Kenwood BM450 Rapid Bake Bread Maker, Stainless Steel

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If you want a good-looking bread maker that brings a bit of ‘wow’ factor to your worktop, look no further than the Kenwood BM450.

Making simple, everyday bread couldn’t be easier with this smart stainless steel bread maker – especially with its patented 58-minute Rapid Bake button.

It can make 3 sizes of loaves, and there’s a choice of 15 programmes, so you can try different recipes, with 5 personal settings allowing you to set your own timings for each stage. You can bake savoury loaves, white, whole wheat, French or gluten-free bread. If you have a bit of a sweet tooth, then you’ll also appreciate the jam and cake settings!

There’s also a Raisin Nut Dispenser, which lets you add extra ingredients automatically into kneading process.

Programming your Kenwood BM450 is easy too thanks to the wipe-clean touch controls: there’s also a 15-hour LCD timer, with programme status, 1-hour keep-warm function – even a setting for meal times, so you can enjoy a fresh loaf for breakfast or lunch.

H31.5 x W38.5 x D23.5
Eligible for International Delivery
Stainless steel
Maximum Loaf Size
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15 programmes: including rapid bake, white, whole wheat, French, gluten-free; jams and cakes
Raisin/nut dispenser
500g, 750g, 1kg sizes; light, medium, dark crust.
Delay start for 15hrs, LCD screen


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Kenwood BM450 Rapid Bake Bread Maker, Stainless Steel 4.2 5 45 45
Glad I took the plunge Ummm'd and ahhhhh'd about buying this but really glad I did. Made the basic bread as per the instructions and it's nice but quite dense. After experimenting with the ratio's I have managed to come up with a recipe that suits me down to the ground. Really enjoy fresh bread everyday now. Have also made the pizza dough a couple of times and it comes out great with no messing and taken the basic bread recipe out prior to it baking and made bread rolls. Can't imagine eating shop bought bread again. 02 September 2014
Poor quality After just three uses the bread maker started tripping the house safety electrical system each time the programme changed from one phase to another. John Lewis promptly changed the appliance for another of the same. On the first use of the replacement steam emanated from the appliance although the loaf turned out ok. On the second attempted use it was not possible to programme the bread maker so I returned it and exchanged it for a Panasonic appliance. Very disappointing as Kenwood used to have such a good name. 19 June 2014
Very useful product I have been using a bread maker over many years and I am very happy with the bread made by the Kenwood especially that there is a lot of choices re the size, colour etc. Unfortunately it is quite noisy, apart from the end beep which is not very loud. 18 June 2014
Brilliant Bread Maker Ordered tge Kenwood BM450 yesterday online. Collected it today from our local Waitrose store - a brilliant service. Used tge machine straight away. Perfect bread was ready to eat a few hours later. The machine is stylish and looks great in my new kitchen. This is a great product which produces perfect results. Highly recommended. 01 June 2014
Brilliant bread maker! Had an old Kenwood bread maker for years. Loaf tin kept working loose, hence new one. Looks elegant, lots more features including great digital control unit. New useful features such as seed dispenser. Making some wonderful bread. 13 May 2014
Good quiet machine, but a bit heavy I am very pleased with my new bread machine. It is so much quieter than the last two I had, arrived promptly, was a reasonable price. Downsides I have found are: quite heavy product, would benefit from delayed timer on the dough programme and a means of securing the power cable to the unit. My results from the machine have all been excellent, but I have been using a bread machine for 10+ years and I haven't yet tried any of the recipes in the book provided. 26 March 2014
Just a few niggles I have never made bread before but overall have been pleased. A couple of bad loaves. One because I think I got the settings wrong and one which for an unknown reason looked like a ski slope. But my overall problem is the kneader which remains in the bread every time so I have to dig it out. 08 March 2014
good looking design Works well and looks good. Despite setting pale crust, on some programmes it comes out over baked and hard. Need to experiment to find the best overall programme. 28 January 2014
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