I replace my 2002 bread machine. It was able to make the 1 1/2 lb. loaves I made before. I baked at least 1 loaf a week for 14 years. I had tried other machines, but they could not even replace their own old products abilities. I baked 2 loaves so far and both were good. Just minor adjustments
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West Bend 2.5 Breadmake
West bend Hight Rise Breadmaker
My toastmaster quit working after years, so I purchased this west bend. It is so easy to use and every loaf comes out perfect. I love how it makes 3 different size loafs.
westbend bread maker
This is my third generation of west bend bread makers, and it does what is promised, just like the other two do. The double paddle is a big selling point for me, and it doesn't seem to be so loud to me; in fact I do not even notice it when it is operating. It was a good value for me at $79.95.
The machine performed well as advertised. The loaf was large and baked to perfection. What more would you want.
Made 2 loaves already.
Made 2 loaves already. 1 white, 1 cinnamon raisin. We loved both.Especially like the fact it makes a more "conventional" style loaf.
This is my first double paddle breadmaker and I love it. The bread comes out so easy and the blades don't come with it. My only reason for 4 stars is that it makes a little noise once in a while. I thought there was something wrong with it but I read in the booklet that it will make noise occasionally. The breads I have made have been delicious. I have never used one for anything but bread, but with this one I plan to try other settings, like jam and cakes.
Makes beautiful loaves of bread -- Seems to run much hotter than my last West Bend which in turn makes a harder crust but I found that if I put butter on the top like my mom did with her oven loaves it's just fine. The only downside I see is that in order to get into this bread maker you have to lift the lid and drop the pan in and push it down to click in -- Old one was designed much easier to use and didn't take up so much top space -- End result is I'm happy with the bread it makes.
West Bend Breadmaker
It works well, makes good WW bread, which is the only kind I want to eat. I use the French bread recipe, but with WW flour, and a little extra water. There is one negative which is that the paddles do not release easily from their posts after the baking is finished. Another thing I would like is to be able to personally program the kneading times, rising times, baking time, etc.
Bread didn't rise as much with tried and true recipe. Need to adjust salt possibly and put yeast, sugar, and water in pan for 10 minutes.
Only Used Twice So Far
It's made ok loaves but I'm still familiarizing muself with it. Loaves so far weren't too impressive as far as rising but I've made croutons out of results, which is kind of cool as we eat a lot of salads!
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