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If you like the smell of freshly baked bread, you must know that you can easily get it at home by following some simple steps. The first thing you have to do is purchase a bread maker, and the horizontal bread machine, Morphy Richards 48280 Fastbake seems like a good choice. It’s very compact, easy to use, and it can deliver healthy and tasty bread, so you couldn’t ask for more.

Performance and features

Its performance is highly dependent on measuring the ingredients correctly and choosing the right baking cycle for your recipe. It manages to mix the ingredients very well with the kneading blade it comes with. The basic cycle prepares white bread in 3 hours, which is the average time for most bread machines, while the shortest cycle has it ready in under 1 hour. If you want the machine to prepare bread at a later time, there is the 13-hour programmable timer feature so you can set it and have it start the kneading and baking at a certain time, setting it up according to your schedule.

Specifications Sheet

48280 Fastbake Spec Sheet
Dimensions 10.6” x 15” x 11.8”
Weight 13.2 pounds
Bread Size Options 3
Crust Color Options 3
Delay Timer 13-hour delay
Pre-Programmed Settings 12
Non-Stick Pan
Viewing Window
Kneading Blades Single blade
LCD Screen
Warranty 2 years

Programs and settings

There are 12 settings to choose from, so you will never get bored with the same bread type every morning. There is Basic, French, Whole Wheat, Sweet, and Sandwich for a variety of bread, then you have the Quick, the Ultrafast I and Ultrafast II for the times when you are in a hurry and you need to bake faster.

Additionally, there are innovative and practical functions that allow you to make other things than bread, such as jam and cake. There is the Dough setting, that lets you knead the dough, and the Bake setting so you can bake it easily. It also comes with a Color button for choosing between a light, medium and dark crust, depending on your preferences.


It only measures 27 x 38 x 30 cm and weighs 6 kg, so you can easily fit it on your kitchen counter, or store it in the cabinet and only take it out, effortlessly, when you need it. This bread maker has a nice curved design that adds to its small size, as there are no pointy edges to stand out.

Although it’s made of a white plastic that doesn’t give it the elegance of the stainless-steel appliances, this unit looks really good and durable. The exterior always stays cool to touch during the entire baking process, so you don’t have to worry about getting burned.

On the curved top of the unit, there is a control panel, with detailed buttons, and an LCD screen where you will see each selection you make. The large window is a plus because it lets you observe the status and the shape of the bread during each cycle while maintaining the constant temperature inside the pan.

The non-stick pan it comes with can hold 3 loaf sizes weighing 1lb, 1.5lb, and 2lb, depending on how large you need the bread. Since measuring the ingredients is a very important step in obtaining an excellent bread, this model comes with a measuring cup and spoon. You will also discover a helpful recipe book with plenty of recipes to choose from.

Warranty and support

You can enjoy the smell of delicious homemade bread without worrying about potential defects for the first 2 years after the purchase, thanks to the 2-years warranty it comes with. Moreover, you can receive helpful information and advice through the customer support offered by the manufacturer on their official website. You can also contact them via phone or email and find out what concerns you regarding your product.

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