Cuisinart 2-lb Convection Bread Maker
worst bread machine ever!!
We have had numerous bread machines and this undoubtedly is the absolute worst! We have tried to make dozens of loaves with this machine which is supposed to be top of the line, it is terrible and impossible to get a good loaf of bread. I thought QVC and Cusinart had only quality items, but I guess I am wrong, if I could return this bread machine I would in a heart beat, paid good money for this and it isn't worth the powder.
Hoping I just got a bad one . . .
Right out of the box I noticed one of the feet on the base was short and it wobbled like a bad table. After I plugged it in it didn't come right on, then the lights started flashing and beeping and then stopped again. I started pressing all of the buttons and realized that when I put pressure on the control panel the power came on properly. Something loose in the control panel? I had already filled the bread pan and I wasn't wasting it all so I beat the control panel until the power stayed on without pressure! LOL Needless to say it's going back. Hoping the second one works! I'll revise the review once I use the second one.
I love this Breadmaker. I owned one a few years ago and stopped using it, then eventually sold it. Got the bug again and bought this one. This machine is great. I've baked 2 loaves so far, white and honey wheat. Both came out great. The machine is easy to use. The recipes in the book look fantastic. Looking forward to trying more. I would recommend this machine anyone.
Great for Gluten-free Bread
Makes a wonderful gluten-free 2 pound loaf, soft, moist, tasty, high rising, with a perfect crust. Sure it's a little noisy, but it makes a better loaf than the other two bread bakers I have owned. I like that the kneading paddle is not very big and leaving it in the loaf while baking does not leave a large hole. And it is sure cheaper than buying those $6 or $7 TINY LITTLE loaves of gluten-free bread that are like little bricks in the store. Plus, what is better than the aroma of yeast bread rising and baking? I experiment with gluten-free bread machine recipes off the web and have found some excellent ones. This bread baker is attractive and the quality looks like it will last many, many years!
Problem 1st Loaf
I was very excited to receive this bread-maker as a gift for Christmas. As soon as I got home I took it out of the box and went about making my first loaf of bread. Within the first minute of the dough kneading the pan popped out. I thought that perhaps I had not properly secured it. I was WRONG. Every 30 seconds or so the pan would pop out. I thought that maybe it was just they settings that I chose. So more ingredients, different setting. Same problem. I will be returning this item and have already replaced it with a different model that works wonderfully.
My wife and I bought this model about two weeks ago from QVC - it replaced an older model from another company we had had for 12+ years and it had finally died. We were delighted to see a complete all including recipe booklet that is clear and concise and very easy to follow --- We have made two different types of dough, one banana walnut bread that rivals professional bakeries, and some French bread out of this world-- I don't understand why anyone would have a problem with this machine except for not following the easy to understand instructions -- Its a 5 star product without doubt and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in a bread maker!!!
Have made the cheese bread and french bread so far and love the results. The machine is very easy to use and the recipes simple to follow. Bread pops out easily from the pan when done and the clean up is very easy. I used extra sharp yellow cheddar for my cheese bread and it got a beautiful yellow orange color and the flavor was yummy! Machine is not too heavy to move around and the look is very pleasing with my other stainless steel appliances. If you love bread this is for you.
Used this for the first time and made cinnamon-raisin bread! It does not take a rocket scientist to operate either!
We highly recommend this bread maker. It's a lot of fun, especially during these winter storm days!
i love fresh homemade bread and this m/c makes very tastey bread. i made the white, the cheese (this was not my favorite) and bananna nut so far. very easy and very good. would buy again.
NOT FOR ME
I've been making bread for 40 years, this was the worst bread I've ever made or seen.
Bread was very heavy and tuff. Used your recipe 6 times and no better than the first time. I'll just keep doing it the old fashion way.
I love this bread maker! I ordered it quite a while ago and kept thinking - I really need to use my bread maker, but I was a little nervous. Well, I finally used it yesturday and it was so easy I have made a few loaves for myself and friends. It only takes moments to toss the ingredients in and the machine does all the work!! Amazing!!
problems out of the box
The first time this was used was terrible. The bread pan kept popping out of the holder and it had to be reseated. Then in the process of kneading the machine kept laboring to the point that the motor stopped several times. Dont know if this is just my luck or what but I have had problems with other brands too. Be careful