KBS Bread Makers – What Does This Chinese Brand Have to Offer?

The third best-selling bread maker on Amazon is from the Kangbaishi stable. Kangbaishi is a Chinese manufacturer of electrical appliances and they are well known for their excellent bread makers. Kangbaishi is KBS for short and I’m pretty sure most people wouldn’t be able to tell you what it stands for if you asked them.

Kangbaishi’ mission is to improve quality of life by providing individuals and families with the appliances they need to make awesome bread and other types of food at home using top talents and advanced technology. They are known for their excellent customer service as well, which is a huge plus for a manufacturer of electrical appliances.

Kangbaishi has a couple of bread makers on the market, but one of them stands out from the rest in terms of popularity, and that model is the MBF-010. There are 3 other models on Amazon and they are all reviewed below, starting with the aforementioned model. 

Reviews of Kangbaishi Bread Makers

KBS MBF-010 17-in-1 Premium

As the third best-selling model on Amazon at the time of writing this with over 5,000 customer ratings, the MBF-010 is a machine anyone would be excited to read about and have a look at. It has a rectangular form and a special feature you won’t find in most models – a digital touch panel. This means all of the buttons on its panel are touch buttons, so you just touch them like you use your smartphone and the appliance does what you want. Even though pressing buttons isn’t a difficult thing to do, you can’t deny that touch buttons are amazing. They make it look sleeker, give you that premium feel we all savor, and save you a tiny bit of effort. 

This appliance is capable of making 500g, 750g, and 1,000g loaves, which equate to 1 lb, 1.5 lb, and 2 lb loaves respectively. The loaf sizes are printed on it in pounds just above the display, while the LCD screen shows them in grams at the top of the screen just under the pound sizes, so you know what size in grams corresponds to what size in pounds. This Kangbaishi model has 17 settings, so you can make all the types of bread you want, and extra non-bread stuff. The settings are soft bread, sweet, French, natural sourdough, quick, sugar-free, whole-wheat, milky loaf, multigrain, cake, jam, bake, leaven dough, raw dough, gluten-free, ferment, and…wait for it…yogurt. Yes, you won’t just stop buying store-bought bread. You can stop buying store-bought yogurt too if you want once you have this machine in your possession. 

The baking pan in the KBS MBF-010 bread maker is a ceramic pan, and Kangbaishi chose this material for the pan because it promotes even baking and it doesn’t transfer any chemicals to your loaves. The pan is also a nonstick pan, so loaf removal and cleaning is a breeze for users of this model. It has an automatic fruit and nut dispenser that releases fruits, nuts, and other mix-ins at the right time so they are evenly distributed in your loaf. Its 15-hour timer allows you to delay baking for up to 15 hours, compared to the 13 hours you find on most bread makers. There’s a 1-hour keep warm feature that keeps your loaf warm for an hour after it’s done baking and a 15-minute power backup feature as well that keeps it running if a power interruption occurs.

I’m sure you’d agree with me that fluffier loaves with thinner crusts and more even burn colors look and taste better, and this is the exact kind of loaf this appliance makes thanks to its 360-degree surround baking feature. When heat is spread evenly and your loaf bakes from all sides, you get the best loaf possible out of your machine. 3 crust color options let you pick from medium, dark, and light crust colors, while the large viewing window precludes having to raise the lid to check on your loaf. You also get a couple of accessories with your purchase, such as a pair of kitchen gloves, a measuring cup/spoon, an oven mitt, and a hook. 

Customer Opinions

A machine that saves you a ton of time and that is also easy to use and clean is perfect for you, and that is exactly what this bread maker is for Angela, one of the reviewers of this product on Amazon. She talked about how she can now make bread with just 10 minutes of work (which is spent on preparing and placing the ingredients in the machine) instead of spending hours doing so like she used to before she bought this machine. She uses this product to make the process as convenient as possible by spending some minutes adding all the ingredients required just before she goes to work, and then returns home to a freshly baked loaf ready to eat.

Another reviewer was skeptical at first because she was afraid that it wouldn’t work as well as Kangbaishi claims it would. However, she eventually took the plunge and got this product and she’s been happy with her purchase ever since because it has a near-zero learning curve and has all the features she needs from a bread maker. She actually regrets not buying it earlier due to how wonderful it is. She went on to talk about how this appliance has changed her life due to how easy it is to make bread now, and she loves it even more after using the delay timer feature and waking up to a perfectly baked loaf in the morning, despite hurriedly adding the ingredients the previous night.

