West Bend 41410 Hi-Rise Loaf Programmable Breadmaker
If you are looking for the lowest priced bread maker on this list, yet gives the most bang for your bread making buck, the West Bend 41410 - 2.5 lb. Hi-Rise Bread Maker is the one for you. It makes a hi-rise vertical orientation loaf and comes with 12 preprogrammed settings, while the "super rapid" setting makes a loaf of bread in under two hours. It will make three loaf sizes, 1, 1.5, and 2 pounds.
There’s a large viewing window to monitor progress as well as a large LCD screen with easy to push buttons. It even features twin mixing paddles, just like the more expensive units on this list. This is also the quietest bread maker here, meaning no annoying mixing noise as it kneads the bread. The instruction/recipe booklet which comes included with this unit is the most detailed on our list. This unit comes in either black or white and it comes with a one year warranty.