Growing up, I remember many, many days coming home from school on a frosty day, to the delightful aroma of freshly made bread. The warm scent and cozy ambience left me with oodles of fond memories. Back then, my mother did everything by hand because she enjoyed it, and because bread machines were not invented yet. In fact, the first breadmaker was released in Japan in 1986, and now many companies, like Hamilton Beach have created their own versions.
HomeBaker – 2 lb Breadmaker
- 12 cycles including jam and cake
- Great for dough preparation
- Loaf size – Choose 1.5 or 2.0 lb.
- 3 crust settings – Light, medium, or dark
- Large digital display
- Delay timer
- Viewing window
- Nonstick bread pan
- 2 kneading paddles
- Recipes included: Gluten-free to French bread
Today, our hectic lifestyles demand easier and faster ways to make meals and baked goods without sacrificing flavor and texture. And, the Hamilton Beach Breadmaker offer this with it’s easy to use display and cycles.
I’ve never used a bread machine before, so I was a little leery and unsure how my first attempt would turn out. There are various settings to choose from, so you get the right size, color, and texture you desire. But, you’re not limited to just making bread, you can also make sweet bread, cake, and pizza dough.
My sister has had a bread machine for decades, so she came over and helped me create a few different recipes. We used various whole grain flours to see how the loaf would turn out. We created the French bread first, and I was amazed at how soft, moist and delicious it tasted. Then we made a whole grain bread and decided to toss in a few nuts and seeds. The machine automatically announced when it was time to add our nuts, and seeds, so we complied as instructed. Simple enough to make and our bread turned out great.
Some of the kiddo’s in our family don’t like raisin, nuts, seeds, or veggies in the bread, so the good ole basic white bread is their favorite. Making pizza dough was super simple to make and we loved the texture.
I learned that following the instructions is very important. My sister has a different bread machine, so the amount of ingredients used is different. Follow the rules, and you’ll get great results.’
We also compared the prices and options on other bread machines and the Hamilton Beach Breadmaker is by far the best value. It has more options than more expensive brands and you just can’t beat the price.
Disclaimer: I received product to facilitate a review. All opinions express are my own, yours may differ.