Yet another entry from the Breadman range, the Breadman BK1060s comes in a brushed aluminum finish that will look great in a modern kitchen sporting stainless steel appliances. Many breadmakers in the same price range as the BK1060s have a cheap, plasticy look and this unit from Breadman puts them to shame.It comes with 14 baking functions for low-carb, gluten free, artisan dough and jam, 3 different loaf sizes and 3 crust colors and a 15 hour time delay feature. The Time delay feature is perfect for anyone who wants fresh bread waiting for them in the morning. You simply choose the cycle you want, add all the necessary ingredients and then set the timer to bake for you overnight or while you’re at work.
I have to admit this is probably my favorite feature in a breadmaker. It’s like having a personal bakery in your kitchen, not to mention the amazing aroma you wake up to. The most useful feature, not offered by most bread machines in this price range is the automatic ingredient add-in feature, where the machine automatically adds in your extra ingredients like seeds, nuts at the right time of the cycle. There’s a separate compartment where you simply place the nuts, fruit or whatever additional ingredients your recipe calls for and the Breadman BK1060s takes care of the rest.
Another unique feature is the collapsible kneading paddles which means they collapse just before the baking process so you don’t end up with a large whole or a scooped out section in the bottom of the bread as is the case with some breadmakers out there. The kneading paddles are also extremely well constructed and not prone to detaching themselves or breaking down after frequent use. In fact, the entire unit is impressively built and stands up well to heavy use. The only minor complaint would be that the aluminum finish is prone to scratching if you’re not careful.
The quality of the bread this unit produces is fantastic. Following the recipes in the book you’ll get great tasting bread with a fantastic density and texture. The loaves it produces are also more squarish in shape than the rounded loaves other machines often produce. There’s nothing wrong with the rounded loaves but personally, I find cutting the square loaves a lot easier and they make better sandwiches.When it comes to cleaning, the BK1060s comes with a removable non stick pan and a detachable lid which is vital when it comes to keeping the machine clean. Many breadmakers that don’t feature a removable lid can be extremely problematic, with dough and baked bread becoming almost impossible to scrape out of the hinges and other nooks.
Out of the box the Breadman BK1060s comes with measuring cups, a fully adjustable measuring spoon, and a great recipe book with stacks of recipes to get you started baking at home within minutes.Consumer reviews for the Breadman BK1060s single out how easy the machine makes the entire baking process from start to finish, with owners praising the aesthetics, the quality of bread it produces and also how easy it is use and to clean.
The few negative reviews seem to be concerned with the odd break down which is to be expected in any breadmaker. Just make sure when you purchase one you get a warranty and this won’t be an issue.
Breadman BK1060S Features
- Breadmaker with 14 baking functions, including low carb, gluten free, artisan dough, and jam3 loaf sizes (1, 1-1/2, or 2 pounds)
- 3 crust colors (light, medium, or dark)
- 15-hour delay timer
- Exclusive, collapsible kneading paddles and automatic fruit and nut dispenser for convenience
- Includes collapsible measuring cup, adjustable measuring spoon, and recipe book
- Measures 16 by 18 by 12 inches
- 2-year limited warranty
Breadman BK1060S Pros
Very easy to useAutomatic ingredient add-in functionPriceGreat quality Bread
Breadman BK1060S Cons
Exterior prone to overheating but not to dangerous levels.
From the great looking aesthetics, the collapsible kneading paddles, automatic ingredient adder and the great bread this machine produces it’s extremely hard to beat. It stands up well against the much more expensive Panasonic SD-YD250 and the Zojirushi BB-CEC20. For the price you will not find a better breadmaker.Where to buyWe check the prices regularly and the best we’ve found so far is at Amazon. They offer free shipping for items over $25 and have a great refund policy.