Question about bread machine smell

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 7:55am
packrat's picture
Joined: 10/09/2001 - 09:00

Hi All! Happy New Year! I hope you all had a wonderful and safe holiday.
I received a bread machine for Christmas. I have used it three times. I really want to start baking all of our bread at home, but the machine has a smell to it that I feel transfers to the bread, expecially the plain breads. I was wondering if any of you have experienced this and if it fades over time or there is some technique or treatment to help alleviate it. Thanks so much as always everyone!

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 10:28am
KarenT's picture
Joined: 10/30/1999 - 09:00

We had this happen to us about 6 years ago. We took it back and bought a different make. The new one has been perfect. I would take it back if you know were it was purchased.

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 10:34am
Peg541's picture
Joined: 12/29/2002 - 09:00

I've never had a smell in my bread machine other than bread. Are you smelling the Yeast which can be pretty smelly?
I got a new machine for my birthday from and it did not work, Amazon sent UPS to pick it up the next day and I had a new working one in less than three days.
I would return the smelly one.
Good luck.

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 7:40am
packrat's picture
Joined: 10/09/2001 - 09:00

Thanks for the replys. I used it twice yesterday and the smell has gotten better. I washed the pan with lime juice. It had a motor smell. I will let you know how it goes. It may have just been new smell (read: motor). thanks for sharing your recipes, I look forward to trying them out. I prefer to prepare the dough with the machine and then bake it in the oven. How about you guys?

Posted on: Mon, 02/02/2004 - 12:05am
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I've been through several bread machines over the years, and when I read your first post I remember one of them had what I can only compare to a *new car* smell. I think it was the coating on the bread pan, and it did fade.
I keep planning to bake the bread in the over, but I never seem to get around to it. French stick and buns I do in the oven, but bread usually just in the machine.
Is it better cooked in a conventional oven?

Posted on: Fri, 02/13/2004 - 9:14am
packrat's picture
Joined: 10/09/2001 - 09:00

Well, I'm not sure if it's better or not. I tried a french bread but it came out really yeasty, and my foccacia was't bready inside but did have a nice crisp crust. The breads in the machine come out great overall, I was fighting the bread smell and wanting a different texture, I don't like the thick crust around and on the bottom of the loaf. I have this great recipe for rosemary bread and wanted to try and shape it like macaroni grill bread and bake it in the oven. MMMM. As an aside, I just tryed my new George Foreman grill and it too had a funky smell to begin with, hope it fades too. If anyone has a good french bread recipe please let me know! Take care!

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