Oster 5838 Expressbake: The good & the bad

As the name suggests, the Oster 5838 ExpressBake bread maker is said to be able to home bake a loaf of bread in no time. The bread maker is slightly large though gently curved in the corners. Its sleek, oval shape design definitely makes it an eye-catching appliance. The machine is capable of baking 1, 1.5 and 2lb loaves. It also has one of the largest viewing windows in any bread maker. The control panel is easy to read and user-friendly. Cleaning is easy because of its removeable lid.

However, a serious home baker may find that the Oster lacks in certain features while its functionalities may suffice for a rookie. An interesting feature in the Oster is its other bake options. There are 8 in all; basic, whole wheat, 2 ExpressBake cycles, French, sweet, dough, and bake. Most average home bakers will be satisfied with the types of bread, cake and dough that can be made with the Oster breadmaker. You can also choose different crust options:light, medium or dark.

Yet another interesting featuer is the machine’s acoustic signal that lets you know when to add extra ingredients like fruit and nuts during the mixing stage of the cycle. After the baking stage, the machine has a 60 minute warmer option to keep your loaf warm. And yes, enjoy the manual that comes with delicious recipes for you to try out in the comforts of yr own home.

A scan through the reviews shows that while most people are generally satisfied with the baker, it has its own limitations which some people can live with, others finding it annoying.

Gathering from several reviews, I would probably say that the Oster bread machine is a good machine that you can purchase at a very good price. It has enough features to satisfy most home users and its ExpressBake feature really does make baking quick, easy and fun!

Via Goodmans

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