Toastmaster Bread Machine Review: Well, if you’re looking to buy a quality bread maker, whether you are a home chef or run a small restaurant, this is the perfect place for you.
There are numerous brands that make bread machines and other kitchen accessories, and appliances. Naturally, some brands make high-quality products, others make those that are reasonably priced and still offer good performance, and some make poor quality products that are definitely not worth buying. So, in case you don’t want to waste your money and buy a wrong bread machine, you’ll need to learn which brands offer good value for the money.
We’ve been reviewing Zojirushi and Panasonic bread makers, and now we want to review this remarkable bread machine coming from Toastmaster. Sure, this machine is not perfect, but it’s worth the money. So, with our help, you’ll be able to buy a good quality bread machine, according to your budget.
Now, let’s take a look at what things exactly make this model worth buying.
Toastmaster TBR15 Bread Machine – Review
First, this bread maker is capable of baking 1 to 1 ½ pounds of loaves. So, you can bake enough bread for two to three people or if you live alone, you can bake bread that will stay fresh for 2-4 days (depending on how and where you store it). But, this machine can bake bread in an hour, if you need bread for more than three people, so no need to worry about that.
13-hour delay timer
As every good bread machine, this one also comes with a 13-hour delay timer, giving you the convenience of baking your bread whenever you want (and you don’t even have to be there!). You can set the timer according to your working time, so that, when you get home, the warm and airy bread waits for you. Doesn’t that sound tasty?
But how the bread will stay warm, after it’s baked – you ask? Well, that’s a smart question. It’s because of this clever Keep warm Function that will, clearly, keep your bread warm and soft. Thanks to this, you, your kids, friends, or anyone else, can enjoy tasty and warm bread.
In those days when you feel like being there and waiting for your bread to bake, you’ll be more than happy to know that the machine comes with a viewing window. Needless to say, this is a great feature, as you won’t have to open the lid every two minutes in order to supervise the baking process. Moreover, this means that there won’t be a loss of heat because you won’t be opening the lid.
We all know that some kitchen appliances (whether it be an oven, a stove, a microwave or a bread maker) feature a not-at-all readable display, which can be quite irritating and also time-consuming. However, no need to worry about that with this model, since it comes with a nice, easy-to-read LCD display. Thanks to this, you will set up the cycle and baking modes with ease.
Rapid bake function
Speaking of modes, this unit offers even 8 baking modes, including a rapid bake function. This is especially useful if you are throwing a birthday party and need to bake more than one bread, in a very short time. With a rapid-rise yeast and this handy function, your bread will be ready in one hour or so.
In addition, the machine also features the crust settings, which means you can make the crust light, medium, or dark – just how you like it most. Whichever one you opt for, it will make bread special.
Easy to use – electronic touchpad controls
Thanks to electronic touchpad controls, this unit is a breeze to use. Even if you are a novice user, don’t worry, you will handle the machine just fine. In case you aren’t sure about some recipes, we suggest you searching for online videos or manuals, or even some articles on how to use a bread machine. Really, anything you find will be helpful to you. But, after a couple of uses, you’ll use this unit like a pro.
Non-stick loaf/bread pan
In addition, this bread machine has a non-stick inner pan. Of course, this means that the bread won’t stick to the sides of the pan, thus cleaning the pan will be a whole lot easier. You also won’t have to spend a lot of time on cleaning the unit.
On the other side, you should not use harsh detergents and harsh sponge, because you may damage the non-stick coating, which will decrease the quality of the inner pan. And of course, don’t put the pan in the dishwasher, unless you are willing to get a new one (which definitely won’t be economical).
As far as the design is concerned, this bread machine won’t take up a lot of space on the countertop, which is definitely a good thing, especially if you have a small kitchen.
However, a minor issue is that the unit comes with a very, very short cord. This means that you have to buy an extension cord and spend more money. Also, this machine is a bit heavy, so keep that in mind.
Not only this unit comes at a very reasonable price, but it also comes with a one year warranty. Therefore, rest assured that buying this unit would be a good choice. The unit may not be of the best quality, but you do get what you pay for, and this unit will not disappoint.
Now that you saw all the good and the bad that this toastmaster bread machine has, it’s time to get one of these and treat your family with yummy bread. With this machine by your side, family gatherings, birthday parties and holidays will be more beautiful and rich in flavors. There is nothing more valuable than enjoying meals with your loved ones, and what better way to do that than to bake finger-licking bread.