CHICAGO, Oct. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Seven bread machines have won Viewpoints Reviewers' Choice awards, given by Viewpoints.com, a leading consumer reviews and ratings service. The Viewpoints Reviewers' Choice awards recognize exceptional consumer products that are recommended by Viewpoints reviewers and represent the top products in their respective categories. These products represent the top 9 percent of bread machines reviewed on Viewpoints. To date, Viewpoints has collected more than 500,000 reviews of 35,000 products from more than 250,000 consumers.
The Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker BB-HAC10 and Sunbeam 2-lb. Programmable Bread Maker 5891 also have the distinct honor of being named the "Best Overall" and "Best Value" in the bread machine category. These two bread machines were chosen based on nearly 800 reviews of 83 bread machine models."Consumers trust the opinions of other consumers more and more and increasingly turn sites like Viewpoints.com to share their experiences and research what others are saying about products. We are pleased to recognize Zojirushi, Sunbeam, Panasonic, West Bend, Oster, Breadman and Cuisinart for making products that delight their customers and suggest these bread machines to others," says Matt Moog, CEO and Founder, Viewpoints. "Today's consumer is looking for products like these bread machines that are innovative, reliable and easy to use." Winners of the 2013 Viewpoints Reviewers' Choice awards in the bread machine category: Zojirushi Home Bakery Mini Breadmaker BB-HAC10 (Best Overall, 97/100) - $233 Sunbeam 2-lb. Programmable Bread Maker 5891 (Best Value, 85/100) - $43 Panasonic Programmable Bread Maker SD-YD250 – (93/100) - $136 West Bend 2-Pound Bread Maker 41400 – (91/100) - $90 Oster ExpressBake Bread Maker 5838 – (88/100) - $80 Cuisinart Convection Bread Maker CBK-200 – (85/100) - $129 Breadman 2-lb. Horizontal Bread Maker TR520 – (85/100) - $59 Unlike most product awards, the Viewpoints Reviewers' Choice awards are based entirely on consumer review sentiment, not lab-based tests or anonymous research surveys. Award eligibility is determined by positive consumer experience (as reflected in the overall product rating), reviewer reputation, review recency and review volume. Viewpoints plans Reviewers' Choice awards in other home, beauty and money categories in the coming year.