8 different bread settings; crust control program for light, medium, or dark
Measures 13 by 11-3/4 by 13 inches; 1-year warranty
1-1/2 lb. Horizontal loaves 1-hour keep-warm cycle fast bake bread in under 1-hour 13-hour delay timer crust control program viewing window 8 programs
Toastmaster TBR15 or TBR2
Toastmaster TBR15 or TBR2
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
After using a friend's Oster/Sunbeam breadmaker for a couple of months, I got hooked on the idea of making my own bread. Since I didn't need a full-size 2lb. model, I decided to try this 1.5lb unit. What appealed to me at first was the compact footprint and the oversized viewing window. The burn-off issue described here and elsewhere on the web is pretty accurate. My package included a correction sheet for the manual that clarifies that the pan should be in the machine when you run it dry the first time. This may explain why some people reported that the dome window was melting. Anyhow, I ran the machine outside with a bit of water in the pan and that worked out fine. After that, it was time to try my first white bread. The machine is pretty noisy compared to the Sunbeam model I'd first used. Unless your bedroom is far enough from the kitchen, you will hear this sucker if you decide to use the delay timer for morning fresh bread. The first loaf I made was a failure...
I received my breadmaker in good condition from Macy's thru Amazon. Setup and break-in was a snap. I experienced no problems with odors or the plastic smell some others have mentioned. My first loaf was just OK. A little too heavy and I followed the directions carefully. I have done a lot of lab work so measuring and weighing are my stock in trade. One thing I realized was that no mention was made of sifting the flour. With the small amount of ingredients used in this breadmaker I think this could make a difference in the consistency of results. Sifted flour would be more consistent in volume than unsifted flour, and thus you would get a more consistent measurement. Another point is the browning problem. I quickly realized that the big window on the top of the breadmaker was pouring heat into the room. The rest of the breadmaker is fairly well insulated but the clear plastic window lets a lot of heat pass thru. This is the reason the sides of the bread are too brown when...
I got this breadmaker because it was the cheapest I could find at a Target. I have three problems with it.
First, the mixing phase requires help. What I mean is that left by itself, the ingredients will not mix properly. The corners of the loaf will be caked flour and salt that must be chipped off with a knife. I must help the mixing phase with a wooden spoon to make sure the flour in the corners of the rectangular mixing compartment are not passed by.
Second, even the lighest crust color is too dark. Further, the loaf must removed immediately when the baking phase is done to prevent the crust from becoming so dark and crusty as to require it to be cut off. Strangely, some 15 minutes or so after the baking is over another series of beeps will sound as if the bread is now cool and ready to eat. Ha!
Third, there is no way to turn the breakmaker off when it is not baking. The red numbers "0:00" are always showing unless you unplug the machine...
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