West Bend 41300 Hi-Rise Electronic Dual-Blade Breadmaker Review

West Bend 41300The West Bend 41300 is a breadmaker that has many features to help you make a perfect loaf of bread at home. It uses dual knead blades that ensures proper dough kneading and results in a lighter taste and higher rise.

You can take advantage of 11 digital settings including French, sweet, and homemade to make loaves of bread in four different sizes.

A great aspect of this machine is that it has been designed to be easy enough for beginners to use but is also customizable for bread making experts. For example, the homemade setting allows different preferences to be set for kneading, rising, and baking.

The 12-hour delay timer means you can have a perfect loaf made at exactly the right time, such as for when you wake up.

It comes with an instructional manual detailing many delicious recipes.

West Bend 41300 Breadmaker Features

  • Breadmaker weight: 16 pounds
  • Dual-blade bread machine
  • Makes 1, 1 ½, 2, and 2 1/2 –pound horizontal loaves
  • 3 crust shades and 11 pre-programmed settings
  • 12 hour delay timer
  • Recipes included
  • Measures 18” x 10 ½” x 11 4/5”
  • The breadmaker comes with a 1-year limited warranty

West Bend Breadmaker Reviews – The Negatives

The West Bend 41300 has received mostly favorable customer feedback, with only a small amount of negative comments. The reviewers have expressed dissatisfaction with only a small number of its features and we will summarize some of the common complaints in the interest of presenting a balanced review.

Unfortunately, based on the customer feedback it seems that the instruction manual is quite disappointing. Several reviewers have mentioned that they have found it difficult to follow the instructions, which are quite incomplete.

Another frustrating aspect of the breadmaker is that it doesn’t automatically add the fruit and nuts to the mix. You have to wait until the right moment (about one hour into the cycle) and then put them in. Some customers have wished that the machine could handle this so that they don’t have to return to the kitchen when necessary.

Other customers have complained about the difficulty that is experienced when trying to remove the baked bread from the paddles. Another criticism is that the bread pan is not dishwasher safe.

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West Bend Breadmaker Reviews – The Positives

Despite the negative feedback for the West Bend 41300 that we have discussed most of the reviews have been very positive. In fact over half of the reviewers have given it a five-star rating.

The quality of the bread has certainly pleased the customers. According to the reviews the bread tastes great, rises consistently, and comes out light and fluffy.

It has also provided a lot of convenience for the reviewers. They appreciate that they are able to set the machine and can walk away while it operates (except if they need to add fruit or nuts). The delay timer means that the user can have a loaf made at the perfect time up to 12 hours in the future. Customers are also happy with the flexibility provided by the number of settings.

Another benefit that the consumers have reported is that this breadmaker is easy to clean. Also, the mixture won’t stick to the sides of the pan.

Other compliments that have been made for the breadmaker include that it is visually appealing, that it works quietly, and that it is affordable.

West Bend 41300 Breadmaker Reviews – Conclusion

Would we recommend the West Bend 41300 Breadmaker to our readers?

Absolutely, and here’s why:

The majority of the customer feedback for the product has been very positive and it seems that it has satisfied many customers. Some of them have said that it’s the best breadmaker they have ever owned. Others have said that it has all the power and capability of high-end bread makers but is much more affordable. Such comments make us very confident in this recommendation and we think that our readers will get great value out of this product.