I bought this bread machine for my birthday. I have been wanting one forever! I bought this one because it was the best value (considering included options and the overall cost). So far I have made the basic white bread (lovely), and the italian parmasean bread (yummy) with fantastic results and rave reviews from my family. The light wheat bread recipe from the book needed tweaked. I made it 3 times exactly as the recipe called thinking I did something wrong and each time the bread barely rose and was the texture of a brick. I search online and found some trouble shooting tips and made adjustments and the result was "the best wheat bread I have ever had" from my husband who is rather picky about breads... Here is the new recipe: 1.25 cup milk 2 tablespoon water 1.5 teaspoon salt (I used kosher) 3 tablespoon sugar 3 tablespoon vegetable oil 2.5 cups high gluten (bread) flour 1.5 cups 100% whole wheat flour 3 teaspoons of bread machine yeast Prepare on cycle 1 Use 2 pound loaf setting and light crust If I end up tweaking more recipes from the book I will be sure to come back and post a comment! This was the BEST gift I have ever gotten for myself! My favorite part is being able to feed my family wonderfully delicious breads without all the preservatives from store bought breads! I tagged some great ingredients to this review of the products I used when making this recipe!
Hamilton Beach 2 lb Digital Bread Maker, Model# 29881
Arrives by Sat, Aug 8
Ships to San Leandro, 1919 Davis St
- 3 easy steps - Add ingredients, select cycle, start
- Prepare healthy whole-grain bread - control the nutritional content of your bread
- Homemade bread without preservatives or trans fat
- Recipes included: gluten-free to French bread
- 12 cycles including jam and cake
- Great for dough prep
- Two loaf size settings
- Three crust settings
- Large digital display
- Delay timer
- Nonslip feet
- Viewing window
- Nonstick bread pan
- Two kneading paddles included
- 4 star consumer rated
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Make bakery-fresh bread in the comfort of your own home with the Hamilton Beach 2-lb Bread Machine. This powerful machine is compact and contemporary, adding style and versatility to any kitchen. It features 12 settings to create breads using a wide variety of ingredients and recipes. The Hamilton Beach bread machine features settings for French, gluten-free, quick bread, sweet bread, 1.5-lb express, 2-lb express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain and a simple bake function for those who prefer to knead and rise separately. There are settings for light, medium or dark crust according to your taste; simply choose your setting prior to the bake cycle to ensure your ideal bread crust. This low maintenance home bread maker machine includes a dishwasher safe bread pan and 2 kneading paddles. It also comes with a recipe booklet that includes Bob's Mill custom gluten-free recipes for delicious, gluten-free breads.
HomeBaker Bread Machine Wow your family and fill your house with the smell of homemade bread White, wheat, sourdough, country, French or even homemade jam ? the HomeBaker Bread Machine from Hamilton Beach will do it all. Making artesian breads at home has never been easier or more foolproof. Whatever your taste preferences or dietary needs, you can satisfy them with the Hamilton Beach HomeBaker Bread Machine. Developed with nutrition in mind, it features settings such as gluten-free and whole-grain so you can bake wholesome breads using a variety of flours. In addition to bread, you can make pizza dough, cakes, jams, flatbreads and croissants. The Home Baker Bread Machine is easy to use. Carefully designed to make bread-making simpler than ever, the machine includes a detailed manual with easy-to-follow instructional drawings, custom recipes, and baking tips. With the HomeBaker Bread Machine, preparing a variety of breads is as easy as one, two, three: just add ingredients, select the cycle, and press start. After you make the first delicious batch, it won?t be long before family and friends are asking for more. 12 Program Cycles: Basic For white and mixed breads consisting mainly of basic bread flour. French For light breads made from fine flour. Normally, the bread is fluffy and has a crispy crust. This is not a suitable setting for recipes requiring butter, margarine, or milk. Gluten-Free For gluten-free breads and mixes. Quick For quick-bread recipes that do not use yeast for rising and instead may use baking powder or soda. Kneading, rising, and baking loaf within a time less than for basic bread. Sweet For breads with additives such as fruit juices, grated coconut, raisins, dry fruits, chocolate, or added sugar. Due to a longer phase of rising, the bread will be light and airy. 1.5 lb. Express Kneading, rising, and baking a 1.5-lb. loaf occurs in 58 minutes using a quick-rising yeast. Loaf will be smaller and rougher than that made with the Basic cycle. 2.0 lb. Express Same as 1.5 lb. Express, but yields a 2-lb. loaf. Dough This cycle prepares the yeast dough for buns, pizza crust, etc., to be baked in a conventional oven. There is no baking in this cycle. Jam For making jams with fresh fruit. Cake Kneading, rising, and baking occurs, but with the aid of soda or baking powder. Whole Grain For breads with heavy varieties of flour that require a longer phase of kneading and rising (whole wheat flour, rye flour). Bread will be more compact and heavy. Bake When additional baking of breads is needed because a loaf is too light or not baked through. There is no kneading or resting.
- 12 settings include: French, gluten-free, quick bread, sweet, 1.5 lb express, 2 lb express, dough, jam, cake, whole grain and bake
- Includes 2 kneading paddles
- Light, medium or dark crust
- Dishwasher safe bread pan and paddles
- Audible reminder for fruits and nuts
- Cool touch body
- Nonslip feet
- Includes recipe booklet with Bob's Mill Custom Gluten-Free Recipes so you can create delicious, gluten-free breads at home
- Model# 29881
- Compact size can fit on any kitchen countertop
- Modern, sleek design
- Bake up to 2 lb loaves with quick express settings
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Great Machine for the Price!
