I love this mini bread maker. It has all the features of a full size bread maker. Because you make smaller loaves it's great for singles or couples .. And its smaller size is easier to store & has a carrying handle .. I love the carrying handle! It makes a 1 lb loaf.
I tested the SKG using my favorite bread mix Krusteaz Country White Bread Mix, 14 Ounce
. This mix makes a larger loaf, so I followed the instructions on the box to make a 1 lb loaf.
I have experience with two bread makers & found that to get a medium (color) crust, I had to choose the Light crust setting. So, when I tested the SKG, I chose 'Light' crust.
Settings I used:
1 - General Bread
600 gr (1 lb)
The SKG did an excellent job kneading the dough.
I always check the during the kneading process to scrape the dough that gets stuck on the sides of the pan...I use a spatula & push the dough far enough that the stirrer picks it up.
My dough looked a little wet so I added a little flour at a time from the bread mix. (Because I was making a smaller loaf, not all the flour from the mix was used)
The bread maker beeped when the baking was finished. I was anxious to see the loaf of bread and was surprised how light the crust was. Unlike my other two break makers which need to be set on Light to get a Medium crust, the SKG really bakes a light crust.
I prefer a Medium color & now know that I can set the SKG for Medium & I will get a medium crust. Yay!
The bread didn't stick to the pan & turned out beautifully. It tasted good too. I will upload a photo so you can see it too.
The SKG 1lb Mini Bread maker has 19 settings most with recipes:
General Bread, French Bread, Sweet Bread, Express Bread, Quick Bread, Cake, Continental Dessert, Rice Bread, Corn Bread, Purple Rice Bread, Eight-treasure Gruel, Coconut-flavor Rice Cake, Slow Knead, Leaven Dough, Customized Knead, Fragrant Rice Wine, Nutritional Yogurt, Fruit Jam, Bake.
2 Options for Bread weight:
400 gr (.88 lb - a little more than 3/4 lb)
600 gr (1.3 lb - a little more than 1 lb) 600 gr is the default setting
3 Options for color:
Light, Medium, Dark
Reservation Function (handy feature)
Set when you want the bread maker to start working. Maximum reservation time is 15 hours.
Heat Preservation (handy feature)
The bread maker will keep the bread warm for one hour. To use this feature, do not turn the machine off manually when the baking/ program is finished.
Memory Function (another handy feature)
If power is cut off when making bread, the bread maker will automatically resume working as long as the power comes back on in 10-15 minutes.
If power is off longer than 10 - 15 minutes, the bread maker will revert to standby mode when power comes back on.
Read the manual for more information when bread is being stirred or when making fermented bread.
Follow manual instructions before first use.
8" wide x 10 high x 11 1/2" long (length includes handle rest & hinge)
The cord measures about 48" long (includes length of plug)
Mini Bread Maker
Hook (if necessary, use to remove the stirring hook from bread)
User Manual ( Excellent, full of information, recipes, details, tips & troubleshooting)
Great for singles, couples, camping, vacationing, or those times you just don't want to have leftover bread. It gets stale so quickly sometimes it's better to make mini loaves & always have fresh baked bread. I forgot to measure my loaf, but would estimate that it's about 1/2 or 2/3 the size of the loaves I make in my full-sized bread makers.
It's lightweight, doesn't take up much room & has a carrying handle.
I love the purple color, but miss having a viewing window. I resisted peaking while the bread was baking.
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