Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 140reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5 by shiral Good Machine I was surprised at the previous reviews. This machine works fine, I had to adjust the settings to my personal preferences. Crust is set to light because I do not like hard bottom crusts. I also add dough enhancer to every recipe. If using Gold Medal Bread flour I add 1 teaspoon dough enhancer to every cup of flour in the recipe. The basic white 2lb loaf did get a little too tall but was still delicious. I am not fond of the Tall loaf wish it were longer and not so tall, but the taste and texture is great. I did not add vinegar like I usually do to my home made bread because I wanted to follow the original recipe in the book as close as possible the only change I made was the dough enhancer which I have learned through years of homemade bread making, makes a big difference.My first loaf fell (no enhancer) the second loaf was perfect other than too tall but thats due to the shape of the loaf pan that comes with the machine. Making beer pizza dough now, going to have pizza for the grand kids tonight. Add dough enhancer set the crust setting to light and enjoy. This is a good machine for the price. You really just need a little enhancer or vital gluten to keep the bread from falling. I do not like bread mixes . If you do add a 1/2 teaspoon of vinegar it should be fine. Always add yeast last, and make sure its the correct yeast. Regular or Rapid Rise, there is a big difference. The only reason I give it a 4 star is because of the loaf pan, I would like a more traditional loaf pan in the machine but thats just my opinion. Been baking home made bread from scratch for years without a machine, so I am quite impressed with the out come of this little machine. 04/26/2012
Rated 1 out of 5 by RealRatings This product has been a super frustration. Even though I snap it into place during the 2nd knead cycle the whole kitchen starts shaking because the pan unlocks. I have now tried 3 loaves and I am ready to never try another breadmaker again. I just want to throw the ball of dough in the air and shoot with a shotgun. Please do not buy this product. It's not worth the tears! 12/31/2009
Rated 5 out of 5 by Godmom2Jemond Excellent bread machine for the money I purchased this bread machine in August 2012, and I have used it several times. There is a different button that you use to set the loaf size, crust color, and bread setting. They are simple, and easy to use. I have had no problems with my bread machine. I have read some of the other reviews where the machine "walks", but I have not experienced any of that. I have it on my kitchen counter, and it stays in place. I think that this machine would make a great gift to someone who has never made bread in a machine before. This is the first time I have had a breadmachine, and I absolutely love it. There is a recipe book that is included, but I got the majority of my recipes online. The first recipe I tried (which is now my favorite) was Cinnamon Raisin Bread. This would be a great starter recipe for a beginner:Cinnamon Raisin Bread1 cup water2 tablespoon margarine3 cups flour (I used bread flour, since it has more protein than white flour)3 tablespoon sugar1 1/2 teaspoons salt1 teaspoon cinnamon2 1/2 teaspoons yeast3/4 cup raisinsDirections:Add all the ingredients in order listedAdd raisins in on the "add in" beepBake on "sweet bread" settingTime: 3 hrs 5 mins Yield: 1 1.5 pound loafThis Cinnamon Raisin Bread recipe taste delicious hot out of the bread pan, and it tasted even more better when I used this recipe to make french toast out of it.I strongly recommend this machine for purchase. It is a great value for the money. :) 11/21/2012
Rated 4 out of 5 by texasgemini Nice breadmaker I have used this unit several times now to bake bread in.I have made white bread, sourdough bread, butter rolls etc. The machine pretty much does it all, you just add ingredients. I haven't tried to make jams in it yet. I was waiting for the spring/summer time when fruit is at it's best. Can't wait to try it out. My only problem with the breadmaker is that the bread is awful heavy after baking. Not sure this is the machines fault, more like the ingredient combo. If anyone has tips on baking a lighter bread it would be appreciated. Everything is easy to clean. Just make sure that you place this machine on a sturdy surface, because it shakes a bit during kneading process. 04/10/2012