Breadman BK1050S 2-Pound Professional Bread Maker Review
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Breadman BK1050S 2-Pound Professional Bread Maker is a fully automated bread maker, with a light on the pocket price tag, available in the market.
We have reviewed the product in detail in the following article. Use the table of content below to navigate to the relevant section.
About the company
Breadman is a part of Salton Inc (currently known as Russell Hobbes), that has been manufacturing kitchen appliances since 200 years and has made its mark in this industry.
They have their headquarters in Florida, USA and all its products are manufactured in China.
Breadman bread machines are known for their great performance for which the credit goes to their software that they keep improving to meet the customer standards from time to time.
Although, they do not produce cheaper bread machines the Breadman bread makers are worth buying.
Dimensions and Power
- Power Supply needed: 120AC, 60Hz
- Wattage Output: 850 watts
- Dimensions in inches: 17 × 12 × 16
- Weight in pounds: 17.5
- Safety Fuse: Available
Here are some of the key features of Breadman BK1060S are –
- Loaf Sizes: 1,1-1/2, and 2 pound loaves
- Bake Modes: White, French, Whole-Wheat, Sweet, Quick Bread, Gluten Free, Low Carb, Rapid, Bake
- Dough Modes: Dough, Artisan Dough
- Crust types: Dark, Medium, and Light
- Bread options: Basic, Whole-wheat, French, Italian, Gluten-free bread, Caraway Rye Bread and many more
- Dough Options: Pita, Pretzel, Pizza, Dinner Rolls, etc.
- Power Failure Back-up: Yes
- Delay Timer: 15- hour preset
- Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser: Yes
- Rapid Bake: bakes in just one hour
- Jam cycle: Yes
- Multiple Cycles: Yes
- Keeps Warm: upto 60 minutes
Key Aspects of Breadman BK1060S
At the first look you would find that it looks very similar to Breadman BK1060S with that stainless steel finish look expect this one has black linings. It is basically a countertop model.
You have the easy to read digital control panel on the top with the great addition of viewing window and an automatic fruit and nut dispenser.
It comes with a removable lid which is accompanied by a handle for easy use.
Inside you would find the non-stick baking pan with built-in handles that makes the bread easy to remove once it is baked and also easier to clean as the non-stick coating does not let the bread stick to the pan.
All the parts are dishware safe but it is always suggested to hand wash the bread pan as there is a chance of damaging the coating when the dishwasher is used.
It comes with a collapsible paddle that would eliminate the hole in your bread that normally happens when you bake with the paddle inside.
Ease of Use
Breadman BK1050S is fully automated and requires almost no supervision once you add the ingredients add start the machine. It is sure to impress both beginners and pro-bakers with its simplicity and features.
The control panel is easy to read and simple to operate. You need not worry about removing the paddle in order to avoid hole in your loaf as this comes with a collapsible paddle that collapses itself once the kneading is done and the dough is ready to bake.
Apart from regular cycles this bread machine has few extra cycles like Low Carb, Gluten Free, Artisan Dough that allow the user to bake different varieties of bread.
It also comes with a fruit and nut dispenser so the operation when once started does not need any supervision until the bread is completely baked.
This machine comes with a good quality measuring cup and spoon, a collapsible paddle, kneading paddle removal key, a user manual and also a recipe booklet with almost 80 recipes of a wide variety of breads, jam and dough that can be made using this bread machine.
Always use oven mitts while handling hot materials or allow them to cool down before handling. Unplug the appliance when not in use and also before cleaning.
Do not clean or remove parts when it is still hot. Do not immerse the appliance in any liquid this includes water too.
Always check the power cord before use. Avoid using it if you notice any damage and return to the nearest recognized service center for repair.
Do not place the appliance near to hot gas, burner, heat surface, wall or any other object. Maintain at least a distance of three inches.
Do not use the machine on an uneven or cloth covered surface. It comes with a polarized plug so be carefully while plugging it. In case of any difficulty while plugging please take the help of a qualified electrician instead of repairing it on your own.
Always use the appliance on a circuit which is not overloaded to get a better performance. It is better to use this machine on a heat resistant surface.
