this bread maker comes with a 1 hour keep warm function. When it comes to delay timers, this bread maker comes with a 15 hour programmable timer.
The inside of the bread maker tin is made from a special diamond fluorine non-stick coating. This makes cleaning and cooking extremely pleasant. As for safety features, this product comes with smart overheat protection and a multi-layer cool to touch body, minimizing the risk of electrical fires and burns.
Overall, we give this PerySmith Bread Maker a solid rating as it is a steal for the price. Though we only have some comments regarding the build of the device. We noticed when we first got it that it was made from a plastic material which might be detrimental to its durability in the long run.
The twin kneading paddles are a nice addition but we find them hard to clean as they do not appear to be removable.
3. Russell Taylors Bread Maker
The third entry on our list of the best bread makers in Malaysia is this product here from Russsell Taylors. This product from Russell Taylors is highly reviewed and rated on both Lazada and Shopee. With almost 5000 ratings on Lazada with an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars, we had to include it in our list. The number of ratings on Shopee might not be as high but the consistent 5 stars from over a 100 customers do not lie.
The Russell Taylor bread maker is simplistic in design. Like all the previous entries on this list, it also features a see-through viewing window to check on the progress of your bread (or whatever you’ve set it to make). The 6 buttons surrounding the LED display allows you to control the presets, delay timer, and keep warm. The LED display is always nice to have as it makes monitoring the current setting easier.
This bread maker from Russell Taylors comes with 19 preset programs. The 19 presets range from basic white bread to jam or even yoghurt. This versatile bread maker from Russell Taylors is the perfect option if you are looking for a moderately sized bread maker. The bread maker can produce loaves of up to 1kg, great for small families or even yourself.
You can also adjust the darkness of the crust with the options of light, medium, and dark. Furthermore, the bread maker also comes with an 15 hour delayed timer which can be activated via the buttons on the bread maker. This accompanied by the hour long keep warm function will ensure the freshest tasting bread every single time.
When it comes to cleaning, this bread maker from Russell Taylors is no trouble at all. The non-stick inner pot ensures that no batter or bread sticks to it. This product also comes with other nifty features such as a 10 minute electric power cutoff, memory function, and full auto process control break making.
Overall, we have to say that this product from Russell Taylors is perhaps one of the best value for money buys you can find. Based on testing done by us, we have found some key features that we’d like to highlight about this product.
Firstly, the sheer number of preset programs amazed us as most bread makers on this list offer only up to 15 preset programs. Secondly, we are big fans of the removable kneading paddle. And lastly, a free measuring cup and measuring spoon does not hurt their placement on this list at all.
4. Morgan Bread Maker
The brand Morgan is relatively new to the home appliance scene, being founded in 2006. The goal of Morgan was to produce cheap yet durable home appliances that can be used by anyone. Simply put it, they wanted to produce appliances that can be operated by someone with no knowledge about technology.
The reviews of the Morgan MBM 1020 bread maker are resoundingly positive on Lazada with an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars from over 400 individuals. As such, we have decided to include this product in our list of the best bread makers in Malaysia.
Looking at the MBM1020 bread maker itself, it is evident that the build of it is mainly plastic. This could be detrimental if you’re looking for a product that is more durable. The LCD display of the appliance is located on the front side of it, in between the rows of buttons. These buttons each serve an important role in helping you make the best loaf of bread you can possibly make.
The Morgan MBM1020 Bread Maker comes with 12 preset programs to fit most of your needs. Although this product might not have the most number of presets on this list, it is important to remember that Morgan brand products are designed to be extremely user friendly. From our experience, this holds true as the buttons are quite intuitive to use.
These buttons allow you to adjust the darkness level of the crust of the loaf, access all the 12 preset programs, the delay timer, the keep warm function and so much more. You’ll notice by now that there is a pattern when it comes to bread makers in general. These are just essential features that come with most bread makers.
If you are looking for a more extravagant bread maker, we’re sad to say that this might not be the best bread maker for you. Instead, we advise you to dive deeper into the list and find the best bread maker to fit your needs.
This bread maker from Morgan has proven to be an easy to use bread maker and it is rather inexpensive as well. The non-stick inner tin is also a bonus as it makes cleaning an easy process.
Our overall rating of this product is positive with some feedback regarding their drawbacks. We are glad to know that this product is meant to be easy to use, but we are unsure about the durability of the product itself. The kneading paddles are not removable and could prove difficult to clean.
5. Pensonic PBM-2000
Pensonic is a well known Malaysian brand with origins that can be traced all the way back to 1965 in Penang. This humble brand has since garnered multiple awards for their innovative design in multiple categories.
We have decided to include this product as we feel that a list of the best bread makers in Malaysia wouldn’t be complete without an entry from the ‘Sound of Penang’ (a nickname of Pensonic).
