Many years ago, it used to be that if you had bread in your home, it was made by hand-kneaded carefully – and took hours to get from start to the table. Many people prefer to have homemade bread, but don’t like that old fashioned effort it takes to make it.

You don’t have to spend hours making bread to have the taste that you want. It’s true that homemade bread tastes better than the store-bought varieties, but it’s also better for you, too.

As long as you get a good bread machine, you end up with great-tasting bread. The Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker is highly recommended among consumers who make bread – and you can use it to make different items.

You can make bread using regular ingredients, but if you happen to need to make gluten-free bread, you can do that as well by choosing that setting. It has the ability to make small or large loaves of bread, which makes the machine a good choice for people who have bigger families.

The machine has the ability to make one or two-pound loaves of bread. You can choose from twelve different settings for the bread to give yourself a good selection.

Included in that, you get to choose the kind of crust you want on your bread. Unlike other bread machines that can take several hours to produce even a small loaf, the Oster can make a loaf of bread in less than sixty minutes as long as you use the express bake function.

The bread maker has various selections for you to pick when you’re baking. You can choose from the dough, basic, sweet, whole wheat or quick. If you want to make bread that doesn’t use yeast, you would choose the quick cycle.

The machine can be used to bake bread that contains fruit or nuts, but you don’t add those when you first start. However, during the baking time, the machine has the technology that will let you know when it’s time to add nuts or fruit.

You’ll get an audio alert for this part. You don’t have to have the time to make the bread right at the moment. It has a programmable feature that allows users to set the bread to bake in a 13-hour time frame.

You can keep an eye on every stage of how the bread is doing by checking the display. The machine also has a setting that can keep the bread warm. This can enable you to have a treat of warm, freshly baked bread and your favorite jam at any time of the day. As an added bonus, this machine can also be used to make jam!