Bread machine Test
2.8 years ago by
demartini0 wrote:

I use a machine to knead and bake bread (Panasonic SD-ZB2502) and I was curious to see how much the electricity cost is compared to a £0.50 cost of an equivalent piece of bread from a shop. A 6-hour programme took 0.356kWh for a £0.05 cost (plus some £0.20 for ingredients: flour, salt, butter,water, yeast). Does anyone else bake bread? I will try to measure difference programmes as well.

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link modified 2.4 years ago by watt20 • written 2.8 years ago by demartini0
2.7 years ago by
Milton Keynes
lmccann130 wrote:
I used to bake my own bread so am interested in your research. Looking at the RRP of the machine £160 you would need to bake a loaf a day for about a year to get a breakeven point and be able to write off the cost in pure financial terms. I wonder what the equivalent cost would be if you used an electric oven? We have a gas oven so cannot try the experiment.
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2.4 years ago by
watt20 wrote:

If you guys are interested in the topic, Ian Cumming, well-known baker, compared the energy spent to bake different types of bread. 

The Guardian article:

and his blog with recipes:


link written 2.4 years ago by watt20
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