The West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker enhances your bread making experience. There is nothing better than being able to bake your own bread so it is ready, oven fresh, on the table at the time that suits you. Making your own bread means that you can decide exactly what you want to bake, when and where you want. This West Bend bread maker offers all the flexibility that you could want and combines this with an easy to use procedure that is suitable to get excellent results, even for novice bread makers.
You will find that it is quite straight forward to make bread right from the start by following the recipe book supplied with this bread maker. Add the ingredients as instructed and close the lid, select the baking program that you want to use and you are ready to get started. West Bend 41300 will take over and do the rest. You have 3 options for the crust; light, medium or crusty baking and you are able to choose from 4 different horizontal loaf sizes from 1 pound up to 2.5 pounds.
You have a series of cooking options with this bread maker too. Take advantage of the many preset functions that will help you to cook bread, tasty French sticks, wholesome whole wheat or use the super rapid mode that allows you to cook a loaf quickly. This bread maker allows you to knead dough and bake cakes, including jam sandwich or a delicious chocolate cake.
A delayed baking function allows you to preset the baking oven so that you can prepare your ingredients up to 12 hours and 58 minutes before baking. This is ideal should you wish to wake up to the smell of fresh bread wafting around you. Two blades aid the dough to raise higher when you are using yeast, whilst a large glass viewing window allows you to check progress without raising the lid of the bread maker, so you don’t need to interrupt baking or blending processes.
Features of the West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker
- Two blade system for kneading the bread
- A glass viewing panel in the top of the oven
- A 2.5 pound bread capacity
- A measuring cup, measuring spoon, as well as a useful knead blade removal tool are all included
- Dimensions are 18 x 10.5 x 11.8 inches
- Comes with full user guide and recipe book that includes some interesting low carb and gluten free options
- One year limited warranty
Overwhelmingly popular, the West Bend Breadmaker gets many good or even great reviews from its users. Unlike some of its competitors has a powerful motor that means that you can expect to be making first class bread time after time that will satisfy your family and guests every time. Users of bread makers will normally not comment on the products reliability until 3 years as a minimum have passed. Some users felt that the wait before dried fruits or raisins can be added to your bread or a cake is too long, but they recognize that the results are not inferior to other bread makers, which allow the user to put these ingredients in sooner.
Experienced bread makers appreciate that this bread maker has a powerful motor that will last the course and be able to handle the kneading of heavy dough without a problem. Some reviewers found the manual a bit disappointing. The reason for this is that there is a lack of information about how long it will take for each part of the baking process to be completed.
Reviewers admit that this bread maker has its quirks and is not the same in its approach as a Panasonic, for example, which is a well known brand. It does not alert you to the next phase of the process with a series of audible beeps, which is a little disappointing, you will need to make sure, particularly in the early stages of using this bread maker, to be present in the kitchen to keep a close eye on what is going on. However, the big plus, according to the reviewers, is that the bread produced by the West Bend 41300 is essentially excellent.
Whilst different from other bread makers, if you are prepared to spend the time to understand how the West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker works, it will be definitely be worth your while.