Nurse Kitchen: My Favorite Bread Maker

My Favorite Bread Maker

If you are like me, you probably don’t have a lot of time to cook. After a long day in the hospital, who has time to make a decent meal.

For this year, I decided it’s time to change. I’ve decided to commit to making some healthy food at least twice a week. During the shopping frenzy of the holidays, I bought myself a used Cuisinart BMKR 200PC from Craigslits. Here my review of the bread maker.

The Cuisinart BMKR-200PC is a two pound break maker that is attractive enough to be left on the counter as a regular kitchen appliance. The handsome brushed aluminum color will match the newer model stoves and refrigerators easily, just like its counterpart the Cuisinart CBK 200 bread maker. The name “cuisinart” represents quality, and the same is true of this bread maker.

Everyone loves the taste and smell of homemade bread. The problem is that making bread is a time consuming process, and not everyone has the time to dedicate to making a loaf of bread. This is where the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC comes in. This machine does it all for you. There are 12 menu options that are completely programmable. You can make bread to fit the taste of everyone with the three different crust settings and three different loaf sizes.

People who are gluten intolerant will enjoy the ability to make a loaf of gluten-free bread at home. Many grocery stores have gluten-free products, but they cost a phenomenal amount of money. By making things, such as bread, at home, you can save a pretty penny. Even better, fresh bread doesn’t have the preservatives that store purchased bread does. The Cuisinart BMKR-200PC gives you fresh bread whenever you want it.

Other features on the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC include a delay timer that allows you to delay making your fresh bread for up to 13 hours. The handles on the machine are sturdy and made of stay-cool technology. The LCD screen is easy to read. Each new machine comes with a handy recipe book that shows you how to make bread, jams and other sauces to compliment your fresh baked bread. Also included is a removable bread pan and kneading paddle. A measuring cup and measuring spoon are included with the recipe book for perfect bread every time.

If you already have a loaf of bread ready to bake, the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC has a convenient “bake only” option. You won’t have to worry about losing your bread if the power goes out during the process. This machine has a convenient power failure backup. Imagine how jealous your neighbors will be when they can smell freshly baked bread coming from your home during a power outage.

For the impatient baker, the removable lid has a viewing window so you can watch the machine in action. Each Cuisinart machine comes with a full three year warranty, which sweetens the deal that much more!

Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Customer Reviews

Some user reviews for the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC have both negative and positive aspects of this machine. One review states the bread would not rise, although it tasted good. She said that each loaf she made was worse and worse. Also, she claims the parts appeared to be flimsy. Another negative review claims the machine does not do a good job at shaping the loaves of bread and this consumer also states the bread did not rise. Other negative reviews on the machine come from customers who received their machine in less than perfect condition and/or missing printed materials.

There are many positive reviews on the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC. One reviewer claims she makes bread in this machine every other day. The parts come out of the machine easily and wash off easily as well. Another review states he bought this machine with his wife to start making their own bread. He states the machine works very well and every recipe they have tried is delicious. This reviewer also adds a handy tip: use yeast that is specifically designed for bread machines. He claims that using quick rise yeast will cause the bread to fall unless you use the rapid bake program on the bread maker. One other user has left a comment regarding the gluten-free cycle. She states it is very simple to add the mix and let the machine do its work. She states the cycle is better and faster than other machines she has had.

Overall, the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC is a great bread maker that does it all. From preparing, mixing and baking the bread, the user can simply “set it and forget it.” The main negative reviews surrounding this product are related to baking, but one of the positive reviews suggests that maybe these people were using the wrong type of yeast. Consider getting the Cuisinart BMKR-200PC as a gift for someone or even for yourself.

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