Summary: I got the Sunbeam 5891 as a replacement for the old 5833 which died after many years of service (The control panel & display stopped working). At first I thought this model wouldn't be as sturdy since it has a plastic outer cabinet and weighs slightly less than the old one. But it performs beautifully. Very quiet and stable on the counter top.
Summary: I did a lot of research before purchasing this bread maker. I looked at several different brands (Panasonic, Zojirushi, Breadman and Cuisinart) and thought that the price of the Sunbeam with it's 200 and some 5 star ratings made it a key contester. It was also listed in the top three best bread makers in consumer reports, the other two were the Panasonic and a Zojirushi. I just got the Sunbeam on Monday and have used it FOUR times already (it's only Thursday!)!
First bread machine...has made delicious, satisfying results
17 August 2009
Summary: I am not much of a baker; some cakes, cobblers, and not much else. I had always thought of dough as something mysterious, something bought, really advanced. I had never made home-made bread. So I wanted to choose a machine that had good reviews and was not too expensive in case it turned out to be something I didn't want to do or had bad results. Well so far I have made some delicious whole-wheat bread and whole-wheat honey bread.
Ellen J. Jefferies "the MuddyBottoms Gang", Amazon
12 August 2009
Summary: I read all the negative reviews and for almost all, I had to say "true, happened to me". Except for the grease streaks from the paddle - never had that happen. If the bread rises too much (too much yeast action), it falls. With some flours, or if your yeast is lazy, it doesn't rise enough. The machine can be really noisy, or not.
Summary: Before I purchased this machine, I read ALL the reviews, the good, bad and the ugly. I realized there would possibly be some trials and tribulations with my first attempts at using it since I am not only a novice to breadmakers but also living in high altitude country. I made bread from scratch many eons ago and am aware of the exact measurement problems.
Summary: Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker I bought this particular machine on the recommendations in Amazon but am a little disappointed with its performance. I've tried many different recipes, both in the recipe book that came with the machine and a great gourmet breadmachine recipe book that turned out perfect bread loaves on my last machine, but all so far have resulted in bread that is both too heavy and falls after rising. All recipes have been followed exactly.
Summary: This is my first ever bread machine and so far I've made in the neighborhood of around 20 to 25 loaves with it. It's a good, reasonably priced machine overall, but there are two major flaws people should know about: 1. No matter how I tweak the recipe (and I've done so til I'm blue in the face), the loaf will fall just after the bake cycle starts. I've tried more yeats, less yeast, more water, less water, more gluton, etc..
Summary: This is my first bread machine and there has been a significant learning curve in making good bread. I used up 5 bags of flour before I started to figure out the tricks. But I have had it now for a year and once I learned the tricks, my bread has been very good. Functionally, my machine works well. None of the noises, bearing & motor problems, or other function problems other people have reported.
Summary: I retired last May and vowed my family would stop eating out so often, I would stop bringing carryout home so often, stop buying convenience foods at all, and start making everything from scratch, starting with homemade bread. This list in not as ambitious as it sounds, the transition was quite easy - and enjoyable - now that I am not working. (And we eat better and save a TON of money!
Summary: I purchased this breadmaker approximately one year ago, when my old breadmaker broke after many years. I make bread approximately once a week, and I use the bread machine to make the dough, which I bake in a loaf pan or on a baking sheet in the oven. I was pleasantly suprised to find a highly rated breadmaker for a very reasonable price (I purchased it for $30-40.) This breakmaker is excellent, and has been very reliable used weekly for the past year to make bread dough.