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There were times when bread-making was time-consuming and involved a lot of work. You had to mix the ingredients by hand and knead the dough. You don’t have to wait for it to raise and keep an eye on the bread while it is making. Bread maker machines do all these for you.
Most of us are tired of eating those store-purchased bread. The option is to make one at home with a bread maker machine.
There is no dearth of the bread maker machines in the market. Almost all the big companies have their brands in the market. The tough thing is to decide on the one that most suits you.
Here we are embarking on the job to give you a fresh review in 2018. We are reviewing the best machine in the market and explaining to you why we think it is the best.
Before we start telling you about the machine let us see what all we look for when we go to buy a bread maker machine. While there are many things you may consider when selecting a machine, including the design, color, and shape of the machine. But there are some features that a machine should have. Let us analyze these features.
bread maker machines commonly make bread in sizes of 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5 and 3 pounds. Bread you buy from the store can be kept for a week. But what you make at home has to be consumed within a couple of days. You need to keep this in mind when you consider the size. A 2-pound bread should easily be enough for a family of 4.
While there are machines that make bread in different shapes, horizontal bread is still the choice of the people. Some machines make vertically long loaves of bread. The basic reason being that these machines take lesser storage space. Would you sacrifice the traditional shaped bread to save a little space?
The bread pans in most machines are removable. They come with either a single blade or a double blade kneader. Removable pans are good because they make cleaning them easier.
You need to also check whether the kneading paddles are removable after the kneading cycle. This will help in preventing a hole from being formed at the bottom of the loaf.
Getting a machine with a delayed timer is good. You can set the time when the bread should start baking. This will let you set the machine in such a way that you have fresh bread when you eat it.
As the machine performs a lot of heavy activity like kneading and mixing they are bound to make noise. Some also move around on the surface. Get a machine that is made of sturdy material. That will make lesser noise and move around very little.
If you are in the mood to make breads with fruits and nuts, you need a machine that will let you know when to add them. You don’t want to add them at the beginning which crushes them while kneading. There are machines with alarm that will let you know when to add them.
Many machines come with settings that can be programmed to suit your needs. Look for what all options it offers.
We have now seen what parameters should be considered while purchasing a bread maker machines. Taking all these into consideration let us see how well the CUISINART CBK 100 2 LB BREAD MAKER matches our requirements.
The Cuisinart CBK 100 makes a beautiful horizontal loaf in sizes 1, 1.5 or 2 pounds. You can select the size and also confirm it in the LCD.
This machine comes with a removable pan. This makes cleaning the pan easier. The kneading blades are also removable. The machine alerts you once the kneading cycle is over so that you can remove the blades. This prevents the hold from being formed at the bottom of the bread.
The CBK 100 comes with a delayed timer to program up to a 13-hour delay. This means you can program the machine when you go to bed so that you have fresh bread when you wake up. What a way to start a day.
The machine is sturdy and heavy enough to reduce noise and prevent much movement when baking. This will prevent any accident by falling while making bread.
In several of the programmable bakes the machine gives an alarm during the last 8 minutes of kneading. It will give 5 short beeps to alert you to add whatever you may want to add – nuts, seeds, fruits, dry-fruits, resins or cheese.
With many people becoming more and more health the making of gluten-free bread has assumed more importance. It is also known that many people are allergic to gluten. The CBK 100 comes with a program for baking gluten-free bread.
When it comes to programming the Cuisinart CBK 100 stands many feet taller compared to the other machines. It has 11 pre-programmed settings. You can make the basic white, French / Italian and sweet bread. You can also use the machine to bake cake/quick bread. Dough for pasta and bread can be made in the machine. It also has a program for making Jams.
There will be an alert after completion of baking. The machine will go into warm mode and will keep the bread warm for an hour, preventing it from becoming soggy.
You can also have a selection of crust color – light, medium or dark.
Additional features include an LCD that will show you the program, the color of the crust selected and loaf size. There is also a viewing window.
The machine comes with stay-cool handles for easier and safer handling. Measuring cup and spoon are provided with the machine.
The machine also comes with a power-failure back-up system. It can keep your program in its memory for up to 15 minutes of power failure. It will remember your selections if you re-start within this period.
So, what is the verdict on this product?
The CUISINART CBK 100 2 POUND BREAD MAKING MACHINE, with all these amazing features. is the best buy in the market with a price that won’t pinch your pocket. The product is available online at AMAZON.
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