Some people are looking for breadmakers that can do it all, with so many features that it can take days to learn how to work everything. Other people, however, just want a bread machine that does basic bread baking, and does it fast. For these people, the Oster 5838 ExpressBake breadmaker is just what they are looking for.
The Oster 5838 ExpressBake breadmaker is a compact, reasonably priced bread machine that can bake up to a two pound loaf of bread in about an hour. Even though it is not one of those top-of-the-line bread machines with all the bells and whistles that go along with them, it still has plenty of good features that make baking bread an easy and fun process. There is a time delay feature that can be set for up to 13 hours, making it possible for you to add the ingredients to the bread machine and set it to start baking later on. This is great for those who want to wake up to a freshly baked loaf of bread in the morning, or come home from work to one. There is also a warming feature that comes with the Oster 5838 ExpressBake breadmaker that will keep your baked bread warm for up to an hour after it is done.
The Oster 5838 has programmable settings, and different cycles to accommodate different types of bread, such as wheat, white, or whole grain. It even has a setting for making pizza dough. It has a single kneading paddle; and although some people believe that two kneading paddles work better for more even kneading, the paddle in the Oster 5383 seems to be quite adequate - it stands up to most anything that you can throw into your bread ingredients.
For serious break bakers who spend a lot of time creating custom breads, rolls, or pizza crusts, the Oster 5838 ExpressBake breadmaker may not be “loaded” enough for them. For the average person who just wants some good fresh-baked bread on a fairly regular basis without having to take a class to learn how to use a machine, the ExpressBake is perfect. It has just enough features to make a good loaf of bread in a very short amount of time, and is easy enough for anyone to be able to use. This middle-of-the-road, nicely compact breadmaker is great for busy people who would still like a little taste of good old fashioned home cooking once in a while.