Cuisinart CBK-100 Review

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Cuisinart makes many fine kitchen appliances -- stylish and sleek, with good performance � and the CBK-100 bread machine is among them. Many users swear by it, according to Cuisinart CBK-100 reviews, and a number of users who confess to a dislike for cooking take to this machine with enthusiasm. Users' Cuisinart CBK-100 reviews posted at several sites tout its ease of use, uniform results (excellent texture and crust), and money-saving benefits. (As one Cuisinart CBK-100 review at Overstock notes, a bag of bread flour costs about the same as a loaf of store-bought bread.) 

Some users find this model a bit noisy during the kneading cycle and say signals for add-ins, removing the paddle prior to the last rise, and announcing that baking is finished are needlessly loud, but Cuisinart CBK-100 reviews at Best Buy generally assert that such minor irritants are overshadowed by the aroma of baking bread and the edible results. We did read a handful of Cuisinart CBK-100 reviews at Amazon asserting that the dough doesn't rise adequately, bread presents with a rough texture, and gluten-free loaves are disappointing; some also report reliability problems.

This bread machine makes a horizontal loaf in 1-, 1.5-, and 2-pound sizes and features12 settings for the usual bread types -- e.g., basic, whole wheat, French/Italian, sweet, and quick -- in addition to gluten-free, packaged mix, dough, jam, and bake only (for store-bought dough or darker crust); there is also a rapid-bake cycle. The crust can be set to light, medium, or dark, and the delay start extends to 13 hours. The pan and paddle are dishwasher safe.

In sum, the Cuisinart CBK-100 (starting at $100, Amazon) is a good, but not outstanding bread maker given its perch at the far end of the cheap price range. Less costly models that garner at least as much praise would be a more frugal buy.

Elizabeth Sheer

Elizabeth Sheer is a Brooklyn-based writer and researcher. In addition to researching and writing about household appliances and other consumer items, Elizabeth draws on her history of preparing cooking-related articles to conduct taste tests on all things delicious.

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