Russell Hobbs Breadman 12683 Breadmaker

The Breadman Healthy Options by Russell Hobbs takes home bread making to a new level, by introducing a wide range of features, designed to bake a vast range of bread products, all with the minimum of fuss.

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Breadman 12683 Breadmaker Review

Breadman Healthy Options by Russell Hobbs, is a high performance product, with over 110 cycle combinations and will bake three loaf sizes, 500g, 750g and 1kg, with a choice of light, medium or dark crusts. For convenience, a 24hr delay bake timer, gives you the option of setting the finishing time up to 24hrs ahead and the machine also features a 1 hr keep warm function.

Fruit Fan?

For adding a bit of variety to your recipes, Breadman Healthy Options breadmaker features a handy fruit, nut and herb dispenser. This feature allows the additional ingredients to be added at the precise moment, even if you are not at home.

Simply add the ingredients into the dispenser and select the "extras" function and these will be added to your bread, during the baking process. In addition, the machine also has a 10 minute fully random pause control, which allows the user to intervene during the baking cycle. With this feature, you can add a decorative crust.

Plenty of Preset Options

The Breadman 12683 breadmaker has a number of pre-set program controls, these include, white, wholewheat, french, fruit and nut, cake, jam and pizza dough. A rapid program, is available on the first four programs and gives you the choice of reducing the program time by 1 hour. A bake only cycle with variable temperate control uses the machine as an oven. Use this program to bake dough you've made earlier or ready prepared dough from the supermarket.

Design Your Own Bread!

Versaility is the key with Breadman breadmaker, in addition to the standard programs, the machine has 5 memory cells available for creating your own recipes. This will prove invaluable for experienced users of the machine, who wish to create their own unique recipe. In addition to the personal memory cells, you can also change any of the standard programs to suit yourself.

Should the power fail, for less than one hour during the baking process, the Breadman breadmaker features an Instant Recall power failure back-up, which will resume the program, once power is restored.

Additional Features

A viewing window on the top of the unit, allows you to make sure your bread is being prepared as you wish and is also very handy for keeping a check on what stage of the baking cycle the machine is at.

The Breadman Healthy Options breadmaker is also designed for easy cleaning, the lid, loaf tin and kneading arm can all be removed and washed in warm soapy water, while all other surfaces can be wiped clean, ready for use next time.

Breadman 12683 Breadmaker User Reviews

18th September 2014

Update:

I contacted many Russell Hobbs sellers for the usermanual. Finally I got the right address: [servicedepartment@eu.spectrumbrands.com] who was so kind to send me a PDF file with the correct manual.

I also hope to find the recipies some day soon. The cards were not in the box.

For now I am using my own recipies, with adjusted programms. Every other day I make a wholeweat nutbread. And inbetween I make a sesame and raisin bread. It makes good pizza dough and I use that about every ten days. There is no program for pasta dough, so I made a custom program for that. I use an adjusted jam program for making the pasta saus with fresh ingredients.

It will take some time to explore all this machine will do for me. So I hope it will last. The baking tin came with a small dent inside, that did not bother me at first. But it shows a tiny spot of missing nonstick coating. The bread comes out perfectly anyway, but the coating also protects the thin bakingtin from corrosion. I hope this spot will not become a whole in the tin. I have not seen these baking tins for the Breadman 12683 for sale.

And I am not pleased with the use of "tamper resistant screws" that prevent me to repair the faulty electric wiring of the machine. I have had e few shocks from it, touching the metal outside while connected to the current.

So, while the design is excellent, the make of my machine is not flawless.

By Ingrid

5th August 2014

After using one of the first breadmachines for many years, the breadpan started leeking. Panasonic offered no replacement parts for my model, so I had to look for another machine.

At a fleemarket a came across an old LeCAF breadmaker. Excellent strong kneeding motor for pasta dough and bread dough, but no good in baking bread.

The cheap build of a new Inventum BM86 surprised me. It makes good jam, but fails to mix breaddough without manual help. Just a case of bad design. The dough hook throws ingredients into the corners of the breadpan and does not reach far enough to incorporate the cornered ingrediƫnts in the doughmix. After you helped by pushing the flour to the kneading hook during kneading, it does bake well however. But it has no bake-only function. It beeps for adding extra ingrediƫnts, but does not pause for you to do so.

My new Russell Hobbs 12683 Breadman Healthy Options looks inside just as cheap as all new breadmakers nowadays. First testround showed a breadpan shaking in the machine, making a terrible noise.

But from using the Inventum I already knew this problem and the simple solution: Just bend the clips in the machine a little until they hold the breadpan well in place. Problem solved.

Now, what is so good about this Russell Hobbs machine?

As many new breadmakers, it has plenty standard programs. But this machine allows each step of all programs to be adjusted. When baking in a high mountain area, rising time should be shorter, when baking in the lowlands under sea level, rising time should be longer. This machine allows these climate adjustments. Finally I found a breadmaker that can be adjusted to knead, rise, rest and bake bread in the exact right timing.

The machine allows to add extra ingredients automatically at the right time. Good for me, having a wallnut tree. Though I would like to have a larger compartment for the extras.

It also can beep for the right time to add extra ingredients manually, if you like.

At any time you may push the pause button, to add or adjust something, or to safely touch the dough to feel if it has the right consistency. You may want to start the machine after pausing, or just leave it be. After 10 minutes it automatically resumes. It does that also after a current interruption of 7 minutes max.

Using the programming options, you may let the machine make anything that involves warming and stirring. So, no more standing at the stove for me.

