So one of your friends has decided to pass their bread machine on to you but you do not have the manual on how to use it? There are many different brands, types and steps on operating bread makers. No matter what model your machine is, these simple steps will point you in the right direction to get started making bread quick and easy. First things first, check all the machine parts to ensure that there is nothing broken. Does it have the baking pan, the kneading blade or paddle, the dough pin (and if it is a pin type machine) and the rubber gasket? Well if everything is okay then let begin with the bread making process.
The second step is to determine if your machine has a sealed or an unsealed pan before you starting putting ingredients into it. However, almost all the modern machines have sealed pans. The sealed pan uses a rubber type of gasket so that when you insert the pan, the pan is sealed to prevent any leaks into the machine. If the bread machine looks old, be aware that it may have a worn out rubber seal so you may need to replace it. Once everything is set, next pour a small amount of water in the pan and let it sit for about 5 minutes to check for any leaks. If there is no leak, you can now dry out the pan and begin placing your dry ingredients into the pan starting with the instant rising yeast. Following the yeast, place the dry ingredients followed by the wet ingredients into the pan. Remember that what ingredients go in first depend largely depends on what type of machine you are using. Finally, you can now begin adding the remaining recipe ingredients of the bread recipe.
Now that you have gotten the hang of your bread machine, you can now venture out online looking up different bread machine recipes. You can even just use your bread machine for just making things like pizza crust. One of my favorites is the honey oat bread recipe. My family loves it when I get the bread machine ready before bed and set the timer so that it begins to cook overnight and is ready first thing in the morning. There is nothing like waking up to the smell of fresh homemade bread when owning a bread machine. However, if you are still unsure of how to use your bread machine or have tried experimenting on it with no success, the size and weight of your machine determine the capacity and quality of how it bakes bread. One last resort you have now is that you may try searching for your bread machines model number or brand on the internet and you may be lucky to find download instructions on how to operate it.