We owned one of the earlier breadmakers about 10 years ago and really enjoyed it. This one is nice looking, about 1/3 the price of the original, and much more full featured. After experimenting a bit, we were able to turn out a very good loaf. I can't comment on any of the advanced features like artisan bread because I am not an advanced baker.The two tips I have are to set the crust lighter than you might think, and use true bread flour to get the best soft/chewy texture,Observations:Design: My two main gripes with the design are that the controls are on the top which makes it hard to get at if you keep this item on a shelf and that the kneading paddle is hard to pull on and off for cleaning.Some people may be bothered by the fact that the loaf isn't the normal shape of a commercial bread. If you make a 1lb or 1 1/2lb loaf, the bread is actually fairly short, which isn't good for sandwiches.Workmanship: The control buttons seem a little unevenly seated on my unit; some stick up slightly higher than other. They all work fine and it isn't obvious unless you're looking, but it is not great.Refurbished unit: I've bought many refurbished items and they have all been good values, including this unit. It should be said, though, that this unit is more "used" than most refurbished items I've gotten from overstock. Most times, other than packaging, I couldn't tell that the items were not factory new. However, this one came with a little flour and fingerprints on it. Not an issue unless you are bothered by it.The bottom line:This is a higher end unit and a low end cost. It bakes a good loaf, and is a good value,
This is the second refurbished Cusinart appliance we have purchased and are delighted with both and frankly they look and preform as new. This bread machine has features that we really like -- for example how brown you want the loaf and the ability to time your production. Its a great machine.
I bought this for my husband, he loves fresh baked bread. In the 2 week period that we have had this he has made 11 loafs of bread. This first 2 were a disaster, but as it turns out it was his error. The first loaf he removed the paddle at the wrong kneading cycle so the bread did not mix or rise correctly. The machine is great, built sturdy, and easy to use. So far the only thing that I have found, is I am disappointed in the recipes that are included. We went to the internet and found that there are many sites for bread machine recipes. All in all this was a great price and we are very please with this unit .
I bought this bread maker because I have to make gluten free bread for my husband, other machines I have used do not have the gluten free control on them, so the bread did not come out like it should have. But this machine has that setting and what a difference it has made. My husband loves the bread now that I make, it stays together after he cuts it for a sandwich and he can also toast it in the toaster. I would recommend this machine for any one who needs the glueten free setting. He enjoys the bread so much that I am now making two loaves a week! Thanks Overstock of getting this machine in stock just when we were looking for it. The price was good and we look forward to many years of use.
I have used just about every make of bread machine since they came on the market and have accepted their flaws in exchange for their convenience. This is the first time I am compelled to review one. There is nothing to like about this machine from its large size and heavy weight to the exterior design with its moldings and depressions which make it impossible to keep clean. The final flaw (and I could have lived with all the others) is that it burned the loaf on the bottom. Since it is expensive to return the unit, be forerwarned and don't buy it in the first place.
The cusinart breadmaker is the best one I have ever used. It delivers fresh evenly baked bread. I love all the extra features it offers. I know it states refurbised but the one I received looked and was packaged just as if I bought it at retail.
I was uncertain whether or not to purchase a refurbished small appliance. I did a "live chat" with an Overstock customer service rep who was very helpful in answering my questions. We received the breadmaker several days ago and have used it on three different ocassions and we were not disappointed with the outcome of the bread. We are completely satisfied with our purchase. This is not our first purchase from Overstock and it certainly will not be our last purchase.
I recently purchased this to replace my 2nd bread machine. I only make my own bread, never buy. This is the best machine I've ever owned. I'm entirely pleased with the loaf of my everyday recipe that I've been baking for at least eight years (two or three times per week...EVERY WEEK) also looking forward to trying a few new recipes and this one makes jam!!. Because of more features than my previous machines, I've had to work at learning the settings, but I love the power of the motor. I'm short and it is a much bigger machine, so I have to stretch a little to see the buttons when the maker is on the counter, but well worth the stretch!. I expect it will become my very good friend for many years of bread making and my husband will continue to be the envy of his co-workers! ( Check to make sure whether or not it is supposed to come with the manual/instruction book.... it is available in full on line at the Cuisinart web site.)
I was thrilled to get my bread maker but soon found that once the ingredients were mixed and the kneading process began, the pan would pop out of position making the process impossible unless I physically held the pan down in position until the kneading was complete. After that, the machine baked the bread very nicely, but who wants to stand there holding the machine together so it will work properly? A new one may workik just fine but my refurbished one is a pain to use.
I bought this bread machine as a birthday gift for my daughter. I have been staying with her for a few weeks and have had the chance to use it. It has so many features to bake different kinds of bread. It is super easy to use and comes with a great recipe book. I am extremely happy with the product.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Everything looks exactly as it did on the site.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. I bought this unit refurbished but it looks brand new.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Extremely accurate
I love this bread machine. It makes such good bread, and I love to see the process. I do advise to make 1 Lb bread instead 2Lb, because the second option does get a bit havy. I believe needs more space to grow, but I love it.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? true
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. wonderful
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? accurate
I had another breadmaker, but after reading the specifications on this one, I decided to buyit and try it. It works great and makes tasty bread with little effort. The shape is perfect and there is no paddle hole in the loaf.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just exactly as pictured
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems to be as good as brand new
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Accurate
My only complaint would be the position of the controls. They are difficult to read. The machine works well, I'm happy with it ........ other than reading the controls.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Great
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? very accurate