Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 29882 Breadmaker, Black Review

Hamilton Beach Programmable Bread Machine, 2-Pound Bread Maker with Gluten-Free Setting (29882)

  • 12 SETTINGS INCLUDING GLUTEN-FREE. Developed with nutrition in mind, settings include: French, Quick Bread (no yeast), Sweet, 1.5-lb Express, 2-lb Express, Dough, Jam, Cake, Whole Grain and Bake. Audible reminder for adding fruits and nuts.
  • CHOOSE 1.5LB or 2LB LOAF AND CRUST SETTINGS. Select your loaf size and choose from light, medium or dark crust setting.
  • GREAT FOR DOUGH PREP: In addition to bread, you can make pizza dough, cakes, jams, flatbreads and croissants.
  • LARGE DIGITAL DISPLAY WITH DELAY TIMER. View and select the cycle, crust, and loaf size. Use delay timer to add ingredients and begin the baking process later - perfect for breakfast and entertaining. Dimensions (inches): 12.2 H x 14.13 W x 10.43 D
  • NON-STICK, DISHWASHER-SAFE PAN & 2 KNEADING PADDLES. Interior pan removes for easy cleaning in the dishwasher. Two kneading paddles let you use one while the other is in the dishwasher.
The Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 2 lbs. Bread Maker allows you to turn your home kitchen into a professional bakery with hardly any work required. Just add in the properly-measured ingredients, choose the appropriate cycle, and start. In no time, you'll be enjoying a loaf of a piping hot, crispy bread. Whether you're looking to make pizza dough with hand-tossed delicacy or a difficult gluten-free recipe, this bread-maker is here to accommodate. Different crust settings allow you to select the darkne

List Price: $ 77.99 Price: $ 59.99

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3 Comments on “Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 29882 Breadmaker, Black Review
  1. 191 of 196 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Works like a charm, November 7, 2011
    Shefeline (California) –

    I’ve never owned a bread machine until this one as I had heard that only the fancy $200-300 ones worked well. Well this one works GREAT and it hardly breaks the bank. I’ve used it now for several months and have gotten perfect bread every time – soft and fluffy. A few times I even totally messed up the recipe and the bread still came out edible, just not as great as usual. The manual it comes with has good and easy recipes in it. Actually you can download it from their site for free:(…)

    I’ve also googled recipes and tried them to great success. Among others, I’ve tried basic white, cheddar cheese, whole wheat, sweet hawaiian, oatmeal buttermilk, parmesan, rosemary – all came out great. Even a boxed beed bread mix from Trader Joe’s turned out fine. I especially love the delay timer feature as most breads take about 3 hours so I like to go to bed and time it so it’s just ready when I’m getting up. It’s a nice smell to wake up to and not have to worry about making breakfast.

    To my great relief, despite baking pretty much every other day for almost the whole first month, my electricity bill did not change that much, so it must also be somewhat energy efficient.

    WARNING: the kneading paddle does tend to embed itself and come out with the baked bread (in other words, it gets stuck inside the bottom of the bread during baking so when you flip over the bread pan to get the bread out at the end, the paddle comes out with it and stays “stuck” inside until you remove it. Careful! The kneading paddle is all metal so it’s super hot and to remove it I usually use a clean piece of paper towel or a spatula to pry it out. DO NOT FORGET THE PADDLE INSIDE!!!! If you do, when you start cutting the bread you will hit the paddle with your bread knife and likely scratch its nonstick coating making it unsafe for future use. I ruined both of my kneading paddles (the machine comes with two) that way and had to order a spare from the company (great customer service btw!).

    The only other downside is that it does make healthy eating habits harder to stick to. It’s just SO easy to make tasty fresh bread and eat half of it that same day!!! I’m imagine that if you’re on a diet this is just about the worst thing to have around! I am perfectly fine having chocolate and ice cream and other delicious unhealthy goodies around the house and not indulge too much at all, but with the bread it is much more difficult because it is a “staple” food so it’s easier to just say “oh well it’s part of a regular meal.” So think carefully before you bring such temptation into your life! :)


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  2. 124 of 132 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    very good bread machine, September 26, 2013
    Terry R. Nye (Kingsport, TN) –

    This review is from: Hamilton Beach HomeBaker 29882 Breadmaker, Black (Kitchen)
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    The Hamilton Beach HomeBaker bread machine is a versatile machine for not only kneading dough and baking bread but also for making jams. The machine arrives well-packaged and pretty much ready to go right out of the box. I was surprised by how lightweight it is. It utilizes a vertical non-stick bread pan, which means your bread will not look like the loaves you see in the store, but they will still be shaped to where you can cut your bread into sandwich slices if desired. Two non-stick kneading paddles are provided, but only one is used. I don’t know why an extra is provided, but it is kind of handy to have in case you lose one. A very thick printed owner’s manual is provided that explains exactly how to use the machine and also provides some helpful recipes.

