How To Use Your Breadmaker
Slicing & Storing Bread
For best results, allow loaves to cool on a wire rack
15 to 30 minutes before slicing. You may use an
electric knife (such as the Black & Decker SlimGrip®
Electric Knife Model EK100 or EK100-04) for even
slices. Otherwise, use a sharp knife with a serrated
blade. For sandwich slices, place the loaf on its side
and slice across.
Store bread tightly covered (resealable style bags or
plastic containers work well) at room temperature
up to three days. If weather is hot and humid, store
in the refrigerator. For longer storage (up to one
month), place bread in a tightly covered container in
the freezer. If you store the bread in the refrigerator,
leave it out to bring it to room temperature before
serving. Since homemade bread has no preserva-
tives, it tends to dry out and become stale faster
than commercially-made bread.
Leftover slightly hardened bread may be cut into
1/2" or 1" cubes and used in favorite recipes to
make croutons, bread pudding, or stuffing.
Care & Cleaning
CAUTION To avoid electric shock, unplug the unit
and allow the Breadmaker to cool before cleaning.
For best performance and maintenance, it is
recommended to clean the breadmaker after each
use as follows:
Outer Body and Oven Chamber:
Wipe the outer body of the unit with a damp cloth
or slightly dampened sponge. Use a damp sponge
or cloth to wipe out any flour, crumbs, or other
materials from the oven chamber.
This unit has a removable Lid
for easy cleaning. Open the Lid
halfway and pull it out towards
you. Wipe it with a damp cloth
or slightly dampened sponge.
DO NOT IMMERSE THE LID in
liquid. Clean the viewing
window with a moist soft cloth
(not paper towel), then be sure
to wipe it dry.
CAUTION: DO NOT clean
commercial glass cleaner!
When reinstalling the lid, be sure the slots on the lid
are fully inserted into the posts on the hinge of the
Breadmaker. This will prevent damage when
closing the lid. If you feel resistance when you try to
close the lid, stop immediately and reposition it.
The lid should close easily without any force being
Baking Pan and Mixing Paddle
Both the Baking Pan and Mixing Paddle have a non-
stick coated surface. Do not use any harsh cleaners
or utensils on these parts as scratching may occur.
Over time, the non-stick surface may change in
color due to moisture and steam. This is normal
and has no effect on its use or quality.
Remove the Baking Pan and Mixing Paddle from the
oven chamber before cleaning. Wipe the outside of
the Baking Pan with a damp cloth. Be careful not to
damage the rubber seal under the shaft. NEVER
TOTALLY IMMERSE THE BAKING PAN in water.
You can hand wash the inside of the Baking Pan
with soapy water. The Mixing Paddle should be
removed from the shaft and the well under the
Paddle cleaned. A small amount of baked product
may collect under the paddle. If the Mixing Paddle
gets stuck on its shaft, fill the Baking Pan with hot
soak it for
about 30 minutes or until it
loosens and can be removed easily. If the hole in the
Mixing Paddle becomes clogged, carefully clean it
out with a toothpick or soft kitchen brush.
CAUTION: None of the breadmaker parts are
dishwasher-safe. DO NOT place the Baking Pan,
Removable Lid, or Mixing Paddle in the dishwasher.
Storing The Unit
Be sure to dry all parts before storing and wipe any
moisture from the Viewing Window To prevent loss,
you may want to store the Mixing Paddle on the
shaft. Close the Lid and do not store anything on
top of the Lid.