Elba | BM-8380 | Instruction manual | Elba BM-8380 Instruction manual

Bread Maker
MODEL: BM-8380
Before using the electrical appliance, the following basic precautions should always be
1. Read all instructions
2. Before using check that the voltage of wall outlet corresponds to the one shown on the
rating plate.
3. Do not operate any appliance with a damaged cord or plug or after the appliance
malfunctions, or is dropped or damaged in any manner. Return appliance to manufacturer or
the nearest authorized service agent for examination, repair or electrical or mechanical
4. Do not touch hot surfaces. Use handles or knobs.
5. To protect against electric shock do not immerse cord, plugs, or housing in water or other
6. Unplug from outlet when not in use, before putting on or taking off parts, and before
7. Do not let cord hang over edge of table or hot surface.
8. The use of accessory not recommended by the appliance manufacturer may cause injuries.
9. This appliance is not intended for used by persons (including children) with reduced
physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they
have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliances by a person
responsible for their safety.
10. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
11. Do not place on or near a hot gas or electric burner, or in a heated oven.
12. Extreme caution must be used when moving an appliance containing hot oil or other hot
13. Do not touch any moving or spinning parts of the machine when baking..
14. Never switch on the appliance without properly placed bread pan filled ingredients.
15. Never beat the bread pan on the top or edge to remove the pan, this may damage the bread
16. Metal foils or other materials must not be inserted into the bread maker as this can give
rise to the risk of a fire or short circuit.
17. Never cover the bread maker with a towel or any other material, heat and steam must be
able to escape freely. A fire can be caused if it is covered by, or comes into contact with
combustible material.
18. Turn any control to OFF, then remove plug from wall outlet.
19. Do not operate the appliance for other than its intended use.
20. This appliance has been incorporated with a grounded plug. Please ensure the wall outlet
in your house is well earthed.
21.This appliance is intended to be used in household and similar applications such as:
– Staff kitchen areas in shops, offices and other working environments;
– Farm houses;
– By clients in hotels, motels and other residential type environments;
– Bed and breakfast type environments.
22.The appliance is not intended to be operated by means of an external timer or separate
remote-control system.
21. Do not use outdoors.
22. Save these instructions
KNOW YOUR BREAD MAKER (Product may be subject to change without prior
This in dicates the
program you have
The operation time
for each program
After power-up
As soon as the bread maker is plugged into power supply, a beep will be heard and “1 3:00”
will be displayed. But the colon between the “3” and “00” don’t flash constantly. And “1” is
the default program. The arrows point to “2.0LB” and “MEDIUM” as they are default
The button is used for starting and stopping the selected baking program.
To start a program, press the START/STOP button once. A short beep will be heard, the
indicator will light up, and the two dots in the time display begin to flash and the program
starts. Any other button is inactivated except the START/STOP button after a program has
To stop the program, press the START/STOP button for approx. 3 seconds, then a beep will be
heard, it means that the program has been switched off. This feature will help to prevent any
unintentional disruption to the operation of program.
The MENU button is used to set different programs. Each time it is pressed (accompanied by a
short beep) the program will vary. Press the button discontinuously, the 12 menus will be
cycled to show on the LCD display. Select your desired program. The functions of 12 menus
will be explained below.
Program 1: Basic
For white and mixed breads, it mainly consist of wheat flour or rye flour. The bread has a
compact consistency. You can adjust the bread brown by setting the COLOR button.
Program 2: French
For light breads made from fine flour. Normally the bread is fluffy and has a crispy crust. This
is not suitable for baking recipes requiring butter, margarine or milk.
Program 3: Whole Wheat
For breads with heavy varieties of flour that require a longer phase of kneading and rising (for
example, whole wheat flour and rye flour). The bread will be more compact and heavy.
Program 4: Quick
Kneading, rise and baking loaf within the time less than basic bread. But the bread baked on
this setting is usually smaller with a dense texture.
Baking program 5: Sweet
For breads with additives such as fruit juices, grated coconut, raisins, dry fruits, chocolate or
added sugar. Due to a longer phase of rising the bread will be light and airy.