Another reviewer praised KBS for their excellent customer service and quick replies to questions and emails from customers. They decided to get this model because they wanted a simple and inexpensive bread maker and it’s worked perfectly for months since they got it. They also made yogurt with it and it did a great job too. 

I’m absolutely sure that this product will meet your needs if you’re looking for a feature-rich, yet simple and affordable model to buy. Kangbaishi outdid themselves with this one. 

KBS MBF-011 17-in-1 Bread Machine

The MBF-011 is another top selling product from Kangbaishi, and it has most of the features present in the MBF-010. It has the same design too and the exact same settings, touch buttons, and screen. On the surface, it’s like a duplicate of the MBF-010, save for the black color which differs from the stainless steel color of the aforementioned model, and the design of its handle, which is also dissimilar.

That said, there’s a notable addition to this model that is absent from the “010”. My first impression was it was just a newer version of the model reviewed above, but I also thought there had to be something different when I first took a look at it because it costs about $20 more than the “010”, so Kangbaishi had to be charging for something extra. 

That notable addition to the MBF-011 is double heaters or double heating tubes. The “010” has just one heating tube which is enough for even and thorough baking. However, the double heaters on the “011” take heating up a notch for even better results than you get from the “010”.

 The “011” bread maker has the exact same 17 programs on the model reviewed above, and light, medium, and dark crust color options. It also makes 1 lb, 1.5 lb, and 2 lb loaves. It has a viewing window, automatic dispenser for nuts and fruits, anti-scald handles (as KBS calls it, which just means cool-touch handles), 15-minute power backup, plus 1-hour keep warm, and 15-hour delay timer.

In my opinion, the “011” is worth the extra cash if you’re willing to spend it because it has this one extra feature that can help you make a little bit better bread at home. The double heaters make it a slightly better product than the “010” which has a single heater. Also, it has a black color, which some individuals might prefer to stainless steel. Some shoppers might also prefer the simpler design of its handle. If that’s you, then this is the right appliance for you. Otherwise, consider getting the”010″ instead and save some bucks at the same time. 

Customer Opinions

The top review of this appliance is from a reviewer that switched to this one after using a Toastmaster product for almost 20 years. They’d stopped baking at home for years, which means they’d stopped using it as well. When the pandemic began, they had to start using it again as a result of the movement restrictions/lockdowns and places shutting down. Their trusty machine stopped working after a week, which prompted them to get a new one, and the KBS MBF-011 is the one they bought.

It’s made fantastic bread for this reviewer every single time they’ve used it, and they also mentioned the remarkable customer service Kangbaishi provides, citing the quick response they got within 24 hours of contacting Kangbaishi for a digital copy of the manual (which they like to keep as a backup). This reviewer was also confused by the similar-looking models available from KBS. According to them, Kangbaishi’ explanation for this was that they’re constantly trying to improve their products.

Another reviewer gave it a 5-star rating like the first one did, and referred to it as an excellent product that makes soft bread with even colors. This reviewer also mentioned that it outdoes expensive bread makers. I’m not sure if this statement was founded on their previous experiences with expensive models, but it seemed like they’ve used more expensive appliances in the past and they were comparing the performance of this one to the performance of (one of) their previous models.

The third top reviewer enthused over this Kangbaishi 011 bread maker. In her opinion, it’s a reliable and intuitive appliance. It’s so easy to use that even her kids can make loaves for the whole family, and all it takes to do that is about 10 minutes of work (or less) putting in the ingredients and selecting the requisite program options. 

Kangbaishi or Not? Your Choice

Not all the KBS bread makers available on the market are reviewed here. I felt they are too similar to each other to merit separate reviews. There are two other models available on Amazon that aren’t reviewed here – the MBF-010X and the MBF-016B. The “010X” was released in June, 5 days before the “010” was released. There’s no obvious difference between both or I couldn’t find any (I don’t think there’s any). The “016B” model was listed on Amazon recently. It’s similar to the “010”, but this one has 19 programs, including a custom mode. Kangbaishi also replaced the customary touch buttons with physical buttons on the “016B”. 

Now that you’ve read the reviews, check out these fantastic KBS bread machines and read more reviews from customers like you, then decide if they’re worth the money or not. If you ask me, they definitely are!