Most of us who have experienced the beauty of having a bread machine in our home, we will not deny the fact that it helps a lot with the cooking. When we used to take 1 hour just to make a perfect bread, with the bread machine, it only takes 30 minutes of our time to do the same thing.
Since this machine affects the quality of our performance in the kitchen, we should make it a point to be ready to spend our time choosing and shopping for the right set of a bread machine for our family and ourselves. Do not make a mistake of buying the first bread machine that you see just because you are out of time.
Tips for using a bread machine
Always unplug your sunbeam bread machine when you are not using it. This is to avoid the possibility of your device to be short-circuited during storms or heavy rains. If you fail to do this, once your bread machine got short-circuited, you will have no other choice other than to replace it with a new set. Should your computer survives the attack, you are not advised to keep using it since it may explode when you are using it, which will harm your safety. So, it is a wise act just to buy a new set even though it burns your wallet.
Secondly, clean your bread machine quickly after each use. If you leave your machine overnight, all the crusts and stains will be harder to clean. You will have to soak the machine with warm water to soften the crusts and stains. Only then will it be easy for you to clean those. You must also remember to clean your machine using warm water and the soft cloth. Iron wool will cause scratches on the aluminum coating; unveiling the metal. This will result in rust after prolonged use of the machine.
Next, you must give the machine a space for ventilation. Like most cooking appliances, when the bread is being baked, the heat from the device needs to be released. Placing the machine 30 centimeters from the wall gives the heat enough room to escape and does not get trapped behind the machine as this will cause overheating.
Features to look for
Look for a bread machine that uses digital temperature indicator and also an automatic timer. Digital temperature indicator helps you to set the temperature correctly, unlike the dial type. The timer on the hand will alert you once the bread is done to avoid you from having burnt bread for breakfast.
Once you have decided on the bread machine that you want to buy, and then consider additional features offered. If possible, get the one that comes with complimentary prizes such as a dough mixer or a food processor so that your bread baking process is even quicker. Moreover, the money that you spent on the machine is also worth it.
No matter how many tips and directions that we have on maintaining the bread machine, it would be no benefits if we do not practice it. Therefore, keep all the manual books and other alternative tips that we got from cooks or our parents so that we can refer to them whenever we Have problems with our bread machine.