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Andrew James Digital Bread Maker

Is There Anything Better than the Irresistible Smell of Freshly Baked Bread?
SKU: AJ000640
  • £62.49
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  • RRP £67.49
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  • 17 Pre-Set Functions to Make Delicious 500g, 750g, or 1000g Loaves 
  • Functions include Gluten-Free Option
  • Delay Timer & Keep-Warm Function 
  • Automatic Ingredient Dispenser 
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andrew james fresh bake bread maker

Delight in delicious homemade loaves prepared from scratch and perfectly baked with the Andrew James Digital Bread Maker. Mouth-watering baked bread will be ready for you whenever you choose when you use this versatile machine with 17 pre-set functions and a non-stick dough pan. Featuring an easy-read LCD display and non-slip feet so that your machine remains secure on your worktop, the accessories include a measuring cup, spoon, and a blade-removing hook. The measuring spoon can be converted into: 

  • Small Spoon: 1 Tsp
  • Big Spoon: 1 Tbsp

What Type of Bread Can I Make? 
The handy 17 preset functions allow you to make a huge range of breads in either 500g, 750g, or 1000g loaves from wholewheat and French bread to sourdough and gluten-free offerings, along with jam, yoghurt, cake, and tortillas. Take advantage of the 3 crust settings and enjoy a light, medium, or dark crust. 

For making yoghurt, you will need: 

  • 350ml Long-Life Milk
  • 50ml Natural Yoghurt
  • 3 Tbsp. Sugar 

The default setting of the bread maker is 8 hours, however to achieve the firm consistency of a pouring yoghurt, it is recommended to manually increase the time of the appliance to 12 hours. Alternatively, for a thicker consistency, use the default time setting of the yoghurt maker, but add milk powder. 

You can also make delicious homemade jams and chutneys. You’ll need:

  • 300g Strawberries
  • 300g Jam Sugar
  • Juice from 1 Lemon

If you want to use frozen fruit, thaw completely before use. Crush the berries with a fork or potato masher. Make sure that the strawberries are not pureed. Put the berries and sugar into the pan of the machine. Select the jam programme and start it. Do not alter the ingredient quantities as they will not set correctly. 

How Long Does It Take to Bake Bread?
This all depends on the settings that you select. Featuring soft-touch buttons, the 17 functions, which all differ, include:

Soft Bread, Sweet Bread, Natural Sourdough, French Bread, Wholewheat, Quick Bread, Sugar-Free, Multigrain, Milky Loaf, Cake, Unleavened, Leaven Dough, Jam, Bake, Yoghurt, Gluten Free, Ferment 

This versatile machine also includes a delay timer so your bakes can be delayed for up to 15 hours, and the automatic keep-warm function will come on immediately after the operation has finished, and will last up to 1 hour. Our manual, which you can find under the ‘Product Manuals’ tab, states the time it takes to make different types of bread with light or dark crusts. 

How Does the Ingredient Dispenser Work?
Experiment with different flavours when baking delicious batches of bread. Your Andrew James Breadmaker can be used with or without the dispenser depending on your preferences. When following any recipe that requires adding ingredients throughout the baking process, make sure you fill your appliance with your ingredients such as herbs, seeds, and nuts prior to use and attach it to the inside of the lid of your bread maker before selecting and starting the operation. After around 20 minutes, your bread maker will automatically dispense the ingredients into the bread pan. 

Do not open the bread maker during operation as the baking process will be affected. We have included a viewing window and an internal light so you can keep an eye on your bread without having to open the bread machine. 

Product Details
Product Dimensions34.7cm L x 24.6cm W x 31cm H
Product Weight6.4 kg
Package Dimensions42.2cm L x 30.7cm W x 41.5cm H
Capacity500g, 750g , 1000g
Primary MaterialStainless Steel
Box ContainsBread Maker, Measuring Cup, Measuring Spoon, Dough Hook, Bread Pan, Removable Ingredients Dispenser, Kneading Blade and Manual
Product FAQs
Why didn’t the Bread Rise Well?
  • Not enough yeast has been added. 
  • The yeast wasn’t fresh. 
  • The yeast came into contact with the salt, sugar, or liquid before mixing started. 
  • The water was too hot and killed the yeast. 
  • The ingredients were too cold at the start of mixing. 
  • You used too little sugar or too much salt. 
Why Has the Top of the Loaf Stuck to the Lid of the Machine?
  • Too much mixture for the size of your machine. 
  • Too much yeast. 
  • Insufficient salt, as salt helps to prevent the dough from rising too quickly or over-proving.
  • High humidity and/or very warm weather. The bread machine isn’t airtight so it will be affected by the temperature in the room. When very hot, use just a tiny bit less yeast.


Why Doesn’t the Bread Have a Rounded Top?
  • Too much liquid or yeast, or too little salt – all of which can have cause the bread to rise quickly then collapse.
  • The bread machine was jolted or the lid was opened during proving or baking.
Why is the Texture Heavy?
  • Not enough yeast or not enough liquid so the dough was unable to stretch as the yeast expanded. 
  • Additional ingredients added too much moisture, e.g. fruit puree. Always reduce the amount of additional liquid when adding moist ingredients. 


