Breadman BK2000B 2-1/2-Pound Bakery Pro Bread Maker with Collapsible Kneading Paddles and Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser Reviews

Breadman BK2000B 2-1/2-Pound Bakery Pro Bread Maker with 14Collapsible Kneading Paddles and Automatic Fruit and Nut Dispenser Reviews

Breadman seems to be having some serious problems with their more complex models. This bread maker, from what I have been able to discern in the reviews, is actually no longer in production despite being available for purchase. It’s a risky buy, despite the amazing features it includes. Read on for more details.

Key features

  • 3 loaf pans
  • Multiple loaf sizes
  • 13 dough and bake cycles
  • Modern appearance
  • Collapsible kneading paddles
  • Automatic fruit and nut dispenser
  • Unique system allows baking 2 1lb. loaves or 1 2.5 lb. loaf simultaneously
  • 15 hour delay timer
  • Comes with collapsible measuring cup and adjustable measuring spoon

Breadman’s BK2000B 2 ? pound Bkery Pro Bread Maker with Collapsible Kneading Paddles and Automatic Fruit Dispenser comes with two obvious features – the collapsible paddles and automatic fruit dispenser. The unique baking system allows you to bake either one large loaf or two smaller loaves simultaneously. The machine is capable of baking four separate loaf sizes. The modern appearance and handy accessories are also a plus.

Loaf size and shape

One of the most anxiously anticipated features of this bread machine was the dual pan system. Theoretically, you can bake two 1 pound loaves in side by side pans, or use a single large loaf pan with dual paddles to bake a 2.5 lb. loaf. The size of the loaves is perfect for sandwiches and slices fit well in an ordinary toaster. The machine also prepares 1.5 and 2 pound loaf sizes.

Dimensions

14″ x 19″ x 12″ inches

Settings and cycles

This machine includes 13 bake and dough cycles, as well as a customizable cycle. Crust color options include light, medium, and dark.

Cycle length

Like many of the more complex Breadman machines, the actual number of baking options is daunting. You can find a full list of times and specifications for each cycle in the Breadman BK2000B manual. The link to this manual is provided after the conclusion of the review.

Additional features

In addition to everything listed above, the Breadman BK2000B includes a few other fun features. A spiral-bound cookbook with 80 recipes is included with this machine. This bread maker sounds like a baker’s dream in many ways, but it has a few flaws that need to be mentioned.

Pros

Breadman owners with working machines love their products. They deliver great loaves that pop right out of the pan and deliver their bakers into bliss. The features that lead to this utopian adventure include the variety of cycles and settings that the machine can handle, and the versatility of the baking system itself. It’s an excellent design concept, and the external casing isn’t bad looking, either.

Cons

Unfortunately for Breadman, this product has received almost as many complaints as it has compliments. Product replacement hasn’t always gone smoothly, either. Many buyers complain that when they report faults in the machine, they are advised to exchange it for a new one at an authorized center, or return it, and are given a lower value product as a replacement. Most commonly, the Breadman 1060s is reported as the substitute.

In addition to this unethical behavior on the part of the company, there is also a problem with the paddles on this machine. The motors seem to fail on one or both paddles within a few months of use, and several Breadman BK2000B owners have complained about one paddle falling too soon. Uneven loaves and disappointing crusts have also been noted by many users.

Conclusion

If you’re on the lookout for a quality bread maker with excellent features, skip this model. Not only is it no longer in production, it isn’t getting the best reviews. You’d be better off spending your money on a reliable bread maker from a brand that cares about customer satisfaction. If Breadman continues practices like the ones described in multiple online reviews, the company won’t exist much longer.

The Breadman BK2000B retails for $179.99 on Amazon.com. You can find its manual on the website UseandCareManuals.com, at the following link:

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