Who doesn’t like to wake up to the amazing aroma of the freshly-baked bread? With this convenient and efficient bread maker from Cuisinart, you will manage to make delicious and toasty horizontal loaves of bread. You can choose to make from 1 pound to 2-pound loaves of bread, and under 2 hours, depending on what settings and programs you are planning to use. The Cuisinart CBK-100 does it all: it mixes the ingredients, kneads the dough and bakes the bread. You can make thousands of bread recipes and even pastries or delicious jams.
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 add cheese, seeds, fruits or nuts, the machine will let you know when it’s the proper time to add them in 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, to prevent making a 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, the machine will let you know by beeping for 15 times. If you are not around, it will keep the bread warm and fresh for one hour.
|CBK-100 Spec Sheet|
|Dimensions||14.5” x 7.5” x 12.5”|
|Bread Size Options||3|
|Crust Color Options||3|
|Delay Timer||13-hour delay|
|Kneading Blades||Single blade|
|Keep Warm Function|
The CBK-100 comes with 12 pre-programmed settings which include some of the most versatile settings, such as gluten-free, for those of you who want to maintain a gluten-free diet; pasta-dough so you can make fresh pasta rather than having to spend 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 13-hour delay timer that allows you to delay 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 after the end of the baking cycle 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 it 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 at 22 pounds the unit itself is a bit bulky and a bit heavy. Although it may occupy some space on your kitchen counter, you won’t regret making the investment because it’s an appliance that you will use very often.
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.