Cuisinart Bread Machines

From a large company making various kitchen products that continuously received thumbs up from users, Cuisinart bread makers are similarly getting good feedback for their design and performance.

Each one of the Cuisinart bread machines are unique, even if they have a similar appearance. The design is always a sleek box-like machine in a brushed stainless steel and chrome housing that gives the kitchen a professional look.

I have used several Cuisinart bread makers myself, and the bread is really good from all of them. The non-stick baking pans are easy to clean and the bread slides out easily every time.

Cuisinart CBK-200 Breadmaker

Cuisinart CBK-200This Cuisinart bread maker is great for those who are experienced in baking as it offers a multitude of choices in bake settings. The pre-programmed options are pretty foolproof on their own, always resulting in a perfectly risen dough or beautifully baked loaf.

You may customize the settings before baking but cannot change it halfway through the cycle, which may be a bummer for the true baking experts who love to fully customize everything.

In my experience, you can get a better texture for the bread if you remove the bread from the baking pan as soon as the baking is done and air it for a while before slicing. This way the bread tends to be more chewy and won’t over-bake.

Find out more about the Cuisinart CBK-200 here.

Cuisinart CBK-100

cuisinart cbk-100Among all the bread machines I’ve tried, including those high end ones, this Cuisinart bread maker makes the tastiest gluten free bread of all. If you’re on a gluten free diet, no store bought bread will satisfy you once you’ve tried the delicious gluten free recipes baked with this Cuisinart bread machine.

Certainly, you could make any kind of bread with this Cuisinart bread machine as well, in small loaves between one to two pounds. The 12 programs and 3 crust shades make things interesting and easy for the new baker. The loaves consistently come out great with good crust.

I like that it’s very easy to clean with removable pan, kneading blade and even the lid. The only downside to this bread machine is the loud beep that some people find annoying. It is actually to notify you to add fruit and nuts or to signify the end of the baking, but there’s no way for you to turn the volume down.

Read my full review: Cuisinart CBK-100

Cuisinart BMKR-200PC Bread Maker

Cuisinart BMKR-200PCIf you have a smaller budget you may want to consider this model.

The Cuisinart BMKR-200PC makes an Artisan loaf which is crunchy, rich and hearty, thanks to the convection feature of this bread maker that bakes the bread with circulated air in the machine. The circulated heat bakes the loaf more evenly.

You can also make a decent gluten free loaf with this bread maker.

Get more information here: Cuisinart BMKR-200PC

Cuisinart Bread Machines:

Cuisinart CBK-100 – Best Bread Machine for Gluten-Free Bread

I have quite a few friends who are on a gluten-free diet, and they all prefer to make their own gluten-free bread simply because a delicious store-bought gluten-free bread is so hard to come by. If you are looking for a good bread machine for that very purpose, you’ve got to check out the Cuisinart CBK-100.

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The Cuisinart CBK-100 is not a new model, but it really is the best bread machine for gluten-free bread. This simple bread maker makes those gluten-free bread recipes so tasty that my friends and indeed so many reviewers have said the same.

Although any bread machine that has a gluten-free setting can do the job, the Cuisinart CBK-100 seems to do it perfectly. Certainly, this bread machine also makes normal white bread and other types of bread, but I feel that it performs the best with gluten-free recipes.

To make a light gluten-free bread with perfect crust, someone recommended using this bread machine with this gluten-free sandwich bread mix or this gluten-free wholegrain mix. The result is a delicious and easy to slice loaf.

Never have I heard of any other bread machine that is praised so widely for its performance in baking gluten-free bread. I guess it is really great to taste delicious homemade sandwiches compared to the store bought bread that is often too dry.

Similar to other bread makers, I would advise to remove the paddle before the bread machine starts baking (it beeps rather loudly to tell you to do this) if you don’t like a hole in your loaf.

Unfortunately there’s no way to stop the machine from beeping or to turn down the volume, so you might hear the beep while you’re sleeping if you use the delay timer to bake bread for breakfast!

Anyway that was just one downside that I found with this bread machine. The other thing is that the bread machine doesn’t come with gluten-free bread recipes so you will have to find your own. I guess Cuisinart doesn’t know this bread machine is praised so much for its gluten-free setting!

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Some tips for using this bread machine:

  1. Remember to take out the bread as soon as it’s done baking and let it cool down before slicing. If you let the bread cool in the machine, it will become moist.
  2. Using lukewarm water will make the dough rise better.
  3. Remember to choose the program you want for the bread first, and then choose the size and crust shade, instead of the other way round, otherwise the size and shade will be reset when you choose the program. This is really important!

The Cuisinart CBK-100 is a rather good bread machine for its price, since it’s priced just below $100. If you are on a gluten-free diet and looking to make your own delicious loaves, definitely go for this bread machine. It makes really good pizzas too!

For a larger bread machine or one with more settings, check out the Panasonic SD-YD250 or the Zojirushi BB-CEC20. Go to my Best Bread Machine 2015 page for more bread maker reviews.