Cuisinart CBK-200 2lb. Convection Bread Maker Review

Manufactured by Cuisinart, the CBK-200 Bread Maker is one that’s sleek and modern while providing an abundance of functionality. It’s the newer version of the highly-acclaimed Cuisinart CBK-100 Bread Maker.

Cuisinart CBK-200 2lb. Convection Bread Maker Review
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There is an incredible number of features that will serve any mid-sized family well.

Breakdown of the Features

Great for countertops of any size because of its compact width, the CBK-200 boasts the following features:

  • Programmable bread machine
  • Convection fan adjusts speed and timing
  • 16 presets for different bread desires and dietary needs
  • Audible tone indication for mixing ingredients
  • 12-hour delay-start timer
Cuisinart CBK-200 2-Lb Convection Bread Maker Product Image
The Cuisinart CBK-200 is a great machine that your family will love!

Being a programmable bread machine, you’ll be able to get the most out of your eating time and family functions. Within this bread maker, there’s a convection fan that adjusts the timing and the speed so that you’ll have optimal results every time. The preset options for this bread maker include settings for those with gluten-free needs, low-carb needs, and other dietary restrictions. Those who are looking for artisan dough, you’ll be able to create it with this bread maker.

For those who don’t like the darkest crust, you’ll enjoy the fact that there’s 3 different crust color options, along with 3 different loaf sizes. You’ll be able to use your imagination and create over 100 different combinations of various jam, dough, and cake combinations.

Also built-in to this bread maker is the audible tone that sounds when you’re able to mix ingredients. Having this means that you can walk away without hovering and watching it bake. In doing so, you’re able to focus on other things that need to be made for your guests or family function.

If you’re going to be too busy during the day of the function to set aside time and make bread, you’ll be able to set the 12-hour delay start-timer on this bread maker so you can ensure that it will get done and you can focus on other things as mentioned. The composition of the bread maker allows for a better texture and crust to arise when you bake bread in this machine thanks to the circulation of air that’s superior to the competition.

Beyond the above features, there are an immense number of other features that will serve anyone well that include a power-failure backup, small viewing window, LED screen with buttons to ensure that you’re choosing the settings accordingly.

Things We Loved

There are so many features of the Cuisinart CBK-200, but there are some that reign supreme. With this bread maker, one of the best features is that it has 16 different preprogrammed options on the menu, which surpass the amount many of its competitors have.

Having this many options allow for everyone to have their needs catered to no matter how picky they are. Another advantage of this product is that it has audible indications for mixing your ingredients along with a viewing window. Having so many options presents a lot of freedom for those who frequently have many things to do in the kitchen and don’t want to worry constantly about how their bread is doing.

Beyond the above, you’re able to create more than bread in this machine as you can make anything from jams to other breakfast type pastries. Such versatility and freedom in a machine should be illegal! Oh, also, the included product manual is really detailed!

One Little Annoyance

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Top open bread makers allow easy access to your loaf pan

There aren’t many disadvantages to this amazing product, although there may be some for those who have rather strict dietary needs or those who are particularly picky in the appliances that they purchase. One of the more notable disadvantages of this machine is that it doesn’t feature PFTE or PFOA free materials.

However, the components of this machine are BPA free, so there’s something going for those worried about chemicals on the components. Another disadvantage of this product is that it doesn’t come with a recipe booklet. However, there are so many features that you won’t need too much outside assistance in the creation of your bread.

Our Verdict

Overall, I would highly recommend this product as the features are too good to pass up on. The operation of this machine is fairly simple and those who haven’t used one before will be able to use one of these in an easy way.

The Cuisinart CBK-200 provides a lot of freedom and assistance to create the perfect bread, as if you received it fresh and warm from the store itself. Trick your friends and family into thinking you have some secret recipe when you bake a simple loaf of bread in this fantastic bread machine.

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