Breadman BK1060S 2 Review
Breadman BK1060S 2-Pound Professional Bread Maker is the fully automated affordable bread maker available in the market from the popular bread maker brand ‘Breadman’.
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, the 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
- Dimensions in inches: 16 × 18 × 12
- Weight in pounds: 17.84
- Safety Fuse: Available
Key features of Breadman BK1060S include:
- Loaf Sizes: 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 include
At the first look, you would find that it looks very similar to Cuisinart CBK100 with that stainless steel finish look. 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 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.
It does not have dual paddles but comes with a collapsible paddle.
Ease of Use
Breadman BK1060S is fully automated and very easy to use. It is sure to impress both beginners and pro-bakers with its features. The control panel is easy to read and simple to operate.
You need not worry about removing the paddle in order to avoid a 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, 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 bread, jam, and dough.
Customer reviews of Breadman BK1060S
After a careful study of the reviews from the users available on various reliable websites, we can say that Breadman BK1060S has received some great reviews. Let us see what the users seem to love and hate about this machine.
What buyers like about Breadman BK1060S
Easy to clean and use: Many customers found this bread machine to be very easy to operate and use. They said that it is very simple to choose the settings according to one’s choice and operate the machine to bake the perfect homemade bread and the non-stick coating makes it easier to clean.
Good Performance: Most of the customers love bread produced by this bread machine. They say that the quality, texture, and density of the bread is great and also add that it produces squarish bread rather than rounded ones which make them easier to cut and also make better sandwiches.
Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser: A lot 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.
Stylish Design: Many customers who have bought this say that the main reason they had bought this bread machine was due to its stylish and sleek stainless steel finish exterior which definitely would add beauty to any kitchen.
Highly affordable: Breadman BK1060S being highly automated, with special settings, is very affordable. A good number of customers have said that it offers a lot for the price we pay and is a complete value for money.
Exteriors prone to overheat: Many customers found that the exteriors of the bread machine seem to overheat when the machine is in operation though it is not to dangerous levels. But they suggested to be keep while handling and to keep it out of reach for children.
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: Few 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?
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?
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?
No, you can wash them in a dishwasher. It is instructed not to submerge the parts in the water so it is best to hand-wash them carefully.
Q. Can we use this machine to make dough for dinner rolls or pasta?
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?
Yes, you can bake 100% whole wheat bread and the user manual has the recipes for them.
Q. Is the product warranted?
Yes, it comes with a two year limited warranty.
Q. Does this machine have options to bake gluten-free breads and quick breads like soda bread?
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?
It has one central mixing blade in the centre of the pan which is collapsible.
Q. Can you use the delay option when it is on dough cycle?
No, you cannot use delay option for dough modes.
In the end..
One of its amazing features includes collapsible paddle just like the one in Breville BBM800Xl but at a price cheaper than that.
This feature is really a boon to people who are lazy to remove the paddle before baking starts to avoid the hole in the bread as this collapsible paddle automatically flattens itself after the kneading process thus leading to no hole in the bread after it is baked.
Another feature is the automatic fruit and nut dispenser that automatically adds them to the dough at the optimum time. You need to 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 is always advised to keep this out of the reach of children as this machine tends to get hot on the exteriors which might lead to burns. Everyone is suggested to use oven mitts while handling this machine.
It is does not operate noise-free so be prepared for the little sounds. It may not be the best bread machine available in the market but it is definitely the affordable automated machine for those who wish to bake their own bread despite their busy life.