- 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
Largely good, with some "buts." 01/26/2014
This review is from: Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 2 lb. Bread Machine with Gluten-Free Setting
Kneads dough wonderfully. Excellent piece of equipment in that aspect.
The baking system doesn't seem to always work right at higher altitudes, it also doesn't give enough time to the dough to raise when at said altitudes.
I bought this for my house up in the mountains, and man oh man does it ever bake white crusts on top of semi perfectly formed breads.
Haven't taken it to sea level to see if it bakes darker crusts or if the 2 pound loaves of bread raise to the top of the container and brown when exposed to the direct hot airflow.
I docked the egg only because I didn't see a feature for stopping the kneading or baking cycle and resuming it. The "stop" option stops the cycle and requires a restart.
To clarify, I prefer to have it prep the dough and I bake in my fancy schmancy oven. I just got tired of hurting my hands and ruining my Quake, Rage and Borderlands game being stupid and kneading by hand.
Hands are for expensive keyboards and mice, not for kneading bread. We're living in the 21'st century. Better living through technology and all that, right?
Either way, tasty bread, just takes some experimenting with personal recipes.
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