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[6% OFF] Elite Gourmet Maxi-Matic EBM8103B Programmable Bread Maker Machine (As of 08/31/2021)

$64.99

08/31/2021 17:00 EST

Black – 3 Loaf Sizes – 19 Menu Functions Gluten Free White Wheat Rye French and more – 2 Lb

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Description

FREE UP THE OVEN and save on power. Reduce the heat in your kitchen and less washing of different cooking implements.

INCLUDES EVERYTHING you’ll need to bake fresh bread: non-stick bread pan, measuring cup and spoon, kneading blade, metal hook for lifting out kneading blade

15-HOUR DELAY TIMER and a 60-minute Keep Warm function allows you to control your baking to the max.

MAKING FRESH ARTISAN BREADS right at home is now fool proof and automatic. The Elite Gourmet bread maker does the kneading, rising and baking for you

INCLUDES 19-PROGRAMMED PRESET MENU for a variety of different types of doughs from basic white bread to even pizza dough.

MANAGE THE NUTRIENTS that go in your bread by limiting preservatives and trans fat and even eliminating gluten.

MAKE UP TO A 2-LB LOAF of bread. With 3 different settings for a 1-lb, 1.5-lb or 2-lb loaf of fresh bread.

Elite Gourmet Maxi-Matic EBM8103B Programmable Bread Maker Machine Reviews

I am a complete novice at any kind of baking, so I was eager to try out this Elite Gourmet Maxi-Matic EBM8103B Programmable Bread Maker, which claims to be “fool-proof”.The product arrived on time, complete, as depicted by the seller and well-packaged in a sturdy box for protection. The footprint on the kitchen work-surface is similar to that of a crock-pot and this unit is a little taller; given its size, this bread maker is quite lightweight.Because of my inexperience, I read through the 10 instructional pages of the manual a few times to make sure I got things right with my first attempt; I found a couple of minor inconsistencies, but nothing to deter me. I followed the initial cleaning and pre-heat directions and then I was off to purchase the ingredients for my first loaf. There are 19 different pre-defined programs and half of them allow for small/medium/large sizes. For the first attempt I selected the most basic medium-size, medium-crust white loaf using program # 1. The instructions emphasize the importance of using correct ingredients/quantities and the sequence in which they are added to the baking pan; so, again, I was careful to follow the manual. Once the pan is inserted in the bread maker, it is a simple matter of pressing the Start button to get things moving. The program I selected has a 3 hour duration which I observed to be divided into 3 approximately similar periods. For about 50 minutes the bread maker alternates between several minutes of stirring and then resting; when stirring, the ingredients were mixed together into a fist-sized ball of dough which then subsided and flattened when resting. Next was about 1 hour of fermenting during which time the dough rose to more than twice its volume (all this can be seen through the observation window in the lid of the bread maker). Finally there was another hour or so of baking until the machine beeped that the cycle had completed; during this period the kitchen filled with the comforting aroma of baking bread which invoked memories of childhood.You can see the attached photo with the outcome. The taste and texture of the warm, freshly-baked bread did not disappoint and I am looking forward to attempting the more sophisticated baking options such as French bread, whole-wheat, sandwich bread etc.Two minor items to note. 1) The bread is baked with the kneading blade in place; in consequence, there will be a small indentation on the underside of the loaf when it is removed from the pan. This does not detract at all from my enjoyment of the bread, but I point it out for any perfectionist bakers to take note. 2) I do not expect to use this bread maker every day, and it does occupy important space on the kitchen surface…. so it will necessarily spend much of its life in a kitchen cabinet and it sadly lacking a cable storage feature such as some other appliances have.

Hands down an amazing product for such an amazing price. In my photos you’ll see I’ve used the machine to make my 500g brioche bread dough (Romanian cozonac) and I’ve used it to make and bake a 1.5 lbs quick white bread loaf (didn’t have instant yeast at the time, would have been bigger had I used proper yeast – still tasted great!). This is easy to use, easy to clean and will forever change my bread life. Do you see how big it grew my dough!!? It was touching the lid!!!!!!! It was perfectly kneaded and leavened (I used #13, the leaven setting). Are you cheap? Don’t want to buy a $150+ bread machine? But want to make bread??! BUY THIS.

