The Oster 5838 58-Minute Expressbake Breadmaker is an incredibly easy to use, effective, quick, simple, and inexpensive bread maker. There’s nothing wrong with the product. It’s about as close to perfect as any cookware can be.
The ability for a machine to produce a fully cooked load of bread in only an hour is stunning and hard to find in any other cookery. It’s impossible not to be impressed by this speed. It’s equally hard not to be impressed by the consistency with which this Oster bread maker 5838 creates marvelous loaves of bread.
Upon completion, that finished loaf looks remarkable, not like some doughy contraption from another planet, but a real, fresh out of the Italian fire stove, scrumptious home-made loaf of bread.
Based on the “My Best Bread Maker” criteria, we the Oster 5838 Bread Machine to have an 89% match for the beginner needs. All basic are in place; a large viewing window, adjustable bread seize, delay time, and an express bake cycle that is truly unique. It makes a loaf in less than one hour.
The advanced bread maker might be missing some features. You are unable to program your baking cycle, and there are no special options like ‘sourdough’ or a nut/raisin dispenser. We find this machine to have a 67% match with the criteria for the advanced bread maker.
The Breadmaker includes a remarkably helpful looking glass at the top of the lid so you can observe the progress of your bread without interfering with or halting the cooking process. This is extraordinarily helpful in ensuring that bread is cooked properly without worrying about ruining it and was very intuitive of the manufacturers to include in the maker.
Weighing only 2 pounds for a Breadmaker, this product is incredibly light and relatively small, which is useful for fitting into what are often very cramped kitchen countertops and cupboards.
This is a truly versatile product and one that is capable of cooking any type of bread you could imagine. From zucchini to banana to whole wheat to sourdough to white, the range and breadth of the capabilities of this machine are extraordinary. As long as directions are followed exactly, then there will be absolutely no problems producing a remarkably delicious great-tasting loaf of high-quality bread that is truly worth the small 1-hour preparation that no doubt is far less than the bread will appear to be worth.
The non-stick, easily removed aluminum pan makes removing a fully cooked loaf from the Breadmaker easy and messes free. The entire design of the Breadmaker is wonderfully efficient and economical as well as very conscientious. This is a bread maker designed with the consumer experiencing the best possible and easiest use, which is wonderfully refreshing in high-quality cookware, which so often leaves the consumer behind in its race towards functionality. This Breadmaker doesn’t even come close to doing that.
The Oster 5838 ExpressBake Breadmaker is especially known for its express baking features. It can even bake a 2-pound loaf in less than one hour; 58 minutes to be exact. Overall, this Oster Bread Machine is a great machine for the beginning bread maker.
It is offered at a reasonable price and has all the basic features that the beginner might be looking for. The bread maker has a large viewing window, if you are new to bread making, I am sure you’d like to see how your loaf develops, and you can choose the bread to seize and the crust of your preference.
Important things to note
- There are several user complaints about ‘collapsing bread.’ It turns out that the bread maker is very sensitive to the amount of moisture, and recipes provided with this bread maker are not always accurate.
- One Amazon user gave a great tip to improve the bread quality; If the loaf collapses or hits the lid, reduce the amount of water. If the loaf turns out to be a brick, add more water and slightly more yeast. If the dough doesn’t rise well, try to add gluten.
The Oster 5838 58-Minute Expressbake Breadmaker is a Breadmaker unlike any other and is truly worth the shockingly low price if you are someone who loves to make bread.
This is a hilt recommended product, and the entire experience from start to digestion is always a pleasant one with this Breadmaker. And remarkably, unlike some other products, this Breadmaker has an incredibly long life, so it is liable to last for many delicious loaves.
There is no doubt that if someone is an avid bread eater or the bread maker that this is a necessary addition to their kitchen so that regularly made wonderful loaves of all assortments of bread become a regular part of their baking repertoire.
All in all, it is a good offer for the beginning bread maker, but you must be willing the experiment a bit with the provided recipes or buy an own Bread Making Recipe Book.