Why is the Texture of the Loaf Crumbly and Dry?

Too little liquid was added or ingredients such as grains or bran have soaked up more liquid than expected. 

Why is the Crust Burnt?

There was too much sugar or other sweetener such as honey. 

Why is the Top of the Bread Pale?
  • You have selected the light crust setting.
  • There is too little sugar in the mix. 
  • Wheat and gluten-free breads tend to have very pale tops. You can brush the tops with a little butter and brown for a minute or two under a grill. 
How Can I Get a Crisper Crust?
  • Use water rather than milk and less fat in the mixture. 
  • Select the ‘French Bread’ programme. 
  • Turn the bread out of the bread pan onto a wire rack as soon as baking is completed. 
How Can I Get a Softer Crust?
  • Use milk instead of water and add a little more fat to the mixture. 
  • Use a dough softener.
  • Turn the bread out onto a wire rack and loosely cover with a clean tea towel while it cools. 

Machine baked bread made using wholemeal flour tends to have a heavy texture. Try adding a proportion of white flour to make the dough lighter whilst keeping the traditional wholemeal flavour and appearance. 

Strong bread flour is high in gluten: the substance which stretches the dough and traps air as it cooks. Plain flour contains less gluten so makes a more close textured, crumbly bread. Mix both together to get the advantages of strong bread flour without the associated cost. 

Milk powder gives a softer and more evenly textured crumb with a ‘crustier’ crust. 

Buttermilk is actually low in fat. It is often used as a raising ingredient in yeast free quick breads.

How Do I Clean My Bread Maker?

Make sure to disconnect the machine and let it cool down. 

Bread Pan: Remove the bread pan by turning it anti-clockwise and then pull the handle to remove it. Wipe the inside and the outside of the pan with a damp cloth. Make sure the pan is completely dry before installing. 

Kneading Blade: If the kneading blade is difficult to remove form the bread, use the hook. Also, wipe the blade carefully with a damp cloth preferably made of cotton. Both the bread pan and kneading blade are dishwasher-safe components. 

Removable Ingredient Box: After each use, clean the ingredient box with a damp cloth, then use a dry cloth to wipe it again. 

Housing: Wipe the outer surface of the housing with a wet cloth. Do not use any abrasive cleaner for cleaning as this will degrade the polish of the surface. Never immerse the housing into water for cleaning. 

Adding Ingredients to Your Breadmaker: 
When creating loaves and rolls in your breadmaker, you should add ingredients in the order instructed by the recipe. Generally, this is as follows: 

  • Liquid Ingredients
  • Dry Ingredients
  • Yeast or Soda

The flour should not be completely soaked by the liquid and the yeast can only be placed on top of the dry flour. Remember, the yeast should not touch the salt.

Basic White Loaf (1000g)
Add your ingredients in this order before setting the machine away:

  • 350ml Water
  • 2 Tbsp. Melted Butter
  • 4 Cups of High Gluten Flour (Strong Bread Flour)
  • 1 Tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 0.5 Tsp. Instant Yeast

It is important that you don’t let the salt touch the yeast before your bread maker programme starts. The best way to do this is to put the yeast in one corner of the bread pan, the salt in the other, and the sugar in the middle.

Sourdough Starter 

  • 250g Strong White Bread Flour 
  • 2 Tsp Fast-Action Dried Yeast 
  • 300ml Water 

Put the flour and yeast in a large bowl and stir together. Make a hollow in the middle and add the water. Gradually blend in with a wooden spoon or whisk to make thick batter. 

Cover with a clean tea towel of piece of muslin and leave undisturbed in a cool room, away from direct sunlight, for 3-5 days to ferment. The batter is ready when it is frothy and has a pleasantly sour smell. Cover the bowl with cling film and store in the fridge. 

Before using the starter, remove from the fridge and leave for about 30 minutes to reach room temperature. Stir the batter, then remove the amount required with a ladle. 

Replenish the starter by the amount you have removed (you need to do this at least every 2 weeks). For example, if you have used 300ml, you will need to add 150ml water and 150g flour. Let this ferment at room temperature as before for 24 hours, then store in the fridge. 

Liquids Used in Bread 

  • Water – if your water is heavily chlorinated or fluorinated it may affect your yeast and slow down rising. If this is the case use boiled and cooled, or filtered water instead. 
  • Milk – Replace full fat milk with skimmed milk powder and water if you are using the delay start timer. 
  • Low-Fat Spreads – Avoid reduced fat spreads as they have a higher water content and the dough will become too soft. 
  • Sugar – Adding sugar darkens the crust, so if you are baking recipes with more than 3 tablespoons, use a setting with a lower temperature. 

As soon as your loaf has cooked, remove it from the bread pan as condensation could make the bread soggy. 

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Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
May 16, 2019 | Anita Chapman
Digital Bread Maker

Used own recipes as had had similar breadmaker before. No problems

April 15, 2019 | Patricia Maxim
Digital Bread Maker

Excellent product