- 680 watts with 16 pre-programmed baking options
- Non-stick bread pan with 2-pound capacity
- Choose from 3 crust colors and 3 loaf sizes
- Includes low-carb and gluten-free options
- Timer with delay and pause settings
Quick Tips for Purchasing Bread Makers
1. When you're baking with bread machines, it's always easy come, easy dough. The easiness begins with push-button features such as programmed functions and recipes, and continues all the way through to hassle-free cleaning of your bread machine's non-stick surfaces.
2. Bread machines not only allow you to enjoy preservative-free bread, but you'll also save money through bulk purchases of flour, yeast, and extras such as fruits and nuts. To help keep flour from spoiling, store it in a sealed bag in your refrigerator or freezer.
3. When choosing a bread maker, its maximum loaf size should be near the top of your criteria list. A 1-pound bread machine is great for one person. Families should opt for 2 to 2.5-pound bread machines, or one with adjustable loaf size.
4. Convection bread makers, like convection ovens, use a fan to circulate hot air. In bread makers, this not only provides more even heating, but it also creates crisper, more richly colored crusts - a delicious treat when bread is piping hot.
5. Finding gluten-free bread is easier than it used to be, but it's still more expensive than the gluten-y alternatives. Gluten-free bread machines are grocery budget lifesavers. If you're gluten intolerant, look for machines with gluten-free settings or that offer a rapid cycle with a single rise.
6. A bread machine calls it a delayed bake cycle. We prefer to call it delayed gratification. Delaying your bread's completion time can ensure fresh bread at dinner or allow you to wake up to the wonderful aroma of baking.
7. Bread maker? Nah. Our bread machines make far more than just that. Using programmed settings or your very own recipes, your bread machine can make everything from cinnamon rolls to pizza dough - some even have settings for homemade jam.
8. Panasonic bread machines are a good value for mid-range shoppers. They're consistent performers with a lot of unique and useful features, including automatic fruit and nut dispensers, and baking options from cakes to pizza dough.
9. Cuisinart bread makers are exceptionally versatile kitchen accessories. Their pre-programmed options include low-carb and gluten-free breads, and adjustable loaf sizes and crust colors. They can also be used to make jams and sauces. Cuisinart backs their quality with a limited three-year warranty.