Oster CKSTBRTW20 Review

Introduction

A stark contrast to the BBM800 XL, the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake CKSTBRTW20 offers bread machine baking on a budget. At such a low price, it’s little wonder that it has proven so popular with consumers for the fantastic value it provides. Let’s take a closer look and find out whether it offers enough quality.

Specifications

  • The Oster 2-Pound Expressbake CKSTBRTW20 weighs 8 lbs
  • It measures 13.8 x 13 x 14.1 inches
  • The manufacturer of this product is Oster
  • This product is made in China

Features of Product

With this bread machine, you can bake a loaf of up to 2lbs which is ideal for larger families, for example. What’s more, the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake has an Expressbake setting which bakes your bread in under an hour! So if you’re often in a rush, this is a great product for you. Alternatively, you can always use the 13-hour delay timer and have your freshly baked bread at the hour that suits you, day or night!

You might think that because of the low price, the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake doesn’t have many settings – but you’d be wrong! 12 different bread settings and 3 crust settings mean that you’re able to make a variety of bread and even doughs and jams. There’s even a warm setting that keeps the loaf nice and warm once baking is finished.

Finally, there’s the LCD display which lets you see each stage of the baking process as well as your selections of loaf size and crust type. With this product, you’ll receive everything you need (bar the ingredients!) including a measuring cup, spoon and a paddle. As such, you can get started quickly and easily.

Although it is of plastic construction, this product is still surprisingly sturdy and weighs only 8 lbs. Combine this with the quality and versatility it offers, as well as the low price, and you’ve got a very good option that will likely please you.

Why Should You Buy the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake CKSTBRTW20?

the bread it bakes

The main reason to buy the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake CKSTBRTW20 is because it offers great value for the price. In our opinion, it’s the best bread machine for the money on the market. Expectations tend to be lower with budget products but we found ourselves pleasantly surprised by a number of things.

First of all, while it may not offer the baking quality of superior models, this bread machine still does a very good job of baking. The fact that there are various settings for different types of bread and crust is a real bonus. And we love features such as the Expressbake and 13-hour timer. These really provide you the consumer with a great deal of flexibility when baking.

Pros

  • The shape and design of this product make it particularly easy to clean. This should save you lots of time, particularly if you bake bread regularly.
  • The hardest part of baking bread is waiting for it to be ready! Thankfully, this product has an Expressbake setting which means fresh bread in under an hour.
  • Cheaper bread machines don’t tend to have a lot of features. However, this is one of the few exceptions which makes it exceptionally good value.

Cons

  • A disadvantage of paying less is a less durable product. This bread machine has a cheap plastic construction that isn’t particularly durable.
  • Due to the plastic construction and the fact that it’s a lightweight bread machine, it is prone to vibrating on occasion. This is heightened when kneading thick dough.

What Are Customers Saying About It?

When a product is available at such a competitive price, it’s always sensible to find out why! Naturally, the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake has some cons which you’ll have to consider. Yet it’s a very popular product overall and is currently the number 1 best seller on Amazon. This is a sign of a product that has more positives than negatives!

Consumer opinions about the quality of bread produced are overwhelmingly positive. So too are the comments about the various features such as the different bread settings. One cause for concern among buyers is the plastic build of the product. Therefore it’s lightweight and can move around when kneading thicker dough. This is something to keep in mind to avoid any accidents!

Conclusion

For a bread machine that produces great quality bread while being extremely affordable, the Oster 2-Pound Expressbake CKSTBRTW20 is exactly what you need. It will exceed your expectations, particularly with its various impressive features.