The built is cheap but sufficient.

The design of breadpan and kneading hook allows good mixing and kneading of the ingredients, without manual help.

Allowing adjustment of programs makes it the best designed breadmaker I ever used.

What I am missing:

The machine came without a manual and without recipes.

Why? I wonder.

I would like to have a larger extra ingredients compartment, or a filling funnel to fit on top of the compartment. Now I have to choose between nuts and raisings to be automatically added to my bread.

What I dislike about this Russell Hobbs breadmaker:

As soon as I connected the machine to a grounded power supply, the safety of my home power disconnected the power to the machine. Using a non grounded power supply, the machine works well. But I cannot touch the metal outside or inside of this Russell Hobbs breadmaker without getting an electric shock. Probably this is due to a loose or badly connected wire inside the machine.

The "tamper resistant screws" prevent me to repair the machine.

The choise for cheap chines built is not uncommon for many electric appliances, but at least allow to adjust the faulty cheap manufacturing.

By ingrid

30th December 2008

It was the Breadman's custom program feature, which would allow me to make bread using a much longer proving time than usual, that first attracted my interest. The only other machine I'd heard of with that feature was one made by Cuisinart and that wasn't on sale in the UK.

Then Amazon temporarily dropped the Breadman's price from £100 to £50 and I ordered one straight away. I'd previously been told by someone that owned one that his Breadman had developed a fault which caused the bread pan to jump out of its retaining clips during a kneading cycle, so I was slightly concerned when mine arrived to find that the pan was slightly skewed in the machine. I was even more concerned when the pan jumped out of its retaining clips during the very first kneading cycle! I put it back, however, and made sure that it was firmly located, only to have it happen again a few seconds later. When it happened a third time I gave up, transferred the ingredients to my old machine and sent the Breadman back to Amazon for a refund.

Had I not already heard about this fault from the only other Breadman owner I'd ever come across I would probably have thought that my machine was unique in having that particular fault. However, with two out of two known machines exhibiting the same fault it does suggest to me that it's a basic design flaw showing up. When the overall build quality of the Russell Hobbs machine falls short of the build quality of the Biffinett bread machine that I bought in Lidl for just £25 that impression is reinforced. I'm now the proud owner of a Panasonic SD255, which is an excellent machine, and my cheap-as-chips Biffinett bread machine has moved on to infect my daughter with the bread making bug.

By Jon

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How Does The Breadman 12683 Stack Up?

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Manufacturer

Model

Capacity (kg)

Dimensions (cm)

Power (watts)

Progs.

Price

AFK Germany

BM3

1.30

47 x 30 x 31

800

10

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AFK Germany

BM2N

0.90

47 x 30 x 31

600

12

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Andrew James

Premium

0.90

36 x 29 x 36

600

12

£ N/A

Breville

AWT BR11

1.25

41 x 27 x 30

650

12

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Kenwood

BM150

0.70

28 x 24 x 30

600

3

£ N/A

Kenwood

BM250

1.00

31 x 25 x 25

480

12

£ N/A

Kenwood

BM256

1.00

31 x 35 x 25

480

12

£ N/A

Kenwood

BM350

1.00

31 x 39 x 29

645

14

£ N/A

Kenwood

BM450

1.00

31 x 39 x 24

780

15

£ N/A

Kenwood

BM260

1.00

28 x 30 x 33

455

11

£ N/A

Kenwood

BM366

1.00

28 x 30 x 33

470

11

£ N/A

Lakeland

My Kitchen Compact

0.45

31 x 22 x 25

530

11

£ N/A

Morphy Richards

Accents 48271

0.90

28 x 24 x 30

600

12

£ N/A

Morphy Richards

Compact 48245

0.68

22 x 22 x 28

600

10

£ N/A

Morphy Richards

Fastbake 48268

0.90

31 x 39 x 29

600

12

£ N/A

Morphy Richards

Fastbake 48280

0.90

31 x 39 x 29

600

12

£ N/A

Morphy Richards

Daily Loaf 48330

0.45

22 x 24 x 28

600

5

£ N/A

Morphy Richards

Easy Use 48322

0.90

31 x 39 x 29

600

13

£ N/A

Moulinex

ABKEP1

0.75

22 x 24 x 28

600

11

£ N/A

Palson

Bake Pro

1.00

31 x 25 x 25

800

12

£ N/A

Panasonic

SD254

1.20

28 x 37 x 33

550

16

£ N/A

Panasonic

SD255

1.20

28 x 37 x 33

550

18

£ N/A

Panasonic

SD 2500WXC

0.80

28 x 37 x 33

550

9

£ N/A

Panasonic

SD ZB2502BXC

0.80

26 x 38 x 39

550

11

£ N/A

Panasonic

SD 2501WXC

0.80

28 x 37 x 33

550

11

£ N/A

Prima

ABM30

0.90

28 x 37 x 33

720

12

£ N/A

Prima

ABM31

1.36

30 x 37 x 33

920

12

£ N/A

Russell Hobbs

Breadman 12683

1.00

30 x 37 x 33

600

7

£ N/A

Russell Hobbs

18036

1.00

35 x 31 x 34

660

12

£ N/A

Russell Hobbs

Fast Bake 17887

1.35

30 x 45 x 28

1100

11

£ N/A

Breadman 12683 Breadmaker Manual

The Breadman breadmaker manual is clearly laid out and simple to follow. The manual also includes plenty of recipes to keep you busy.

Use the link below to have a sneak preview. The file is quite large, so please be patient!

Download Russell Hobbs Breadman 12683 manual

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