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This well-rated bread machine is down to $55 (Update: Expired)

Save a cool $95 on the Bella Pro Series bread maker.


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Baking bread isn't as easy as it looks. Just ask the millions who attempted to take up the wholesome hobby during quarantine with varying results. Baking may be a fun project when you've got countless hours to spend at home, but if you've got more on your calendar this summer than last year and still covet freshly baked bread, I might suggest this well-rated Bella 2-pound bread maker. It happens to be on sale at Best Buy right now -- marked down to just $55 (normally $150). It's the lowest price we've seen for a real-deal bread maker with solid reviews, and if you and your family eat a fair amount of bread on the regular, it'll pay for itself in no time.

While we haven't had a chance to test the Bella bread machine yet ourselves, we dug into the ratings and verified purchase reviews on Best Buy and other vendors that sell the model. Owners of the small appliance rave about how it's "easy to use," the "perfect size" and most importantly, how "the bread came out perfectly." 

The Bella makes a fresh loaf of bread from start to finish in under two hours and with minimal effort. We're talkin' just dumping in the ingredients and pressing a few buttons. You can even choose the crust color with three easy presets and there's a large viewing window to keep an eye on the bake. This model includes a nonstick removable bread pan, a removable paddle, a measuring spoon and a pan hook.

Best Buy will ship the Bella bread machine for free, usually within the week. Or choose free in-store pickup and grab it later today, pending inventory. 

Read more: Best bread machines for home bakers in 2021

First published earlier this year. Updated with latest deal details.

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