Question about bread machine smell

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 7:55am
packrat's picture
Offline
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!
Sincerely,
Packrat

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 10:28am
KarenT's picture
Offline
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.
------------------
Karalot

Posted on: Sat, 01/31/2004 - 10:34am
Peg541's picture
Offline
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 Amazon.com 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.
peggy

Posted on: Sun, 02/01/2004 - 7:40am
packrat's picture
Offline
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
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous (not verified)

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
Offline
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!

More Community Posts

Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

create a new community post
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:56pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:52pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:19pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by Italia38 Tue, 10/08/2019 - 12:18pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:19pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:16pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:13pm
Comments: 13
Latest Post by penelope Mon, 10/07/2019 - 7:10pm
Comments: 9
Latest Post by mom2two Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:03pm
Comments: 18
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 1:00pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by desmond Mon, 09/16/2019 - 12:58pm
Comments: 19
Latest Post by TeddyCan Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:32pm
Comments: 10
Latest Post by DTurner Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:31pm
Comments: 5
Latest Post by B.M.18 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:30pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by abolitionist146 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:28pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by nutfreenyc Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:19pm
Comments: 4
Latest Post by AllergicTeen2 Mon, 09/09/2019 - 4:18pm
Comments: 2
Latest Post by PeanutAllergy.com Fri, 09/06/2019 - 1:52pm
Comments: 1

More Articles

You might have wondered if small amounts of an ingredient can be added to a food product without being declared on the food’s label. The FDA...

Is it possible to eat your way to a food allergy cure? Scientists think it’s...

There are many reasons why you may want to substitute almond flour for wheat flour in recipes. Of course, if you have a...

Not all oils are created equal. Some oils are high in saturated fats or in trans-fatty acids – not good for general health. Some are partially...

It may never be safe to begin feeding peanut butter to your baby or toddler if you have peanut allergies in your family. If either parent or one...

More Articles

More Articles

What is a peanut allergy? It is a reaction that occurs in the body after eating peanuts or peanut...

For those with severe food allergies, flying can be a stressful process. Here are...

Approximately one out of 13 children under age 18 are allergic to at least one food, though many of them will outgrow their allergy by the age of...

Fact 1: Over a third of food allergy reactions happen after the first known oral...

The reason why some people are affected by allergies while others are not begins in their genes. Allergies are passed down from generation to...

Here’s a tip that might someday save your life, or that of a loved one: two to four times a year, review the proper way to use your epinephrine...

Lactose intolerance is the inability to process lactose, a sugar found in milk, caused by the lack of a needed enzyme. Those with lactose...

Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA)

An important part of peanut allergy awareness was enacted on January 1, 2006...

Tomato allergies are very rare. They are a "type 1 allergy," which means a contact allergy. When a person with this type of allergy touches a...

Milk allergies are becoming more common, especially in babies and small children. There is some confusion about what is an allergic reaction and...

Recognizing food allergy in babies or toddlers is not always easy, but there are specific risk factors and signs that parents and other caregivers...

Burlap bags are often used to store and ship coffee beans, potatoes, rice, seeds, nuts, and peanuts. They can be one of the disguised...

People with pollen allergies need to stay away from some foods. If you have allergic rhinitis in the spring or fall, you may not realize that you...

Of course, everyone knows that if you have a peanut allergy that you should avoid peanuts, peanut butter, peanut butter cookies and foods that...

Eating at a nut-free lunch table in school is a safety precaution that causes some students to feel isolated from their peers. Unfortunately,...