Program 6: Ultra fast-I
Kneading, rise and baking 1.5LB loaf in a shortest time. Usually the bread made is smaller and
rougher than that made with Quick program.
Program 7: Ultra fast-II
The same as Program 6, but applicable for 2.0LB loaf.
Program 8: Dough
Kneading and rise, but without baking. Remove the dough and use for making bread rolls,
pizza, steamed bread, etc.
Program 9: Jam
Boiling jams and marmalades.
Program 10: Cake
Kneading, rise and baking, but rise with soda or baking powder.
Program 11: Sandwich
Kneading, rise and baking sandwich. For baking light texture bread with a thinner crust.
Program 12: Bake
For additional baking of breads that are too light or not baked through. In this program there is
no kneading or raising.
With the button you can select light, medium or dark color for the crust. This button is not
applicable for the following program: CAKE, SANDWICH, BAKE, DOUGH and JAM.
Loaf size
Select the weight (1.5LB, 2.0LB). Press the LOAF SIZE button to choose your desired gross
weight, see the mark beneath it for reference.
This button is only applicable for the following program: BASIC, FRENCH, WHOLE
DELAY (“ or ”)
If you want the appliance do not start working immediately you can use this button to set the
delay time.
You must decide how long it will be before your bread is ready by pressing the “ or ”.
Please note the delay time should include the baking time of program. That is, at the
completion of delay time, there is hot bread can be serviced. At first the program and degree of
browning must be selected, then pressing “ or ”to increase or decrease the delay time at the
increment of 10 minutes. The maximum delay is 13 hours.
Example: Now it is 8:30p.m, if you would like your bread to be ready in the next morning at 7
o’clock, i.e. in 10 hours and 30 minutes. Select your menu, color, loaf size then press the
“ or ”to add the time until 10:30 appears on the LCD. Then press the START/STOP button
to activate this delay program and the indicator will light up. You can see the dot flashed and
LCD will count down to show the remaining time. You will get fresh bread at 7:00 in the
morning, if you don’t want to take out the bread immediately, the keeping warm time of 1hour
Note: For time delayed baking, do not use any easily perishable ingredients such as eggs, fresh
milk, fruits, onions, etc.
Bread can be automatically kept warm for 1 hour after baking. During keeping warm, if you
would like to take the bread out, switch the program off by pressing the START/STOP button.
If the power supply has been interrupted during the course of making bread, the process of
making bread will be continued automatically within 10 minutes, even without pressing
START/STOP button. If the interruption time exceeds 10 minutes, the memory cannot be kept,
you must discard the ingredients in the bread pan and add the ingredients into bread pan again,
and the bread maker must be restarted. But if the dough has not entered the rising phase when
the power supply breaks off, you can press the START/STOP directly to continue the program
from the beginning.
The machine may work well in a wide range of temperature, but there may be any difference
in loaf size between a very warm room and a very cold room. We suggest that the room
temperature should be within the range of 15 ℃ to 34℃.
1. If the display shows “HHH” after you have pressed START/STOP button, (see below
figure 1) the temperature inside is still too high. Then the program has to be stopped. Open the
lid and let the machine cool down for 10 to 20 minutes.
2. If the display shows “EEE” after you have pressed START/STOP button, (see below figure
2) the temperature sensor is disconnected please check the sensor carefully by Authorized
The appliance may emit a little smoke and a characteristic smell when you turn it on for the
first time.
This is normal and will soon stop. Make sure the appliance has sufficient
1. Unpack your appliance and check whether all parts and accessories are complete and free of
2. Clean all the parts according to the section“CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE”.
3. Set the bread maker on bake mode and bake empty for about 10 minutes. Then let it cool
down and clean all the detached parts again.
4. Dry all parts thoroughly and assemble them, the appliance is ready for use.
1. Place the bread pan in position, and then turn it clockwise until they click in correct position.
Fix the kneading blade onto the drive shaft. It is recommended to fill hole with heat-resisting
margarine prior to place the kneading blade to avoid the dough sticking the kneading blade,
also this would make the kneading blade be removed from bread easily.
2. Place ingredients into the bread pan. Usually the water or liquid substance should be put
firstly, then add sugar, salt and flour, always add yeast or baking powder as the last ingredient.
