Oster 2-Pound Expressbake Bread Machine is a good starting point for having your first bread maker.
It has step by step instructions for beginners to help you learn how to make your first loaf.
Although the cookbook it comes with doesn’t come with many recipes, it gives you a great starting base to begin making bread at home.
I have tried these recipes in the cookbook:
- White bread
- Italian herb bread
- Pizza dough
- Bread pretzels
My favourite recipes by far is the bagel recipe! There’s nothing better than having a fresh bagel out of the oven, and lathering on the cream cheese for breakfast on the weekend.
I received the Oster 2lb Bread Machine for Christmas 2 years ago. My husband said he didn’t think we would use it much, but his attitude changed within a few weeks.
I have used my bread maker to make several different types of cakes, rolls, dough, and bread. We’ve only had one for 2 years and I can’t imagine not having it.
My husband realized he could use it for making pizza dough, he didn’t have a huge mess to clean up after. When he makes pizza dough, it makes enough for 2 large pizzas. I never expected such a small machine to be able to make that much dough at once.
Sometimes we use ½ the dough for a pizza, and then leave the other ½ in the fridge and use it the following day to make another pizza.
We use our bread machine at least once a week to make different recipes. It saves us time, it’s less mess, and it saves us money. I love using it make quick dough recipes like pizza pretzels for lunches during the week.
I like to leave my bread maker on the floor when it’s in use. When it’s actively mixing 1 ball of dough, it can unbalance itself easily. We’ve had ours end up on the floor, so now it just lives on the ground after that.
The lid for this machine just rests on the top, there isn’t a latch or anything for it.
- Simple operation
- Expressbake- makes bread in 1 hour
- Paddle comes off easily after baking
- Pan can wear out over time
- Loud/rattles around
- Bread maker cookbook doesn’t have many recipes
I love having a bread maker to make bagels, pizza pretzels, and pizza dough for my family on a weekly basis. The Oster Bread Machine has made learning how to make bread easy. We’ve had our bread maker for just over 2 years and I would recommend it to any beginner who is looking for a bread maker machine.