Black & Decker B2300 Bread Machine

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  • Very disappointing

    Mar 21, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: bulky, uneven baking, poor design lid

    Summary: After 8 wonderful years of service my Citizen breadmaker was beginning to look like it needed replacing. Canadian Tire had this model on offer Boxing Week and I got it for a great price of $49.95 which unfortunately is the only great thing about it! ... read more

  • Great Machine

    Apr 4, 2011 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Very reasonably priced
    3 lb horizontal pan
    Large viewing window
    Dishwasher safe pan
    Cons: Display/buttons don't light up
    Cycle difficult to see
    Not many recipes in the manual

    Summary: I purchased the Black & Decker B2300 after 16 years of reliable service with my old Sunbeam upright bread maker. I was a little leary because of the poor reviews I had read but was pleasantly surprised at the first beautiful loaf of basic white ... read more

  • STAY AWAY!!!

    May 30, 2010 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's the same white as the microwave oven next to it on my kitchen counter.
    Cons: Cheap construction, weak components, bad warranty.

    Summary: The wife and I were in the market for a breadmaker. We found this Black & Decker B2300 breadmaker on sale at Sears for 75$ a couple of weeks before Christmas and we jumped on it.The first several attempts at breadmaking were very frustrating and ... read more

  • The Good, the Bad and the Disasterous

    Oct 14, 2009 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: Makes decent breadmany different settings to play with
    Survived attempt at self-destruction
    Cons: two beater paddles=2 big holesmajor machine motion when mixing/kneadingpoor machining tolerances

    Summary: This is our second Black and Decker breadmaker. The first was the old vertical load, single beater model and it lasted for years and years and made hundreds of loaves of good quality bread. I wore out one pan (liquid leaked out the seal of the paddle) so ... read more

  • Keep on looking...

    Dec 21, 2008 by
    Not yet rated.
    Pros: The 3-lb loaf size, if they turned out properly.
    Cons: Almost useless manual, noise, timer setup, poor quality.

    Summary: Our old Black and Decker B1650 still works, but the bread pan finally began leaking and Applica (who makes the B & D branded appliances) decided in their wisdom to discontinue support for this model, which has been a workhorse for us for ... read more

  • What a piece of garbage!

    Mar 30, 2008 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: It's white.
    Cons: Engineered for assured failure or maybe just abysmal quality control, either way it's awful.

    Summary: My old Walmart brand ( Select Edition ) bread machine has given me years of excellent service but it is starting to look a bit dated so I decided to try out the Black and Decker B2300 bread machine mostly because it was on sale at Sears. I got it ... read more

  • No wonder it was on clearance.

    Mar 2, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Traditional rectangular loaves
    Cons: Paddles fall off, shaft falls apart, loud beeping, hit and miss mixing.

    Summary: I bought this as a gift for our family. At first we made a few mistakes common to first time breadmaker users. Once we got things figured out, we began to enjoy some wonderful bread. However, our frustration began to grow as we experienced a very hit and ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews

  • It's Toast - Again.

    Feb 25, 2012 by
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    Pros: When it worked, it made a nice loaf. Easy to clean.
    Cons: Paddles fall off while mixing, Paddles difficult to remove from shafts, Oil leakage.

    Summary: We've had or B2300 for 15 months now. We made a loaf about every 2 weeks for just my wife and I. Once after 4 months we noticed grey oil coming from the paddle shafts and getting on the dough. We didn't notice any more after and kept using it. ... read more

  • Awful, truly awful

    Jan 11, 2010 by
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    Pros: Nothing
    Cons: Everything

    Summary: This machine just *sucks*. Uneven cooking, and when you shake the loaf out of the pan, one paddle usually pulls a huge chunk of loaf out with it, while the other requires pliers to be plunged deep into the loaf to get it out. Moreover, ... read more

  • Don't buy this B2300 model !!!!!

