Use of your Custom Loaf™ Bread Maker.

  • Please note that whole wheat loaves will be a bit shorter then recipes using bread flour. This is also true with some other specialty flours. Also, these can change the color of the loaf a bit so it’s best to pay special attention during the bake function to make sure the loaf using the specialty flour does not get too brown.
  • Do not underfill or overfill the bread pan as the bread may not mix properly. The recipes in the instruction book are designed for 1lb to 2.5 lb loaves. However, if developing your own recipes, as a general guide, a minimum of 2 cups and a maximum 4.5 cups of dry ingredients is recommended. on the jam setting, as a general guide, a maximum of 3 cups of fruit should be used.
  • Although the bread maker is capable of making loaves from 1.0lb to 2.5 lb., we recommend making the larger loaf sizes. The ingredient quantities for the 1.0lb loaf may not fill the bread pan to the ideal volume for a uniform loaf. This is especially true for breads that contain whole grains or other special ingredients. This is why some settings have limited or no loaf size options.
  • Due to ingredient properties, some settings have been programmed to skip certain phases.
  • You may notice clicking noises during the ‘Rise’ and ‘Bake’ phases. This is normal. It is the internal components switching on and off to maintain the correct temperature.
  • The break maker is equipped with Power Failure Protection. If the power supply is interrupted and then restored, this feature allows the cycle to automatically resume where it left off instead of starting from the beginning of the cycle. For the Power Failure Protection to activate, the break maker must have been operating for a minimum of 5 minutes before the power was interrupted, and the power must be restored within 60 minutes. If you are unsure when the outage occurred, or if the interruption occurred during the ‘Bake’ phase, it is recommended to discard the ingredients, particularly when using perishable ingredients such as dairy products, eggs, etc.
  • If the bread is difficult to remove, turn the bread pan on it’s side and, with protective hot pads or insulated oven mitts, wiggle the wing-nut on the underside of the bread pan a few times. This will loosen the paddle from the bread. Over-turning the wing-nut can drive the paddle further into the bread.
  • If you wish to make a second loaf just after the first, allow about one hour cooling time before using the machine again. Open the lid to help cool the interior baking chamber. If the bread maker is too hot, a display code, “—H” or “-H”, will appear on the LCD screen and the bread maker will not operate until it has cooled down to the correct operating temperature for kneading.