Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker,Compact Automatic Review

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This is our detailed product review for the Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker,Compact Automatic.

Does the good reputation hold up or not? Let’s find out!

Our rating: 6 / 10


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  • Compact and easy to clean
  • Large viewing window
  • Automatic fruit and nut dispenser
  • Automatic gluten-free setting
  • 2 LB capacity
  • Makes 1-2 loaves at a time
  • Excellent customer service
  • Good price


  • Some customers complained about leaky seals inside the dispenser, causing flour to fill up the bottom outside of the dispenser area
  • Might not make consistent loaves with everyday use due to the number of parts
  • The fruit and nut dispenser doesn’t always dispense both ingredients properly; fruit sometimes falls through the holes while the nuts remain trapped inside
  • Sometimes the machine jams; it can take up to an hour to clear
  • Not really ideal for making small loaves of bread; some users thought the instructions weren’t very detailed

Most inexpensive bread machines are at a disadvantage because they have to rely on being plugged in. The Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker has an advantage because it can make bread anywhere you have a power source-an AC outlet, or a car or boat battery.

The Cuisinart can produce 1-pound loaves for smaller families. Just program all the moistness settings you need and set them on the timer to go off at the right times during the hour-long baking cycle.

If you want to do more 2-pound loaves, you can use the basic setting with the ingredients specified in the manual and use the bread maker's brain to adjust the baking time and temperatures based on amount of dough in the pan and amount of rising ingredients.

The Cuisinart CBK-100 is a compact bread maker, and its 12 preconfigured menu options make it easy to configure the time and rising periods for each type of bread and loaves.

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