    Dec 12, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Nothing good to say about this horizontal model. A present!!!! It's a pain in .......
    Cons: There is no logical explanation for why this Black and Decker horizontal model stopped working

    Summary: Everyone says Black and Decker, Black and Decker. For house-keepers like me these gadgets are key. I used to have a bread maker before, one which was just fine. I would mix and bake as I wanted. I could add fruit and get sweet breads. Add spice and ... read more

  • Novice Bread Maker

    Nov 18, 2009 by
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    Pros: Works with simplicity, just follow the recipe instructions and add ingredients in the specified order.
    Cons: Manual could be clearer on using Menu Button in the recipes.

    Summary: Terrific machine baked a Sandwich Loaf with thin crust as desired to perfection on very first try.Couldn't be happier with the ... read more

  • Great machine!

    Aug 22, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: easy to follow instructions
    easy to clean
    looks great on the counter
    Cons:  miss the light for peeking in to see how the bread is doing

    Summary:  love it, the loaves come out great, did not find it to noisyreplaced my old machine with this ... read more

  • Tough going

    Jun 28, 2009 by
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    Pros: none
    Cons: Poor quality machine, bread and recipes.

    Summary: My wife is a beautiful bread maker, but to save her the work I encouraged her to buy the Black & Decker B2300 when it came on sale. Bad move!  She is totally frustrated with the machine, the recipes do not work as they are printed and the ... read more

  • Critical Part not available

    Apr 20, 2009 by
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    Pros: Inexpensive. Easy to use. Ten programs including making jams!
    Cons: Two paddles need to be removed from the bread after baking.
    Crucial parts not available.

    Summary: Great machine when it worked on the the limited recipies provided in the manual. It also did quite well with other bread recipes found elsewhere. We bought this machine to replace a vertical model which had become obsolete. The istruction ... read more

  • DO NOT BUY THIS MACHINE!!

    Feb 25, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: There are no pros to this machine.  absolutely do not buy it nothing more said
    Cons: There is everything wrong with this machine.  Do not buy it.  absolutely do not buy

    Summary: This was a gift from a relative for Christmas.  Had i paid the hundred plus dollars for it, i would have been very upset.  This machine has never produced an edible loaf of bread.The first loaf blew the lid off and then collapsed over the ... read more

  • Do Not Buy!!!!!

    Jan 18, 2009 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: I haven't swallowed a paddle.  My wife isn't going crazy.
    Cons: Odd shaped loaves.  Poor mixing.  People still buy it.

    Summary: We have owned this for one month and I've seen all different shaped loaves.  You get either a massive loaf or one that looks all deflated.  At first  I thought my wife was loosing her ability to measure and cook, but sooned realized this ... read more

  • Hated it, took it back

    Jan 4, 2009 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Bread pan is dishwasher safe.
    Cons: Noisy, badly designed control panel, poor bread texture, etc.

    Summary: I bought this bread machine as a replacement for my Westbend when it died suddenly (since Westbend did not support their product).  It was terrible from trying to see the controls to set them (if you make a mistake, you have to start over and, I had ... read more

  • Absolutely hate it!

    Jun 30, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Easy to program
    Cons: Paddles stick, not enough recipes, recipes do not work

    Summary: I have used a Black & Decker bread machine before and absolutely loved it. Last year I received a Black & Decker B2300 Horizontal bread maker as a gift and was delighted. However my delight was short lived. What a piece of garbage. There are only ... read more

  • Very Happy

    Apr 30, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: It's big and makes a large dough recipe. The duel mixers are an amazing invention.
    Cons: The buttons would be a downfall along with not enough recipes that come with it.

    Summary: I got this Bread Machine for a christmas present. I was given recipes by members of my extended family and I have used all of them and love all of them. The bread machine successfully kneaded the dough TO PERFECTION and made a delicious bread. I love ... read more

  • Bad choice breadmaker

    Apr 30, 2008 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Good price, many settings, makes large loaves.
    Cons: Built poorly, poor service

    Summary: I have owned two bread makers before buying this one. The first two each lasted eight or nine years. The Black and Decker one I bought five months ago is now sitting idle and broken. I am now eating grocery store bread because the little "c" clip that ... read more

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