Did you know that you can make bread in your own home? We’re not talking about toasting bread here – we mean actually bake it. No, you don’t need a kiln or an oven or staff to do it. You can instead use a bread making machine, also known as a Bread maker which that lets you prepare delicious loaves right in your own kitchen. Just get some flour, yeast, and butter, mix them up, put the dough into the bread making appliance, wait for a period of time, and then voila: fresh, tasty bread. That’s what a Bread maker brings to the table (pun intended). It has a bread tin or pan at the bottom along with one or more built-in paddles that are mounted in the middle of a special-purpose oven. This device is controlled by an internal computer, into which you can input settings via a control panel.
Streamlined Bread-Making and Brief History
- It’s easier to make bread with a bread-maker oven designed specifically to streamline baking bread rather than a conventional oven that’s primarily used to cook meats or cakes rather than take on a labor-intensive task like bread-making. Like toasters, these devices have timers that allow you, the operator, to activate it without attending to it every few minutes.
- Some high-end bread-makers even feature custom cycle programming in case you want to make an extra-large loaf or specialty bread. It should come as no surprise that the first bread machine was released in 1986 in the Land of the Rising Sun (and Innovation), Japan. To be more specific, it was released by the Matsushita Electrical Industrial Co,, now known as Panasonic.
- As for the claim to fame of releasing the world’s first automatic bread-maker, the distinction apparently belongs to the Funai Electric Company. Their invention was called RakuRaku Pan Da and was released in Japan back in 1987. When it was released to the United States, it had a more serious name of Dak Auto Bakery Model FAB-100-1 for marketing purposes.