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3. Make a small indentation on the top of flour with finger, add yeast into the indentation,
make sure it does not come into contact with the liquid or salt.
4. Close the lid gently and plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
5. Press the MENU button until your desired program is selected.
6. Press the COLOR button to select the desired crust color.
7. Press the LOAF SIZE button to select the desired size.
8. Set the delay time by pressing
or button. This step may be skipped if you want the bread
maker to start working immediately.
9. Press the START/STOP button once to start working, and the indicator will light up.
10. For the program of Basic, French, Whole wheat, Sandwich and cake beeps sound will
be heard during operation. This is to prompt you to add ingredients. Open the Lid and put in
some ingredients. It is possible that steam will escape through the vent in the lid during baking.
This is normal.
11. Once the process has been completed, ten beeps will be heard. You can press
START/STOP button for approx. 3 seconds to stop the process and take out the bread. Open
the Lid and while using oven mitts, turn the bread pan in anti-clockwise and take out the bread
Caution: the Bread pan and bread may be very hot! Always handle with care.
12. Let the bread pan cool down before removing the bread. Then use non-stick spatula to
gently loosen the sides of the bread from the pan.
13. Turn bread pan upside down onto a wire cooling rack or clean cooking surface and gently
shake until bread falls out.
14. Let the bread cool for about 20 minutes before slicing. It is recommended slicing bread
with electric cutter or dentate cutter, had better not with fruit knife or kitchen knife, otherwise
the bread may be subject to deformation.
15. If you are out of the room or have not pressed START/STOP button at the end of operation,
the bread will be kept warm automatically for 1 hour, when keep warm is finished, one beep
will be heard.
16. When do not use or complete operation, unplug the power cord.
Note: Before slicing the loaf, use the hook to remove out the Kneading blade hidden on the
bottom of loaf. The loaf is hot, never use the hand to remove the kneading blade.
Note: If bread has not been completely eaten up, advise you to store the remained bread in
sealed plastic bag or vessel. Bread can be stored for about three days during room temperature,
if you need storage for more days pack it with sealed plastic bag or vessel and then place it in
the refrigerator, storage time is at most ten days. As bread made by ourselves does not add
preservative, generally storage time is no longer than that for bread in market.
Special introduction
About Quick Breads
Quick breads are made with baking powder and baking soda that activated by moisture and
heat. For perfect quick breads, it is suggested that all liquids be placed in the bottom of the
bread pan ;dry ingredients on top, During the initial mixing of quick bread batters, dry
ingredients may collect in the corners of the pan, it may be necessary to help machine mix to
avoid flour clumps. if so, use a rubber spatula.
About Ultra fast program menu
The bread maker can bake loaf under 1 hour with ultra fast menu 2 settings can bake bread in
58 minutes, the bread is a little more dense in texture with this settings, Water of recipes use
hot water in the range of 48—50 °C, you must use a cooking thermometer to gauge the
Disconnect the machine from the power outlet and let it cool down before cleaning.
1. Bread pan: remove the bread pan by turning it in anti-clockwise, then pulling the handle,
wipe inside and outside of pan with damp clothes, do not use any sharp or abrasive agents for
the consideration of protecting the non-stick coating. The pan must be dried completely before
Note: Insert the bread pan and press down until it fixed in correct position. If it cannot be
inserted, adjust the pan lightly to make it is on the correct position then turn it in clockwise.
2. Kneading blade: If the kneading blade is difficult to remove from the bread, use the hook.
Also wipe the blade carefully with a cotton damp cloth. Both the bread pan and kneading
blade are dishwashing safe components.
3. Housing: gently wipe the outer surface of housing with a wet cloth. Do not use any abrasive
cleaner for cleaning, as this would degrade the high polish of the surface. Never immerse the
housing into water for cleaning.
Note: It is suggested not disassembling the lid for cleaning.
4. Before the bread maker is packed for storage, ensure that it has completely cooled down,
clean and dry, and the lid is closed.
