Bread Machine

Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker

If you like nothing better than waking up to the smell of freshly baked bread in the morning, then the Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker is the product for you. Add this together with the smell of freshly brewed coffee and all your senses will be positive and ready for the busy day ahead. The Sunbeam Breadmaker powers a 600 watt oven that offers you the chance to bake a number of different types of breads from traditional 1½ or 2 pound loaves to French sticks as well as cakes. The bread maker comes with an express baking function so you can prepare a loaf of bread faster. If you want to prepare your bread for delayed baking you can program the bread maker to delay for up to 13 hours in advance.

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The programmable baking oven can allow you to choose to bake crusty or soft crust loaves and the control panel memory has a number of preset programs that you can choose from. The baking pan is non-stick and should be cleaned by hand. It is important not to scratch the surface with metal objects when cleaning the baking pan. A handy user guide and recipe book is included to help you get started if you are not used to baking bread already.

Features of the Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker

  • 600 watt bread maker with a 2 pound capacity
  • Comes with a limited one year warranty
  • Easy to clean non-stick surface baking pan
  • Easy clean LCD control display panel
  • Comes with a user guide, measuring cups and spoon as well as a kneading blade
  • Dimensions 14 x 19 x 13.5 inches
  • Comes with a limited one year warranty

Sunbeam 5891 Bread Maker Reputation

Reviewers of the Sunbeam Bread Maker generally give it a very positive score and are very happy with the price performance. It comes with a 2 pound capacity as well as neat features such as the jam adding function and an audible beep to tell you when to add raisins or dried fruit, if this is the program that you have chosen. Having the facilities to bake only, which is useful for cakes, or knead only for dough, turns this bread maker into a three function device rolled into one great product. These are features once again appreciated by reviewers.

Being able to be pre programmed up to 13 hours in advance is well liked by reviewers. This feature allows bread for breakfast in the morning to be prepared the night before and also allows you to prepare bread for your evening meal to be made ready before you leave for work in the morning. The recipe book that comes with the bread maker has come in for some criticism, as the amount of yeast that is recommended to be used appears to be too high. Reviewers recommended buying an independent bread making recipe book or making notes of the correct yeast amounts in the supplied recipe book.

Reviewers have been very helpful in offering advice and recommendations to make your bread making experience better if you are new to bread making. With this Sunbeam Bread Maker, they say that a novice bread maker will be more than satisfied if the correct baking instructions are followed closely.

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The bread maker is a quiet operator and will not overwhelm you with sound whilst it is kneading the dough. The handy beep facility telling you to add dried fruit or raisins is well liked too. As reviewers point out, it is important to remove the baked bread from the baking pan once you hear the beep to tell you that it is ready as soon as possible to avoid causing the bread to dry out and become hard. The bread making process is quite straight forward and methodical so even novice bread makers will have success with this bread maker. However, it is important to remember to follow the amounts of ingredients very carefully because using the right amounts is important for the quality of your bread.

Cleaning is very easy and having a very clean baking pan is important as some users indicated that some lubricating oil had leaked into the baking chamber from the blade turning mechanism. It makes sense to keep a careful eye on this to avoid being presented with oil streaked bread.


This bread maker offers excellent price performance with all of the features that you could expect from more expensive models. It is important to note the cleaning instructions carefully and follow them exactly to avoid the risk of damaging your Sunbeam 5891 2-Pound Programmable Breadmaker.

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