-37%
Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine Reviews

Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine

75 ratings (74 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: OK
5 stars
16
4 stars
10
3 stars
8
2 stars
8
1 star
32
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Where Can I Buy It?

$149.00
179.99
Free Shipping Hayneedle
$148.95
235.00
Sears Marketplace
$149.00
179.99
Free Shipping Hayneedle

The Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine isn't a must-have for most homes.

Feb 11, 2013
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review
  • User Rating: Excellent

  • Ease of Use:
  • Durability:
  • Ease of Cleaning:
  • Style:

Pros:easy to use, reasonable price, different bread options

Cons:have to find good recipes to use

The Bottom Line: I'm happy to have this bread machine but I don't think it is a must-have for most homes.


I like to cook and get home from work early.  That gives me time to experiment with recipes.  My attempts to make bread have been failures so I've been thinking about a bread-maker.  I must've said this to my husband or sister because my mother-in-law bought me the Cuisinart Bread Machine for Christmas.  She consults them to ensure that she gets me something I want.  So far, I really like it!

About This Product

The Cuisinart CBK-200 Bread Machine pretty much does everything except measure ingredients.  You simply measure ingredients, add them in proper order (liquids, solids, then yeast), and select your bread settings.  You select the loaf size (1 pound, 1.5 pounds, or 2 pounds), crust color (light, medium, or dark), and type of dough (basic/white, French/Italian, whole wheat, sweet, gluten-free, packaged mix, cake/quick, dough, pasta dough, jams, bake-only, rapid bake). 

Once you get things set and hit start, it will mix ingredients, knead dough, allow it to rise, and then bake the loaf all in one cycle.  There are beeps after the first rise cycle to let you remove the mixing paddle if you don't want a hole in your bread.  You also can add mix-ins like cheese, raisins, etc. 

The bowl/baking vessel has a non-stick coating as does the mixing paddle so cleaning takes less than a minute.  I just wipe them with the soft side of a soapy sponge and thoroughly rinse.  Simple.

My Experience

I like having the ability to make my own bread because I know exactly what ingredients go into it and I don't have to worry about chemicals, preservatives, etc.  Using the Cuisinart CBK 200 Bread Machine is very easy and you have a fresh loaf of bread in less than 3 hours.

The quality of the bread depends on the recipe, though, and I'm still trying recipes for different breads.  I've found a good recipes for buttermilk dill, ale, and French breads.  The white bread and rye breads that I've tried produced very dry bread slices that weren't so great for sandwiches and were horrific as toast.  I don't blame this bread machine, though, because it is entirely the fault of the recipe. 

I can't speak to this machine's ability to make jams, quickly bake breads, or to make pasta dough, dough that is meant to be hand-shaped and baked in a regular oven, or to make sweet breads because I haven't tried those functions and probably never will. 

Overall Opinion

At $99, this machine has a nice price and is worth it in my opinion.  I use it twice a week to make bread that we use for sandwiches and toast.  Busy families who have children in various after-school activities probably don't have time to mess around with a bread-maker, but it works well for me because I have plenty of extra time and a desire to eliminate unnecessary chemicals and preservatives from my diet.


Recommend this product? Yes


Amount Paid (US$): gift

Read all comments (2)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


1-8 of 8 best deals

Fresh bread doesn't get any fresher or easier than this! Cuisinart offers expert engineering with a bread machine that adjusts the speed and timing, c...
Sears Marketplace
Store Rating: 3.0
235.00
Preprogrammed Menu Options/ Unique Convection Feature/ Bake-Only Option/ Power Failure Backup
Abt Electronics
Store Rating: 4.5
270.00
Free Shipping
Shop for Bread Machines from Hayneedle.com! With the Cuisinart CBK-200 Convection Bread Maker making fresh bread has never been easier! It automatical...
Hayneedle
Store Rating: 4.0

179.99
Free Shipping
Shop for Appliances at The Home Depot. The Cuisinart CBK-200 2 lb. Convection Bread maker means fresh bread doesn't get any fresher or easier than thi...
Home Depot
Store Rating: 3.5
Free Shipping
Shop for Bread Machines from Hayneedle.com! With the Cuisinart CBK-200 Convection Bread Maker making fresh bread has never been easier! It automatical...
Hayneedle
Store Rating: 4.0
179.99
Free Shipping
Wake up to the smell of freshly baked bread with this programmable bread machine by Cuisinart. Simply add the ingredients and the breadmaker will mix ...
Sears Marketplace
Store Rating: 3.0
NewKor Sales Breadman TR2500BC Ultimate Plus 2-Pound Stainless-Steel Convection Breadmaker Brand New Free Standard Shipping Amazing Customer Support D...
eBay
Store Rating: 4.0
Free Shipping
Bread doesn't get any fresher or easier than this. This stainless steel convection bread maker has 16 preprogrammed menu options, 3 crust colors and 3...
Store Rating: 1.5
+$13.00 shipping
1-8 of 8 best deals     Why are these stores listed?