1. Bread flour
Bread flour has high content of high gluten (so it can be also called high-gluten flour which
contains high protein), it has good elastic and can keep the size of the bread from collapsing
after rise. As the gluten content is higher than the common flour, so it can be used for making
bread with large size and better inner fiber. Bread flour is the most important ingredient of
making bread.
2. Plain flour
Flour that contains no baking powder, it is applicable for making express bread.
3. Whole-wheat flour
Whole-wheat flour is ground from grain. It contains wheat skin and gluten. Whole-wheat flour
is heavier and more nutrient than common flour. The bread made by whole-wheat flour is
usually small in size. So many recipes usually combine the whole -wheat flour or bread flour
to achieve the best result.
4. Black wheat flour
Black wheat flour, also named as“rough flour”, it is a kind of high fiber flour, and it is similar
with whole-wheat flour. To obtain the large size after rising, it must be used in combination
with high proportion of bread flour.
5. Self-rising flour
A type of flour that contains baking powder, it is used for making cakes specially.
6. Corn flour and oatmeal flour
Corn flour and oatmeal flour are ground from corn and oatmeal separately. They are the
additive ingredients of making rough bread, which are used for enhancing the flavor and
7. Sugar
Sugar is very important ingredient to increase sweet taste and color of bread. And it is also
considered as nourishment in the yeast bread. White sugar is largely used. Brown sugar,
powder sugar or cotton sugar may be called by special requirement.
8. Yeast
After yeasting process, the yeast will produce carbon dioxide. The carbon dioxide will expand
bread and make the inner fiber soften. However, yeast fast breeding needs carbohydrate in
sugar and flour as nourishment.
1 tbsp dry yeast =3 tsp dry yeast
1 tbsp dry yeast =15ml
1 tsp dry yeast =5ml
Yeast must be stored in the refrigerator, as the fungus in it will be killed at high temperature,
before using, check the production date and storage life of your yeast. Store it back to the
refrigerator as soon as possible after each use. Usually the failure of bread rising is caused by
the bad yeast.
The ways described below will check whether your yeast is fresh and active.
(1) Pour 1/2 cup warm water (45-500C) into a measuring cup.
(2) Put 1 tsp. white sugar into the cup and stir, then sprinkle 2 tsp. yeast over the water.
(3) Place the measuring cup in a warm place for about 10min. Do not stir the water.
(4) The froth should be up to 1 cup. Otherwise the yeast is dead or inactive.
9. Salt
Salt is necessary to improve bread flavor and crust color. But salt can also restrain yeast from
rising. Never use too much salt in a recipe. But bread would be larger if without salt.
10. Egg
Eggs can improve bread texture, make the bread more nourish and large in size, the egg must
be peeled and stirred evenly.
11. Grease, butter and vegetable oil
Grease can make bread soften and delay storage life. Butter should be melted or chopped to
small particles before using.
12. Baking powder
Baking powder is used for rising the Ultra Fast bread and cake. As it does not need rise time,
and it can produce the air, the air will form bubble to soften the texture of bread utilizing
chemical principle.
13. Soda
It is similar with baking powder. It can also used in combination with baking powder.
14. Water and other liquid
Water is essential ingredient for making bread. Generally speaking, water temperature between
200C and 250C is the best. The water may be replaced with fresh milk or water mixed with 2%
milk powder, which may enhance bread flavor and improve crust color. Some recipes may call
for juice for the purpose of enhancing bread flavor, e.g. apple juice, orange juice, lemon juice
and so on.
One of important step for making good bread is proper amount of ingredients. It is strongly
suggested that use measuring cup or measuring spoon to obtain accurate amount, otherwise the
bread will be largely influenced.
1. Weighing liquid ingredients
Water, fresh milk or milk powder solution should be measured with measuring cups. Observe
the level of the measuring cup with your eyes horizontally. When you measure cooking oil or
other ingredients, clean the measuring cup thoroughly without any other ingredients.
2. Dry measurements
Dry measuring must be done by gently spooning ingredients into the measuring cup and then
once filled, leveling off with a knife. Scooping or tapping a measuring cup with more than is
required. This extra amount could affect the balance of the recipe. When measuring small
amounts of dry ingredients, the measuring spoon must be used. Measurements must be level,
not heaped as this small difference could throw out the critical balance of the recipe.
