Severin Bread maker BM 3990

Test 02/2020

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  • Severin Bread maker BM 3990 - front
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Test seal: Severin Bread maker BM 3990, Rating 8.8

last modified: 06.08.2020, 10:42

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All rating criteria details:

Handling 20%
Result Bread 20%
Range of functions 15%
Result Dough 15%
Safety 10%
Cleaning 10%
Control panel 10%
Tested by: Xenia



The bread maker BM 3990 der Marke Severin presents itself in a simple, old-fashioned design. The machine is easy to operate and bakes large loaves of bread reliably.


  • Intuitive operation


  • No interior lighting
  • No pause key
  • Illustrations on the keys are sometimes difficult to see

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The bread maker in an old-fashioned design is easy to use and bakes medium to large loaves of bread.

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The bread maker BM 3990 by Severin has a simple design and bakes large loaves of bread up to one kilogram.

Handling and function

The device is relatively difficult to remove from the packaging because the polystyrene protection is placed to the right and left of the device. Due to the very compact packaging, polystyrene cannot be gripped and pulled out. The baking tin has a capacity of 3.3 litres. Breads of up to 1000 g can be produced with it. The mould is easy to fill and can be inserted into and removed from the vending machines by turning it.

The control panel is easy to understand, but the transparent keys are very thick and cast shadows on the key illustrations when the light source is illuminated from above, making it difficult to see. On the control panel, one of the 12 programs that can be found in the manual can be adjusted by pressing the program button. By pressing the button with the pictured bread and the +/- sign, the degree of browning can be adjusted in 3 steps. The timer can be programmed using the "+" or "-" keys. The bread size can be easily determined by pressing another button. The Start/Stop button can be used to start or stop the process. Unfortunately, the process cannot be paused. The unit has no interior lighting.

Programs: Base, white bread, wholemeal bread, pastry, yeast cake, short 700 g, short 1000 g, dough, jam, cake, sandwich, baking.

With the bread baking machine, you can not only prepare different kinds of bread but also cakes, dough and jam.

With the help of the timer function, some programs can be delayed by up to 13 hours, so that the freshly baked bread can be ready e.g. in the morning at 7 o'clock if the ingredients were put in at 18 o'clock of the previous day and the timer was set to 13 hours.

The memory function makes it possible to stop the baking process for up to 5 minutes (e.g. in the event of a power failure) without having to restart the machine. The process is simply continued.

The warm-keeping function switches on automatically for 60 minutes immediately after baking.

The Severin Bread Maker delivers a good result in 3 hours
The Severin Bread Maker delivers a good result in 3 hours


With the farmer's bread baking mixture a good result with a light brown crust was achieved. The duration was 3:00 hours. The dough was kneaded in the best way and was well on. Otherwise, the bread tastes good and is easy to remove from the mould. The dough hook can also be easily removed thanks to the hook remover.

The pizza dough is also well done. All ingredients were kneaded to a smooth dough within 1:30 hours. The pizza dough also worked well.


The baking tin and the dough hook are unfortunately not dishwasher safe. Only measuring cups, spoons and dough hooks are allowed in the dishwasher. The baking tin is relatively easy to clean, as the bread and dough are completely detached. Abrasive and sharp cleaning agents should be avoided in order not to damage the non-stick coating. The dough hook must be soaked if the dough residues cannot be removed.


The device looks simple and rather old-fashioned. The size of the display is sufficient.


The bread maker has a good manual which quickly explains the functions and the handling. It also provides some good tips on various problems and examples of recipes.

We have evaluated over 100 customer reviews on the Internet. In summary, it can be said that about 80 percent of buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are almost 15 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.2 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 80% positive and 15% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Great baking and dough results
  • Instructions are short and crisp
  • Easy handling
  • Easy cleaning

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Remains of flour in the corners
  • Power bad dough
  • High baking pan with only one dough hook
  • Spare parts cannot be found
Manufacturer Severin
EAN 0689246916537
Baking programs 12
Capacity litres 3,3 l
Ingredient dispenser No
Warm-keeping function 60 minutes
Timer function 13 hours
Inspection window Yes
Internal lighting No
Dishwasher safe No
Weight 5,7 kg
Scope of delivery Bread maker, Bread baking tin, Dough hook, Measuring cup, Measuring spoon, Dough hook remover, Operating instructions
Quality impression Satisfactory
Packaging Attractively designed
Additional warranty 2 years
Automatic switch-off Yes
Crust 3 browning levels
Extra Program for jam Yes
Volume 1 metre distance 51 dB
Power 487 W
Stand-by power consumption 1,3 W
Manual language GER, GB, FR, NL, ES, IT, DK, SE, FI, PL, GR, RU
Quality of instructions Good
Height 30 cm
Width 25 cm
Depth 41 cm
Range of functions
Result Bread
Result Dough
Control panel

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Cynthia Kaplan
What is the correct way to programme the bread machine to only knead the dough and not to bake it?
Hey Cynthia, it's the "Dough" program number 8.
The belt is worn out. Where I can buy another one?
We could not find it online, so we would suggest contacting the Severin customer service.
How come I didn’t get the introduction book?
Hey, Margaret. In our case, a manual was included in the scope of delivery. You can also find it online on the Severin website.
After all the programming I press start but the machine does not work. What is the problem ? I opened another new set - the same problem!
Hey, Iris. Did the container snap in correctly and did you fill in the ingredients before turning the device on and setting your desired programs? Was the lid closed firmly? And did you try to press the start button for about 3 seconds? Otherwise, I would suggest turning off the device, unplugging the power cord and restarting the process again. You might also have a look at the user manual again and follow the steps precisely. The English version starts on page 14.
Is the display illuminated?
No, and it can only be read in good lighting.
Does the bread maker have two dough hooks?
No. But the dough is kneaded sufficiently.
Can low carb breads also be baked, e.g. linseed-based?
Yes, that works very well.


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