    Operation of the machine is pretty intuitive and straightforward. You fill the pan with wet ingredients first, then add the dry ingredients. After you put your pan in the machine you select which function you want the machine to perform (there are 12 different cycles to select from including ones for jam and cake), select your desired crust, select the loaf size (the machine can bake 1-1/2 or 2-1/2 pound loaves), and then press the start button. You can add things to your bread during the kneading process (e.g. nuts, seeds, raisins) at any time by simply raising the lid and dropping them into the pan. A basic loaf of bread will be kneaded and baked in about 3 hours. There are settings available to delay baking if desired (in case you want to wake up in the morning to the smell of freshly baked bread, for instance). The bread is easy to remove from the pan after baking, and clean up is minimal.

    If you are new to home bread making this is an easy way to enjoy homemade fresh bread and experiment with different types of bread recipes without all the hard work that is usually involved with making bread from scratch. You can buy packaged bread machine mixes in your grocery store but there is really no need to do so. All you need is flour, salt, sugar, instant yeast, some oil or butter, and water. I find it is cheapest to buy instant yeast in bulk (the included recipes refer to bread machine yeast but plain old instant yeast works just fine). You will also get better results if you use bread flour instead of regular flour, although either can be used. You will also find your breads will be a little chewier if you add some gluten to your mix (about 1-1/2 tablespoons works well with a 2.5 pound loaf). Machines of this type are also really useful for making pizza dough for homemade pizza. It is so much easier than making pizza dough in a mixer.

    I found the Hamilton Beach HomeBaker to be very easy to operate. It is fairly quiet during operation and does a nice job of baking bread. At its currently selling price of around $65 it is a very good value. There are certainly more expensive bread baking machines that you can buy (e.g. Zojirushi) but this Hamilton Beach product will bake perfectly good loaves of bread at a fraction of the cost. It is definitely recommended and, with the holidays coming soon, would make an excellent gift.


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  3. 124 of 131 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Every family should get one. This is too good., November 29, 2011

    I thought about buying a breadmaker for a while. I wasn’t sure if it is worthy the money after all, people have been making breads by hands for centuries. So I first tried to make breads by hands. It is not easy, I have to knead, or mix the flour with chopsticks, then i have to bake it in the oven, etc. quite time consuming, and result is not consistent.

    Then I saw that Sears was selling this one for only 39.99 during the 2011 black Friday and Saturday. This is the cheapest breadmaker that I can ever find anywhere. So I decided to buy it right away. I am glad that I did. This machine is not only good for making breads, you can also use it to make pizza doughs!

    I love the pizza dough, oh my god, if you are a pizza lover, you should buy this one. The pizza dough is as good as any pizza that you buy at the pizza shop. You can’t tell the difference. And they are better than some of the frozen pizzas for sure. Just put all the required ingredients in the machine, about one hour and 30 mins later, you will get the perfect pizza dough. Then you can put whatever toppings you like on the pizza. And you will get the perfect pizza that you have ever made every time.

    As for breads, I tried to make the french bread first. I didn’t follow the instruction. I put too many different things in the machine, and I put in some regular flour, so the end result was disappointing. The second time, I tried to make the basic bread, and I put in the exact required ingredients. The bread was perfect, way better than the ones that I tried to make by myself.

    So here I am, writing this review after I made two pizza doughs and two breads. I have never tried any other breadmakers, this is my first one. Other fancy ones can sell for almost $200. But this machine did the exact same thing perfectly.

    And unlike the other user, I have no problem with the kneading paddle at all. I suspect that the other user may have put the paddle upside down which caused it to break, etc. As a matter of fact, it seems that the paddle is “glued” to the pan after first use. I tried to take it out, but I can’t.

    Every household should get a machine like this, and a soymilk maker. They will make your life easier, and healthy. If you don’t even know what a soymilk maker is, you must read about them, and buy one right away. So you can drink healthy beanmilk daily. The beanmilk are way cheaper than milk.

    update: I tried to use the “french bread” cycle three times with different ingredients, the end result is not what i expected. It is not like the typical bread. it has too much water in it, the regular cycle only requires 1 cup of water, this one requires 1.5 cups of water, and it takes one extra hour. it actually doesn’t rise as much as the regular bread. so i won’t use that cycle in the near future. other people might like that. I uploaded two pictures on here, you can see them for yourselves.

    i also tried the sweet bread cycle. that final product is the best bread that i have ever made, amazing!

    one extra note, you don’t have to measure everything precisely, the end products are always good.


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