3. Adding sequence
The sequence of adding ingredients should be abided, generally speaking, the sequence is:
liquid ingredient, eggs, salt and milk powder etc. When adding the ingredient, the flour can't
be wetted by liquid completely. The yeast can only be placed on the dry flour. And yeast can't
touch with salt. After the flour has been kneaded for some time and a beep will prompt you to
put fruit ingredients into the mixture. If the fruit ingredients are added too early, the flavor will
be diminished after long time mixing. When you use the delay function for a long time, never
add the perishable ingredients such as eggs, fruit ingredient.
Smoke from ventilation
hole when baking
Some ingredients adhere to the heat
element or nearby, for the first use, oil
remained on the surface of heat element
Unplug the bread maker and clean the
heat element, but be careful not to burn
you, during the first use, dry operating
and open the lid.
Bread bottom crust is too
Keep bread warm and leave bread in the
bread pan for a long time so that water is
losing too much
Take bread out soon without keeping it
It is very difficult to take
bread out
Kneader adheres tightly to the shaft in
bread pan
Stir ingredients not evenly
and bake badly
Hear the motor noises but
dough isn’t stirred
Bread size is so large as to
push cover
Bread size is too small or
bread has no rise
Dough is so large to
overflow bread pan
1.selected program menu is improper
2.after operating, open cover several times
and bread is dry, no brown crust color
3.Stir resistance is too large so that
kneader almost can’t rotate and stir
“HHH” after
The temperature in bread maker is too
high to make bread.
Bread pan is fixed improperly or dough is
too large to be stirred
Yeast is too much or flour is excessive or
water is too much or environment
temperature is too high
No yeast or the amount of yeast is not
enough, moreover, yeast may have a poor
activity as water temperature is too high
or yeast is mixed together with salt, or the
environment temperature is lower.
The amount of liquids is so much as to
make dough soft and yeast is also
After taking bread out, put hot water
into bread pan and immerge kneader
for 10 minutes, then take it out and
Select the proper program menu
Don’t open cover at the last rise
Check kneader hole, then take bread pan
out and operate without load, if not
normal, contact with the authorized
service facility.
Press START/STOP button and unplug
bread maker, then take bread pan out
and open cover until the bread maker
cools down
Check whether bread pan is fixed
properly and dough is made according
to recipe and the ingredients is
weighed accurately
Check the above factors, reduce
properly the amount according to the
true reasons
Check the amount and performance of
yeast, increase the environment
temperature properly.
Reduce the amount of liquids and
improve dough rigidity
Bread collapses in the
middle parts when baking
1.used flour is not strong powder and
can’t make dough rise
2.yeast rate is too rapid or yeast
temperature is too high
According to the ability of absorbing
water, adjust water on recipe
Reduce flour or increase water
Reduce the amount of corresponding
ingredients and increase yeast
Reduce properly water or yeast and
check salt
Check water temperature
Do not add strong glutinosity
ingredients into bread.
Check water and mechanical construct
of bread maker
If baking color is too dark for the
recipe with excessive sugar, press
START/STOP to interrupt the program
ahead 5-10min of intended finishing
time. Before removing out the bread
you should keep the bread or cake in
bread pan for about 20 minutes with
cover closed
Bread weight is very large
and organization construct
is too dense
1.too much flour or short of water
2.too many fruit ingredients or too much
whole wheat flour
Middle parts are hollow
after cutting bread
1. Excessive water or yeast or no salt
Bread surface is adhered
to dry powder
Crust is too thick and
baking color is too dark
when making cakes or
food with excessive sugar
Yeast is used under room temperature
2.Excessive water makes dough too wet
and soft.
Use bread flour or strong powder.
2.water temperature is too high
1.there is strong glutinosity ingredients in
bread such as butter and bananas etc.
2.stir not adequately for short of water
Different recipes or ingredients have great
effect on making bread, baking color will
become very dark because of much sugar
You can help protect the environment!
Please remember to respect the local regulations:
hand in the non-working electrical equipments to
an appropriate waste disposal center.
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