Before you start baking ensure that you remove any manufacturing oils may have been left behind by adding a cup of water to the baking pan and operating it on Bake mode with the lid open.
After a careful study of the reviews from the users available on various reliable websites, we can say that Breadman BK1050S has some serious flaws. Let us see what the users seem to love and hate about this machine.
Key Positives about Breadman BK1050S
Easy to clean and use: Many customers found this bread machine to be very easy to operate and use. The LCD screen is very clear and is not at all confusing.
They said that it is very simple to choose the settings according to one’s choice and operate the machine and the non-stick coating makes cleaning a cakewalk.
Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser: A good number of customers seem to love this feature as they no longer have to wait for the indicator to signal the time and then go manually add fruit and nuts while baking specialty breads as this bread machine adds them automatically.
All you have to do is place the required add in ingredients in the dispenser while starting the operation.
Great Design: Many customers who have bought this say that the main reason they had bought this bread machine because they fell for its appearance as it looks stylish and sleek with stainless steel finish exterior.
Inexpensive: Breadman BK1050S is fully automated, with some really special settings, but at the same time it is very affordable. A good number of customers have said that it offers a good number of features at a cheap price.
Customer Service could be better: Many customers found that the customer service to be really bad. They said that the customer service hardly helps you or offers you a timely replacement of the parts saying that they are out of stock.
A bit Noisy: A lot of customers have complained about this machine is very noisy. They complained that whenever they used the delay timer so that they can wake to delicious bread, the machine made enough noise to wake one up.
Paddle Scrapes the Non-stick Coating: Many customers have complained that the paddle has scrapped off the non-stick coating of the pan after few uses. They have also added that the scrapped coating gets mixed with the bread dough, contaminating the bread.
Q. Does the Kneading blade leave a hole in the bottom?
A. No, it does not as the paddle collapses once the kneading is done.
Q. Should I be using any special ingredients to make the bread or can I use the regular ones?
A It is always best to use bread flour to get the best results. You can also use plain flour but the bread won’t be as fluffy as the bread flour ones.
Q. Can I wash the pan and blades in a dishwasher?
A Yes, you can wash them in a dishwasher. But, it is best to hand-wash them carefully.
Q. Can we use this machine to make dough for dinner rolls or pasta?
A Yes, you can by using the Dough mode and this one has an Artisan Dough mode that helps you make dough for artisan breads.
Q. Can you bake wheat and whole-grain bread?
A Yes, you can bake 100% whole wheat bread and the user manual has the recipes for them.
Q. Is the product warranted?
A Yes, it comes with a two-year limited warranty.
Q. Does this machine have options to bake gluten-free bread and quick bread like soda bread?
A Yes you have bake options for gluten-free and also recipes are included in the user manual that can help you start.
Q. How many blades does this machine have?
A It has one central mixing blade in the center of the pan which is collapsible.
Q. Can you use the delay option when it is on dough cycle?
A No, you cannot use delay option for dough modes.
In the end..
The bread maker offers 14 baking functions gives a choice of three loaf sizes and three crust options. You can bake a wide variety of bread ranging from the simple white bread to gluten-free and low-carb bread.
It also has a jam cycle and offers a special Artisan dough mode.
It comes with a collapsible paddle just like the one in Breville BBM800Xl but at a price cheaper than that. This collapsible paddle automatically flattens itself after the kneading process thus leading to no hole in the bread after it is baked.
But then this collapsible paddle in this machine seems to scrape off the coating leading to Teflon contaminated bread, a major flaw in this machine.
Another feature is the automatic fruit and nut dispenser that automatically adds them to the dough at the optimum time. You need not pay attention to the indicator or manually them as this machine does that for you.
The stylish stainless steel exterior adds to the beauty of this machine. But few customers have complained that the aluminum is too thin and reveals flaws on the surface. It does not operate noise-free so be prepared for the little sounds.
Even though it comes with a two-year warranty the customer service provided is very bad and the replacement is not provided citing that the parts are out of stock. Even though it has a lot of features the poor quality control makes it s less popular choice.