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 http://www.4kenwood.co.uk/. 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.

    http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/cooking-with-kenwood/recipes/bread-maker-recipes/bread-maker-bm450-recipes/artisan-dough/

  • Can I make hot cross buns with my bread maker?

    Here is a hot cross bun recipe suitable for bread makers. Alternatively select the dough cycle and bake in the oven.

    HOT CROSS BUN BREAD RECIPE

    Ingredients

    750g

    1Kg

    Semi –Skimmed Milk

    175mls

    280mls

    Eggs (medium)

    2

    2

    Strong White Bread Flour

    450g

    600g

    Salt

    1/2tsp

    1tsp

    Golden caster sugar

    50g

    60g

    Butter

    50g

    60g

    Mixed spice

    1tbsp

    4tsp

    Dried Yeast

    1 ½ tsp

    2tsp

    Add Fruit When Alert Sounds

    3:00

    3:05

    Luxury Dried mixed fruit, chopped

    100g

    150g

    Cut mixed peel

    25g

    25g

    Glace Cherries, chopped

    25g

    25g

    Use Sweet Setting + Medium Crust Colour

    3:22

    3:27

    Brush with a little golden syrup while warm to glaze

    For more bread maker recipes see our website.

  • Can I substitute milk for powdered milk in a recipe for my bread machine?

    You can use powdered milk instead of fresh milk but you will need to make the milk first. Check the directions on the milk powder packet for instructions and make the required amount.

  • Can I leave the powdered milk out of the recipe?

    Yes you can – it is there to improve the taste and looks of the finished loaf, but can be left out with substitution in a recipe.

  • Why is there no 500g recipe for brown and wholemeal bread?

    We do not recommend baking a 500g loaf of brown bread in the bread maker because the results were not suitable for inclusion. For best result the minimum recommended loaf size for brown or wholemeal bread is 750g.

  • 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:

    http://www.kenwoodworld.com/uk/Customer-Services-Support/service-agents/

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