• A new device named the “BreadBot” is said to have a staggering bread production capability: six loaves per hour, and nearly 250 per day, with barely any human intervention, according to the company behind it.
  • Unless you’re feeding hundreds of people, the BreadBot probably isn’t for you — it’s aimed at disrupting the supermarket bread model.
  • The company behind the BreadBot, Wilkinson Baking Company, debuted the device on Sunday at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Fresh bread, as we all know, is delicious.

But what’s even better than fresh bread? Loaves of bread produced magically by a robot, over and over, every six minutes. The only input required: Maintaining a steady supply of flour, yeast, and water.

This is the promise of the “BreadBot” — a newly unveiled creation from Wilkinson Baking Company, which debuted this past weekend ahead of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

As you might suspect, the BreadBot isn’t for the casual home baker. Here’s how it works:

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First, some numbers — here’s what BreadBot can do:

First, some numbers — here's what BreadBot can do: Wilkinson Baking Company

The BreadBot is an all-in-one, automated solution for bread production. It’s intended to automate the process of baking fresh bread, and to keep it going all day.

To that end, the BreadBot can purportedly produce 10 loaves of fresh bread every hour, with about 90 minutes of start time required before the first fresh loaf comes out.

With a 30 minute rest (for cleaning) and the occasional ingredient re-supply, Wilkinson Baking Company estimates BreadBot’s production capacity at approximately 235 loaves of fresh bread every day.

That’s a serious amount of bread!

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Loaves are deposited into what is essentially a large vending machine, albeit one full of fresh loaves of bread.

Loaves are deposited into what is essentially a large vending machine, albeit one...