The most important thing that you have to take into consideration is how well it handles the ingredients. With this machine, you will manage to make many bread recipes, dough, as well as pasta and jam. If you need to incorporate cheese, seeds, fruits, or nuts, the machine will let you know when it’s the proper time to add them to the container. This is a great feature because if you are new to bread making, you can learn quickly by following the signals and notifications.
During the last 8 minutes of the second kneading phase, you will be reminded to add the fruit, nuts, or other dry ingredients. After it has finished kneading, it will notify you 6 times to let you know that it’s safe to remove the kneading blade and prevent making bread with a hole baked into the bottom. All in all, it is very easy to use, and the control panel is extremely easy to operate as well. When it has finished baking, it will signal by beeping 15 times. If you are not around, it will keep the bread warm and fresh for one hour.
Programs and Settings
The CBK-100 comes with 12 pre-programmed settings, which include gluten-free, pasta-dough so you can make fresh pasta rather than spending a lot of time kneading the dough by yourself, or packet mix where you can choose to add different ingredients, such as nuts, seeds, or fruits to make bread. Furthermore, you can program the machine to make a light, medium, or dark crust, depending on your preferences.
In addition to that, it comes with a timer that allows you to postpone the baking process up to 13 hours for when you want to have fresh bread in the morning or after you return from work. There’s also an option to keep the bread warm and a rapid bake option to reduce the time taken to make the bread.
What’s worth mentioning here is that design-wise, this machine has a sleek silver finish and measures 14 inches by 12.5 inches by 7.5 inches. At first glance, it looks like one of the more expensive bread machines. This rectangular machine has a modern and classy look and it will surely become the focal point in your kitchen.
Before shopping for it, you need to make sure that you have a lot of space available because the unit itself is a bit bulky and even a bit heavy at 22 lbs. Nonetheless, although it may occupy some space on your kitchen counter, you won’t regret investing because it’s an appliance that you will use very often.
Warranty and support
Cuisinart is renowned for the quality of their products, and the Conair Cuisinart CBK-100 makes no exception. It comes with a limited 3-year warranty from the moment of your purchase. As far as customer support goes, you can contact the manufactures and representatives by phone or e-mail.