REVIEW: Black & Decker BK1015W 1 1/2-Pound Bread Machine

Black & Decker has long been a dependable manufacturer of innovative products for use outside and inside the home.  Since 1910 they have been driven to provide consumers with products that demonstrate superior quality at affordable prices. The Black & Decker BK1015W 1 1/2-Pound Bread Machine is one such product.

Black & Decker BK1015W bread maker

This is a basic bread making machine that should and does stand out above most all other machines and the quality and taste of the bread is outstanding.  It is designed to make the bread making process easy while making it fun.  It comes with numerous of features.  There are 12 baking functions which allow for loaf sizes of 1-lb and 1.5-lb.  You’ll find a very large LCD display that is straightforward and simple to read.  

There are two handy features, as well – a 1-hour cycle to keep your bread warm and a delay timer that will allow the user to add ingredients then continue baking when convenient.  This is helpful for those busy mornings when you’re rushed and simply don’t have time to complete the baking process but want to at least get it started.  

There is also a power failure element making this a safe product for your home.  You’ll find a viewing window as well so you can sneak a peek at the bread to check on it while it’s baking.

FEATURES QUICK LIST

  • 12 baking functions
  • Makes 1-lb and 1.5-lb loaves
  • Bread warming cycle
  • Convenient delay timer
  • Power failure feature
  • Viewing window
  • Large LCD display

With all of these features come great advantages.  If you’re a parent concerned with the nutritional value of the bread your child eats, then owning the Black & Decker BK1015W 1 1/2-Pound Bread Machine is ideal.  You have complete control over the ingredients you choose to use for your breads.  Given that this machine is one of the most reasonably priced on the market, that makes it budget-friendly so you won’t break the bank with the purchase.  

The product is attractive enough to keep sitting out on your kitchen counter but if you’d rather tuck it away while not in use, it is lightweight and easy to move.  Black & Decker understands that many people like to prepare for a morning the night before.  

This machine allows you to do just that with its pre-programmable clock.  Set the clock before you go to bed and wake up to the smell of fresh-baking bread!  The machine is also quiet so it won’t wake you before your alarm does.  How delightful!  The instruction manual is simple to follow and the bread maker is compact enough that it can be used for travel so if you’re a camper or one who simply wishes to have home-baked bread while away from home, this is the perfect machine for you.

PROS

  • Control over nutritional content
  • Affordable/budget-friendly
  • Attractive
  • Lightweight
  • Pre-programmable clock
  • Quiet
  • Easy to follow instruction manual with recipes
  • Compact making it useful for travel

CONS

  • Not really suitable for whole-grain breads
  • May not include enough varied recipes
  • Some trouble with dough rising properly
  • Not many “bells and whistles”

There are few disadvantages to the Black & Decker BK1015W 1 1/2-Pound Bread Machine.  If you have a specific need for whole-grain bread this might not be right machine for you.  While it does bake other breads successfully, there is some trouble with whole-grain recipes.  The product does come with recipes but it’s possible some consumers will feel the recipes are few and could be more varied.  There have been reported issues with the rising ability of the bread in that the dough may not rise as much as desired.  As previously stated this is a basic model.  That could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on your needs and if you’re searching for a machine with more “bells and whistles” this may not be the product you need.  

With regard to customer service, Black & Decker has made contacting them a breeze.  With a toll-free phone number, a contact form on their website and a presence on all social media – Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, YouTube, Twitter and Google+, you should have no trouble at all connecting with the company if needed.  

With a proven history of excellence, Black & Decker has again created a small home appliance with ease of use and your family in mind.  Whether you plan to use this at home or take it along with you on your family vacations, you’ll find the Black & Decker BK1015W 1 1/2-Pound Bread Machine suitable for both and what consumer doesn’t want that kind of flexibility?  Final recommendation:  give this bread machine a try.  For the price, it’s a good machine with helpful features and great advantages that will make the bread baking experience both healthy and enjoyable.   

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