Oster® Breadmakers can be used with your own traditional bread recipes. You can convert any bread recipe to your bread machine if you do not exceed the recommended amount of flour listed below:
The loaf size option is not available when the following selections are made:
There are several causes for bread to collapse or cave in (sunken top):
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.
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.
There are several reasons bread will turn out hard or will not rise:
Breadmakers require 500 to 700 watts of power to use. The following are causes:
After reviewing the above causes of no power for breadmakers, we recommend you make one more attempt to operate the breadmaker before having it serviced at a service center. Please do the following:
If all of the above has been checked and the breadmaker still will not power on, please contact us..
Things to Know about ExpressBake® options.
There are a few things you should know about the ExpressBake® settings that are different than the other settings:
When the breadmaker is operating, the machine performs the following tasks:
*Times of each cycle may vary based on loaf size and cycle selection.
Sometimes, bread can stick inside the bread pan. Bellow are some recommendations:
Below are some reasons why the ingredients may not mix:
If after reviewing the above causes the breadmaker will still not mix, the unit needs to be taken to a service center. To find a service center please contact us.
Each breadmaker pan has a non-stick coating that helps bread from sticking to the pan. The non-stick coating can peel when metal kitchen instruments are used.
Replacement pans can be purchased through our retail partner.
If you live above 300 feet, you probably already know how to adjust other recipes like cakes and muffins. Higher altitudes tend to: