The sleak silver casing of the Cuisinart CBK-100 Programmable Breadmaker (number 4 on our top 5 best bread maker list) makes this appliance a stylish addition to any kitchen. Cuisinart are most famous for their food processors, but their bread makers are not to be shied away from. The CBK-100 is a case in point, offering many features at a very reasonable price point.
The machine can produce three different sizes of loaf — 1 pound, 1 1/2 pounds, and 2 pounds. The 12 preprogrammed settings give plenty of options for the machine’s sub $100 price, allowing you to easily make breads, cakes, jams, dough, pastries, and sauces, including gluten-free breads for those with special dietary needs. You can choose three different crust shades and it comes with the breadmaker-standard 13-hour delay timer. It also comes with a measuring cup and spoon, and recipes.
As with most other modern bread makers, you simply add the ingredients, select the preprogrammed setting you want, and set it on its way. If you wish to add additional ingredients, such as seeds or raisins, you can also set it so it beeps five times at the appropriate moment for you to add them. The machine also has a neat feature of making six beeps at the end of kneading, so you have the opportunity to remove the paddle so it isn’t baked into the bread as with most other bread machines.
When a loaf has finished baking, the machine keeps it warm for 60 minutes, giving you plenty of time to remove the bread from the machine before it goes soggy. If you are a little bit forgetful like me, this could be a loaf saver!
Cuisinart CBK-100 Programmable Breadmaker Features
- Three different loaf sizes up to 2 pounds12 pre-programmed settings
- Three different crust shades13 hour delay timer
- Sleek, stylish design
- Comes with measuring spoon and cup and an array of recipes
- Stay-cool handles
- Dishwasher safe bread pan and paddle
- Power failure backup system
- Stay-Cool Handles
The stay-cool handles allow you to easily move the CBK-100 even if it is still hot. If your kitchen is jampacked, you can easily move it out of the way to free up space.
Dishwasher Safe Clean Up
The CBK-100 is simple to clean, with the bread pan, paddle, measuring cup and spoon all being suitable for a dishwasher. So if you’ve cooked several loaves and want everything to be sparkling clean, it is as simple and easy as it could be.
Power Failure Backup
Like the Panasonic SD-YD250, this machine also features a power failure backup system, meaning it can resume making bread even if your power goes down for up to 15 minutes. If there is a power blip in your area, the machine will remember where it was at so that once power is restored it can resume the breadmaking.
The Cuisinart CBK-100 Programmable Breadmakeris a stylish machine packed full of features. For those who want a comprehensive bread machine without breaking the bank, the CBK-100 is a fine choice.