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Bread maker: FAQ

Bread maker: FAQ

Why is the height of the bread different on every occasion?
The shape and the height of the bread depend on the ambient temperature, the quality and the quantity of the used ingredients. 

Why doesn't the bread rise?
You have forgotten to add the yeast or you have added an insufficient quantity, or the yeast you have used is too old. 

How doest the time delay function work?
You cannot program this function for a period of time over 13 hours. Ingredients may go bad if they are kept in the bread maker for more than 13 hours without being baked.

Can I use fresh milk instead of water?
Yes, as long as you do not alter the total quantity of liquid. For example: if the recipe says you need 210 ml of water, you could replace this quantity by 210 ml of milk or, equally, if you need 105 ml of water by 105 ml of milk. The total quantity of liquid has to remain the same. 

Why doesn't the appliance knead the dough, even if the motor is working?
Check if the kneading paddle and the bread pan are well placed. 

Why can't I add immediately extra ingredients to the basic ingredients?
For the dough or the bread to have the right shape and to rise in the appropriate manner, dried raisins and similar ingredients need to be added at a later stage. Moreover, such ingredients may be damaged in the kneading process. They could also get sticky or get distributed unevenly throughout the dough. 

Why has my bread risen as high as the lid of the bread maker?
You have used either too much sugar or too much yeast or both. This has caused a larger amount of gas bubbles within the bread. 

When making heavier types of bread, the appliance seems to knead slower.
This is perfectly normal and does in no way damage your bread maker. We do however advise you to add a tablespoonful of liquid, when baking heavier bread.