- 2 Lb.
- Light, medium or dark crust
- Audible reminder for fruits and nuts
- Cool touch body, Nonslip feet, Nonstick bread pan and 2 kneading paddles
- Includes Bob's Mill Custom Gluten-Free Recipes
Pretty good 12/13/2013
This review is from: Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 2 lb. Bread Machine with Gluten-Free Setting
*Very easy to use.
*Easy to clean.
*Comes with a nice variety of recipes. I was able to bake my first loaf of basic white bread within minutes of taking the machine out of the box!
*Odd loaf size if you try to compare your homemade loafs to store-bought or handmade loafs. The loaves made by the machine are about half the length of "normal" loaves, but the loaves are thicker and more dense. I'm still adjusting to how to properly slice the bread for sandwiches. I wouldn't consider this enough of a con to lower the score of the breadmaker.
I haven't owned this for very long but I've played around with it quite a bit and really love it. I've used almost every cycle (except jam) and have used the recipes provided in the manual.
As I mentioned above, despite the fact that store-bought loaves are only one pound, the loaves made by this are smaller in length, so depending on how the bread is sliced, you may only get "half" a loaf. Keep in mind, however, that fresh bread goes bad MUCH faster than store-bought bread. We've had no problems consuming the half-loaves before they start to go stale or mold.
One minor side-note: I purchased this because I'd been buying very expensive organic bread and thought I'd save money by making my own. Sadly, I only save like 50 cents a loaf. BUT nothing compares to fresh bread (best air freshener ever), and this machine is so easy to use that it's almost as convenient as buying bread.
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