Rated 4 out of 5Â by kkrug Great for your home kitchen!
I found it very easy to make fresh, homemade bread in this machine. It's nice to be able to add all your ingredients to the machine and it does all the kneading work for you. I think the manual lacks clear instructions for new bread makers. The machine did leave a few spots of flour and dough on the top of the machine during the kneading/rising process. I did not know that you could lift the lid to scrap that off while the machine was running. I've made multiple loaves of bread with this machine and they have all turned out perfect consistency and color. The bread slides right out of the pan no problems. I would recommend this machine to others.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Yasanth Love the express bake feature!
This is a very sleek looking machine that looks sturdy and very simple to operate. I first tried the white express bake bread. It came out good, except the top was very light, appearing as if the bread did not bake all the way, but it was. Then I tried the Italian herb French bread. The top collapsed during baking, but I think it was due to my daughter tapping on the glass because she was watching through the viewing window and getting excited about the bread getting "fat". Overall, I think this is a good bread maker and will be trying other recipes that came with it. I do need to disclaim that I received this machine free to test out and give my honest opinion.
Rated 5 out of 5Â by SandiS Love this machine
I bought this product 8 years ago when my arthritis got so bad I could no longer knead the bread I love to make. The only time I've had any problems with a collapsing loaf is when my yeast was old & I didn't notice it until after I'd baked.
I have even experimented using other bread recipes in the machine, just making sure to add the ingredients in the same order Oster recommends. Works great.
My only drawback has been the oddly shaped loaf it makes. I solved this problem by using the dough setting for everything, then forming loaves that fit in a regular loaf pan. the 2# setting will make 2 regular size loaves.
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Jamjam2002 Love the bread hate the sunken loafs
I got this bread maker to try and review. the first loaf of bread was amazing it comes perfectly and had no issues. since then however every loaf of bread I have made has sunken in. one loaf sunk in so bad there was no bread in the center. I have had this issue on 4 loaves of bread now. i love the flavor of the bread but the sunken loaves leave something to be desired. also the extended hold on the bread doesn't seem to work all that well. if you want bread later at night and you set it in the morning the water gets too cold and the bread does not rise like it is supposed to. all in all I love making fresh bread but this does not work as well as I would like for it to work.