This stainless steel model is in the mid-range, price-wise, and is an attractive addition to any amateur chef’s kitchen. In addition to 1.5 and 2-pound loaf sizes, you can program the settings for a 1-pound loaf to minimize waste. Measure out your ingredients before bedtime and set the delay timer on your Cuisinart to mix, knead, and bake while you’re comfortably snoozing. For the perfect snack, you can even use your bread machine to make jam. If you live in an area with frequent short power outages, you’ll value the ability of this machine to remember where in the baking cycle it is for up to 15 minutes after the power goes out, and to resume there when power returns.