West Bend L5689A Bread Maker User Manual

12. Invert the bread pan and shake gently until the loaf falls out. Place the bread on
a rack to cool 15 to 20 minutes. The knead bar will normally stay in the bread
pan when the bread is removed, but may on occasion slide out in the bread. If
the knead bar is inside the loaf, remove before slicing. If making another loaf of
bread right away, be sure the machine is turned off and allowed to cool 15 to 20
minutes with the cover open.
High Altitude Adjustment: Reduced air pressure at high altitudes causes yeast
gases to expand more rapidly and the dough to rise more quickly. The dough can
rise so much that when it begins to bake, it will collapse due to overstretching of the
gluten structure. To slow the rising of the dough, reduce the amount of yeast by ¼
teaspoon at a time until you find the right amount. You can also reduce the amount
of liquid by a teaspoon or two. Some experimentation will be needed when using
your bread maker at high altitudes.
1. Unplug the cord from the electrical outlet and allow the appliance to cool
completely before cleaning.
2. Immediately after the bread is removed from the bread pan, fill the bread pan
half full with warm water and a small amount of dish soap. Allow the bread pan
to soak for 5 to 20 minutes or until the knead bar can be lifted off of the shaft.
You may need to twist the knead bar slightly to loosen. The knead bar may
need to soak in water before it can be removed. If the knead bar is difficult to
remove after soaking, secure the cross bar on the underside of the bread pan
while twisting the knead bar to loosen. Wash the inside of the bread pan and
knead bar with a soft cloth, rinse and dry. Use a mild detergent. Never use
chemical cleaning agents, oven cleaners, abrasive scouring pads, or cleansers
on the bread pan or knead bar as damage to the coating or finish can occur.
Replace the knead bar on the shaft.
3. Never immerse the bread pan in water or wash in an automatic
dishwasher as damage to the bearing that turns the knead bar
can occur. Wipe the inside of the oven chamber and the outside
surfaces of the bread maker with a damp cloth if necessary.
Never dip the appliance in water or fill the baking compartment with water! For
easy cleaning, the lid can be removed by positioning it vertically and pulling it
NOTE: The coating on the inside of bread pan may change color over time, this is
normal and does not affect the bread.