How to choose a bread maker?
Mar 04, 2018
Have a miracle oven at home for making fragrant bread - is not this the dream of every mistress? However, to ensure that the bread maker is not a purchase, which as a result will remain on the shelf, you should meet at least one of the following criteria:
- you are a supporter of a healthy diet and as a fire afraid of all sorts of food additives: preservatives and flavor enhancers;
- you want to save on baking bread - taking into account the constant increase in the cost of the latter is more than relevant. The cost of the bread maker( based on one loaf of bread a day) pays off in about a year;
- you prefer only home food, trying to avoid public catering and fast food;
- you are a connoisseur of delicious and varied food: many recipes of bread in the bakery can fully satisfy your gastronomic preferences;
- you are just too lazy to go to the store every day for bread( here options are possible: you live far from a bakery or work from early morning until late at night, and you have to be content with yesterday's bread).
Of the minuses of the breadmaker, perhaps, there is only one - it's a risk to get well. Hardly anyone refuses to try tasty fresh bread from natural ingredients, which is always at hand. If you and your family members are inclined to fullness - think a hundred times before buying this device.
What does the bread maker know?
Baker - this is a real godsend. It can bake not only ordinary bread to which we are accustomed, but bread with all kinds of additives( raisins, nuts, honey) and from different types of flour( corn, rice, pearl barley).Also, the bread maker will make cupcakes, cakes, buns, French baguettes and even jam! She kneads any dough( not only for bread, but for dumplings, pizza, pancakes).In addition, you can choose the degree of browning crust according to your taste.
To make bread in a bread maker, you just need to load all the ingredients into it and select the desired program. All! You go about your business, so that after a certain time you will return to the kitchen at the signal of the bread maker and take out the freshest and delicious bread! Recipes for the breadmaker are included in the instructions to the appliance, which greatly facilitates an already simple process of making bread.
How to choose a bread maker?
Perhaps this is the most urgent issue due to the variety of bread maker models and the relative lack of information about what properties this household appliance should have. Consider the basic characteristics of the bread maker, which can differ in different models of bread makers, affecting both the functionality of the appliance and its price.
Technical parameters of .These include weight, capacity, body and dimensions of the bread maker. The bread maker can weigh from 4 to 8 kg. The breadmaker's power ranges from 450 to 860 watts. Naturally, the higher the productivity of the device, the greater its power - but do not forget that such a powerful model will consume much more electricity. The material from which the body of the device is to be made is plastic( for budgetary options) or stainless steel( for models more expensive).The dimensions of the bread maker are a matter of concern for owners of small kitchens. Think in advance whether you have a place to put the bread maker, and what size it will be. Otherwise, as in a fable about a monkey and glasses, it is necessary to run around with a bread maker around the house, not knowing where to "stick" it.
Weight of the finished product .Depending on the bread maker model, you can get bread at the output from 450 to 1500 grams. Of course, in this matter everything depends on the composition of your family and on how much you like bread( how much bread you consume per day).However, many models of bread makers offer the possibility to choose the weight of the finished product itself - and this is the most optimal option.
Form for baking .The standard form for baking with a bread maker is rectangular. The mold can be made of aluminum, stainless steel or Teflon. The other types of baking forms in most cases need to be purchased separately if necessary.
Maintaining the bread when hot .There is also such a useful function for the bread maker. For example, bread is already ready, and before lunch time is still an hour. Use the function of keeping bread in a hot state - and for lunch your family will wait for warm bread.
Function of express baking. Suddenly, the guests came and wanted to buy them fresh bread from the bakery, at the same time boasting of this valuable acquisition? The function of baking in the accelerated mode will be in this case as it is impossible by the way.
Timer and dispenser .Any bread maker has a timer that allows you to delay the start of the baking program for up to 15 hours. This will give you the opportunity to enjoy the taste of freshly baked bread immediately after a morning awakening or upon returning home from work.
Dispenser is a special container in the lid of the bread maker, in which additives for baking are put( nuts, seeds, raisins).Their oven itself will add at the end of kneading the dough. Of course, the presence of a dispenser affects the cost of the device - so decide immediately if you need such a function or you will do without it, and will yourself add to the bread maker( it will signal when you need to do this).
Protection functions .An important role can play and the presence of certain protective functions of the bread maker. Since bread in the bread maker is produced quite a lot of time( 3-4 hours), then such functions as protection against voltage drops, overheating and from children can be actual. The first of them( protection from voltage surges) is available in almost all modern bakery, the second two - in more expensive models.
Removable bread maker cover. Of course, the presence of this option will greatly simplify the cleaning of the device after use.
So, in order to decide which bread maker to choose, think carefully about why you need this device. If only for baking ordinary bread - you are well suited to an ordinary bakery budget class. If you want to amaze the family and friends with a variety of baked goods - choose a multifunctional model. Do not forget about the convenience and quality of the material from which the bread maker is made. Let the bread, baked in the bakery you bought, will always be fragrant and tasty!
Perhaps, none of us will not refuse to taste delicious flavored bread from the oven only. Well, if that's what happens on the counter of the store - but for this you need to hurry to the bakery at a certain time, when the bread is brought. And the quality of the store's bread often leaves much to be desired, and fresh bread in the morning is not so delicious by the evening. If you are not indifferent to the crusty crust of fresh bread - you just need to buy a bread maker.
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