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.
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!
Some tips for using this bread machine:
- 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.
- Using lukewarm water will make the dough rise better.
- 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!