Starting your own bakery? No? Then how about making fresh bread like the bakery for pennies on the dollar? Seriously, get a good breadmaker and you’ll be shocked at how good you’ll get at making delicious bread, pizza dough and more without all of the exertion you might put into making it by hand, and without paying $5 for a small loaf! With so many good ones on the market, it’s hard to choose which one.
In it’s class, this one is a winner. I bought mine last year and have gotten very good at making a perfect loaf that’s soft on the inside, and perfectly brown on the outside. I’ve save a bunch, even though I purchased mine for about $80. That’s why the price for the Sunbeam 5891 2 Pound Programmable Breadmaker caught my eye. It’s just $59.88 with free shipping at Amazon until 10/29 or until it sells out. It’s one of the post popular models on the market, thanks to it’s ease of use, relatively small form factor, and the versatility of a model that typically costs around $100.
The Sunbeam 5891 offers plenty of features for less than $60. Here are a few of my favorites…
– Though it makes a 1.5 pound loaf, you might be surprised at how small that actually is. I prefer to make and refrigerate the 2 pound loaf it makes very well. It freezes well, but most of the time we eat rather quickly so that isn’t necessary.
– Choosing three different crust shades is nice. I like mine dark, but my wife prefers a lighter colored crust. I just use the lighter setting, serve her from that, then slice and heat mine for a few minutes in the oven to get a darker, crispier crust.
– The control panel is very easy to use and offers a big LCD display that’s easy to read. That’s where you push a couple of buttons depending on what type of bread you’re making. I’ve tried making at least half a dozen different types of bread in this Sunbeam breadmaker and each of them has been very good. However, like everything else there is some trial and error involved. With a few tweaks to suit my family’s preferences, the bread really comes out perfectly each time now.