All bread machines pretty much work the same, the difference is in the details. The Cuisinart machine stands out on 2 points: One it looks like one of the most expensive machines on the market and Two, it wasn't! The menus are intuitive if you have ever used a bread machine before and if you haven't, it is not difficult at all. The first loaf was, of course, a regular boxed "just add water" bread machine mix and it turned out just fine. After getting used to the machine I delved into some of my favorite recipes from bread machines past and an old favorite Citrus Bread with lemon custard dip from the "Electric Bread" cookbook. This is a very light bread and when the cycle was done the bread needed to come out immediately or risk being overdone and dry but the machine nailed it!. Next was an apple oat bread with a touch of cinnamon that requires a longer "dark bread" cycle which was evenly crusted and delicious. If there is any left over, this bread makes great french toast the next morning. So far the regular and dark cycles have been spot on but light bread needs to come out (not just out of the machine but out of the pan) IMMEDIATELY when the buzzer sounds. The first thing to fail on a bread machine is the seal around the mixing spatula and this one will probably be no exception. I have not looked into getting a new seal but it is my opinion that if I can change them out regularly, this bread machine will continue to be a "daily bread" for years to come.
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