Coming in with a small to medium capacity, you can produce loaves of 500g, 750g, and 1kg. This is perfect for a small family or even you yourself. Looking at the bread maker itself, we can see that this product from Pensonic also comes with an LCD display.
This LCD display much like all the other displays on this list is accompanied by function buttons. You can see that this product is made from a plastic housing, which brings the durability of this product into question. Furthermore, it comes with a removable non-stick bowl which makes it an appliance that is no trouble to clean.
When it comes to the functions of the Pensonic PBM-2000, we must first look at the 19 automatic programs. These programs range from making plain white bread, to jam making. This versatility is commonly found in rice cookers on this list but the extra 4 to 5 functions included with this product is not a drawback.
The delay timer and keep warm function provided by the kitchen appliances allows you to rest easy knowing you can have a fresh loaf of bread whenever you want it. The delay timer is also a great feature as it allows you to make your own bread without having to interrupt your day. You can also use the buttons to adjust the crust darkness and to use the pause function.
We say that this product is also one that is great for someone on a budget. You can always look for other products that are in the higher budget range if you feel like you can afford it. The best bread maker is the one that can suit your needs.
6. Khind BM750
The 6th product on this list of the best bread makers in Malaysia is this product from Khind, a reliable brand in the Malaysian market for kitchen appliances. With a weight of 4kg and dimensions of 30 x 24 x 26cm (H x W x L), making it one of the smaller ones on this list, meaning you can still squeeze this kitchen appliance into your kitchen even if you are low on space.
Being on the smaller side in capacity, it can only produce loaves of 500g and 750g only. With a capacity as small as this, it is best suited for an individual or a small family. The LCD display on the front gives you clear indicators and information regarding the current settings of the bread maker. These settings and functions are controlled via the buttons located on either side of the LCD display.
The bread maker comes with 14 preset functions. You can always use this kitchen appliance to produce other food products in the event you don’t feel like having bread. You can also adjust the darkness of your bread crust with a touch of a button.
The buttons located on either side of the LCD display allows you to access the 14 presets as well as the keep warm function (30 minutes) and the time delay function (up to 14 hours).
Overall we feel that this product is best suited for smaller kitchens and families as it does have a rather small capacity. The double coated ceramic bread barrel and kneading paddle is a great addition for durability and after further testing, we have decided to include it in this list of bread makers in Malaysia.
7. TRIO TBM-222
The second last product on our list of the best bread makers in Malaysia is this entry from TRIO. When we were searching for the best bread maker, we stumbled upon this product but was unsure about including it in the list. Safe to say that it has passed our tests and has successfully made it onto this list.
One of the standout features of this device is the double viewing window at the top of the bread maker. You can also see that it is similar to all the other products on this list with it’s LCD display and accompanying buttons. When you first get this bread maker, you will immediately notice that it has an incredibly sturdy build.
You can also see that it comes with a detachable non-stick coated inner pot with a handle. This is always a great feature as it allows you to clean the appliance without any hassle.
In terms of features, this bread maker comes with 15 preset functions which grant it a great degree of flexibility. Furthermore, it comes with a 15 hour delay timer and a 60 minute keep warm function. You can also adjust the crust of your bread (3 settings). Oh did we forget to mention?
This bread maker can produce loaves of up to 1.5kg, making it one of the bigger options on this list. If you happen to live in a larger household, you can be assured that this bread maker will not fail you in producing enough bread for the whole family.
In the end, we found this product a worthy inclusion into our list of the best bread makers in Malaysia as it has surpassed our expectations in terms of general white bread making.
8. Panasonic SD-P104
The last product on this list is the Panasonic SD-P104 Bread Maker. Perhaps one of the flashier options on this list, it is also the most pricey. You can see from the exterior of the device, it is unique as it has an extra layer above it. In the extra layer you will find 2 compartments.
These compartments are designed to act as an automatic ingredient dispenser for add ons such as raisins and nuts, as well as yeast. The LCD display along with the buttons along the side of the display help guide you when using the machine. You can always refer to the user manual if you do get confused regarding the steps to operating this device.
When we look at the cooking functions of this bread maker, we were surprised as it only came with 13 preset programs. You can access all these functions via the buttons on either side of the LCD display. You can also change the crust of your bread with the crust button located on the front of the bread maker.
In the bread maker itself, you will find a removable kneading paddle and bowl, allowing you to more easily clean the device. The temperature sensor in the kitchen appliance will ensure a perfect loaf is baked without fail, allowing you to enjoy a perfect loaf everytime.
We would like to say that this product, while expensive, might be a great choice for those who enjoy toppings or add ons on their bread. But we think a similar approach could be taken without needing an automated feature. There are some products on this list that offer a pause function which allows you to simply add the toppings before resuming.