Product Type: Cookworks bread makers
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Very doughy bread!
Member Name: Marieukxx
Advantages: Easy to use, 12 hour delay, recipies included
Disadvantages: Doughy, heavy bread
I love my bread especially if you get to the supermarket first thing in the morning and it's still nice and warm. There's nothing like a nice bit of warm bread slathered in butter. I decided to get myslef a breadmaker after seeing all the packets of flavoured bread mixes you can buy in the supermarket. I didn't wanna spend too much so chose the Cookworks Breadmaker in Argos for £39.97 which was their cheapest breadmaker at the time.
This breadmaker is simple and easy to use it has 12 programmes including white bread, French bread, whole-wheat, quick bread, sweet bread and dough and 3 crust settings, light, medium and dark. It can bake bread up to 0.9kg and you can even make jam and cakes in it!!! I haven't attempted these yet. The fasstest setting to bake your bread is 58 minutes from start to finish and the slowest is 100 minutes. It has an LCD display and a little viewing window so you can see your bread being made if you like. It has a really handy 13 hour delay timer which allows you to pop all your ingredients in at night, set it and wake up to freshly baked bread in the morning!! There's a keep warm function too which is handy if you're not gonna take your bread out and use it straight away.
The breadmaker comes with a really good little recipe book, it's amazing all the different things you can do with it. I've used it to make pizza dough and then taken it out and frozen it for later use. I tend to buy the flavoured packets of bread mix from supermarkets but you can use the bread recipe provided and add your own fresh ingredients to flavour it. The breadmaker actually beeps to signal when to add those ingredients. You can add tomatoe and basil, cheese, onions, garlic. There are so many different flavours you can try.
It has a little pull out loaf shaped pan, this is where you pop in your ingredients, then you simply select your setting, the colour of crust you want and away you go!!! When it's done all you do is pull out the bread pan, take out the little paddle in the bottom of the bread and tip it out. I find that the bread comes out rather doughy and heavy which is very disappointing. It's not light like you expect from freshly baked bread. It does taste lovely don't get me wrong but it is heavy and dense.
It's an ok breadmaker for the price despite the fact the bread is a little heavy. It's great for things other than just a loaf of bread because it mixes, kneads and proofs. If you want rolls all you have to do is take it out, shape and bake in your oven. The same with pizza dough. You can also freeze you dough and use it another time.
An all round good breadmaker for the price
Summary: An all round good breadmaker for the price
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