I bought this bread machine ''On Sale''.. ($38.00) So far, I've made 2 loaves of bread... I'm IMPRESSED with this machine, it can do so much more than just bake bread .. I purchased bread machine flour & yeast with my order... So far, each LOAF has been FANTASTIC.... You can't beat the price, so don't let that scare you... It makes 1# 1.5# & 2# Loaves... Lots of choices, so easy to choose from the ''control panel'' ... Very easy to clean, comes with 2 ''paddles'' as well... I like the fact that the ''Container & Paddle'' are all inside, nothing to spill out into the interior of the bread maker, like my old ''BreadMan'' is... The Container & paddle are ''non-stick'' which makes the bread so much easier, it slides out nicely!! The bread comes out ''square'', I've added a photo of ''Herb Bread'' from a recipe on ''Allrecipes.com''.... Fantastic Flavor... try it too.... BUY IT, YOU CAN'T GO WRONG!!!
Shipping: excellent - arrived NEXT day (delivered on a Saturday!!!!) Product: excellent - easy to use. Made low-carb bread the same day it arrived....served hot with butter & home-made chili! Clean-up: easy - popped the pan and paddle right into the dishwasher. When dry, just placed it back into the machine. Overall: excellent - the ONLY con I have with this item is its size. Make room for it because it's large and takes up a pretty big space on the counter. I plan to store it and only bring it out when I bake because it takes up quite a bit of space. I have always hesitated baking my own bread because of the yeast thing. But with this machine, I can bake fresh bread and serve hot. Nothing better. Thanks Wal-mart for a great value!
It is quite easy and delightful.
First time using a bread maker and it worked out perfectly. I did follow everyone's tips about keeping the crust on the lightest setting. Not sure how it will turn out on any darker settings. I just grabbed a recipe off the Internet, followed the bread makers instructions on which ingredients to put in first (there is a illustration in the manual), pushed a few buttons and 3 hours later......we have this!!!! Forgive the amateur photo and paper plate, this pic was originally for my mom. Lol.
This bread maker comes with 2 paddles, so a spare is included. It can make many different things including jam and cake. So far I've made a loaf of bread and pizza dough and both came out very well. I really like how clear the instructions were for using this bread maker and the chart that shows how long the process will take until the product is finished. I place it on my glasstop stove to prevent it from "walking" off the counter's edge when it kneads the dough. The only negative is that the bread maker has to be turned to the side to lift the lid under the cabinets to add the ingredients, but that in no way takes away any stars from the rating. I would definitely recommend this bread maker!
Great breadmaker for the price.
I bought this breadmaker to replace an Oster that I have had and used constantly for several years. I chose this Hamilton Beach because I liked the look of it but mainly because it had excellent reviews. I was a little reluctant to buy Hamilton Beach as I consider them to be a producer of somewhat lower quality electrical products. In that respect I have been proved right as this machine is comparatively flimsy compared to the solid Oster. However, it has so far baked excellent bread and kneaded some great doughs. I mainly use a breadmaker for mixing dough and then shape the bread myself, doing the final rising and baking in a regular oven. While mixing it tends to be a little noisy and jiggles a bit on the counter but the results are excellent. At Walmart this was less money than I could get a replacement Oster and so I have decided to keep it for its versatility and very acceptable loaves, even when left in the machine to complete the entire process. Although I have not tried the feature yet, it does have a gluten-free cycle. I am disappointed with the instruction and recipe book which is made of very flimsy paper. Not the nice sturdy, glossy book that Oster supplies.
Both good and bad results
1st (3 hour) white bread loaf was fine, so we next tried a (1 hour) express loaf and it turned out okay to. Next we did a Italian Parm and Onion loaf and they were okay just needed some extra seasoning next time. We then tried a cake but it fell apart when we tried to dump it out. Maybe we didn't let it cool long enough? Also the outside seemed too brown so we tried another cake with a different method. We mixed up the recipe like the box said and poured it in machine but chose the bake cycle (12) instead of cake cycle (10) and it turned out better plus saved 1hour and 50 minutes. Yes, a cake cycle is2 hours and 50 minutes! Might as well used our toaster oven. We checked it 1st before removing with a shish-k-bob stick to make sure a hour was enough baking time. We then made 2 Banana nut breads the same way only added a couple banana's and a half cup of chopped nuts to the recipe on the boxes and added about 10 more minutes to the bake cycle and they turned out fine. Nice and moist. Pound cake was a little thick but okay. Their corn bread recipe stuck to the sides and fell apart bad when we tried to get it out. Next time we will coat the sides with oil as the recipe doesn't call for any (a misprint?) and just use the bake cycle instead of the 40 minute longer cycle 4 it calls for. Though it was hard to find a store that carries the vital wheat gluten, we did manage to find some so we made the whole wheat next. It turned out thick and didn't seem to rise at all. Tried a second loaf, same results. Also the next white loafs did not raise but maybe half way. A heads up, when making a express loaf(1 hour) it will ask you to use warm water and instant yeast were the 3 hour bread recipe will tell you to use cold water and bread machine yeast. Also instructions will tell you not to pack the flour by scooping it which we were careful not to do. We carefully measured everything exactly. We don't know why some turned out fine and others didn't as we used the same fresh yeast. We haven't tried dough,jam, white wheat or french bread recipes that are in its manual yet.
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