Are you trying to eat healthier these days? Are you tired of making last minute trips to the shops because you ran out of bread? If the inconvenience of this were not enough, the high prices and low nutritional quality certainly is. Well here is the solution to your problem, and a tasty one at that.
The Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker with Ingredients Dispenser is a fancy little bread maker that does just about everything but set the table. It is loaded with features, making it a great addition to any kitchen. Let’s see just how this machine stacks up.
- 3 loaf sizes
- 3 crust shades
- Automatic ingredients dispenser (hence the name)
- 15 programmes
- 5 personal favourite programme settings
- 58 minute rapid bake cycle
- Gluten free programme
- Nonstick coated pan and kneading paddle
- Touchscreen controls
- LCD Display
- 12 hour delay timer
- 1 hour keep warm feature
- Internal viewing light
- Viewing porthole
- Measuring spoon and beaker provided
- Power disruption protection
- 1 year manufacturer’s guarantee
This machine is so packed full of features, the question seems to be not what does it do, but what doesn’t it do? And if you’re gadget junky like me, more is better! It can bake a loaf of bread in 58 minutes, or it can be programmed for delayed baking up to 12 hours. You can use the automatic ingredient dispenser for nuts, raisins, and the like. This is super handy if you’re setting up an overnight bake for bread that needs added ingredients during the cycle! All you have to do is load the machine and go to bed. Then, if you have trouble getting up in the morning, it will keep the bread warm for up to an hour so you can get a little extra sleep.
It even has an 8 minute power disruption safety feature that allows it to continue its programme once the power returns after an outage of up to 8 minutes. You’ll never have to worry about being out of bread again!
Bake bread, cakes, dough and jam!
The list of recipes and programmes for this machine seems to go on forever. Here is a tasty little sample of what you can make with this breadmaker.
- White rapid
- Wholewheat rapid
- Gluten free
- Dough only
- Artisan dough
- Pizza dough
- Bake only (can also be used if you want to warm something up)
- Rapid bake (makes bread in under one hour)
And as if this weren’t enough, you can also set up to five of your own personal favourite baking programmes! The manual gives you clear instructions on how you can adjust or create a recipe all your own.
Special Dietary Requirements
If you are trying to eat healthier consider this. When using a breadmaker you can control what ingredients are used. No longer do you need to labour over bread labels in the shops in order to find a brand that does not contain certain ingredients. Many people have milk allergies or need gluten free products. When using a breadmaker, you know exactly what you are getting because you decide what ingredients to use.
Homemade bread can be made milk free or gluten free. (Some recipes can even be low fat/salt.) This manufacturer includes a recipe in the instruction manual for gluten free bread and even suggests using a gluten free mix. And don’t forget, homemade bread has no preservatives, which is better for everybody! Now you can feel good about what you put into your body.
Style and specifications
The Kenwood BM450 Bread Maker is a sleek stainless steel color with black glass, touch pad controls, and an LCD digital display. It has an internal oven light and viewing porthole that makes it easy to check on the progress of the bread’s baking cycle. (Because this manufacturer knows its customers can’t resist a peek!)
While neither Amazon nor the Kenwoods website (or instruction manual, for that matter) indicated the breadmaker’s dimensions, one reviewer was kind enough to measure the machine and submit an answer to an online question so other users can determine if it is a good fit in their kitchen. Dimensions are as follows (please remember these measurements are approximate):
|Height||34 cm (55 cm with lid open)|
|Ingredient dispenser capacity||125 g (per instruction manual)|
This breadmaker also comes with a measuring spoon and a beaker, as well as a complete instruction manual loaded with instructions, tasty recipes, and troubleshooting tips.
This fancy Kenwood BM450 bread maker is a steal for the money. It is beautiful and practical with so many extras it’s perfect for the little chef in each of us. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen more programmes in one machine! It caters to our tastebuds and our health needs, and is a kitchen convenience no family should ever be without.
The delayed bake feature and ingredients dispenser make it possible to catch up on your baking even in your sleep. The 5 personal favourite programme settings allow you to add your own recipes to the already extensive list. Just think – a preprogrammed setting for everyone in the family – Mum, Dad, and three kids! With a internal oven light and a viewing porthole so that no one needs to open the lid to check on the bread and possibly ruin it, you are practically guaranteed success. What more could you ask for? Well, maybe get Grandma to make it for you …