What To Look for in a Bread Machine

What To Look for in a Bread Machine

When considering a bread machine there are a few things to look for, but most importantly is the quality. A great way to determine quality is through online reviews which can be found on just about any online retailer that sells them. Or simply do a search on bread maker reviews.

When reading the reviews look for the consumer experience in working with the bread maker. At the end of the day the product should be doing all the work and not you. otherwise in does not make any sense to buy the product to begin with.

If the product was bought online than make sure the consumer was happy with the delivery and that it was on time and that there was no damage once it arrived.

A bread maker should come with all the bells and whistles such as a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, a kneading blade and a hook for removing the bread from the pan.

I’m sure most people have these household items around their house but its nice to have all the moving parts in one bread making package that can fit neatly inside the housing unit when not in use.

You would be amazed at the amount of negative reviews on the user manual alone and how non reader friendly it can be. Which brings us to customer service and how available and friendly are they should the need to call them occur if there is a problem with your maker.

All this information can be found in the user reviews. Read the one star reviews as well as the five star reviews. You want your experience with your bread maker of choice to be as painless as possible.

Bread variety is another component you would want to look for in your final choice. If your machine simply makes one type of bread, than whats the point of buying a bread maker. You could do this yourself with some flour and a rolling pin.

Look for the machines that offer no less than ten varieties of bread making. For those of you that only want to make the one bread variety that is perfectly fine but my point is you may as well have some fun with it. It never hurts to throw some raisin or french bread into the mix every now and then.

Timers are important also if you want to wake up in the morning to the wonderful aroma of baking bread. Simply put the ingredients in the maker and set the timer for whatever time suits you to start kneading and baking.

Keep in mind that dry milk may need to be substituted for regular milk if you’re using the timer and your recipe calls for milk.

It’s like anything else you are buying, its important to do your homework and research before making a purchase and as you know it can save much time and aggravation when you get the best functioning product for your needs and at a price that works for you.