Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Pound Convection Automatic Bread Maker delivers delicious, warm, fresh bread every time – the users have not had any real problems so far. Fresh Bread doesn’t get any fresher – or easier – than with Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker!
Cuisinart CBK-200 Automatic Bread Maker Features and Specifications:
o Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker Product Dimensions: 18 x 12.2 x 15.2 inches
o Shipping Weight: 22 pounds
o Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker weight: 21.7 pounds
o Programmable bread machine with convection fan adjusts speed and timing for foolproof results
o 16 preset menu options including Low Carb, Gluten-Free, and Artisan Dough settings
o 3 crust colors and 3 loaf sizes; over 100 bread, dough, sweet cake, and jam combinations
o Audible tone indicates when to add mix-ins; 12-hour delay-start timer; power-failure backup
o Measures 18 by 12-1/5 by 14-7/8 inches; 3-year limited warranty
Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Maker Reviews:
Some say the loaves don’t rise sometimes quite as much as other times, but it could also be due to the measurements not being quite so exact.
A handful of users say they had to babysit the machine while it did the kneading but when the bread was finally done they were upset to find that even though they had set the machine to “light crust” it was practically burned.
The bread was almost inedible. The crumb was perfect, but the entire crust was very thick and hard as a rock!
Majority of the reviewers believe, if you follow the recipe you will come out with a good tasting bread. They also like being able to pause the machine and take out the paddle which makes a much nicer looking loaf of bread. This is a great compliment to their crock pot too. All they have to do is put their meat in the crock pot and the bread in the Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Pound Convection Automatic Bread Maker and at the end of the day they have a nice meal.
People have used different manufacturers over the years, with the most significant improvement’s being the addition of special cycles for lower gluten breads. For some of them who usually make rye, whole wheat, and pumpernickel loaves, the Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Pound Convection Automatic Bread Maker has resulted in much more predictable and higher quality results.
Yet another set of users say the loaves came out consistently somewhat flattened and sub-optimally risen, although the texture isn’t bad. They find that the crust is usually somewhat thicker and brittle in consistency. This might relate to the temperature at which the unit operates, since the thermostat is set too high in these machines, and, unfortunately is not adjustable in the standard baking cycles.
In summary, the reviewers think their experience with the Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Pound Convection Automatic Bread Maker is average. There also are people who say this machine makes excellent bread the only problem being you cannot cancel mid-cycle to start a different process if you like. Some believe other machines allow more flexibility for experienced bakers yet most users look satisfied with its output. One can’t explain the bad remarks by the people except to say perhaps they got a defective machine.
So with the mixed reviews it has bagged, it is likely to throw the buyer into a state of confusion. We would say buy it if it suits your needs!