Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker Review

BREADMAN-TR520The Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker brings easy home baking to every family. The breads available in the market normally contain lot of preservatives and additives that are not suitable for our health. Having your very own breadmaker makes life so much easy. One can control the ingredients and make healthy delicious breads at their convenience.

The Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker is a perfect addition for your kitchen. This breadmaker is equipped with several unique features.

BREADMAN TR520 PROGRAMMABLE BREAD MAKER FEATURES

  • Can make 1 to 2 pounds of loaves within less than 1 hour
  • Push button control panel
  • Removable lid, large viewing window
  • 8 pre-programmed baking functions, three crust options
  • 13 hour delay timer
  • Paddle comes attached to the electrical cord
  • 1 year limited warranty

Control Panel

The control panel is a disappointing aspect of the Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker. The small white lettering against the yellow background on the control panel and the small LCD screen are both awkward to read. However, due to the simplicity of the controls programming the machine is easy enough once you’ve got used to it and memorized the program numbers.

Functionality

The Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker is unique compared to other available breadmakers. It gives the users the opportunity to make different sizes of bread. They can choose 1 pound, 1- ½ pound or a 2 pound loaf with the breadmaker. One can make any type of bread in less than an hour’s time with the Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker.

The paddle of the Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker comes attached to the electrical cord. It can be detached, but one needs to keep it safe so that it can be used with the select bread types it is for.

The 8 pre-programmed functions of the Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker give the user the flexibility of making the bread of their choice. They can choose from making basic white bread, whole wheat bread, French breads, sweet loaf, etc. There are also specialized functions such as kneading dough for pastas, pizzas, cakes, rolls, making jams, etc. The crust texture can be chosen to be light, medium or dark.

13 hour delay timer

The 13 hour delay start timer lets the users to set the baking options and literally sleep over it. One can set the timer, relax and wake up to freshly baked bread. Or even come back from work to find bread ready for lunch or dinner. The breadmaker comes with a recipe booklet for creating mouth watering delicacies. The non stick pan and unit lid can be easily removed for cleaning.

The Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker has a user friendly control panel with push buttons. Another unique feature of the Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker is that it comes with fruit and nut adding signal for putting the desired items to the baking cycle. The large viewing window also enables easy monitoring of the baking or kneading going on inside the breadmaker. The Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker comes with a one year limited warranty to protect the consumers from any manufacturing defect or breakdown. People are however advised to read through the warranty guidelines thoroughly.

Despite these wonderful features the Breadman TR520 Programmable Bread Maker has also received negative feedback from many users. The recipes with the unit do not come out well if the suggested brands are not used. The LCD screen is also problematic, people having found it difficult to read. The machine also tends to be very noisy at times.

FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE BREADMAN TR520

If you’re on a budget and looking for a low cost bread maker, then the Breadman TR520 is a good choice. It lacks the bells and whistles of more expensive machines such as custom programming and a wide range of settings, but still has all the functionality needed to make good bread.