BM450 Manuals/ FAQs/ Support

  • My instruction book is in the wrong language. What can I do?

    We are sorry to hear your recipe book is in the wrong language. Please fill in the contact form on our website and we will send a replacement book. Please include the manufacturing code and model number.

    Both the model number and our manufacturing reference code can be found on the underside of your machine. Our manufacturing reference code will be four or five digits, for example 99K35. It will be faintly stamped into the underside of the product or near the rating label where the model number will be found. You may need a good light source to see it.

    The English Language Recipe Book is also attached to this article. Please note this a large file and may take some time to download.

  • Are there any other shaped bread pans available for my bread maker?

    There is a round pan available for the BM450, which includes a kneader.

    Spares and accessories for Kenwood products, including many of our older products, are available from Kenwood Spares via their website at Alternatively they can be contacted by calling 0844 557 3653.

    In either case please have your model number ready when ordering, which is embossed on the underside of the power unit.


  • Can any of your bread makers make gluten free bread?

    All new models have gluten free settings and include recipes – models include BM260, BM366 and BM450. However the older models - for example the BM200 - do not have a suitable setting for this purpose.

  • I have plugged in my bread maker but nothing has happened. Is it broken?

    Kenwood bread makers come with an on/off switch situated under the right hand handle on the BM150 and on the rear of the BM250, BM450 and BM260/BM366.

    Make sure you plug the appliance in before turning the on/off switch, and always turn it off before unplugging the appliance.

  • What is artisan dough?

    Artisan bread requires a very small amount of yeast due to the longer rising process it is put through.  The longer the rise, the more fermentation occurs which means there is a lot more flavour in the final loaf.  Yeast uses the sugar to rise so any more than a tiny amount of yeast will mean the dough rises too much over the 3-4 hours time period and will then collapse.  The smaller the amount of yeast, the longer it takes to use all the sugar which means by the end of the rise there is more flavour left in the dough.  The mixture is usually wetter than conventional dough which helps create the glucose needed to sustain the long rise.

    Please see below for a recipe for making artisan dough with your BM450 bread maker.

  • My breadmaker does not mix when I press start?

    Some programs have a rest period before mixing. Check your timings table, which is in the back of your recipe book, for this information.

    If this fails to correct the issue please check that the bread pan has been properly inserted into the machine.

    If having checked these troubleshooting tips the machine still fails to respond we would recommend taking the machine to an authorised repair centre.

    A list of Kenwood approved repair agents can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

  • The kneader gets stuck in the bread. What can I do?

    The kneader may remain in the bread, depending on the type of ingredients used. This is normal for breadmakers. Please remember to remove this before slicing your bread.

  • I have started the program on my breadmaker but nothing happens

    Your breadmaker may be pre-heating.  The pre-heat feature operates at the start of the wholewheat (30 minutes), wholewheat rapid (5 minutes) and gluten free (8 minutes) settings to warm the ingredients before the first kneading stage begins. During this time there is no kneader action. On selected machines there are also preheat times on other recipes. Please see the guidance in the back of your recipe book for further information on individual machines.

    If you have checked the program and your selected recipe does not include a pre-heat phase, there may be a fault with your breadmaker and it may require repairing.

    A list of Kenwood approved repair agents can be viewed by clicking on the following link:

  • Can I use spelt flour in my breadmaker?

    What is Spelt Flour?

    • Spelt Flour is an ancient relative of modern common wheat.
    • It has a unique nutty flavour and can be used as an alternative to wheat flour.
    • Although high in gluten it is more easily digested and can be tolerated by some gluten intolerant individuals. 

    Baking with Spelt Flour

    • The gluten in spelt flour is a different type to the gluten found in wheat flour and has different characteristics when used in baking.
    • Yeasted dough made with spelt flour will rise, ripen and mature more quickly than ordinary wheat flour dough. It tends to produce a firm crust and crumb texture which is open yet dense.
    • Spelt flour is more suited to quick breads or single rise bread recipes. It needs a much shorter rising time to prevent over ripening which can cause the dough to collapse during baking.

    Using Spelt Flour in Breadmakers

    • Breadmaker programs have been carefully designed for use with conventional wheat flour. As the proving time for spelt flour is much shorter than ordinary wheat flour, bread made exclusively with spelt flour will tend to rise and collapse before the baking cycle has completed.
    • For best results either use the dough setting and then manually shape and bake in a conventional oven, or blend with strong white bread flour in a 50/50 mix and then use the Eco/Rapid setting.

    Spelt flour recipes (Please note the above advice)

    Regular loaf

    250ml water

    350g spelt flour

    3 tsp skimmed milk

    1 tsp salt

    2 tsp sugar

    15 g butter

    1 tsp easy blend yeast


    Large Loaf

    315ml water

    450g spelt flour

    4 tsp skimmed milk

    1.5 tsp salt

    3 tsp sugar

    25g butter

    1.5 tsp easy blend yeast


  • Can I bake soda bread in my breadmaker?

    Soda bread tends to be too dry a mix so does not knead well in a bread machine. We would not recommend using a breadmaker for this type of recipe.

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