Easy Bread® Tips for Best Results
- Shake the capsule before inserting into your Sunbeam® Easy Bread® Breadmaker.
- After inserting the capsule, close the machine lid to puncture the capsule. Reopen the lid and remove capsule packaging, ensure capsule is empty.
- Ensure stir paddle has been placed in the centre of the pan.
- Close lid and press the Start button.
- Do not open the bread maker door during operation. The machine will beep once the bread is baked.
- When baking a gluten free loaf, pour lukewarm water in the water reservoir and also add 100ml of lukewarm water directly in the baking pan.
How can I convert bread recipes to a breadmaker?
Where can I get parts (bread pan, kneading blade, etc.) for my breadmaker?
Why can't I select a loaf size?
Why did my bread cave in or collapse (sunken top)?
There are several causes for bread to collapse or cave in (sunken top): Some common causes are:
- Too much yeast liquids are present.
- There is not enough flour.
- Temperature of the liquids is not correct.
RECOMMENDATION: When correct salt and sugar amounts are used, a small increase of these two ingredients may be a remedy. Or, try reducing the water called for by 1/4 to 4 tablespoons. Additional causes may be: (1) High humidity or high temperature is present. RECOMMENDATION: At such time, add 1 to 2 tablespoons flour or decrease the liquid. A quick-rise yeast may have been used. Too much yeast will cause the loaf to have a course, open grain and a flattened or sunken top.
Why didn't bread rise properly?
When baking bread, results may vary. Following are some common reasons why bread did not rise properly:
- Yeast was not added or incorrect amount of yeast was use.
- Yeast had expired. Check the date on all yeast purchases and store yeast in refrigerator to make it last longer.
- Incorrect water temperature was used Water should be room temperature.
- Incorrect measure of salt was used.
- Draft from nearby doors or windows
- Not enough sugar or liquid was used. If the bread does not have enough of these two ingredients, it may not have enough gluten to develop a strong rise. Increase the ratio of bread flour or add 1 1/2 teaspoons to 2 tablespoons of vital gluten.
- Proper measurement and type of flour used. When making bread, bread flour should be used by measuring it in a measuring cup - being careful not to pack it in. Using old flour will also cause bread not to rise.
- Type of yeast used. Are you using quick rise yeast? When using this type of yeast, instead of Active Dry Yeast or Bread Machine Yeast, merely decrease the amount used. As a general guide, we recommend using 1/2 teaspoon of Fast-Rising yeast per cup of flour. Example: 3 cups flour = 1 1/2 teaspoons Fast-Rising yeast.
- Weather conditions. Salt may be increased by 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon to keep the dough from rising too quickly and then falling. Still not rising? Increase yeast by 1/2 teaspoon or decrease salt by 1/4 teaspoon. Helpful Hint: When putting in salt, sprinkle it around the sides of the bread pan so it does not touch the yeast.
Why did my bread turn out hard and not rise?
Why didn't my ingredients mix?
Following are reasons why the ingredients may not mix
- Pan not inserted all the way.
- Kneading blade may not be in the pan.
- Bake ONLY was selected.
- Power outage.
- Wheat delay has been selected.
- Unit may have 15 to 30 minute delay before mixing. If after reviewing the above causes the breadmaker will still not mix, the unit should be taken to an authorised Service Centre.
Why does my breadmaker have E:EE in the display?
Why does my breadmaker have H:HH in the display?
Why does my breadmaker have L:LL in the display?
Why doesn't my breadmaker work or receive any power?
Breadmakers require 500 - 700 watts of power to operate. The following are some common causes of power failure:
- Not plugged into a working outlet.
- Plugged into an outlet with another high wattage appliance.
- Breadmaker not set properly.
- Breadmaker lost power after programming or during operation. After reviewing the above, we recommend you make another attempt to operate the breadmaker before having it serviced at an authotized Service Centre. To do so, reset the unit by unplugging it from the wall outlet for 5 seconds. Re-plug the unit into a working outlet. Program the unit for basic white bread (be sure pan is in place). Start the white bread cycle. If all of the above has been checked and the breadmaker still will not power on, contact your nearest authorised Service Centre.
How can I get the kneading blade out of the bread pan?
Why doesn't the breadmaker pan come out?
Sometimes the breadmaker pan will be engaged tighter than it was when placed into the breadmaker at the start of a cycle. This is caused during normal operation. To get the pan out of the breadmaker, please follow these steps:
- Make sure breadmaker and pan is cool. If warm, please use an oven mitt.
- Grasp the handle of the bread pan and pull straight up or if your pan twists, twist pan clockwise and pull up. You may find a little force is needed to get the pan out.
How do I test yeast to see if it is still active?
I selected the "Wheat" setting, but my breadmaker isn't mixing. Why?
My breadmaker has ExpressBake options. What do I need to keep in mind when making bread with this cycle?
What are the tasks a breadmaker performs during a normal bread cycle?
When the breadmaker is operating, the machine performs the following tasks:
- Punch down
- Final rise
Note, times of each cycle may vary based on loaf size and cycle selection.