West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise
You know you’ve got a superb bread maker when the bread turns out looking golden-brown lovely, smelling reminiscently of childhood, and tasting just right. And you know you’ve got a bargain when that bread machine doesn’t cost more than $85.
The West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise is that bread machine. It is not the high end Zojirushi, nor is it a popular Breadman, but it produces tasty horizontal loaves and a great many baking options at an affordable price, and that’s what is important.
It is also simple to use – just measure the ingredients into the pan, press button and go do other stuff while it bakes the bread for you. The dual blades kneads ever so well, the dough rises beautifully for light and fluffy bread, and it beeps when it’s time to add fruits and nuts.
Basically all bread machines need you to add in fruits and nuts later on, except for the really high end ones that have a seed dispenser.
Despite the price, this bread machine is made with quality and doesn’t jitter or walk on the countertop while it kneads, but remember to place it on a firm and solid surface. The dough doesn’t stick on the sides as well, making it a breeze to clean.
A tip for the new user: break in your West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise by running the bake cycle once before you bake any bread. This is to remove any stink from the new machine.
The West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker has great value for money. It’ll soon pay for itself by saving you all that money buying bread and ordering pizza.