Breadman Bread Machine

Breadman is one of the most popular brands of bread machines. They are reasonably priced, fairly good quality, and have plenty of features. I personally use a Breadman that I've had for 8 years now - it's loud, but still runs just fine. However, there seem to be a few issues that people experience commonly.

First, the instruction manual tells you to run the bread machine empty to burn off any machine oil. This is good advice; however, the manual doesn't tell you that if you leave the pan in the machine, you are likely to have a very hard time removing it. If you follow this step, make sure to leave the pan out of the machine and the top open. Also, use the quick cycle.

One common complaint with this manufacturer is that it seems to be very hard to find replacement parts. I did see several paddles on Amazon, but if you have an older model, you may be out of luck.

Most models now come with a gluten free cycle, allowing you to make GF bread for far less than what you would pay in the store. They also allow you to make jam. However, some models seem to not have the motor strength to properly mixed heavier doughs, such as those with whole grains.

Below, I'm going to link to individual models as I review them. I'll also include a summary of the good and bad points about each machine.

Breadman Bread Machine TR2200c - noisy but reliable. Discontinued.
Breadman TR875 - good basic model. Does not handle heavier grains, but reliable.
Breadman TR 2500BC - not recommended. Many problems reported.