How to Buy the Best Bread Making Machine
When it comes to how to find the best bread making machine we want to help. Why? Simple, because everyone loves the smell and taste of fresh baked bread. Which the possible exception of fresh baked cookies, is there any better smell than fresh baked bread?
Home bread makers have really made making fresh, wholesome and great tasted bread a breeze. No more long and arduous time spend kneading and folding bread. Depending on the type of bread you are making it is also much faster to use a top rated bread maker than trying to do it all by hand. Even the clean up is much easier using a top rated bread maker.
What are the advantages of making bread at home in one of the best bread making machines?
We have already touched on one above. The smell. The smell of fresh baked bread just makes you happier, doesn’t it? It does us. We love the way the aroma of fresh bread seems to penetrate the entire house making everyone happy and excited about the great homemade bread to come.
Homemade bread is healthier. Assuming you use quality ingredients it can be much healthier. You can even go as far as grind your own flour if you are a purest, but even without that step you can make much healthier bread than you can buy in the store or even the bakery. You have complete control over the amount of sugar and sodium in your homemade bread. You can leave out empty calories like margarine and vegetable shortening or substitute a more healthy alternative. You can also leave out all the preservatives that store bought bread had since you won’t need them. You are baking to eat, not store.
We mentioned lower sodium above but want to bring that up again. Lower sodium is more healthy and better for your entire family.
You can use whole grains which make for a more healthy bread in your top rated bread maker. If you go 100% whole grain your bread will have far more fiber and nutrients than refined white flour. This means better for you.
Do you or a member of your family have food allergies? If so, you have complete control of know exactly what you but in your home bread maker. You will know if it has anything that someone you love will be allergic to.
You can try new things. The types of homemade breads you can make is limited only by your imagination. Perhaps you will use organic apple sauce in your bread. Perhaps you will add cashews to make cashew nut bread. Maybe, you will add bananas to make banana bread. Maybe you will do something crazy like make banana jalapeno bread. It is up to you. Try and experiment. Great things can be discovered.
A best home bread making machine is simply more fun for you and even your family. Everyone can gather around and try their hand at homemade bread making without any special knowledge or work. Just mix the ingredients with or without a recipe and wait for your creation to be ready to eat. You might be surprised how much fun this is for the kids.
So, what do you look for in a top rated bread maker?
Let’s start with easy to clean. No one likes a bread maker that is hard to clean. Easy to clean is always at the front of any decision to buy a product in our opinion. Pan should come out and be dishwasher safe. Paddles should also be removable and be dishwasher safe. Everything else you can wipe off with a damp rag. The best bread makers should allow all of this.
How large of a loaf will the best bread maker make? This can be huge if you have a large family. Make sure your bread maker will make enough bread for you and your family without too much (or any) waste. No one likes to throw away good food and no one likes to not have enough! Most homemade bread makers come in 1 pound, 1.5 pound, 2 pound, 2.5 pound and 3 pound sizes.
Do you care about the shape of your bread? Do you want a traditional rectangular loaf or maybe you want square or even round? To us, it all tastes the same but if it makes a difference to you then pay attention when you make your buying decision.
As we said above your bread pan should be removable. If it isn’t we would not recommend it. A removal bread pan is an absolute necessity. Do not buy one without this feature. It makes cleaning MUCH easier.
Home bread makers usually come with either one or two paddles. Normally we prefer the two paddle models but if you are buying a small 1 pound home bread maker you will probably be OK with on paddled. Of course, the paddles should be removable for easy cleaning. Bout the paddles and bread pan should be dishwasher safe. Again, this is HUGE when it comes to cleaning ease.
Some of the best bread makers have windows so you can see the bread baking. This is not an absolute necessity but it is a cool feature and we highly recommend it.
Do you want to be able to start your bread cooking at a later time? If so, then make sure it has a delayed cooking timer so you can come home to fresh hot homemade bread.
You should also look for bread makers that have different settings for different types of bread. After all, you do not want to just make white bread all the times. Having options that allow for different types of bread make homemade bread making easier. Your new bread maker should also have a bell or buzzer to let you know when to add fruit or other add ins. Just makes things easier.
We hope you have found our article on how to buy the best bread making machine helpful.