I got this to replace my old bread maker that was wearing out. I wasn’t expecting it to be better than my old machine, but it is!First… It is only 2/3 the machine size while still capable of producing a 2 lb loaf. This is really nice when every inch of countertop space counts.The second improvement is that the machine mixes in a more mild pattern to start with so ingredients don’t fly around as much.And the final surprise is that the loaf crust is much more even and has a lot less bubbles that make crusts overly hard like my old machine. I don’t know if this is due to the pan coating (which seems much like my old pan), or maybe it is due to more detailed programming. I would guess a combination of the two.Now…. The questionable part… The manual isn’t going to hold a newbie by the hand. The manual is adequate for anyone who has used a bread machine quite a few times, but I would guess it could be intimidating if you have little or no prior experience.The pan twists about an 8th of a turn to lock and unlock. Something I have not seen before. The manual is clear about it though, so I don’t think people should complain too much when they haven’t read the brief manual.I noticed that many people are complaining here about the customer service, but I had no need to contact them, so I can’t speak to that.As a note… The manual repeatedly warns to use the exact recipes it has… Which is good for newbies. However, the machine did really well with my home recipe as well as being very forgiving about my forgetting to change the weight on another loaf from 1.5 to 2 lbs. Both loaves turned out even better than my old machine. I am very happy with the machine.

Very easy to use and the bread comes out perfect.

Just got this machine a few days ago and finished loaf #4 about 1 hr ago. Let’s do them in sequence: #1 – First day when it arrived, tried the ‘Basic’ white loaf. I thought I followed the instructions fine, but only rose about halfway up the pan. Looked great, but bread was heavy and it seemed like just under the crust wasn’t even fully cooked. Re-reading the instructions on loading the machine I realized that the water I used wasn’t near warm enough…yeast probably didn’t work well. On to #2 – same day. This time the bread rose nicely and I ended up with a loaf to the top of the pan with much better texture. Enjoyed a couple of slices, then put it in a plastic bread bag to keep fresh. The next morning I opened the bag to find water actually condensed inside the bag…kinda took away some of the crustiness. I realized that I should have A. Let it cool more before wrapping and B. The instructions say to store in a plastic bag ‘from which you have removed excess air.’ I had loose wrapped it. Loaf #3 – about a week later. Got busy & was feeling a bit antsy about the whole thing. Doing my first loaf of Whole Wheat! Followed the recipe exactly and turned it on. After about two cycles of stirring and resting, I realized that it was getting hot…because it switched to Bake cycle. I immediately shut it off, took the hot pan out of the machine, let it and the machine cool down somewhat. In the meantime, back to the manual to troubleshoot what was going on. I had followed recipe #5 for Whole Wheat bread, then set the the menu to #19, just like it says in the header at the top of Page 14 “Recipes for All 19 Menu Programs”. Then I looked at the control panel on top of the machine where it shows Menu 5 is for Whole Wheat. I tried letting it start over rising & stirring, but to no avail…yeast was toasted…that blob went in the garbage! Finally, loaf #4 – again whole wheat, following the recipe on Page 15 and setting the Menu to #5. This loaf rose all the way to the lid! (I realized that I went a wee bit too far over on the yeast (1 1/2 tsp instead of 1 1/4 tsp). When it went into Bake cycle I lifted the lid and dusted the top of the loaf with some flour, so it didn’t bake to the lid. About an hour or so ago we had our first slice of still warm fresh-baked Whole Wheat bread. Even our daughter had a slice…she prefers white…but took a second of this. I’ll now try not to wreck the storage part, ha. Not so crazy about the Manual format, but LOVE this machine!

Pictured is my first try, crust was perfect, texture was amazing and it tasted delicious!! Easy to follow instructions, looking forward to lots of fun experimenting!

The bread maker works as expected, easy to use for sure. Our family uses a bread machine every two days this is bread machine #5 as there is a weak spot in all of them including top price ones. It’s the rubber that hold the metal that goes to the motor that spins the paddle. Most people don’t use their machines as much as us. No we expect to get our two years out of this one. We have bought a machine that cost 3 X the cost of this one that was still under warranty but the company expected us to ship it to Ontario from B.C. which would have cost as much as buying this one.

I am very happy with product, I would have given it a five star, but the recipe booklet was not great, expected to see more information in the instruction manual recipes. Could not find any videos of someone using this bread maker using its different functions.

This is my second bread maker. This one is nice and small, Makes great bread. But the only One thing is that they only have one recipe for every function on the breadmaker and recipes are in the manual. But you can find so many recipes online it’s no big deal. I would recommend this bread maker.